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.
Here is the fourth episode of FollowUs.tv with both buddies Xavier and Kévin and their friends directly from Aspen (Colorado).
One year is already spent since Xavier's victory and the volition to repeat this exploit is very present as well as for Kévin who would want to be this year on the podium.
On the menu, Kévin fall's, the runs of trainings of Xavier and the other riders as Mike Riddle or Simon Dumont and some fun as usual.
Let's meet soon for, we hope, a great news on the results of Team Rossignol in X-Games 14.
Rosalind Groenewoud, after weeks of trainings, the D-day finally arrived with X Games 14 in Aspen (Colorado)...
With a very original run and with a breathtaking amplitude, she will be classified 3rd of the qualifications. This place puts Rozy in a reliable situation.
Yesterday it was the Women finals, no doubt, Rozy is ready and feels good the race. After warm-ups and support by her coach, she moves on her 3 runs with ease, originality and turns in both senses of rotation!
There's no doubt that she charmed the judges and the results are there. She takes the 3rd place.
Here is the podium of the X-GAMES HALF PIPE WOMEN:
1- Jen Hudak
2- Megan Gunning
3- Rosalind Groenewoud
Congratulations to Rosalind and next year it will be the 1st place of the podium!
Here we are, the X Games just started is Aspen. The Rossignol riders' are ready to roll and the trainings began.
All the team attunes to the big pipe of the X, but they will need more to slow down their motivation and the volition to win.
Here is the first day of trainings...
All the team arrived in Snowmass (Colorado). The weather are not perfect and pipe is still not at the top but nothing stops the riders of Rossignol Team.
Rosalind moves on the runs, Xavier, after a small injury in Snow Bassin during Dew Tour, saves himself. Between its quiet runs, he takes the time to go to the osteopath.
Regarding Kevin, with a lot of objectives in mind and motivated by his coach Greg Guenet, he tries to make a spectacular figure... Focus has to be 100 %. After a first try with a touching down on the back, he goes back up the half pipe and reattempts his jump. He does the figure but Kevin falls forwards and his head bumps into the ice...
"Skis patrol" is immediately called. At first sight, his nose took a good blow as well as his head...
Verdict: after a check-up at the hospital, Kevin has a cranial trauma (of no consequence), a pain in the shoulder and a broken nose...
Few days off before X-Games will be useful for Xavier and Kevin in order to be ready for the event but don't worry; Kevin gets better and recovers from his fall. So for sure, the two guys will offer to us a beautiful show during Winter X-Games in Aspen (Colorado).
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