I agree that the judging at X Games was terrible and has been much better at other events.
judging is inherently subjective. there are always gonna be people complaining about it.
Think about the nfl, nba, etc. The refs always get hate for making bad calls and never get any credit. And these sports are almost completely objective with a set rule book and predetermined scoring etc. But every game there are complaints about a pass interference or a block/charge or whatever.
Now think about judged sports like skiing, gymnastics etc. Imagine how much harder it is for those judges. Sure there are guidelines for what scores better but in a few minutes after each run they have to score every trick and try and take a million factors into account with people doing all different things.
I’m not saying we shouldn’t push for a better system/make changes or that the judges could not have done better. I just think people need to appreciate that the subjectivity of freestyle skiing is something that we all love because it allows for creativity and makes it interesting but it also makes it hard to score and have the right person win every single time. People will get scored lower or higher than they should. It has always been this way and will always be this way and I think some people still haven’t really come to terms with that. It’s just a reality of judged sports.