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I see where your coming from... but what else could we do??? see who could like waddle the fast on dry land??? uhh... "how do judges rank tricks"? By which is more difficult?
competitions need to push the limits to be good for the sport. slopestyle courses need to be crazy, and i certainly dont mean aerial jumps...they need to leave room for expression not just straight line to double flip. judges are biased and sponsors need their athletes to win, so competitions could be good, but right now they are not.
I think one of the best parts of competition is just the challenge it brings to the riders because there is so much pressure to stomp the tricks that they've dialed for so long. Thats what I've noticed alot with slope and pipe comps mostly is that it is very, very difficult to stomp all those technical tricks in a row, get the grabs, and have no flaws. The problem now is that everyone is so crazy good that now most of the competitors are stomping their runs and leaving it up to the judges to decide. I dunno if this makes much sense, but i guess I'm just overall saying that more than the technicality or difficulty of the run comps should be judged on cleanliness and who can stomp everything they set out to do.
I think it could work better with this:
trick score out of 30, style score out of 30 (this by judges), the competitors vote on who they thought did the best; out of 30, and the audience votes, this only gets 10. So the riders' totals would be out of one hundred