X Games Tignes 2013 Ski Slopestyle

X Games Tignes 2013 Slopestyle depart

David Bonneville (FRA) in the startbox of the men’s Slopestyle qualification @ X Games Tignes 2013

Winter X Games Tignes 2013 åbnede officielt i går, onsdag, med Slopestyle kvalifikation for mænd og finale for kvinderne.

Desværre var vejret ikke med hverken arrangørerne eller riders, da den dominerende farve var hvidt-i-hvidt og snevejr…

Mændene lagde ud, men pga den dårlige visibilitet blev det ikke til de helt store og imponerende airs, som X Games bla. er kendt for.
Efter de 2 gennemløb lød top 3 på: Jossi Wells med, efter vejromstændighederne imponerende 91,33 point – Russ Henshaw med 89,33 points og Gus Kenworthy med skuffende 85 points.
At det var muligt at opnå en 3. plads til X Games med sølle 85 points, vidner heldigvis ikke om niveauet, men om den dårlige sigtbarhed – og med det sagt, så var det alligevel meget imponerende, at riders var friske på at gennemføre konkurrencen! 🙂

Et af de mere spektakulære, men kiksede runs, var Nick Goeppers ene kvalifikationsrun, hvor han på den anden kicker mistede den ene ski, og alligevel gik efter sin Double-1080, som han landede perfekt – på én ski! Geopper forsatte som intet var sket – uden om den sidste kicker – og ned til det nederste rail, som han afsluttede med at tage på en ski 😀

I løbet af dagen lukkede vejret mere og mere til, og sneen begyndte så småt at falde henimod slutningen af mændendes sidste løb.

Efter mændendes kval, var det kvindernes tur, men pga det få antal kvindelige topløbere i verden, blev der ikke kørt kvalifikation først, og alle var derfor direkte i finalen.
Efter en flok opvarmningsløb blev konkurrencen endeligt aflyst, hvilket flere af pigerne udtrykte glæde og tilfredsstillelse over.

Slopestyle finish area

Winter X Games Tignes 2013 Slopesyle spectators area and Tignes in poor visibility

I dag var så dagen, hvor både mændene og kvinderne skulle køre finaleløb, og morgenen stod knivskarp med blå himmel og sol 😀

I løbet af ugen, er det flere gange blevet nævnt af forskellige riders, at kickers ikke er så store, som nogle kunne ønske, og som de var i X Games Aspen.
Det betød også, at der desværre ikke blev budt på noget nævneværdigt nyt inden for nye tricks…

De tre vindere blev McRae Williams med 94,33 points, Jossi Wells med 93 og Gus Kenworthy med 92 points:

Hos pigerne dominerede og forsvarede canadiske Kaya Turski for tredie gang i træk, guldet med flotte 93,33 points over norske Tiril Sjastad Christiansen, der med 90,66 points skubbede konsistente Dara Howell ned på en tredje plads med 88,33 points, hvilket hun i målområden ikke helt kunne bære, og måtte trøstes 🙁

Tomas Lollike riding in Tignes

Tomas Lollike GoPro-riding in Tignes and Val d’Isère in early January 2013 🙂

Lots of thanks to Playground for provideing Armada Skis and GoPro3 Black cameras 😀

X Games Tignes 2013 – Invited athletes & competition schedule

With the first event of the 2013 global expansion completed, X Games returns to the center stage in France with X Games Tignes 2013, March 20 – ­22.

Winter X Games Tignes 2013

Winter X Games Tignes 2013

CANAL+ Events and ESPN will collaborate to host and televise the fourth iteration of the event at Tignes Ski and Snowboard resort in the French Alps.

X Games Tignes will welcome 150 world-­‐class athletes competing in Snowboard and Skiing events.

In ski, American David Wise, X Games Aspen Ski SuperPipe winner, France’s Kevin Rolland, Thomas Krief, Anaïs Caradeux and young Torin Yater-­Wallace (17) (USA), Bobby Brown (USA), Tom Wallisch (USA), Nick Goepper (USA), James Woods (GBR), Kaya Turski (CAN), Maddie Bowman (USA) all return to Tignes in hopes of winning gold.

