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Filippo Crudeli won the Garden of Roses

Italian rider Filippo Crudeli took the number one spot of the day, followed by Patrick Huber from Austria in second, and Stefan Carlson from Sweden in third.


Alpe di Siusi, Italy February, 18th, 2008:
Blue skies, goggle tans and good times had by all. The Swatch TTR THREE(3)STAR O?Neill Garden of Roses took place on Saturday amidst the beautiful Italian Alps as riders competed for a

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Champs Open in Crans-Montana Report

After a difficult week of strong winds, the Crans-Montana Champs Open presented by Rip Curl finally saw some beautiful blue bird days for the semi-finals and finals. A cheerful crowd of spectators on the Cry d?Er watched six women and twelve men going huge in the finals, proving their skills on a course that truly represents the Swatch TTR principle: only a snowboarder who can master a great variety of features, from kickers, to rails, to transitions, can claim the title.

Jaakko Ruha from Finland, who fought his way up from open qualifications, stomped the best tricks in the Slopestyle section alongside a solid performance in the Halfpipe, finishing in 1st at the Champs Open. Ruha was followed by two invited Swiss riders who proved their home turf advantage, with Gian Simmen finishing 2nd and Stefan Maurer in 3rd. Ursina Haller, also from Switzerland, won the Champs Title in the women?s competition throwing down the best runs in the halfpipe and an equally impressive slopestyle performance. Julia Baumgartner (AUT) took the 2nd place spot and Margot Rozies (FRA) finished 3rd.?

The best run from the winner Jaakko Ruha boasted a sick BS 1080 Tailgrab over the first kicker followed by a BS Rodeo 540 Melon over the Spine and a Tailpress revert on the Rail. In the pipe he stomped some solid 720s and Backside, as well as Frontside Airs. Stefan Maurer blew the crowd away with a massive Backflip straight over the long spine.? The women also threw down, with some nice 360s over the smaller kicker. Ursina Haller secured her win with a smooth FS 720 and FS 540 in the halfpipe while Julia Baumgartner impressed the crowd with a huge Nosegrab on the spine.

Both winners are taking home a piece of the


Adaptive Snowboard: Tv Show, Camps & Events

Few weeks before the first ever WSF Adaptive World Cup here is ready an update on adaptive project supported by WSF: the TV special from Canadian Snowboard Adaptive Program, the upcoming Adaptive Camps at Windells by Adaptive Action Sport and the first ever Adaptive World Snowboarding Championship in USA. We strongly raccomand to to promote and distribute the following info.

Canadian Adaptive Snowboard Program TV Show
Dowload the TV Special about the Canadian Adaptive Snowboard Program in the video section of this web site.

Upcoming Adaptive Events:

WSF Adaptive Snowboard World Cup
Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia Canada, March 14, 2008

The Canadian Snowboard Federation and the World Snowboard Federation are pleased to announce the first ever Adaptive Snowboard World Cup will be held in Whistler, BC on March 14, 2008. The competition will be run in a Snowboard Cross time trials format, with inspection, training, and two time trial runs. Prizes will be awarded to the top three women and men in their disability class. Adaptive Snowboarding athletes from Canada, USA, Europe, and New Zealand are expected to compete for a spot on the podium. The World Cup is part of the second International Summit in Adaptive Snowboarding, hosted by the Canadian Adaptive Snowboard Program.
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Nicole Roundy hit the box at Windells Camp 2007

Adaptive Snowboard Camp at Windells
February 16 – 22, 2008, Windells, USA
Adaptive Action Sports (AAS) the leader in “adaptive” action sports is proud to announce the winter session of our biannual freestyle ski and snowboard camp the AAS Freestyle Session at Windells.
Windells, the official camp of the US snowboard team and AAS have joined forces to bring you, the adaptive shredder, an extraordinary opportunity to ride with the pros and sharpen you skills.

General Information
Host Organization Name: Adaptive Action Sports
Event Name: AAS Freestyle Session at Windells Camp
Type of Event: Snowboard/Ski Freestyle Progression Camp
Event Price:

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Nanashan Open in China

Beijing CHINA – November 26, 2007 – The Nanshan Open, the first snowboard contest in China, has announced the return of Red Bull as the official sponsor for the second year in a row. The annual professional snowboard competition is to be held at Nanshan Ski Resort January 5th and 6th, 2008 for the sixth consecutive year.

As the title sponsor of the Nanshan Open, Red Bull will once again receive title ownership as well as will be fully integrated in the marketing efforts of one of the most media generating sporting events in the country. The contest has gained mass recognition after its 5 years of success, not to mention induction into the TTR World Snowboard Tour.

“We are more than excited to have Red Bull back as the main sponsor of the Nanshan Open,” said Steve Zdarsky, Mellow China CEO. “We are now on our 6th year and have experienced continuous growth and this year will be no different. Red Bull is the perfect partner to support our initiatives to continue to be the best event in China and we will cooperate and aim to push snowboarding in China even further”.

New for this season is a 4-star TTR status, which means riders will not only be battling for a whopping 25,000 American dollars in prize money, but also accumulative points which will ultimately name one snowboarder the best in the world. Ticket to Ride (TTR) is the governing body of the top events worldwide and pays out

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Travis Rice Won the Nissan X-Trail in Tokyo

The young guns were unable to hold off Travis Rice (USA) as he blew away all contenders with jaw-dropping maneuvers that sent the entire Tokyo Dome of 35 000 into a cheering frenzy. His combined results from the Quarterpipe and the Big Air landed him the Title, earning him 1000 Swatch TTR ranking points alongside a large portion of the

150 000 USD prize purse. Torstein Horgmo(NOR) holds on to his Tour lead, while Mikkel Bang(NOR) and Andy Finch(USA) climb the rankings.

