22/04/2008 | by Onboard
When: Sat 29th of March 2008
Where: Mammoth, USA
Mammoth, USA – March 29th, 2008: The sky turned blue and the pipe softened up for high-profile competitive contingent at the 2008 Swatch TTR Roxy Chicken Jam Halfpipe competition at Mammoth Mountain California, USA. The Chicken Jam is the last 6-Star event on the Women’s Tour and things are really heating up with Kelly Clark (USA) winning the Halfpipe on Saturday, moving her into TTR World No. 2. Torah Bright (AUS) took second place, maintaining her lead at TTR World No. 1 as Kjersti Oestgaard Buaas (NOR) took third to take over TTR World No. 4.
It’s going to be a close and exciting showdown in Sunday’s Slopestyle competition with Jamie Anderson (USA) moving into TTR World No. 3 after her 9th place in the Halfpipe competition and Jenny Jones (GBR) getting pushed down to TTR World No. 5 by not competing in the Halfpipe. The Women’s Swatch TTR Tour Title is still up for grabs and the ladies will be charging for their chance to take it all home including the $50,000 top prize.
After a weather day due to high wind and snowfall yesterday, the women were greeted with sunny skies for the Halfpipe event. The pipe was a little difficult for the riders to work with, but the ladies charged through and put some good runs together. The 25 women riding in the finals session had two hours to throw down their best run in a jam style format. Kelly Clark was ripping with the largest airs of the day and some clean 720s. Her amplitude and smooth spins put her at the top of the pack. Torah Bright was throwing some nice straight airs, back-to-back 5’s and stylish air-to-fakies while Kjersti was pushing the limits with some inverted spins and fluid airs.