Wow.. I don't even know where to start on this one. First of all, a LOT of good freeskiers used to be racers. Second of all, I don't know about stupid little 8 year old brats, I don't care whether they race or freeski theyre still annoying as hell.
Everyone on my team does a lot of freeskiing, when it dumps we all go rip up the pow. I ride big mountain a lot, and can do 15+ footers, lots of the guys on my team are crazy, and can do 720s, 900s. Some have freeride sponsorship along with their racing contracts. Stan, and Phil can 360, 540 off cliffs, and do 30ft double stagers. Mind you, this is the *Whistler* team. Hell even our womens team coach, Jordan Williams was the first person ever to hit "air jordan". Everyone here freeskis, and I can tell you right now, there is no way you could beat us going "Switch." I'd love to see anyone try to step up and race lake louise downhill. You're going 125km/h+ and there are multiple airs, you're 10-20 feet up and fly 80+ long, and its icy as hell.
Reabow, or Dominique Gisin is racing for the Swiss worldcup team, she does road gaps, 360 step ups, and switch 270 on/off rails. She just came 2nd place in a world cup DH at Altenmarkt. She tears shit up.
I'd say most racers freeski and about half ride park, and most of them are damn good because theyre crazy to start with. Atleast we can actually ski. I see a lot of "park rats" that cant even fucking ski in and out of the park, theyre sliding up to the hits, and couldn't ski big mountain to save their lives.
So before you get all pissy, realize that A) You're too insecure about your own sexuality, and spandex scares you. B) Who the fuck cares about 10 year old kids, theyre all shitheads regardless of what they ski. C) There are assholes wherever you go, racers and freeskiers. D) I'll race any of you switch anyday.