Men's SuperpipeMens Final Results1. Tanner Hall 2. Simon Dumont3. Peter OlenickThe great equalizer in pipe has always been amplitude, and tonight's men's X Games final was no exception. Tech tricks were on every finalist's menu, but no one was stepping up to Tanner and Simon's consistently superior height, separating the two from the rest of the crowd. Peter O came close but put a hand down on his double flip on each of his last two runs.Tanner was his smooth, grabbing self, launching big switch tens first hit, and in the end style won over big spins when the judges gave Tanner the win despite a super tech run by dumont, including a 1260.More to come as we get photos online!Men's Ski SuperPipe Finals
Justin Dorey23.3348.6628.0048.66Women's SuperpipeAs most of you have you seen online, Sarah Burke is the 2007 X Games Superpipe champion. Both Sarah and Grete threw down on their final runs and let the judges decide who would take the title.
Not to be left out, Jen Hudak nailed two solid runs and actually had second place in hand following Grete after the first run.
The level of women's pipe, particularly the ladies that found the podium, has definitely taken some big strides over the past few seasons. This year saw consistent amplitude combined with spins on each wall, and even a few switch hits here and there.
More photos are on their way, I'm heading out to watch the men's finals. If you're a cave-dweller and don't know any better, head on over to watch the action live at expn.comWomen's Ski SuperPipe Finals
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Sarah Boosts a solid air with some of the best amplitude on the ladies side.
Grete got some big cheers from the crowd with this one. I wanted to call it
a 'nose job' but decided against it.
Candide catching up with JF Cusson before his run.
Colby West and Dan Marion in the mens finals.
Peter midway through his double-knee-grab double-flip.
Justin Dorey held it down but wasn't able to get a full run together in the
Tanner (L) and Phil Dion poaching Candide's shot (R) enjoying the heated confines
of the athlete areas.
(Left) Candide sailing down the pipe. (Right) X brings out the paparazzi like
Right in the middle of the shit-show.
Simon going massive on his first hit truckdriver.