|Originally posted by moskier:
Mogul skiing is only not cool to those who can't do it.
I don't think ability or inability has anything to do with what is popular. Just because nordic skiing isn't "cool" doesn't mean people can't do it.
Personally, I find moguls easy-to the point of not being terribly interesting. I have been working on techniques to make them more interesting. I tried skiing them switch, but it's really jarring and hard to keep fore-aft balance. Over the last few years I've been trying a technique where I launch from the tops of moguls and try to land on a downslope, steering through the next trough, then launching again. I starting doing that because my fat skis just won't pulla zipper line at speed. Now I notice that Skiing ran a short by Kirsten Ulmer where she refers to that technique (used in "crud piles")as "doubling". And here I thought I was inventing something.
One other change that may make mogul skiing (ie "freestyle")bounce back (in coolness) is the change in FIS rules that open freestyle to freeriding type tricks.