Skiing has come a long fucking way. Saw that skiing is at the half pipe now. It got me thinking about how far the sport has come. I remember when snowboard parks were snowboard only. You would get your pass pulled at mountains for skiing in the pipe. I got my pass pulled a couple times when I got caught by patrol. "YOU SEE THE BIG SIGN UP THERE? IT SAYS SNOWBOARD ONLY". Shit like that. Not that there wasn't plenty of discrimination going on against boarders as well. It's pretty sick that parks are made up of an equal amount of boarder and skiers. There isn't some weird sort of void between them. I'm glad halfpipe skiing is getting closer to making the olympics. I don't ski anymore, but it's just sick how far it's come.
Plus it's a hell of a lot more entertaining for me to watch the real freestyle skiing then people flying through the air on 15 foot skis, or hitting a mogul field.
just my thoughts, my .02$