Nicholi Rogatkin stamped his authority on Innsbruck this afternoon after he defended his slopestyle title in the Austrian Alps.
Rogatkin’s run was full of tech wizardry with a deep drive into his trick bag that simply dwarves everyone else’s
It was always going to come down to Rheeder and Rogatkin for the win and, while he may have talked a good game beforehand, Rheeder took a heavy spill on Friday quite didn’t have enough to claim the top spot.
Third place went to Diego Caverzasi but could easily have been Matt Jones’ were it not for a spill in finals. Check out the full gallery below:
Crankworx Innsbruck slopestyle gallery
Brett Rheeder eases into a gloomy morning practice earlier in the week.
The sun wouldn't make its appearance until later on... meanwhile, Superman was early to the party.
The 'Boner Log'.
As the light drew out, Lukas Knopf's ability on a bike did not.
Ryan Nyquist taking his undeniable steeze to new heights, literally.
Martin Soderstrom may have put his slopestyle days behind but of course, couldn't resist a play on the jumps.
Please come back.
Look, Mom, no hands.
Big ol' stretch from Canyon's Thomas Genon.
The wildcard, Alex Alanko, didn't hold back at his first ever Crankworx event.
Keeping eyes on the course is no easy feat with start drop views like this.
Third place finisher, Diego Carverzasi.
Say no to pylons, say yes to tailwhips.
Views from the swamp.
Another boring Alpine backdrop.
If Brett wasn't already dizzy enough after knocking his head on Friday, I imagine he certainly will be now seeing the number of spins we saw from him this weekend.
Guess that rider!
Being the highlight of the Crankworx series, the Slopestyle saw fans packing out the venue top to bottom.
Syzmon Godziek, grinning in the face of what, to most people, would be certain death.
Matt Jones, killing the game.
A mistake in the second run cost him his podium chances, but not his sportsmanship.
Frontie for finals.
Brett put together one hell of a first run and was looking great on the bike all weekend despite a heavy crash on Friday.
Unfortunately, it didn't all come together for his final run, leaving him settling for second.
Rogatkin proving why he deserves a top step.
All smiles for Carverzasi.
Whip Off saw it's share of Deja Vu and it was same for Slopestyle, as Nicholi Rogatkin twisted and span his way to the top of the Innsbruck Slopestyle podium once again.