Australia’s first AFP World Tour event saw the judges declaring Australia’s own Russ Henshaw’s triple cork 1440 enough to narrowly land him in front of New Zealand’s favorite Jossi Wells (2nd) and hometown hopeful Jordan Houghton (3rd). American heavy hitter Dane Tudor was edged into 4th place after qualifying in the top spot. Now the judging is handed over the public as the Toyota One Hit Wonder seeks to crown the People’s Choice champion.
The People’s Choice big air tricks were filmed on the same 95ft Charles Beckinsale built jump and lets the skiers choose their one single jump that they think will impress an online audience and ultimately win one of them the $5000 cash prize. The final ‘one hit’ big air tricks are online at onehitwonderevent.com/vote-win where voting is open until October 16.
“As public perception usually defers from what the judges generally look for, a handful of this year’s athletes have opted ‘one hit’ tricks that are slower, smoother spins with stylish grabs as opposed to a technically insane maneuver that would typically score well in front of a judging panel. Time will tell which game plan will pay off.” noted Event Director Tim Myers.
The tricks include;
- Jordan Houghton (AUS): Double cork 1080, high mute grab
- Olly Cain (AUS): Double flatspin, Japan grab
- Dane Tudor (USA): Cork 900, tail grab
- Russ Henshaw (AUS): Triple cork 1440, mute grab
- Anna Segal (AUS): 720, leading tail grab
- Bernie Rosow (USA): Switch 540, Cuban grab
- Jaeden Schneider-Clark (CAN): Switch 1080, stalefish grab
- Conrad Lucas (AUS): 900, tail grab
- Thomas Waddell (AUS): Double flatspin
Voters will be generously rewarded as each vote goes into the draw to win the 'Ultimate Winter Package' including return Jetstar flights for two to Japan staying at the luxurious Phoenix Hotel in Hakuba, plus brand new skis or snowboard from Salomon, some head-to-toe Mons Royale merino first layer clothing and film it all with the new GoCam waterproof wearable HD camera.
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