FosseBossesWhat I meant was, talent and skill wise, Tom, Bobby and the others are far better than Jon. I have nothing against Jon, I actually like him a lot. I was not saying that they actually make more than Jon. I was just wondering how Jon is this famous and allegedly fuck rich. Now I know that Jon is a businessman and that he co operates with his sponsors and other companies and that is probably how he is making that stellar cash.
Talentwise!!! None of those guys have done near what Jon has done. Jon has won big mountain contests, competed in World Cup events, and won x-games medals. Jon is a much better skier than Tom or Bobby unless the only thing you think that counts is park skiing and urban skiing. When Tom W. or Bobby Brown wins a big mountain contest, as Jon has done, then let me know. Jon is astronomically more talented than those two as far as all-around skiing goes. In fact, Jon has stated that he would trade his x-games medals for a world cup win because he knows how hard it is to win a world cup race, something he has never done. Jon might not have won a world cup race but he can at least step up to the plate, Tom and Bobby can't. If you think those guys could quit park skiing and jump into a world cup race, the way Jon did, you are dead wrong.
Scott Gaffney called Jon one of the best all-around skiers on the planet. Bobby and Tom W. don't get that kind of praise from Gaffney. If you think Bobby and Tom W. are more talented than Jon on skis you need to realize that skiing is more than park and urban. Jon is much more talented than either of those two guys. Like I said when one of those guys wins a big mountain contest or competes in a world cup race let me know.
Even if we just stick to the x-games Jon has won medals in more different disciplines than those two have.
I'm not trying to be a dick here but how old are you? I can't see you being in your 20's and thinking this unless you are very new to the skiing scene. Jon Olsson is a much more talented all-around skier than Bobby Brown or Tom W. He has become what he is because of his talent and because he is from Sweden. If you want to argue that he is overpaid compared to Tanner Hall you might have a point, Tanner might (might) be a better all-around skier than Jon. But Bobby Brown and Tom Wallisch? Those guys are not on Jon's level as an all-around skier.