We are looking ahead to a season packed of motivated and talented snowboarders eager to go for the Swatch TTR Tour Champion titles. The Tour will also see the celebration of two 6Star events’ anniversaries: the Burton European Open and the Oakley Arctic Challenge will both celebrate their 10th birthday while the world’s top riders will be there to join the festivities.
Despite all good news, in September, the Tour learned about the cancelation of the prestigious 6Star event Air & Style Munich and the Slopestyle format of the 6Star Oakley Arctic Challenge (the Quarterpipe format will take place). In response to these cancelations, the TTR Board has decided to assign a 6Star level to the O’Neill Evolution Quarterpipe format. The number of results needed for a top spot on the TTR World Ranking List has been reduced to 7 instead of 8 results. The Slopestyle format of the O’Neill Evolution, however, will keep its 5Star level.
We also have some exciting news from the 6Star event Nissan X-Trail Jam in Japan, who has announced their confirmed riders list last week. Among the ten invited riders: 07/08 Swatch TTR Tour Champion Kevin Pearce, co-founder of the TTR Terje Haakonsen and some of the top ranked riders from the 07/08 season. Go to ttrworldtour.com to find out who else will attend the event. The event will again have a combined result from the Big Air and the Quarterpipe format.
For up to date news on the Tour go to ttrworldtour.com and find out about the riders ranking position and top results entering into the Northern Hemisphere winter. Also watch out for the upcoming 4Star Horsefeathers Pleasure Jam in Austria and 3Star Burton Stomp It.