Fuller predicts ‘must watch’ snowboard slopestyle debut

Aimee Fuller has predicted that snowboard slopestyle will produce one of the outstanding moments of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics as it prepares to make its Games debut.

Fuller, one of four British snowboarders selected to compete in the new Olympic discipline, got a firsthand feel for the course at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Monday.

And, while some questioned its safety on the same day Fuller took to it, she was impressed enough to forecast that the qualification round and final will be well worth watching.

Men’s and women’s snowboard slopestyle will officially get the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics underway with its qualification round on Thursday morning before the finals the day after the opening ceremony.

And Fuller, who finished seventh at the Winter X Games in Aspen ahead of travelling to Russia last month, revealed her approach to ensure she helps create some of her predicted must-watch moments.

“I think they’ve done an awesome job. It’s probably the biggest and most exciting slopestyle course in history. I think it is going to go down with a bang. It’s big,” said Fuller.

“This course is unique in that it has two sizes of jump. I think most of the girls will want to hit the bigger kicker. I think as this course is so progressive and huge I think it will be about putting together a clean run.

“For qualifying I think I will keep it simple. If I get to the final I will go all out.”

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