oldmanskiSounds like you need to hang around better friends OP.lol All jokes aside, I can relate, I have those non-skiing friends and they ask "WHY" and "HOW" every season. Asked why I keep going as much as I do(20-30 times a season) and how I can ski as much at my age. Im not crazy old by any means, but when it comes to the things we do on two sticks, I am old, and it takes a little while longer for me to recover from a hard day of riding or to heal from an injury. But I do love the sport, we all have the same passion for it, some more than others, it is something we all love and we do it because of that. The guy above? The same, I want to be like him if I live to be that age. I hope to be shredding with my grand kids, maybe pull a backie or a 5 off a side hit and blow their minds because this old man just did something crazy. Dont stop, wont stop skiing and I hope you wont either.
I remember being 6 or 7 skiing with one of my teachers. He was cool about taking us down some steeper terrain and teaching us some things. There was this side hit that was pretty well skied in that season. I was following him in and he threw a 360(I believe calling it a helicopter). Blew my fucking mind.
Now even after seeing plenty of triples in person and other stuff I still think that was the raddest shit I've ever seen. I think it was before winter X even so I really hadn't seen much of anything. Maybe some mogul comps or snowboard pipe stuff on tv. I just remember seeing that, and thinking, that's what I wanna do. And then getting more into jumping, eventually building stuff, and then still stoked as fuck to get out there.
Also just people watching sometimes. When somebody chucks something off a side hit, or in the park, even something mellow it always get's me stoked.