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Fehlindra Fehlindra Posts: 227 Baller



  • jetpilotg4jetpilotg4 Posts: 320 Solid Baller
    Pretty pathetic wouldn’t you say
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,127 Mega Baller
    Also it slalom has been a very Male dominated sport for years. Some great female athletes for sure but when you look at the membership of many "clubs"...
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,127 Mega Baller
    Only solution is participation.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,989 Mega Baller
    edited May 2019
    Payout comes largely from entry fees. More entree fees lead to larger purses for the men. Not really fair to have the men cross subsidize the women.

    Regarding the size of the checks not enough eyes for sponsors that drive up purses.
    Mark Shaffer
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,083 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I,ll take the two thousand dollars ?

    If Only I Was Perfect

  • ScottScottScottScott Posts: 915 Crazy Baller
    Its across the board in pretty much any sport. Mens divisions/leagues/etc that have any pay out, pay more than women. In televised sports (Golf, Pro Basketball being prime examples) the ratings for the men's competitions is much higher than the women's. From that perspective, its right that it pays more. Higher draw gets higher pay. There's just more public interest in the mens compititions.

    I think we are a little more balanced in interest between men skiers and women skiers. There's a lot of great skiing from the women, and even on BOS I think there is about as much interest and conversation regarding Ragina, Whitney and Manon as the top men. I would be interested to see how the benefits from Malibu compare between say Will Asher and Ragina or other similar sponsorships. I would think the webcasts can be tracked to see when there is more viewing between the men and women divisions. The reality is tho that the men are skiing 36mph and into 43 off, where the women are at 34mph and getting into 41.
  • Tom351Tom351 Posts: 120 Baller
    At an event like the Masters I would imagine that the prize distribution is similar to how the attendance distribution would look if tickets were purchased for each individual event. If it were simple "gender discrimination" they would payout more for men's tricks than women's slalom or jump- but women's jump and slalom payout more than men's tricks because those events drive more attendance.
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,083 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited May 2019
    Banging the Drum for equality, when it suits some people, let them compete at 36mph and against the men then.
    The the prize money would be the same.

    If Only I Was Perfect

  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,525 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    I would boycott
    Shut up and ski
  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,353 Crazy Baller
    Before anyone calls me names (misoginist comes to mind) @Bruce_Butterfield is right. Now, if we were talking about business administrator, system analyst or burger flipper, pay should be the same. Jethro comes to mind. Just can't decide on a career, brain surgeon or fry cook.
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
  • jcampjcamp Posts: 837 Mega Baller
    Events can rightfully so justify different payouts when entry fees fund a large portion of can-prize pool and one gender has more entrants than the other.

    But paying more to men because "men are better," well, that's a quite bit more tenuous.
  • matthewbrownmatthewbrown Posts: 462 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Exactly what @Bruce_Butterfield said.
  • dvskierdvskier Posts: 574 Crazy Baller
    @jimbrake Mikaela is also an owner at Ikon which will reap huge dividends going forward. At 23 her earning potential is tremendous and will eclipse Lindsay Vonn. She’s in the right sport.
  • ToddFToddF Posts: 569 Solid Baller
    This horse is one tough sob.
  • jimbrakejimbrake Posts: 1,346 Mega Baller
    @dvskier - well I just bought a couple of season passes from her, then.
    "...all of the basic fun banter"
  • skiinxsskiinxs Posts: 571 Crazy Baller
    I think all need an extra couple zeros.
  • dvskierdvskier Posts: 574 Crazy Baller
    @jimbrake. I work for Vail and I bought a ikon pass and I get a free Epic pass. Want to hit Utah for spring skiing.
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,083 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    So how about a Womens Series similar to the Big Dawg, with maybe the opportunity to draw in a different types of sponsors, seeing that there is more scope with female products, waterproof makeup, swimwear, fitness, etc

    If Only I Was Perfect

  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,353 Crazy Baller
    Unfortunately the Big Dawg is in its death throes. Witness the decline of entries and number of season qualifiers.
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
  • DragoDrago Posts: 1,588 Mega Baller
    @Stevie Boy See MW sl for potential entries
    SR SL Judge & Driver (“a driver who is super late on the wheel and is out of sync”)
  • ScottScottScottScott Posts: 915 Crazy Baller
    edited May 2019
    There is the queen's cup. Of course thats just one tournament. But then the big dawg isn't a lot more than that now either....
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