NightFantasiesI'ma vent here.
Been taking my AST courses and all the instructors are the old touring dudes... you know the ones... Arcteryx wearing Scarpa boosting weight weenies. Not that they don't know a shit ton and have a TON of experience dealing with back country travel... buttttt.. they gotta be a bit more on the DL when they give shit to me about:
1. Pants being too baggy
2. using short poles in the back country
3. not turning enough
4. wanting to ski challenging stuff
5. hyping everything that I ski... including bombproof ice.
From someone who used to be like you as a skier and now skis a lot of bc, heres WHY hes giving you shit:
1. Baggy pants can literally cause problems in the backcountry, crampons get caught on them and tear your pants, as well as other tech fitting items, I destroyed a pair of Northface pants in one day and that really caused me a lot of trouble and when you are 5 miles away from anything, it sucks.
2. Short Poles in the backcountry are literally pointless, and do nothing for you, my poles have gotten longer over the years mainly because of backcountry, "leverage" is important in the backcountry.
3. Not turning enough ......meh thats personal preference
4. challenging stuff.....meh personal
5. hyping, well dont ever let someone lower your stoke, there are so many weather weenies out there. You never know what the next zone will bring or what could happen tomorrow.
Eventually you will change into a bc skier if you want to and coming from park, your outlook will be far more positive than any weenie who never based their skiing off the terrain park skiing.