Trick skiing is treated like the bastard child of 3 event skiing. Which is sad as it is way more entertaining to watch a good 3 event tournament then to watch slalom all day. Tricks, or short board as they call it now, is by far the hardest of the 3 events to get decent at. It takes hundreds of falls and a very patient driver to pick up a new trick.
Running the course on a trick (slippery slalom) is also fun, you can run much deeper on the rope on a trick then you ever will be able to on a slalom ski.
Trick fun continues after the jump.