Welcome to the Vans Hi Standard Double Big Air. A contest where you can’t spin above a 540 and you don’t have to spin a 1080 to win. Style counts for everything and you better have some weird grabs in your bag of tricks. It went down like this. Two heats with two runs per heat. Take top 10 riders and put them in finals. Double grabs were the highlight of the day. I saw truck drivers, tail and indie, rocket airs, and even a double roast beef. Flip combos were a close second. One rider was tossing a shucane which was a trick I had never seen before. California blessed us with mostly sunny skies for the whole event and Vans provided some hot dogs and sausages to keep the riders fueled up. In the end Nick Geisen impressed the judge the most. Ryan Linnert took home second and Scott Hoffman third. Pro-Tec best trick was awarded to Tim Rechetniak.
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