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The GB slopestyle skier, James Woods, has topped the podium for the second time at the Cardrona Games as he starts his World Cup season.

He has won at Cardrona for the past 3 years. 

He triumphed in the Slopestyle on Tuesday after strong winds resulted in the event being postponed from Monday.

He achieved an impressive score of 95.7.

Then on Wednesday he won again. 

He came out on top in a tight contest against a strong international field.

After a solid first run he sealed the win on his second run with a double 1260 and his unique Octo Grab - one hand grabs the front of one ski with the other hand grabbing the tail of the other ski while in the air.

Woodsy said after his wins: "It's been a big two days of competition and I'm really proud to have won on both days.

"It's a big test to make two finals and to land two runs. Respect to all the competitors, everyone killed it."

James Woods wins Cardrona Games Ski Slopestyle 2016Woodsy wins again - photo c/o GB Park & Pipe
















Woodsy has been training in the southern hemisphere over the summer and the win sets him up for the World Cup events that start in the northern hemisphere once winter gets underway.

He won the same event at the Cardrona Games last year and in 2014 as we reported here on PlanetSKI.

There were also strong performances from team-mates Tyler Harding and Felix Klein who took 7th and 8th respectively in the finals. This followed their 8th and 11th places from the first Slopestyle contest. 

The Cardrona Games are jointly sanctioned as FIS (International Ski Federation) Continental Cups and AFP (Association of Freeskiing Professionals) Silver level events for the skiing contests. 

Here's a short video of winning runs at 2016 Cardrona Games.

See here for the results of day one  and here for the full results of day two for the results of day two

Meanwhile the freerider, Jackson Wells, landed the world's first Quad Cork on skis at Cardrona.

Quite a trick!


New Zealand has seen recent heavy snow and excellent snow as we have reported in this latest PlanetSKI article.

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