What's in it for slopestyle skiers?
A reaction to the IOC's decision to include ski slopestyle in the 2014 Olympics
About 10 years ago, the U.S. Freeskiing Open slopestyle was the biggest, most prestigious slopestyle event in skiing. If you won the U.S. Open, you were the best slopestyle skier in the world. That's why everybody who could ski slopestyle came to the U.S. Open. And they all wore "FIS Sucks" stickers on their helmets. It was nearly a universal sentiment in a sport that had been invented by skiers down on the FIS-itization of moguls and aerials.
Now, for better or for worse, slopestyle ...
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