Defending his Overall Park & Pipe World Cup and Big Air titles from last season, teen snowboard prodigy Valentino Guseli, made a strong start to the event, qualifying for the final in second place after scoring 87 points on his first jump.
In the 10-man final, where two of your three jumps counts towards your final score, Guseli’s best jump was his second, where the judges gave him 82.75 points, but he unfortunately had trouble with his landing on his first and third jumps, with his next counting score being a 26.50 from his final jump, giving him a final two jump score of 109.25, putting him in seventh place.
Also in action for Australia was Joshua Robertson-Hahn who finished in 24th in his World Cup debut.
Japanese riders made it a clean sweep of the men's podium, with Ogiwara Hiroto claiming victory with a two jump score of 171.50, with Kira Kimura in second on 168 and Takeru Otsuka in third.
In the freeski big air, Kai Martin also made his Word Cup debut, placing 40th overall. The next snowboard big air World Cup will be in Beijing, China, on December 2nd, with Olympic bronze medallist Tess Coady to make her season debut, with Guseli and Robertson-Hahn also competing.
The first freeski slopestyle event of the season for Martin will take place on November 24-25 in Stubai, Austria, before the skiers also head to China to join the snowboarders in Beijing.