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my friend tried telling me bishop wasnt even a skier and we are all getting listed in some snowboarders laptop on the barbary coast, i dont want junk mail from chaz goldenmond and liturgical scientists from spain
iSki13my friend tried telling me bishop wasnt even a skier and we are all getting listed in some snowboarders laptop on the barbary coast, i dont want junk mail from chaz goldenmond and liturgical scientists from spain
I've been getting junk mail from Chaz for years now. That's what you sign up for here.
iSki13chaz goldenmond and liturgical scientists from spain
Oh dude dont even get me started on Chaz fucking Goldenmond and his ragtag band of Spanish Scientist occultists.
Reminds me of last year when THall tried to rebuild chads gap and Chaz Goldenmond and the spanish inquisition knocked down his set up. I swear if he pulls that shit again ill kick his ass right back to the barbary coast. Just dont open his junk mail and brick your computer like i did.
No seriously who the hell is chaz and how did you come up with this shit op?
jlens05i think the real question here is. Why hasn't Mr. Bishop responded to this?
I was asleep! Went to bed early last night.
To answer your question, yes I am a skier.
Now the caveat on that is back in the day I skied a ton more than I have in the last few years. Having babies will do that temporarily to a person.
Here's my quick story:
I started skiing in a baby carrier at about 6 months on my dad's back. (The REAL Mr.Bishop). Was dragged around on plastic sticks until I could stand on my own at about two, then skied ever since. I was a racer for a really long time, but in about '97/'98 when the newschool movement started I felt I had found my calling. I didn't like snowboarding, which is why I stuck with skiing.
Fast forward a few years, I'm in college taking English and had started skiing the park at every single opportunity I could. Went to High North and decided I wanted to be a pro. Rode a shitload of halfpipe at the beginning, but got into more slopestyle stuff later.
Dropped out of college after a year and a half to ski full time, and pursue my career as a pro skier. This is maybe like 1999/2000. Started skiing, competing, filming, etc. Worked jobs like coaching freestyle programs, and started to work in terrain parks. Got job at High North Ski camp as digger.
Found Newschoolers, eventually met Harvey.
At the point that Harvey decided to take the job at Freeskier, he turned the site over to his partner at the time, CKO. CKO and I were at High North together, and I was coming to the realization that I sucked way too bad to be a pro, nobody was actually paying me, and I was never going to win the X-games. I liked building terrain parks, but that was a pretty dead-end job for me at the time too. I wanted more.
I was really good at getting sponsors and hustling, way better than I was at skiing. He suggested that I give a shot at moving to Montreal and trying to sell advertising for Newschoolers, which at the time Harvey had to pay the server with his shoe store job. Risky move, but I said fuck it.
For those first three years we took Newschoolers from the bedroom hobby it was into the business that it is today. I skied 4 days a week, and sold ads the rest of the time. I worked at High North in the summers skiing and building parks. I got a ton of skiing in.
We sold Newschoolers back in 2007 after making it successful enough that a company got interested in buying it. At that point I took a much more serious role in building and maintaining the business.
I also started to really realize that I was never going to be a pro (secretly I didn't give up on that dream for a long time) and that this NS gig was pretty sweet. Loved doing it, I'd fallen in love with the tech world, and it gave me an extreme feeling of joy to help build something that gave so many others a place to really enhance their skiing experience.
Usually when doing my job, I actually get to do some solid shredding. If we all go to an event, I don't cover it but I go skiing with some of the marketing people. This last season I went to visit a bunch of our clients, and did a couple of wicked weeks in Colorado, a week at Jackson, went out to hood in the summer, whistler, did some awesome days on the east coast.
As mentioned, the few years I was having kids my days got pretty thin, but that is coming back together. Still need to get in better shape, as I'm nowhere near the athlete I once was.
I never really accomplished much in my 'wanna-be-am-that-wishes-he-was-pro' days, but I maybe got like one ad in SBC skier, a shot in the beginning of UP1.2 and a segment in the Ski bum productions movie.
But fuck do I love skiing. Its a different experience for me now, as I don't need to learn the hardest trick out there to have a good time. I really just enjoy riding the whole mountain, whether its lapping the park doing 360s, sliding a few boxes, skiing the trees, carving switch or catching some pow when I get the chance. I've almost found more love for the sport than I did in the old days, because I don't have any pressure to constantly get better and prove myself. I can just go out with good people and rip whatever I feel like ripping.
I'm planning on getting out there a ton more this season, and in subsequent seasons now that I've dialed the family life in. I'm stoked to teach my son and daughter to ski, and I'm stoked to come out to member gatherings and rip with you guys.
Here's a few shots from the old days, though note this was a while ago so some of it is super fucking cheesy:
Not gonna quote because itll take up to much space but.... It's nice to know a man wiht serious creative control in the Newschoolers process has been around long enough to have a sponsor tape dating back to the 2002 season, and has been really sendin er' since before the fucking millenium.
BlurstNot gonna quote because itll take up to much space but.... It's nice to know a man wiht serious creative control in the Newschoolers process has been around long enough to have a sponsor tape dating back to the 2002 season, and has been really sendin er' since before the fucking millenium.
I think the key here is that I had my day to rip super hard. I had a shit ton of fun with it, and it really shaped who I am today.
My job now is to help the rest of you keep that stoke alive. This is what I talk about whenever I'm hanging out with the 'old guard' of newschool... which I guess is now called Freeskiing. Its about making sure that the next generation of skiers have the same awesome experience that we all had in those days.
I hope that I have my run at it, and am able to pass on as much as I can so that when its your turn to take over we'll still have the same foundation of radness the new revolution in skiing was built off of.
Mr.BishopI really just enjoy riding the whole mountain, whether its lapping the park doing 360s, sliding a few boxes, skiing the trees, carving switch or catching some pow when I get the chance. I've almost found more love for the sport than I did in the old days, because I don't have any pressure to constantly get better and prove myself. I can just go out with good people and rip whatever I feel like ripping.
I know you're wayyyy better than me, but this is the way I feel about skiing currently (at age 24) and I still have a blast doing it. Don't get me wrong, it's great seeing kids doing crazy shit and spending every hour to progress in the park...but skiing can be so simple and fun on the whole mountain, with no stress whatsoever.