Professional snowboarders are not what you’d expect from a pro athlete. Their niche is small but dedicated, and many fans wonder if it’s possible to meet a professional winter athlete. According to Frontiers in Physiology, even those at the top of their snowboarding disciplines display different physical and mental characteristics. Meeting a VOIP snowboarder is surprisingly easy once you plan in advance. As a fan, how do you position yourself to meet these lords of the boards? Here is some pertine3nt advice to help you get in contact with these snowboard celebs.
Don’t be Weird
It goes without saying, but try not to be too creepy when running into your favorite snowboarder. This meeting is about talking to someone you admire, so just relax. Don’t do this to look cool in front of your friends. Do it because you want to learn about them. It’s more likely they’ll entertain you if you’re interested in them and their profession than if you just want a pic to show off on the ‘gram.
Aim for Industry Meetups
If you want to meet the VIP of snowboarding, you have a much higher chance of running into them at industry meetups promoted on Instagram or in an Atlanta Parent Magazine. Trade or industry shows are always places where these celebs show up to hang out with fans and promote merchandise. If you’ve got the skills, you can even sign up to write articles or take photos for a magazine in the field. It’ll get you in the door at one of these events. Even though you’ll be close to them, it’s usually not enough to just get your foot in the door. You’ll need to do some work to run into them. Industry celebs typically hang out together, so if you spot one of them, chances are the others are nearby. Just keep your eyes peeled (and don’t forget to do your job if that’s how you got in there in the first place).
Do It For the Fun
The best way to create a deep connection with one of these pros is to see if they want to hit the slopes in your hometown when they visit. Even if you’re not in one of those massive cities, you’d be surprised at how much nostalgia they have for the small town they most likely grew up in. Get them talking and hang out with them a bit. Before you leave, you might have a new follower on your insta, or even a personal contact so they can call you if and when they swing by your town. It’s a rush to get close to someone you admire, so try to remain calm when you realize a person you’ve admired for years wants to come board in your hometown. Sure it’s mind blowing, but with a little patience and genuine interest in the craft, you’ll probably have no problem finding some big-name stars to show you the ropes on the slopes.