Toby wrote:Johnny, talking boardoff WITH rotation.
A normal boardoff for sure is not that risky (risky to not land the trick, yes), but with rotation it is a different game.
No it's not! It's just an added twist. Unhooking and passing the bar is a different game entirely.
You do plenty of boardoff rotations, but don't do ANY kite loops or passes. Your also pretty risk averse. That illustrates the relative risk right there. No hooked in moves carry more risk than even a straight kite loop, or handle pass. Combine them and the discrepancy just gets bigger.
Risk IS in relation to your wellbeing, not your score! Lewis Crathern and Lasse Walker were not taken away on stretchers for low scores.
Kevin for sure went big, traveled the farthest in the air and tweaked out his one footers, and put into the perspective of the judging criteria it put him third. The other two were unhooking and passing. That simply outweighs taking off your board. Even a board off with a loop will not set the bar as high as what Hadlow and Richman have already done. Namely a bar pass with a loop. Hadlow taking it to the next level by doing it inverted.
Degree of difficulty will continue to progress and we will see double passes with kite loops soon enough.