Oakley's Kaya Turski Wins Euro X Women's Slopestyle, Oakley's Jossi Wells Takes Third
The slopestyle course was officially destroyed today. The eight finalists for men’s slopestyle took it upon themselves to slay it and everyone who attended the event today was not disappointed. After France’s dominance in the halfpipe Wednesday, USA claimed the top two spots today, in the form of Tom Wallisch and Bobby Brown, 1st and 2nd respectively, and Jossi Wells coming in 3rd.
A sunny morning in Tignes Val Claret presided over the Women’s Slopestyle finals, where it saw Kaya Turski win her second straight X Games gold medal this year.
The eight women tackled the long and demanding course with a certain amount of zeal, but in the end, Kaya’s run was just too much for the rest of the field. Kaya’s X Games medal percentage is now 100-percent (3-for-3 for those who care. Two golds and a bronze). Kaya’s winning: 270 on 270 off, switch 360, switch on forward off, 720, 540, switch 540, rainbox rail to switch, switch 720. Keri Herman spun a bit less, but grabbed the hell out of her left and right 360s and 540s, and she was the only female to utilize the flat-down rail at the top of the course.
Grete Eliassen had trouble with her 450s off the 2nd rail all three runs, but was throwing down stylish 360 noses, 720s and 900s on the bottom air, the only competitor to do so.