What I really want to see is tanner double flip in the backcountry.
i would like to see that haha, seeing as it wouldnt work.
hunting yeti dude... that along with idea is some of the freshest and inovative skiing i've ever seen. such a good vibe to see pollard, mahre, pep & crew have so much fun out there. i think tanner is alot more influential than he is innovative, there's a difference.
Probably all of the above. However, the image that is portrayed of you, is really your own doing. When he was younger and first becoming exposed he was rebellious, and I think a lot of us that were trying to break away from the spandex/knee patch scene so we really thought his style was new and cool and we saw parallels between him and our own interests. The whole hip hop reggae thing. The steeze. And then, in his later years he brings freestyle to the backcountry in a way that I think no other park skiers were really doing. (stomping takeoffs, throwing huge switch rotations with incredible style). Really skiing the whole mountain with style.
What I am saying is that he has made all the right moves at all the right times, from pursuing park, then pipe, and finally backcountry and big mountain. He made the right move when he ditched Rossignol (which was making sick stuff at the time) to start up Armada. And really legitimized the core ski company. I mean Line existed, but was small. Armada absolutely exploded.
Tanner is always one step ahead of the game, truly on the forefront.