Nice thread OP. This brought back a hilarious memory.
In 1999/2000 I was getting into park skiing with my friends. My dad would sometimes take laps with us at the end of the day and watch us try double daffys and destroy ourselves on rails. In the pipe, my dad would just ride the walls and make big arching turns until one afternoon when he invented a trick that I have yet to see since. It was called the Titanic and consisted of my dad riding along, mid-way up the pipe wall, and extending his arms so they reached the lip...like he was hanging on to a boat or something. As you can imagine, this was extremely embarrassing but he repeated the maneuver a few times until one day, on the right wall, his right ski popped off and rolled along his thigh as he rolled down the pipe causing the largest leg contusion I've ever seen. That was the end of the Titanic. My friends and I still laugh about it today. My dad knew how to ski (raced in college) but the park was just something new and fun for him...plus he thought it was hilarious.
Back then, there was really no pressure or "mean muggin" going on in parks, especially for skiers. The parks were shitty but there was a generally camaraderie of people who just wanted to huck . It's getting hard to find that vibe anymore.
In like 20 - 30 years it's going to be hilarious to ski park with our children. I can see all these dad's trying to one up each other and getting seriously injured while their kids are just sitting there with their carbon fiber skis, LED jackets, no knee injury bindings, and Gopro Hero 19s being embarrassed.