^ Ya, I'm grumpy geezer..but not hate'n...every year we get some youthz saying the same thing...but it is really about commitment. Iirc last year/spring it was some kid in a burb of Van BC...saying that his parent wouldn't let him, no rides...and yadadada. Well we gave him shit and told him...to ballz up and make it happen...he did...and guess what, he got stoked and discovered it was really up to him to make things happen. There are many forumites here that HAVE made the commitment... the to move to slopeslide, dirtbag a season, or just move to a hill and make it happen. So kick'n him in the ballz to wake-up and realize that he is the captain of his own ship or shit...imo is not a bad thing...and I don't care what his priorities or commitment are...that is up to him to decide. However his responses to this thread and another loooong thread are basically excuses/whines/attention seeking...instead of inquiring how/what to do to make it happen and noting the advice that was given. So just calling-out his commitment.
Rant over...dammit it we need more snow!
Edit...and if OP wants to come up for the tour (pm)...I'd gladly give him a tour of the holyland...and in all likelihood, he would in his youth be able to ride much better than I...but I don't care...it'd be fun.
Ding ding ding, we have a winner.
Yup, and that kid has a pass to cypress now.
He wants to be my new little side kick, haha he messages me about 90 times a week haha.
Which is all good, except I got banned for LIFE from cypress.
Another kid came on here last year wanting to know if it was possible to move from Toronto, to whistler, without any money, any connections, any anything.
I told him do it, you'll make it happen.
Few months later he was back on here saying, he did it.
He made it here. He didn't have anything, yet, found a place to stay at someone house but didn't have anything else hooked up yet.
Few more weeks go by, & He had a job at whistler.
A pass comes with that.
He had it all hooked up, except he couldn't find any ganja, haha.
That, lol I can help you with. So I did.
Not far after that, I told him to buy a Dupraz.
Never heard of em?
Neither had he, he bought a Burton fish 156, he's like 6 foot 2 & 200lbs
Haha yeah that won't work.
I traded him 2 Option snowboards for his one Burton fish. He sold those & bought a Dupraz.
I went up there about once a month & brought him some smokeables.
I brought my Dupraz & we fucking tore it up.
He lived the dream, because he believed what I told him he could do.
He left at the end of spring.
Since that day, his whole life has been about trying to get back here.
Cause it's that fuckin' good.
He's already got a place hooked up for this upcoming season.
So it's inevitable, he's coming back.
I have a feeling, now that he's 19 & old enough to get into the bars, he won't be going home after the seasons over.
Talk to people, don't be a dink, make new friends(connections) everything will fall into place.
You just gotta have some balls, believe in yourself.
It's easy once you leave your house.
JJ will be back & we'll be shredding the goods.
Look for the tall kid & the really handsome guy both riding Dupraz'
There's 2 wicked connections right there.
See how easy that is.