Russ Henshaw double corks his way to another win in Barcelona

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 8, 2009 10:38 pm

Only one week removed from his impressive win at the London Freeze, Aussie skiing phenom, Russ Henshaw, walked away with another victory via the Barcelona Snow Show. However, this win was arguably more impressive, as the event truly brought out the best freestyle skiing talent in the world.

Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and of course host country Spain, were all represented by the  event’s competitors. In the end, it wasn’t the skier’s nationality that mattered, but the style of your double cork. Doubles were by far the dominant trick of the night, as expected.

The stacked field of 25 was quickly trimmed down to finals composed of the top 10 riders.

Men’s Top 10:

1) Russ Henshaw
2) Elias Ambuhl
3) Tom Wallisch
4) TJ Schiller
5) Andreas Håtveit
6) Jon Olsson
7) Paddy Graham
8) Patrick Hollaus
9) Benedikt Mayr
10) Noah Albaladejo

These ten skiers all gave it their best efforts, but the super-finals could only accommodate a mere four competitors.

Coming in 4th place was long-time Canadian big air guru, TJ Schiller. Schiller laid down a clean double cork 1260 to the roar of the crowd. Freshly signed Scott USA team rider, Tom Wallisch, switched things up a bit (literally) with a switch double cork 1080 tail grab, good enough for 3rd place. Swiss Armada rider, Elias Embuhl, spun a double cork 1080 double mute grab to continue his rise amongst the contest circuit. But in the end, Russ Henshaw’s double cork 1080 mute to japan grab and switch double  cork 1080 would be no match for the rest of the field. Clearly, it was The Ski Channel’s added pressure on Henshaw, which brought out his A-game. Well played sir.

Men’s Super Finals:

1) Russ Henshaw
2) Elias Ambuhl
3) Tom Wallisch
4) TJ Schiller

For a great recap of the competition, check out YNIQ Eyewear owner, Jon Olsson, and his video blog.

 

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