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A cork 5 won a RAIL jam...
Jea, that's right. The "spin to win" has invaded the rail jams too. So here’s the low down, but before I start....if you are on NS bro, I'm not bitchin' at you personally, more so the crowd/judges. You're a cool kid and don’t take this as hate towards you.
So here we go....
I was competing in a rail jam on Saturday at a local mountain. There were about 40 people there. It was an open class event (boarders v. skiers). They held the qualifiers for about 45 minutes with all of the people. After the 45 minutes was up, they chose the 10 to advance. I made the cut along with a few friends.
There were 10 of us, and we decided to limit the jam to only on the stairset. The stairset was about 15-20 stairs long with a flat down rail on the left, a low flat down rail in the middle, and a flat down box on the right. After about 20 minutes of jamming they chose the top 4 from the top 10. I also made this cut.
The top 4 were my friend (snowboarder), some other snowboarder, another skier, and myself. I had been really gettin' into it and having a lot of fun. I had been throwing 270 to down 270 out on the left side flat down and a bunch of other more techy stuff. I hike back up for another hit and I decide to 450 to down on the flat down rail. I go for it and stomp the shit out of it (sorry for the claim ;p).
While I was hiking up, the other skier dropped in and cork 5ed over the entire flat down box, using it like booter. He landed past the entire stairset without touching a rail. Remember that this is RAIL jam, RAIL being the key word.... The minute I saw him do this I knew he would win. I get up to the top and decide to try to 630 onto the flat down rail. I went for it and locked on fine, but then I slipped out and ate shit.
They called a stop to the shredding and told the top 4 to stand far apart. The event head then told everyone who didn't make the top 4 to go and stand by the person who they thought should win. About 20 kids go over to the skier who cork 5ed and about 15 stand around me. The rest go to the two snowboarders. The event head said something to the effect of "Well we obviously have a winner," pointing to the other skier. So a trick that didn't even touch a rail ended up winning the rail jam. Im kind of annoyed because I got a clear second.
So there's my rant.
What's your take on this whole thang?
by not having their weight centered on the rail. I will give it to him, because 630's to rails aren't easy
chill out and have fun. he looked at the line differently and people were stoked. not to pick a fight, but ironically it sounds like you were 'spinning to win.' moral of the story dont take contests too seriously.
Spin to win? but you did a 630 and he only did a 540...hmmmmmmm
i woulda chosen you for tryin techier stuff, even though you didnt stick the 630, thats pretty ill to try for a first time, in a rail jam, props for that!
things being bitched about...but then being repeated.... SOMEBODY BRING OUT THE WHAAAMMMMBULANCE!
maybe it was more like a popularity contest.. a lot of people that stood by him were probably his friends, a cork 5 over a rail would be pretty dope for something like a slopestyle comp. but it was a rail jam...
Sounds like a bad way to judge an event. Whoever has the most friends wins. Maybe the cork 5 was cool though. Doing things differently and seeing lines is a part of skiing and being creative. Instead of doing the same old rail trick thats been done by 1,000 others the kid tried something new and it payed off.
dude...who cares? why be upset about it? it's just a comp man.
sucks dude.. i would ve been pissed to if i landed 450 on and all tha shit then a guy that didnt even touuch a rail to win..shitty deal
I never said I wasn't a part of it. I don't know where you got that shit.
Im not really upset about it man. I just don't think "aerials" have a place in rail jams.
I had fun and thats what counts.
someone should post footy of this railjam
umm no that's why it's called a rail JAAAAM, you try whatever crazy shit you can and it sounds like overall this guy stomped more shit than the 540'er. if thats how it was judged you cant really complain but its kinda lame that the kid went to that because he couldn't beat you on rails (if that's how it went down)
yo could you help me wit my cork 5
13 years old= jibbin
eh.. shit happens, thats nothing to do with spin to win tho... you were spinning to win... i probably would have been stoked if i cork fived over some rails, but also pissed if i got second to it. just take it as it came.
yah thats kinda bullshit, but it sounds like the whole judging system was messed up
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