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Nov. 9, 2018, 12:18 p.m. -  Cam McRae

Thanks for chiming in Ian. Interesting comments.  I too have scrambled up those hills many times and for many of the riders' runs - and it seems most of them this year since even the judges were watching monitors - it's impossible to see them top to bottom standing in one place because of the ridge lines and gullies. Photographers generally try to get one shot for each rider which is still challenging, and  I did not say home was the best place to appreciate the scope of the event or appreciate what the riders are up to (having seen the event many times I would never say that). What I was getting at is that watching every run top to bottom from one spot is nearly impossible and moving around during the event is challenging as well, assuming you could practically move during the event that is, which certainly isn't always the case.  I stand by my contention that an international competition should have an international judging panel. I'm fine with you disagreeing. Spangler, Bender and Kyle Jameson haven't flipped or spun off fifty foot cliffs to my knowledge either, but they are certainly capable and well-respected judges. And while finding a more diverse judging panel may be challenging I think it would be worth the effort.  Thanks for the correction for Adolf. Not sure how I did that but I will amend. Having watched his run again and comparing it to others I stand by my contention there as well. His run was amazing. Cheers! I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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