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Juuso Laivisto Grabs First Place At Chinas 4Star Red Bull Nanshan Open


Cloudy yet wind-free conditions in the Quiksilver Nanshan Mellow Park created a moody backdrop as yesterdays 12 qualified riders stepped up to do battle on day two of the 4Star 8th Red Bull Nanshan Open, Asias largest stop on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour this season. European Rules With Style In ChinaShowing some of the best flow throughout the weekend, Sergey Lapushkin was proud to improve on his 10th place at last years event. Sergeys highest scoring run consisted of a perfect BS900 mute, switch BS540 stalefish, backflip nose-grab off the up-cannon and was good enough for second place. Third place would go to David Bertschinger Karg, unfortunately not able to stomp the clean runs that had him placed first going into the finals. None of these, however, could stop a certain dedicated Finn! Wowing both judges and crowd with a clean and technical run, Juuso Laivisto rose victorious with a switch BS900 mute followed by a FS720 melon, finished off with a BS to FS boardslide on the up-down, and a 50-50 to FS180 out of the downpipe. Im really happy! Its my first time in China and the resort reminds me of my home mountain, so it was kinda special to win here! This trip is so well organized and were all having such a good time_ now wheres the beer!? Biggest Swatch TTR Competition In Asia In 2009/10As 4Star event the 8th Red Bull Nanshan Open give out 500 TTR ranking points to the winner, Juuso Laivisto, who jumped over 150 ranks on the TTR World Rankings up to World No.104. Tobias Karlsson now sits in World No. 51 and has already collected some good results in Europe earlier this season, with a third place at the 3Star Stomp It Again and 4th place at the 4Star Horsefeathers Pleasure Jam in Austria. And with the competition side of the trip over, the riders now get to enjoy a trek at the Great Wall, icebiking on Houhai lake, fake-handbag shopping for their girlfriends and perhaps, just maybe, one or two after parties. Swatch TTR Tour Heads Back To EuropeOn the other side of the globe, the Swatch TTR Tour now focuses on the 6Star Burton European Open in Laax, Switzerland. This 6Star event is a major milestone in the race for the Swatch TTR Tour Champion title. If you cannot make it to Laax, check out the live webcast on All information, videos and photos surrounding the event, riders and the Tour in general is available on .