Hoping to start a conversation about the different rider’s styles and how tricks should be factored into scores on the Freeride World Tour. Seeing Kieta Yamazaki rip his insanely surfy line, made me think about our bias toward tricks over flow. His line was straight up orgasmic even though he never even caught air. His style is why I love snowboarders even though I’m a skier.
What do you think, should tricks be valued more than pretty turns? Should air be considered better than snow? Is our obsession with spins leading us to loose the value in the LeftRight?