Peert wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:24 pm
..... but does Jesse come from your the same country as you do? Are you 100% objective? Can anyone be? Especially in such a small sport (on competition level)? Does Red Bull come from the US? Who needs to win from a commercial perspective?
So I would say, lets sit back and enjoy the show and try not to be bothered too much by judges....
Peert, I agree 100% that sitting back and enjoying the show is the best approach. That's what I do. I'm not at all bothered by the judging and am not being critical. Just making an observation. (Watch the semi, if you have a chance. You might agree with me.) And, honestly, it didn't even cross my mind that Jesse was from the USA until I read your post! It wouldn't have mattered to me any way. (We, in the USA, prefer people from Norway.....or so we're told by our current paper-pusher-in-chief.
) And I have no idea where Red Bull is based. Guessing they are owned by some mega-international-conglomerate? Perhaps, I'm naive, but I believe the judging is subjective because reasonable minds can differ, and because people see different things and appreciate different skills, not because of national origin or sponsorship. It's all good to me. I'm happy that Kevin won the event, because he (IMHO) was the best in this year's competition. And I thoroughly enjoyed the "show" in its entirety.