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  1. #251
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spooky View Post
    Exactly. Some of the most boring runs last year were a parade of threes and backflips off similar features.
    Japan this year was no exception, especially in the snowboard men's division.


    Listen, I think it's dope guys can trick these natural features, and I think they should get rewarded for doing so. But also go into the horseshoe and show you can ski around exposure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madcult View Post
    No one ever said that it will turn into slopestyle comp man. All I'm asking is for variety and progression especially from the athletes that luck completely ANY freestyle. Those guys are boring and I don't think they are in the same league with some others who are more complete skiers. Also I believe doing a trick on big cliff will always have more consequences than just "playing it safe" and just send it big with no tricks. Much more variables what could go wrong...those much harder.
    Have you watched south lines? Not really any playing it safe there.

    Also, not really any tricks here




    Also, the idea behind tricking on really big cliffs is that if you start a rotation your body will retain the rotational momentum throughout the freefall. On really big drops without rotating your body wants to revert backwards more the bigger the drop.
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    Thing #2 and I were discussing this whole thing over another round of Hakuba viewing the other night.

    The trick is trying to figure out what judges are going to score well comp to comp. It's inconsistent and always has been. Sometimes they seem to dig the tricks, sometimes the charging, and sometimes it makes no sense at all what they like. As a competitor it's tough to figure out, especially if you have tools to trick and/or charge in your bag. Of course, as I've mentioned ad nauseam in this thread, there's more to it than the skiing. And that's kind of a bummer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oftpiste View Post
    Thing #2 and I were discussing this whole thing over another round of Hakuba viewing the other night.

    The trick is trying to figure out what judges are going to score well comp to comp. It's inconsistent and always has been. Sometimes they seem to dig the tricks, sometimes the charging, and sometimes it makes no sense at all what they like. As a competitor it's tough to figure out, especially if you have tools to trick and/or charge in your bag. Of course, as I've mentioned ad nauseam in this thread, there's more to it than the skiing. And that's kind of a bummer.
    Bummer indeed - yet another instance of athletes being cannon fodder.

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    Tables run was clean and pretty fluid.


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    Utah?
    Yeah, Utah. It's wedged in between Wyoming and Nevada. You've seen pictures of it, right?

    So after 15 years we finally made it to Utah.....


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  6. #256
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    Funny how Hank Bilous is looking like 91 years old grandpa on the podium foto.

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    Oh yeah, how about Hedwig Wessel's backflip? That's the raddest thing I've ever seen thrown down in the women's field by a long shot, especially considering the conditions.

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    Got two laps of Ozone ( the KH venue for FWT) in today when it was opened. Guess they thought they'd get some skier compaction in before the storm on the weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougW View Post
    Got two laps of Ozone ( the KH venue for FWT) in today when it was opened. Guess they thought they'd get some skier compaction in before the storm on the weekend.
    I was wondering why they opened it as well. Decent turns on there today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenshowers View Post
    I was wondering why they opened it as well. Decent turns on there today.
    Couldn't see shit but very nice snow.
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    Kristofer Turdell on the Low Pressure Podcast

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    Congrats Aldo!

    The announcers were like listening to NPR ladies in the Schweddy ball skit. Completely devoid of emotion and never raised their voice over a whisper. Their calm voices made me feel stoned and sleepy. Might as well program AI to do announcing next time FWT.

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    ^^^ Bummer the usual Kappl venue of the last few years was unavailable for this comp. Must say that I nonetheless found the Jr Worlds very entertaining (the men's ski category anyway). It's kind of cool sometimes to see what top notch skiers will pull off on a rather mundane venue. Leonardo was a deserved winner. The prolonged spready at the end was the perfect exclamation point to the run.

    Pumped for Golden!

    And speaking of FWT Golden I'm watching Ep.2 of Insider on yt and they show clips off a conference call between FWT organizers and Smithers resident Uwe Gramann who is as unassuming as they get. I had heard he was a big deal meteorologist and I guess I had heard right. And he gave me a wood stove once. Good dude.
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    hey guys, are we seeing a comp on friday??? or sunday??
    i will put my bets in now. tanner for the win as always!
    soft snow is in his favor, he will throw a huge one

    other than that, tricky... craig murray second??? third pehota?? not sure yet

    snbd is easy now victor has one the title already

    for the girls ariana tricomi ( btw, you did not match me on tinder WTF???? ?) some maybe i vote for wessel

    hearty delivered last time, could pull it again
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    FB site says CONFIRMED for tomorrow

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    With the new broadcast not being live, does that mean we can watch Saturday or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickel View Post
    With the new broadcast not being live, does that mean we can watch Saturday or what?
    FWT told me on IG that it will be posted 48 hours after the event, same as Japan. So, Sunday?

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    They should have run today, sun is shinning and it is gorgeous out.

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    Ari's got a BF. Doubt she's a tinderella while traveling.

    Quote Originally Posted by nordekette View Post
    hey guys, are we seeing a comp on friday??? or sunday??
    i will put my bets in now. tanner for the win as always!
    soft snow is in his favor, he will throw a huge one

    other than that, tricky... craig murray second??? third pehota?? not sure yet

    snbd is easy now victor has one the title already

    for the girls ariana tricomi ( btw, you did not match me on tinder WTF???? ?) some maybe i vote for wessel

    hearty delivered last time, could pull it again
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    Comp is tomorrow. First rider is at 8:45. maybe I could live broadcast on instagram?

    Pretty bummed to just find out that media aren't allowed anywhere near the venue because they are afraid of people leaking photos of the leaders chair and podium. Unfortunately that means there won't be many unique angles of the comp. Bummed because I had scoped out a few spots
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    Canít be easy to keep the results from leaking - donít think this format is going to be sustainable. They get flamed every time they post something on IG

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    Do it.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenBC View Post
    Comp is tomorrow. First rider is at 8:45. maybe I could live broadcast on instagram?

    Pretty bummed to just find out that media aren't allowed anywhere near the venue because they are afraid of people leaking photos of the leaders chair and podium. Unfortunately that means there won't be many unique angles of the comp. Bummed because I had scoped out a few spots.
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    If I lived in WA, Oft would be my realtor. Seriously.

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    Some stuff was leaking in Hakuba, but it seemed like peeps were doing their job. Could seriously affect your scores if you were a leaker.

    Hope all is well Bob!

    Quote Originally Posted by bobinch View Post
    Can’t be easy to keep the results from leaking - don’t think this format is going to be sustainable. They get flamed every time they post something on IG
    Last edited by oftpiste; 02-07-2020 at 12:33 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenBC View Post
    Comp is tomorrow. First rider is at 8:45. maybe I could live broadcast on instagram?

    Pretty bummed to just find out that media aren't allowed anywhere near the venue because they are afraid of people leaking photos of the leaders chair and podium. Unfortunately that means there won't be many unique angles of the comp. Bummed because I had scoped out a few spots.
    Just wear a full white suit, no one will notice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oftpiste View Post
    Some stuff was leaking in Hakuba, but it seemed like peeps were doing their job. Could seriously affect your scores if you were a leaker.

    Hope all is well Bob!
    Good thanks! Just arrived in Nagano. Bit late for the comp... Hope all well with you and yours!

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