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He looked pretty uncomfortable, the crash was pretty crazy but I was on the side so I didn't hear any of this first aid shit. Fuck. I hope he gets back soon.
I have to say yesterday was sad. Watching Sammy have to compete vs 16 year old groms to defend his role on the comp scence was a waste of season. Sammys skill can not be justified by satle masacitics and crew. I was bummed to even see him show up. Right from the first hit he was going way to big on that shitty jump. The landing on that thing was super flat BTW. From the moment he threw the trick u could tell he was going to over shoot. And then bam there goes another icon in the world of skiing. It was like he looked at all of us through the camera and was like what a shame. All along sattle masactis is like wheres the triple//?? whos gonna triple our shitty buttermilk jump. X games is a fucking joke. We need to stop representing our sport this way. It has nothing to do with Free skiing. Right Mike D???? Oh wait you were there? In the name of the american dollars. Keep selling the sport out you fuck tards. This is just bullshit. I am sick of seeing this industry prey on all of us. From the time i have been 14 till now i have seen or heard about 100's of kids blowing there limbs apart. Many have died. Sal Masacilia should be held responsible for this. Everyone knows sammy obliterated his leg. But now he will never be the same. Just another skier with a PT apt. Fuck all the hype ski for yourself. Nobody cares about what ur doing. the 16 year old is always going to come a long and make u look stupid.
BObby brown is pretty damn fly though. there will always be a way to disprove the proven but the law of averages will always collect its next fool.
Skiing has taken a seat to skills and understanding of the brian farm crew..
MOUNT SNOW, Vt. -- New course, no problem for Candide Thovex.
The 17-year-old Frenchman grabbed a gold medal in the Skiing Big Air event Sunday during the final day of competition at ESPN's fourth annual Winter X Games.
Thovex and the other Big Air athletes had to deal with some adversity over the weekend. Saturday's preliminaries were postponed because of unsafe, windy conditions on Panhandle Run. Those conditions may or may not have contributed to the back injury suffered by Shane Anderson after a spill during warm-ups on Saturday. Anderson, who strained his back, had to withdraw from the event.
Thovex is a Big Air up-and-comer. The finals were moved to the adjacent Slopestyle course, and shortened to two runs per athlete.
Thovex only needed one jump to mine gold. Completing a 900, Thovex scored 83.00 points on his first jump. Considered by some of his peers to be the most up-and-coming Big Air athlete, he had finished fourth in this event in 1999.
Nobody could match Thovex's 900. Skogen Sprang of Mill Valley, Calif., had a second run of 81.25 points, earning the silver medal. Twenty-year-old New York City native Evan Raps also had a strong second run, scoring 80.75 points with the judges to earn the bronze. Legendary skier Jonny Moseley finished ninth with a best run of 73.50.
Thovex adjusted best to the modified Big Air course. J.F. Cusson, the defending champion who finished 15th, wasn't very thrilled with the new conditions. "I didn't like it, I think the jump was a little small," he said. "It was a little flat, it wasn't that great for me."
Sprang, who also finished second in the Winter X qualifyer at Squaw Valley, Calif., said it was the right move to play it safe and move the event.
"It was kind of weird, but it was definitely safer," Sprang said. "It just didn't look as spectacular, but it was for our expense."
"It took a while to get used to," said 18-year-old Boyd Easley of Flint, Mich., who finished fourth in his first Big Air event. "I thought the jump was nice, a little small, but nice."
Rounding out the top 10 were Vincent Dorion (fifth), Philippe Poirier (sixth), Philippe Belanger (seventh), Tanner Hall (eighth), Moseley (ninth) and Motoki Shimomura (10th).