I have this picture in my office right beside my computer... stare at it every day with a handful of other pics from various places I’ve skied. Catch myself re-playing clips in my mind from the Tangerine Dream to Light the Wick. What the cornices must feel like as the heli touches down… Day-dreaming what those spines must be like to drop in on… “How the fuck did he do that” being the common phrase said to myself in my office, only to find out that it wasn’t to myself. Glancing back at the pictures on the wall and realizing that the truth is, most of us skiers will never get to live a fraction of the life that the TGR athletes get to experience. The closest we get is the brief handshake, idle chit-chat about “what’s it like?” at the premiers and sporting the gear that we only wish we could use to its full potential. There is no doubt that Seth, Sage, Dana or Kye are our idols, but not because they can shred like hell and stick the impossible, but because they get to live the life we wish we could when we’re sitting in our office.
Added by Collin Sherick (29 months ago )