andy mahre is an amazing skier, and i know what your thinking, but not quite. just in that colby west is in fact the worlds next truly great skier. after watching him this summer i can confidently say that he is the best skier i have ever witnessed
That was kind of a dick thing to say - obviously the guy is more stoked on Colby than Andy, so he's presenting another bandwagon for us all to ride dick on, not a big deal. He's making a new point, his point is not one made earlier, otherwise he wouldn't have made the thread, lol.
at one point, when i was at Stratton for the VTOpen, i claimed "Colby West was the most impressive person i've seen on skis ever." he did one of those flawless switch misty 7's with the mute like BLAUW! but it doesn't matter, because there everyone has something that makes them a good unique skier. These threads are stupid.
I love how skiing has become a fashion show. *sarcasm*
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at the heli shoot he did a helmet cam over the big table (85 feet at the time) filming peter. and since it was a hlemet cam shot, not only did he grab tail he didnt look to spot his landing or anything like that. he was like 8 feet from olenick the whole time and had his eyes locked on him.
he's good, but i don't personally think he'll ever be the level of the GREAT skiers of today (tanner for instance)... I mean, the kid's pretty much amazing, but in terms of redefining what we think of skiing as.... I dont know, I don't see the same potential in Colby as I do in Andy... I also think that Andy has an incredible awareness of what skiing is and what it can be, where as colby and sammy are just really good at it....
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nope, i agree with this thread 100%. he probably wont ever be on the same level as pep or pollard, because he grew up in the EC, but he is amazing in park. i skied with him at keystone he slayed everything and it was clear it was natural for him... definatley a very talented skier
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I saw dan marion filming john symms doin double backs in Andorra at a 80 feet table no problem and totally still, so I don't think thats enough of a reason to say hes so great. both mahre and colby are great skiers, but theyre def not the best
hahah just kidding. i think colby has "redefined the way people think about skiing" because he was among the first to popularize (is that a word?) the double tip grab, and make it look good by really grabbing true tip and straightening the legs out. a lot of kids grab pretty high up and straighten the legs, but colby really gets way out there on the tip and makes the grab his own. ive always enjoyed watching colby ski both in segments and in competition. one time he almost cut my head off doing the fakie misty mute right over my filming spot on the knuckle. it made for a great shot, which is always nice, and a fun experience. andy mahr never did that to me. so personally, my props go out to colby. peace
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