Iím surprised not one person has mentioned McEachran. I could very easily see him on podium with such a strong rail game. Based on snowboard judging the creativity and difficulty on rails seeemed to have a lot of emphasis on scoring (which they should). Would love to see Mcrae, AHall, Woodsy, or Evan on podium but given the depth of competition I only see one American getting on podium this time. If I had to bet I would probably go with Dollo (best style), Oystein (most consistent), Ragettli (potential quad but needs step up rails). Dark horses would Bellemare with his nutty rail game or ABM since he looked healthy at X. Iím just happy that the course looks perfect with seemingly endless lines so hope judges award creativity. There are at least 12 or 13 guys with s legitimate chance to podium in my opinion so itís shaping up to be best slopestyle event in history. Hopefully Big Air gets in soon too.
jmckay7It would be interesting if all the guys dropped in anonymously, like all wore the same outfit and had black goggles with a black balaclava, and the judges didnít know which one they were judging? Be interesting to see how thatíd hypothetically affect the scores.