If Henrik Harlot is in fact the GOAT as our friend at @steepsteep on YouTube might suggest, why isn't anyone talking about him?
Regardless of GOAT talk, however, I loved what he had to say about how competitions are judged these days. The whole “spin to win” fad forces the athletes to push the limits of what tricks are possible, and the results are mind-boggling. I mean kids are winning junior comps with triple cork 1080s these days. That’s insane! But, as I see it, the criteria on which the biggest ski and board comps are judged these days leaves minimal room for the riders to sprinkle in some of their own signature steez. That is not to say this is a bad thing, but I would be stoked to see a little more individualism and style incorporated into the competitions on the biggest stage. Whichever direction judging goes in the future, we can be sure that the skiers and riders will always be exploring new and different ways to fly, and that will always be beautiful.
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