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X Games 2014, bust cause of Olympics?
With the Olympics coming up in just a few weeks will we see riders taking it easier in the X Games? I've already heard rumors about people not doing X Games to focus on the Olympics. Will we see a really mellow X Games this year with riders not risking as much to prevent enjury etc.?
i dont know do i look like nick goepper.
no but u r moar beautiful
lots of guys won't be going to olympics but will still compete in x games. those dude will go hard and the ones that are going to the olympics will probably just not try to push things. but i doubt that geopper or ABM won't compete just cause of another comp in 2 weeks
Nah man, We're just gonna see a lot more fresh talent. Those who are taking it off for the olympics leave room for up and coming athletes. Besides, they're are plenty of disciplines for people to compete in.
Honestly I think it's gonna get pretty crazy, because all the Americans who didn't reach the objective criteria are gonna be skiing balls to the wall to get that coaches discretion spot.
Xgames will be a better comp than Olympics in every aspect. However, it would suck if some of the invited skiers didn't "try" all because of Sochi.
why did you put it in quotations?
Idk I was thinking about this two
Based on the fact that everyone is still competing in X i think it will be just as crazy. only new name is anti ollila, no space for anyone else as all the top names wanted their spot so they can get buck wild
Seems to me new names win look at bobby
i was just thinking about this. also, generally less hyped on x games- this might just be me though.
McRae and Joss and other probably will but I still think Wally will get the discretion spot as long as he wants to ski in sochi
Because if they weren't trying to put down their best run possible, it would still be insanely sick to me and anyone else who isn't pro.
So, in other words, you have no idea how quotation marks are supposed to be used.
the course actually looks dope . big air jump and wall ride features on point
None of the olympic guys are going to "show their hand".
Tonnes of secret work and training has been going on there, and they'll all be leaving it until the Olympics for that stuff.
It'll still go off though, but you won't be seeing all the (shhhh....triples) until Sochi.
^ there will be A* triple. i heard from a friend of a friends cousin step aunts of a brothers teachers aid.
exactly.. they should definatly put new names in, it would let new people make a name and be better for there event.
who cares? it's still a good excuse to blow some piff and watch espn
It's basically just more practice to try new tricks, maybe if the olympics was the next weekend but they'll have a good 3 weeks after X so if they dont do xgames they're pus bags. Not to meantion the financial gain from doing the xgames, makes sense to do it just for that.
Stupid thread. Of course they will go hard. They wanna get paaaaaaiid $$$$
Wallisch is gunna go off since he's not in the Olympics. Nothing really to lose now, unless he's already scheduled some crazy film adventure to take place of the Olympics... Which I wouldn't be opposed to
i want him to win and prove to the coaches they made a dumb decision
I wanna see Wallisch obliterate everyone.
Pretty much this. Or just get naked, tie the american flag around his neck, backflip everything, while flipping off the camera.
I agree. Winter X has been the Holy Grail and staple of the sport since the start. I would really hate to see it become overshadowed by an even that has much more restrictions and only happens every 4 years..
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