The problem with the live commentary at Dew Tour is HUGE. This is supposed to be one of the main events of the year in slopestyle which is, as we know, going to be a part of the biggest sports event in the world, the Olympics. So, since the format of competitive skiing is being presented to the non skiing-world in the near future, we, as skiers, should be very concerned of the vocabulary and image presented to the rest of the world. Remember, this is COMPETETIVE SKIING we're talking about, that's what it is. The Olympics did not invite freeskiing as a whole to sit down at the olympic table and have dinner with all the other sports and athletes.
Whether you like skiing in the olympics or not, we are being recognized as a sport, and the competitors as athletes. They deserve to be treated as such. And the rest of us in front of the TV or livestream deserve to have our passion presented in the proper way. The commentary at the Dew Tour yesterday was so bad and stereotype, which is even worse since the Dew Tour is supposed to be a "core event" compared to the Olympics. Using words as "SICK!" and "STACKING" as someone quoted is NOT the way to connect with the core audience, we're not lobotomized, we are ordinary people. Who ski. And calling tricks for "DOUBLE BACKFLIP RODEO" will not only piss them off, it will also confuse the "non skiing"-audience as they will find it impossible to make any sense out of the names of the tricks. Because the announcers is simply making it up as they go.
I sincerely hope that there is time to clean up the act and get some people that have a vocabulary bigger then a drunk baby and a some ACTUAL knowledge on park skiing, before the Olypmics. Don't expect everybody to love watch skiing or accept it as a olympic sport. You can't decide what people are gonna think, but you can, and SHOULD, give the audience the accurate presentation of the sport.