TTR World Snowboard Tour

Points List

8Th Red Bull Nanshan Open Qualifier Results


It was smiles all around for Andrew Wilde, He Wei, Li Jie, Ming Ming, Li Penghuan and Jokey Tong as it was announced they had qualified for the 8th Red Bull Nanshan Open today! Over 50 riders took to the Quiksilver Nanshan Mellow Park on an unseasonably cold Saturday to battle it out for the six remaining six spots in the 8th Red Bull Nanshan Open, a 4Star Swatch Ticket To Ride World Snowboard Tour competition.While a freak Thursday night sandstorm left the snow park covered in a 1cm layer of dirt on Friday, the park crew worked furiously to clear the mess, and with a fresh coat of nice, white man-made snow the park was once again shreddable come Saturday.After a quick morning warm-up session, the pressure was on as riders took to the park for two runs, with only their highest scoring run counted. The tension was definitely visible as riders put their all into stomping their runs when it mattered the most!Surprisingly some of the competition favourites would miss the cut this year, including last years winners Zhang Wei and Xfox. However those that made it through did so deservedly. While it was a pity that some of the bigger names didnt qualify, its definitely cool to see some of the up-and-comers pushing themselves and surprising us! Were stoked on the lineup and happy to see some fresh faces out there, said Head Parkshaper and Judge Marco Huang. Absent from last years event, comeback kid Andrew Wilde would take home top honors this year, stomping his stylish winning run on his first attempt. Starting it off on the big kicker with a huge floating backside 180 followed by a steezed-out Cab 360, he then hit the boxes with a switch combo on the up-down and a back 180 on, Cab 360 off on the butter box. Second place went to young-gun He Wei, stomping a FS540 and Cab 360 on the kicker line finished off with a solid jib-run. After finishing both runs he then wowed the crowd with a huge FS900 guaranteeing he will be one to watch come January! Li Jie snatched 3rd place with an effortless BS360 on the big kicker, and while just scrubbing his FS540 on the second he made up for it with a super steezy jib run. Ming Ming, Li Penghuan, and Jokey would grab the last three remaining spots with some solid runs through the park.With the full 8th Red Bull Nanshan Open riders list now complete, the locally qualified riders are sure to be in the park practicing non-stop over the next two weeks, ensuring they have their tricks perfected and hopefully dialling in some new ones! We cant wait to see whats in store for Chinese snowboarding come January.For more info and pics of the action check