People need to learn to really carve.
I don't know if there is a topic about this but if there is please just berate me and link me to it.
I have been riding for many years and when some injuries occurred as a youngster (broken legs, same one twice in a year) I had to take it easy for a couple years, and kinda lay off the freestyle. This really taught me to enjoy riding and more specifically carving. Proper carving.
A couple years later I ended up working at a Nastar course then a Demo Center. Most of the people I worked with were racers, race coaches and damn good skiers or boarders. Riding with them really taught me to perfect my turns, look for good lines, hold proper edges etc.
In college I did some race training with the school ski race team to just get more time on the hill and the carving training continued.
Many years later now when I ride I see so few riders who can actually carve properly. Most of the ones you do see are old timers riding race/carving boards, no one killing it with twin-tips/freestyle board.
Why in snowboarding does the majority of riders, even ones with great skill, pretty much ignore the art of the carve? A large majority of most riders time is spent riding down the hill and most people cant do it properly and just wash their edges out and hardly ever make a proper turn?
So I guess what I'm saying is lets discuss the lost art of the carve and see if we can flesh out why so few do it.
It's not about how many runs you get, it's the quality of the turns you made.