Mark McMorris makes it two out of two with another victory at Winter X Games 2015, adding a slopestyle gold to his big air win last night.
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It was another close affair at Winter X games 2015 slopestye, with a stacked field of riders bringing their a-game to a perfectly sculpted course at Aspen, Colorado.
The standard of riding was higher than ever, with triple corks, flatspun 1440's, a backside 1260 off the heels from Sage Kotsenburg and all sorts of other madness making it a contest to remember.
The final result was a perhaps a contentious one, with Mark McMorris putting down a second run that the judges deemed worthy of X Games gold, despite an incredibly sick run from Norwegian Ståle Sandbech. Don't miss the side by side comparison later in this post and decide for yourself who you think should have taken the gold.
Sven Thorgren rounded out the men's podium in third.
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Men's Winter X Games 2015 Slopestyle Results:
1st: Mark McMorris (CAN)
2nd: Ståle Sandbech (NOR)
3rd: Sven Thorgren (SWE)
3rd: Sven Thorgren
Swedish ripper Sven Thorgren put down an insanely stylish run for the bronze medal, which included a cab 270 to regular, hardway frontside 270, backside 270 on 270 off, cab 1260 roastbeef/tailgrab, frontside 1080 double cork, backside 1440.
2nd: Ståle Sandbech
Ståle Sandbech's first run was straight fire, with a backside 180 on, switch lipslide 270, cab 270 on, cab 1260 melon, frontside 1440 and backside triple cork 1440 indy. It was enough for a whopping 95 points, which stuck in the top spot until Mark McMorris' second run...
1st: Mark McMorris
Mark McMorris put down a bolts second run to make it two out of two at Winter X Games 2015, with a run that included a frontside 270 on, hardway backside 270 on 270 off, cab 270 on, switch backside 1260, frontside 1080 double cork and backside triple cork 1440 mute.
While it was definitely a sick run, many will argue that Ståle's first run, that included an incredibly technical flatspun frontside 1440, and a backside triple cork 1440 with an indy (rather than the easier mute), was actually the more difficult run.
Check the side-by-side comparison on the following page and let us know what you think...
Mark McMorris vs Ståle Sandbech Side by Side Comparison
Side by side comparison of Mark McMorris and Ståle Sandbech's runs. Who do you think deserved the gold medal?