It’s been a massive few weeks for both snowboarders and snowboard fans. Laax Open, X Games and now we’re heading head first into the Mammoth Mountain Grand Prix.
The top riders and podium placers have all opted for a feet up week post X Games. However, Australian Valentino Guseli is taking a different approach and is on the quest of all quests. Guseli is fresh off his first X Games medal after a third-place finish in halfpipe, and the busiest man in snowboarding will be dropping on both the pipe and slopestyle this weekend as he continues his quest to become the first Australian to win the overall crystal globe.
The southern hemisphere will be well-represented on the men’s side, with 2021/22 slopestyle crystal globe winner Tiarn Collins and Lyon Farrell of New Zealand also dropping in.
Slopestyle Finals we’re set to run today, however due to shit conditions – the call is now being made if it will run tomorrow. You can tune in and watch LIVE here:
Guseli has already won this season’s big air World Cup title, and as he’s the only rider in all of snowboarding competing in all three Park & Pipe events, he’s essentially a lock for the overall. However, could a slopestyle and/or halfpipe globe also be in the cards for the 17-year-old? Neither is out of the question at this point.
FIS Snowboard said “We can’t really say enough about the season Guseli is putting together here in 2022/23, as it’s really without precedent. Only four other riders in World Cup history have earned podiums in all three of slopestyle, big air, and halfpipe, and none have accomplished the feat in one 12 month period. If Guseli is able to add a World Cup halfpipe top-3 to his list of accomplishments this season it will be a milestone the likes of which we have never seen before.”
Halfpipe finals is also set to go down Sunday (Aussie time) at 8am. Watch LIVE here: