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Sellout White Given 100!

FSM damned ginger. He touched the wall with his hands for a split second. Not a 100! Damn sellout.


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Seems to me that ESPN are the sell outs. Unless of course SW bought the judges. I don't doubt that he won the event. How can it be a perfect 100 if his hand touched the wall? That is bs and undermines the event.
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Seems to me that ESPN are the sell outs. Unless of course SW bought the judges. I don't doubt that he won the event. How can it be a perfect 100 if his hand touched the wall? That is bs and undermines the event.
Come on Kill, he barely touched it. I mean, I'm not defending white. His run was not a 100 in my eyes, but it's not because of the hand drag. It's because he did the same tricks as last year, except cleaner this time around.

If you want to include the hand drag, you're talking a subtraction of what, 1 point? So you're telling me people would complain less if the score was 99 or even 98? No... they would still call SW a sellout and a fucking ginger douche.

I don't defend SW, I argue against the obvious negative bias that people have. X-Games hasn't had fair judging in a long time if ever. It's all marketing. Bullshit that SW couldn't do SS but did superpipe. Pure BS! All marketing for X-Games.

This is why I don't pay attention to scores when I watch. I just want to see the riding. And I'm pretty sick of all this "Weeeeeeeee, I'm spinning and spinning and spinning".

If KP came back to pipe and did this exact run, minor hand to wall touching included, and got a 100... NOBODY WOULD COMPLAIN. This is bias on the other side of the spectrum and is just as wrong.


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100 = Perfect.

Hand drag = NOT Perfect.

So without a hand drag, what are the judges gonna do then? Give him a score of 101, 102???
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100 = Perfect.

Hand drag = NOT Perfect.

So without a hand drag, what are the judges gonna do then? Give him a score of 101, 102???
100 = Subjective Perfection.

Maybe 100 = that much better than the competition.

Give me a break. You guys hate Shaun White and will find any reason to hate on him more. Just admit it. Again, I doubt even a quarter of you guys would argue against Kevin Pearce had he made a return and did that run with that resulting score. Be real.

And stop saying "Hand drag". It was a touch and you know it.


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Travis Pastrana didn't even get a 100 when he did the double back flip a few years back. This was before people were even doing variation back flips and he still didn't get a 100. Noone should ever score a 100 unless they have done all that could ever be done in the sport. There is obviously still room for progression. How many walls did he not even attempt a trick on? I think 2 or 3.
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I mean, I'm not defending white.

I don't defend SW
you do. its what you live for.
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What's with all these "100 should be impossible" arguments? Do you feel the same way in college courses? You can always learn more about the subject. 100 should be impossible right?

If you're defining a 100 score that is given by human judges as the pinnacle of perfection, then yes... what you say is true. But we're talking about subjectivity here. 100 is fully possible and reasonable when there is subjective judging involved.

It's not purely the run they should be judging. The difference in skill-level of competitors also come into play. I'm not into the spin-till-you-win tricks, but SW is the most quite rider in the air and gets substantially more amplitude than his competitors. That is evidenced in slow-motion and height gauges.

That's what the judges like and well, that's how they are judging. Let's not forget the marketing as well. Shaun White gets a boo-boo on his ankle in SS (where he didn't stand a chance mind you), then comes to get a 100 in the pipe. Forget the hand drag kiddos. You all just fell victim to ESPN's marketing team. Yup, this controversy only helps them. What a stupid controversy it is.

How about we all just ignore these scores and watch the riders do their thing. Stop talking about the scores, they don't matter.


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Him, Eminem, and Flow bindings lol.


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