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S.J.WNearly every other sport, to be number one at the end of the year in the rankings is the end goal. And a much higher accomplishment than winning X Games or another comp. However, no one really cares about who wins the AFP ranking. Why is this?
DeforestationProbably because of who is winning
Honestly though, it's because the rankings don't have real meaning. Skiing, overall, isn't a standings sport. It's an individual style and comp sport so nobody really cares about a point system accounting for an entire season. Example: Candide isn't even ranked but he's obviously obviously a better skier, has a bigger following, and puts out better content than pretty much everyone else.
p.s. y u change your name?
AdrenalineGarageBut consider 2012 when Wallisch won the Dew cup with 2 golds and a silver, X Games gold, Gran Prix gold and gold in other events. He was clearly the best skier in the world.
veetuskagJust because you win comps doesnt make you best skier in the world.
DeforestationSkiing is a multi-discipline sport so it's really almost impossible to label someone the "best skier in the world".
DeforestationI seriously doubt that Gus... or even Tommy Walnuts for that matter could shred a line as well as half of the guys on the FWT, and nobody on the FWT could throw down in the park as well as either of them.
TheWeazI'd like to argue the second point, look at bene mayr and fabio studer, both compete on the fwt, fabio got third at one this year. And then go watch passenger, or any of the legs of steel movies and tell me those two don't throw down in the park, bene was the one who the quad hype was all about in passenger.
Granted this has nothing to do with the thread, I just felt like calling you out because there are guys who absolutely destroy overall in big mountain and park.