Formula vs. Slalom
Look to the number of starters eg. last Eurocup in Leba/Poland. 87 Formuls and less than 50% in Slalom! Same on Lake Silvaplana/CH. The marketing people will bring it to morer action for spectators and TV, so the PWA decided for Slalom (money relatet). I you speak with the leading people you will find they are not so happy only with slalom. Who is first after start and first jibe is the winner, huu very impressive. Compare it with Formula and you can give yourself the answer. I know lots of events with 80 Formula starters. Freestyle and Slalomevents are struggling to reach the 30!