After a weekend of blistering action at the 2021 Winter X Games, finally last night we could kick back and watch some good old-fashioned knuckle hucking.
It’s all we’ve come to expect from the Knuckle Huck in its short existence: crazy stunts, more buttering and pressing than you can shake a stick at, and no great concern about any kind of objective judging.
You can watch the full replay for yourself below, but here are a few of our favorite highlights of the night:
– Jesper Tjäder doing what only Jesper Tjäder can do: insane, death-defying flips to the bottom of the landing. Bonus points for the flawless switch back full.
Certified madman Jesper Tjäder, mid double underflip to the bottom of the landing. Photo: Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images
– Fabian Bösch joining Jesper in the stuntsmanship party with some wildin’ of his own like a front flip to barani, and somehow managing to fit four flips into a single run.
Switch butter front flip? Sounds like a trick for Fabian. Photo: Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images
– Jossi Wells getting in on the action and floating a clean zero spin over the knuckle.
– Ferdinand Dahl with the nose-butter 720 of the night
Knuckle Huck Winner: Henrik Harlaut
Did they give the gold to Henrik just to make up for robbing him last year? Discuss. Photo: Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images
Henrik shows off his new hardware. Photo: Eric Lars Bakke/ESPN Images