Monday, November 2, 2009 Updated: June 16, 11:12 AM ET
London Freeze: Frozen
The London Freeze concluded yesterday at the Battersea Power Station in London.
UK skiers as a whole performed well on their home turf, including James Woods, who finished eighth in the rail jam.
Saturday's Ski Freeze Grind rail jam competition proved to be a big day for both comebacks and up-and-comers as Canadian Corey Vanular put a QED on his two-year knee injury convalescence with a win over young Americans Gus Kenworthy and Matt Walker.
Freeze Grind Rail Jam Final Standings:
Teen Hearththrob Bobby Brown
Next came the main event, Sunday's International Freestyle Ski Big Air contest, which reminds me of a joke I heard the other day:
Double cork 1260.
Double cork 1260 who?
Sunday's winner, Aussie Russ Henshaw.
That's it. That's the whole joke.
Aussie Russ Henshaw brought out his double cork 1260 to narrowly edge out the double cork 1260 of American Teen Heartthrob Bobby Brown and take home the British big air title home for displaced generations past.
Norwegian Andreas Håtveit's double cork 1080 left him a mere 180 degrees short of gold, but it was still good enough to land him on the podium in third place.
International Freestyle Ski Big Air Final Standings:
Teen Heartthrob Bobby Brown
Scandinavian freestyle mag Fri Flyt recently released this video of the contest. Scan about halfway through for the bulk of the double corks.