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theabortionatorfrom skiing in the park
Knewnewsmodern day hot dogging... always been a wild side to skiing.
RiceSkating more than snowboarding.
Wonder why everybody has beanie underneath the helmet steeze? So as to look like more skaters imo. Skaters don't have earflaps on their helmets.
Some kid probably wanted to look different from some 'gapper'. He then probably realised his freestyle skiing was more similar to skating than the rich people skiing because it's a way to show status.
Urban/street/rails would have been inspired from skating.
Weed/drugs from skating. I skate myself, and yes I know not everybody smokes weed but there are those who do.
Aerials came before snowboarding if I'm not mistaken.
And trying to be a gangster. It has mellowed out with the past few years but get what I mean with all the rap.
I'm not critical of 'park' ski culture, just showing my interpretation.
theabortionatorBecause modern freesking has more in common with aerials
Chupa_ChupsI agree with all of your points, but modern freeskiing was significantly influenced by moguls as well.
theabortionatorFor sure. Johnny Mosely's dinner roll really helped move things away from the straight up gymnastic style and more into the off axis flow of today. Not that people weren't already getting corked in the park on skis then, but that helped the overall.
It used to be you watched moguls for ski freestyle, and pipe for snowboard freestyle. Cool to see how far the sports have come.
pajibberCorrect that the early park culture came from mogul skiers going in the snowboard park (skiers weren't allowed in most parks). NCAF / 3 Phils / Tanner, were all mogul skiers.
Jonny Moseley's big contribution was 1998 Olympics with the 360 mute. That blew up park skiing.
theabortionatorAll of that came from snowboarding more. Snowboarding took from skating obviously but all your reasons are more snowboarding.
I me urban street rails? How the fuck would that be from skateboarding over snowboarding where people are already building jumps out of snow and sliding rails in the winter.
And as far as smoking weed that's not really ski culture imo but if you want to count that and trace it's routes that goes back to surfing.
Because modern freesking has more in common with aerials than snowboarding.
"Skating more than snowboarding." derp city