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Anyone watch World Skateboarding tour?
« on: September 19, 2023, 07:53:48 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zELSszD7WYY

skimmed the mens street finals last night. basically street league qualifies for olympics. my take

japan seems to have an exploding contest skater scene with it's own vibe. lot's of big pants and super tech tricks with high consistency.

yuto is fun to watch for me. he keeps stepping up his tricks. still a lot of nollie spin tricks but definitely progressing there. also like that he casually throws in gnarly transition tricks

found it refreshing that the usual crowd i find boring in street league weren't there or didn't make the cut (kelvin, felipe, etc.)

looks like nyjah is recovered. it's impressive that he is still progressing and able to keep up with all these younger kids coming up.

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Re: Anyone watch World Skateboarding tour?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2023, 09:56:24 AM »
yes and i suppose no one else seemed to give a shit besides me but i thought it was hillarious that ALL of the japanese skaters wear NIKE SB shirt and then wear a different shoe on their feet  ;D it is because they are obligated to wear their shoe sponsor's shoe first and foremost - but from what I gather, Nike SB sponsors the olympic skateboarding team and this is why they are wearing those shirts.

the one thing that kinda sucks about the new format is if you blow your runs it is 100% over for you and might as well not even try in the best trick... was getting that vibe a bit from yuto but he put down some cool stuff regardless so it was good at the end of the day

Sasaki had an INSANE 2nd run. that guy is really good and looking to be one who could compete with nigel and yuto. i dont like how he just repeated his same trick he did in his best trick though... in street league that would have scored 0
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Re: Anyone watch World Skateboarding tour?
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2023, 10:01:54 AM »

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Re: Anyone watch World Skateboarding tour?
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2023, 10:50:21 AM »
yes and i suppose no one else seemed to give a shit besides me but i thought it was hillarious that ALL of the japanese skaters wear NIKE SB shirt and then wear a different shoe on their feet  ;D it is because they are obligated to wear their shoe sponsor's shoe first and foremost - but from what I gather, Nike SB sponsors the olympic skateboarding team and this is why they are wearing those shirts.

the one thing that kinda sucks about the new format is if you blow your runs it is 100% over for you and might as well not even try in the best trick... was getting that vibe a bit from yuto but he put down some cool stuff regardless so it was good at the end of the day

Sasaki had an INSANE 2nd run. that guy is really good and looking to be one who could compete with nigel and yuto. i dont like how he just repeated his same trick he did in his best trick though... in street league that would have scored 0

The line things is dumb

Also, I donít mind watching this stuff but really only the male finals. The rest just arenít good enough to be interesting for me
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Re: Anyone watch World Skateboarding tour?
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2023, 10:59:41 AM »
yes and i suppose no one else seemed to give a shit besides me but i thought it was hillarious that ALL of the japanese skaters wear NIKE SB shirt and then wear a different shoe on their feet  ;D it is because they are obligated to wear their shoe sponsor's shoe first and foremost - but from what I gather, Nike SB sponsors the olympic skateboarding team and this is why they are wearing those shirts.

the one thing that kinda sucks about the new format is if you blow your runs it is 100% over for you and might as well not even try in the best trick... was getting that vibe a bit from yuto but he put down some cool stuff regardless so it was good at the end of the day

Sasaki had an INSANE 2nd run. that guy is really good and looking to be one who could compete with nigel and yuto. i dont like how he just repeated his same trick he did in his best trick though... in street league that would have scored 0
What's weird is Japan's been doing the Nike shirt thing for years. I think I first saw it on some dew tour way before the first Olympics and I think some of the shirts were even homemade. Momiji seems to be exempt tho.

I think I'm done watching the women's comps these days tho. The skating is better than ever but it's all 7th graders and half the time they are crying. Not at the end either like stress crying mid contest.
Plus funa broke her collarbone and was crying and kept skating. Whole shits really getting gross

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Re: Anyone watch World Skateboarding tour?
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2023, 11:27:26 AM »
yes and i suppose no one else seemed to give a shit besides me but i thought it was hillarious that ALL of the japanese skaters wear NIKE SB shirt and then wear a different shoe on their feet  ;D it is because they are obligated to wear their shoe sponsor's shoe first and foremost - but from what I gather, Nike SB sponsors the olympic skateboarding team and this is why they are wearing those shirts.

