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skiermanwith the resources at his hands, he should have been a lot better. but then again, giving a shit plays a big part in terms of progressing.
DannyBalentineWas Doug ever a pro? Does anyone have a link to any edits or shit by him?
Charles_Granthe was around 25 when NS broke out.
Mr.BishopActually started at NS at 24, but turned 25 the year it really broke out. By that time I wasn't really trying to promote myself anymore... I mean I still did some shooting and shit and a contest here and there but really I had mostly come to the realization I wasn't good enough.
I made a mega post of all my best shit here -
This is by far my favorite trick line I've ever done. It was after working at newschoolers, when I was just skiing for fun. Also what made it into UP 1.2.
**This post was edited on Feb 23rd 2016 at 2:51:16pm
Mr.BishopI mean I tried
skiermanImpossible. I don't believe it. You cannot have fun and try at the same time. That's science.
.bozThat was ill
Mr.BishopI mean if you love what you're doing, you can put effort into it and every day is awesome.
Mr.BishopI mean I tried really fucking hard to be a pro... but I just wasn't good enough. Closest I ever got was as Daryl said basically a sponsored am. I had flow sponsorship from Head, Smith, Orage and NS Clothing.
I had a segment in a Ski Bum Productions movie, but that was pretty small. Biggest thing that ever happened to me was basically one shot in the opening of UP1.2, and I was featured in the Blue Mountain advertising campaign one issue of SBC.
Definitely proud of it, but basically I started working at Newschoolers because I had to realize my pro career was going absolutely nowhere.
Fun ass fucking years for sure, and I regret nothing. I couldn't be more thankful for ending up with my Job at Newschoolers either... best possible outcome for a college dropout and failed pro. :)