I totally agree with this, totally.
I'm gonna talk in the past because it no longer occurs nowadays but I just have a point which IMO and backed with facts that competition wasn't only about "robotic-moves-pleasing-judges". In the time when in Xgames you had Candide, Tanner, Dumon, Olenick, Olson etc, that was the place where the sport was progressing parkwise. Sure you had park segments, but compared to today, movies weren't as influencial as today and weren't searching yet for originality, cinematography efforts.
I mean, I might be wrong, but that's how I see it. S0 yeah, today competition is what this article says, but my word is that it hasn't always been like this.
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