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“It was the best 9 point ride of my life. I don’t know what I gotta do to get a 10. Like, what’s a bloke gotta do?” Those were Jack Freestone’s words while watching a replay of a miraculous tube-exit in his first round heat.

And he’s right to wonder. Ten point rides are supposed to be saved for moments just like this–the ones when someone pulls off the impossible. Even still, though, Adriano de Souza and Jeremy Flores were left in the dust, Flores with a meager 4.33 and de Souza with a respectable 12.67.

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