Our Ed in Chief has just returned from the World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo and, in addition to a crippling level of personal debt incurred at the watering holes and eateries of the Norwegian capital, he returned with some bangers of the action. Check them…
Niklas Mattsson continued riding strong off the back of his podium at the AirStyle but after qualifying in 1st must have ran out of snus and failed to advance.
Seb Toutant was sitting pretty in 1st till the last run of the slopestyle finals when Chas Guldemond edged him out.
If Roope Tonteri had landed his last hit on his last run, we could well be referring to him as World Champion Roope for the next 4 years.
Seppe Smits is another who could easily have won had his legs not let him down at the last minute. His back 10 transfer on the middle kicker was one of the highlights of the finals though.
Halldor Helgason will usually either come first or last such is his hell-for-leather wild style. Sadly he exploded a couple times in the semis and hurt his ankle. Front 9s off the toes are tight. Heal up quick.
Insert joke about Ethan Morgan smoking poles here.
Chas Guldemond had the horn for Norway.
Silje Norendal is more than good looks but she was one of the many Norwegians who failed to make an impact on their home turf.
Grommet waiting for autographs.
Crowd for the quartepipe on Friday night
The pipe was, according to many, one of the best ever seen.
Here’s Matt Ladley getting a warm-up in.
It wasn’t happening for Peetu Piiroinen at the WSC and we had the unheard-of sight of him coming last. Better fear the next time he drops in then. He’ll crush it.
Peetu Piiroinen’s first hit double 10s were hefty.
Kelly Clark was pushed hard by Queralt Castellet but had enough in the tank to take 1st in women’s pipe. Backside 540.
Christian Haller lofting a solid frontside air.
Christian Haller in the media spotlight.
Gretchen Bleiler’s cripplers and front 9s were tasty, but only goog enough for 3rd.