so was looking at the x course gallery they just uploaded and noticed something odd. slopestyle and pipe are all finals only with 12 invited. which seems a bit bullshit considering Henrik, Woodsy and Oystein are the only Europeans invited this year for slope. X-games is obviously going to a more and more commercial made for tv spectacle than ever before. the finals only format would also make it harder for young riders to break through on a big scale.
with the hour onlyish winner takes all limited field i don't think im going to be watching this year.