Quarantine got me bored as shit watching skiing and mountain bike videos, as well as riding my bike a lot more.
So title says it all. Probably my favorite thing next to linking up natural gaps and hitting the park at my home mountain is sending it through tight trees. Learning where the rocks are, what gaps are worth it etc. Never been into racing unless you count a few years of mogul skiing, but imagine bombing technical tree runs, avoiding rocks and trees with some mandatory drops mixed in.
I think having obstacles such as rocks and trees to avoid would throw a wrench in the FIS standard of retuning skis every run and rich kids going through 10+ pairs of skis a season.
Spice it up by requiring skiers to use the same pair of skis for the season (or incentivize skiers to go through fewer skis with a point system) so you actually have to make decisions for the sake of your gear like most of the people on this site. Would also give more credibility to manufacturers as they couldn't just send their sponsored athletes 50 pairs of popsicle stick skis a season (looking at you amer sports).
**This thread was edited on May 3rd 2020 at 12:13:08am