Monday Mar 09, 2015

Extreme Weekend Roundup

The Extreme Weekend Roundup is all about history making performances this week.

Yuki Kadono tops the list with his epic winning run at the Burton US Open which included back-to-back 1620s. Clinton Moore also surprised the FMX world by winning his first ever X-Fighters event.

There were more firsts in the MX GP World Champs thanks to Ryan Villopoto and plenty of other never-before-seen action at Night of the Jumps.

Keep scrolling for all the highlights, news and results….

Burton US Open: Yuki Kadono stomps back-to-back 1620s

Watch Yuki Kadono make history at the Burton US Open

Yuki Kadono is fast becoming the boy wonder of freestyle snowboarding. He made history at the Air + Style finale in LA two weeks ago by landing the first-ever Triple Cork 1620 to win the Big Air contest.

And this weekend he went even bigger, this time on a slopestyle course, at the Burton US Open, landing the trick back-to-back on an incredible final run.

He wasn’t the only rider celebrating in Vail at the winter’s last major event, with a full program of slopestyle and halfpipe contests for men and women.

Click here for all the highlights from the Burton US Open!

X-Fighters: Moore finally tops first podium

Highlights from the X-Fighters opener in Mexico

Before the opening round of the Red Bull X-Fighters 2015 world tour in Mexico City the build up was all about the four former world champions that would be competing – and the reigning champion, Josh Sheehan, who was missing.

Nobody even mentioned Aussie rider Clinton Moore, who has been desperately trying to fight his way into an X-Fighters final for years. He did so in style last Friday, beating Tom Pages and Levi Sherwood on the way to victory with a host of unique tricks.

Click here to watch the incredible highlights from an epic first round on the X-Fighters World Tour 2015.

Night of the Jumps: Melero dominates Berlin double-header

Highlights from both days of Night of the Jumps Belin

The X-Fighters isn’t the only freestyle motocross tour that is stepping up its game in 2015. Maikel Melero opened the FIM FMX World Champs with a double-victory in Berlin, which showcased the best tricks Night of the Jumps has ever seen.

With David Rinaldo and Remi Bizouard both bringing body varials to the final rounds of last season, defending champion Melero has been hard at work perfecting his own ‘Melero Roll’ – and it paid off in Germany.

The Spaniard beat Rinaldo and Rob Adelberg to the win on both nights in Berlin, starting his title defence in the perfect fashion, but every rider brought bangers to the season opener.

Click here to check out all the highlights from both nights in Berlin.

MX GP World Champs: Villopoto wins first Grand Prix

Watch Ryan VIllopoto win his first-ever MX GP

After a disappointing start to life in the MX GP World Championships, American Motocross superstar Ryan Villopoto claimed his first overall win in Thailand.

Villopoto won the first race, and finished third in Race 2, behind Antonio Cairoli and Clement Desalle, to get his season going after ending up seventh last week. Jeffrey Herlings looks like he could dominate the MX2 competition again this year with another double victory this weekend.

Click here for all the highlights from the second round of the MX GP World Championships.

Coming up….

After difficult conditions so far, we should see the conclusion of the World Surf League’s opening round in the Gold Coast this week, but the rest of the weekend is all about snow and ice.

The SFR Freestyle Tour wraps up with the halfpipe finals in Tignes and Red Bull Crashed Ice slides into Edmonton for round 4.

But the highlight of next weekend is surely the Freeride World Tour’s first visit to Alaska, where the best big mountain skiers and snowboarders will take on the gnarliest terrain in the world.

Weather permitting; it’ll all be LIVE on Extreme.com on Saturday 14th March. Don’t miss it.

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