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None of that really makes triples stupid though which was what you originally claimed.
It's a detailed explanation of why you personally don't like them but that's the beauty of skiing - people are doing lots of different things with it and the differnt aspects all appeal to different people.
A lot of skiers would rather see rather see triples than 1800s, some would rather see huge urban features than big jumps. To say they're unnecessary just doesn't make sense to me. Skiers can do whatever they want - that is how the sport has evolved beyond the mute 3s and 7s that used to feature in ski movies.
Your argument about most riders not having the ability to perform them on standard park jumps doesn't make sense either - most skiers don't have access to the Alaskan spine faces big mountain pros are pushing themselves on or the huge rail features you see other skiers hitting it movies - it's those sort of things that seperate the best from the rest and that thousands of people pay to see in movies. As for the toll on the body that's just an argument about progression, not triples per se. The bottom line is that jumps and features get bigger in any sport like this no matter what tricks are being thrown.
As for the industry staying pure a similar argument could be made about the industry at just about any time - things always change and some people will always hark back to the 'good old days'. That's just the way it is and I don't see how some pros throwing triples really comes into it any more than myriad other developments within the sport. Regarding it being a spectacle that is also ineveitable. You could argue the olympics will have a far bigger say in that than what trick a particular pro is throwing though - after all the laymen can't really tell the difference between a triple whatever and other flippy spinny shit as Dumont's double front win proved years ago.
Anyway props to Wallisch, I think it's sick he's thrown one even if I would watch Lolo throwing some crazy 5 every time.
Don't you just hate it when internet forums are full of text when there are so many pretty pictures out there to be looked at instead.