Its obvious you people have no idea what I said in my last post, so...
If some one like Danny Kass of Grenade Gloves can medal in an olympic snowboarding halfpipe event, then FIS has not forever ruined the sport of snowboarding. If you don't know who Kass is, do your homework.
Snowboarding has not gone to total shit beacuse it is an olympic sport dictated by the FIS. Infact quite the contrary has happened. It has only been helped by it. Snowboarding is thriving more than ever.
Lets look at somthing else. Moguls are gay. the art of skiing moguls alone is a limiting thing. Point your skis downhill in a little rut and hit two small jumps. Who the hell really wants to do that? Not me.
Now halfpipe is somthing else. ONE, its new. TWO: its more exciting to watch for the avarage kid from Kansas sitting on his couch. He can better relate to it. THREE and most importantly, the people that are the best in the world at it are young kids that aren't going to let stupid rules govern what they are doing.
Moguls are fucked because they are stuck in a self defeating rut. The people making the desision are as old as the sport. Young kids that know better burn out and switch to freeride, so that leaves the types that either A: don't care if they are forever stuck doing daffy twister spreads, and or B: are to pasive to try and change things.
Our situation will never end up like moguls is today. Since the begining of it all, the athletes have been calling the shots. If FIS wants halfpipe in the olympics they will get it, but only if its on our terms, or terms that we deem acceptable. Any other way and the althletes wouldn't put up with it.
So in conclusion. YES skiing halfpipe in olympics, good thing... even if it is FIS.