Emil Ulsletten, Jamie Anderson, Yiwei Zhang and Chloe Kim Win the Burton High Fives 2014 Slopestyle and Halfpipe - Onboard Magazine

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Emil Ulsletten, Jamie Anderson, Yiwei Zhang and Chloe Kim Win the Burton High Fives 2014 Slopestyle and Halfpipe

Check out the top three men’s and women’s slopestyle (this page) and halfpipe (next page) runs from the 2014 Burton High Fives at Cardona, New Zealand.

SLOPESTYLE

The Burton High Fives is more than just your run of the mill snowboard contest. Before the snowboarding kicked off, sixty of the world’s finest snowboarders were sorted into teams, before getting stuck into a whole host of fun challenges including MINI off-road driving, in a bid to score points for their team and walk away with a $70,000 USD team award.

The weather was not playing nice on the day of the slopestyle finals with strong winds making it difficult for the riders to throw down their biggest tricks, but nevertheless, there was some great riding.

Jamie Anderson continued her golden streak, putting down the best run of the day to claim the top spot on the podium. Her run included a frontside wallride to a backside nose slide into a backside tailslide, 50-50 backside 180 out off the cannon rail into a cab 540, frontside 360 and a huge back side 540.

Young Japanese ripper Miyabi Onitsuka did enough for second with a solid run that included a super tech cab 270 on to regular in the rail section. Local girl Christy Prior took home the bronze.

Norwegian powerhouse Emil Ulsletten posted the highest scoring run right off the bat in the men’s competition. His run consisted of a 50-50 to boardslide to fakie, followed by a switch tailslide 270 out from off the top of the second wallride. Coming through the rail section he continued with a cab 270 boardslide to fakie into a huge frontside bluntslide 450 off the cannon rail, followed by a frontside 900, switch backside 1260 and a rarely seen frontside Rodeo 1080.

Young Canadian Darcy Sharpe took home the silverware with Yuki Kadono taking third.

Head to page 2 to check out the halfpipe highlights.

Burton High Fives 2014 Slopestyle Results:

Women:

1st: Jamie Anderson (USA)

2nd: Miyabi Onitsuka (JPN)

3rd: Christy Prior (NZ)

Men: 

1st: Emil Ulsletten (NOR)

2nd: Darcy Sharpe (CAN)

3rd: Yuki Kadono (JPN)

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