Quit hating on aerials, those guys train super fucking hard to do what they do. Also the canadian aerial people can actually ski quite well, probably better than most of you guys, since most of them grew up doing bumps and aerials before they specialized. As far as I know the only team straight up putting gymnasts on skis and sending them off the jumps are the chinese (although that is changing.) Seriously if you ever stand at the top of a double or triple kicker and see a guy go off it your respect for the sport will fucking go though the roof. They make hitting a jump like the JOI jump look like pussy shit. Seriously I would hit the JOI jump no problem and do tricks off it, but a triple kicker? fuck that. I am more scared to hit a single than any table. When people say freeski doubles are making shit look like aerials I think it is a fucking insult to aerials if anything. You do a triple backflip 1440 (yeah thats a standard trick) and then you can say aerials sucks.
I do agree that it is super lame that pipe is not in the olympics, but do not blame the aerialists, if anything hate on the ski cross people who are ex racers now competing in the "freestyle" discipline that took ski pipes place in the olympics.