Victorian Institute of Sport

Scotty James wins silver at the Halfpipe World Cup finals

Monday, 15 January 2018

Scotty James has won silver at the Halfpipe World Cup finals in Snowmass, Colorado in what commentators described as the “most impressive event in the history of Snowboarding”.

 

A duel unfolded between Shaun White, Yuto Totsuka, and Scotty James providing a snowboarding masterclass for the Colorado spectators. Veteran, Shaun White, was the eventual winner, posting a perfect score of 100. World Champion, Scotty James scored an impressive 96.25 on his final run. Totsuka rounded out the top three with a score of 94.50.

 

James performed the never seen before switch backside 1260 that includes three and a half rotations and a blind landing.

 

“Yesterday’s comp was crazy! So grateful to be able to do what I love. Pretty fair to say, it’s an exciting time for snowboard halfpipe,” James said on Instagram. 

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