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    How to get into the competitive side of freeride?

    hey guys, in your opinion what are your thoughts on establishing yourself in the freeride world?

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    Gotta go big and get some photos of yourself in order for people to start recognizing you. Then get sponsored and win some events... Simple.

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    Re: How to get into the competitive side of freeride?

    Gotta know people to know where the spots are too, if they aren't found with some digging on the internet of course.

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    make an edit, get sponcerized by red bull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob-Bob View Post
    Gotta go big and get some photos of yourself in order for people to start recognizing you. Then get sponsored and win some events... Simple.
    What are some events that are in the US? Besides FMB competitions

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    make an edit, get sponcerized by red bull.
    haha it's worth a shot

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    Where do you ride now? If you don't live in Whistler, I would recommend moving there, or to North Van or somewhere else with a large scene. Then, if you are not ALOT better than 99% of the people riding there, or you don't become instant bros with some of the top pros, stay in school.

    If you wanna become a movie star you move to Hollywood or NYC. Pretty much same deal applies.

    Fogelquist did a good job, by putting out sick web edits that got him noticed. But he lived in a mecca of Aptos(Post Office Jumps)/SC. So yeah, get to somewhere with a big scene and great riding
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    do a backflip

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    lets see some vids and we will let you know..
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    My suggestions-

    Put some quality edited videos together promoting yourself.
    Contact companies and introduce yourself. Then follow up again and again.
    Enter every event you can and make sure you shake as many hands as you can while you're there.
    Stay in school. Every pro that I've ever ridden with had a "profession" to fall back on after they were done.
    Don't get too complacent. Always push yourself to do more in your bike and in your life.
    Always be a professional and do not get into trouble.

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    Everyone can do backflips now...gotta go 360, whip flip, with a superman in there for good measure.

    I agree with mbell and mtnryder56...stay out of trouble and stay in school. With social media and other rapid forms of awareness, no brand wants to associate themselves with a f-up...also, you can't ride pro forever and no one likes a broke, out of work, ex-freeride mtb'r living off the dole talking about the good ol' days.

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    Contests and web exposure are what get you recognized. There are a bunch of dj/freeride contests in Colorado all summer that are open to anyone who wishes to compete.

    Ranchstyle Am/Open/Pro slopestyle - May 11th.
    Ranchstyle

    Lyons Outdoor Games - Pro/Open mtb and bmx dirt jump comp - June 1-2
    Lyons Outdoor Games

    GoPro Mountain Games
    Pro/Open slopestyle June 7th Vail, CO
    GoPro Mountain Games Slopestyle

    Colorado Freeride Fest Pro Slopestyle (open registration) July25-28
    Colorado Freeride Fest

    That would be a great place to start competing and get the ball rolling.

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    Thanks for all your replies guys!

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