the one thing that kinda sucks about the new format is if you blow your runs it is 100% over for you and might as well not even try in the best trick... was getting that vibe a bit from yuto but he put down some cool stuff regardless so it was good at the end of the day

Sasaki had an INSANE 2nd run. that guy is really good and looking to be one who could compete with nigel and yuto. i dont like how he just repeated his same trick he did in his best trick though... in street league that would have scored 0

Ah, I was wondering why Kairi Netsuke was wearing DC shoes with a Nike shirt. I thought maybe Nike pushed a contract his way mid contest lol. Also, if Giovanna Vianna throws a few more flip tricks in there, he has he potential to take first. I think he maybe flipped his board once.

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Re: Anyone watch World Skateboarding tour?
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2023, 03:08:09 PM »
I only watched the womenís street semifinals

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Re: Anyone watch World Skateboarding tour?
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2023, 04:49:46 PM »
The women were insane!  How fast they are learning things is blowing my mind.  I enjoyed watching them as much as the mens event and a couple years ago that wasn't even close to the case.

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Re: Anyone watch World Skateboarding tour?
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2023, 09:06:03 AM »
What's weird is Japan's been doing the Nike shirt thing for years. I think I first saw it on some dew tour way before the first Olympics and I think some of the shirts were even homemade. Momiji seems to be exempt tho.

I think I'm done watching the women's comps these days tho. The skating is better than ever but it's all 7th graders and half the time they are crying. Not at the end either like stress crying mid contest.
Plus funa broke her collarbone and was crying and kept skating. Whole shits really getting gross

I only saw Funa cry but that was acceptable given that fucking slam.  I think she kept skating because I believe only 3 Japanese skaters can go to the olympics and there are 6 of them in the top 10.  All of these points add up to the top 3 making the olympic team and other countries view that way different than we do.  So I think she wanted to get a few more points to better her chances and that I find inspirational tbh.  Unless she was forced, then it was fucked.  But the womens best trick was insane.  The switch 50 50 down the 9 stair rail I did not see coming.

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Re: Anyone watch World Skateboarding tour?
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2023, 11:43:42 AM »
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What's weird is Japan's been doing the Nike shirt thing for years. I think I first saw it on some dew tour way before the first Olympics and I think some of the shirts were even homemade. Momiji seems to be exempt tho.

I think I'm done watching the women's comps these days tho. The skating is better than ever but it's all 7th graders and half the time they are crying. Not at the end either like stress crying mid contest.
Plus funa broke her collarbone and was crying and kept skating. Whole shits really getting gross
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I only saw Funa cry but that was acceptable given that fucking slam.  I think she kept skating because I believe only 3 Japanese skaters can go to the olympics and there are 6 of them in the top 10.  All of these points add up to the top 3 making the olympic team and other countries view that way different than we do.  So I think she wanted to get a few more points to better her chances and that I find inspirational tbh.  Unless she was forced, then it was fucked.  But the womens best trick was insane.  The switch 50 50 down the 9 stair rail I did not see coming.
I think funas cry was also like "I just spent a while recovering from a broken collarbone and probably just reduced myself" bit of panic and I guess she's technically an adult so it's up to her what she does I just hate the idea of skateboarding being turned into college sports where the players are basically just disposable.
Woops this one got hurt where's the next kid? Looks like it already kinda happened with Aori. Happened with her sister before her.
I'm usually the dork defending comps like they're not that bad but I guess it just got to me lol.

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Re: Anyone watch World Skateboarding tour?
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2023, 12:06:32 AM »
I like to keep these contests running in the background while working. Can't really say too much about the skating, but there are always some very funny things uttered by the commentators or their guests. Two come to mind from this past contest:

- The British coach said their guy reaching the semifinals was the greatest achievement in British skateboarding history. With a straight face and all. Move over, Penny, guy who made the semis has arrived.

- One of the commentators talked about how great the judges were and said something to the effect of "Garrett Hill Ė he knows about style!"



 

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Re: Anyone watch World Skateboarding tour?
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2023, 03:08:06 AM »
Turys runs were wildly underscored!

