i actually appreciate the well thought out, essay-style post. NS needs more intelligent debate and less hate.
i completely support halpipe being in the olympics. competition size halpipes are going to be virtually the same no matter where their built or what competition it is. this makes it a much easier event to judge. the olympics needs strict, straightforward judging so that no country feels cheated, and the winner is rarely contested. i am really excited to see halpipe in the olympics, and happy that freeskiing is going to get some of the attention it deserves.
however slopestyle courses are always different. almost every course has a different rail line to choose from, the jumps are different sizes and shapes, no two slopestyle courses are exactly the same. because of this variety, skiers hit the course in very different ways. this makes slopestyle an extremely hard event to judge. think about it, after every major slopestyle competition there is a thread on NS about how so and so should have been scored better. imagine that but instead of a 14 year old kid theres an entire country pissed off.
the olympics would have to lay out a very rigid judging system based mostly on technicality, and there would be little room for creativity. someone like b-dog probably wounldn't even be able to get in without a double. look at matt walker at the last x-games, he had a really creative rail line, and he did get some (not a lot) of extra points for that. the olympics would be looking for technicality on identical features, and thats just not what slopestyle is about.