Baller kpickett Posted July 30, 2010 Baller Share Posted July 30, 2010 After reading through the thread, "Is skiing dying?" there was a lot of discussion of serious skiers who do tournaments and those who don't. So, I have an honest question (and I'm not trying to start any sort of flame war at all). If I'm not even close to being good enough to ski nationals or even regionals, why should I ski tournaments? I'm doing the INT this year, but mainly because it's hosted at my lake. It does feel a little silly, though, since everyone (more or less) skiing the tournament is a member of the lake, and I'm just skiing a tourney with the same folks I always ski with. Plus, there are only a couple other folks in my division. I thought there might be more folks at the AWSA tournaments, so I looked up scores from a couple local AWSA tourneys and found there were only 2 or 3 other M3 skiers per tournament there also. As an M3 skier who can only get a couple at 35, I am not really competitive in my age group, so it's hard to see travelling to tournaments and paying entry fees for a couple passes, when I could ski all weekend at my home lake, where it's fun for my wife and our 9 month old and 4 year old. My wife is not going to ski tournaments - period. Some day my kids might, and that would make it more attractive for me to ski. So, someone talk me into it. Why ski tournaments? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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