Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums

Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums (http://www.snowboardingforum.com/forum.php)
-   Snowboarding General Chat (http://www.snowboardingforum.com/snowboarding-general-chat/)
-   -   SW dropped out of slopestyle (http://www.snowboardingforum.com/snowboarding-general-chat/125169-sw-dropped-out-slopestyle.html)

speedjason 02-05-2014 11:07 AM

SW dropped out of slopestyle
 
Shaun White drops out of slopestyle at Sochi Olympics | TransWorld SNOWboarding

linvillegorge 02-05-2014 11:24 AM

Did anyone not see this coming? I honestly think it's the right move for him. Superpipe is by far the best known event in snowboarding by the casual viewer and SW is probably the only rider most of them can name. His name and brand are based off of dominating that event. There's little for him to gain by competing in slopestyle. He wouldn't be the favorite and there's a very good chance he wouldn't win gold. SW dropping out of slopestyle is hardly a story, but it would be a story if he didn't medal.

hardasacatshead 02-05-2014 11:28 AM

Read the Sochi thread. There are pages of posts about this already.

NSXRguy 02-05-2014 11:36 AM

isnt slopestyle the first event? considering that the fave for the event is mcmorris, i can understand dropping out to avoid risking injury for the pipe

horgmo is out, white is out, its basically the battle of the canadians now

NoOtherOptions 02-05-2014 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linvillegorge (Post 1503713)
Did anyone not see this coming? I honestly think it's the right move for him. Superpipe is by far the best known event in snowboarding by the casual viewer and SW is probably the only rider most of them can name. His name and brand are based off of dominating that event. There's little for him to gain by competing in slopestyle. He wouldn't be the favorite and there's a very good chance he wouldn't win gold. SW dropping out of slopestyle is hardly a story, but it would be a story if he didn't medal.

It's the first event, it's a chance to put your mark on history. Of course has plenty to gain. But not when 3 riders have been injured and almost all of them have complained that the course is overbuilt.

Littlebigdreams 02-05-2014 01:29 PM

It's the Olympics, and SW is there because he wants to win gold. I think it's the right move for him to focus only on the super pipe if he doesn't feel that he can win the Slopestyle. Making the decision at the last minute isn't really that much of a dick move, but I think hogging that slopestyle spot in the first place is probably somewhat of a dick move? :dunno:

linvillegorge 02-05-2014 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NoOtherOptions (Post 1503825)
It's the first event, it's a chance to put your mark on history. Of course has plenty to gain. But not when 3 riders have been injured and almost all of them have complained that the course is overbuilt.

What's his chance of winning? I'd say slim to none. There's a lot more for him to lose because in all likelihood, he wouldn't win anyway.

linvillegorge 02-05-2014 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Littlebigdreams (Post 1504281)
Making the decision at the last minute isn't really that much of a dick move, but I think hogging that slopestyle spot in the first place is probably somewhat of a dick move? :dunno:

IMO, if SW was wavering on his commitment to compete in this event, the US team should've brought along an alternate.

NSXRguy 02-05-2014 01:47 PM

USA should replace white with another member... if thats even legal this late

ThisIsSnow 02-05-2014 01:53 PM

by the time the new guy flew in he would have no time for practice before qualifiers.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2