Iouri Podladtchikov may have qualified through first in the pipe, but he could only manage a 6th place finish in the finals. He did try and throw the Yolo Flip, but we couldn’t help feeling that both here and at the European Open the week before, he was coasting slightly.
Neither run looked as tech as the one he so nearly landed at last year’s X Games, and we can’t help feeling that should have improved since then. So what’s up, is iPod holding something back? Keeping his powder dry? Back to back Yolos perhaps?