A great show under the sun
Text by Maxime Ramoul
It’s the same as the qualifications but fewer numbers of skiers on top. Three jib zones, three kickers, four kids, four girls and twelve dudes competing to win the last stop of the season.
The conditions are perfect, and no one can complain when the kids and women start off the contest.
Nathan Pecqueur-Col and Kelly Sildaru dominate the competition easily, as Kelly lands a switch 10 on the last jump. Both won all the SFR stops they participated in this season. The victory also helps Kelly to take the first place at the AFP world tour.
The guys finals start, motivated by the speaker Alex Hamelin on fire at home in front of a huge public. Everyone lands their runs but Evan McEachran, the qualifications winner. To see where we are, Andri Ragettli gets the 5th place with 89 points and Jackson wells the 10th with 82,40 points. The judges place themselves in a tricky situation and the riders had to strive for perfection.
Luca Schuler is the most impressive with his switch dub bio 10 bow & arrow, but sadly doesn’t land his second run. James Woods takes the third place behind Alex Bellemare. But the Norwegian Oyster Braaten beats everyone with this insane run, landed as usual perfectly: Switch 270 in pretzel 450, lip 450 disaster, switch 810 in, left double cork 9 safety, switch right double cork 10, switch left double cork 1440.
Congratulations, it wasn’t an easy job!
Despite the expected spin to win contest, we have to admit that the level was insane, and we can conclude that theses guys are mutants – just in case you had any doubts.