I grew up during that whole hucking period and it was great. It's what
eventually led me to street/park riding today. I understand slope, and it's ok
to watch every once in a while. The majority of the time I just find the
events extremely boring. There's only so many times I can watch some
variation/combination of a spin, barspin, tailwhip, and flip. I thought that
Semenuk run was ok to watch. The only reason is because of the downside whip.
I initially thought it was a decade and thought the sport was progressing. If
I want to watch tech bikes tricks, I'll just watch bmx. Maybe I'm just jaded.
The bit about the kid was hilarious, though. What a shit.
It's true that equipment can fail anywhere. I can see how this event would
easily put too much strain on brakes though. During an average course you're
constantly modulating the pressure. This looks like you'd need to be riding
the brakes the entire way down.