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Dew Tour 2015 – Snowboard Slopestyle Preview

Jamie Nicholls, Katie Ormerod and Aimee Fuller among those competing in Breck

The Dew Tour 2015 slopestyle is upon us, and some of the event’s heaviest hitters appear in this video – for the uninitiated, here’s how to tell your Andersons from your Toutants:

Dew Tour 2015

  1. Halfpipe Preview
  2. Slopestyle Preview
  3. Men’s Halfpipe Semi-Finals
  4. Women’s Slopestyle Final
  5. Women’s Halfpipe Final
  6. Men’s Halfpipe Final

Mikey Cicarelli – While often overshadowed by fellow Canadians Mark McMorris and Max Parrot, Mikey has had a decent competitive career of his own. In 2012 he was Youth Winter Olympic champ, and cracked the World Snowboard Tour’s overall top 10 in the 2013/14 season.

Sven Thorgren – A threat in both slopestyle and Big Air events, this Swede is known for bringing style to his runs like few others can. Expect shiftys and unconventional grabs, stopmped to perfection.

Enni Rukajarvi – The Olympic silver medallist also finished 2nd at the 2014 Dew Tour. Getting past Jamie Anderson is no mean feat, but this Finnish rider has as good a chance as anyone.

Janne Korpi – This Finnish rider has had the longest career out of anyone in the men’s event. He rode the pipe in both the 2006 and 2010 Olympics, and has been bothering podiums on both the FIS and WST circuits for the last decade.

Emil Ulsletten – One of many, many Norwegian slopestyle masters, Emil’s wins include victory at the 2014 Burton High Fives. He’s not been quite as successful as countrymen Stale Sandbech and Torstein Horgmo, but his best days are clearly ahead of him.

Jamie Anderson – The unstoppable force of women’s slopestyle, it’s only on rare occasions – such as the 2014 Burton European Open – that Jamie doesn’t take the win. Having stepped it up at Nine Queens with a floaty 1080, she’s clearly still got more to offer, and will be looking to retain her Dew Tour title.

Mark McMorris – So good is McLovin that, after winning X Games Big Airs, he usually has enough puff left to take the slopestyle crown too. It’ll take an act of God to keep him off the podium, and the top step is where he’ll most likely end up.

Tyler Nicholson – Coming 3rd in last year’s Dew Tour was the biggest result in Tyler’s career so far. He’ll have his work cut out if he wants to do even better in 2015, but he’s improving with every season so it’s more than possible.

Sebastien Toutant – More than anyone else in this edit, Seb Toots stacks truly mindblowing video parts alongside his obligations on the competitive circuit. He still kills it at events like this, though – and took 2nd place last year – so don’t be surprissed if he has a trophy to drop off before his next film trip.

Chas Guldemond – Chucky G and his instantly recognisable Rockstar snowboard will be back in Breck, looking to defend the title he won last year with a run that included a switch double wildcat, cab 1260 and backside double cork 1080.

Other guys to watch out for include Yuki Kadono – owner of the back-to-back triple cork 1620s – as well as Stale Sandbech and Roope Tonteri. In the women’s event, Jamie will be feeling the heat from Silje Norendal, Anna Gasser and veterans Cheryl Maas and Kjersti Ostgaard-Buaas.

There will also be no fewer than three Brits in Breck – Jamie Nicholls, Aimee Fuller and Katie Ormerod. Coming off her Pleasure Jam win, there’s every chance that Katie could take this one too.

 

You can watch the Dew Tour 2015 at dewtour.com from 10th-13th December. For details of other upcoming contests, check out our 2015/16 snowboard events calendar.

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