Well time has again turned winter into spring and spring is soon to become summer. Professional ski racing is hardly always rainbows and butterflies but its pretty damn close even when you are banging your head against a wall because you are living in a world like no other. Don’t worry guys, I’ll join the “real world” one of these days but today is not that day.
So heres a question everybody gets asked a lot at the end of a ski season, “What are you doing next year?”
I’m skiing. Lets move on.
Nearing the end of my season my teammates and I at Redneck Racing made the decision to test, and ultimately all switch to Fischer Skis. I have been supported by Volkl Skis for 9 years now and I truly can not say enough nice things about their staff and the equipment. The company stood by me through thick and thin and I could not be more grateful.
It was however time to move on. It took me a little time to adjust to the new set up but once I had I felt like it was the best skiing I have ever done. Below is a video of me racing the Sugarloaf spring series where I won both first runs.
So whats next?
I am currently pursuing job opportunities in Mt. Hood to do some coaching as well as training this June/July. I am hoping to spend about a month there.
After that I am looking into a New Zealand trip where I may possibly be able to coach in exchange for free training and also race the Nations Cup races that happen right around the end of August. This is a trip I have never made before in part because in order to be competitive in this FIS series you have to KNOW you are skiing well. With Fischer underfoot at the end of this year I was truly disappointed that winter came to an end without more opportunities. I want to be back in a start gate as soon as possible.
In between all of that time on snow I will be working odd end jobs in Vermont trying to stock pile enough money to take me through next season. What a cycle!
Want to help me out of the hole? Go over to the Redneck Racing Store and purchase one of these awesome tuckermarshall.com tanks! They sell for $10 and they cost $9.98 to make so its not exactly making me money per se but I do enjoy seeing my name worn around.
It has been a hell of a season. Thank you to all of those who have supported me so far. Without you I wouldn’t be able to continue my pursuit of success. Here are a couple more clips of me attaining that in some way.
Stay classy everybody.