Sochi-2014-halfpipe-men's-qualification-live-blog

Welcome to our live coverage of the Sochi 2014 men’s halfpipe qualification! We’ll be reporting on all the action as it happens with run-by-run analyses, failed attempts at being funny and other cool shit in our live blog below. Tune in, or well, don’t...

We'll be kicking things off today, right here at 11am CET.

Here’s how competitors can qualify for halfpipe finals:

  • The 43 male snowboarders have been randomly divided into two heats.
  • In each heat, the top 3 riders will progress straight to finals later today.
  • The following 6 highest scoring riders from each heat will battle it out in the semi finals, with the top 6 from that joining the automatic qualifiers in a 12 man final.\

Get involved with our live blog below by leaving a comment or hitting us up on twitter @onboardmag.

Here is the chat from the live blog in plain text:

10:21

Sam Oetiker: Tune in at 11:00 CET where we'll be kicking off our live coverage of the men's halfpipe qualifiers.

10:22

Sam Oetiker: If it actually goes ahead of course: http://onboardmag.com/snowboarding-events/other-snowboarding-events/sochi-2014-riders-not-happy-with-the-state-of-the-halfpipe.html

10:28

Tom Copsey: Latest news reports indicate that Qualis will go ahead at 11 CET as planned. And it sounds like the pipe is a total junkshow...

10:30

Tom Copsey: Torah Bright's brother and coach, Benny, is just one of the people pissed. Via the Sydney Morning Herald: "“It’s come down to the final hour, the final minute. The men’s contest is going live to the world and the Federation of International Skiing has let ego get in the way of a good contest. They barely got it [right] in Vancouver [at the Olympics in 2010] and they haven’t got it here. So fuck. Surprise surprise. It is dangerous at the moment. You’ve got a mixed event going on – moguls and halfpipe together – so it’s fucking retarded.""

10:33

Tom Copsey: Danny Davis talks of turd polishing on Instagram... theDDeadshow - O boy. Doing all they can to polish the turd. Yeehaw!

10:33

toddrichards@btoddrichardsUpdate: people are practicing. "What does this mean, what's the significance...I DONT KNOW !" -Pee Wee Herman

10:37

toddrichards@btoddrichardsOk hot of the presses: the event will go as planned. Format is intact. Starting first round at 2* sched subject to sudden drastic changes.

10:42

Tom Copsey: Lots of talk has been centred on the FIS overlooking renowned pipe sculptors Snow Park Technologies in favour of the company they've been using for their own World Cup events.

10:47

Tom Copsey: When mainstream news are calling on snowboarders to boycott the Olympics, you gotta figure something's wrong. This light reading from Yahoo Sports should pass your time till the qualifiers starts - http://sports.yahoo.com/news/it-s-time-for-snowboarders-to-do-one-thing--boycott-the-sochi-games-221805274-olympics.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory

10:49

Tom Copsey: In other news, I never get as much bullshit spam as I do when the Olympics is on

10:51

The Fake ESPN@TheFakeESPNSnowboarders say Sochi’s halfpipe worse than all of Flappy Bird’s pipes combined.

Mike Brindley: What the fuck is all the Flappy Bird hype about and when will it go away?

10:54

toddrichards@btoddrichardsPipe is on ! Looks like it's running a lot better than last night. Question is will it hold up to 100… instagram.com/p/kRX9xwlMke/

10:54

chernovchernov

Готовим трассу на #halfpipe. Сегодня квалификация, полуфинал и финал. Мужчины. С нетерпением ждем начала!

Mike Brindley: Rumour is the new format could involve dodging a whole lot of volunteers - just to mix things up

Tom Copsey: If this was a football match you'd expect the crowd to be crowing "YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING!"

10:57

Comment From matt

http://www.fis-ski.com/mm/Document/documentlibrary/Snowboard/04/21/07/FISSnowboardJudgesbook1314_Final_English.pdf

10:57

Stu Soars

It becomes a good pipe or it gets the hose again... Watering the pipe and treating it to some chems. #olympics #halfpipe

Mike Brindley: Here's one a bit closer up - hard at work

11:00

Sam Oetiker: So who thinks Shaun will try and chuck a triple?

Mike Brindley: Maybe not if the conditions aren't right...

