Winter X Games 14 Halpipe results and summary (2010)

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Winter X Games 14, Halfpipe Round Up

So arguably the most important freestyle event of the year is over for 2010. It’s been a good weekend for skiing, starting with some ridiculous trickery in the Big Air competition, continuing to a great slopestyle competition, where Bobby Brown proved that he really is the king of the park right now, taking his second gold of the weekend, and finishing with a dramatic pipe competition on Sunday evening which ended with Kevin Rolland at the top of the field.

There was a definite changing of the guard last night, as we saw the end of the Tanner vs. Dumont era. It was a night for the Frenchies, with Kevin Rolland taking the gold with a ridiculous run that consisted of 3 doubles, spinning both ways and including his newly learnt double cork, and Xavier Bertoni taking bronze, with Kiwi Jossi Wells getting between the training partners and claiming the silver. (Final Results below)

The Simon vs. Tanner saga is over. Get ready for Simon vs. The World. Dumont finished fourth in tonight's Ski SuperPipe Final, and the last time he missed the Aspen podium in this discipline (arguably his strongest) was at his first Winter X appearance back in 2003. Look for him to come out firing next year. (Dave Lehl/ESPN Action Sports)
Duncan Adams didn't incorporate a double flip or a 1080 into his SuperPipe performance tonight, but what he lacked in wild, he made up for in style. The 17-year-old's unique run included this switch straight air -- think straight air, only backwards -- in the high teens. The rumors are true: Duncan is a glimpse of what the future holds for Ski SuperPipe. (Dave Lehl/ESPN Action Sports)
The future is now -- or should we say, maintenant. Rolland was untouchable in Ski Pipe tonight, and his three doubles (including a never-before-seen double cork 1260) comprised a run that sent his competitors scrambling. Not even Winter X 13 Champ Xavier Bertoni, Rolland's friend and training partner, could keep up. (Dave Lehl/ESPN Action Sports)
You know you've made it big when Jon Olsson (far left) has to stand in line to congratulate you. The Scandinavian sensation had to wait his turn while a cadre of Frenchies reveled in the euphoria of a Kevin Rolland win, and a Bronze for countryman Xavier Bertoni. Vive la double cork 1260! (Joshua Duplechian/ESPN Action Sports)

NAME SCORE*
1 Kevin Rolland 95.00
2 Jossi Wells 92.00
3 Xavier Bertoni 90.00
4 Simon Dumont 89.66
5 Duncan Adams 88.33
6 Tucker Perkins 85.00
7 Colby West 81.66
8 Peter Olenick 40.66

Peter Olenick also managed to take the gold in the new highest air competition, stealing the title from under the favourite, Dumont’s nose. This is the first time Simon Dumont has not stood on an X-Games pipe podium since his first year at the event, 2003.

Nobody quite knew what to expect of the Ski SuperPipe High Air event, except for one thing: a Simon Dumont victory. But when push came to shove, Aspen's own Peter Olenick rose to the occasion -- literally. His mark of 24'11\

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