the BBC (and all established broadcasters) are trying to put the genie back into the bottle. snowboarding and skateboarding are sports that from the beginning had all of their tricks named and video coverage produced by the practitioners themselves (distributed direct to home video,) and without any central governing body calling the shots (NCAA, NBA, NFL, etc.) The way the BBC's coverage sounded was still tame, but it was more-or-less how it was supposed to sound.
NBC and most other outlets always sound like they're Leonard Bernstein commenting on the new Jay-Z single: "another entry by Jay-z, once again utilizing the common 4/4 time-signature so de-reguire for rap music…" when it's supposed to be Sway or whoever saying "it's off the chain, baby!"
also, can a Brit help me out?
"riding switch [back-to-front] is like writing left-handed while wearing a chip hat and being attacked by seagulls".
what the hell is a "chip hat"?