Nicholi Rogatkin wins Crankworx Innsbruck slopestyle with cashroll tailwhip

Rogatkin raises the bar

Nicholi Rogatkin stomped a cashroll tailwhip to take top honours at Crankworx Innsbruck.

Photos: Simon Nieborak

Sitting in second place after run 1, Rogatkin showed his cars early with a Twister 1080 on the second jump. He followed it up with a triple tail and then finished the show with the never-before-seen cashroll variation.

Rogatkin takes slopestyle to another level

This saw him leapfrog Rheeder, with the Canadian still to run. Rheeder also upped his game, throwing down his usual dizzying mix of technical, opposite whips and spins, but the judges didn’t deem it enough to top Rogatkin’s blockbuster run.

Third place went to Thomas Lemoine – his first ever Diamond event podium.

That makes it 2-1 versus Brett Rheeder in the Crankworx series so far with one round to go… of course there’s the small matter of a Mr Semenuk standing in the way

Jakub Vencl was first down the course and motored down with his speed-and-style technique
So dumped - Godziek backed up his breakout result in Les Gets with a fourth in Innsbruck
Thomas Genon is yet to rediscover the form that saw him finish second at Joyride last year. Sixth on the day for the Belgian
Anthony Messere took a bobble in run one but pulled it together in run 2 for an eighth
The Swedish wonder kid Emil Johansson delivered another great run. Fifth for the 18-year-old
Another unlucky weekend for Matt Jones, a crash and a puncture stopped him putting down a full run
Expect Brett Rheeder to bring his full arsenal to bear on Whistler

Full results here.


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