The weather cleared just in time for the Men's halfpipe finals at the BEO Burton European Open 2013 in Laax, Switzerland after days of new snow and a cancelled slopestyle final the day before.
The pipe was rather slow due to freshies in the air and pow getting blown around and many of the riders had trouble keeping their speed after the first hit. Standout runs from 14 year old Ayumu Hirano (JPN), Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI) and Scotty Lago (USA) secured podiums across 3 continents.
We took an hour out of our busy faceshot schedule through Kev's trees to film a little and watch the Japanese kid send it.
Filmed by Nick Bridge, Peter Skov Nielsen and Danny Santaana.
Additional Footage from Burton
Thanks to GoPro and Panasonic for gear, Burton for having us, Gregie for lining it all up and Nicolas for the pad.