His attitude towards people is what causes everyone to have their issues with him. In every interview it seems like he's got a chip on his shoulder, and feels he needs to prove to everyone that he is better than everyone at every aspect of skiing. Granted, if he put his mind to each aspect for a while, he would learn it, and fast too. Tanner is the best competition skiier. His movie segments are usually one of, if not the best, most innovative, segments of the year. His willingness, and ability to learn tricks and new diciplines, like Bigger lines, more BC kicker variations, is what truely sets him apart from every other skiier. And you can't say anything about his carreer without realizing that his first major, carreer altering injury happed this year. How long has he been the biggest name in the newschool scene? blahblahblah I could go on further, but it's pointless.
The problem with Tanner is his attitude, and when someone says something negative about his sport, he gets very defensive, and ends up calling the person out. With him being the most recognizable person in our sport, what does everyone see? It makes us seem like a bunch of punks, with no respect for anyone. I don't like that.
I have a ton of respect for Tanner's skiing, but I've learned to block his reactions to judging, his interviews, and pretty much everything else outside of his skiing out. Tanner's the man when his goggles are on, and he's showing the world what is possible, but as soon as he opens his mouth, I ignore him.