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LAAX OPEN 2017 – Halfpipe – And the winner is…

Shared on Jan 24, 2017 9:15:00 AM



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US-American riders Chloe Kim and Chase Josey win LAAX OPEN 2017 Halfpipe titles

Under blue skies spectators witnessed sick riding of all finalists in today’s event. For the ladies it was Chloe Kim (USA) who was unbeatable. Chloe managed to take the top spot with her best run (90.50 points), which started off with a Method, followed by a Frontside 1080 Tail, a Cab 540 Stale, a Switch Backside 540 Mute and finished with a Cab 720 Stalefish on her last hit. Chloe had this to say about her victory: “I was definitely struggling a little bit during practice today, so I was a little bit nervous, but I am so happy that I put one run down in the contest. Today was so much fun, everything was perfect, the Halfpipe was perfect, the weather was great and I was just so stoked that all the girls were riding so well. It was just a good day.”

 

In the men’s comp it was US-American rider Chase Josey who impressed judges most today with an unbelievable run earning him 97,75 points. He started off with a Double Michalchuk, continuing with a Frontside Double Cork 1080 Stale, a Switch Double Crippler Indy, Switch Double Michalchuk Melon, ending with a Cab Double Cork 1080 Mute. Today’s winner Chase was excited: “It’s so insane, everyone was riding with such power and confidence. The weather was perfect, the pipe was perfect, so it really allowed everyone to give everything they had. That’s what I did, I went for it and I am so blessed to walk away with the win.”

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