Peetu Piiroinen Is Three Time TTR World Snowboard Champion
http://www.ttrworldtour.com – Last season, Peetu Piiroinen was the first ever snowboarder to win two TTR World Tour titles and has returned again this season to take an unprecedented third consecutive TTR title, a feat no other snowboarder has come close to touching. At the age of 23, Peetu has had an amazing run in competitive snowboarding with over 25 career podiums. Peetu started competing back in 1997 at the ripe age of 9-years old and has been steadily progressing his riding since. He made his first big break onto the scene back in 2006 when he took his first major win at the Burton European Open, where he won the slopestyle title. From there, he has expanded his skills into the halfpipe, quarterpipe and big air jumps winning competitions around the world. The key to Peetu’s success on the TTR World Tour has been his ability to master all disciplines in freestyle snowboarding.This season, Peetu competed on three different continents and did not discriminate when choosing what types of events to attend. Peetu does it all and does it all well. He began this season in Asia at the 6Star Shaun WhiteOakley Air & Style in Beijing, China where he placed fifth in the big air competition. From Asia, he moved on to Europe where he took fourth place at the 6Star O’Neill Evolution halfpipe in Davos, Switzerland. Peetu found himself back on the podium when he took down the 6Star Burton European Open halfpipe title and placed second in slopestyle. And, at the 6Star Billabong Air & Style in Innsbruck, Austria, Peetu took another second place. Just one week later, he won the Nike 6.0 Air & Style in Munich, which was the result that ended up clinching his TTR World Tour title for the 2010/11 season.1st – Nike 6.0 Air & Style Munich Germany, Big Air 1st – Burton European Open, Halfpipe2nd – Billabong Air & Style Austria, Big Air 2nd – Burton European Open, Slopestyle4th – O’Neill Evolution, Halfpipe5th – Shaun White Air & Style Beijing, Big Air11th – Burton US Open, Slopestyle21st – O’Neill Evolution, Slopestyle
The 6Star Nike 6.0 Air & Style went off tonight in Munich, Germany where Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) threw down a Cab 1260 on the big air jump and a frontblunt 270 out on the rail section in the super finals to take home the win. With his victory tonight, Peetu took home an abundance of prizes including a large share of the
Cab 1260 Melon
Peetu's second-place-run at the Oakley Shaun White Air & Style Beijing 2012. We're bringing you the latest snowboard runs from the 6Star Big Air event in Beijing, China. Stay tuned for all runs from the first round up to the finals.
See the world top snowboarding athletes train at the Burton US Open 2010. Hot off the halfpipe in Vancouver Gold Medalist, Shaun White, Silver medalist Peetu Piirionen, Swiss legend, Iouri Podladtchikov and last years female tour champ, Kelly Clark show us their moves. As always pushing snowboarding to the limits and preparing for what will be an unforgettable season finale for the men.For full event results, news, videos and updates keep your eyes glued to the http://www.ttrworldtour.com website.