And that's just what happened last night in qualification for the Halfpipe World Cup in Laax, Switzerland, as Scotty James and Nate Johnstone both advanced to the semi-finals on Thursday.
Some unfavourable weather conditions interrupted some training sessions to the lead up to the event, both Aussies had clean runs in the 2nd qualification heat to make the Top 12 cut.
After missing out in Copper Mountain last month, Johnstone opened the heat with a strong score of 72.25.
He was followed immediately by James who with a barnstorming run, set a great score of 87.00 points, more than any of the top scores from heat 1.
It was a competitive heat however, with American's Ben Ferguson and Gregory Bretz topping the group, as James put up a near perfect qualifying set with a score of 86.50 in his 2nd run to hold onto 3rd spot.
Johnstone took his foot off the pedal slightly in his 2nd run, only managing 38.25 points, but his opening score remained enough to see him qualify in 7th place from the heat.
Kent Callister did not compete after deciding to stay in Colorado for further training.
It's a few days wait now for the boys until the Semi-Finals on Thursday before the Finals Saturday night, which can be watched worldwide on the livestream at www.open.laax.com