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Amplitude Rules! Finch Takes Swatch TTR Six(6)Star Oneill Evolution Halfpipe


Davos, Switzerland: Go big or go home! The Finnish finals for the Swatch TTR SIX(6)STAR ONeill Evolution Halfpipe competition hosted huge air and mind blowing tricks from some of the best snowboarders in the business. Andy Finch (USA) blew away the competition taking first by almost 30 points, going bigger than any rider in the field which moved him into World No. 4 by just two TTR Ranking Points. The podium was rounded out with Risto Mattila (FIN) in second, and Janne Korpi (FIN) taking third.Although Chas Guldemond (USA) didnt make it through to the halfpipe finals, he still stomped a solid run to the cheers of an enormous, energetic crowd placing 11th in his heat and 26th overall and earning 508.17 ranking points moving him into current World Nr. 3. Andy threw down the winning run on his second attempt with a Frontside Air, to a Backside Rodeo 5, to a Frontside 10, to a McTwist, finishing with an Alley-oop. Andy was stoked with his results but knew that things are just getting started both in Davos, and in the TTR Rankings: Its not over yet! But Im in the Top 5 now, which is good! Well see how things go. My goal is the TTR this year and thats what Im going after and this is a good win! The Lords been watching over me so far, and the risk is pretty big when youre going that high. Going into tomorrow, sleep! I need to rest the legs out. Today was a long day of QP practice, HP practice, Highest Air, Semi-finals and finals. It was a big day!Risto Mattilas second run was equally as technical, but didnt have the amplitude that Andy boasted, completing a Backside Air to a Frontside 10, to a Cab7, to a Frontside 9, to a Mctwist. Risto earned 942.30 Swatch TTR ranking points with his podium finish pushing him into current World No. 9. Janne Korpis 3rd place run was smooth with a Backside 5, to Frontside 10, to Cab 7, to an Air to Fakie and finishing with a Cab 9.And just like Andy said, its not over yet. With the Quarterpipe event on the horizon and another 1000 ranking points in the midst, Chas, Andy, Risto and all the others will battle until their legs are numb, moving from a multiple transition line, to a one-transition hit. New changes in the TTR Rankings after this evenings halfpipe session set up a massive TTR battle of California for tomorrow nights Quarterpipe competition, between riders Chas Guldemond (USA) and Andy Finch. Andy must finish exactly ten places higher than Chas to take Swatch TTR World No. 1. Even if Andy wins the Quarterpipe Title, Chas must place outside the Top 10. However, if Chas makes the podium, hell move into World No. 1 with an unassailable lead.The tricks, airtime and drama are only going to get more intense as the fight for Swatch TTR World No 1 continues in Davos at the SIX(6)STAR ONeill Evolution. Top 10 Results for Halfpipe:1. Andy Finch USA Rip Curl2. Risto Mattila FIN Flow3. Janne Korpi FIN ONeill4. Gary Zebrowski FRA Nitro5. Peetu Piiroinen FIN Burton6. Markku Koski FIN Quiksilver7. Antti Autti FIN Flow8. Markus Malin FIN Salomon9. Gian Simmen SUI ONeill10. Iouri Podladtchikov SUI Santa CruzCheck out Freecaster for replays of the nights halfpipe action as well as the TTR Video Player which hosts a gargantuan amount of new video content from all over Davos. Dont forget the TTR Blog which highlights music from Igor Podladtchikov and fresh news from the FOUR(4)STAR Red Bull Nanshan Open in China.