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Roxy Chicken Jam Europe 2007

Everything’s prepared for the biggest snowboard contest for girls only! The Roxy Park at Kitzsteinhorn glacier is open and a lot of riders have already confirmed their participation in the Roxy Chicken Jam 2007. The list shows: the world’s best female snowboarders will meet at the 5th Roxy Chicken Jam Europe from December 14 to 16 2007. At the Roxy Park, they will fight for a € 30,000 prize-money and loads of points for the Swatch Ticket To Ride Women’s World Snowboard Tour (WTTR). For the spectators, even more is offered – expect a test centre with Roxy and Quiksilver boards and the première of the “Labor of Love” movie!

Cheryl Maas (NED) and Jamie Anderson (USA), the winners of the previous two Roxy Chicken Jams will also take part in the fifth edition of this SIX(6) STAR WTTR event. Furthermore, the winner of the TTR tour 2006/07 Torah Bright (AUS), the third of the Olympics Torino 2006 Kjersti Buaas (NOR) and the fifth of the TTR tour 2007 Sina Candrian (SUI) have confirmed to come to Kitzsteinhorn. Plus, there’s Ursina Haller from Switzerland and Germany’s best slopestyle riders Silvia Mittermueller and Conny Bleicher. Austria will be represented by locals Lisa Filzmoser and Kathrin Gappmayr while Margot Rozies will come from France and Tania Detomas from Italy. US riders Kimmy Fasani, Erin Comstock and Alexis Waite will fly over from the States. Altogether, 25 invited riders plus five qualified will start at the Roxy Chicken Jam main session on Saturday, December 15. The eight best of these 30 participants will attend the super finals on Saturday afternoon.

Valuable points for the WTTR ranking
The victory at the Roxy Chicken Jam has become even more valuable as the overall winner of the WTTR 2007/08 will get a US

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TTR 6 Star Events 0708

TTR announce it’s main events for next season: 6 event at 6 star level.

The TTR General Assembly in May decided to cap the premium FIVE(5) and SIX(6) STAR event tiers on the 07/08 TTR World Snowboard Tour to consolidate the considerable progress made over the course of last season. This decision ruled that a maximum of six events at the SIX(6) STAR tier and ten events at the FIVE(5) STAR tier will be accredited for the upcoming 07/08 season. This, combined with the largest number of high value event properties applying to join the Tour on all levels, has made the difficult application process careful and considered. Following lengthy deliberation, the TTR Board is pleased to announce the official Men’s 07/08 TTR World Snowboard Tour SIX(6) STAR Calendar.

The accreditation process reviewed event applications evaluating major factors such as past performance, riding infrastructure, communication, event organization, TV product, rider participation, geographical balance, media services, judging and riding formats – amongst others. Each event on the SIX(6) STAR tier also guarantees to secure a minimum of

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BEO definitive program

Follows all info about the Burton European Open 2007, planned in Laax (Sui).


Innsbruck/AUT (November 17, 2006) The final program of the Burton European Open 2007 (BEO) is fixed: for the third time the international Snowboard scene is gathering for Europe’s biggest Snowboard event in the Swiss Freestyle mecca Laax. The days from January 20 – 27, 2007 are offering a week full of action and entertainment. A week with stars and starlets. A week full of highlights.

The BEO 2007 – this year with the theme „Mexico“ – is kicking off with the Slopestyle competition. Two days of Junior events follow. The last event is the Halfpipe competition. The organizers are expecting up to 500 riders, for women and men there will be equal prize-money which totals up to US

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BEO07 press release

Here some info about the Burton European Open, 6Star TTR event that will accour next january in Laax, Swiss.


Innsbruck, AUT (September 5, 2006) The Burton European Open, the second event in this year’s Burton Global Open Series Presented by Motorola, will take place in Laax, Switzerland from January 20-27, 2007. The highlight of the European snowboard competition scene, the Burton European Open is the only event on the continent open to all riders, drawing more than 500 riders to compete in halfpipe and slopestyle disciplines.

The BEO unites kids, up-and-coming rookies and the world’s best riders in a week-long event that kicks off with the Junior competitions on January 20 & 21 where young riders 16-years-old and under will have the chance to impress the crowds and judges with their skills. Later in the week, women and men will battle for equal prize money of over


USA Nationals Champs 06

Final event of the american snowboard calendar was in North Star at the beginning of april 06. In Lake Tahoe, California, more than 1400 riders (and other 3.000 people like friends, relatives and media) join the USASA Nationals: 5 different disciplines and more than 10 age group to realize the biggest snowboard event of the world.

Some pics from the half pipe junior competition

The organization was very good, with a program that consist every day of different age competition in different tracks, so everybody can run every discipline. Giant and double slalom, half pipe, boardercross and slope style. Every evening there were the daily prize giving in the center of NorthStar: in 6 day, more than 400 medals where assigned in front of thousand of passionate riders.

Freestyle is for everybody: junior, kids and, no question, adaptive too!

To join the USASA National, is necessary to run before one of the 38 USA Series, arriving in the top 3 of one category. Riders from other country can join the competition in the “Open Class”. It’s of course an impressive event with riders from 6 to 60 years of age, and a good riding level in the most interesting categories (beetwen the 14 and 30 years and the open class). There was also an adaptive category and i think this is the only snowboard competition in the world with this.

Many riders still love racing format!

The general prize money of the competition was about 10.000