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04-14-2013 12:55 AM
snowklinger
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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
Worship Satan and listen to Slayer and you might have a chance.
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Originally Posted by Sudden_Death View Post
This is just solid life advice that can be applied to any situation.
seriously.

I'm sponsored by myself I will ride 100 days this year.

Money isn't everything, but being there when the pow flies, IS.
04-13-2013 11:54 PM
Sudden_Death
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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
Worship Satan and listen to Slayer and you might have a chance.
This is just solid life advice that can be applied to any situation.
04-11-2013 11:57 PM
BurtonAvenger Worship Satan and listen to Slayer and you might have a chance.
04-11-2013 09:55 PM
andrewdod
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Originally Posted by EastCoastChris View Post
Better idea. Go to a target or semi target school for undergrad. Learn the snow sports industry and hospitality industry supply chains backwards and forwards. Learn to read 10ks and do financial modeling in your sleep. Get an internship in the industry. Go to a big name program...Tuck, Johnson, Stern...somewhere in the northeast. Convince a high growth brand you can chip away at Burton's rental chokehold in the botique resort market. Get paid 5 to 10 times as much. Get as many days on the mountain. Fly to Breck with company jet. Done.

And for god sakes tell your parents to buy you a helmet!
THIS IS GOLD!!!!! best advice ive heard in a while!
04-11-2013 09:52 PM
Sincraft
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Originally Posted by EastCoastChris View Post
Better idea. Go to a target or semi target school for undergrad. Learn the snow sports industry and hospitality industry supply chains backwards and forwards. Learn to read 10ks and do financial modeling in your sleep. Get an internship in the industry. Go to a big name program...Tuck, Johnson, Stern...somewhere in the northeast. Convince a high growth brand you can chip away at Burton's rental chokehold in the botique resort market. Get paid 5 to 10 times as much. Get as many days on the mountain. Fly to Breck with company jet. Done.

And for god sakes tell your parents to buy you a helmet!
HA , very well said and dude would be much better off for it. BUT, for many that's not glamorous enough.

Be the puppet master......not the puppet
04-11-2013 01:11 AM
IdahoFreshies
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Originally Posted by RockyMTNsteeze View Post
These negative nancies have probably been riding much longer than you are don't have your skills.
lol

yep, sure am jealous of this kid's 2nd year steeze
04-09-2013 10:46 PM
RockyMTNsteeze I would say that is good progression for 2 seasons. Keep riding and have fun. Maybe you will progress to a pro level. Then you can compete and get sponsored. Your young and have some time to think about what you want to do with your life.

Stay away from drinking and drugs, that shit gets in the way. If I did not drink my life would of been way better.

The more you ride, the better you get. Some people are just better riders and progress much faster than others. I know this guy that is killing it with 3 seasons. In his 3rd season he has consistent 5s and can ollie very high. WTF?

I ride more than these people saying they make lots of money and have careers. They work 9-5s. I got over 100 days this season. I have worked with a lot of sponsored riders. Yeah they all have jobs, but you can work nights and still ride a lot. I work mostly evenings.

Just shred and have fun. it's not impossible to be sponsored. These negative nancies have probably been riding much longer than you are don't have your skills.
04-07-2013 02:03 AM
Jed You're not at the level you need to be sponsored, but sponsorship sucks anyway.

Here's what sponsorship gets you:

Option 1: You get a gear hookup - it means nothing except a free snowboard setup each year. This is where a majority of pro snowboarders sit.

You still have to work another full-time job and fit snowboard time in when you can.

Option 2: You actually get a travel budget and some limited income as well as gear.

You still have to work another job to keep bills paid and fit snowboard time in when you can.

Option 3: You make it into the very small ranks of pro snowboarders who actually get paid enough to live without working another job.

You now rely on this income and any major setbacks or lack of visibility/progression in the coming years and you end up back in option 1 or 2 when your sponsors downgrade/drop you. They may also drop you without any particular reason on your end.

So that's what you get as a pro snowboarder.

Oh and there's one more option...

Option 4: You work hard to put yourself into a career/job that lets you set your own hours and possibly even make a crapload of money.

You now have the freedom to snowboard as much as you want and live better than 99% of pro snowboarders.

I know which option I'd take.
04-06-2013 11:54 AM
CassMT sponsorship whatever...i'd say thats pretty damn good for just riding a couple years though

i think the kid is thoroughly scared off this thread now, lol....say something Jordan!
04-06-2013 11:27 AM
IdahoFreshies OP: After 2 years, nope. Certainly not at the level it takes to get sponsored. Keep riding and having fun.

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Originally Posted by EastCoastChris View Post
Better idea. Go to a target or semi target school for undergrad. Learn the snow sports industry and hospitality industry supply chains backwards and forwards. Learn to read 10ks and do financial modeling in your sleep. Get an internship in the industry. Go to a big name program...Tuck, Johnson, Stern...somewhere in the northeast. Convince a high growth brand you can chip away at Burton's rental chokehold in the botique resort market. Get paid 5 to 10 times as much. Get as many days on the mountain. Fly to Breck with company jet. Done.

And for god sakes tell your parents to buy you a helmet!
haha yup, basically sort of my ultimate career goal. Get degree, get job in out door/action sports company, work my way through to the company I like, have fun, profit.
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