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Seth Oi Oi Oi!, Seth jump big!
When you can right reel good, good thing
can happen to me! Mad essay skillz win Fos a weekend with Seth Morrison.
So they went skiing.
By Eric Foster
My day job is writing for "the man"
over at Microsoft, and talking trash
in ski chat rooms when I take a break. One day I decided to put
trash talk to work and enter a writing competition, and I won it
prize was a pair of AK Enemies and a weekend with Seth Morrison.
the skis but never gave much thought to hanging out with the man.
figured he expected a flak that would drive girls home for him.
end up driving his girls home, but I also skied with him. Here is
Thursday: Rain hit the snow the day before,
turning it from white cement to blue ice. Fortunately, K2 wasn't
the only sponsor of the Ski with Seth contest. Redhook provided
an endless spigot of beer to kill the pain as we spotted perfect
lines off of Piss Pass. Good thing, the conditions would have ended
in certain death.
Friday: With hangovers from a drunken debacle
at the Redhook brewery and an even later night at the Alibi Room
(owned by Josh Loubek's brother), we headed up for the obligatory
runs down Nash (International). The snow sucked. We went back to
the bar and worked through our hangover, waiting for the sun to
soften the concrete. Oi Oi Oi! Are you still recording?
Later Friday: Later that day, we made Seth
earn his keep in the terrain park. With the exception of his hair,
Seth is a quiet guy in person. But that all changes when he's on
his skis and in his element. On our first hit he threw a misty 5
off the table and an underflip in the half pipe to "knock out
the cob webs" as he put it.Oi Oi Oi! We spent the rest of the
afternoon skiing the park.
As for Freeheeling, Seth had much respect.
He took time to iron out the kinks in my park skiing.When we weren't
skiing, we were chatting about life as a pro, Seth's experiences
over the years and life in general.
Seth is a really good guy, very down to
earth and passionate about his first love, skiing. At the end of
the day, I walked away with new perspective on life as a pro at
the top of the game. Skiing and hanging with an icon like Seth was
a good reminder that skiing is about taking time to experience the
journey, is about the friends, where you are, and the fun you are
Sunday: It started dumping and didn't
stop till nearly 2 feet had covered up the day before.
Oh well. Maybe next time, Seth.
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