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It seems to be plateauing a bit already, but yeah, I would like to see more double grabs, as in 2 seperate grabs in one air. and for the spin to win question, I liked this last freestyle.ch comp where you had one hit for a style jump (540 or less) and a second technical one. good combination there
Yea big air is just turning into who can do the most spin and flips with the most style.
I think it can espesh if you've noticed how big air comps have gone over the last 8 to 10 years (I know Im an old guy). You'll notice that you'll have a huck phase then a refining phase. Basically people start figuring out new tricks so everyone is trying to learn them so they can win. There's not that much style but difficulty is up Aka a huck phase. Then after awhile all these guys are doing these tricks but since no one has come up with anything new and crazier, guys will dial them in, in an attempt to edge out the competition with the same trick but better style. At this point your in a refining phase. I think right now big air is in a refining phase, and as the jumps get bigger and/or the athletes get more comfy with their doubles, one or two guys will start doing something new and crazy but hucked and then you'll see it back in a huck phase.
Freestyle skiing should be about the style and keeping things looking smooth and unique. The only reason big air and other freestyle events were freestyle events were because riders wanted to come up with new and UNIQUE tricks. Now its just whoever has the most technically difficult run stomped. People will keep adding an extra 180 here and there to make their runs better judged. I would like to see more events like freestyle.ch where there is a style element to it. But i mean when we need to start dictating maximum number of spins and etc we are just moving further away from the core of the sport. I think alot of this has to do with the gigantic features that are being built. I mean if you go and see some really good freestylers spending the day at a normal park (no excessively huge kickers) i think it looks way cooler and I know it can be so much more cool and fun as you are forced to do other things than hucking huge spins to pull off stylish tricks
Thats cuz Turpin is the MAN, both in a literal sense and because he rips!