We don’t want to start mouthing off like the pocket-sized military man Napoleon Bonaparte, after he’s had one too many glasses of red, but bigger is not always better. Sometimes bigger is silly. Sometimes bigger is just bigger for the sake of being bigger. Yes. It might be bigger but, aesthetically speaking, what’s the point?
In the world of action sports and adventure, there’s a tendency for athletes to drift towards tricks and flips that are bigger than what’s come before. For evidence of this, just take another look at Billy Morgan’s ludicrous quad-cork from last year. Sometimes, like in the case of Morgan’s huge snowboarding effort, we have to remove our cynicism-hats and say “fair play, mate… that’s really impressive.”