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Finnish Snowboarders Chasing The Swatch TTR Title


Innsbruck, Austria – December 29th, 2008: Finland is undoubtedly one of the powerhouses of the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour. Since the TTRs inception in 2002 Finnish snowboarders have consistently won top contests and have always been up top the ranking at seasons end. In the last two seasons, the Finns have always come so close to bagging the Swatch TTR Title but U.S riders Shaun White and Kevin Pearce have beaten them to the punch. In season 08/09, Finnish riders have a strong chance to finally claim snowboardings most prestigious honor that has so far eluded them. Currently sitting in Swatch TTR No.4, Janne Korpi is the Finnish rider who will be looking to claim the TTR No.1 spot from Americas Chas Guldemond at the upcoming 6Star ONeill Evolution in Davos, Switzerland. Taking place January 5th – 10th 2009, this competition is made up of both a 5Star Slopestyle and 6Star Quarterpipe format which will definitely ensure a close battle between them. Whilst these two riders are known to excel on Slopestyle courses, Korpi has a slight advantage due to the fact he has historically performed better at Quarterpipe events.At last years 6Star ONeill Evolution Finnish riders Risto Mattila and Peetu Piiroinen ended up 2nd and 3rd respectively on the Quarterpipe podium. This will definitely give fuel to their fires to go one better and hunt down a 1st place finish. These two snowboarders have a history of putting down amazing runs on both Quarterpipes and Slopestyle courses which means the mixed format contest will allow them a solid chance to climb the rankings. They will need to post good results in order to leap back into the TTR Top 5 and charge forward with Korpi towards the TTR No.1 spot.