Just saw this on unofficial
and hadn't heard anything about it on here yet.
CheddarJackBig air in no way defines freeskiing - it's not a sport by itself. If it was, it'd just be glorified aerials. It's as much of a "sport" as a rail jam would be.
Slopestyle is better in the sense that it's a better test of skill as it requires rail skills, jump skills, creativity, and more general skiing abilities, which more so defines freeskiing, or at least the park aspect to it.
ParryWithAnADo it... You wont!
We already have half pipe and slope so why not big air? Do you want to kill a fellow freeskiers chance to win a gold metal, get a big endorsement deal, and be a national hero?
Big air can be just as exciting as slope. Its more focused event that the public can get into, and not be AS confused about. Its a heroic event that with a decent announcer can make into something dramatic.
Think about it....
Luke is announcing and its just two skiers left with one jump each.... Skier X is in the lead with a quad corked 1620, but skier Y landed the quad 1800 in practice the day before!
Skier X drops in and falls! Oh no! His score will stay the same!
Its all up to skier Y to land the 1800! Hes dropping in going over 70 miles per hour heading into a 100 foot table! Her he goes! Wow he is spinning and flipping like crazy man! He lands it! Skier Y has won a quad 1800 tail grab to japan!
Come on who wouldn't love that?
Anyways the flood gates have already been opened so why not let them pour out.
Holteembarrassing moments like double frontflips winning major events
C-Walthe kickers in the olympics for the slopestyle were huge, and possibly boarder line big air level anyway. Would we really see any different tricks that would make it worthwhile and enhance the sport? the kicker would have to be huge
WillardHasn't there been talk of eliminating slope style already? I can't even stand hearing the word "olympics" I hate them so much. Hey guys look how much money we can waste on a 2 week event that will soon be long forgotten.