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Ready For Launch; Worlds Best Prepared For Swatch TTR Six(6)Star Burton European Open


Laax, Switzerland: Fasten your seat belts; the 8th world-class Burton European Open is ready for launch. The worlds best snowboarders are set to gather in Laax, Switzerland from January 11th-18th, 2008 for the fourth Swatch TTR SIX(6)STAR event of the 07/08 season. Riders will be competing in both halfpipe and slopestyle, with each format offering 1000 coveted ranking points, and the entire event offering a $125 000 prize purse. The Burton European Open is the highest-caliber competition in Europe and will include high profile riders including both men and women, such as 06/07 Tour Champion Shaun White (USA), Swiss rider Nicolas Mueller (SUI), Olympic Halfpipe Gold medalists, Kelly Clark (USA), and 06/07 Womens Tour Champion Torah Bright (AUS). The Superpipe and Slopestyle course are located on Crap Sogn Gion and includes huge features with a variety of lines over kickers, rails and boxes, and massive 140 m long pipe with 6m high walls which are sure to send the riders flying high with style. As the fourth SIX(6)STAR event of the tour, riders will have to fight hard for another 1000 ranking points. Riders can post their results from each format, similar to the ONeill Evolution, guaranteeing massive changes in the TTR rankings in just two events only a week apart.Confirmed Invited Riders for Burton European Open 2008Men: Antti Autti (FIN) FlowIouri Podlatdchikov (SUI) Santa CruzJanne Korpi (FIN) KissmarkKevin Pearce (USA) BurtonMarkku Koski (FIN) StepchildMason Aguirre (USA) Burton Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) BurtonShaun White (USA) BurtonStephan Maurer (SUI) BurtonChris SErman (SWE) BurtonHampus Mosseson (SWE) QuiksilverHeikki Sorsa (FIN) Burton Marko Grilc (SLO) BurtonMikkel Bang (NOR) Burton Sami SaarenpEE (FIN) Burton Andy Finch (FIN) RipcurlChristian Haller (SUI) BurtonChristophe Schmidt (GER) Salomon Crispin Lipscomb (CAN) ElanGian Simmen (SUI) Santa CruzLuke Wynen (USA) Atomic Manuel Pietropoli (ITA) BurtonMarkus Keller (SUI) NitroMarkus Malin (FIN) SalomonMitchell Brown (NZE) BataleonNicolas MEller (SUI) BurtonRisto Mattila (FIN) FlowRoger Kleivdal (NOR) K2Sergio Berger (SUI) QuiksilverXaver Hoffmann (GER) NitroWomen: Cheryl Maas Nitro NEDJamie Andersson Salomon USA Kjersti Buaas Rossignol NOR Sina Candrian Burton SUI Torah Bright Roxy AUS Jenny Jones Salomon GBR Leanne Pelosi K2 USA Silli MittermEller Rome GER Andrea Schuler Flow SUI Anne Sophie Pellissier Salomon FRA Hannah Teter Burton USA Kelly Clark Burton USA Lisa Wiik Nitro NORManuela Pesko Ftwo SUIMeri Peltonen Protest FIN Sarah Conrad Ride CAN