Locals lay out claim to Ripzone titles 

Photo Scott Brammer
  • Photo Scott Brammer

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"That kid can put anything together," said Centurione, as Morisset emptied his full bag of tricks with a lot of varied tricks in his runs.

Second place went to Whistler’s David Carrier-Porcheron, who scored an 18.1 with back to back 900s, frontside alley-oop 360s, and a switch frontside alley oop 360.

Whistler’s Crispin Lipscomb, the top Canadian on the World Cup this past season, finished in third place with a score of 18.0 for a combination that include a fronside 900, followed by back to back 720s, a huge backside air-to-fakie, and a switch alley-oop 720.

When the competition wrapped up, the SuperHit contest began in earnest with a Skidoo MX7 800 worth $12,500 up for grabs. Lipscomb took the sled hands-down with a huge frontside 1080 – a pretty rare and spectacular move. He then followed it up with four more frontside 1080s keeping the bar high for the other competitors.

After he won, he was so excited he jumped on the sled and went for a little ride in the area around the halfpipe. "It’s yellow and it’s cool," he proclaimed.

Men’s Superpipe Top-10

1. Guillaume Morisset, 19.8

2. David Carrier-Porcheron, 18.1

3. Crispin Lipscomb, 18.0

4. Justin Lamourexu, 17.6

5. Josh Duncan, 17.3

6. Guy Deschenes, 16.3

7. David Melancon, 16.1

8. Chris Runge, 15.6

9. Daniel Migneault, 15.4

9. Gabe Authier, 15.4

Women’s Superpipe, Top-10

1. Natasza Zurek, 18.0

2. Maelle Ricker, 17.8

3. Tricia Byrnes, 17.7

4. Mercedes Nicoll, 16.8

5. Avery MacKenzie, 15.7

6. Bekki Read, 15.6

7. Sarah Kopinya, 15.1

8. Megan Pischke, 15.1

9. Lori Glazier, 14.5

10. Dominique Vallee, 14.3

Ripzone Jibzone

The last event of the Ripzone weekend was a jibbing contest at the base of Whistler. The win went to Simon Chamberlain, followed by Jesse Fox and Dennis Bannock.

In the women’s Jibzone, Leanne Pelosi took the win, followed by Roberta Rodger and Ming Kao.

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