The first Halfpipe Night Finals at LAAX OPEN
In the men’s finals, the top favorite succeeded tonight, with Scotty James (AUS) claiming the prestigious Halfpipe title. He started his winning run with a Switch Backside 1080 Indy, a Backside 1260 Mute, Frontside 1080 Tail, Cab Double 1080 Mute ending with a Frontside Double 1260 Stale. Joining Scotty on the podium today were Japanese Yuto Totsuka in 2nd and Jake Pates in 3rd place.
In the women’s, Olympic Gold medalist and also top favorite Chloe Kim fulfilled all expectations after winning this morning’s semi-finals and also dominating tonight’s finals. Her winning run consisted of a huge Method, Back-to-back 1080s, followed by a Frontside 900 and ending with a Backside 360 Stalefish. Queralt Castellet from Spain, who regularly returns to LAAX, came in on 2nd place and Arielle Gold (USA), 2016 LAAX OPEN Champion, completed the podium ending up 3rd.
Results Halfpipe Night Finals
1. Chloe Kim (USA) – 93.75 pts
2. Queralt Castellet (ESP) – 80.50 pts
3. Arielle Gold (USA) – 77.25 pts
1. Scotty James (AUS) – 95.75 pts
2. Yuto Totsuka (JPN) – 92.00 pts
3. Jake Pates (USA) – 85.50 pts