who cares, some kids show up some days, and others dont feel it. I saw hayward throwing 1260's on the first hit in Squaw, and re-watched it on my footage, and he had more steeze than dumont, and it was first hit.
Pipe skiing is so hard to judge, someone like Stefan Thomas's run is so much harder than simons, considering he does entirely switch runs, where as simon stomps big tricks, while spinning one way, with grabs in 2 out of 4 hits. In my opinion Dumont has the best tricks, but Other skiers put together a "better" run overall with grabs and style.
As much as it sucks, skiing is all about polotics, Dumont/Tanner will almost always win because they're known to the genral public, and draw way more attention than if Colby or if John Symms won. People recognize Target, Red Bull, and Oakley as regular everyday companies, another reason why certain athletes win. Yes they're still talented, but names do have an influence on the publics opinion.
Facing your biggest fears, and being honest with yourself, and everyone around you makes you stronger and more respected. Stay true, dont hate, show love, and change the world.