Maybe i'm being a jaded dick about this, but it's really started to get to me. Sorry if I come off as a jerk
So, recently came back from a day of skiing, and for some reason, it seems like more and more kids are getting twin tippers. Mainly Lines, with some Volk and K2 in there. Nearly every kid on the mountain owned twin tips (Not a bad thing!), and were dressed up in their "park" apparel, and.... they all sucked dick. Like, really bad. Tons of kids were "gaping" it off the lips of jumps, knuckling 5 footers, basic gaper stuff. Nobody did anything really... Stylish... Robot 180s, 50-50 boxes. Although, some kid did spin a really shifty'd FS270 out on a rail, which I made sure to applaud. Same stuff thrown over and over, no progression really
My point here is not to bag on gapers, or to be all "i'm way better than them", i'm just seeing less and less steeze in the park, and more and more gapers who don't really do anything with park, just "in it for the scene". I don't know if it is just my mountain, or it is like this all around.
My main problem with this is that I think it's giving park skiing a bad name in a sense. When you tell someone that you ski park, do you want them to think about steezy tricks, big airs, and creative riding? Or do you want them to think about all the robots who all look the same who don't progress...
That's the end of my silly rant. Again, sorry if I come off as a jerk, just trying to get my point across better.