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TTR Roxy Chicken Jam 2010 Snowboarding Event Teaser

The Roxy Chicken Jam in Saalbach Hinterglemm will be one of the major events on the Women’s Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour this winter. At the Roxy Chicken Jam 2010 at Saalbach Hinterglemm, Salzburg County/Austria, the snow park and the event format will be especially tuned for the needs of the girls. The worlds best female snowboarders will present their show-stopping slopestyle tricks only 200 metres away from the centre of Hinterglemm. At the Nightpark at Unterschwarzachlift, they will prove their creativity and style on two jib sets and a triple kicker line fighting for the US$ 50,000 prize-money. Confirmed riders include Kjersti Buass, Chanelle Sladics, Sarka Pancochova, Cheryl Maas and Lisa Wiik.For more info please visit: http://www.ttrworldtour.com/events/season-0910/6star/roxy-chicken-jam-europe.html

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TTR Oakley Arctic Challenge 2011- Check the Course with Sage Kotsenburg

Every year around this time, the best Snowboarders meet in Oslo, Norway for the TTR 6Star Oakley Arctic Challenge 2011. The event which is known for a progressive and riders driven slopestyle setup, invites only riders who have shown to have what it takes to be amongst the top TTR competitors. This year, the riders list includes names such as Seppe Smits, Torstein Horgmo, Mark McMorris, Ulrik Badertscher, Jamie Anderson, Kjersti Buaas and Eric Willett. Sage Kotsenburg strapped a head-cam to his helmet to give us an overview of the slopestyle course and to show you what it is like to throw yourself over these arctic monsters. Check http://www.ttrworldtour.com for more info!

Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour: Women in Snowboarding – History

"Women in Snowboarding -- A History" is the fifth video segment from a collection cut out of the 2009/2010 Swatch TTR TV Show series and is the first part of three that will focus on influential women in snowboarding and the development from the early days.To see this show in its entirety please visit http://www.ttrworldtour.com/multimedia/tv-schedule.html for television airing times in your region.The first part of the "Women in Snowboarding - A History" series delves into the complexities of being a female snowboard athlete and the development of the female side of the sport. Early pioneers such as Tara Dakides, Jenna Meyen and Stine Brun-Kjeldaas, talk about the early days of snowboarding and how women pushed their way into the spotlight and began staking their own claim. Tara, Janna and Stine witnessed how prize money at contests slowly began to turn commonplace from being virtually non-existent, and the major shift away from women wearing men's clothing with the emergence of female snowboard clothing brands. Before that, "The girls where not allowed to be seen as girls at all," says Stine.Lisa Wiik, Chanelle Sladics, Kjersti Oestgaard-Buaas and Cheryl Maas all look back on the importance of these pioneers of the sport to the current situation on the TTR Tour. Chanelle talks about how Tara, Janna and Stine all paved the way for the current generation of riders to work hard and make a career out of snowboarding, saying "We have such blessed lives, it's so cool to connect with those girls, because they are the reasons why we are getting paid and they're the ones saying: Hey we can do this too." Also sharing their views on the importance of the TTR Tour for women are Torah Bright, Silvia Mittermueller and Sarka Pancochova.

TTR Burton European Open 2012 – Halfpipe Final

LAAX, Switzerland, March 3rd 2012 - World Champions Kelly Clark (USA) and Iouri Podladchikov win the Burton European Open, on yet another very warm and sunny day in LAAX and each get to take home the $15.000 first prize. Second in the women's competition was American Gretchen Bleiler, followed by Yuki Furihata from Japan. In an exciting men's final, Swiss Iouri Podladtchikov took the win with his second run with a 88.90 score, followed by Danny Davis (USA) and Japanese Ryo Aono.On yet another sunny day in Laax, it was ladies first this morning, with Kelly Clark dominating the first run. With Gretchen Bleiler on her heels, Kelly improved her result in the second run, throwing a beautiful Frontside 900 Frontside grab to Backside 540, going into a massive Frontside 1080 and a Cab 720 Mute to finish it of.Gretchen wasn't able to improve her first result, but managed to hold on to her second place regardless. Yuki Furihata also performed best in her second run and with her 72.63 score she landed the last podium spot. Kelly Clark, commented happy as ever on her win: 'It was great riding in sunny weather, it lifts the spirits, and the level of riding. All the girls were pushing it and it still remains a challenge even after so many consecutive wins!'With more and more people surrounding an already packed pipe, it was time for the men to drop in after a short shaping break. Tension started to rise, as the men all seemed very eager to beat each run prior to their own. It still was Iouri Podtladchikov taking the lead the first chance he had, dropping in second to last in the first round. With two exactly identical scores of 88.90 in the first and second run, his winning run was his first, failing to improve. His second run started of with a Frontside 540 Indy Grab to Backside 1260 Double Cork Mute Grab - Backside Air and Alley Oop Andrechtplant. His second run was equally impressive and again showed a lot of style: Frontside 900 Tail Grab to Backside 900 Mute Grab followed by a Frontside Double Cork 1080 Frontside Grab to Cab Double Cork 1080 Mute Grab. Iouri had a big smile on his face all day and said: 'It was so sunny today and you can just boost. There is a sick crew out here, pipe held up, sick crowd and its home turf for me so I can't even talk right now, its incredible!!'The prizegiving ceremony today concluded a great week of riding, starting of with the youngest talents at large in the Junior's competitions Slopestyle and Halfpipe, where Stian Kleivdal (NOR), Kyle Mack (USA), Miyabi Onitsuka (JAP) and Zoe Kalapos (USA) were the stars. In thrilling Slopestyle finals we saw Jamie Anderson (USA) dominate and Aleksander Ostreng (NOR) take his first 6Star win.There was some shifting in the rankings with the Burton European Open now wrapped up. In the Women's Halfpipe Rankings Gretchen Bleiler moved up to second position, pushing Queralt Castellet in third. Swiss Ursina Haller made it into the top five with her result today.Men's Halfpipe still has Ryo Aono in the lead, followed by Christian Haller moving from fifth till second position with Iouri Podladtchikov moving up from thirteenth place to third.The Women's Overall Rankings sees Jamie Anderson now leading, pushing Cilka Sadar down to the second position, followed by Kjersti Ostgaard-Buaas.The Overall Rankings will remain thrilling till the end in the men's competition, with Stale Sandbech still leading, but with Peetu Piiroinen now close on his heels in second place. Janne Korpi and Christian Haller move up in third and fourth and still have chances to take the lead from Stale at the Burton US Open coming up.This week had a pretty packed TTR event schedule, with two 5Star competitions running alongside the Burton European Open. In Mammoth, USA the Grand Prix welcomed riders to Slopestyle and Halfpipe disciplines, and in Leysin, Switzerland the Nescaf