People are really quick to jump the gun and call a person a sell out as soon as they jump on an opportunity for money. Like one kid called Candide a french piece of shit for changing brands again, thats fucking stupid. Put yourself in his shoes...I don't respect sellouts but if I were offered a large sum of money to help push and grow the sport, I would take it.
I define selling out as compromising your essence and being for money (offspring, blink 182, no doubt, etc). Candide does not ski with a swelled head. He has never compromised his style in the past and he will not in the future. He is one of the pistons running this industry.
And to all you haters out there, you're seriously bringing the sport down. Candide is helping reach the mainstream market and making everyday folks realize how powerful skiing really is. He's blown me away year after year testing the boundaries of the impossible, so anyone who doesn't respect what Candide has done and is doing for the sport, doesn't respect skiing.