The Burton New Zealand Open will be held from 3rd to the 5th August at Snowpark NZ in Wanaka, New Zealand. It will mark the first of five Southern Hemisphere events on the 2006/2007 TTR World Snowboard Tour. A hungry crew of international and local riders are set to challenge early season TTR World Snowboard Tour leaders, Danny Kass and Jamie Anderson at the event. Riders such as Danny Davis(USA), Scotty Largo(USA), Kazu Kakubo(JPN) and Nicolas Muller(SUI) look certain to challenge present tour leader, Kass who took the lead at the 4(Four) Star TTR event, the Abominable Snow Jam just two weeks ago. In the Woman’s, current No.2, Elena Hight fresh off winning a Volvo at the ASJ, is all but certain to edge in front of Anderson for Tour lead with a significant showing.

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