switch rightside butter dub 9 with a sick grab. or a 270 onto a downrail one foot to one foot surface switchup 2 out. or spread eagle onto a box but bounce your pole off it when your in the air. or literally anything else. of course there will be progression, its skiing.
Not taking anything away from him or his trick. It was sick. Just pointing out that skiing has already "progressed" much farther than what we see in the park. Skiers going off jumps have done stuff far crazier than anything we see in X-Games.
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if quads were banned from aerials skiing, i guarentee we'll never get there
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Why do so many people think that freeskiing will fade when there is no more rapid progression? Take sports like bmx or skating for example. Each year in park or street skating there are rarely many mind blowing new tricks but the sport continues to be interesting by taking tricks to new spots or new skateparks. We will always see some progression in skiing and new styles and new jumps will keep the sport interesting to watch long after it seems like everything has been done.
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I wouldnt be suprised it we see quads within the next 5 years. It wasnt even that long ago when people thought doubles were the most amazing let alone triples. As of tonight, triples are a thing. We wont be shocked to see a triple. Just like when we see dubs, theyre amazing but not shocking.
well schlopy almost landed a 1980 so we might be seeing a bit more progression towards higher technicality (either an extra rotation or an extra flip) but I'd imagine athletes will be asking for a bit more air time. Jumps can only get so much bigger (there are limits to the human body) and will need to get steeper angles moreso than longer gaps. I'll admit it was incredible to see big air last night but I think even Douglas found himself thinking about how close it was to ariels. Little things like stance on the landing were having huge impacts on score, and as stylish as say Harlaut's rodeo 7 was it was all about the number of rotations you did on whatever axis you are spinning on.
To get some idea of what is left to be done in big air we can just look at ariels, throw off axis rotations, switch stance, grabs and butters/hand-drags/carves/etc.
Arielists do tricks like double-full,full,double-full which would translate to triple 2880 the way that we count flips as spins.
boom. skiing's future will split into two different "groups"- the future spinning robots and the urban/creative/style skiers. And i think we will see quads/spinnier triples in the very near future(like 4-6 years)
The death of freeskiing is very different than the slowing of progression. The slowing of progression isn't always a bad thing, just look at skating. It will force skiing to be more style oriented and more creative. My prediction is after everyone learns triples and can do them both sides, people will start to turn away from comp skiing and more crews like Stept and Real SkiFi will emerge, doing really creative, stylish, outside the box sort of tricks.
I don't know shit about skateboarding really, but I'm pretty sure they aren't adding a lot more spins and flips to their tricks, but I'm pretty sure we can all attest to the fact they are certainly still progressing. Skiing will do the same I'm sure.
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