the Swedish head coach Joakim Hammar is clear in its criticism. He called the decision to set up the big air competition at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Utah for ”a bit of a fiasco” and that the organizer should have had the room in the world CHAMPIONSHIPS-the program for late changes.
" I think they should have had a better plan from the beginning, and not to put themselves in this situation, as they have done now. They could have given themselves and us the conditions to find the option to conduct the competition, through that piece with the schedule, " he says.
– Now, they tried to thrash out a plan b when they had ended up in the situation, and then it is harder to find a solution.
suggested that the contest would be moved to Wednesday, but then got the news that it was impossible for the halfpipe and big air run at the same time.
"They just have a judging panel here and then it is the same judge who judges, we could not run in parallel," he says.
– It is also such a thing as they would be able to put more resources in, even if it so clearly is a cost issue.
" They think that I am. They agreed that there was no point to run, and that they (organizer) should have resolved the situation, " he says.
the week before was the X-games and the skiing was absolutely world class, and they come to the competition the following week, which will be called the world CUP, and so it is only a tenth as good ... If even that. It is not fair to call it here for the world CUP.
was also the course design is up for discussion. After several racers had pointed out that the jump wasn't good enough, it was built about two times, but still managed to not organizer.
the Jump was so damn bad that no one could do the right trick in it, " says Hammar.
Freeskiingåkarnas slopestyle, among others, the new Swedish world CHAMPIONSHIPS silver medalist Henrik Harlaut, could not run on Tuesday, and is now supposed to be settled on Wednesday.
"They will run qualifying and finals, and it will be tough considering how the weather forecast looks," says Joakim Hammar.
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