Double 10's 10's and many more in the first qualifying heat
The first qualifying heat of the FIS Snowboard World Cup big air event held in Antwerp, Belgium, did showcase some nice snowboarding.
After the mandatory training to the first heat, which actually had some weird outcome with big air World Cup title holder Janne Korpi (FIN) slipping down the in-run, the top names of the field stepped it up and threw in some sweet stuff.
Ahead of all, one young man from Finland, Roope Tonteri (photo), according to the speaker the “most dangerous man on the board”, who nailed a huge backside 10 double, a trick Roope called “boring”.
However, also the other two riders proceeding straight to the finals taking place today at 7 PM local time, Clemens Schattschneider (AUT) and Aljosa Krivec (SLO), impressed with their versions of the back 10 double.
Six other rippers get another chance to earn their spot for the finals in the semi finals later on: Adrian Krainer (AUT), Philippe Declercq (BEL), Janne Korpi (FIN) who actually got all things together in his second hit, Michael Macho (AUT), Maxence Parrot (CAN) and Emil Andre Ulsletten (NOR).