The first wave of invited athletes for the 2008 Winter X Games has
officially been announced. All the expected big names are on the list
including Tanner, TJ, Simon and Sarah. The second wave of invitations
is scheduled to be announced in early January. The event itself will
once again be held at Buttermilk Mountain at Aspen/Snowmass. The event
will run from January 24th through the 27th. For an entire list of
athletes in multiple disciplines, check out expn.com.
Athletes currently on the invite list for skiing big air, slopestyle
and superpipe are as follows.
1) Never fry bacon when you're naked.
2) Always keep at least one foot on the floor when it comes to eating dinner, drinking tequila or playing cards.
3)never EVER under any circumstances eat the yellow snow.
do you really forget about last year when this little-known guy named PEP FUJAS got an invite pretty much last-minute? i agree, Lolo ought to be invited, but take it easy- there's still plenty of time.
bloodninja: It doesn't get any more serious than a Rhinocerus about to charge your ass.
"More like WE are worried about you sober people endangering us, why do u think we call it a safety meeting?" -Switchin_Dirty
The selections this year were based on past competition results. Lots of people weren't too happy with the invite list last year where skiers were chosen based on video segments and other performances as well as their contest results.
So we basically created our own little points system with all major contests from last year.
Its actually pretty fair that way... although I still stand by the Pep/Andy call last year. I thought that was fucking sick.
i heard he wanted to be better and has been working at it, it showed him fooling around in one in yeah dude.
last year after x games he was skiing meadows pipe, and cut some dumbass off that was in his way, the guy freaks out at him and starts telling him he sucks and then sammys like actually i got second in the x games and the guy starts callling him a liar, and sammys just like look it up.
yeah where's the footy i wanna see
I think if Andreas puts some more stylie tricks and bigger amplitude he should win because he's got so many difficult tricks in his bag with style and difficulty he should win by far - i also want to see how Xavier Bertoni and Kevin Rolland do
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And I almost went crazy, but then I looked at my bracelet, What would Jesus Do...
So I lit him on fire and sent him to Hell. - Daniel Tosh
"Sammy Carlson, Oakley’s hottest young ripper has been hanging out with
Tanner the last few weeks and it shows. Carlson more known as a park /
jibber kid, has been busting huge flat spin 540s and sick 900s out of
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."
-- Albert Einstein
looking to meet anyone who enjoys long, fast turns on sweet groomers, big hits or deep pow in the glades!! Must love the outdoors and not be afraid of cold temperatures or adverse weather conditions.
i know candide got injured but maybe because they are running on a points system getting first in slopestyle and not entering in anything else wasnt enough? if not then that sucks, candide would've probably ripped it if he was fully recovered.
Stop dreaming about Candide being at the X. His injury was pretty hard, on a pretty massive jump. He was lucky to walk again. His rehas took some time, and he's just beginning to ski again. He won't go big as before, at least for some time. And that fall made him think a bit, I heard he's going more for the backcountry, shooting for videos and less for competitions.
Anyway, Candide is Candide and he will always surprise us so who knows.
Whaaaaa, why don't you cry about it? Ok take candides name out of the post then, you happy now? Still doesn't change the message, but hey, way to distract from the point.
If it was really all about comp results, then guys with solid consistent pipe results like felton, hayward, stefan thomas, etc. would have been in the pipe event before guys like gagnier, carlsen, bertoni, etc.
yea why the hell is he pussing out of slopestyle these days and sticking to just pipe Slopestyle>Pipe
Freeskier1292-"I've never been to a strip club but I'm only 15. If a girl gave me a lap dance, I wouldn't be able to hold it in, I'd jsut pull it out and start fucking her or whacking off"
Using no poles is like getting a blowjob from a guy, it feels good until you look down and relize your a homo.
Tell you what, put up sammy and xaviers results over the last season, look at where they came from, then compare them to thomas, felton, and hayward.
When you're done, feel free to talk about getting facts straight...
NZ Open? European Open from 2 years ago? You really think those events have the depth of field that Honda Ski Tours and WSI have? At least half of the X-Games fields are absent from NZ and Euro Open, whereas 95% of the X-Games field did the ski tour last year, and most of them also did WSI.
When sammy or xavier get a result in a full field pipe event with guys like riddle, dumont, hatviet, etc. competing, then it will hold a little more weight.