RIP Caleb and condolences to the family.
Personally, I'm done watching these events. Stop with the comparisons to most other sports. Of course there is a chance of injury in every sport where your body is performing at its maximum. More-so when that sport is a contact sport. Still, the expectation as a spectator is that you are going to see a competition that showcases talents and skill and the competitor(s) will walk away intact. That's the expectation. Reality is that sometimes people get hurt. With these best trick competitions, there isn't a time where you just watch it for competition, there is also the other element that *hopefully* someone is not going to be seriously injured or worse. I honestly did not enjoy the snowmobile best trick competition the other night. I've see enough guys under-rotating and digging a hole with their face. Just don't need to see it anymore.
It's wierd because with any other sport and lets stick to skiing... Most of us are happy watching downhill, giant slalom, and slalom or how about any of the mogul events. We like seeing a competitor at the top of his/her game and then later on, we like seeing a newcomer try and take over the mantle. Just doesn't happen in any of the "trick" sports. To innovate, you have to go bigger. Is it possible to go bigger without increasing the danger level? If you can, then I say you stand a good chance of maintaining an audience and a steady supply of competitors.
Hey, it should be a free world though and I support anyone doing whatever they want so all I can say is good luck to the rest of the guys carrying on and "innovating".