Among them, snowboarders Mark McMorris (CAN), Iouri Podladtchikov (SWI), Louie Vito (USA), Torstein Horgmo (NOR), Kelly Clark (USA), Jamie Anderson (USA), Elena Hight (USA) battle to remain atop the podium, while three rookies ­‐ Arielle Gold (16 y-­‐o, USA), Yuki Kadono (16 y-­‐o, JAP) and Max Parrot (17 y-­‐o, CAN) make their debut in Tignes after successful Aspen events.

Also returning are 2010 Olympic champion Torah Bright (AUS) and superstar Shaun White (USA) defending his two X Games Tignes 2012 gold medals.

* This athlete list will be updated and is subject to change!

The event will feature eight different events for men and women over three days, including Ski and Snowboard SuperPipe and Slopestyle.
Schedule highlights include:

  • Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th : training
  • Tuesday 19th : X Games Tignes 2013 opening press conference
  • Wednesday 20th : Two Women’s finals:
    • 1pm – Women’s Ski Slopestyle Final
    • 6:30pm – Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe Eliminations
    • 8:30pm – Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe Final
  • Thursday 21st
    • 1pm – Men’s Ski Slopestyle Final
    • 6:30pm -­‐ Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe Final
    • 8:30pm -­‐ Men’s Ski SuperPipe Eliminations
  • Friday 22nd : 4 finals
    • Men’s (10 :30am) and Women’s (1pm) Snowboard Slopestyle Finals
    • o Men’s (6 :30 pm) and Women’s (8 :30pm) Ski SuperPipe Finals

* Schedules subject to change!

6 FWQ competitions in Verbier in January!

Freeride World Qualifier

6 Freeride World Qualifier competitions in Verbier in January

Come to Verbier between 14 and 20 January to participate in a full week of Freeride World Qualifier contests!

The highlight of the 2013 FWQ competition season is most probably the Verbier Qualifier Week organized by the Freeride World Tour between 14 and 20 January 2013.

This full week of freeskiing competitions will allow amateur freeriders the possibility to enter the FWQ ranking and seeding lists and to score 3 FWQ results – all in one week!

The Verbier Freeride Week is there to provide a solution to the growing demand.
6 competitions over 7 days will be organized – riders who subscribe for the full week will get a priority – even those who has never scored any FWQ points before.

Riders will be able to enter a maximum of 3 events;
either Monday, Wednesday and Saturday or Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

The spots not used by riders attending to the whole week, will be distributed as usual, using the seeding list, for riders willing to enter in only one or two events.

There will be 100 spots per competition day.
The entry fee is 80 € per competition (277 € for the full week) including ski pass and the evacuation insurance.

For those interested, accommodation at the below situated village Le Châble is as low as CHF 50.- including breakfast.

The events will unfold on faces in the whole Verbier St-Bernard destination, in resorts such as Verbier, Bruson, La Tsoumaz and Vichères.

Skis and snowboards will be available for testing during the week, with more than 10 different brands participating.

As riders will be competing only every second day, animations and parties are being organized every day!

Registrations are now open on www.freerideworldtour.com/fwq.html

Contact:
Fabien Lienard
fwq@freerideworldtour.com
www.freerideworldtour.com/fwq.html

Freeride World Qualifier sponsors

Coreupt declared bankrupt

CoreUPT
Coreupt, the French ski company specializing in freeride skis and accessories, was liquidated in October 2012 😡

It was founded by former World Freeride Champion, Guerlain Chicherit, in 2008, and the brand expanded fast to reach annual sales of about € 1.3 million and only twelve employees.
As business grew fast, Coreupt was unable to finance its growing business, and in May 2012, Coreupt was filled for bankruptcy… 🙁

The managing team spent the summer searching for new investors to breathe fresh life into the company.
However, the negotiantions failed and in October 2012, Coreupt was pronounced in compulsory liquidation by the commercial tribunal in Chambéry…

On the short terme it basically means the company will stop designing new skis and accessories.
The Coreupt Team Riders, Kevin Rolland, Justin Dorey, JF Houle etc. are now free of their contracts – so it will surely be interesting to follow which new paths they’ll follow!

