http://mpora.com/videos/HI77fb1vR Here are the videos from some of the best-performing competitors at this year’s Burton European Open 2011 in Laax, Switzerland.
Peetu Piiroinen (above) won the men’s Halfpipe competition by a whisker, falling on both his first and second runs, slipping just in front of Kazu Kokubo and Iuori Podlatchikov on this third and final run. Kelly Clark nabbed the women’s title in a fiercely-fought battle with Spain’s Queralt Castellet, and young Japanese rider Yuki Furihata, who have both had a good season so far. Clark pulled off a massive front 1080, unfortunately not holding on to the landing. Nonetheless, she went straight into first place with a score nobody could match. Here’s Kelly’s winning run:
Here are some of the halfpipe runs that didn’t quite make the top spot. Here’s second place Kazu Kokubo with the run he thought had won him the title:
Here’s Iouri Podladtchikov’s shot at the title in the men’s. A good technical run from the Russian and he made the podium, but only in third place:
To read the full report from the BEO Halfpipe competition, click here.
The weather the day before was a lot better than during the Halfpipe competition. The Slopestyle finals saw Roope Tonteri wipe the board clean with a brilliantly technical run, ending with a backside double cork into a cab 1440 – a trick he’s only pulled off once before. Here’s the magical run itself:
The women’s Slopestyle competition was won by Jamie Anderson, the Californian beauty, throwing down a score of 78.55, including 35 points for ‘flow’, the new method of scoring by the TTR’s new Snowboard Live Scoring System. Her score put her straight into first, which is where she made camp right up to the awards ceremony.
Peetu Piiroinen looked set to win yet another title throughout the whole competition, After Roope’s astounding run combined with Peetu’s fall at the top section, he was forced to settle with second. Here’s his run:
Third place Chas Guldemond, the talented New Hampshire lad, has been steady throughout the season and had a solid technical run, pulling off a double cork 10, double backside rodeo 9 and cab double cork 10 in one run. Much like Peetu however, Roope’s cab 1440 proved a little too much pressure to match, and he too fell at the top section.
To read the full report from the BEO Slopestyle competition, click here.