The following is my two cents, read it if you please. If you don't want to read my opinion, then disregard it.
There is a wide expanse of age of this site. Ranging from the stereotypical 12 year old to the 40 year old who was one of the original Hot Doggers, and has since fallen victim to the jaded local ID. It would be impossible to all have the same knowledge and be up to speed on a sport that changes radically months at a time. So what is the point?
As a 18 year old, it is virtually no use to me to know what was going on in the industry when the pioneers were 18. I cannot talk about that with my other 18 year old friends unless we all got onto the same page.
Is it great to known where you have come from to know where you might end up? For sure! Would I love to learn about it in passing or have someone older that tell me about it? Yes. Am I going to go out of my way to learn the names of the heavy hitters in the first few L1P flicks? No. I have my experience that I was actually around for, the experiences and changes from the past 5 years of freeskiing.
If I didn't, I would just be a history book of second hand knowledge that has no emotional connection to me. I didn't see Yearbook at the Boulder Theatre, I saw The Dream Factory (this is no comparison obviously, but that is the only premier I saw at the Boulder Theatre) with today's athletes, not the pioneers. I have however, since snagged a copy and seen the film, it was phenomenal.
If you are having trouble taking away the meaning I am trying to convey it is this; I have my experiences and you have yours.
One should not be ashamed because he hasn't seen JP Auclair's part in Degenerates or The Game, and then YouTube it out of sheer terror that an OG member will yell at him. Rather, one should be stoked that he can say what he was doing, or who he was with, when he first saw JP's street seggy from All.I.Can.
That being said, I am going see Candide's flick one way or another. I hear it's an amazing chronicle of the man a good portion of MY favorite athletes look up to.