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2018 Winter Olympics- Who are the ski slope judges? What it will take to win? Tom wallisch vs Luke V COMMENTATING Who is better?
I'm interested to know who the judges are for ski slopestyle. How they are selected? Also do they use the same judges from xgames? Or is it now with the Olympic sanctioning body. And they provide the judges.
Just curious because it seems recently style is becoming important in winning. With the recent Henrik wins. He's been killing it for years now and he Finally won a slopestyle gold. Seems long over due. I'm wondering what the olympics will be like. Will it be style over robot like movements. I'm super stoked to watch. The course definately lends itself to the most flowy and creative rider. Which is Henrik in a nutshell. But a guy like geopper who is very technical and doesnt exude a lot of style hasn't been winning as of lately. I'd say a good mix between those two would be Oystein Braten. Very technical and stylish too. Henrik is at the peak of his ability. After peaking for the last decade! We will see if he can carry that! He deserves it.
On a side note is tom wallisch done with slope for good? And if so I really like him commentating. Hes far better than luke v. I think recently luke v has gotten carried away. And developed almost this pretenious annoying personality on screen. Case in point. The real ski episode. Where he and other industry pros went over the videos and he interviewed the skiers and filmers. He was pretty douchie. So let's hope Tom is comentating the olympics.
**This thread was edited on Feb 7th 2018 at 3:57:36pm
Did LVV even commentate the last Olympics? I can't wait to see what A-hall pulls out but I think Dollo could kill it also. I would imagine the judges are going to look for a lot of tech rather than style though. If Goepper pulls out all the stops like he did in 14 he should get it though, I'm not a fan of his riding that much but he got robbed in Sochi IMO. His jumps were unreal with the genie and the mute to dubjap in the triple
It’s the Olympics. I’m pretty sure each country will have their own commentary no? If I recall from 2014, each national feed had their own folks commentating. So maybe for the NBC feed it will be Tom or Luke? That being said though, NBC is netorioisly bad at live coverage so you American folk will most likely watch BBC or CBC for live coverage of slope/pipe. It’ll be bad, but who cares - it’s the Olympics. It’s not about us.
Steele Spence is the US judge and is also (I believe) the head judge at most events such as X-Games
I just want to see creative lines rewarded. There are some weird fucking options out there, hoping people use them
TJ Schiller and Mike Atkinson are commenting for CBC! Well, "analysts" they call them. The main dude is some guy who doesn;t really know the sport.
I would have thought Atkinson would be judging,
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