Well you have to add to this the fact that the entire qualification was a minor scandal.
Here's what Stevje Sandlie (coach in Heming Adrenalin, the biggest norwegian freeski team and the club of Fridtjof Fredricsson, Alexander Aurdal, Ole Mustad, Elvis Harseim, Christopher Frankum, Yens Gunhildrud and other major Norwegian talents) posted on his facebook, translated with Google Translate:
Changes made by running the lead before the qualifier was
fatal for the drivers in this year's King Of Style. A sudden change of
competition format and bedømingsgrunnlag was not communicated to the drivers, which
gave significant impact on results. Drivers related to what
originally the current conditions ... and said clearly that they were convicted
on the wrong basis. The starting point for the competition was that the technical
complexity / performance was equivalent to a style in two of three jumps and all
drivers planned on the basis of it. Along the way, where lack of access to training
characterized the situation, the qualification was changed to one count hops, and then only rated
I know the translation is fucked up, but you get the point, I'll do one my self later.
Changes made by the organizers of the event before the qualifications turned out to be crucial for the riders in this years King of Style. A sudden change of the competition format and the criterias the riders were judged by, was not communicated to the riders and had a major impact on the result lists. The riders stuck to the original premises and mean that it's obvious they were judged by the wrong criterias. The original plan for the qualifications was that technical difficulty, performance and style should be equally counting factors in two out of three jumps, and all the riders planed their runs according to this format. However, due to the fact that lack of training was effecting the situation in a big way, the format was changed after the qualifications had begun, to one single counting jump, were style was the only counting criteria.