11:01

Sam Oetiker: Unlikely I say if the pipe is riding as shit as everyone is making out...

11:01

Yalda Walter: so today we've traded beer for croissants, i have a good feeling about that

Mike Brindley: Very civilised!

Sam Oetiker: We'll be on the beer by the time finals are on, fear not.

11:01

Sam Oetiker: So we're still waiting for our dodgy German stream to start. Should be any minute now...

11:03

Mike Brindley: We're already watching some stellar pipe reworking going down - they've got the hose and bucket out

11:04

Tom Copsey: If, as many are predicting, this pipe contest is a damp squib, Shaun can't do his fancypants new tricks, has a good old moan as judges reward contorted grabs over überflips, and calls out the FIS publicly, TV stations get the hump and everyone on the planet thinks 'what the hell is a ski federation doing running snowboarding', does that mean snowboarding would actually win by default?

Sam Oetiker: I believe it does Tom!

11:04

Fear not - the experts are on the case

Yalda Walter: bawse

11:04

Sam Oetiker: Remember that you can interact with our blog by dropping us a comment above. We'll be posting the best ones here!

11:05

Comment From Guest

FUCK IOC. Before to build a pipe, learn HOW to build a pipe......

11:05

Tom Copsey: Oh my gosh. Just seeing the pipe for the first time. Looks like they rebuilt the Nagano pipe...

11:05

halfpipe filled with rainbows and happiness

11:06

Comment From Guest

I see the buckets, now where are the seals?

11:06

Comment From air pierre

what did they spray on the halfpipe?

11:06

Comment From Guest

The pipe is fucked, and Arthur will guinea pig...

11:07

Tom Copsey: Longo to drop first...

11:07

Comment From air pierre

ARTHURBO!

11:09

longo

11:09

Sam Oetiker: Here's Arthur's first run: front 7, cab 10, front 9, back 5, front double 10, sw alley oop rodey 720

11:09

Comment From Youri

Slow and bumpy. Thanks FIS!

11:10

Comment From air pierre

federation de suck

11:10

Comment From Youri

79.25 what has he done wrong in that shit hole?

11:10

Mike Brindley: Let's see what Ayumu can do with it

11:11

Sam Oetiker: Ayumu Hirano up next: backside air MASSIVE, frontside 10, cab 10, front 9, back 5, front dub 10

11:11

damn

11:12

Sam Oetiker: That first hit was ridonkulous

11:12

Mike Brindley: LAYING IT DOWN

11:12

toddrichards@btoddrichardsPipe is riding pretty damn good. People are boosting.

11:12

Tom Copsey: Well, Ayumu did alright didn't he. That backside air was fakin big.

11:12

Tom Copsey: 92.25 for Ayumu

11:12

Yalda Walter: hirano's the youngest of the comp at 15 years

11:13

Yalda Walter: that jacket is very, very orange

11:13

Sam Oetiker: Dolf Van Der Wal: front 10, cab 10 no grab, big frontside air, but back 9 to deck!

11:13

Jonathan Weaver@Jonathan_WeaverAyumu coming out swinging

11:13

Comment From BOSSTRIAN

Would not like to change with those guys riding in this conditions and shapes while litterly risking their soundness and then get judged from a bunch of someone.

Tom Copsey: True dat

11:13

Comment From idfk

yessir - ayumo gonna kill the juan blanco & the ipod

11:14

Comment From lap

oh shit Dolf ate it!

11:14

Comment From air pierre

anyone got a online livestream link? they are making me watch curling russia vs norway here in russia.

Tom Copsey: We're on the German one. That's all we can say.

11:15

lets just hang out here for a bit

11:16

Comment From BOSSTRIAN

austria stream is blessing me with some woman on thiny skies battling it out in the flat

11:16

Comment From BOSSTRIAN

Thanks AustriaTV

11:16

Yalda Walter: TTR Facts about Baisamy's height: "Not tall" :/

11:16

Sam Oetiker: Johann Baisamy just put down a decent run with 5s and 7s

11:17

Mike Brindley: Dew tour boss Greg Bretz next to drop

11:17

Sam Oetiker: Greg Bretz first run: front dub 10, haakon flip, front 9, back 9, front 10, cab 10 but all really small hits

11:17

Comment From Rom

what is wrong? Johann deserv better

11:17

Sam Oetiker: That pipe is looking so slow

11:18

Comment From ANN

GOOO HIIIITCH

11:18

Tom Copsey: 71.75 for Bretz. Didn't really go so big to be fair

11:20

Sam Oetiker: Christian Hitch Haller up next! His run: massive backside air, front 10, cab 10, front 5, back 5, front double 10,

11:20

11:21

Tom Copsey: Ryo Ayono up.

