Winter X Games 14 Crowd

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Forget green M and M's and cases of Jack Daniels. Do you know what would be kick ass to add to the "rider list?" Puppies and kittens! How sick would it be. To have a new puppy or kitten to play with in your dressing room in each new city you visited. That, or Eastern European models. You know, train sets. (Google "Eastern European train sets.")

Aspen is in full swing as of tonight. The Winter X Games 14 Halfpipe was the place to be this evening as Shaun White, Louie Vito, Kazu, Ipod, Greg Bretz, Lago, Aono, Steve Fisher, JJ Thomas and others went at it under the lights. In the end, it was a diverse podium, unlike most of the Grand Prix stops that favored the American riders, which left us wondering if the tide has turned. Could this be a precursor to the emergence of the European/Canadian/Japanese (we’re not quite sure why we included the Canadians) presence in Vancouver? We’ll know the answer to that in a few short weeks, but tonight, we’re betting that Shaun White, Iouri Podlatchikov and Kazuhiro Kokubo are blacked out and face deep in some cougar cleavage right now.

Photos: Ryan Hughes

Winter X Games 14 Men’s Halfpipe Results
January 29, 2010 Aspen, CO

  1. Shaun White
  2. Iouri Podladchikov
  3. Kazuhiro Kokubo
  4. Greg Bretz
  5. JJ Thomas
  6. Steve Fisher
  7. Luke Mitrani
  8. Louie Vito