All of you people who say that FIS hasnt affected snowboarding, thats bullshit. Why do you think that Terge has created the Ticket to Ride events and tour? Because FIS is completely against the ethos of a 'freesport' such as boarding and indeed Skiing (our kind of skiing)
Just wait, FIS will get involved, countries like Finland will created 'Newschool skiing acadamies'where they will churn out skiers like fuckin robots to compete in FIS events simply to qualify and hopefully dominate the olympics. Its happened already in snowboarding, the FIS world halfpipe tour had something like 8 fins in the top 10 all of last year.
newschool skiing belongs to the riders, boycott FIS and stay true. Every one has a choice, hopefully the majority will make the right one.
to all who dont agree: oh well.