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2014 X Games: Big Air and Slopestyle

Athletes were throwing down during the 2014 X Games. Take a look.

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Alex Schlopy (USA) had smooth and consistent double corks with his grab held longer than most athletes. Schlopy had to pull out of the competition…

Alex Schlopy (USA) had smooth and consistent double corks with his grab held longer than most athletes. Schlopy had to pull out of the competition due to injury after qualifying 2nd in his heat.

Check out the tricks that were thrown in Superpipe

X Games newcomer Antti Ollila (FIN) landed in 7th place on Sunday.  Ollila’s run was creative, difficult, and seemed to show a promising future in…
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X Games newcomer Antti Ollila (FIN) landed in 7th place on Sunday. Ollila’s run was creative, difficult, and seemed to show a promising future in Aspen.

McRae Williams (USA) grabs tail on his double cork 1440 above the ESPN cameraman.  Williams technical run received a 92.66 and the silver medal.

McRae Williams (USA) grabs tail on his double cork 1440 above the ESPN cameraman. Williams technical run received a 92.66 and the silver medal.

Vincent Gagnier’s (CAN) score of 90.00 earned him 2nd place.  Gagnier was throwing double corks with grab variations no other athlete was performing.

Vincent Gagnier’s (CAN) score of 90.00 earned him 2nd place. Gagnier was throwing double corks with grab variations no other athlete was performing.

Through the trees, Rus Henshaw (AUS) grabs mute on the first jump of his slopestyle run Sunday afternoon.  Henshaw ended up in the 8th spot on the…

Through the trees, Rus Henshaw (AUS) grabs mute on the first jump of his slopestyle run Sunday afternoon. Henshaw ended up in the 8th spot on the day.

Gus Kenworthy (USA) was the first person in history to throw a triple cork in a slope style competition.  Kenworthy competed in all three ski…

Gus Kenworthy (USA) was the first person in history to throw a triple cork in a slope style competition. Kenworthy competed in all three ski discipline finals at X Games.

Gus Kenworthy (USA) throws a switch double cork 1260 with a tail grab.  Kenworthy made finals in all 3 skiing events with a 5th place finish in Big…

Gus Kenworthy (USA) throws a switch double cork 1260 with a tail grab. Kenworthy made finals in all 3 skiing events with a 5th place finish in Big Air.

Check out the tricks that were thrown in Superpipe

Andreas Håtviet (NOR) landed in the bronze medal position with solid jumps and very technical rail skills such as this rodeo 450 on to the down rail.

Andreas Håtviet (NOR) landed in the bronze medal position with solid jumps and very technical rail skills such as this rodeo 450 on to the down rail.

Nick Goepper (USA) throws a double cork with a unique grab variation next to the cable camera recording live.  Goepper ended up in the top spot and…

Nick Goepper (USA) throws a double cork with a unique grab variation next to the cable camera recording live. Goepper ended up in the top spot and repeated his victory from 2013.

Luca Tribondeau (AUT) in his first X Games appearance placed 4th.  His tricks were well on par with the older and more seasoned athletes.

Luca Tribondeau (AUT) in his first X Games appearance placed 4th. His tricks were well on par with the older and more seasoned athletes.

Devin Logan (USA) ended up in the 4th spot with her run including this smooth tail grab 720. Devin competed in both slopestyle and halfpipe…

Devin Logan (USA) ended up in the 4th spot with her run including this smooth tail grab 720. Devin competed in both slopestyle and halfpipe events.

Check out the tricks that were thrown in Superpipe

Henrik Harlaut (SWE) collects his equipment after his slopestyle qualifying run. Harlaut made finals but missed the podium by one point.

Henrik Harlaut (SWE) collects his equipment after his slopestyle qualifying run. Harlaut made finals but missed the podium by one point.

Kai Mahler (SUI) grabs mute high above the town of Buttermilk, CO.  Mahler earned himself a score of 87.00 and slid into the third position.

Kai Mahler (SUI) grabs mute high above the town of Buttermilk, CO. Mahler earned himself a score of 87.00 and slid into the third position.

James Woods (GBR) celebrates after landing a stellar run in men’s slopestyle qualification on Friday. Woods didn't make it to finals.

James Woods (GBR) celebrates after landing a stellar run in men’s slopestyle qualification on Friday. Woods didn’t make it to finals.

PK Hunder (NOR) grabs mute on his double cork in the GoPro Big Air heat 1.  Hunder failed to qualify with his best two jumps totaling a 75.00

PK Hunder (NOR) grabs mute on his double cork in the GoPro Big Air heat 1. Hunder failed to qualify with his best two jumps totaling a 75.00

Yiki Tsubota (CAN) throws a backflip mute grab on her way to 8th place.  She was the only competitor throwing this crowd-pleasing trick.Check out the…

Yiki Tsubota (CAN) throws a backflip mute grab on her way to 8th place. She was the only competitor throwing this crowd-pleasing trick.

Check out the tricks that were thrown in Superpipe

Joss Christensen (USA) throws a switch double cork 1080 with a double japan grab on the second jump of his slopestyle run.  He would end up in 6th…

Joss Christensen (USA) throws a switch double cork 1080 with a double japan grab on the second jump of his slopestyle run. He would end up in 6th place.

Champion Henrik Harlaut (SWE) impressed the judges with his smooth style combined with technical tricks, which gave him a combined score of 93.00 and…

Champion Henrik Harlaut (SWE) impressed the judges with his smooth style combined with technical tricks, which gave him a combined score of 93.00 and the repeat win.

Darian Stevens (USA) fell hard during practice before women’s slopestyle finals. She was screaming and grabbing her leg, but she still competed and…

Darian Stevens (USA) fell hard during practice before women’s slopestyle finals. She was screaming and grabbing her leg, but she still competed and took 7th.

Kim Lamarre (CAN) gets upside down on the second jump of the slopestyle course. Lamarre’s effortless style earned her an 85.00 and a bronze medal.

Kim Lamarre (CAN) gets upside down on the second jump of the slopestyle course. Lamarre’s effortless style earned her an 85.00 and a bronze medal.

Kaya Turski (CAN) gets a sled ride between runs during the slopestyle competition.  Turski stomped the most difficult run of the day and earned a…

Kaya Turski (CAN) gets a sled ride between runs during the slopestyle competition. Turski stomped the most difficult run of the day and earned a gold medal.

Alex Beaulieu-Marchand (CAN) throws a switch double cork safety grab on the GoPRo Big Air jump while X Games security personnel look on.

Alex Beaulieu-Marchand (CAN) throws a switch double cork safety grab on the GoPRo Big Air jump while X Games security personnel look on.

Maggie Voisin (USA) grabs her switch 540 next to the ESPN cable camera recording live.  Just 15, Voisin received a score of 90.00 and a silver medal.

Maggie Voisin (USA) grabs her switch 540 next to the ESPN cable camera recording live. Just 15, Voisin received a score of 90.00 and a silver medal.