Ultimately, skiing is a subjective sport. If you want to have video contests, you have to have judges. In the case of X Games Real Ski, this year saw an all-athlete panel take control for the first time. I was actually at the Level 1 office as they were filming the judging portion of the TV show and there's no question it felt like being in a room of street skiing legends. Tom Wallisch, LJ Strenio, Mike Hornbeck, JF Houle, and Khai Krepela: All ex-competitors in Real Ski and not a bad list when it comes to street skiing credentials generally. Regardless of whether you agree with the results, and I personally would have had medal order different were I in the 'booth', you have to agree that's a hell of a crew to argue with.
Without further ado, your X Games Real Street 2019 Medalists are:
Gold - Jake Mageau
Silver - Emile Bergeron
Bronze & Fan Favorite - Alex Hackel
If things continue as they have been, that means both Jake and Alex will be back next year, which I for one am stoked on. But what do you think of the results? Did Jake deserve the W or should one of the other medalists have taken it? Did someone get missed off the podium?