It seems like anytime you read an article in a mag or a thread or an interview, the pro's/industry are complaining. I have to say, I am kinda getting tired of it.
Free riders complain about contests and how they aren't into contests, and how contest runs suck, etc.. It's in every mag. The attitude of "screw boat riding and contests, winching and rails is what's up". Although I love watching video sections, I'm kind of tired of these types of guys coming up with a bunch of reasons why they don't do contests, and always having to talk about them. I think riding in contests at a high level would be really, really hard and the guys at the top of the game are all so good. They work hard to be there. Just look at Rusty. Fact is a lot of the "free riders" who don't compete, couldn't compete with the Harleys and Dowdy's. They aren't as good in a contest. But throw The top contest guys in a "Free Riding" situation and they'd have no trouble blowing minds.
Also, how about every mag recently seems to have pros dissing certain tricks or styles like "supermans" or air tricks on the cable and such. I've never had a chance to ride cable but once I do, I definitely want to try one. They look fun. At this point a "nose Press" on a box isn't original, it's been done a million times by locals and pros alike.
Just watched a video of Raph Derome complaining about Orlando and the scene how when someone "invents" a new trick in Orlando, everyone copies it. At this point new tricks don't come along very often and why would anyone be surprised to see the pro's trying a new trick once it's invented? What else are they supposed to be doing?
I dunno, it just seems like a lot of whining lately. Although a raley isn't original, neither is a nose press, so why treat one as so legit and the other as lame. Show a crowd of fans a big raley and then a guy do a 270 FB on a rail and see which they thought was "awesome".
Maybe I'm just mad cause it seems like its always raining here lately.