27/01/2014 | by Sam Oetiker
The new format gives the boys and girls the chance to ride alongside the riders whose place they’re trying to take over in the future, so you better watch out for them! The top two boys and girls in Pipe and Slopestyle can further challenge their idols in this weeks Semi Finals.
14-year old Frenchie Thalie Larochaix kicked some serious arse and managed to snag first place in both the girl’s Pipe and Slopestyle. In Slopestyle she shared the podium with Norwegian Hanne Kjoll Eilertsen coming in second and Paula Marcia Bocanegra from Spain taking third place.
Over at the boys Toby Miller left his competitors open-mouthed, scoring a 96 with a run that included a crippler, backside 5, front 9 and backside 9 in the pipe. With Cameron Chaney coming in second and Drayden Gardner in third place, it’s a full-on ‘Murican Podium.
14-year old US rider Brock Crouch expressed his feelings about making it to first place in Slopestyle by keeping it simple: “I’m super stoked!”. Drayden Gardner upped himself one podium spot and took second place, Victor Ivanov came in third.