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Old 02-19-2010, 09:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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am i being an idiot or was the women's half pipe comp totally lame last night with the exception of torah bright's second run?
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They should have the women go first instead of the men. When people see how much less intense the women are compared to the men, its a let down.

The worst female pipe competitor is still way better than me... I don't have the balls to leave the lip yet, however, they just don;t compare to the men.
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They perform at their capacity in their own field. Nothing wrong or less impressive about it.

What wasn't impressive about it was the sheer amount of wipeouts. A competition should be mainly decided by talent, not whomever is lucky enough to just barely keep it together for the runs that count.
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your 100% right at that level they should have their runs down and have an occasional fall not almost every run. i can watch people huck carcass any time they should dial it back a notch and have a smooth or kick it up a level and get some steroids! (thats a joke people)
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Women just can't go as big as men. This is not a sexist remark, but reality. Their center of gravity is lower and men have stronger cores. Also, men like Shaun White look skinny and chicken legged, but I guarantee his legs are stronger than any of those female athletes. Unless they are one of those massive body building females.

In the pipe, you need to be strong to perform those pumps to catapult you into the air. This takes a lot of strength.

On that note, I was really rooting for Gretchen. She is a class act. All smiles before and after whether she wins or loses. I also like how she sits before the run and hypes herself up with a huge smile and claps.
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They perform at their capacity in their own field. Nothing wrong or less impressive about it.

What wasn't impressive about it was the sheer amount of wipeouts. A competition should be mainly decided by talent, not whomever is lucky enough to just barely keep it together for the runs that count.
yea, i just thought their capacity was a little greater than that. i was totally digging that switch 720 bright pulled off but the rest of it seemed liked a choke fest. maybe my expectations were too high.
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Even a few of Torah's landing looked really sketch, none of the female riders were able to really stomp their landings, the only one who was actually stomping them with out any squirrellyness afterwards was Gretchen. Sadly she fell on both runs when she tried to pull out the stops.
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Gretchen is still my favorite female rider....
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I was a little disappointed with the finals. I was expecting, and hoping, for an American sweep but sadly that did not happen. I seriously think EVERYONE fell at least once in one of their runs. Either they didn't practice or nerves. I really did enjoy Kelly Clark karaoke though! But Torah Bright won and that's awesome I think she deserved it. I wanted her to do a double cork like she was rumored to have landed before but she didn't even have to pull it out! Hannah Teter is still my favorite snowboarder! At least she got silver!
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I scheduled my whole night around this....and then fell asleep waiting for it to start........god I am getting old....it was only 7:30.....
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