Am I the only one who thinks that some of these changes will be really good and bring the advanced-but-not-expert rider a bit more back into the fold? I'm old and should probably kill myself according to Team Robot but I am not that slow. I have to admit that as the jumps have gotten bigger and bigger, my desire to huck my meat hasn't really grown with them (Crabapple? Impressive but not gonna happen for me). A lot of my riding friends have abandoned the park for all-mountain/e-word riding because they find that they can get more joy out of that than casing a bunch of jumps with blind lips. I want challenge, airtime, not to be stuck behind someone on CIU, and I don't want to get in your way on A-Line or DM either. Having jump shapes with multiple lines (like on DM) seems pretty logical as does a trail in between CIU and A-Line.
I will reserve judgement until I see the the results but it sounds pretty good to me.
Good for people like you, potentially bad for people like me who are totally comfortable on all the features on a line and am worried about more traffic, time will tell hopefully he's right when he says "fear not a line addicts!"
At first I was pretty much in the same opinion as robot dude, but it's such a famous trail and there's always been experts only signs and squirrel catchers that never seemed to do enough, if they can make it still reasonably fun and safer for the Joey's that's the best thing to do.
And also as someone who lives here I don't care about getting held up since there's this sweet lift that takes you back up and you can hit it again in a few minutes. Makes sense catering a little more to that 30+ e-word crowd to help keep the bike park going I suppose, full on DH riding seems to be slipping if you look at how hard it is to sell a DH bike these days!