Commercial Manager, Pierre Gjurasevic, has earlier told Freeskier.dk that the season 2012/13 was prepared last spring, and that the already produced skis would still to be sold in the shops this winter.
Although their important sales channel Coreupt.com is currently down, we expect to see Coreupt skis a little while yet! 🙂

Managers are still trying get the brand sold to other ski companies, and a small range has been prepared for especially this purpose!

If even this fails, the company will probably be forced to selling everything it owns in order to pay its taxes as well as suppliers…

Hopefully this isn’t the last news we get from Coreupt!!

Guerlain Chicherit and Coreupt

Four times World Freeskiing Champion, Guerlain Chicherit – founder of Coreupt

Ny fælles Freeride World Tour!

Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face Swatch Freeride World Tour, Freeskiing World Tour og The North Face Masters of Snowboarding har netop offentligtgjort, at de tre tours fusionerer til en fælles global championship serie.

Den nye world tour får navnet Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face og vil have freeskiing og snowboarding ved alle begivenheder!

De fleste stop på turen er fundet, og vi kan glæde os til at følge med i Revelstoke (BC, Canada), Chamonix (Frankrig), Kirkwood (CA, USA), Fieberbrunn Pillerseetal (Østrig).
Endnu en europæisk begivenhed mangler at blive bekræftet, inden der (som traditionelt hos Swatch Freeride World Tour) afsluttes med finalerne i Verbier (Schweiz) sidst i marts 2013.

Her er kalenderen:
SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR BY THE NORTH FACE 2013
1. Revelstoke (BC, CAN) 7-12 jan 2013
2. Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (FRA) 26 jan – 1 feb 2013
3. Kirkwood (CA, USA) 27 feb – 3 mar 2013
4. Fieberbrunn Pillerseetal (AUT) 9 mar – 15 mar 2013
5. Stop No5 in Europe – Location To Be Confirmed
6. Verbier Xtreme (SUI) 23 mar – 31 mar 2013

“Foreningen af de tre tours er et stort skridt i sportens udbredelse.” siger Nicolas Hale-Woods (Freeride World Tour Managing Director Europe). “Ikke kun på World Tour (FWT) niveau, men også til kvalifikationen med events i New Zealand, Nord- og Sydamerika og Europa. Alle kommer til at tælle i en fælles Freeride World Qualifiers (FWQ) ranking, hvilket gør atleter fra alle active områder i stand til at kvalificere sig til næste års Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face.”

“Big mountain freeriding har en lang og rig historie med utrolig talentfulde atleter fra hele verden,” siger Adam Comey (Mountain Sports International President og Freeride World Tour Managing Director Americas). “Nu hvor to store brands som Swatch og The North Face samt to dedikerede arrangører i Europa og Nordamerika ser fremtiden for freeride skiing og snowboarding særdeles lovende ud.”

Startlisterne i 2013 vil have kvalificerede atleter med fra alle tre 2012 tours, ligesom der også vil være atleter med fra 4-star events.
Derudover vil der være et begrænset antal wild cards fra begge kontinenter.

“Sammenlægningen af de to ski tours er et stort skridt for vores sport.” siger 2012 Swatch Freeride World Tour Champion Reine Barkered fra Sverige. “Det vil skabe endnu mere opmærksomhed verden over. Selv ser jeg frem til en vild sæson med mange nye ansigter.”

Freeride World Qualifiers 2013Udover 5-Stars Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face vil der være omkring 40 kvalifikations-events rundt omkring i verden rangerende fra 1 til 4-Stars, så den store talentmasse kan score point til næste års FWT. Første event finder sted i New Zealand i Chile nu i August 2012.
Atleter vil score point inden for to forskellige rankings, en 5-Stars FWT ranking og en 1 to 4-Stars FWQ ranking.

The North Face er hovedsponsor for den nydannede Freeride World Tour.
“Siden 1980erne har The North Face været en af frontløberne inden for skisport med vores tekniske udstyr og førende atleter, eksempelvis Scott Schmidt og Jim Zellers allerede for 25 år siden. Med inspiration fra vores hold til seneste Freeride World Tour – Giulia Monego, Janette Hargin og Xavier De Le Rue – vi vil fortsætte vores store engagement i fremtidens freeriding.” siger Eric Pansier (VP Marketing EMEA The North Face).

