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The 2011 Burton New Zealand Open Gets Underway

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Snowboarding News | Wednesday August 10, 2011 | Shared By: TTR

The
2011 Burton New Zealand Open (BNZO) started off on a high note with the
men’s and women’s Slopetyle pre-qualifiers and qualifiers taking place
under perfectly bluebird skies at Cardrona Alpine Resort


A
field of 56 men and 25 women battled it out for just 10 and 5 spots,
respectively, to join invited riders in the semi-finals, which will take
place on Thursday, August 11th.  The course, custom-built
and in in pristine condition, started with the Burton bonk tank, then
moved into two rail features- a flat down box and a down flat down rail.
 Following that was the custom-made MINI Creative Use of Space feature,
a cannon rail to gap jump. Finishing up the course was the double jump
line measuring in at 45-feet and 55-feet. 


Leading
in the men’s competition was Tim Humphreys (USA) with a second run
score of 89.17 points which he earned with a Cab Millerflip, Cab Gap
50-50, 50-50 Backside 360, Frontside 900 and Cab 900. Tyler Flanagan
(USA) was close behind with 88.17 points, on his first run which started
with Cab 540, Gap Indy Lipside , 50-50 180 out, Backside 900 and
Backside 1080.   Rounding out the top three was Stale Sandbech
(NOR) with a score of 87.00 pointsOthers
riding strong and advancing to semi-finals included Aleksander Ostreng
(NOR), Morton Kleivdal (NOR) and Ben Ferguson (USA).


Next
up were the women who took to the course later in the afternoon. 
Miyabi Onitsuka (JAP) came out on top with an impressive second run of
89.00 points that began with a 360 Tap and moved into a Noslide, 50-50,
Melon and Frontside 720.  Right behind her was Charlotte Van Gils (NED)
with a score of 87.83 on her first run of the day that included a Tap,
50-50, Backside 360 and Indy.  Rounding out the top five and advancing
to the semifinals are Urska Pribosic (SLO), Tomoko Kikuchi (JAP) and New
Zealand’s own Stefi Luxton.  


 Moving
over to the Halfpipe, riders were able to get in some good practice
today in Cardrona's 22-foot super-pipe to prepare for tomorrow’s men’s
and women’s pre-qualifier and qualifier rounds.   


 The
2011 BNZO marks the first stop on the prestigious Burton Global Open
Series
and is also a 5Star event on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour.
Full details and updates are available via www.opensnowboarding.com and semi-finals and finals of the event will be webcast live on www.redbull.tv and www.opensnowboarding.com.

FEATURED: Aleksander Ostreng | Ben Ferguson | Charlotte Van Gils | Miyabi Onitsuka | Morton Kleivdal | Stale Sandbech | Stefi Luxton | Tim Humphreys | Tomoko Kikuchi | Tyler Flanagan | Urska Pribosic | Burton | Burton |

TTR Burton New Zealand Open 2011 Slopestyle

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The 2011 TTR Burton New Zealand Open (BNZO) started off on a high note with the men's and women's Slopestyle semis finished and the pipe semis to come. The course and the pipe are both in perfect condition and it will be exciting to see what the world class riders will thrown down. Seppe Smits, Mark McMorris and Fredrik Austbo walk you through the course, talk about TTR's new ranking system and show you why New Zealand is always a good time!

Don't miss the live webcast - http://www.ttrworldtour.com/multimedia/live-webcast

Friday 12th - Slopestyle Finals at 9AM (New Zealand Time)
Saturday 13th - Halfpipe Semis at 8.30AM (New Zealand Time)
Saturday 13th - Halfpipe Finals at 11AM (New Zealand Time)

Live results can be found at the TTR website - http://www.ttrworldtour.com/multimedia/live-results

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