The X Games just kicked off the first elimination round of Halfpipe at Aspen yesterday. With big names like Shaun White, Kazu Kokubo and Ayumu Hirano not competing who do you think will take home the X Games medals?

Check out the top 3 runs from the event below:

 

Danny David throws down a massive switch method grab in his run earning him the third qualifying spot to the finals.

Ben Ferguson lays down a big run down the pipe with some smooth spins getting the second qualifying spot to the finals.

On fire after winning the Burton European Open halfpipe competition Iouri Podladtchikov A.K.A. iPod throws down a sick run through the pipe with huge amplitude. Check out his 1st place qualifying run.

 

Make sure to tune in Sunday night for the halfpipe finals.

 

For coverage of the entire event check out the video below.

Round 1

Round 2

 

 

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