in preparation for the upcoming Olympia, this seems like an apt subject to discuss.
The Chinese have no concept of the roots of the sport. They dont know about Poor Boyz Productions, C Crew, WSKI 106, Old Newschoolers, Teddy Bear Crisis, Freeze Magazine or the orher myriad of influences thet helped draf freeskiing into the (unfortunate ?/ mainstream) position its currently in
Chinese Skiers (on the national team) arent “skiers”. They are gymnasts who were taught how to ski greens and land aerial tricks
The Chinese are very cunning - By leveraging their gymnastics prowess they will begin to demand more influence within FREESKIING especially within the FIS judging ranks- this is a serious problem.
The traditional skiing nations : US, Canada, our European Friends , Japan, ANZACs need to band together and shut them out of the sport
**This thread was edited on Jan 2nd 2022 at 10:27:24am