Honestly, I thought the run was really refreshing. Just some one trying to go as big as possible is super sick. I still think the judges were right though when not putting him on the podium, he went a little scrub on his last hit, and to podium, your run really has to be tight
That kid is insane! He was going huge, I could watch him in the pipe all day.
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imagine him when he gets a bit more smoother! as nuts as it was didn't deserve podium. But wholy dude man did you see David Wise he was going the same height s him while doing 12s. correct me if im wrong but David averaged 17 feet
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Well... judging is tricky and they must dock people for imperfections. I think that there was some here.
I agree that this is basically one of the sickest runs I've seen in a long time. I was standing right under that legendary Dave Chricton flat 5 at WSI years ago, and I think I was equally impressed with this one.
However, the problem is that if you're going to score lower technicality and higher style tricks well as a judge they must be perfect.
Watch close -
Sw 7 second hit came out a bit early.
Landing of the flat 5 was ever so slightly wobbly.
Last hit he almost put his butt down.
Now - I'm with you that this is basically exactly what we should be seeing out of pipe skiing. I am repeatedly watching that run with my mind completely, utterly blown.
I just can see why he was docked points. I'm not looking at other runs, so perhaps others had the same types of imperfections, but its the little stuff like this that makes judges knock style down. If you are going to win on style, it must be absolutely flawless.
Fantastic run though, man I'm going to be watching this guy in the future.
Exactly! Unfortunately since the comp is being held in the US they tend to favor US athletes over others because they attract more viewers there :/ I remember being bummed a couple of years ago for not seeing Jossi Wells silver winning slope run on espn or AJ Kemppainen in the pipe due to poor timing of commercials
Sadly this is true. Joff's run was by far my favourite, first 3 hits are mindblowing but there was definitely plenty of sketchiness in all 3 of his runs that meant he lost points. I actually think the judges have basically done a good job this year so far. Joff's run would have got him on the podium if he had put a full clean run down. Sick to see a run like that though, carrying on from Duncan Adams (injured?)!
My favorite run so far, pipe or slope. That was a thing of beauty.
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