On a similar topic, I noticed that in the halfpipe, more than one competitor had the bib with their number only over one shoulder. The other side looked as if he/she forgot to bring it over their head, or was just careless. Obviously, this is not the case, as there are coaches, managers, spotters, officials and they would tell the snowboarders that their bib was not on correctly. I'm thinking they are either:
- making some sort of protest
- want to show the apparel sponsor (unlikely)
- a snowboard cultural thing, like the baggy pants, etc.
- bib is too big, or gets in the way when twisting, spinning, etc.
I didn't have a chance to document whether it is consistently happening over/under one shoulder, on shorter people, or even for a specific country or with geo-politically bent. I would say I saw this on 3-4 of the snowboarders. Enough to conjecture it is not coincidence.
Others notice this too?