X games : back to the axis, back to big air
So x-games big air has been all about triples. As everybody would have expected. And there were some nice ones, landed super clean.
But of course if you want to be a cool dude, you have to complain about triples. Just as people did complain about doubles when they came out, even with 1080’s, even with switch bs 720 (ok it was super boring to see 1 billion finns stomping sw bs 7 in big air world cup).
But I don’t think triples are a the problem. The problem is that everybody is doing the same triple. More than that, bs cork or underflip, the axis perpendiduclar to the kicker is dominant, when not the only. Sounds too technical ? Reads : fucking aerial tricks where the kicker kicks the guy into a triple backflip.
Why did we like bs rodeos ? Fs mistys ? Because they were all sideways, because the looked unatural, twisted.
Now it’s not a fatality. The first double corks were awful and look at what Andreas Wiig is doing with them :
All sort of way to rotate, and most notably not doing the same rotation on the first and second cork. So there’s room for triple to be cool … it has just not yet happened.
And for that we have to move away from this shitty big air format. It’s not the triple, it’s not the spin to win, it’s the fact that big air has always sucked. Big times.