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Old 02-20-2018, 02:25 PM
 
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I understand why skateboarders grab the board when doing aerial stunts. They aren't attached to the board and they don't want it to get away. But why do snowboarders and freestyle skiers make a similar move when they are securely attached to the board/skis by bindings?
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Old 02-20-2018, 02:44 PM
 
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I imagine for style and difficulty.
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:18 PM
 
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Because it looks cool and in fact skateboarding is just another variation of skating, similar tricks and concepts on half pipes, etc.
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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I imagine for style and difficulty.
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Because ski boarding originated from skate boarding via a ski slope so a lot of tricks, names, and style/flair are similar between the two.
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:52 AM
 
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So in snowboarding and skiing, it's strictly a style thing, as opposed to the functionality of the move in skateboarding? Do judges deduct points if the athlete does not make the "grab"? Perhaps for some moves but not for others?
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Old 02-25-2018, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Deduct, no. Not gain points, yes.

Any sport with style points; freestyle, slope style, half pipe, figure skating, will have subjective judging criteria for "style".
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