Before I say anything, mad respect for the urban skiers out there. Now with that being said after watching the "For Lack Of Better" movie I wasn't sure if it was the reddest thing I'd ever seen or if it was the stupidest thing I'd ever seen. The amount of time, injuries and damage the guys do is absolutely ridiculous. No doubt the skiing in the movie is gnarly as hell but is it really worth it?
I can imagine I'll get some heat off of this about how these skiers are doing rad things and risking everything but my question is that is it necessary to risk your life and damage other people's property when you could simply find a similar rail in a different location. Personally urban skiing is super sick but it is possible to do it without vandalizing and doing things that with the slightest mistake your severely injured or dead. Skiing is supposed to be fun and something to do with your buddies, an escape from everything for the few hours that you are clicked in and are the happiest your ever gonna be. This is hard to obtain when you are so stressed out about challenging the odds and playing with death just to get a 10 second shot for a 2 minute video part.
I am not very involved in urban skiing other than a few rails here and there around town but I can't wait to see what you guys, who have seen the movie and are part of the street skiing community, have to say from a different point of few.