A crazy evening for Kevin Rolland, he wins
X-Games Superpipe finals.
In a very intense finish in this Superpipe, Kevin won his third Winter X-Games in a row.
With two falls in his two first runs, Kevin earned a 93,66 score in the last one with a double 9 to alley-oop flat 3 to switch 7 to switch 9 to double cork 12.
A strong mind for Kevin who showed once again his domination in this sport.
Torin Yater-Wallace took silver and Simon Dumont took bronze.
Unfortunately, David Wise and Xavier Bertoni with too many falls finish at 7th and 8th place. They will do better next time.
Enjoy Kevin's run :
Pics : Louis Garnier
Live from WXG !
Rossignol qualifies it's top three pipe skiers- David Wise, Kevin Rolland and Xavier Bertoni will participate in the X-Games Superpipe finals in Aspen !
Superpipe finals will be amazing, the riders are super motivated and they've been training hard to be ready for Friday night.
By qualifying 2nd David Wise has proven that after season ending knee injury last year, with hard work and dedication, it's possible to come back and be at the top of your game.
Kevin Rolland continues his pipe domination, fresh off a Dew Tour win at Killington,VT, he crushed it with an inspiring 3 double flip run that topped the leader board at 95 points.
Xavier took eighth place with a great technical run, but a small mistake on the last hit dropped his score a few points.
See you tomorrow for the finals.
Text / Pics : Louis Garnier
We're back at Aspen with Xavier, who took gold at the half pipe World Cup in Austria, and Kevin, who killed it in the pipe and placed first at the Dew Tour.
We're on to a great week of competition.
Monday was the first warm up for the X-Games at Snowmass' half pipe. The guys had two more runs yesterday to heat up. Today is qualification day.
Finals are friday and considering the direction that freestyle skiing is taking
these days, they should be phenomenal.
More news tomorrow.
Text / Pics : Louis Garnier
New episode of FollowUs.tv... Xavier Bertoni wins the FIS Half Pipe World Cup in Austria whereas Kevin Rolland wins the second stop of 2011 Dew Tour in Killington... Just a perfect WE for the two guys.
Kevin Rolland competed this week end at the
second stage of the Dew Tour in Killington
(Vermont). With a final result of 92,5 points on 100, Kevin won the
event. With his third place at the first stop in Breckenridge, he’s
now to a draw with Simon Dumont. The final stop in Ogden (Utah)
from the 10th to 13th of February will be under pressure for the
Concerning Xavier Bertoni, he was in Austria for a FIS Half Pipe World Cup. He won this event, Ben Valentin is second and Nils Lauper third. Joffrey Pollet-Villard, Rossignol team member, finishes fourth.
Now it’s time for the Winter X-Games in Aspen (Colorado) in few days… Good luck guys!
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