11:21

Sam Oetiker: Ryo Aono first run: front 10, cab 10, massive front 9, back 9 but just slips out!

11:22

Sam Oetiker: Unlucky for Ryo there. He was going big that's for sure!

11:22

Yalda Walter: 37.50

11:22

Sam Oetiker: Juust under-rotating that back 9

11:23

Tom Copsey: Janne Korpi geting set to try better his 3rd place at the recent BEO on allegedly the biggest stage in snowboarding. Wouldnt know it from the pipe...

11:23

Sam Oetiker: Janne Korpi up next! His first run: huge air to fakie double poke, cab 10 double but sits down

11:24

Yalda Walter: 28.

11:24

Tom Copsey: Have to say, just thinking back to Vancouver now, I seem to remember the state of the pipe for the qualifiers being equally slow, slushy and shabby if I'm being fair.

11:24

Sam Oetiker: It has to be so frustrating for these guys to train so hard to qualify for the Olympics to ride a sub par halfpipe

11:24

Tom Copsey: Sergey Tarasov. Cue Russians going wild...

11:25

Scott A.@Scottyosthat halfpipe looks like its on par with the shady construction of sochi itself

11:25

Silvia Mittermüller@SilviaMittermul Retweeted by toddrichardsAyumu just made the Sochi halfpipe look pretty ok... Despite all the complaints...

11:25

Sam Oetiker: His run: backside air, front 10 to ass. well that was over quickly wasn't it

11:25

Comment From BOSSTRIAN

True that tom, aren't finals later in the day then or I'm wrong maybe conditions are better then

11:26

Yalda Walter: 23.00

11:26

Sam Oetiker: Kildog!

11:26

Tom Copsey: Silli makes a good point, though put him in the Nagano pipe from 98 and I bet he'd still go triple overhead. Kid's unnaturally good

11:26

Comment From lap

it's looking like halfpipe riding 15 years back (minus the doubles)

11:27

Sam Oetiker: Ben Kilner's run: massive backside air, front 10 bad landing, Haakon flip, front 9, back 5 ass scratcher...

11:27

toddrichards@btoddrichardsAnyone who has ridden a @HighCascade snowboard camp pipe well, may have an advantage here in Sochi. Summer slush with salt pockets

11:27

Tom Copsey: Nice backside air Ben Kilner

11:27

Mike Brindley: I wonder how much the British snowboarding audience has grown since Jenny's medal this weekend?

11:28

Yalda Walter: 43.50

11:28

Sam Oetiker: 6th place for Ben Kilner

11:28

11:28

Sam Oetiker: Nikita Avkaneev up next

11:29

Sam Oetiker: He goes for big backside air, front double, cab double, front 9, backside 5 to the coping!

11:29

Mike Brindley: Juuust biting the lip..

11:30

Dasha Pimanova

#olympics #sochi2014 #backstage #halfpipe

11:30

Yalda Walter: 34.50

11:30

Sam Oetiker: Pavel Kharitonov up next, he's a regular footer and the FIS official homepage tells me his Zodiac is Leo...

11:30

Comment From air pierre

fuck this im outta here, u guys dont even post my comments. filter man, im gonna find you! muhahah

Tom Copsey: would do if you didnt keep asking for a stream mate. like i said, we're on the local german one. its all we've got

11:31

Comment From Rom

lol sam

11:31

Sam Oetiker: He goes for: backside tailgrab, frontside 10, cab 7, frontside 9, back 5, front 5

11:31

Tom Copsey: That was the loosest run so far for me. Looked like he was on the verge of killing himself the whole way down..

