@ robotdna , some racers can just be cocky which bugs me but that can also be seen in freestyle,
at any highly competitive level people can get arrogant and defensive about what they do,
I'm sure seeing your sport and what you do from a totally different perspective can be hard to understand and relate to especially when we're all such weirdos jumping around on grind bars and doing twirlly birds off ramps.
It's easier to write something like freestyle off as dumb or insignificant rather than take the time to understand it.
I know i've presumptively judged people because they ski race and I try not to do that anymore because skiing is such a small community we need all the help we can get to further the sport and grow.
There are racers who have been annoyed with me riding square tip skis in jeans as they're in an aerodynamic sped suit and helmet but this is just a lack of understanding for a fellow skier.
in the end it's all skiing, lets just get along