Yeah, "New School" is just a return to an attitude that skiing had lost due to insurance reasons. But there are some significant new developments. I think the important part was taking back terrain that had been given to snowboarders. I remeber getting my pass pulled for poaching a pipe at Homewood during college ('88?). I remeber "no jumping" signs everywhere. Yea, they had slopestyle contsts back in the seventies, and twintips too. But modern terrain parks have really changed the possibilities, and the safety factor. Watch "Hotdog Skiing", on RSN. The takeoffs look good, but there are no landings. Ouch. Yeah, people landed 1080"s, "moebious flips", screamin seemens, etc.. back in the day. We all know that. But, people got hurt, and a whole generation of us grew up with "no jumping" policies. It was not until snowboarding came, that things started to change. All of the sudden ski areas were in a battle to build the coolest pipe and park. Flipping on a snowboard was not illegal. Thank god people like Auclair, Dorian, Cusson, Szocs, and Moseley (see "Breath" from '95) put up with the hassles to poach the parks, and bring skiing back to an era of freedom. I will never forget the first time I saw "State of Mind", it was awsome the see skiing come back. Maybe the only thing new are the variety of grabs, but who cares as long as skiing is back.