One of the hottest, most sensitive and controversial topics recently has been the decision to drop womens vert from the X Games. Gone are the days when female skaters didn’t have a voice and it seems that almost everyone is chipping in with their opinion (and rightly so). We came across another interesting article, this time written by Kathleen Gasperini over on Label Networks and wanted to share with you a few quotes from it:
Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins: “So what the heck are we supposed to dream of now? As it stands today, we have no vert contests to look forward to. This, unfortunately, is going to end the growth for women’s vert skating as we know it.”
Tony Hawk: “I think it’s a shame, especially with the amount of interest in women’s skating and new talent lately.”
You can read the full article here but it’s clear that the controversy around this decision is not going away anytime soon – and it will be interesting to see what direction the industry and the girls who skate try and take it.
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