What has changed is the instant and constant media coming out of the skiing world. Nothing else has changed. Progression is witnessed weekly now by edits being posted and trends are created monthly. Back then you had to wait and entire year for the new movies to come out to see any progression or trends. It was a lot more exciting.
I loved when Happy Dayz came out and everyone was fighting over gorilla steez. The better movie to come out that year though, was Sterotype. I still watch that for Dash Longe's segment.