The 80’s was the height of excess and excessive cheesiness, and no sport embodied everything 80’s more than freestyle ski ballet, which was briefly an Olympic demonstration sport in 1988 and 1992. It’s basically figure skating on ski’s, and it’s so awful it’s hard to look away.
The clip below is of freestyle ballet ski god Richard Schabel, who as the Pepper Brooks clone announcer says, “Likes to drive his Audi Quattro at about 120 miles an hour down the Audubon.”
Everything about this is awful, and impossible to stop watching. Everyone in the clip is dead serious, which makes it that much better. It would be cool to find out which highway overpass this Schabel is living under now.
This video isn’t from Olympic competition, just the big money pro tour.
Next time someone says skiing is lame, show them this pic.twitter.com/bQNXxm2gXf
— GonePatrol (@gonepatrol) February 20, 2018