There has been quite a furor over the most recent edit “dropped” from David Lesh and his counterparts at FD Wear. This crew seems bent on insulting the blue-collar skier in a time of economic strife while encouraging today’s skiing youth to engage in risky and illegal behavior. In a time when most skiers are strapping down and selling their spare tire to afford day tickets, the FD Wear crew proves their Romney-like economic insensitivity through the flaunting of expensive cosmetic dental surgery as well as multiple Subarus and a private plane (granted, it’s not a jet plane, so it’s not that baller). And through their actions, they blatantly hope to mislead honest teens into a life of petty crime and lawlessness. Reports have come in from around Summit County of multiple young skiing males flipping their mom’s car into a snowbank with their friends hanging out the window, and Breck ski patrol has responded to multiple cases of teens discharging firearms in the mini park after claiming their 270 on. And the worst is FD Wear’s smoke and mirrors game with their private plane, which is not only an insult, but an affront to us skiing pilots’ understanding of basic aviation and navigation.
Smile away, you don’t have everyone fooled!
In this egregious glamorization of excess, reckless driving, swilling of liquor, illegal hand guns, single-prop planes, and uninspiring skiing, this posse of tricksters means to convince us that they flew their private turboprop from Boulder to Breckenridge for a casual afternoon of skiing. First Drop thinks they have us fooled! Mistaking the general skiing public as aviating amateurs, they assumed they wouldn’t notice when they took off and landed from the same airport, Jefferson Country Airport in Broomfield, Colorado. That’s right boys, you may have the plebes fooled, but we here at BroBomb are here to call out your salacious navigational lies. In only seven and a half hours with the use of a graphing calculator, a 3D Perspectivameter, and a few favors from some college friends at Google and NASA, we were able to surmise via the rate of orographic lift of the surrounding clouds and the prevailing winds last Friday, that you made a simple loop back to the Jefferson Country airfield, landing right back where you started, with a new Subaru masking for a new location. We can only assume that in that time airborne, you got a new Subaru and threw on some custom wrap-around FD Wear decals, or you totaled the blue car, bought a new WRX, and threw on some custom wrap-around FD Wear decals.
How NOT to even out the ballast in your single-prop
Might we add that if you need skis and boots to even out the ballast of your plane, the responsibility with which you consider the weight and balance of your craft is nil! We suggest you employ an FAA-certified A&P mechanic to fix your plane or you’ll find your plane wrapped around Simon Dumont’s house in Dillon on your next trip to Breck… to ski the park in jackets with nonsensical back zippers.
All we can say is that as the ski internet’s police force, set out to enforce the laws of Keeping It Real, we take our charge seriously. So you hoaxsters at First Drop will find that your invitation to the annual Ski Industry Insiders Antique British Plane Show has been ANNULLED. Good day.