The 11,000 screaming spectators at the Bergisel Stadium saw a veritable spectacle when the 6Star Billabong Air & Style took over the ski-jump stadium with a gigantic straight jump and 16 of the world’s best snowboarders. The exciting head-to-head format saw rider by rider get knocked out until there was the final showdown between four riders in the super-final. The winner, Canadian Mark McMorris, took home a large part of the 75.000
Mark McMorris Run 1 Men's Snowboard Slopestyle Final - X Games Aspen 2013
Canada’s Mark McMorris has defended his Gold medal title in Slopestyle with the highest ever score in X Games Slopestyle history. The 19 year old from Regina was able to earn an impressive 98.00 in the first North American 6Star event on the World Snowboard Tour this season. McMorris executed an impressive display on the upper rail setup and then landed a cab 900 double cork to a front 1080 double cork to a double backflip. His last jump was a triple cork 1440 that seemed to be no less than flawless. “I came here to do the run I wanted to and was able to pull it off, so I’m really stoked, “ he said. McMorris, who won silver in last night’s big air event, not only walked away with a gold tonight but also 1000 World Snowboard Tour points. Second place went to fellow Canadian, 18 year old Max Parrot who’s run scored an impressive 90 points. His first jump was a cab double 900 and then a front 1080 double on the second jump to a double backflip on the third. His last jump was a huge back triple 1440. Parrot’s second place finish also bumped him up into second place in the World Snowboard Tour’s Slopestyle rankings. Seppe Smits from Belgium landed a very clean run including a triple cork. Smits had some issues with his triple on the last feature that forced him to revert, but it was still good enough to land him on the podium in third.