Nick Goepper acts the nerd in front of a white board, Volkl skis — one of his two remaining sponsors — leaning against the wall. With tape on his glasses and tie loosened, the X Games champ pulls a marker from his shirt pocket and addresses the assumption that skiing is for the rich.
The Instagram clip is a bit, sorta, an attempt at relevance in a space Goepper once found uncomfortable and often avoided. Instead, Goepper went the traditional route: a play-it-straight smalltown Indiana native who became a clean-cut action sports star. Or as he puts it: “I was the goody two-shoes competition guy for a decade”….