On Saturday as the riders rolled into the Park the jump was looking perfect, a solid 20m table awaited groomed and ready for action. Windshow more and weather threatened in the morning but against all odds the conditions stayed calm and the cloud layer opened up allowing the riders to perform at their best. The qualifying round was a flurry of 9's and 10's, even some double back Rodeo's were getting put down in the the Open Men's with 3's, 5's and backside rodeo's being landed in the Women's. The top six Men and top three Women advanced to the final in which they were given 3 judged runs with their best counting towards the final score.
In the end it was Local rider Jake Koia (NZ) who took the top spot on the podium with a huge, flawless frontside 1080 melon, following him was Seppe Smits (BEL) with a buttery Cab 9 and rounding out the top 3 in the Open Men's was Dave Schmidt Rodriguez who was throwing sick front 9's and 10s off the toes. In the Women's it was standout rider Klaudia Medlova who took first spot with her huge smooth backside rodeo, Rebecca Torr (NZ) came in at 2nd with a stylish back 3 melon after not quite stomping a cab 5 and Silvia Mittermueller took out 3rd place after not quite putting down her big frontside 7's. All riders also claimed valuable TTR points at this early stage on the TTR World Tour.show less