Freeride World Tour 2013 by The North Face teaser

La Face Ouest / Face West – Aiguille de Péclet (3.561 m / 11,683 ft)

Face Ouest / Face West - Aguille de Péclet

Val Thorens and Face Ouest (Face West)

Billed as the finest descent on the massif by the Companie des Guides de Val Thorens, the Face Ouest (Face West) is not lacking arguments.

This immense slope, never extreme, leaving the summit of the Aiguille de Péclet, tempts all who gaze at it. A true monument, the Face Ouest fascinates throughout the season – from an ephemeral pink in January to the flaming orange of a spring sunset – it truly crowns the entire massif.

It is the route which requires the longest approach, but it is also the most popular.

For the descent, an embarrassing alternative; large freeskier curves, exploiting the width of the face, or short turns – infinitely even?

With the snow feather-light on top of a hard smooth base, the Face Ouest is always in condition, ensuring the descent of the week, year, century 😀

Itinerary

From the “intersection” head due north, passing to the right of the rocky spur bordering the cirque du Roc des Saint Peres. Pass the base of the rock-ridge leading to the Aiguille de Péclet; long, rising “flat” hill. At the back of the glacier, the ridge running from the Aiguille de Péclet to the Col de Gébroulaz curves – go towards the lower point in the middle of this snowy ridge.

At the foot of the steep snow-slope leading to the ridge – two choices;

  • Either climb this slope strait up, and follow the ridge to the left, leading to the summit (150 m easy mixed).
    Exposed route, overhanging the glacier de Gébroulaz to the right.
  • Or, if conditions permit, climb diagonally left, about 100 m before arriving at the foot of the ridge – a steep slope, but without rocks – leading directly to the summit. Much faster – between 1-2 hours in total!
Route to Aiguille de Péclet

Route to Aiguille de Péclet

Descent

Facing Val Thorens either;­

  • Descent towards the square breach to the right (easily visible from Val Thorens); 20 m of mixed ground (delicate).
    On foot or skis according to the conditions.
  • Or follow the ridge several meters to the left, where a short (20 m) couloir lets one reach the Face Ouest on skis.

The slope is even (35 degrees) for nearly 200 m then steepens (40-45 degrees).

Make a wide turn to the left of a rocky knob, where the slope is steepest (45 degrees) for about 100 meters, then head right a little and drop down, avoiding the terminal ice and crevasses to the left (steep and broken).

Bottom / Lower itineraries;

  • Gain the Christine piste, crossing toward the left, leading to Val Thorens – or the Moraine chairlift, if you’re go for another descent on the Péclet mountain 😀
  • Or keep right to cross the Tête Ronde piste descending between the piste and the Arête de Tête Ronde – this run leads almost down to Val Thorens with almost an extra 1000 m of vertical drop (easy)!

These lower itineraries are also recommended of finishing the Triangle and The Petite Face Nord.

Offpiste route of the year!

Face Ouest bowl from below

Winter X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe finale

[da]Den unge amerikanske freeskier Torin Yater-Wallace fra Aspen, Colorado, vandet årets største Europæiske freestyle konkurrence, Superpipe til X Games i Tignes i marts 2012!

Han gennemførte de teknisk svære gennemløb med 5 kæmpe tricks, der var uden sammenligning til nogle af hans konkurrenter, og scorrede i 3. gennemløb hele 95 points – næsten 3 ½ points mere end Thomas Krief, der scorrede 91,66 points i sit 2. gennemløb.

Tredjepladsen gik til dette års vinder i den endnu større søsterkonkurrence Winter X Games i Aspen i januar 2012, David Wise med 90,33 points – og fjerdepladsen tog canadiske Justin Dorey sig af med 90 points.[/da]

[en]The young American freeskier Torin Yater-Wallace from Aspen, Colorado, won this years biggest European freestyle contest, the Winter X Games Superpipe in Tignes, France in March 2012!

He completed the technical difficult runs with 5 giant tricks, which was without comparison to any of his competitors, and scored a massive 95 points in his last and 3rd run – almost 3 ½ points more than Thomas Krief, who scored 91,66 points in his 2nd run, which secured him well earned 2nd place.

