So while I was lapping the park today, I was on the lift with a middle-aged dude who was taking his wife/girlfriend skiing for the first time. Judging by the dude's equipment (nice) I assumed that he was a fairly advanced/knowledgeable skier. As we go over the park, the lady asks what it is and the man replies:
"Oh thats a terrain park. It's for snowboarders, and they do bumps and jumps in it."
and then a minute later he says:
"Actually, apparently theres a few people called freestyle skiers who go in the snowboard park too."
Lady: "Oh really?"
I wasn't mad at the guy, because some time ago, thats how it was. But it opened my eyes to the fact skiers who see parks every day they ski don't know what freeskiing is, much less the GENERAL PUBLIC.
And now freeskiing is in the Olympics? Because to the public we look like Johnny Knoxville on two sticks, and I don't blame them. They'll laugh at us just like many laugh at curling.