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Olympic Half Pipe Skiing STICKY
why would you want pipe skiing to be in the olympics? how can you all be so short-sighted? do you really want to submit to FIS regulations, and a homogenization akin to mogul skiing and figure skating? it is clear that 'freestyle skiing' had the 'free' spirit of the sport destroyed by competitions that have become so rigorously regulated, why kill the soul of 'newschool' so soon after its birth?
stop looking for exposure without realizing the consequences of this trend to try and legitimize newschool skiing.
leave the olympics alone, to perpetuate notions of romanticism with regards to such sports as figure skating and bobsleighing. newschool skiing has as much to do with the olympics as does skateboarding.
"do a mountain dew ad, ski the olympic pipe course, then slit your wrists lengthwise."
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
The Olympic Skiing issue is a scary one.
But I just want to make the point regarding competitions that pros back.
Like the Candide and Olsson invitationals.
Those are what we should stick with. I mean, they are TRUE ski competitions made by skiers, for skiers.
People that are already in the industry are going to know so much more about what skiers want, what pros want, and what anyone who gives half a shit about freeskiing wants, instead of some fat 40 year old in a suit.
Plus, they are just cool.
Imagine a Sammy Carlson invitational.
No Olympics, lets stay together and keep it in the industry.
We can make the money and get the exposure WITHOUT fucking ourselves over.
If the idea of mass market appeal in skiing scares you, and if you like being in the minority,
the Olympics are the last thing you should be for.
has snowboarding really changed since boarding pipe has been in?
no, and neither will skiing if it gets in
no i realize that, but i was talking about like has it changed the whole attitude about it making it gay like moguls or something just because its FIS regulated
Snowboarding has been in the Olympics ONE year.
And snowboarding being in the Olympics IS a change.
Snowboard halfpipe has been an Olympic event since Nagano 1998.Â Maybe you are thinking of snowboardcross which had it's Olympic debut in Torino 2006.
And again, to anyone arguing that it should not be in the Olympics, realize that you are arguing to keep the pro skiers from having an Olympic chance (an opportunity they ALL want). With that in mind, what makes you any better than FIS or the IOC if you are trying to RESTRICT the top freeride skiers from doing something they all want to do?Â
If you don't like it in the Olympics, don't go, and don't watch it on tv, that's all you need to do. Stop trying to impose your vision of the sport on other skiers, especially the pros who are putting their life into this sport.
Money doesnt affect my skiing. I think the small shops should just keep doing what theyre doing and let the sport progress on its own
yeah man. everyone seems so amazed that skiers can do rails and pipe. then again, my hill is only 150 feet tall and people are amazed by anything. i think olympic pipe skiing would cause more people to ski, and cause mountains to have better pipes and parks to attract more customers and make more money.
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