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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-04-2009, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Is style important?

So I was having an argument with my friend about whether or not style is important if the trick is ridiculous. I said that it's important because for example a stylish front 3 will always look better than a sketchy 1260. The same goes for rails because for example a stylish front board will always look better than a crazy, sketchy rail trick. What do u guys think, is style important when it comes to harder tricks?
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OMG 5 ROTATIONS??? who the fuck cares it's uglier than a horse's ass.



yes, style matters.



P.S. yes I realize it's a skiier, but my point is made.
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Style above all. A nice tweaked out 1 or 3 looks better than a sketchy 9 or 10.
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I'm probably gonna take shit for this... I know it was a different time, how important it was, and that the guys in it are all better riders than I could ever hope to be, but...

Last night I watched Snowboarders in Exile. It was fun to watch, interesting to see how snowboarding has changed since the 90's and how it was back then. The unnecessary, intentional, excessive arm waving and upper-body movement most of the riders were doing really did my head in though. It made it look like they were always about to fall. I vote yes, style matters.
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I say yes. My favorite rail trick is one of the easiest (well not for me.) FS boardslide nice and smooth leaning over. Here is an example. Dude is slick!
YouTube - Frontside Boardslide, Snowboard Trick Tip, Regular riders
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OMG 5 ROTATIONS??? who the fuck cares it's uglier than a horse's ass.



yes, style matters.



P.S. yes I realize it's a skiier, but my point is made.
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and now we get to why I dont like t rice yeah i said it ... reverts arm waving and back seat landings .. i know progression comes at the cost of style at least at first but that dont mean i gotta like it. besides he seems like hes a douche as well lol and im a fairly good judge at character..

um but yeah style trumps trick... however its still gotta be a good trick .. a f/s bs imo doesnt one up a flappy b/s 360 tailpress 180 out it will however trump something like a shaky switch backlip
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Depends on who's watching. burritosandsnow apparently doesn't like Travis Rice because he tends to huck, lots of people (Most maybe) think Shaun White is better because while he can't go as big as Rice, he looks a lot cleaner doing it. I'm a lot more impressed with Rice because, well, dude's doing like 3600's into space, I don't care if his arms are waving. On the other hand, Gretchen Bleiler tends to go biggest of all the women, but I find her one of the least impressive because she's flaily as all shit.

So what I guess I'm saying is, style usually wins, but if you're doing something absolutely ridiculous, it's ok if it's not clean. Because after all, thousands of people can do stylish 3s, only a handful can throw 12s, sketched out or not.
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Best styled out 1260=Torstein He's the epitome of style and progression.
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Best styled out 1260=Torstein He's the epitome of style and progression.
Yep. His switch back 12 is such a ridiculous trick, but is made even more ridiculous by the fact that he does it with such ease. He holds the grab, keeps his body chill in the air, and puts it down like it's nothing. I think that Torstein is one of the few examples of riders who have the perfect mix of amazing tricks and style.
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