couple weeks ago home mountain hosted a race. There was a lot of traffic with racers and parents but buddies and I were still getting some laps in. On the rack I spotted a pair of stunning ON3Ps. I never see ON3Ps at my home mountain. I hardly see any other park skiers to begin with. I thought to myself I hope some kid who rips owns those. I just love when a no name shows up and rips it up.
sure enough they were owned by a racer. I started grinding my teeth and getting pissed. But then I thought why? Who cares? Even tho racer homie was still pretty novice at park (being a racer), I had an awesome time taking a couple laps with him.
I was so quick to be judgey about this kid just for his skis. What kind of homie behavior is that? The kid was so stoked just to be skiing in the park with us and his skis weren’t a sign of being a “poser” they were a sign of appreciation for a side of the sport that is unique. That appreciation and that passion for freeskiing was what mattered, not how good or bad he was.
I took some laps with a visiting skier yesterday who’s kinda known as the local legend. I was chatting him up about his ON3Ps and he said this: it’s a cool company with a cool team and they make cool skis. I like them and that’s all that matters to me. That really resonated with me.
just thought I’d share my own personal growth in hopes others feel the same. It doesn’t matter what you ride, who you ride with, or where you ride. If you get out there and you love the sport and you have that energy, that passion, that fire...that’s what’s real. That’s the stuff that makes a good day a great day, and a good skier a great skier.
dont worry about what you or others do or don’t have, just get out there and have some fun!