i dont think anyone can argue that they put a lot of work into covering the show, and i never realized how hard and tiring it is when you are at the show until i got the oppurtunity to attend the show, but i didnt have 4 days (really 3 and half) to cover all of these booths. I think that a lot more on the journalism side could have gone into this.
this isnt something one person can do, i would suggest having a team of people all taking pictures and information and then emailing them to one person to compose the article at the end of the day. I wouldnt even complain if the info was published the next day but there was a lot of great information about next years gear that could have been put out.
for example, on atomic, there new boot wasnt even covered!!! now i realize it isnt a "freestyle boot" but still it is a HUGE advancement in boot technology.
also at oakley there was no info about the new goggle, ex: 2 lenses? why did oakley differ from the outerrigger? just some questions that could have been asked.
and to macmahoon if you guys need picture from oakley i can email you some i took, i have some of the pro models but not all.
back to coverage, i dont think anyone wants what freeskier does by JUST publishing photos, but i think that people like to just browse over a vast majority of the gear in a timely fashion and this can be achieved by having all of the days info in one post, but i do agree that there can be more information shared.
what I am suggesting is A LOT of work, but i think that next year with SIA being held earlier that perhaps this would allow you, schmuck, to contribute more instead of covering x-games. seeing many of your articles i would guess that you have some sort of journalism experience? but i still dont think it would be wise for you to cover this yourself since there is such an amazing amount of work to do.
these are just suggestions that i think could help make it better, this is what i would personally really like and i would think that others would to as it covers both the people who just want to look at picture, and also the people who want to read content and information about new gear.
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