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Old 05-25-2011, 01:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Killclimbs is right on. I think you are likely just frustrated because you want to snowboard and can't, so your frustration is giving you delusions of grandeur about being a pro. First things first, you snowboard because you love it and it fulfills you, not because you want to be a professional icon. If that ends up happening down the road (extremely unlikely) then great, but you should not be putting all your energy into an unrealistic fantasy; you should instead should just do whatever it takes to have fun.

Once you become a pro, your also subject to the circus' interests, meaning your going to be riding whatever is most profitable for the sport. For how much of an snowboarding icon Shaun White is, all he does is pipe and park because that's what makes him famous and makes the corporations money. There's a lot more to snowboarding then gymnastic flips, but if you purely listened to the media you would never know it because it's not what's profitable to them. You see a lot of the older snowboard stars just completely fall off the map because they want to snowboard to have fun, not make money (and very very few snowboarders actually make enough money to support that).
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