Maude Raymond threw down a solid run to earn the top qualifying spot by throwing down back to back railslides into a railslide disaster grab, followed by a left 360, left double cork 540, and finishing with a huge left 360 japan grab. The top seven competitors from today's qualifier advance to Saturday's Semi-Finals for a chance to compete against the best in Sunday's Finals.
In the end, it was Joss Christensen who finished first, with a score of 80.25. His run started off strong with a switch left 900 mute, to switch right 720 japan, to left 900 tailgrab, to right 720 tailgrab, and capped things off with a 720 japan to alley-oop 360 japan.
Those tricks are impossible to link in a pipe. It would have to be a left 9 to a switch 7 to a switch 9. Then a 7 to a switch 3 alley-oop.
This is a top 5 biggest event in the freeskiing world! Not having your own correspondent there to write an article is lazy.