Burton US Open 2014 Slopestyle Video Highlights

This was one of the closest-fought slopestyle comps we've EVER seen

Mark McMorris’ 50-50 to backflip out was just one of the eye-catching tricks that won him the gold. Photo: Blotto

The Burton US Open Slopestyle contest might not have featured Olympic gold medallist Sage Kotsenburg (he was apparently recovering from his post-Sochi stint in the eye of the media-storm by shredding powder with his buddy Halldor Helgason) but it did see silver medallist Stale Sandbech and bronze winner Mark McMorris going head to head.

The result was one of the tightest slopestyle comps of the season. One in which the top four threw runs that were so similar they were nearly identical. In fact it was only really the rails and the details of their grabs and tweaks which separated them.

Watching these highlights makes me realise I would not like to be a judge!

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