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
Here we are !
Today, Rossignol riders; Rosalind, Xavier and Kevin got in Aspen and…so did the best riders in the world! No one missed the bus for the sickest freestyle event ever; our proriders just checked it at the registration…
At 4 p.m started the halfpipe training, everyone figured out how sick and perfect this superpipe is: 23 ft high walls! Xavier and Kevin threw some runs so they can get used to it. Things look good for the Rossignol team as our riders get air!
Tomorrow, training is still on. The show starts on Wednesday…official like a referee with a whistle!
Starting today; X-Games XIII :
X-games XIII are on! Day by day you’ll get pictures, live reports and all the stuff you need so you won’t miss an ounce of what’s going in Aspen, CO. Stay tuned.
4 days to go for Henrik Windstedt. Ready and steady, defending his Freeride World Champion title!
First stop: Sochi, Russia in the Caucasus Mountain. The best freeriders in the world will be there, looking out for Henrik; Kaj ZACKRISSON, Séb MICHAUD, Cody TOWNSEND…
Knock-Down-Drag-Out the Swedish monarch, that’s what they want… Hail for the King!
This month WeSki Freestyle Magazine is talking about Sage Cattabriga and Henrik Windstedt.
Sage comments his unique freestyle/freeride runs and Henrik tells us about his past freestyle carreer, turned into outstanding freeride plans! Stunning photoshoots! enjoy.
Sage will be attending the “Oxbow - Back To Powder” event this February.
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