it seems like tanner and friends partly used weed to differentiate themselves culturally and stylistically from the previous generations of ski ballet and hotdogging (which were indeed pretty fucking embarrassing) in a similar way that early snowboarders used weed to separate themselves from the snottiness of mainstream skiing culture in the 80s.
but i kind of wonder if in colorado in the 70s and 80s and 90s (before the twintip revolution) there were pockets of skiers who culturally smoked weed and were themselves based as fuck style wise and distant from the styleless embarrassment which was skiing culture at the time.
It would be interesting to know if there were skiers in the 70s and 80s who hit features and kickers, on or off video, with good style, not buying in to the gay as fuck mainstream style at the time which seemed to be about tight clothes and hotdogging.
i think theres probably alot of bitter old timers who would like to pretend that their wack style hotdogging shit was the same thing that kids are doing today on skis when it obviously isnt…
but it would be cool if there really were people from generations ago who either knowingly or unknowingly were based as fuck style wise and were always tuned in to the reality of what skiing could and should look like.