Having finally landed the YOLO, a goal he had been aiming for since X Games Aspen, I-Pod came into his final hit hot, chucked a double cork 10, crashed spectacularly and missed the podium by one spot. Judging by the deafening sounds of the crowd, no one seemed to care where he placed, including Podladtchikov himself.
We caught up with him afterward to ask what it felt like to be "the first" to do something as huge as a new halfpipe trick that not even Shaun White knows how to do yet. Here's what he had to say. -via XGames.com.
"When I was asked during practice if people were going to see the trick, I was not even close to ready to throw a regular run at that point. The light was so flat, you couldn't even ride 100 percent in practice to get ready. We were all going so low and slow because you couldn't see anything. And then everything turned blue. The sky cleared, it got warmer. I knew they were going to get that snow out of the pipe and it was going to be solid and perfect. But when it actually happens ."
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