11:32

Yalda Walter: karitonov 58.75

11:32

Mike Brindley: Seamus the 'irish' rider up next

11:33

Sam Oetiker: Seamus O'Connor from Ireland. First run: backside air, frontside crippler, back 5, front 10, haakon flip nosegrab, and wtf camera man!

11:33

Comment From Youri

FIS pipe/organisation and IOC/Russian broadcasting, odds are against snowboarding today..

11:33

Yalda Walter: pairing seamus' pants with van der wal's jacket would result in eye cancer

11:33

Tom Copsey: Much has been made of the state of the pipe, but I must say the state of the camerawork is really pretty shit

11:34

Mike Brindley: He also came in for slopestyle - if i remember rightly he's american born with english parents, and irish grandparents - or something like that....

11:34

Comment From Rom

lol yalda

11:34

Yalda Walter: o'connor 66.25

11:34

Tom Copsey: Dom Harington up now

11:34

Sam Oetiker: Dom Harington from the UK up next! front 7 to ass!

11:35

Comment From kap

low level :-(

Sam Oetiker: Sadly yes. The pipe is simply not up to scratch eh?

Tom Copsey: To be fair, not had many of what you would honestly call top-level riders drop yet

11:35

Sam Oetiker: Saying that, kids like Ayumu and Ryo have been going big anyways

11:35

Comment From Rom

eye cancer with dim

11:36

Yalda Walter: 7 to ass, but no bootylicous score for dom: 12.75

11:36

Sam Oetiker: He's still smiling though!

11:37

Sam Oetiker: Dimi De Jong up next from the Netherlands. Front 5 back 5 tail, front 10 to ass!

11:37

Comment From Rom

yeah pretty good atmosphere across competitors, that's nice to see

11:37

Comment From kap

if you are good you are good anywhere

11:37

Yalda Walter: 25.25

11:38

Yalda Walter: hirano, longo, haller current standings

11:38

Yalda Walter: top 3 from each heat go through to finals

11:39

Comment From Youri

Not bad Dimi with a tennis racket under his feet!

11:39

Sam Oetiker: Kwang-Ki Lee: backside air (big), front 10, cab mctwist??

11:39

Tom Copsey: I want to see Lee's last trick again

11:39

Mike Brindley: Are those the first Light up boots we've seen on the Korean?

11:40

Tom Copsey: Lee went down on like a supercab McTwist - that would be SICK if he landed that. Never seen anyone do one of those before

11:40

Yalda Walter: 27.00 lee

11:40

Comment From Konrad

Lee has blinking LEDs on his swoosh!!

11:41

mr. fantsy pants, who is he anyways?

Mike Brindley: I believe he's lost..

11:41

Sam Oetiker: David Hablützel is up! big front 7, cab dub 10, frontside crippler, backside 9, front 10 juust, but eats it last hit!

11:42

Sam Oetiker: He ran out of pipe there!

Mike Brindley: That was definitely optimistic to go for that hit..

11:42

Yalda Walter: According to FIS official homepage, Shi's nickname is „Big Boy“,

11:42

Yalda Walter: COME ON BIG BOI

11:43

Yalda Walter: Wancheng SHI, that is

11:43

Comment From Guest

that's pepe, Swiss coach

11:44

Sam Oetiker: Wancheng Shi is dropping next! front 7, big cab dub 10, lien air, back 9, and come on camera man, seriously!

11:44

Yalda Walter: cameraman can't quite keep up, huh..

11:44

Sam Oetiker: Needs to lay off the vodka

11:44

Tom Copsey: Hire the fucking X Games lot - the whole LOT OF THEM

11:44

Mike Brindley: Tindys and tailfishes, cue the haters

11:45

Yalda Walter: 76.00

11:45

Tom Copsey: 76 for Shi the Big Boy

11:46

Sam Oetiker: Tim Kevin Ravnjak up next! His first run: backside air, frontside 10, cab 7, frontside 9, back 5 but he is not stoked!

11:47

Yalda Walter: TKR 68.75

11:48

love the camera guy. he knows what hes doing...

Mike Brindley: He's just stubborn man - aint moving for nobody

Tom Copsey: Mega LOLZ

11:48

Sam Oetiker: Derek Livingston from Canada up next and he puts down: cab 5, front 9, backside 9, front 7, cab.... goes down!

