i dont see why there is so much hostility towards racing and bode in general. im not trying to start one of those stupid back and forth juvenile argueing threads but i really dont get it. bode is the first american to win a world cup overall in over 20 years people should respect that. also he is one of the strongest skiers ive ever met. he could rip the hell out any mountain you put him on drop big cliffs and even hit jumps and rails. and so what he isnt a park skier he still deserves respect for what he does he is by far one of the best skiers in the world if not the best. i love skiing and respect anyone who can ski as well as bode does i dont care that he skis down a race course and not in a half pipe it really isnt any different to me.