Here they are – the very best of the best from yesterday’s X Games Slopestyle qualifiers. The top three spots went to Mark McMorris, Peetu Piiroinen and Maxence Parrot – the young up and coming French Canadian.
I have to say we in the Whitelines office thought Peetu’s run was the pick of the bunch here – everything is bolts, and while his second rail trick ain’t that tech, it’s steezy as.
He also lives up to his reputation for going massive over the jumps, but best of all, he’s not afraid to throw in a styled-out flat spin or two. Makes a bit of a relief after the relentless onslaught of doubles!
The final run here is from Shaun White, who as we reported here, only managed to qualify in seventh! We’ll have to see if he’s keeping anything in reserve for the finals – like a triple cork maybe?