Halfpipe finals held today, Swiss Local Gian Simmen and Motorola ISF World Champion 99/00, Stine Brun-Kjeldaas (NOR/Duotone) take the win in these exciting finals of the first pipe event of this year’s tour. Piperiding on the Motorola ISF Tour seems to expand limits, it’s more about flying then about riding ;-)

Perfect (Super-)Pipe conditions and a lot of supporters along the huge 5,5 meter walls made the world’s best riders simply go off today, stoking performances throughout the day and sick airtimes as hardly ever seen before in a pipe – the Motorola ISF Tour is going to another dimension.

Double Backflips by Mike Michalchuck in almost all of his runs, sometimes even with an additional 180 rotation (“Doublechuck” as he called it himself), lots of Switch Haaken 900s and switch rodeos seen as a standard in many rider’s runs and, thanks to the new overall judging system, a big variety of tricks in all heats.

“Riding this pipe is simply great, I had fun, could show my best riding and: won. After winning the Freestyle.ch Invitational in September I now also won the Motorola ISF Tour takeoff in Halfpipe.”, Simmen stated.Stine Brun-Kjeldaas was thinking the same: “I liked the riding so much in this awesome Superpipe today and I am even more stoked that I won. Though the riding skills of the other girls have improved a lot, too and there are many out there capable to win a competiton like this.”

There is not much left to say, but max. respect to the judges, it was a hard job finding the very best out of today’s wicked performances.

Results Motorola ISF Tour
UBS Takeoff Laax
Women:
RankSurnameFirst NameNatSponsor
1BRUN KJELDAASStineNORDUOTONE
2REUTELERFabienneSUIYDOIRIDE
3HESSOMinnaFINSALOMON
4THORESENChristelNORBLAX
5SCHULERAndreaSUIDUOTONE
6WIIKLisaNORNITRO
7‘*PEDERZOLLINiciAUTO’NEILL
8EHRENSTRASSERCarolineAUTBURTON
9RICHONPaulineSUIROSSIGNOL
10COMIRitaITAROXYK2
11SEKIGUCHIMayukoJPNTQX.NW.TS
12VIDALDorianeFRAROSSIGNOL
13OESTVOLDLineNORBLUEWIN
14JARVELASatuFINALLIAN
15RAUTAVAKirsiFINDUOTONE
16PESKOManuelaSUIBURTON
17HELLMANAnnaSWENRTHWVE
18‘*BAUMGARTNERTanjaAUTK2
19ROTHDanielaSUIO¥NEILL
20MASOLINIRominaITABURTON
21OESTGAARD BUAASKjerstiNORBURTON
22‘*STUDERMurielleSUIOVOSALOMON
23JAEGERMirjamSUISIMSVANS
24RYZYSashaAUSBURTON
25DOBOVISEKAnaSLOBURTON
26QUIRICILisaSUI55DSL
27UNSELDSilkeGERACG
28KOJIMATakakoJPNBURTON
29POSPISCHILElisabethSUISANTACRUZ
30STEINBAUERAnnetteGERBILLABHMR
31YANAGISAWAKeikoJPNSALOMON
32TSCHARNERMartinaSUIK2WESTB

Results Motorola ISF Tour; UBS Takeoff Laax, Men:
RankSurnameFirst NameNatSponsor
1SIMMENGianSUIBLUE WIN
2ARVESENEspenNORSALOMON
3BRUNNERTherrySUINITRO
4EMERYJonasSUIROSSIGNOL
5FRANCKDanielNORSALOMON
6COSTANDACHEDaniSUIO’NEILL
7POWERSRossUSABURTONRLX
8FERNANDEZIkerSPABURTON
9HJELMSTADSTUENRogerNORAIRWALK
10‘*LUNDSOERRuneNORVALHALL
11MICHALCHUKMikeCANBURTON
12‘*KALBERMATTENFrederikSUIBURTON
13HURMEMarkusFINOXYGEN
14CERNIKMartinCZEREDBULL
15HITZMarcelSUIFANATIC
16HOFFMANNXaverGERTD1BURTON
17SOMMERMariusNORBLAX
18BRUN KJELDAASArildNORRIDE
19VANGENKlasNORNIKE
20SCHMALTZAlexanderGERVOELKL
21MUELLERNicolasSUIBURTON
22TAHARARioJPNFORUM
23TSUYUSAKINorihumiJPNMORROW
24CLEMENTAlbertoITABURTON
25SAPPADanielSUIRADAIR.COM
26‘*KUHLBERGSebuFINALLIAN
27MORISSETGuillaumeCANSALOMBONF
28PLOETZENEDERMaxAUTNITRO/QS
29BACKMANIngemarSWEALLIAN
30FINCHAndyUSAPALMSWATC
31SUTOKatsuraJPNSALOMON
32MOLINPeterNORVOELKL
33KESTENHOLTZRetoSUIBLUE WIN
34ODDENJonNORNITRO
355WEBERChristophGERSALOMON
36‘+GUTTORMJuhaFINNITRO
37CHRISTIANSENKimNORQUIKSILVE
38KRATTERFilippoITANITRO
39AHOTimoFINELAN
40LUEPSVinzenzGERTD1BURTON
40HORVATHDavidCZELTBSALEBR
42SCHWABMarcoSUINITRO
42LUNNHalvorNORBURTON
44SORSAHeikkiFINBURTON
45SPAENIRenatoSUISALOMON
46CRAZZOLARAWernerITA55DSL
47IWAHASHIMasaruJPNBURTONSPT
47BENEDEKBorisGERBLAX
47SUZUKITakumiJPNBURTON
50MONGELOSPedroSPAO’NEILL
51BERGERSergioSUISALOMON
52ISHIBASHIHajimeJPNBURTON
53KAUFMANNDanuSUIRIDE
54WYDENThomasSUIFANATIC
55ALIBABICSaniAUTBURTON
56SCOTTJimiUSANIKE
57SCHAUWECKERAlexanderSUIROSSIGNOL
58NUMANOKensukeJPNBURTONPZD
59THORESENChristianNORHAMMER
60KARPFNikolausGERSALOMON
61BUMANNDanielSUINITRO
62HARSTADThomasNORDUOTONE
63PLUERDominicSUIBLUE WIN
64NIEMELAEeroFINROSSIGNOL
65RUEFChristianAUTBURTON
66FURGERFrancoSUIPALMER
67PORCHERON-CARRIERDavidCANBURTON
68N.A.GoriponJPNBURTON
69HAYLERDamonAUSRUSTY
70KOLARGerfriedAUTSCOTTRUS
71SASIADEKMarekPOLBURTON
72YAMAMURATakuyaJPNSIMS
73FERNANDEZDanielSPAQUIKSILVER
74‘*SANKALAHenriFINSALOMON
75JUSTAFREMathieuFRAROSSIGNOL
76CHIALALorenzoITARIDE
77HARAYAMATakuyaJPNBURTONSID
78BENEDEKDavidGERSALOMON
79WIESNERFlorianSUINIDECKER
80BRUZEKPavelCZELTBSALEBR
81GUIDIYoannSUIBLUE WIN
82STROHMPeterSWEALLIAN
83WEILEMANNYvesSUIBLUE WIN
84IMHOFPascalSUIROSSIGNOL
85SOMMERSJohnUSAALLIAN

86YOSHINOMichihikoJPNBURTONMUR87LIENIvarNOROXYGEN
88KELLERMarkusSUIOVOMALTIN