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Women's ski slopestyle - qualifications

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I just watched the qualifications for women's ski slopestyle.

Not to be rude or anything but this is what I have to say about it and sorry for being blunt:

-not stomping the landings

-no control in midair or out of control

-no solid form

-upper body is all over the place when hitting jumps

-they look like they haven’t been practicing at all and this is their first competition

-majority of them look like amateurs

-some local mountains have better slopestyle skiers than these athletes

-washing out on landings

-losing control all the time

-hands are all over the place

-hands are doing the windmill in midair (Especially at the Olympic level, I would expect better form.)

-seems like amateurs not even pros

What's everyone else's input on this? I mean, they don't have to do any crazy tricks but at least be solid. Majority of them weren't even solid and it was tough watching them doing the run.

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UltraSlopeStyle welcome to gamesbids. So could you do better? Its was great to watch. Really looking forward to the final.

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So could you do better?

Thank you for the welcome. No doubt in my mind that this cliché question would come up. Wouldn’t you expect them to be at least clean on their tricks and have good form? As mentioned before, they don’t have to do extreme tricks like men’s slopstyle but the tricks were sloppy and a lot of mistakes at the Olympic level.

They have been practicing years for this thus I expect them to be stomping the landings and not doing windmills in midair.

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Yes I guess you would expect them to be clean but commentators have said that this is an extremely hard course and when you're at an olympic level the nerves get to you. Also welcome to the forums. Hope you have fun.

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The Canadian got 94! The athlete to beat I think. Australia holding the bronze

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Yes there are certainly quite a lot of mistakes. More than could have been expected?

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After watching the finals, in my humble opinion, a lot of them looked like they barely had any adequate training because they were not consistent. The whole thing seemed like a joke as if it was a Wipeout TV show (US reality TV show). Sorry for being so tough on them. I just expected a lot more from these Olympic athletes. Regardless how difficult the runs are, in midair you should not be doing windmills!!

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I think the troubled runs many athletes are having in the finals (as opposed to the heats and semis) in these new events shows how tough and dangerous these sports are, how the athletes have to push themselves to the absolute limit top medal and how nervous they all are!

I couldnt believe that 77.00 from our Aussie was nearly enough for a medal! As I say , 4th is only one drug test away from 3rd!

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I have heard a few comments about the snow. I dont know much about the sport but perhaps some of the issues are related to the warm conditions and the snow conditions?

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