This week your resident Ski Channel writer, Slopestyle Barbie, addresses your question about on slope style.
Video by Lib Tech featuring Jason Robinson can be found on Lib Tech rider profiles on Mervin.
Every once in a while you come across that rider that embodies that personal style that makes you tick. And then you ask yourself, how do I find my style?
Well the question here really, is what makes up your personal riding style? It’s not just your bag of tricks or how you execute, but every single aspect to your riding. What type of music you jam to, your outerwear steez or style, what you say before you drop a run (SEND IT!). It all comes full circle to make your ride style, even down to your choice of underpants.
I highlighted, pro rider for Lib Tech, Jason Robinson, as he has it nailed. The full package. His music, his “after bang” and every part of his personality comes together to make his personal signature as a rider. He is easily recognizable and true to self. Plus, how much does this video increase your stoke?
Now, is the part where we find out how to do the same.
Step one: Take a step back and look at your actual on the slopes riding and see how you move. Are you fluid? Is it erratic?
Step Two: Music and influences.
Step Three: Outfit. Do you sag? How are your gogs? Who makes them? Or do you strictly rock the Eruo shades?
Steps Four: Pulling it all together and executing. Make sure you are not Baskin Robbin’s 31 flavors out there (this is an exception for Mammoth rider Yoshi who really does execute every single possible style perfectly). Make sure your outfit matches your influences and subculture tendencies, as well as actual riding. If you are channeling Nihilist or Darkthrone try to avoid bright colored pants. If you are channeling Jamiroquai then go right ahead.
Step Five: Don’t take yourself too seriously. At the end of the day, it’s just you and the slopes. Your riding can speak for itself, the other jazz is just fun.
Now that we have you excited, steezed, and ready to hit the slopes, carry on my wayward shredders.
Article by Jenna Hannon