When I watched I thought this must be how people feel watching figure skating for the first times. OK I got the doubles, triples and the grabs. Agree with Karne that you could see when they wouldn't land their tricks, though some adjusted well in the air. A lot I didn't understand, but that's what you have commentators for. I felt at home when they pointed out that it's a subjectively judged sport and that sometimes it can be better doing an easier program and go clean
Funny sport. I've seen athletes practice it in the town center where there are rails. One of the guys had a coach who was knitting something just before he sent his pupil off I don't think I will be a follower, but all right to watch now and then.
1 Sage Kotzenburg(USA)
2 Staale Sandbech(NOR)
3 Mark McMorris(CAN)
Sven Thorgren(SWE) just out of the podium
So the Americans didn't need Shaun White after all….