Running with full momentum from her Slopestyle title win, reigning TTR World Champ Jamie Anderson (USA) enjoyed an epic first run in the Halfpipe finals to take home her first Halfpipe Title at the 08 Burton New Zealand Open. With her second win, Anderson claims another 850 TTR ranking points, extending her tour lead by over 60 points.
The day started slightly overcast with tough visibility, resulting in many riders having to battle with flat light and an inconsistent pipe in the semi-finals. The lucky few that managed to push through to the finals were treated to blue skies later in the day, resulting in some impressive runs.
Jamie Anderson set the bar incredibly high with her first run, connecting all her tricks, including sick airs and 5s, with fluidity and style. The bar remained untouched right on through to the end of the three-rider super final, and not even esteemed pipe rider Kelly Clark, who only finished third in the Pipe despite her massive signature amplitude, could knock Anderson from the No.1 spot. If Anderson keeps up her dual format dominance in upcoming events, she’s looking like the one to beat in the 08/09 season...
Current Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour Ranking 1 Jamie Anderson, USA, 335.20 2 Sina Candrian, SUI, 271.57 3 Ellery Hollingsworth, USA, 249.44 4 Faye Gulini, USA, 218.15 5 Kelly Clark, USA, 215.13