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who here is more impressed with someone who can throw down a slow rotation, say a 360 with a stylish grab over someone who can throw stuff like 900s with no grab and little style?
it really depends on what kind of style you mean for the 9
Im impressed with people who have fun doin their own thing. I personally like style, but if that isn't what makes your clock tick, and big spins are, then big spins are what you should be doing.
i think slow corked spins ( under 540 )look just as good as corks over 720, but it all depends on what you like
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i like the tricks like a 900 with a nice grab.
i like 5s and 7s best
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I don't care if someone can do a cab inverted 1440 if it's all flaily and sloppy or aerials pencil style. I'd rather see a solid floaty non-flaily stylie 180. It's all about style for me.
in any comp. this year a sick cork 5 wouldnt make the podium, nor would a 1080(forward)grab. so it looks like cork 9 and switch 10 is the only way to impress a judge. i personally love the switchcork5, or 7 depending on the jump.
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timmys been throwin sick backside cab 5 tails at squaw i think thats cool
Nice slow rotations off big shit. Slow stuff on smaller shit looks gay though.
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i dunno, i'm a fan of the medium ones... like misty5's, cork5's, that sorta stuff. but anything that's done really smoothly is sweet.
stick that in your pipe and smoke it!
i like slow spins with style
What good are snowblades anyways???
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i dunno..i really love style 7's 9s..and stylie cab 5's and 7's
I like watching anything. When people rotate smooth and slow, it generally means they're more comfortable with what they're doing. That says a lot about ability.
As far as larger spins are concerned, and comps, I think people should remember what difficulty is all about. Cork/misty/rodeo 5s are great tricks, but to me, comps are about ability. If someone throws a shitty looking 9 or 10, should they automatically beat a 5 or 7? Of course not. But if you can spin a 9 or higher and make it look good, then you're doing something harder. Every day of the year, you can ski how you want, and do whatever tricks you like doing. But if you're entering a competition, you're trying to show you can that you have more ability than the other skiers in the comp, so you should do the most difficult tricks you can that still look together.
Look at it this way. If everyone in a comp throws a cork 5, who wins? You may say the person that does the one with the most style. But isn't everyone's style different? That's the whole point of 'freestyle' skiing. So in a freestyle comp, it should really be who can do the most progressive, difficult tricks that dont look like shit.
It's all about the smoothness for me, if you can do it and make it look easy, like jon does everytime, thats the most important thing.
it depends how big the jump is, you can't just say anything over a five to too much spinning
Its only for decoration thats it and thats all
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In my personal skiing I push to keep my tricks as smooth as possible. If I see a skier or snowboarder ahead of me hucking penciled out 5's or 7's, that doesn't really affect my mindset. I try not to huck and get my arms flailing which means I'm usually not spinning bigger than 3's unless the jumps on the larger side.
It's all personal preference, but when it comes to comps, style should definately be the more important aspect. It's sad, but at our local hill, there were 2 kids that had landed 3's in a big air and were scored less than kids who fell on corked 7's...
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