Even though it's called King of Style, it's just another big air contest. The same criteria are going to be used to decide a winner. It'll probably come down to who has the cleanest gnarly double. Even though Hornbeck, Walker, + Martini might be more stylish riders, none of those guys have any chance of winning a big air against the four that were chosen. Wallisch, Gus, Cosco, and Clarke all have gnarly doubles.
Hornbeck, Walker, Martini (and some of the other guys who entered videos were sick as hell too) are super progressive and deserve just as much respect, but you have to admit that that the big airs are currently done, the guys who are chosen have a much better chance of doing well.
Not hating on gus, but its king of style and those other guys have better style.
And to the guy who said the winner will do a double, i'm pretty sure the king of style is different, didn't richard permin win with a switch 7 or something last year? I'm pretty sure style is very heavily weighed.
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i wonder if anyone realizes that hornbecks edit had only 7's in it, but in turbo and the extras he does sw 10, rodeo 9mute to japan, cork 9 into pow, etc etc. all stomped as fuck. sucks that he went for the style thing and got robbed.
Like most others have said, nothing against this Gus guy, but I don't think he's there yet... a number of those other entires sure trumped his. Definitely some corrupt shit going on, right Rich P? Once again, the right sponsors and the inside hookup seems to be more important then skills, even in an open voting situation.
ok clarkes edit was the worst ever cosco i thought was good but not that great style def doesnt have anything on hornbeck or walker which should have been in it. and gus's was pretty good but could have been better. And personally i think henrik has better style then all of them other then besides maaaybe wallisch and what happened to henrik's edit anyway will he still go to the comp?
They are gonna look for biggest tricks and Hornbeck, as much as I would like to see go, only did up to a 7, sick 7s and all that, but I guess just not what they would be looking for. Gus was doing doubles off of several jumps, flips off rails, plus 9s and 10s. (I think 10s)
i'm not hating on him. i just think that he doesn't have as polished a style as some of the others. however, i am very happy for the kid, props to any NSer getting a big break, we should all back them 100%.
this is one of my problems with skiing. gus and clarke have style. so they dont have crazy ride away but that doesnt mean they have no style, its just different. but apparently just because they dont look thug enough on their landings they cant be in the comp? im not in any way hating on wallisch or hornbeck, they are some of my favorite skiers, but there are other styles out there.
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it's the difference between being able to do a trick, and doing a trick in a smooth, controlled, individual, or otherwise aesthetic way.
I don't hate gus, I don't hate his riding, but he doesn't have that extra aspect of control that others do IMO. I like watching him ski, but he I don't think he should have gone before some of the others.