11:49

Yalda Walter: 34.25 for livingston

11:49

Sam Oetiker: Scotty James, the Aussie up next!

Sam Oetiker: Correction that's heat 1 done, Scotty will be first up in heat 2

Sam Oetiker: Gooday mate

11:50

Yalda Walter: hirano, longo, wancheng current stnandings

11:51

Sam Oetiker: And we go back to the top for second runs!

11:51

Sam Oetiker: What did everyone make of the first runs?

11:52

Comment From Guest

nope 2nd run of heat 1 is up next

Sam Oetiker: Yep we figured! We're just running off one big ass start list here...

11:53

Tom Copsey: I thought Ayumu smashed it and the rest were kinda mediocre. No idea what he does to his board or what gym he goes to, but Hirano's just got the edge despite shitty conditions

11:53

Tom Copsey: C'MON LONGO

11:53

Comment From Biscuit

had to alter my software on my pc to watch the halfpipe, bbc 2 is showing curling????? thankgod for the web...

11:54

Sam Oetiker: Arthur's second run: frontside 7, cab 10 but MASSIVE!

11:54

Sam Oetiker: but goes down....

11:54

Tom Copsey: What are the Frenchies thinking about that?

11:55

Yalda Walter: longo 20.75

11:55

Sam Oetiker: Arthur will have to wait for semi's for another chance to qualify for finals

11:55

Sam Oetiker: AYUMU!

11:55

Sam Oetiker: Look out for that massive first hit...

11:55

Yalda Walter: ayumu is 15 years old, that makes him the youngest competitor. i kinda get motherly feelings when i see him

11:55

Yalda Walter: WHAT THE FUCK

11:56

Tom Copsey: Some MONG just screwed out live stream. Anyone with access to the internet please let us know...

11:56

Tom Copsey: FUCK YOU GERMANY!

11:56

Tom Copsey: ICE HOCKEY???

11:56

Mike Brindley: Ahh shit - smooth run from Ayumu but can't top his first - 64.75

11:56

Tom Copsey: Sorry to any Germans out there. Tell your TV stations to sort their shit out...

11:57

Mike Brindley: He just skidded out a bit on his last hit

11:57

Yalda Walter: ayumu 64.75, no idea what he did THANK YOU FUCKING GERMAN LIVE STREAM

11:57

Tom Copsey: Stream is back. That was probably Fischi hacking the feed.

11:58

Sam Oetiker: Dolf Van Der Wal up now: front 10, cab 10 no grab, frontside air, backside 5, front 9

11:58

Tom Copsey: Would be surprised if that's enough for Dolf.

11:58

Comment From Guest

@onboardmag hahaha tom copsey

11:58

think i know where the designers got their inspiration for the jacket

11:59

Yalda Walter: dolfus 62.50

11:59

Yalda Walter: (i know his name's dolf but dolfus sounds very mighty)

12:00

Sam Oetiker: Johann Baisamy is up! Viva la France! His second run: massive frontside 10, cab 10, front 9 tail, backside 9 tail, front double ten but sits down...

12:00

Comment From Rom

arg johann

12:00

Sam Oetiker: He is pissed with that last hit!!

12:00

i think it's very nice that they're trying to integrate blind people but i don't know if it's a good idea to let them do the camera

Tom Copsey: Shocking, really. Really.

12:01

Sam Oetiker: Greg Bretz from the US of A is up next with his second run

12:01

Yalda Walter: 36.75 for baisamy and he's not happy

12:01

Sam Oetiker: He needs to step it up here

12:01

Comment From Guest

@onboardmag , this pipe is getting cut up

12:02

Sam Oetiker: Bretz run 2: front double 10, haakon flip, front 9, back 9 japan, front 10, cab 10 but sits down...

12:03

Sam Oetiker: Remember is the only dude to have beaten Shaun White in pipe this season

12:03

Tom Copsey: Nicht genug, as people who like to switch snowboarding streams to ice hockey mid way through would say.

12:03

12:03

Comment From ANN

HIIIITSCH WE LOOVE YOUUUU

12:03

Yalda Walter: bretz 52.50

12:03

Comment From Guest

sam, scotty lago took bronze at vancouver!