Third place went to this year’s winner of the even larger sister contest, the Winter X Games Aspen, in January 2012, David Wise scoring 90,33 points.
Fourth place was taken by Canadian Justin Dorey with 90 points.[/en]

Torin Yater-Wallace vandt guld i Superpipe til X Games Tignes 2012 - Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Torin Yater-Wallace X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Thomas Krief vandt sølv i Superpipe til X Games Tignes 2012 - Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Thomas Krief X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

David Wise vandt bronze i Superpipe til X Games Tignes 2012 - Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

David Wise X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

[da]Både Thomas Krief, David Wise og Justin Dorey leverede nogle massive runs med svære tricks og store airtimes, men havde ikke en chance imod selvsikre Torin Yater-Wallace.[/da]

[en]Both Thomas Krief, David Wise and Justin Dorey delivered some massive runs with high quality tricks and massive air times, but none of them had a chance against self confident Torin Yater-Wallace.[/en]

31.500 tilskuere til X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

31.500 tilskuere til X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Vindene af X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Vindene af X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

[da]I første gennemløb scorrede Torin Yater-Wallace 93 points med et super flot run.

Thomas Krief levede op til udfordringen, og scorede 87,66, til en 2. plads, som helt klart styrkede hans selvtillid til andet run! Justin Dorey og David Wise kørte også begge nogle flotte runs, men kunne dog ikke flytte noget, men lokale Xavier Bertoni, fra Tignes, kørte ind på en flot forløbig tredieplads med 81 points.[/da]

[en]In his first run, Torin Yater-Wallace, scored 93 point with a super nice run.
Thomas Krief rose to the challenge and scored 98,66 points, enough to put him into 2nd place, which definitely boosted his self confidence for the 2nd run!
Justin Dorey and David Wise both threw some nice and well defined runs, but couldn’t change anything in the top placings. Local Xavier Bertoni, from Tignes, skied into a preliminary 3rd place with 81 points.[/en]

Justin Dorey X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Justin Dorey X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Xavier Bertoni X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Xavier Bertoni X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Matt Margetts X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Matt Margetts X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

[da]De sidste 3 freeskiers, Gus Kenworthy, Noah Bowman og Matt Margetts leverede alle flotte runs, som dog ikke havde en chance mod den nye generation i toppen.

Torin Yater-Wallace kiksede sit andet run, og Thomas Krief kunne pludseligt lugte podiumplads! Han havde leveret et kanon første run, og med 31.500 tilskuere, fans, træneren samt holdkammerater, som bl.a. Kevin Rolland (4 gange vinder af X Games Superpipe samt 2 gange vinder af Dew Tour 2011 og verdensmester i 2009 – men skadet i år), der alle råbte og heppede på ham, gav han den max gas, og fyrede sine 5 kæmpe tricks af med stor stil og sikkerhed, og scorede 91,66 points, og havde dermed sikret sig en plads på skamlen!

David Wise, Jusin Dory og Noah Bowman leverede alle nogle flotte runs med store airtimes og selvsikre tricks, og scorrede hhv. 90,33 – 90 og 85 points.

Xavier Bertoni, Gus Kenworthy og Matt Margetts kørte alle nogel relativt dårlige gennemløb.

Inden 3. og sidste run stod det klart, at de 8 freeskiers kunne deles i to kategorier, hvoraf kun den ene reelt stadig havde en mulighed for en podiumplads. Kampen for ikke at blive 4. ville blive hård, da alle fire freeskiers var værdige til medaljer!

Justin Dorey var den første af de sidste 4 kampen skulle stå i mellem, men han kunne ikke forbedre sit 2. run, og dermed stod det klart, at podiumpladserne skulle fordeles bland de sidste 3 freeskiers – det var nu kun farverne på deres medaljer, der kunne ændres!

Torin Yater-Wallace gav den, men en god margin til de to andre, max gas i sit 3. run, og fyrede de vildeste airtimes af, mens han sikkert satte sine kæmpe tricks hele vejen ned:

right-side dobbelt-cork-1260
right-side flatspin 900 japan
right-side 900 tail-grab
left-side 1080 tail-grab
right-side switch flatspin 900 japan

Han forbedrede sit 1. run og scorede hele 95 points![/da]

[en]The last 3 freeskiers, Gus Kenworthy, Noah Bowman og Matt Margetts all delivered some nice runs, though didn’t have a chance against the new generation.

