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  1. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    (no x games thread or did my search fail me?)

    My favorite is definitely the cross races (ski and board)... who the fock designed the skier cross track? That last jump puts some serious air under the racers, several of which have left via ambulance. Pretty damn cool tho, glad the racers were conscious and moving around, even if in pain.
     

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  2. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    Transcend is there.

    He posted something about it.
     
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    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    I can't find it on the Teevee.
     
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    It's on ABC.
     
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    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    i am here as well. sled freestyle is off the hook, you shoul dhave seen the paralympic bucket guys on the freestyle course.
     
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    Mono-skier-x. Wow.

    Some of the falls in skier x were insane. Guy was convulsing until they cut the tape over to freestyle skiing.
     
  7. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    That last jump is insane in skier-x. Not sure who's idea it was to freestyle sleds, but that's crazy.

    I was flipping around and started watching the Red Bull Last Man Standing in Texas. Bad ass cross country motorcycle race that looks like a total ass kicker.
     
  8. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    One guy finished with a broken ski.

    But the best so far was the women's semi-finals were three went down hard, one somehow repositioned in the air to barely avoid and one of the three that went down finished on just one ski. Insanity! :D
     
  9. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Some guy just stuffed his sled into the lip. It was brutal.

    Octograb for awesomeness.
     
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    That new Freestyle/ Snocross mis is pretty sick, but I still don't really get it.
     
  11. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    don't worry, neither did the competitors as the commentators were saying that they were changing tactics and tricks to match what the judges were wanting to see.

    I hate judged competitions.
     
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    A lot of the snowmobile competitions started to get boring after a while
     
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    So, Transcend, maybe you can shed some light on this. Del bosco was listed as being Canadien. I was kind of wondering what has happpend to him since his National title was stripped but I did see him at the Jeep Beaver Creek 4x race on TV.

    He had a similar ban in ski racing some years back so I am wondering if he has defected in hopes of representing Canada in 2010 skier X. I am guessing that he does not have citizenship unless he married a canuck...but I doubt that.

    **Never mind, I found his bio on espx which kind of explained what I suspected.
     
  14. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Not too into the sled competions. Boring. I caught some of the Skiier X when getting pizza post ride, and that was cool.
     
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    The Skier Cross was good. The snowmobiles have always been boring. Even the Snowcross races were not all that entertaining.

    I just love having a DVR makes watching the X-games so much better fast forwarding through all the filler crap. I think I watched all of todays coverage in just over an hour. Plus it reassures me that making the trip down the road to watch would not have been worth it.
     
  16. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Anything judged turns into a snoozer so fast it isn't funny.

    Hasn't skiercross been knocking guys over for a few years? They just go too damn fast...
     
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    the night scene is way worth it, snomass village is off the hook after hours
     
  19. CRoss

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    Didn't the first year they had skier cross really wreak people? I vaguely remember the guys over shooting jumps and landing in the berms they were going so far. The course designers did not realize how much faster the skiers would be going vs snowboards.
     
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    And remember when talking to the girls you are a professional athlete of some kind. If not the conversation is over.
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Trip down I 70 would have been worth it for superpipe in an hour, i can guarantee it.
     
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    GFF is a war hero, a whiney one, but still a hero... he'll get plenty of snowtail :D
     
  23. CRoss

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    When the sports still had progression it was entertaining. But now everyone is doing the exact same tricks. The differences are so subtle it is not entertaining. It does not pay to go for a big risky trick for the competitors anymore.
     
  24. CRoss

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    Yeah superpipe was the only event I was considering going to see.

    I-70 I would of only had to jump on a bus down hwy82 for about 25 miles. There is no way in hell I would have found somewhere to park. That is one reason I did not go. It is surprising the amount of locals here that do not go to the X-games because it is a pain to go.
     
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    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    trust me, ski team duds and a purple heart, I use every inch of it. besides...this place has more hookups than the tractor pull finals
     
  26. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    It wasn't that bad this year, but they were still landing WAY down the trannies. There was some serious carnage.


    Am I correct in thinking that they used the same course for skiier and boarder cross? It looks to me like they did that, set up the jumps for the boraders, and then made the trannies stupid long, so that the skiiers could land way, way down them and not die.
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    umm, that's nice.


    We have family that we could stay with near-ish Aspen, but I like the TV coverage better than standing there catching glimpses *shrugs*
     
  28. CRoss

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    We were thinking the same thing yesterday as we sat around doing nothing. We considered going up to the games but we knew we would see more on tv.

    I am also a horrible spectator. Why watch something when you can be doing it yourself? I just need to get to Copper there Superpipe has 19' walls this year:drool:
     
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    very cool.

    But I'd rather run the cross run :D I'd be going about 1/3 the speed of these guys, but I could do it no problem and it looks fun!
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    :stupid:



    Pipes aren't really my thing, but that cross course looks FUN.
     
  31. CRoss

    CRoss Turbo Monkey

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    I would be all over the cross course, everything but the last jump looked reasonable. It gave me some good ideas for the course I have to build this March.
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    you don't have to hit it hard. Bleed some speed before hand and make it small?

    Well, that's what I would do cuz I'm too afraid of blowing another knee.

    I have become a big wuss :)
     
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    CRoss Turbo Monkey

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    I am sure things would change once I stood on the lip. I haven't blown my knee out yet so what do I have to lose:twitch:
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    as in, your adrenalin would override intelligence? :D

    (As you get older, you have less adrenalin ;))
     
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    skier cross mono dude is my new idol he ddidnt need to launch it but he did. im sad that dummont didnt win single thing his pipe run was redonculas but i see why he didnt win
     
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    Are the Japs taking over?
     
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    Still couldn't find it on TV. Canadian TV sucks. Or I suck.

    I checked it out online. Just sound and the odd bit of video that would poop out every few seconds. Not worth watching.
     
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    Really?

    Well that settles it, when GWB somehow manages a third term, I'm staying.
     
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    I <3 the x games. Winter and summer, but summer more (still pissed that they axed bmx dirt, though). IMO, the x games should get rid of all racing and motorized events. Creativity, expression, and style are what it's all about. Judged events should be judged by the riders.

    slopestyle > super pipe
    skis > snowboards

    I think it's silly that snowboard pipe has basically just turned into a spinning contest. At least with the skis, they can throw in some variations that actually look different.