Tom Copsey: I spiked Sam's Frosties this morning with Acid. Apologies

Sam Oetiker: Course he did! Yeah, should not have eaten those frosties this morning, they tasted funny

12:04

Sam Oetiker: Hitch Haller is up! His 2nd run: backside air, front 10 sketchy, cab 10, front 9, back 5, front double 10

12:05

This screenshot of christian haller's run comes courtesy of the sochi cameraman

Yalda Walter: he's doing it pretty good for a blind person though.. give him credit for that, man

12:06

Comment From Guest

tom, a beer could help then

Tom Copsey: You made me feel like Bilbo in Lord of the Rings. "Don't... tempt me, Frodo!"

12:06

Sam Oetiker: Ryo Aono's second run: big front 10, but goes down second hit!

2:07

Sam Oetiker: And his goggle lenses have gone walkabout

12:07

never leave your trash in the pipe

12:07

Mike Brindley: What a kerfuffle..

12:07

Comment From lap

And to think Shaun White skipped slopestyle for this shit

12:07

Yalda Walter: haller 83.75

12:08

Yalda Walter: ryo 13.00

12:08

Louise Strecker@batpoetRT @roxscott: Great shot from men's halfpipe qualifying of @gregbretzz via @USATsportsImage pic.twitter.com/r9LOSNZxD0

12:08

Sam Oetiker: Janne Korpi run 2: air to fakie, cab double 10, alley oop back rodeo 7, back 9, front 10 to asscheck. No Janni!

12:09

Tom Copsey: Janne was looking decent there till that front 10. Loving his variety

12:09

Comment From jw

shaun white coming up soon?

Sam Oetiker: Shaun is up in the second heat

12:09

Comment From Guest

wow, ryo is the first top dog out of the game!

12:09

Yalda Walter: korpi's score 41.00

12:09

Yalda Walter: korpi's wearing fierce pants

12:09

Sam Oetiker: Sergey Tarasov from Russia up next, listen to that crowd!

12:11

Sam Oetiker: backside air, frontside 9, mctwist, frontside 7, haakon flip, but stacks it!

12:11

Benji Farrow@benjifarrow Retweeted by toddrichardsOh this announcer annoys me so much, if I had a dime for every trick he has called wrong or not at all.......#menshalfpipe #Sochi2014

12:11

Yalda Walter: tarasov 39.50

12:12

Sam Oetiker: Ben Kilner up next - his second run: backside air, frontside 10 but he's down!!

12:13

Tom Copsey: Just didnt really have the speed or pop to get that front 10 round

12:13

Yalda Walter: kilner's out. his score's 16.25

12:13

Comment From Guest

@sam ryo is - just like janne now - not ranked 4 to 9, so he won't make it to the semis!

Sam Oetiker: Yeah, it's those Frosties I tell you, feeling kind of dizzy and weird ;p In all seriousness though you're bang on there. Ryo is done!

12:14

Sam Oetiker: Nikita Avtaneev up next. His second run: backside air, front dub 10, cab 5/7 (camera guy sucks!), front 9, back 5, front 10

12:16

Yalda Walter: avtaneev and his fancy pants' score at 63.75, 9th place

12:16

Tom Copsey: On the bubble. What's Pavel KHARITONOV got to say about that

12:16

Yalda Walter: kharitonov's stance is regular, his zodiac sign is leo

Mike Brindley: What did he have for breakfast Yalda?

12:17

toddrichards@btoddrichardsOh yeah, solid decision guys. #bummed pic.twitter.com/wwerVm6aue

Yalda Walter: six thumbs up

12:17

Sam Oetiker: Pavel Kharitonov is up. His second run was: backside air, front 10 sketch, cab 5, front 9, back 5, frontside 5

12:18

Tom Copsey: Turns out, he didn't say much.

12:18

Sam Oetiker: That was a pretty loose run...

12:18

Tom Copsey: Looser than a post-curry fart

Mike Brindley: Pure poetry..

Yalda Walter: inspiring!

12:19

Yalda Walter: 54.50

12:19

Yalda Walter: for pavel that is

12:19

Mike Brindley: Gotta say this Seamus kid is pretty impressive..

12:20

Sam Oetiker: Seamus O'Connor dropping next. His 2nd run: backside air, front crippler, back 5, front 10, cab 7, FRONT 12!!

