X Games Aspen 2014 - Slopestyle and Halfpipe Eliminations: Watch the Runs Here!

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With all this chat about the Olympics, let’s not forget about the second most hyped snowboard contest out there… the X Games!

Yesterday, the slopestyle and halfpipe eliminations went down in Aspen, and despite some questionable judging and equally shoddy commentary (seriously, flat-out missing a triple cork?) the standard of riding was pretty damn high. Torstein Horgmo absolutely bossed his first run with a whole load of switch rail tricks and a flawless kicker section, while McMorris left it all to the very last run to secure his spot in the top 8 with a flawless backside triple 14. Extra props to Halldor Helgason and Sage Kotsenberg who were perhaps the only riders who looked like they actually had most fun out on the course.

In pipe, a whole bunch of riders fell in their runs and Burton European Open winner Iouri Podladtchikov was one of the few dudes to stick a solid one, qualifying in the top spot.

Click through to watch the top three runs in slopestyle and pipe and be sure to catch the finals (and inevitable triple madness, on Saturday):

The Top 3 Slopestyle Elimination Runs

The Top 3 Halfpipe Elimination Runs

Results:

Slopestyle

RANK NAME RUN 1 RUN 2 BEST
1 * Torstein Horgmo 93.33 30.00 93.33
2 * Mark McMorris 51.33 92.00 92.00
3 * Ståle Sandbech 87.00 91.66 91.66
4 * Chas Guldemond 90.00 91.00 91.00
5 * Max Parrot 88.66 88.66 88.66
6 * Emil Ulsletten 61.33 87.33 87.33
7 * Sebastien Toutant 77.66 85.00 85.00
8 * Aleksander Oestreng 78.66 84.00 84.00
9 Billy Morgan 71.66 13.00 71.66
10 Seppe Smits 14.66 71.00 71.00
11 Brandon Davis 66.00 24.00 66.00
12 Sven Thorgren 65.33 64.33 65.33
13 Gjermund Braaten 57.00 15.66 57.00
14 Halldor Helgason 19.33 44.33 44.33
15 Sage Kotsenburg 32.33 31.33 32.33
16 Ulrik Badertscher 13.66 20.33 20.33

Superpipe

RANK NAME RUN 1 RUN 2 BEST
1 * Iouri Podladtchikov 73.33 88.00 88.00
2 * Ben Ferguson 80.00 26.66 80.00
3 * Danny Davis 77.00 38.33 77.00
4 * Benji Farrow 75.00 34.00 l75.00
5 * Louie Vito 66.33 72.00 72.00
6 * Scotty James 70.00 22.66 70.00
7 * Yiwei Zhang 14.33 68.33 68.33
8 * Greg Bretz 67.66 18.66 67.66
9 Christian Haller 16.33 64.00 64.00
10 Shuhei Sato 63.00 52.00 63.00
11 Taku Hiraoka 60.66 58.66 60.66
12 Gabe Ferguson 14.00 36.66 36.66
13 Scotty Lago 35.00 32.33 35.00
14 Taylor Gold 33.33 21.33 33.33
15 Mason Aguirre 32.66 12.00 32.66

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