To understand this story, you first need a bit of the background story. About 10 months ago I arrived in Germany (I'm from the States) as an exchange student in South Bavaria. Upon learning where I was going to be living for the next year, which was luckily relatively close the Alps, I turned to NS to find out where, and how, I should go skiing often and as good as possible. After making a thread in the Germany regionals, I eventually got an answer, but just one. This member (S.Ki, give him lots of karmaz!) answered the call of a kid in a foreign land with few friends, and a desire to ski. It's important to know that I expected to ski very little, if at all this year.
After that, this kid Kili told me which pass to buy, where the best places to ski are, which trains to take and so on. After some exchanging some PM's on NS, and a few nights of late night drunk Facebook chatting, he offered to actually go skiing with me. That was when shit got real. I'm not gonna lie, going to meet some dude off the internet was one the weirder things I have experienced, but it turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made. Our first weekend riding together was awesome, and after that it seemed like every weekend I was crashing at his place and going out to rip from opening till close.
What made me happy, was that I could travel halfway across the world, and meet someone with the same love and passion for the sport that I had.
You know you're tight when you can rep this kind of outerwear together...
My message to you Newschoolers, is this. Learn to look past all the bullshit on here. All the memes, hate and random garbage, and you may meet some amazing people. Kili grew from some random guy on the internet, to being one the best friends I have made here, and has impacted my life in a huge way. We have a great thing here on NS, and keep that in mind.
Für dich Kili, es was einfach ne geile Zeit, und ich werde dich unglaublich vermissen. Ich wurde lugen wenn ich sagte ich hatte nicht a bissl geweint als ich hab das geschrieben... Sers, machs gut, und danke für alles mein Freund.
I'm gonna miss this face.
Peace NS, thanks for reading, keep it real, and travel abroad. Maybe you might get as lucky as I did.