Burton Rookie Tour hit the Baltics

The Burton Rookie Tour gathered 57 snowboarders from all Baltic countries for an interesting slopestyle competition won by Karina Vitina, Matis Maltsar, Indrek Tamm, Emils Kaupers and Motiejus Morauskas. Impressive riding level by rookies, chilled out atmosphere, great snowpark and amazing prizes worth more than 2000euro from Burton – thank you all for awesome weekend!!!

While the majority of the riders were slowly getting ready, RXT team from Estonia was already in the park for the warm up and it was worth it: Especially for Matis Maltsar, EST, who won this competition in Men Pro group, leaving behind Valters Osnieks, LAT, in 2nd, Toms Petrusevics, LAT, in 3rd and Janis Sarans, LAT, in 4th place.

It was an unbelievable victory for Indrek Tamm, EST, in Men Open group again, making him the the only rider in Monster Energy Ride in Baltics Tour`13 winning 5 stops in the row ever!

In the women’s group, the audience got to see some hard crashes, but also excellent runs by all riders. However, Karina Vitina, LAT, took the 1st place on the podium again, after having won the Latvian Championship and A.Lembergs Grand Prix the day before. Karina`s victories has definitely moved her up to 1st place in the overall ranking.

The „AERODIUM Fly High” prize – free flight in vertical wind tunnel – went to the rider from Estonia: Jorma Voik, who was noticed by judges by the impressive hight of his jumps!

As the idea of the „Burton Rookie Tour” is to support young talents to become the future pros, the special prize from Burusports shop – Skullcandy headphones – went to the youngest rider from Estonia, RXT team. Another funny award was given to the fastest rider that could run up the slope to get it! In the prize giving, everyone was stoked about Burton goodies and „Burton cheques” worth 1500euro in total to be exchanged to Burton staff in Burusports and other shops in Baltics selling Burton.

Thank you all for coming! Thank you all for making „Burton Rookie Tour” happen! Special thanks go to Burton, Burusports shop, Ventspils and Lemberga hute for hosting event and all other partners that are helping to fullfil the goal of Monster Energy Ride in Baltics Tour`13 this season – more riders, more stops, more prizes and more FUN!


Snowboard Women

1.Karina Vitina, LAT

2.Johanna Linda Pihlak, EST

3.Modesta Morauskaite, LTU

4.Mara Zalite, LAT

Snowboard Men Pro

1.Matis Maltsar, EST

2.Valters Osnieks, LAT

3.Toms Petrusevics, LAT

4.Janis Sarans, LAT

Snowboard Men Open

1.Indrek Tamm, EST

2.Edgars Kelers, LAT

3.Hugo Pihlak, EST

4.Arturs Lacis, LAT

Snowboard Juniors

1.Emils Kaupers, LAT

2.Kert Talu, EST

3.Egert Piik, EST

4.Markuss Brieze, LAT

Snowboard Kids

1.Motiejus Morauskas, LTU

2.Kaur Piirsalu, EST

3.Romet Jurgenson, EST

4.Karel Parn, EST

All results and photo gallery: http://www.rideinbaltics.eu/burton-rookie-tour/

Photos by Edijs Udalovs


Ieva Melko

RIB Tour`13 Communication Manager

+371 26395392



Author: silvia