In La Parva I played it conservative and just wanted to make it into the finals and I did, but I was 25th at the end of day one and had long way to crack the top 15. So, in Telluride my strategy was to get to the top 10 or 15 the first day so I had a shot of getting near the top ten and earning one of the six qualifying spots. So, I played it real aggressive especially at the bottom and I had just a little too much speed on my bottom “easy” air and landed in the flats. I stuck it but when I went to ski away, I hit a dip and fell over. I lost all my points in control, fluidity and technique needless to say. But if I had pulled it out, I had a 6 line score and my total score may have put me right up in or near the top ten.
Next time I will still play it more on the aggressive side but I will make sure to finish strong and in control. I got tunnel vision at the end when I saw the finish line and I let it get away from me.
A full photographic trip report, thoughts on Telluride and the competition coming soon (on my blog here). See you at Squaw this week! Tyler