I dont know man. I think the judges were expecting a lot technical wise this year after all of the triples everyone was pulling off. People don't know that as the sport grows more and more, pushing the sport will become harder and harder
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Russ run was really good and clean but he 's just not fun to watch. He does the big tricks but they are not impressive to see, also his bs 630 was horrible even if it was clean. Russ needs at least a little flavor on his tricks if he wants to podium.
^holy shit, gus's run was sick. that r-630 out was stomped to perfection.
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then again, they are kinda slutty, but i dont look at it that way, more like an opportunity that you need to put forth minimal effort to gain the full advantage of
Heath and Gus have been going at it since Gus made it onto the scene. Shit got real when Gus had some coc interview and the interviewer asked about the hate he has been getting on ns in particular from Heath and Gus just pretty much said "yea idk I don't really like that guy or something," and the interviewer agreed with him. Since then Heath has held a grudge on Gus, even though he will prob quote me saying this isn't true and he respects Gus as a person but just doesn't like his stye. Yea thats about all I remember.
I'm kind of going to have to agree a nit. I think Tom deserved to win because his run was the best overall. He had good style on all his tricks and stomped them all, and he he had good tech, like the right sw dub 10, which he stomped. I don't think the scoring gap should have been as big as it was though. The top 5ish runs should have all been within the same range of a couple points. They were all really good. I'm not going to get too pissed with the judges though. This was a hard comp to judge because these guys were all throwing down sick runs.
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ok now this is going to sound very not-picky to all you guys...
buut switch right 10 opp blunt (sloppy) and right 9 opp blunt are way too similar of tricks to be doing in such a high profile of a contest. needs to at least switch grabs, they're pretty much the same rotation.
and i definitely agree with the hate on the 810...it's a rail feature not a jump feature.
By saying that Gus is generally liked in the skiing community, you're discrediting the argument that his public rapport could have hampered his run's score. Therefore, you're implying that his score was derived solely from the merit of his skiing, which according to you must clearly be sub-par.
Or, you were just being contrarian and argumentative as usual, either way I maintain that you tend to hold grudges.
His skiing was flawless but he did less difficult tricks than tom, thats all I said. If you're just trying to troll me then whatever but I have nothing against gus and he get better every year, shit slope and pipe finals? fucking impressive.
so wait, when vanuluar, candide, and andreas all did "jump tricks" on and off rails/boxes and won TRICK OF THE YEAR!, we were all mistaken by praising them then and now its not tech/cool? i spoke with sammy the other day about his x game run, agreed his 4 on 6 out was one of the tricks that helped boost his score (jump trick?). i still maintain, gus should have been on the podium.
We weren't mistaken praising those tricks. But that was then; this is now. Candide did an 810 to rail in 2004. The fact that it was trick of the year almost 8 YEARS AGO should be a hint that it's not progressive, and it seems reasonable to judge tricks at least in part on how progressive they are. In my humble opinion, all of the canon boxes and gaps to boxes--boxes, not rails--are kind of corny. I'd rather see people throw down with some true rail game (like Casabon at the X-games last year), instead of just landing jumps on metal, or doing jumps off of metal. Would you like to see more B&E or Stept crew-style rail skiing in comps, or would you rather see big spins and flips off of rails? Should the trick of the year this year be a 1290 or a double onto a rail?