The Burton US Open, that culminated last weekend, have brought the TTR World Tour to an end for this year, but not without a little twist.
Like US ripper Elena Hight flying even higher that pipe legend Kelly Clark, who hasn’t seen many podiums from below this year, Kjersti Buaas rocking the slopestyle and rising Slovenian star Cilka Cadar taking the overall title!
But lets not get muddled and start from the beginning.
Friday morning saw the women’s slopestyle finals going down, with our Cover Girl Jamie Anderson styling out as always, with a Cab 7, switch backside 5, tailslide to 270 out and 50-50 to backside 180. Second was the mother of style Kjersti Buaas (NOR), who for once wasn’t as unlucky as usual and stomped a solid run to take second place, followed by former TTR winner Enni Rukajarvi (FIN). And besides the US Open Slopestyle title, Jamie was also awarded TTR Slopestyle World Tour Champion, the third TTR title of her career!
The women’s pipe showdown followed on Saturday, with Elena Height breaking Kelly Clark’s streak of 16 consecutive contest wins just by one third of a point, with a run including back-to-back 9s, a trick combination she’s struggled with over the past year. Kelly was still crowned TTR Halfpipe World Tour Champion though, and Ellery Hollingsworth got 3rd – making it a full American podium.
Biggest surprise of the weekend was probably the TTR Overall World Tour Champion title though, that went to Slovenian rising star Cilka Sadar, who rips the pipe and slopestyle likewise. She registered 14 TTR results throughout the season with almost a perfect balance of entries in halfpipe an slopestyle disciplines, making her one of the most versatile women snowboarders in the world today. And a stylish one as well, as we must add!
So in case you didn’t spend the weekend hunched in front of the live webcast, here are all 6 final runs again!