Originally Posted by bilboa
I agree that that was especially spectacular. Great Skill + High Risk beats Great Skill + Low Risk as far as pure overall awesomeness. However the fact is we can't pop out awesome foamy vids like Muller's all day, because most of us simply can't fly that well, regardless of whether we have $60 or $1000 on the line. That's all my point was. I watch a lot of videos of indoor freestyle competition and as far as I can tell, Muller is among the best flyers out there. AJ is awesome too BTW, but not obviously more skilled IMO.
I didn't mean we ourselves would create videos like Martin's... I meant that there is hours of awesome entertainment already on youtube of great pilots flying foamies, and that even with the pool of "everyone", AJ's landing is actually very unique.
Martin's an innovator... and he pioneered the VPP with thrust vectoring deal, and he deserves all that credit. As for thumb talent, he's very good, but I don't think he's the best of the best... and it's AJ that has the longest/straightest and fastest VPP reverse line I've ever seen. Anyways, opinions are going to vary, fair enough.