Louie Vito wins men’s snowboard superpipe at 2013 X Games Tignes
The second day of competition here at the 6Star X Games Tignes, was blessed with perfect weather and perfect riding conditions. We saw the men’s Slopestyle elimination’s take place this morning and there is no doubt is was an incredible prelude of things to come in finals. With a course that riders have said was rail heavy and has smaller than usual jumps, it was still a tight battle to make the top 8 that would ultimately move onto finals. It was Norway’s Torstein Horgmo who’s first run scored the highest of the day with an impressive 92.00. Qualifying second was the 2013 World Snowboard Tour Slopestyle Champion Mark McMorris with 90.00 points and in third was the Tour’s Big Air Champion, Sebastien Toutant with an 89.33. Another familiar name who will be fighting for a spot on tomorrows podium is Peetu Piiroinen, who was recently crowned the World Snowboard Tour Overall Champion. We will also be seeing Eric Willett, Gjermund Braaten, Sage Kotsenburg and Stale Sandbech. But it was the event in the evening that brought out the largest crowed so far this week, Men’s snowboard Halfpipe finals. Louie Vito carried on his success from qualifiers and once again came out on top, but this time taking the gold in the 6Star finals. His third run consisted of a frontside double cork indy to a backside 540 melon to a frontside double cork 1080 indy to a cab double cork 1080 indy and a Frontside 1080 tail for his last hit, which scored him an impressive 92.66.