Torin Yater-Wallace stomped his 2nd run and Thomas krief could suddenly smell blood – or at least the podium 🙂
He’d delivered a super 1st run and with the 31,500 spectators, fans, the coach and team members – among others, his friend Kevin Rolland (4 times winner of X Games Superpipe, 2 times winner of Dew Tour 2011 and World Champion 2009 – but injured this year), who all shouted and cheered, he went all-in, and performed his 5 massive tricks with great style and huge air times, and scored 91,66 points, and had thereby secured himself a place on the podium!

David Wise, Justin Dorey and Noah Bowman all delivered some nice runs with big air times and self confident tricks, and scored respectively 90,33 – 90 and 85 points.

Xavier Bertoni, Gus Kenworthy og Matt Margetts all skied some relatively shitty runs.

Prior to the 3rd and last run it was clear that the 8 freeskiers could be divided into 2 categories, of whom only one effectively still had a chance of reaching the podium.
The game of not ending 4th would be tough, as all 4 freeskiers was worthy to winning the 3 medals!

Justin Dorey was first of the last four freeskiers between who the battle should stand between, but he couldn’t improve his 2nd run, and thereby it was clear that the podium placings should distributed between the last 3 freeskiers – it was now only the colors of their medals which could change!!

Torin Yater-Wallace went all-in in his 3rd run, and with a nice margin to the two others, he threw this year’s wildest and highest air times, while he self confidently threw his 5 huge and neck breaking tricks all the way down the 7 meters high halfpipe:

right-side dobbelt-cork-1260
right-side flatspin 900 japan
right-side 900 tailgrab
left-side 1080 tailgrab
right-side switch flatspin 900 japan

He improved his 1st run and scored massive 95 points!![/en]

Torin Yater-Wallace X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Torin Yater-Wallace X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Torin_Yater-Wallace X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Torin_Yater-Wallace X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Torin_Yater-Wallace X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Torin_Yater-Wallace X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Torin_Yater-Wallace X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Torin Yater-Wallace X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Torin Yater-Wallace Superpipe X Games Tignes 2012 - Photo & copyrights byTristan Shu/ESPN Images

Torin Yater-Wallace Superpipe X Games Tignes 2012 – Photo & copyrights byTristan Shu/ESPN Images

Torin Yater-Wallace X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Torin Yater-Wallace X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

[da]Thomas Krief kunne ikke holde til presset, og kiksede sit 3. run, og endte dermed på en flot og velfortjent 2. plads! Da han kom ned blev han stormet af sine holdkammerater og venner, og træneren kom glidende hele vejen ned gennem superpipens bund til en stor masseomfavnelse, og Thomas Krief kunne til sidste ikke holde tårerne tilbage.[/da]

[en]Thomas Krief could stand the pressure and stomped his 3rd run, and remained on an inspiring and well deserved 2nd place!
As he skied into the finishing area he was stomped by his team members and friends, and his coach came luging all the way down the pipe on his bottom into a huge mass-embrace – finally Thomas Krief couldn’t hold back the tears.[/en]

Thomas Krief X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe

Thomas Krief X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Thomas Krief X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Thomas Krief X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Thomas Krief X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Thomas Krief X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Thomas Krief X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Thomas Krief X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Thomas Krief X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Thomas Krief X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Thomas Krief X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Thomas Krief X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

[da]David Wise kunne heller ikke forbedre sit 2. run, og gik dermed ind på en 3. plads, hvilket på trods af 1. pladsen til Winter X Games 2012 i Aspen, var fortjent og rigtigt flot.[/da]

[en]David Wise neither could improve on his 2nd run and ended 3rd, which despite his 1st place in Winter X Games 2012 in Aspen in January, was both impressive and well deserved.[/en]

David Wise X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

David Wise X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

David Wise X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

David Wise X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

David Wise X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

David Wise X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

David Wise X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

David Wise X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

David Wise X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

David Wise X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

David Wise X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

David Wise X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

David Wise X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Tristan Shu/ESPN Images

David Wise X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Tristan Shu/ESPN Images

