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Sp charles gagnier is the best skier?
There is no best skier. Stop fucking asking.
Threads like these are made for a reason. You just identified your best skiers as the ones who can spin the most or land the most double blincolns. You obviously find this to be the way to distinguish between the sport's great athletes: it is not. Of course you're right that there will never be a 'master' of freeskiing, but it surely can't be narrowed down by who is spinning more. There isn't one master of the sport, because there are a few. Pep is one, Tanner is one, and so is Candide.... this is a non exclusive and completely subjective group. Of course there are others, and other opinions. You apparently think Pete Olenick is pushing blicolns to a new level, and I think that's sweet because the world would be a boring place if we all thought the same thing.
My point is this: Newschoolers gives us the ability to voice our opinions, and in showing this kid who is boss you just proved (to me) your own ignorance. Despite claiming that freeskiing "like its name describes" is not limited to one progressive plane, you then went on to identify a very limited spectrum of progression (double flips and 1260 no grabs). Dumont is a great competitior, but should he really be beating Mike Riddle every time? What about Stefan Thomas, who is one of the few people to be able to ski a fully switch pipe run? He shreds backcountry, pipe, and park and he sure as hell never busts 1260s and double blincolns, even when the $ is on the line. That is because he knows what's up, and he duz what he duz. But as you shit on this Pep-obsessed kid who REALIZES the unreal potential of our sport, you seem blind to the unlimited possibilities of the same sport you think you know everything about.
Threads like this may not determine who is best, but they help us distinguish who is pushing things the right way, and maybe even what that way is.
he is definetly a really good skier, based on what he accomplished, he is not the best skier
the best skier in the world is Candide hands fukin down now one touches him... his movie this year is Fukin insane cork 7s of 70 foot cliffs crazy rails, insane urban he goes bigger in pipe than almost anyone , he shreds big mountain was world junior mogul champ and he is straight up the best skier ever.. every person i ever show candide footage too is blown away wether there snowboarders m, skaters , skiers or surfers everyone cant believe how good he is, from 60 foot cork 810s to rails, to that insane 150 foot step down to preety much every movie part hes ever been in ... there is only one skeir that can have a 10 min video part and have every trick making you froth at the mouth... if god skied hes try really hard to ski like candide
Does it matter who the "best" skier is. i just think my favs are the best