Though it’s dumping across most of Europe, in Laax the weather gods smiled on the BEO as Slovenian Luka Jeromel and US rider Ty Walker took the top spots in the Men’s and Women’s Slopestyle Qualifications.
Yesterday, the fourth day the BEO circus has been posted up in Laax, saw the 40 men that made it through the Pre-Qualifications and 50 women have two runs to show what they were made of.
With 18 places for the men and 13 for the women to advance t the semi final, where they’d meet the seeded riders and the competition turns the shredometer up to 11, the competition was hot.
The men kicked things off early doors on the well-thought out slopestyle course. From the outset, Slovenian Luka Jeromel seemed to be riding a notch above his fellow competitors. Luka’s run went down like this: a frontside boardslide on the box, a backflip off the pole jam, a backside disaster on the jib tube, frontside boardslide on the box, frontside 540 tailgrab on the quarterpipe feature and finished his run with a frontside 720 tail, a backside 900 mute and a cab 720 mute on the kicker-line.
Doing it for the girls was US rider Ty Walker, who’d already bagged the BEO junior slopestyle at the weekend. Her juuior win the previous year earned her a wildcard to ride with the big girls, and she duly dumped them on their asses – the day’s youngest competitor posted the highest score of the day (79.33) ahead of last weekend’s Roxy Chicken Jam winner Enni Rukajärvi.
Today’s BEO agenda is the women’s halfpipe qualifications and the men’s slopestyle semi-finals, so check back later/tomorrow for the skinny on what went down.
Slopestyle Qualification Men Results
1. Jeromel Luka SLO FORUM 81.33
2. Ciancaleoni Giorgio ITA BURTON 73.00
3. Lipsanen Janne FIN RIPCURL 72.83
4. Paumola Ville FIN QUIKSILVER 72.67
5. Ryan Sean USA FORUM 71.00
6. Tiller Sondre NOR DC SHOE CO USA 70.50
7. Hast Miikka FIN PROTEST 70.17
8. Morgan Ethan GER FORUM 69.67
9. Uotila Ville FIN ATOMIC 69.33
10. Nordgaard Trym NOR QUIKSILVER 69.17
11. Arvidsson Nils SWE RIPCURL 69.00
12. Sørensen Paal NOR QUIKSILVER 68.83
13. Braaten Gjermund NOR OAKLEY 68.50
14. Nicholls Jamie GBR QUIKSILVER 67.00
15. Tonteri Roope FIN BURTON 66.00
16. McMorris Mark CAN ONEILL 62.33
17. Backstrom Kevin SWE BURTON 62.00
18. Neraker Simmen NOR 32 SNOWBOARD 61.83
Slopestyle Qualfication Women Results
1. Walker Ty USA ROXY 79.33
2. Rukajärvi Enni FIN ROXY 78.00
3. Somaini Carla SUI NEVER SUMMER 70.67
4. Fuller Aimee GBR ROXY 67.50
5. van Gils Charlotte NED K2 63.17
6. Karlinski Jordie USA NIKITA 61.17
7. Nadig Helen SUI ZIMTSTERN 60.67
8. Van Der Pouw Britte NED ROXY 59.00
9. Alekhina Elena RUS Roxy 58.83
10. Sadlowski Diana POL CONTRACT 56.67
11. Zabranska Lucie CZE ROXY 56.33
12. Pribosic Urska SLO ELAN 55.67
13. Ramholt Tina SUI HORSEFEATHER 54.83