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Old 04-05-2013, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First off I would like to say that I was introduced to snowboarding mid season when I was 14 years old and took the rest of the season learning the basics of carving. Next season really began my passion for riding. I started messing around with butters and ground tricks. Jibbing corrugated tubes in the park nothing more than 50-50's though the whole season. Couldn't spin off of park jumps either though. So here is the season edit from the season I just described Great Day Bad Riding Edit ;p BLUEWOOD - YouTube

Okay now this season. I really began to strive to get better while having the most fun possible. I started and learned BS boardslides onto boxes and rails. Then I learned 270 outs from boardslides, It seemed like progression for me this year went insane! Here are a lot of tricks that I learned just this season. BS and FS Boardslides. Tamedogs, Nosepress, tailpress, 360s(only FS) Backflips, 180 out, 270 out. I'm sure i'm missing quite a few, but with that being said. I really have a drive and passion for snowboarding and really want to know that now this season winding down to a end I want to know if I could get sponsored by the end of next season if progression goes the same as it did this year? here is the edit from this year. so compare last years edit to this years and tell me what you think is possible. Jordan Aston - End of Season Snowboard Edit (2012-2013) - YouTube
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By the way, 16 this season
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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skillwise...no
relationship wise...depends on who ya might know
btw...ur sponsored...by yo mammie
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If that's what it takes to get sponsored, every average park rider would be sponsored.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This is what it takes to be sponsored.

Zack Normandin 16, not sponsored



And Zach Normandin 17, sponsored



Now get to work.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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that zach kid rips! so many insane riders up in NH where im at.

To the Op if your really serious how bout you send yourself out to Mt. Hood this summer, get some real coaching and a little exposure? Who knows they might teach you to throw corks.
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start small, our first sponsor was a local snow/skate/bike shop, they gave us 30% off anything, the use of their 4x4 Toyota van to get to the comps, company credit card for fuel, hotel and entry fees, those were some of the best days of my life
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I worked with a kid last summer who is sponsored. Come to find out, he's only an average rider, but his neighbor is a regional rep for a smaller board company. I'd say networking will make up for skill. Plus, learning how to network while still pink is a valuable life skill that will serve you well in the future regardless.
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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!
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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!
Yeah, do that. That was boss East Coast Chris!!
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