I keep hearing in different threads about people saying we wouldnt be anywhere without snowboarders, and that freestyle wouldnt exist...i was just wondering if that was just one persons opinion stated over and over in the threads, or if lots of people think that. Personally i think that skiing would have progressed here anyway, i dont do freestyle because snowboarders do it, i do it because it's the natural progression of my life...trampoline leads to doing tricks on the ground, then on skis. I think it might have taken longer for skiing to progress here, but i think it would have anyway...just look at Mckonky doing double backs in '92. The sport of skiing is so versatile that it would have progressed no matter what...well, that's my 2 cents....what do you all think???