One of snowboarding's quietest characters, Peetu Piiroinen, has let his riding do the talking to claim the TTR World Title at the US Open in Vermont. Here is the official word from the guys at TTR:
It was an epic day of stellar Halfpipe riding in Stratton, Vermont, as Finnish rider Peetu Piiroinen became the 08/09 Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour Champion at the 6Star Burton US Open. Both the men’s and women’s fields were stacked with some of the best pipe riders in the world, with Australian Torah Bright winning the women’s pipe title and veteran U.S. pipe rider Danny Kass claiming his 5th US Open Halfpipe win amidst a roaring crowd and bluebird skies. The 8-women and 16-men final amped up the competition considerably. The battle for the Swatch TTR World Title was set early on between US shredder Shaun White and Peetu Piiroinen, but with Shaun out of the contest due to an injured ankle, all Peetu had to do was finish 8th or higher to become the Tour Champion. The amplitude was huge, the grabs were boned out and the spins super smooth as riders like Charles Reid (CAN), Louie Vito (USA), and fellow Finnish rider Markus Malin gave Peetu a run for his money. Luke Mitrani (USA) set the bar high on his first run that included an insane Switch Double Backflip that ultimately landed him 3rd place.
To check out all the action that took place today at the 6Star Burton US Open, including detailed news, full rankings and video highlights, head on over to www.ttrworldtour.com.
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