Is Slope style to Dangerous?
Slopestyle in general
Shaun White snowboard legend dropped out of Slope style in the Olympics because it was too dangerous. “The difficult decision to forgo slope style is not one I take lightly as I know how much effort everyone has put into holding the slope style event for the first time in Olympic history “ Shaun White said. Authorities from the US Olympic committee and USSA support Shaun's decision. Also the course has gotten a lot of attention that it normally wouldn't have because of Shaun's decision to drop out. Then they actually tried to make the course better but it wasn't enough to please him.“With the Practice runs I have taken, even after course modifications and watching fellow athletes get hurt the potential risk of injury is a bit too much for me to gamble my other Olympic goals on” Shaun White said.
Many contestants are worried about the course condition.Then one Finnish Competitor said “the course crossed the line from gnarly too sketchy”.Some athletes also say that the condition of the course doesn't match up to the world class athletes that are there.For most viewers the course probably looks average but it’s hard and near impossible to tell the consistency of the snow or how sticky the rails are. Also after all the injuries the course was modified to be safer. But some athletes compared the jumps like going off a building and the rails were very sticky and needed to be waxed.Some jumps “built obnoxiously tall”.”Looks pretty sketchy the rails are sticky” one competitor said.
Slope style isn't really from the Olympics it started in the X games.
Here is a women going through a slope style course.
Here are some jumps at a park.