satanworshipperThis thread is all about discussing where you want to take your skiing, your hopes for skiing and your dreams. It may be wanting to participate in the XGames, or self benefit, or do some random shit with it.
TheMailManAbout 6 or so years ago, when I was around 17. I suddenly decided that skiing (mainly Park) was basically my future. Like I'd sit at home and watch solid edits and just dream of being able to ski like that. It sort of happened overnight.
However as with all sports I've always been my own biggest critic, so over the last few years I've kicked myself about not getting (anywhere close) to the level id have dreamed of. Basically, Im a strong skier (I'm now an instructor) yet I still completely suck at Park. The thing is, life just got kinda in the way. Being situated in the UK obviously made things difficult and injuries also held progress.
So this year I finally scored a work permit and moved to Panorama, Canada in June to work as a bike park lift attendant for the summer and ski Instructor in the winter. Id done a fair bit of downhill biking before in Europe, so I decided to improve my skills by doing a summer season.
I had such an absolute blast this summer (until I fucked my wrist up but that's another story). After just a few weeks of riding my skills had absolutely sky-rocketed and I even set a decent time in the BC Nationals Cup (ametuer division of course). I've made some awesome friends and generally just loved life out there. I slowly started to think that maybe biking is becoming my new passion in life.
So my summer season here left a huge and lasting effect on me. I can now happily say skiing isn't the most important thing in the world to me anymore. This has taken a huge weight off my shoulders and I can fully accept that I'll never get to the stage I first wanted to be, so now I can just enjoy what I love about the sport. I'm sure I'm gonna have a kickass season in Panorama but to be honest I'm already looking forward to summer, rather than worrying about skiing!
I'm still gonna continue to send it though.
Have a good season boys.
satanworshipperI personally would want to be a part of a doom metal band, live in a van with them, go and play gigs at ski resorts all around the world and also be able to ski like a pro. I mean that shit would be so fun.
SharkoDo you listen to Pallbearer? Do you listen to Electric Wizard?? Do you listen to Sleep??? Do you listen to SunnO)))????
BigPurpleSkiSuitI'm 22. Pretty soon, my body will not be as durable as it used to be. I started skiing seriously 3 years ago. This season I've set my goals at 360, backflip and frontflip. I think my eventual goal is to be able to cork 7. That would be cool. However, I'd be interested to know how many skiers can cork 7 who never had a major ACL injury since I dont want that
mystery3You should have eight to ten years left before your body begins to fail you, and at the begining it starts slow, injuries take longer to fully recover, you get sore more easily after doing things you haven't in a while.
XxAc1DtR1PxXIf you want it enough though you'll put in the effort with mobility, fitness, nutrition etc. To help combat aging. Look at thall for example
XxAc1DtR1PxXI'm 20! Just started skiing this season pretty much (all though I had a couple of lessons as a kid)
I want to progress enough to start making edits, in the style of lsm and the bunch. However not new wave style. Because I enjoy working on projects like this.
And kind of related but skiing is an awesome way to meet friends and travel. I'm in Canada atm, going back to nz for the season. Then hopefully working the season in Japan!!
LukasSchroederMember since 2014 but just started skiing recently?! how does that work?
Sounds like you have a dope couple years ahead of you
XxAc1DtR1PxXWhen I was a kid I always looked at pro skiiers on YouTube. I thought they where the greatest athletes ever. But I got kicked out of home when I was young, so never had money to go skiing (asides from a few lessons as a kid)
So this year I was fortunate enough to have a sick job. So far I have done 10 days at ruapehue nz. And now I'm at revelstoke. I feel like I'm getting pretty good.
And yeah for sure! The next few years are going to be so sick. Looking forward to progressing and really pushing it while meeting some sick peeps
GarrettHanleyDid acid have something to do with getting kicked out of your house
-DanMy goal is to have a pro session at windells because I could never afford to go when I was a kid.
theabortionatorAnd for skill level, I want to still be able to at least go through a small medium park when I'm old/if I'm old as fuck.
XxAc1DtR1PxXNo, I only started taking that stuff recently (I'm 20) but I am now drug free (not too moral high horse) besides the odd red bull.