[hank]but let's not compare apples to genocide.
Sorry to be a stickler here, but you nullify your entire argument with this statement. The idea that you're calling two forms of skiing an apples to genocide comparison is totally false.
A hardcore backcountry mountaineer skier would just as easily make the argument that park skiing 'isn't real skiing and those guys can't ski'. Comparing aerials to park skiing is more like an oranges to lemon comparison.
Both are citrus, both have a similar type of citrousy taste - but they invoke completely different taste emotion.
I completely disagree that a corked spin is totally different than a straight over flip. It wasn't that long ago that I could do some of these tricks, and I've fucked around with a ton of them on water ramps in my years at camps. There's a different style sure... but you can't tell me that a double back full is so different from a dub cork that you might as well be comparing a double back full to genocide.
Now, as some others have pointed out - adding in the switch takeoff element is a game changer. Throw me a switch triple to talk about and then fuck yes you're re-inventing the wheel.
My main point is simply that I think its kind of silly that we glorify the 'first ever' type mentality around stuff that is simply being iterated on with tricks that have been done since the '80s.
More than ever before, we need a focus on style and what differentiates us. Dubbing has turned back into a 'form' play, where everyone is just hucking tucked in a tiny little crouched ball.
TL;DR - If we make skiing more of an art than a contest, then hell yes it is some progressive shit. And don't forget the switch.
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