The videos are out, I'm personally most impressed with Henrik's and LJ's entries. Everyone's killing it though, didn't think the bar could be set higher from last year.
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FredyFerlMy top 3 is
1. LJ - I'm just out of words to describe his entry. It litterally makes no sense. The amount of tries some of those shots might've taken him. It's all bangers.
2. Will - He looks at spots in a way nobody else does. There's so many shots that look really really cool. And that C to quad kink...
3. Magnus - At that point it's just that I liked Will's entry better, but I could see finishing 2nd.
As for the other entries,
Khai: I didn't really like his part the first time I watched it, but after rewatching it the only thing that I have to say is that he didn't really have an ender. Other than that it's super solid, would've expected a bit more crazy tech stuff though.
Henrik: He did not disappoint at all. I could definitely see him in the top 3. His last trick is just...
Tom: I hate to say this, but there's nothing that really blew me away. Him too he didn't really have an ender, and I feel like his entry from last year was way better
s-handLJ. No one shot in particular blew me away
s-handMy top 3:
1) Magnus. That nollie lip was obscene.
2) Henrik. That was the most dialed, gnarly switch 50-50 I have ever seen
3) LJ. No one shot in particular blew me away, but the collection of so many burly shots got me.
jreillylj's backflip again onto that pillar? that shit is fucking insane
MAHONEboneThis is by far the hardest year to judge far and away. It's said every year, but truly this is next level type of street skiing.
For me it has to go as follows:
1) LJ. the first trick should be a winner in and of itself. Attempting that must have been literal death. Every shot was a banger. Mix in creative features with LJ tech and that's a gold medal video no question
2) Henrik. Henrik was a fantastic combination of smooth and tech, all while going large shot by shot. Maybe only 1, 2 at the max throwaway shots in retrospect but it was next level some of the shots he produced.
3/4) Has to be a toss up between Tom, and Magnus. Magnus flowed and put in a unique style that only a handful of skiers could reproduce, Henrik included. Only thing that limited him was not going as large as Henrik CONSISTENTLY. Tom was going big throughout most of the shots but I can't put my finger on it. Maybe not as crazy tech as Henrik or LJ? If he threw in a couple of harder tricks while hitting those same features he would have taken out Henrik IMO and been competing for 1st.
5) Will is an animal. 30 years old and still charging like this is medal worthy itself. Same with Tom. In comparison, I just thought Will's tech and creativeness weren't as big as Henrik's or certainly LJ's. Magnus was more unique with the style aspect, and recreating the tricks he does is so damn hard, and Tom just went larger with higher risk features. All came down to who was going the biggest this year. I also enjoyed the vibe of Will's video the best.
6) Khai. Insane that I'm ranking Khai here, especially in his field of expertise in skiing. If Khai took more of the Cam Riley / Clayton Vila approach and put in more shots like his enders while going even more tech he would have placed for sure.
I can't fathom how the judges put medals on these this year. Must have been the hardest thing to judge all year. Props to everyone for putting out unreal segments.
Magnus was insane, the nollie on the dfd was so fucked up. Next time you're out on your skis see if you can nollie that high, it's almost impossible. The hand drag where he reversed his momentum was stupid sick and the ender too.