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Re: Anyone watch World Skateboarding tour?
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2023, 04:25:02 AM »
Turys runs were wildly underscored!
There's always been some wierd thing going on with this guy. I know the commentators don't judge but in the past he's fucking ripped and the commentators are like yeah not enough variation meanwhile he's done a run with heelflip tailslide, bigheel board, nollie heel nose etc (things that are all different but happen to have "heel" in the name) and gets a meh score. Next skater literally does 5 kickflips and the commentators talk them up like it's the best thing ever and they get a good score

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Re: Anyone watch World Skateboarding tour?
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2023, 05:40:27 AM »
My main takeaway from this is that all the Japanese kids are insanely good.

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Re: Anyone watch World Skateboarding tour?
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2023, 07:21:47 AM »
Turys runs were wildly underscored!


i agree, Decenzo is also massively underscored when it comes to these things. I think because they can always just go back to "we dont like his style" because he repeats the same tricks all the time. @rothdigga is a regular judge at big contests maybe he can shed some light on why Tury doesnt place top 3 (he does fairly consistnetly top 8 and i believe he made 2nd place at tampa last year)


re: Vianna
that guy is aamzing! he like destroyed his leg or something too and came back from a super long injury absolutely swinging!
IMO it is a much safer strategy to go for a 270 into a trick than a flip trick, they seem to score about equal, so i think thats why a lot of people go that route, like Yuto, Kevlar, etc.


re: Runs Section

I would rather they just split the contest up into a runs discipline + a best trick discipline like how Tampa does it. 2 seperate contests. I am getting a bit bored of runs. The reason they made it so you HAD to take a run score was because yuto won the olympics off a terrible run score and nailing 4 amazing tricks  / 5 in his best trick section. it seemed to happen quite a bit that the runs ended up having absolutely no impact on the final result. its so god damned hard to nail a 9 club run and the juddges are wayyyy too freaking stingey on falls, even since the "force you to take 1 run" rule.

just do a open jam format for best trick for qualifying (its way less guys so it wouldnt be nearly as hectic), and then the guys who make finals get to do like 10 attempts instead of 5 at street league style scoring.
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Re: Anyone watch World Skateboarding tour?
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2023, 12:11:07 AM »
Turys runs were wildly underscored!

I think its because hes slower and less explosive, he did heelflip fs tail then milou did kf fs tail, it was night and day. He has an unusual trick selection and is pretty consistent, just clearly his execution is no where near the rest of the field imo

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Re: Anyone watch World Skateboarding tour?
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2023, 01:17:39 AM »
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Turys runs were wildly underscored!
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i agree, Decenzo is also massively underscored when it comes to these things. I think because they can always just go back to "we dont like his style" because he repeats the same tricks all the time. @rothdigga is a regular judge at big contests maybe he can shed some light on why Tury doesnt place top 3 (he does fairly consistnetly top 8 and i believe he made 2nd place at tampa last year)


re: Vianna
that guy is aamzing! he like destroyed his leg or something too and came back from a super long injury absolutely swinging!
IMO it is a much safer strategy to go for a 270 into a trick than a flip trick, they seem to score about equal, so i think thats why a lot of people go that route, like Yuto, Kevlar, etc.


re: Runs Section

I would rather they just split the contest up into a runs discipline + a best trick discipline like how Tampa does it. 2 seperate contests. I am getting a bit bored of runs. The reason they made it so you HAD to take a run score was because yuto won the olympics off a terrible run score and nailing 4 amazing tricks  / 5 in his best trick section. it seemed to happen quite a bit that the runs ended up having absolutely no impact on the final result. its so god damned hard to nail a 9 club run and the juddges are wayyyy too freaking stingey on falls, even since the "force you to take 1 run" rule.

just do a open jam format for best trick for qualifying (its way less guys so it wouldnt be nearly as hectic), and then the guys who make finals get to do like 10 attempts instead of 5 at street league style scoring.
I think over the years they've varied the rules of repeating tricks and having to take a run score. I think it's meant to make people do harder shit but over the years has had vary varied results, particularly in the women's.
There's years of older contests where they'd do a run with 6 tricks and then do those same tricks again for singles. I'm guessing to stop this they brought in no repeating tricks rule thinking they'd have to do harder stuff for singles but they just did easier lines. So introduce a mandatory run score and taking it easy doing a 3 point run doesn't seem like a very good idea anymore.
Still always feels unfair in some way tho