The slopestyle format was successfully wrapped up at the 4Star Battery Catfight this Saturday, the 26th of March, 2011. The small village of Levi in the north of Lapland, Finland played host to this female only event, which featured a $10 000 USD prize purse and each format offered a maximum of 500 Swatch TTR Ranking points. The winner of the halfpipe format was Swiss shredder Elena Könz now sitting in World No 23, and former TTR Tour champion, Finland’s Enni Rukajärvi, took the rail jam victory, while Urška Pribošič from Slovenia dominated the Slopestyle course and took the top spot, moving her into World No.28. Isabel Derungs from Switzerland was the most versatile rider of the event as she took second place in each of the three formats, which moved her up significantly in the TTR World Tour Ranking to World No.14.
The only 4Star Women’s Halfpipe competition on the TTR Calendar
The newly upgraded, relocated and renamed 4Star Battery Catfight featured a 14-foot halfpipe competition, which saw a fierce battle in the arctic cold conditions. The cold did not deter the girls and the warm atmosphere kept the girls motivated. Twenty-five ladies dropped in and in the end Elena Könz flew the highest taking the victory and leaving Isabel Derungs (SUI) in second place and Finland’s Saana Pehkonen in third. At the end of the Battery Catfight weekend Elena moved up in the ranking to the World No.23 position. Her winning run included a huge lean air, backside air, fronside 360 melon, a switch nosegrab, frontside 540 and a backside 360. She was stoked after her win, and said, “I’m so happy, it was a really fun session and the pipe was good. I was surprised to see how many girls were here, and everyone was so motivated and friendly.” Elena also received a wild card to compete at the 6Star Burton European Open halfpipe next year.
Top Level Slopestyle Battle Wowed the CrowdsThe slopestyle contest wrapped up the Battery Catfight with a bang and the level of riding was incredibly high. Ur