bluepr1ntLJ did have some crazy bangers in there, but he also had some of the weakest spots and tricks in the contest. Front 2 off that mellow roof, backslide a 5ft rail to back 180 out, switch 2 back 2 a pretty normal down rail, 3 short up rails to back 2, even that closeout rail 2 pretz 4... all tricks that you wouldn't bat an eyelid at in a random am's street part. The judges clearly balanced those tricks against the crazy things he did and decided the stunts just about earned him a medal, but he wasn't even close to the consistent level of surprising tricks Magnus and Henrik both had. It's pretty obvious why he didn't win.
I dont know where the fuck you ski but every shot in LJ's edit was insanely high level and some with heavy consequences. Claiming all that shit is easy is ignorant. Go hit that "mellow roof" feature and tell me its not scary as shit to jump on a roof and slide something that was never made to be touched by skis. Im not sure if you are just trying to make a point that you didnt like LJ's but your view on skiing is seriously skewed. I guarantee that you have never done high consequence urban or you would never say this bullshit.
To the rest of this thread, LJ had that wow factor in his edit. IT was aggressive and had the heaviest conventional rail tricks in the contest, but most of them were on insane rails. This is definitely something everyone should be able to agree on. in my eyes, LJ treated street skiing like a park.
Magnus and Harlaut skied the the streets differently though, and thats why I think they won. They treated the urban features and landscape in a way that you cant do in a park. They treated urban skiing like an original type of skiing instead of park skiing. Both of them came at features in a way to utilize the features they had with a skill level that allowed them to bring their innovative tricks and ideas to life.
I think Magnus won based off of his innovation and creativity. It was not based on "hipster style" like some people in this thread think it was. doing a nose butter into a redirect wallride is not easy. The dude dropped from the ttop of a building sideways and that was gnar. Forget the difficulty and consequence though. The real insanity of the trick was thinking of doing it in the first place. I have never seen anyone try anything like that. Magnus took a direction to skiing park that is unique and stands out because he skied differently on heavy features being used in unconventional ways (which is why LJ didnt win).
Knowing the criteria for this comp is interesting though. I wouldve guessed Harlaut would be the winner. His innovation was definitely deserving of 2nd, but his tricks seemed more difficult, plus they were never just 1 trick like the judges say about his video.
Before the winner was announced, I thought LJ deserved to win 100%. Magnus in 2nd, Will or Harlaut in 3rd. When everything was broken down with the real ski recap videos, I am fine with how this ended up.