Day 4 was all about the Big Air comp and it was one hell of a jump! After spending most of the day perfecting the kicker and getting some practice runs in, the riders got down to qualification in the evening. 8 out of 12 riders were going to be put through but the big question was who were the 8 going to be?
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It now seems almost predictable that as the riders walk the mere 5 metres / yards from their accommodation to Håtveit’s backyard park that the skies will open and the rain will come down. However there was no damp spirit among the international riders who delivered an impressive evening freeskiing at its best. PC Fosse did a beautiful picture perfect kangaroo flip 1080 whilst fellow Norwegian Thomas Dølplads mixed up with solid dub 10s and 12s throughout the evening. Despite impressive performances from all the riders,in the end top creds go to last year’s Backyard Battle Big Air winner Klaus Finne who laid down a succession of perfect dub 12s and 10s and did a particularly sweet switch dub 10 which secured his placement at the top of the qualification list.
“The qualifiers went really well despite the rain. The Norwegians kind of dominated this evening so for the finals its going to be all the Norwegians and Woodsy. Overall the jump
was in good shape and the guys were throwing down really cool tricks so I am looking forward to a great final tomorrow.”
Riders Qualified Through to the Finals
(in order of placement)
1. Klaus Finne
2. Thomas Dølplads
3. PC Fosse
4. Ole Mustad
5. Elvis Harsheim
6. James Woods
7. Halvard Thon
8. Sigbjorn Tveit