The North Face Park and Pipe Open 2011: Logans Win On Same Skis
After dreaming of this day since they started skiing, a brother and sister team both achieved top honors at the 2011 The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series.
After breaking a ski prior to the competition, Chris Logan was lucky to have his sister on site. Devin Logan loaned her brother her skis so that he could complete the final round.
Both brother and sister have qualified for a spot at the X-Games following their top-notch runs on Pinball. With the points he collected at this event, Chris was able to take the final spot.
“We’ve been competing together since we were young, and have always dreamed of winning a competition together,” said Devin Logan. “Seeing Chris win was awesome for me, and hearing our family’s reaction on the phone put it over the top.”
With a two-run, best run score format, Chris Logan crashed in the quarter pipe during his first run, but dominated with a 95.40 on his second final run, and a mash-up of tricks including a blind-side switch-up on the rail, 450 on to 450 off the flat rail, switch right 10 to a switch left 1260 to a 7 on the quarter pipe.
Devin Logan landed both of her final runs at The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series, with scores of 80.5 and 88. Her run included a switch on front on flat down, a front 270 out of up box, a switch 5 to cork 7 to a 540 on the quarter pipe.
“The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series gave me this awesome opportunity to win a spot into X-Games,“ said Raymond. “It was a quality event, and I’ve always respected The North Face.”
“It was really cool to have the combination of first time competitors alongside X-Games athletes, and impressive to see the majority of the top 10 coming from the east coast. The competition at Waterville Valley’s gonna go off!” said The North Face athlete Nick Martini, who placed eighth for men.
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