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ST. LOUIS - You're going to see a brand new Olympic event for the first time ever on NewsChannel 5 starting Thursday at 7 p.m. It's a type of snowboarding called slopestyle.

For years, it's been a staple of the X Games, but it's about to hit the mainstream as it becomes an international Olympic event in Sochi.

PHOTOS: Slopestyle snowboarding

The event is not without controversy. We wanted to know more about slopestyle, so we invited local snowboarder Jake White from the Alpine Shop to come in and tell us more.

Click the video player above to hear what he had to say.

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