Remember you saying I try too hard to sound intelligent? Seems to me you really forced 'canon' there, big guy.
This thread blows and I have no idea where you got this idea that Pollard doesn't receive the recognition Mik D does. Pollard is arguably the most notable --and well known-- skier outside of those that regularly compete. He's influenced "ski culture" (if there's such a thing) as much as anyone. Regular NS posters tend to be fairly young, so it would figure that Pollard would be relatively "underappreciated".
Once in a blue moon someone posts a Mik D edit and compares his style to the current pros...so the fuck what? Mik D IS important, whether or not you think what he's done over the last few years is worthwhile or not, because he brought a focus to style and aesthetics over technicality; not unlike Pollard himself. Praise for one skier doesn't imply that another is lesser.
Look at either of Rich's posts in this thread, then beg a mod to delete this stupid shit.
At first I thought you guys were talking about Mike Douglas...then someone said something about him going to jail...
But it is really neat to see both Pollard and Mickeal have such a huge impact on the sport/culture of skiing, through a very relaxed, non-agressive approach (as opposed to trying to dominate podiums or do high-consequence 100ft gaps and such)