So obviously style is more of a personal opinion but honestly I think it could easily be broken down into two areas:
So firstly the trick.
The inrun to the feature they are hitting. A nice carved take off. They seem super comfortable approaching the feature.
The actual trick. Everyone seems to hate triples and prefers smaller flips and spins because it is more 'stylish'. So what does this actually mean? Probably just less meat hucking, and a more slower rotation?
The uniqueness of the trick. This explains why Vincent Gagnier is doing well in comps because of his tricks which are unique but technically difficult. However, he is still spinning past 10s. Apart from the funky flips and axis, grabs. Doing grabs that are not common seem to be considered more 'stylish' such as a venom or seatbelt. Are they more stylish because they are difficult? Or because they look 'better'.
So can more spins still equal a stylish trick?
And finally the landing. Seems to me, if you don't land with your skis close together it's gonna be considered not stylish, even if you stomp it. Hence the majority of comp skiers not being 'stylish' due to their wider stance when they land.
Secondly, the clothing they wear. Skiing seems to be turning into a fashion show with a large bandwagon effect.
Everyone seems to hate Nick Goepper because of his style, but it's most likely because of the clothes he wears, instead of the baggy look. And since a few dislike him, others are following suit. Nick along with other comp skiers are obviously very comfortable with their bag of tricks, so why are they being hated on for having 'bad style'. Is there a simple reason? Is it because of their personality and their public image?
And then you have the skinny pants like Khai and Max Hill, who people believe have good style despite wearing tighter clothes.
On the opposite you have Henrick, who is seen to be one of the more stylish skiers out there. Is it really because of the tricks he does like the nose butter 18? Or the clothes he wear? His personality? Or a combination of both.
I've made a few generalisations but I honestly think I've summarised what style is.
What are your opinions NS?