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TTR Burton New Zealand Open 2011 – Slopestyle Wrap Up

Canadian rider, Mark McMorris, and American, Jamie Anderson, took the first 5Star Slopestyle titles of the 2011/12 TTR World Tour season at the 2011 Burton New Zealand Open. The slopestyle finals went down at Cardrona Alpine Resort with optimal weather conditions making for some great riding.

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Burton European Open 2013 – Slopestyle Wrap Up & Powder Turns

The Slopestyle competition at this years 6Star Burton European Open didn't go as planned with Men's finals and the entire Women's event having to be cancelled. Instead everyone went shredding the powder that came with the bad weather. In the end the girls got to ride some powder and split the prize money evenly. For the men, the scores of Wednesday’s Semi-Finals would be counted as the final results, leaving Torstein Horgmo to take center stage on the podium, with Mark McMorris and Sebastien Toutant taking second and third respectively. Torstein said: „Six years ago I broke my back here in Laax at the BEO, now I’m back for the first time and I won, it can’t be better! It has been an amazing week, too bad the weather didn’t allow to ride the finals today, but we all gave our best yesterday.“ These results also count towards the Overall and Slopestyle World Snowboard Tour rankings. Mark McMorris moves into the top spot of the World Snowboard Tour Slopestyle ranking with 801.62 points, pushing Roope Tonteri (FIN) into 2nd place. Sebastien Toutant moves into 8th place both Overall and in Slopestyle, and Torstein moves into 13th place in the Slopestyle rankings.

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