I'm not creating this thread in order to begin a snowboarding/skiing feud or to hate on either of the sports. I just simply want to hear people's opinions on the difference between the two that we saw over the last couple of days.
To be honest, I thought it was amazing how the skiers came out swinging and were just sending the nuttiest tricks throughout the entire competition. The snowboarding triples were cool and all, but they definitely looked redundant after awhile and didn't have much variation. Not to mention how snowboarding kind of looks lame when even if they don't fully land a trick, they can just wash out. In the skiing, we obviously saw the craziest big tricks (butter triple, switch rodeo triple, and multiple other triples) along with creativity (henrik and kai) along with the classic steezy 7's and a zero spin from Jossi.
I feel like in snowboarding you jsut don't have that type of creativity or variation that makes it so exciting.
In my opinion, skiing showed up the snowboarding big air in a huge way and really showcased how crazy our end of the winter sport spectrum is becoming. Thoughts?
P.s.- TOUGHNESS was a huge theme (Kenworthy after his triple to his head) and I feel as if Henrik's "going for it" at the end was equal to Haldor's "going for it" triple, but Henrik obviously succeeded.
All in all, huge night for skiing.