yet to see sean pettit ski any "gnarly" lines? clearly you have seen sean petit ski then.
we don't know whether candide can ski in AK?? are you fucking mental? the bec de rosses is every bit as commiting, exposed, steep and scary as anything AK has to offer. clearly you didn't see his FWT run down it last year... he looked so comfortable i was half expecting him to open the morning paper, order a coffee and roll a fatty midway through his run...
in summary, sage is the fucking man. candide is not the man. candide is not man. candide is something else. other people that are the man in this field that haven't been mentioned are henrik windstedt, eric hjorleifson, richard permin and bene mayr.
that is all