the inference that adherance to a set of style parameters inhibits freedom in what is supposed to be a "freestyle" sport is kinda a trueism.
but if you dont have a stylistic aesthetic to aspire too, i guess the best riders will progress, but for the most part, the rest of us rely to a certain extent on emulating our peers to progress.
i dont think we're at the point yet where we need to be majorly concerned with the style of skiing becoming stale
(ahem, freestyle arials) when the gammett of admired riders runs from someone like gagnier (insane grabs, strange and controversial grinds) too pollard (minimalist, smooth) too seth (have balls, will huck).
ultimately most of us will migrate towards the middle by necessity - because we probably arnt tallented enough to be groundbreaking. that we adopt stylistic ques from other riders is, i think, less a result of a lack of artistic creativity, but more the result of working in a medium which ultimatly has a limited number of possible stylistic variations.
now my brain hurts.
Heloo, my name is Shane Mckonkey. I was born in Vancouver Canada, thats aboot three hours north of, ah, seattle.
Right now were here in Bella Coola Canada, and ah, weve been shut in by the weather for like three weeks eh. We havn't shot fuck all. Ooh, Soory.
We've just been sittng around, eating pasta, and spending loonies and toonies on Kokanee and peelers.
But, as soon as this weather clears, im gunna pull on my toque, eat some canadian bacon, and ah, im keen to giver.