here is john meyer author of that how racing is better than freeskiing article's response to my two page email..
I have no interest in free-riding -- it looks boring to me -- but I wasn't
criticizing it so much as criticizing one of the competitors in the sport
who said some really moronic things about ski racing. It was natural for me
to do this while covering World Cup races involving what I believe to be the
best skiers in the world.
There is no shortage of people in the ski media who will fawn over the
free-skiing movement at the expense of traditional ski disciplines. My own
newspaper was full of such stories less than two weeks ago. I'm just
defending 'old school' amid the onslaught of stories about 'new school.'
Skiing has always been about freedom. Have fun any way you like, but don't
criticize ski racing or try to say Tanner Hall is a better skier than Bode
Miller. That's absurd.
Bush in '04-When keeping it real goes wrong!