FredyFerlIs it me or there's a whole lot less edits than usual on NS at this time of the year? Seems like everyone is just dumping their shots on Instagram nowadays, which I think sucks cause you forget about those Insta edits pretty quick, they'll never be as sick as an actual 2-3 min edit. And it's pretty hard to go rewatch that stuff.
Insta edits, is it a yes or a no ? I personnally think that it's the worst thing that's happened to online ski media. It's fine to promote edits and stuff, but if you're gonna drop your shots on Instagram and then make an edit with those shots, I think you should have just savd them in the first place.
Curious to see some thoughts on that topic.
.CJ.I think its because a lot of the mountains haven't opened on the east coast yet.
I think that right now more than anything, what CJ said is correct. The east coast got destroyed this year, and the west coast is too busy riding all the pow they have been getting. The ebb and flow of edits on this site has always very much matched the ski conditions in terrain parks everywhere.
That is why sept/oct are so hot - you get season edits bleeding out your ears. We were insane those months, with hot content dropping left and right.
November and a large part of December are bone dry... because you literally are waiting for the snow to fall. Early season edits go up, but you can only do so many of those before people start falling asleep. As soon as we get all the east coast parks up to full capacity, the flow is going to ramp up.
The second party which Fredy brought up is definitely a factor though, with attention spans ever shortening and people watching stuff on their phone there's a lot being consumed on instagram and put there... both from the standpoint of quickness and the fact that its only your friends who aren't going to rag on you like when you try to stand on the world stage.
Point #2 really re-inforces in my mind our decision to severely crack down on the members who are just plain assholes. There was a phase where we let it run rampant, and even though it quieted a few of the noisy "free speech" types, it really pulled back on the amount of downright bullies we had floating around.
I'm quite confident that as things ramp up around the world, and people have more than two shots to put out, we're going to see a return of a huge amount of edits. Instagram will always be a place to showcase stuff - but we'll also work to help you guys break through on insta. I think we should do a lot more to take top community content and push it out there, so uploading single trick clips, etc. is still a good idea.
Keep the conversation going though, because as the internet changes we need to work to evolve with it.
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