The first FIS Slopestyle World Cup of 2019 went down in Font Romeu, France this weekend and it was a banger. With a slight change in the format because of the weather conditions, all 20 ladies went straight into the finals, plus the men’s qualifiers and Finals all being held on the same day, making for an action-packed Saturday.
Leading the way in the Women's final, Sarah Hoefflin took the top spot with a really clean run, closely followed by fellow Faction team athlete Giulia Tanno in third place, just 4 points behind. Rounding out the top 5 was Faction athlete Coraline Claire, making for an excellent set of results.
In the Men’s competition, both Alex Hall and Mac Forehand qualified for the final. After qualifying in 7th, Alex brought his A-game to the final, and put down a super clean and technical run to take 1st place with 92.11 points. Showing the incredibly high level of competition, Mac claimed 5th place, only 5 points off of Alex, with 87.17 points.
You can check out the Faction teams podium runs, what tricks they put down, and the image gallery below.
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Sarah's winning run: switch right 720 mute, switch left 720 safety, right misty 720 mute, back 270 off the up rail, pretzel 270 off.
Giulia's third place run: left 540 safety, switch left 900 tail, right 720 opp tail, backside 450 out, switch lip 270 in to switch.
Alex's winning run: left dub 1260 cuban, switch left dub 1440 seatbelt japan, switch right dub 900 safety, frontside 360 switch-up - 270 out, switch 270 in - frontside switch-up - pretzel 270 out.