Jemswhat does skier egos have to do with any of this paragraph
The skiers with the worst ego's are the ones that are hella pretentious. These are the kids who fly around the world to ski yet talk about climate change; these are the types of people who literally contradict everything they say. Hence when stupid ass rich skier kids bring up social issues on Instagram.
The people that act like Simon and or Tanner had problems with their ego/ attitude don't understand the significance of that competitive beef; that's what brought skiing to the fore-front and was the reason skiers were actually getting paid. Watch the interview with Travis Pastrana talk about brain Deegan and the metal mulisha. Brian Deegan was never a bad dude, a jerk and wasn't some crazy jail bird; that whole persona was because Deegan was slipping and couldn't keep up with the competition and needed to stay relevant. This helped everyone else as it brought attention and money to the sport. Tanner and Simon did the same thing and look, since then no one has come close to how much publicity and money they made besides Candide. Candide was also a part of that as well and same with Jon Olson.