I used to be one of the people angrily waiting to drop or yelling from the chair complaining about how sidejumpers ruin take offs and should stay out of the park, but isn't park skiing all about doing what you want to do?
In the last few years many skiers and crews have developed different styles, and many of which seemingly challenge conventional park skiing (sliding under high rails, hitting rails from the side, purposely landing on the knuckle to combo into another flip/spin/revert down jump landings, etc..). Isn't there a level of hypocrisy that comes into play when park skiers bounce off the sides of rails but still get upset with beginners that are just having their own type of fun in the park? Most recently I've been seeing new signs at the entrance to parks with arrows indicating how to hit a take off for a rail, detailing red arrows off the sides where you're "not supposed to go". It's just another feature in the park so how can there really be rules on how to ride it?
I understand the issue of damaging the take off lips in regards to rails but that's got to be expected in park skiing, and there's whole crews employed by resorts in order to keep shit tidy anyway. I guess I just wanted to see if anyone here thinks the same way.
tl;dr hyopcrites, yada yada, i'm going to get roasted for this