After watching the best of Britain throw themselves down a ridiculously steep jump, it was time for the rest of the world to have a go. There was an impressive list of 20 riders on board to compete for the honours in a freezing cold Battersea Power Station. With the crowd merry on expensive beers, the world’s best took to dropping jaws.
Paddy Graham and James Woods were cheered on by the in-house Brits as he pushed for a top 10 finish but the most interesting battle was between the top two – Gus Kenworthy and Henrik Harlaut. Gus had a pretty amazing season last year and clearly wanted to carry that on with a win in London but Henrik had other ideas. With a huge score of 178.33 he pocketed an oversized cheque for £5000, while Gus had to settle for £2000 for coming in second place. Completing the podium and taking the last £1000 was Kai Mahler. Kai also had a pretty good season last year and big air comps seem to be in his nature. After battling down to the wire last year against Elias Ambuhl at the Budapest Fridge Festival, there was a part of me that thought we might get a repeat performance.