Blue-bird sky and perfect conditions up on the mountain (2.400 m) were offered to the 30 riders from 10 nations, who competed in today’s slopestyle finals. The slopestyle course in the Mottolino Swatch Snowpark consists of five obstacles. It starts with two jibbing elements, the “Burn Can” and the “Burton Punching Ball”, succeeded by the kicker-line in the second part: the first kicker (21 m) is followed by a step up (19 m) and gap (9 m), a third kicker (22 m) with a enormous wideness (16 m) constitutes the ending of the parcours.
All of the riders had three runs, the best one counted. With his third run Emil Ulsletten cut out of the leading position the previous year’s winner Ulrik Badertscher. The young Norwegian started his winning run with a Cab 180 360 off, followed by a Frontside 360, a Switch Backside 1080 over the first kicker, a Cab Double Cork 900 finishing with a Frontside 900. For that performance he earned 93.67 points. Ulrik Badertscher’s run (92.00 points) consisted of a Hardway 360 180 off, Backside Air, Backside 1080, Double Backside Rodeo 900 and a Cab 1080. Roope Tonteri completed the podium (3. with 89.00 points) thanks to a Cab 180 180 Off, Cab 360, Cab 1260, Frontside 720 and a Backside 1260.
In the international high level starting field the six riders from the hosting country Italy reached respectable results. Stefano Munari (10.), Giorgio Ciancaleoni (11.), Simon Gruber (19.), Marco Donzelli (20.), Kevin Kok (22.) and Marco Grigis (23.). The Top 10 from today are automatically qualified for the second TTR 5 star competition in Livigno, which will be held tomorrow.
Final Results of the BURN SLOPESTYLE CONTEST 2012 1.Emil Ulsletten/NOR 2.Ulrik Badertscher/NOR 3.Roope Tonteri/FIN 4.Staale Sandbech/NOR 5.Aleksander Ostreng/NOR