David Wise X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Tristan Shu/ESPN Images

David Wise X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Tristan Shu/ESPN Images

David Wise X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Tristan Shu/ESPN Images

David Wise X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Tristan Shu/ESPN Images

[da]Den kun 16-årige Torin Yater-Wallace, der havde trænet super hårdt i dagene op til konkurrencen, og hvis livs største mål, var at vinde X Games Superpipe, kunne dermed række skiene i vejret som dette års vinder af Superpipen til X Games 2012 i Tignes![/da]

[en]The young Torin Yater-Wallace, who had trained exceptionally hard the days up to the competition, and whose life’s biggest goal was to win the X Games Superpipe, could finally put his skis into the air claiming this year’s gold medal in the Superpipe of X Games 2012 in Tignes![/en]

Vinderne af X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Tomas Lollike/Freeskier.dk

Vinderne af X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Tomas Lollike/Freeskier.dk

X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe vinderne - Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe vinderne – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe vinderne - Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe vinderne – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

[da]Herunder er der flere billeder fra både træning, kvalifikation og finale.[/da]

[en]Here you can see more photos from both training, qualifications and finals.[/en]

Justin Dorey X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Justin Dorey X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Justin Dorey X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Justin Dorey X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Justin Dorey X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Justin Dorey X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Xavier Bertoni X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Xavier Bertoni X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Xavier Bertoni X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Xavier Bertoni X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Xavier Bertoni X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Xavier Bertoni X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Xavier Bertoni X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Xavier Bertoni X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Xavier Bertoni X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Tristan Shu/ESPN Images

Xavier Bertoni X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Tristan Shu/ESPN Images

Xavier Bertoni X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Tristan Shu/ESPN Images

Xavier Bertoni X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Tristan Shu/ESPN Images

Matt Margetts X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Tristan Shu/ESPN Images

Matt Margetts X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Tristan Shu/ESPN Images

Matt Margetts X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Andy Parant/Tignes/ESPN Images

Matt Margetts X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Andy Parant/Tignes/ESPN Images

Matt Margetts X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Matt Margetts X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Matt Margetts X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Matt Margetts X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Mike Riddle X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Mike Riddle X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Gus Kentworthy X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

Gus Kentworthy X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Vianney Tisseau/ESPN Images

AJ Kemppainen X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

AJ Kemppainen X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Joffrey Pollet-Villard X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Joffrey Pollet-Villard X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Joffrey Pollet-Villard X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Joffrey Pollet-Villard X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Duncan Adams X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Duncan Adams X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Benoit Valentin X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - Photo & copyrights by Andy Parant/Tignes/ESPN Images

Benoit Valentin X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – Photo & copyrights by Andy Parant/Tignes/ESPN Images

Upcomming Antoine Adelisse tester X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - han er værd at holde øje med!! - Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Upcomming Antoine Adelisse tester X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – han er værd at holde øje med!! – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Upcomming Antoine Adelisse tester X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe - han er værd at holde øje med!! - Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Upcomming Antoine Adelisse tester X Games Tignes 2012 Superpipe – han er værd at holde øje med!! – Photo & copyrights by Christian Van Hanja/ESPN Images

Bobby Brown vinder Slopestyle til Winter X Games 2012 i Tignes

Bobby Brown (US) er tilbage i førersædet!I dagens Slopestyle finale var der fra start til slut ingen tvivl om hvor guldmedaljen skulle hænge…

Bobby Brown holdt føringen hele dagen, selvom hans andet gennemløb sikrede guldmedaljen med en imponerende score på 95.00 foran sidste års 2’er Tom Wallisch (US). Wallisch førte inden dagens finale efter en fejlfri kvalifikationsrunde, men måtte alligevel se sig slået af Brown. På trods af Wallisch runner up position (Wallisch blev 1’er i Aspen X Games 2012 i januar, og har vundet stort set alle konkurrencer denne sæson) var der store smil på podiet fra både Brown, Wallisch og Andreas Håtveit (NOR), som kom ind på tredjepladsen.

Check hans andet og afgørende vinderrun ud her:

Bobby Brown vinder Slopestyle Ski til Winter X Games Tignes 2012

Bobby Brown vinder Slopestyle i European Winter X Games Tignes 2012