Pipe didn't still change, it's big, very big as much as the runs of skiers...
Trainings are done and they permit to give some reliance to everybody. In spite of an aesthetic pipe, the adaptation is long.
Kevin and Xavier are over-motivated and they have success with their double rotations: the level is high!
It's the weekend here, so people from the valley of Aspen makes the trip. The edges of the half pipe are crowded. Riders are ready to roll.
Kevin begins by making a technical and complete run: Double Mac Twist, Switch 900, Unatural Mac Twist, 1260, Alley Oop Cork, 720. He's classified 3rd of the qualifications. A very beautiful place for the finals.
Concerning Xavier, after his first run failed because of a bad landing, he moves on second run (there are two runs of qualification and the best one is kept). So Xavier can't do mistakes, a mental effort and an intense stress for the Rossignol staff and his coach Greg Guenet. With an exploding run and without risk-taking he's just classified behind Kevin.
2 good places for the finals which promises to be very interesting.
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