The weather was in full cooperation with the halfpipe finals schedule, so the vibes were "fun under the sun" up on the slopes of Vail Resort. Six women and ten men competed for the 2014 title that reads 'US Open Snowboarding Championships Halfpipe Champion.' On the ladies side, Kelly Clark took home her seventh title, while Taylor Gold won his first US Open halfpipe.
In addition to the contest snowboarding and the incredible riding that came along with it, the poachers made their appearance in the U-tube, much to the delight of the spectators as multiple riders were flying through the air at any given time between TV breaks and contest runs. BIG UP to Burton and their team of contest organizers for feeling the poaching vibe and truly making this a unique contest that all strive to be a part of. Until next year...Blotto
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