On August 6th, the eve of the event the Burton team video for the 07/08 season was premiered here in the town of Wanaka. This was the kicker for the week and it has slowly progressed from there. Day one, August 7th, was designated as a practice day, allowing riders to get the feel of the pipe and get those legs ready. The pipe at Snow Park is up to par, meeting Olympic and X Games standards. Day two, August 8th, held all the qualifying rounds for men’s pipe and women’s pipe. Riders competed for 5 spots open amongst the pre-qualified riders. The riding was top notch and it gave a preview to the level that snowboarding is taken to at contests like this. It will be a great event.
TWS Webcasting Live Coverage of the Burton NZ Open
TWS has partnered up with the fine folks at Burton to bring you a live webcast from the Burton New Zealand Open at famed the Snow Park resort just outside the small town of Wanaka. Below you’ll find a schedule of events and a link to our live feed of the action. Make sure you’re logged on and tuned in when it all goes down! —Evan
Webcast Link: Live Coverage of the Burton NZ Open
Burton New Zealand Open Schedule Of Events:
The Burton New Zealand Open Thursday, August 9 — New ZealandWednesday, August 8 — USNZ time: PST: Event:8.00-9.00am 1-2pm Training Slopestyle Pre-Qualifications MEN9.15-10.15 2:15-3:15pm Slopestyle Pre-Qualifications MEN Heat 1 10.15-10.35 3:15-3:35pm Warm-Up Run Slopestyle Pre-Qualifications 10.45-11.45 3:45-4:45pm Slopestyle Pre-Qualifications MEN Heat 2 11.45-12.00 4:45-5:00pm Warm-Up Run Slopestyle Qualification MEN12.15-12.55 5:15-5:55pm Slopestyle Qualification MEN 13.00-13.45 6:00-6:45pm Training Slopestyle Qualification WOMEN14.00-15.10 7-8:10pm Slopestyle Qualification WOMEN Friday, August, 10 — New ZealandThursday, August 9 — USNZ time: PST: Event:8.00-9.00am 1-2pm Training Slopestyle Semi-Finals9.15-10.05 2:15-3:05pm Slopestyle Semi-Finals WOMEN 10.05-10.35 3:05-3:35pm Warm-Up Run Slopestyle Semi-Finals MEN10.35-12.05 3:35-5:05pm Slopestyle Semi-Finals MEN 12.05-12.35 5:05-5:35pm Training Slopestyle Finals12.35-14.05 5:35-7:05pm Slopestyle Finals WOMEN & MENSaturday, August 11 — New ZealandFriday, August 10 — USNZ time: PST: Event:8.00-9.15am 1-2:15pm Training Halfpipe Semi-Finals WOMEN&MEN9.30-10.30 2:30-3:30pm Halfpipe Semi-Final WOMEN 10.30-11.00 3:30-4:00 Training Halfpipe Semi-Final MEN11.15-12.45 4:15-5:45pm Halfpipe Semi-Final MEN12.45-13.15 5:45-6:15pm Training Finals WOMEN&MEN13.30-15.30 6:30-8:30pm Halfpipe Finals WOMEN&MEN