“If you do what you love,” Marc Anthony once said “you’ll never have to work a day in your life”. In action sports, you may think doing what you love means turning pro. But for most of us, that will never be any more than a dream.
But wait! All is not lost. Just because you’re too big, too small, too old, or just too shit, an action sports career is still possible.
Here are the top 10 action sports jobs for those of us that just don’t cut it.
The mantra “without proof it didn’t exist” lives true in all action sports. No matter how good a pro is, the world would never know without snappers capturing their skills.
Photographers are the link between the stars and their audience, keeping us mere mortals inspired.
Until Google invent glasses that let people see other locations around the world in real-time, photographers are indispensable. They hang out with the stars, living the life of a pro but with much reduced risk of broken bones.
One word; equipment. Equipment is expensive, heavy, easily broken, and airports love to lose it. But without it a photographer’s nothing.
And after they’ve bought it, broke it, and bought it again, some prick gets a better angle on his iPhone.
“usually covered in oil, wax, dirt, and other unpleasant substances”