Originally Posted by Richie-Rich
I am not on a quest to prove myself right, I am however, on a crusade to reveal people who go around preaching BS as if they have first hand experience with the topic at hand, and stand on a soap box preaching crap and cant even show one sliver of proof to back it up. Then personally attack my decision, mocking my skiing ability, appearance, and even my occupation. Poor form, rather pathetic attempts in swaying the masses in your favors. But hey whatever floats your boats, those that are a bit more critical will see the BS for what it is. It bothers you that someone isn’t taking your fanciful stories as scripture and running with their tails in between their legs as you and your peers barrage him with personal attacks….doesn’t it?
Richie, you have the word on your helmet straight from FIS - the body that makes the rules. It isn't BS. You THINK it is BS because you WANT to be right. Those who have been telling you about the legality and dangers of your helmet DO have experience in race settings enough to know what the rules state and how they are interpreted by FIS at an event. No one is personally attacking you unless you consider being completely WRONG (and having it pointed out to you) a personal attack. There is only one fanciful story in this thread, and it has nothing to do with your discreditors.
Think about this: You've been in ONE nastar
race and suddenly you're a "racer" who is challenging FIS rules?
: Come on, join us back in the real world. Get some coaching. Learn to ski. Get some expereince in racing. Learn about what equipment you need and what is legal for racing. So far you're lacking all of the above. Ski racing [and skiing] is something you are completely ignorant of, and instead of trying to learn, you're here arguing with people who can actually teach you something to help you become something more than just a wanna-be/poser weekend warrior gaper.
I'm certain that many here are willing to help you reach your goals, but that help is only going to be offered if you start to recognize and admit how much you have to learn. As you say, you're a novice racer. Given that, what makes you think that you know more about racing than those around here who have been involved in skiing/racing/coaching their entire lives? Your attitude is uninformed and insulting given your poor ability and lack of experience.