Grand Prix Update: We speak with Dumont, Dorey, Blunck
This morning, 50 competitors faced off in the Grand Prix superpipe qualifier at Copper Mountain; we saw two heats, each comprised of 25 riders. After two runs per skier, with the best score counting, five from each heat advanced to Friday’s final, plus two additional athletes: those who banked the next highest scores between the two heats. When it was all said and done, these 12 athletes advanced. Amid the action, we caught up with a few of the competitors—the sound bites are embedded below for your listening pleasure.
Simon Dumont re: overcoming injury and the road to Sochi
Justin Dorey re: being on the bubble and the road to sushi
Aaron Blunck re: advantage US athletes have in the halfpipe
Equipment guru Kenny Nault re: importance of ski tuning
About the author:
Henrik Lampert loves hot dogs, backflips, the Boston Bruins and Norway. Twenty-seven years old and a Massachusetts native, he's the Editor of Freeskier Magazine and Freeskier.com—a proud staffer since 2010.