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yeah thats bizarre
THREAD TOPIC CHANGE : who do you think SHOULD have been top male skiier?
...or did he deserve it?
Anyone except him, \
Who the fuck is making this poll?
I say they should be executed by boxcutters!
fair point, but seeing as all he's done ON camera this year is (rightly or wrongly) shat all over what most people on this site think of as skiing, apologised for it, and then gone to Jamaica to smoke weed, sit on a beach and help some dudes make reggae (quite what tanner brings to the table in this respect is beyond me but w/e), i think it's safe to say that Tanner is not 2010 skier of the year. it would however be amusing to see a before/after photo of armada's director of marketting over the course of this season. my guess is that his/her hair will have turned about 17 shades in the direction of grey, assuming that is that he/she hasn't torn it all out.
as for Candide having been overscored in the FWT, i wouldn't say so. there has been a change in judging criteria recently in favour of smooth, controlled lines over high-risk, hyper exposed stuff, presumably based on what happened to Neal Valiton (RIP) 2 years ago, and Adrien Coirier last year, both in the Tignes FWT stop. And Candide's skiing this year in comps has been just that- fluid, controlled, fast and smooth as silk. In Verbier I swear I was half expecting him to stop halfway down the face, bust out a deckchair, order an espresso, smoke a blunt, read the back pages of the newspaper and then finish his run like nothing just happened. that's how comfortable he looked which, given that it was his first time skiing the most committing comp face (or any face for that matter) in the world (by miles), is pretty fucking amazing.
so yeah, as I say, nobody comes close to Candide this year.