Melero and Rinaldo both showed their Lazy Boy Flips. With Marc Pinyol (ESP) and Libor Podmol (CZE) spinning body varials with their version of the California Roll. In the final however, it would be Brice Izzo, Pat Bowden, Libor Podmol, David Rinaldo, Petr Pilat and Maikel Melero.
For Rebeaud, even with the Flair, it wasn‰Ûªt enough to make the final. For Filip, the younger of the two Podmol brothers, his night ended abruptly on only his second trick. Filip crashed his Surfer take-off Tsunami Flip but was lucky to remain uninjured. For Marc Pinyol his body varial also wasn‰Ûªt enough to get him past the preliminary round.
In the Best Whip competition, Pat Bowden, Marc Pinyol, Filip Podmol, Massimo Bianconcini, Leo Fini and Mat Rebeaud starred in the strongest Whip rider field in recent years. The Swiss crowd pushed their national hero to even bigger whips. With this, Mat snuck his way into the final against the youngest Podmol. Both with huge whips, ultimately the judges decided the Swiss to be in front to the delight of the 8,000 fans in the arena. A small consolation for Mat after missing a finals berth in the Freestyle MX contest.