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This is what happens at comps which are held at bearsden dryslope (the one in strictly business) an it works quite well as it sets the more balanced park and pipe riders apart from the kicker hucking kids but the whole point of x is that its a spectator thing and by having a qp at the bottom loses so much space. It works for skateboarding as they are generally done on flat ground with stands either side but with skiing its an effor to climb up the hill to get a decent veiw so most people stand at the bottom of the hill which would be blocked if there was a qp.
Ya I think the crowd thing would be the biggest issue but it'd be sick to blend the aspects of pipe and slope riders in one event. No doubt X big air will be crazy this year but two massive tricks in one run would be crazy
i just think it's cool to watch skaters hitting big jumps and big quarterpipes like that, street would be cool too but most of the time when they're hitting handrails they just jump on at the very end, it's more of a tap than a grind and it makes skateboarding look hella pussy
At first with the spectators comment I was like "Simple logic just took this thread down.... I sad......" and then this beauty came along and I was like "Simple logic just brought this thread back up!"
The 1/4 pipe at the bottom is simply to stop them. The ramp is just a blown up version of the old distance jumping ramps. They just made a bigger version with the focus on the the jump and the 1/4 pipe.
On skis/boards you can stop after the jump, nbd. No need to put a 1/4 pipe there, block the view and make the riders worry about a second trick.
They should just be able to focus on doing the most ridiculous trick on the big air jump.. Fuck putting a 1/4 there.
i really like it too.... ive been saying they should do this for a while. I think it would put more emphasis on the technicality of the tricks and the ability of the skier and less emphasis on spin to win
Ya I do realize that, it doesnt even have to be in the Xgames it could just be its seperate event idk, just thought it was a cool idea for some variety. I doubt this would ever actually happen but thought it'd be something interesting to discuss
They should put the superpipe and the jump perpendicular and have the pipe go through the gap of the big air. Then run both contest at once. Maybe have the snowmobile course jump the pipe at the bottom as well.
if this were to happen... people might not go as big on the jump because if they fell they could not hit the quarter pipe. With just one single jump competitors will try anything within reason because if you fall you are not missing out on any parts on the course. There is no risk in going big with one single jump.
well, that would work, but there are two serious issues:
1 - how much money would it take to dig a very very deep landing? i mean, it has to be at least 50 or more feet wide, and many hundreds of feet long, then probably 50-100ft deep... that would take up a TON of work and the moving all that snow would take FOREVER
2 - really consider how deep the base is at any given mountain... 100ft? i think not...
i've only been alive for a couple years and i know that there were big air comps. set up like this years before big air skateboarding was around... i mean tanner hall learned his first 10 on a quarter pipe that was on one of these setups. don't ya silly human childs think that they would have at least thought about this idea since then?