Mediated Evolution of the Sport & Gear?
There is a newer concept taking the mtn & trail running world by storm: the FKT. FKT stands for "fastest known time". This is a liberating concept in the you no longer have to sign up for a race or "hit it" on a given time to know where you really stand as a runner. Just find the trail & run it! Anytime, any condition....Just do it. Databases are popping up everywhere & folks are able to compare times & share results.
Can you cheat? Well not really. If you have a GPS watch & some base software, you can load & share your FKT online for validation.
What am I advocating? Mass carnage on this hill? No freaking way....Obey the Skier's Responsibility Code & ski in a manner approp for patrol.
Contribution to the sport? Correlate it to the gear we're on & we'll have actual data - No more "Dude...I was hitting 60mph, I need a 195 pro model!!", but average it out & we'll have an idea of what gear works for who!!
Let's get the database up!