Ted Ligety Quotes.
I’ve never liked the idea of working for other people.
I wanted kids to know that it’s cool to be in a ski race in the morning and to go play in the terrain park in the afternoon. It’s not one or the other.
I’m an athlete, so I’m very interested in making the sport as safe as possible – just for my own career longevity.
I work a lot with my ski sponsor, Head, to develop new technologies.
Something I still work on today is ankle flexionвЂ”ankle pressure in your boots. There is no way to turn or have your skis carve unless youвЂ™re going down the hill leaning forward, and that puts you in a good athletic position to do whatever you want to do on your skisвЂ”make quick turns, make long turns, or absorb bumps.
I’m very involved in Shred, constantly checking in on something. It takes a lot of time. But it has let me leverage who I am as an athlete into a product.
You’ve just got to get in the starting gate and throw down whatever you’ve got.
Ski racing is probably the least guaranteed sport out there. It’s really rare when the favorites win.
I think it is important to let your kids have independence and ownership. Let your kids do what they have a passion for.
My parents never pushed me to ski race. It was my choice and something I really wanted to do. I would have rebelled if they had pushed me, and I wouldn’t have had the same passion.
There are definitely perks to being a good ski racer.
I’m fine with being a little bit of an instigator.
A lot of racers have some of their best days when they’re sick.
When I grew up, I had a lot of fun ski racing with my friends. We pushed each other, and this made it easier to work hard.
I don’t do ski racing to be famous.
It’s the nature of the beast, playing sports on the ski team and how competitive all of us are. I want to beat everybody’s time.
If you’re having fun doing what you’re doing, you’re gonna really want to work hard at it.