I agree with the last sentence almost completely. (I say almost, because I had one smug girl at the gym tell me that once you get advanced enough your skin doesn’t rip anymore, so it was very satisfying to see some of the most advanced athletes in the entire sport ripping their skin on TV and proving her wrong.) As for the rest of what you said: it’s a sport. Kids hurt their still-growing bodies in any number of sports. Balance obstacles and obstacles that require awkward dismounts do sometimes look needlessly dangerous on the show, and I don’t like to see that. But taking EVERY POSSIBLE MEASURE to prevent injury would reduce it to something less than a sport.
I disagree. I like the “one shot at the Mega Wall and one shot at the regular wall, or three shots at the regular wall” better than the one season where you could take three attempts or none at the mega wall.
Ooh, I had heard about split decision, but not what sorts of obstacles the decision would be between. Yeah, I like this a lot, too.