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candide, without a doubt. tanner is good at the park (pipe, rails, booters, urban, etc) and bc jumps but not much else.
candide on the other hand, destroys park, but bc jumps, cliffs, technical lines, plus he puts on his own invitational (with the biggest jumps around, guaranteed), and his own movie out every year. tanners heart is in the money and the celebrity part of skiing, whereas candide cares about the soul and sport of skiing.
tanner shouldnt even be mentioned in the same breath as candide because he doesnt come close to comparing.
Candide is just amazing yhear after year while i thinmk that tanner is slowly starting to fall behind, he didnt do anything really impressive lately while candide just keeps pushing the limits with crazy and creative shit (see new teaser fot w'happen)
n tanner doesnt seem to hold his grabs much any more...
tanner because he can spin all four ways (ive never seen candide spin right, im sure he can, but never in a movie) tanner slays Backcountry way harder tahn him, and doesnt flail and just kills urban like none other
True, and you are right to assume Candide is a master at going unnatural (Check out Pull up by WW films, good movie!). Candide can do BC pretty well, but he doesnt have the heli-rides like Tanner does. He does when he can, remember that huge step up in RFA? And check out the teaser to the new WW film, shifty 180 into powder off a cliff?
And while Candide isnt as smooth as Tanner on rails, its because they specialize in different variations. Tanner likes noses and tailslides on rails, while Candide has been advancing spins on during and off of rails. Its kinda hard not to flail a little while doing a 450 on to 360 switch up to 450 off (in Pull up, again, great movie!). If you flail on a tailslide, you die, so Tanner obviously isnt seen flailing much in movies.
In relation to another thread, I really like Candide more because he's not trying to be massively gangster or anything. He really never shows his face much and we all know him for just his skiing, not his lifestyle or interviews about his season. He's always kind of done his own thing, independant of what the rest of the skiing world usually does, and thus consistently amazes us, because we never see it comming.
Saying which pro is better than another pro is pure opinon. There is a reason they are a top pro, they both fucking kill it. Sure there are a few brad holmes' out there, but they are obviously worst than every other pro out there.
candide, no question. and for those people who say he flails, yes he does. but when he flails, he just tweaks his grab to a unnatural way and just goes with it. x games, he went bigger than than almost everyone there and the reason he flailed was bescause he was 3/4 done with his trick upside down and he still had lik 20 ft of air. he had to slow somthing down, and he did with out freaking out or spredaing his legs. the guy has crazy air sence. and on the rare occasian he does freak out and spread his arms and leds to slow shit down, it looks good. like in strike 3, he hits that hip straight on and does a 5. he is at 3 before the hight of his jump, throws his legs out in a fluid motion and brings it down perfect. candide just has way more talent, and he is from europe, of course he skies BC.
like heath said in the thread i posted..its all opinion...ur looking into it way to much.they both are amazing skiers and 1 day 1 might beat the other in a comp and the very next day the other will win..they are both so good that ur either gonna like 1 of them better because of the style they ski with and not their acual skill cause they are to close to compare
there's really no contest here, its gotta be Candide. He goes way bigger with a ton of style and skis balls to the wall. Watch his new trailer W'happen I think and you'll see some sick lines and some solid pow skiing. Sw 630 on a rail anyone? The main reason most of NS has a hard-on for Tanner is because he's American and therefore gets more exposure.
i actually think that candide better at park stuff but tanners better at urban rails. as far as bc jumps go tanner hands down. i havent even seen candide hit any true big mountain stuff and tanners nothing special in the category. so in my opion it comes down to wut parts of skiing u think are more crucial. overall i think tanners a tad better but its hard to say