SkiBum.This slope style course blows. It would be a good set up in 2003. No surprise from SPT. I'm assuming they had limited snow to work with given this year and temps. Jumps are small and close. Upper rail section is unique but looks like it is small.
The green DFD and Down rail were the same as last year and those are some of the biggest rails Xgames has ever had.
Jumps are in the same place they've been every year for a while so Idk what you're on about spacing. Not sure size but people were dubbing the 1/4s and throwing trips on the bottom 2 jumps. Not sure I saw anybody trip the first one but people were only throwing 2 trips at most in their runs. Jumps could have been a little smaller than other years, it's hard to tell. People didn't look like they were forcing the tricks though so Idk. I wasn't there so tough for me to gauge.
One of the snowboarders hit 6 fucking rails in one run. Course had staggered features up top plus different ways onto different features. Allowed for super flowy creative riding versus just 3 rails side by side 3 deep.
I think SPT absolutely nailed that rail section. One of the best they've ever built imo. I thought the garage feature would have been cooler with a pole jam or some other up feature onto it rather than a jump. Also didn't see why the flat down rail was shotgun. Other than that I thought it was pretty sick.
Idk if you watched the Olympic qualifiers/grand prix dealios from Snowmass or mammoth, but I thought this course was WAY better.
The snowmass course only had 2 rails sets. 1 was super stock comp setup, and the next was a 1/4 with a hitchen post to waterfall rail. A ton of people just slide the last 6 feet of the waterfall. No 3rd rail set. Jumps weren't that big really.
Mammoths just kind of seemed like an alright park setup. I dug the spine without a jump option to force people into the 1/4s but seemed like the speed wasn't right. Idk.
I feel like both those mountains builf better setups in their normal parks. Hell, other than size obviously, I think snowmass had a better slope setup there last year as their regular park. Really cool cut outs on the jumps, a little spin action, some dope symmetrical snow features.
Also the urban style rail plaza at the bottom was pretty sweet.