America sweeps Woman’s Podium, Finland’s Janne Korpi prevents a route
This is some great footage. Props to the crew and editors.
Europe’s oldest snowboard contest, the Champs Leysin had a cloudy start during the semi finals. But for the finals the unique slopestyle parcours waited for the best 6 women and the 12 best men with perfect conditions. This 5 Star World Snowboard Tour contest combines two Olympic formats in one course. In addition to the classicslopestyle parts the riders had to face a half pipe. This unparalleled combination of two Olympic formats was special for the riders and the thrilled spectators too.
Slopestyle will be a part of the Olympic Games Program 2014 in Sochi for the first time and the riders showed impressively how much it means to compete there. They knew how to convince the jury with tricks like double backflips and Switch Backside Double Cork 1080.
Janne Korpi from Finland triumphed at the Men’s Competition with an astonishing second run of 94.25 points, picked with Tricks like the Switch Backside 1080 Mute.Spencer Link and Scott Moline, both from the USA, followed on the places two and three.
At the Women’s final the US-girls dominated the competition and sweep the podium. The 16 year old Ty Walker won and Jordie Karlinski finished 2nd followed by Phoebe Novello.