Jamie Anderson takes TTR Tour lead after Burton European Open slopestyle finals
GrindTV Newswire, via TTR World Tour: (January 14, 2011) Roope Tonteri (FIN) and Jamie Anderson (USA) were victorious in today’s slopestyle finals at the 12th annual 6Star Burton European Open taking place in Laax, Switzerland. With her win today, earning 1000 TTR ranking points, Jamie takes over the Swatch TTR World Tour lead and put herself in an excellent position to make a move for the 2010/11 TTR World Tour Champion title. This was Roope’s first 6Star title of his career, which bolstered his spot at World No. 8 in the TTR World Tour Rankings. In addition to earning TTR Ranking points, Roope and Jamie also walked away with a share of the huge $125,000 USD prize purse and have also both secured spots to compete in the 2012 World Snowboarding Championships taking place in Oslo, Norway in February 2012.
The Progressive Course and SLS Scoring
The sun was shining bright over Laax today and riders were loving the perfectly groomed slopestyle course. The course started with a jib section consisting of a down rail, a steel jib ball, choice of a mailbox stall or wall ride into a choice of a kinked rail or a flat-down box. The jib section then rolled into a quarterpipe and three progressively larger kickers. The Snowboard Live Scoring (SLS) system was used for judging, which breaks down a riders run into three different aspects: tricks on the jib section, tricks on the jump section and a flow score, which looks at the overall impression of the rider’s entire run. The jib and jump trick scores counted as 60 percent of a riders final score (jumps are weighted heavier than jibs) and the flow score counted as 40 percent.
New Female Tour Leader After Slopestyle Finals
The women dropped first in a six-person final, with all three top finalists putting down their best tricks on the first run. Jamie Anderson rode with her signature smooth style stomping a backside tailslide on the down rail, a Millerflip on the steel ball, tailblunt to fakie on the mailbox and a switch boardslide to 5-0 on the kinked rail in the jib section then threw a backside alley-oop on the quarterpipe into a backside 360, frontside 360 and a huge backside 180 Japan on the kicker line.
Jamie was pumped on her win saying, “The win feels great! I was in TTR World No. 3 and with my first place finish here at a 6Star event I moved into first place.” She went on to say, “I would love to win the TTR World Tour title again. We’ll see if it’s meant to be. I’m going to do my best, ride strong and hope to do well.”
Laax local, Sina Candrian (SUI), came in a close second place with a solid run and moved into Swatch TTR World No. 4 and American rider, Jordie Karlinski took home third place and moved into World No.12.