Some pretty huge equipment changes just went through FIS, to take effect for the 2012/13 season.
Will be interesting to see what the new stuff is like and how it affects course setting.
More info here:
UPDATE: Ted and Bode voice their opinions – http://www.skiracing.com/?q=node%2F10255
2nd UPDATE: Letter from the Ski Racing Supplier Association to the FIS: http://www.skionline.ch/media/archive4/fis/fis_reglementsaenderung_2011/SRS_protestschreiben_2011.pdf