Whitelines contributor Nick Atkins was out at the Burton US Open last weekend and just sent us this selection of absolutely banging shots – so we thought we’d put together a little gallery.
What strikes us about these is just how insanely
high everyone is going! Apparently the pipe was perfect, which meant that the amplitude all the riders were getting was crazy.
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Ben Ferguson's first hit double crippler was RIDICULOUSLY big.
Kent Callister's awesome method, shot from below.
Scotty Lago didn't qualify for the finals, but he was poaching runs in between rounds.
Kelly Clark absolutely sent it. That's a massive method especially considering its her last hit.
Chloe Kim was also getting seriously impressive amplitude. Especially given she's only 13!
Ever wondered why Louie Vito doesn't score higher with his super-tech runs? Here's your answer - he actually doesn't tend to get that much height.
Taku Hiraoka on the other hand absolutely sends it every time.
Terje Haakonsen, like Scotty Lago, was poaching runs. You'd let him wouldn't you, specially when he's busting out massive methods like this one!
Here's first place finisher Taylor Gold's massive method. interestingly similar to Terje's right?