Finnish superstar Enni Rukajarvi took the first place on Saturday in the 4Star TTR slopestyle competition Battery Catfight in Levi, Finland. The Burton rider started the finals from the second place, but managed to drop the qualification winner Cecilia Larsen from Sweden to the third place. Swiss rider Elena Koenz took the second place in the finals.
“I didnt have the best feeling in the qualifications, but I got excited in the finals and it didn't even feel like a competition,” Rukajarvi said after the prize giving ceremony.
Rukajarvi showed variety with three different runs in the finals, but her best run, scoring 94.3 points, consisted of a frontside 360 nosebonk, backside 540 indy, cab 540 mute, frontside 540 and a switch backside boardslide.
Koenzs best run (score 78) included a frontside 360, backside 540 indy, switch backside 180 mute, fronside 360 stalefish and a 50-50 backside 180 out. Cecilia Larsen showed her skills with a backside 180, cab 540 mute, backside 360, frontside 540 and a backside boardslide to fakie, scoring 70.7. points.
“Levi had a nice slopestyle course, and that is always a good thing, because it makes the girls ride so much better. So the level of riding in the finals was high, despite the problems we had with the wind,” Larsen stated.
Enni Rukajarvi also won the title of the Overall Champion in Battery Catfight. The Overall Champion was given out based on the results of all the Battery Catfight contests, which were the 4Star TTR competitions in slopestyle and halfpipe together with a Reissumies rail jam session.
Battery Catfight got a lot of positive feedback from the riders. Women were especially happy with the Samsung Video Contest, that added something new and different to the event.