that down-flat-down was the dumbest thing in the world. way too short of sections and way to steep of kinks to do anything on. even gapping it to the down was pointless haha.
i dont know what the hell you guys are talking about when you say "they werent even hitting the jump on the second down rail they were hitting it from the side" you do understand that was the objective of the feature right? you hit a tiny 2 foot gap to a pad, then hit the down rail as an urban set-up...
reason for not hitting the flat down box was because of the carve over to the cannon box. it was too quick forcing you to hit the right jump which generally would score lower than hitting the cannon.
the hill they use to make the x games course isnt all that big, yet still they make the best course each year...
jumps are close together yes, and if you arent on point you might not be able to hit the jump, but really if you arent on point enough to do so, your score wouldnt be that great anyway.
reason for rails being small is because its easier to do tricks on them, meaning better runs, meaning they are more entertaining to watch. you throw a 40 ft downrail in there chances are people arent going to risk a nose butter onto it and they'll stick to a switch up at max.
anyways, thought i'd throw my 2 cents in there. yes the course is fast and tight, but all facotrs considered, tehy do a fucking amazing job and it usually is the best course of the year.