Over the past year or so I've noticed something exquisite in my eyes about the world of free skiing. Newschoolers has always been my way of passing time, a way to get away. Since the first day of watching ski videos a some 5 years ago, skiing was bogus. Videos of skiers who quite frankly thought they were straight up thugs. And yes, I had my phase of that too in the ski life. Seeing professional skiers throwing signs and gestures at the camera just to be seen as the best. Now hate is a word my father always scolded me about for using as a child, and I am grateful he did, because I do not hate anything.
I love the "NEW" Newschoolers, the transformed site that it has really turned into, or even skiing itself. Edits, short movies, and films have turned skiing into a perspective instead of statement. A way to express your vision of skiing and capture it through a 21st century object, a video camera. An edit is able to convey so much meaning. If a video is able to make my insides crave for the vibe amplified from the edit, then that is something no team sport will ever be capable of. This realization I had about skiing and Newschoolers itself came in perfect timing. For an English class, my professor assigned an essay that we were able to choose any topic that was seen culturally in our minds. So I wrote this. And newschoolers, thanks cause you guys and everyone in the ski community is headed in one awesome direction.
Peace and love, Brian Teed
Here is the link to my essay: