Today, January 20th, last superpipe training session.
As the training started we could feel that some riders are under pressure, now we’re D-1, everyone keeps in mind how big X-games are. This year, every single rider reached an incredible level, that means that the competition is going to be really really tough. We’re not gonna whine about it…that’s what we want!
Forecasts vary about this year’s final rankings but let me tell you that Xavier & Kevin definitely impressed the staff during the training session. Xavier throws a really technical run*, he just needs to get some air so he can stand on the podium. On the other hand, Kevin’s amplitude is still incredible; add to this, technical and wide-ranged tricks**. We’re counting on him to get the highest step on the podium!
Chinese food after the training! Our riders go to bed early so they can be ready to rock tomorrow. I think we know what they’re dreaming about…
Half-pipe Qualifications start tomorrow, only 8 riders will get to the second stage…
See you tomorrow.
* Xavier’s run: Switch 7, unnatural cork 9, cork 900 tail, alley oop flat 3, switch 10 and 1000.
** Kevin’s run: 5.4 dble mute, alley oop flat 5, cork 12, alley oop flat 7 reverse mute, switch 7 and flat 3.6
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