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AlmostCoolerI wanna reserve judgement until after I see the new format. That being said, today was a sad fucking day man. Waiting all day for a stream that never came... cleared up my whole day so I knew I could watch uninterrupted. Aannd now it’s coming out tomorrow. Fuck me.
Let’s face some facts: a freeride event held in the mountains isn’t exactly conducive to livestreaming. Weather delays and spotty connection are an inherent problem, not to mention the issues that come with all livestreams (like lack of editing). There isn’t an easy way around these issues, and I’m glad FWT isn’t afraid to try something new and piss off some people in the name of progress. And to the people that are super mad that it’s not “actually live”... try to get over it. There is zero functional difference between seeing it now and later if you don’t know the result. There’s always gonna be that irrational nagging voice reminding you that it’s not live, and that might be reason enough for FWT to figure that this won’t go over well. But you as the viewer aren’t affected unless you have a personal stake in one of the riders (family member, super close friend, etc.).
On the other hand, we as the viewers aren’t expecting a polished result. The raw freeriding is part of the appeal, if I wanted more flair I’d go watch a movie segment. But I understand that FWT is a business like any other, and profit is the goal. And that’s ok—if this is what it takes to keep this event healthy and strong, then I’m all for it. I’m just a little skeptical that this will actually improve the experience for me personally.
sorry this was a total mess of words lmao but I just wanted to vent and don’t feel like formatting this properly
nicofogliaY’all are overthinking it. They will still put the full runs, and then ad edited replay of the highlights between runs. Just like a slope style comp. and it will be streamed at the same time world wide so that you don’t lose the live feeling
VitiligoSo is the "LIVE" youtube stream that is up on their site not actually live? It seems to be.
eheethit's kinda bs, like if i just wanted to watch some skiers ski some big lines with a few tricks condensed into a segment I can watch that many ski movies it's not funny
KretzschmarHonestly this format wouldn't be bad if they did the normal live stream and uploaded this as a "condensed" version for those who don't want to watch the full thing.
e.litttCurrently watching it (without volume because I'm in a lecture hall), it's really weirdly edited? I'm not digging it. You loose the appeal of the live stream since the content is now curated, but it isn't smooth to watch either. It feels like I am watching a replay of the actual live stream with someone who is impatient and keeps skimming around.