While watching the Dew Tour, I couldn't help but notice how many girls either came up short, or were forced to op out of the jumps.
With crazier and crazier tricks being thrown down, and therefore bigger and bigger jumps necessary to do them, how are women, who physically cannot get enough speed, going to continue to compete on the same course?
There is no way that mountains are going to put forth the time, money, and effort and build two separate parks. What does this mean for woman's freestyle skiing?
what it means for women's skiing is that they will continue to do tricks nowhere near the level of men while getting paid roughly the same amount. (if I am mistaken in terms of what the purses are, please correct me.)
i think if it had been perfect weather/perfect course, the girls wouldn't have had a problem. But let's face it, they are not quite as good as the dudes, so they struggle with getting speed in shitty conditions
In this case, as Collin mentioned, the snow was the real issue. A few chicks were really throwing down today, Jess was doing some real ill shit, Lincoln, a sick ass Cork 5/Underflip (an out-loud what the fuck moment) and Rode 5. Obviously Keri and Ash killed it as well. The snow was super wet, it was pretty warm (temp wise, not wind wise) and so speed was a huge issue, especially for those lighter competitors. It was also really windy, which constantly was shifting from a headwind to a tailwind, plenty of guys were having speed issues as well. If it had been blue bird things would have definitely gone down way harder.
and about the OPs question, going along with what collin and duncan have said, i dont think there is any reason for a separate course.. it was just snowing like a bitch and sometimes shit happens. given good weather with ample speed, i think the girls would have done good things today.
why don't they just bring back two separate lips? fuck wide take offs for carving into a trick, keep that shit in mammoth.
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