KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia Rider after rider took a crash course Monday night on an Olympic halfpipe that looked only half ready with less than 24 hours until mens competition is set to start.
There were dozens of falls, very few big tricks and a lot of complaining during a practice session that was pushed from morning to night while workers tried to make fixes. The mens event is today.
When you see every other person fall, you know somethings wrong, said American Hannah Teter, who took gold in 2006 and silver four years ago. Its a little dangerous. Ive seen more people fall today than I saw all season. Its dangerous because its crappy.
American Danny Davis labeled the halfpipe as garbage on Sunday. After returning Monday, he said things were slightly improved but not ideal.
Its a bummer to show up to an event like the Olympics and not have the quality of the halfpipe match the quality of the riders, Davis said.