Allow me, for one, to clarify. It's my view that the level of risk entailed in extreme skiing is not a problem of sufficient magnitude to warrant a prescriptive correction imposed from outside the extreme skiing community itself. That community evidently doesn't believe the risks their skiers/riders take is so great that they should either leave the community or self-impose limitations of some sort...beyond whatever limitations they've already imposed on themselves.
NASCAR recognized they had a safety problem themselves, participants largely wanted corrective measures, and appropriate corrections were made.
That hasn't happened yet in the world of ski films, and it may well not ever happen in a way that's recognizable to us. If it does, I'll be supportive of their actions.
You say "change the culture of the sport," but what kind of non-answer is that? How do you do that? What is a tangible, concrete, quick-to-implement solution to what you seem to perceive as the problem of unacceptable risk? Further, how do you impose that solution on a community that doesn't seem to have asked for it, or necessarily even want it?
Edited by Skierish - 10/1/14 at 6:41pm