longwhitecloud wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:19 am
The difference is the trick timing with the loop. Imagine how much harder and riskier it is throwing a megaloop and flying sideways while you take your board off and rotate as opposed to loop, control, dangle your boardoff/rotation- using a handle. The line angle in the photo should make things clear.
Plus marc has some sick style when he throws things.
yup you get paid for height, did the scoring sums.. progression is a waste of time - shame.
Was marks trick impressive? yes.
Did it get high scores. I guess not.
Why? It didn't meet the main judging criteria which is height. It lacked height compared to the others.
Its no RB's fault that Mark chose to showcase a lower level technical trick in a boosting comp.
The rules are clear and well stated before the event. Riders have ample time to practice a style to suit the event rules.
It seems a weird crusade that you are on. Attempting to persuade people that a competition should be changed to suit one particular riders style.
PS. As this is the most watched kiting event on the planet I guess rb has got the recipe right.