ianrich511Is it? Doubtful.
You calling someone a pussy because they don't agree with you is pretty silly. If you put an idea out there and people don't respond well take it in stride The people who objected to your idea had very good reasons for doing so. Most people here don't seem to agree with you, which is no big deal. I don't begrudge you for throwing the idea out there, but calling people out for not agreeing with you is pretty silly. The guy calling the idea stupid is not really a big deal.
If you ever looked at a line in a serious freeride contest I don't think you would feel that it needs kickers or anything like that. I've seen lines that people have skied at Squaw, and believe me the 60 foot airs on Granite Peak don't need kickers. Taking a line from Light Towers to Cornice 2 also does not need a kicker added, ripping apart that terrain in what are usually bad conditions is gnarly enough. If you comprehend what those guys are doing, often in very tough conditions, you will not see the need to add a kicker or a rail. Besides, tricks should not be all that big of a factor in a contest like this. For a comparison, look at mogul skiing. Tricks should be part of the equation, but far from the whole thing. The most important thing is to ski the bumps perfectly, THEN the jumps are added, which is how it should be. Someone who skis the bumps at a middle of the pack level should not win the contest just because he throws the best tricks. I think Moseley should have won in 2002 because he skied the bumps perfectly AND blew everyone else away with his dinner roll. If he had skied the bumps in a sloppy manner I would not have supported him. The winner should be the guy who combines perfect technique WITH great tricks. There are contests where tricks mean everything, bumps and big mountain are not among them.
I think people who want kickers on the FWT are looking at tricks as too important. It should be about big mountain skiing, then what you add in. Events like the Cold Rush are there to take into account the trick factor, the FWT should not be reduced to who does the best and most stylish trick.
The guy who talked about racing gates and rails was kidding with you. I can't tell if you got that or not as my sarcasm meter is broken.
Anyway, just enjoy the Cold Rush, it is a sick contest in its own right. You also might enjoy the Red Bull Linecatcher. http://www.zapiks.fr/red-bull-linecatcher-2010-2.html
The line catcher is about mixing tricks into big mountain where it is about the tricks first and foremost. You still have to be a big mountain skier to win, but it is about big mountain mixed with freestyle. The FWT is separate from that and should remain so.
Anyway, enjoy the video. The contest you want is out there, it just won't be the FWT.