12:20

Tom Copsey: Well played, Seamus

12:20

Comment From lap

our blindman cameraguy seems to have found the zoom button. doesn't help

12:20

Sam Oetiker: Rad to see him switch up his grabs mid spin too!

12:21

switching the grabs!

12:21

Comment From F. Kruger

worst live footage ever. could they please switch back to ice hockey?

12:21

Comment From Guest

get in seamus

12:21

Tom Copsey: 71.5 and into 6th for O'Connor

12:21

Who you gonna call...?

12:22

Sam Oetiker: Dom Harington dropping! His second run: front 7, cab double 10, frontside air, mctwist, front 10 but he goes down!

12:23

Tom Copsey: Unlucky Dom

12:23

Yalda Walter: harington's score, 37.25

12:23

Tom Copsey: Trannies look like they're slushy as hell

12:23

Comment From lap

go Dimi!

12:24

Sam Oetiker: Remember that top 3 go straight to finals and positons 4-9 will ride in semis for 6 more finals spots.

12:25

Sam Oetiker: Dimi de Jong's second run: front 5, back 5, HUUGE front 10, cab 7, front 9

12:25

Comment From lap

hmm, dimi enough for ninth?

Tom Copsey: Would be surprised, to be honest.

12:25

Comment From lap

me too

12:25

Comment From Kalin

Does Shaun White went ?

Tom Copsey: He's in the second heat. That starts when this heat's over.

12:26

Henri Huhtiniemi

#talmaski #halfpipe esta mucho fun #snowboarding <3 mike brindley: plans for the next olympic pipe have just been unveiled.. 12:26 comment from lap whoa! sam oetiker: he's on bubble! yalda walter: dimi 64.25 ninth place 12:27 tom copsey: colour me surprised max what about tkr ? drops in a couple minutes his second run 12:28 kwang ki lee is up with 2: backside air, front 10, supercab mctwist! 9, back 5, double, holds yes. lands mctwist. lost lots of speed through though... will it be enough to sneak top 9? fair. exit dutchies. astriiidaaby vinter ol ❄️| #brunch #vinterol #snowboard #halfpipe #dr3 #peterfalktoft #love #eggs #chailatte #juice #relax #stilleogroligt #metime um i think we're all watching lympics wrong people guys.. brekkie champions 12:29 69.50 8th hablützel next, or as likes call him: habibibbpüblbüblübtzl, 12:30 thats lot breakfast single girl.. it's never dude david switzerland up! 2nd run: frontside 7, cab dub fs crippler, 9 slash! 12:31 that was impressive dave. sorry, david. dah-vid solid guy my terrible german pronunciation cannot say habützel's score 81, third wallop booom. big boiiii thwak! 12:32 wonder how fis came nickname, gotta some gangsters there $$$ doing batman sound effects right? wancheng shi's 10 japan and he. is. down. boy goes down :( 12:34 tim kevin ravnjak trick caller has it!! guest yalda, data base info provided by national feds... don't get it, do you mean? 76.5 he'll see semi finals 12:35 heat right after this one? we'd imagine would hefty reshape nick name federation, case chinese... so then chinese got gangster swag going, fine yee go !!! 76.50, fifth 12:36 derek livingston final 1: japan, 10! 12:37 that's round 1 qualifiers happiest everrrrr livingstone misses point - 70.25 12:38 oooh unlucky! training years, no partying, social life etc. your olympics. two runs crappy pipe. actually feel bit sorry those guys. like russia calling. definitely, such shame these guys can't properly show us tricks they've working 12:39 scores yo 12:40 nik when starting? at 13:00 cet, 20 time! time grab coffee... now delayed minutes. 12:41 konrad saw shi male sreen one eye disappeared yeah camera work awful hasn't it? 12:44 youri they tv? 3 4 qualified directly? french tv sochi website ?! pretty sure 3... 12:47 cool that! 2 swiss riders directly into final! really stoked hitch david! 12:50 elena hight@elenahightmens halfpipe coming tomorrow, we’ll @shaun_white land triple? #sochi #olympics2014 somehow, doubt it. 12:51 toddrichards@btoddrichardsadmiral ackbar says: pic.twitter.com>