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It's been another challenging day at the Burton European Open 2015, with poor visibility and snowfall forcing the slopestyle eliminations to be cancelled.

Fortunately though, the men's and women's halfpipe eliminations were able to go ahead, and we were lucky enough to witness some insane snowboarding, despite the challenging conditions.

Hit NEXT below to check out some of our favourite first hits from the men's halfpipe eliminations:

Frenchman Arthur Longo was not afraid to send it today and was boosting massive tricks along the length of the pipe. His first backside air was stratospheric, and poked out to perfection.

We can't wait to see what Arthur will bring in the finals on Sunday.

David Habl├╝tzel is an 18 year old kid from Switzerland with a pretty bright future ahead of him. David went for the risky approach in his two elimination runs, chucking a huge cab 180 double cork on the very first hit.

It's all about the little individual takes on stock tricks that make snowboarding so sick to watch.

Gabe Ferguson had one of the nicest frontside airs of the day, grabbing crail and tweaking the tail out like there's no tomorrow.

It doesn't really get more bolts than this. Jake Pates was putting down hammers today, including these floaty backside 900s on his first hit.

Jake put down the best run of the day and goes into Sunday's final as the man to beat.

Iouri Podladtchikov is pretty much royalty in Laax these days.

The Olympic gold medallist was boosting on his first hit despite the slow conditions, and had a huge fan club waiting at the bottom of the pipe for autographs. Rockstar style!

There's nothing quite like a smooth, slow frontside alley-oop, and Tim Kevin Ravnjak was opening up his runs with them today. If there was one trick we wish we could do in the pipe well, this would be it.

This trick was one of the standouts at the recent X Games halfpipe finals in Aspen, and Taku was stomping it again today.

Huge, slow, frontside 540 - the stuff dreams are made of really.

Checkout our full report and gallery from the Burton European Open halpipe eliminations here.