Burton High Fives 2014 - Slopestyle Highlights
The 3rd annual Burton High Fives presented by Mini is a World Snowboard Tour 5Star event. In the Slopestyle Finals at Wanaka's Cardrona Alpine Resort, Olympian and two-time Burton High Fives winner Jamie Anderson (USA) and Emil Ulsletten (NOR) walked away with the titles. Sochi gold medalist Jamie Anderson set the bar high for the women right from her first run where she linked a Frontside wallride to a Backside Noseslide into a Backside Tailslide, 50-50 Backside 180 out off the cannon rail into a Cab 540, Frontside 360 and a huge Backside 540 to finish with a 94.00. Taking second place was Burton rider Miyabi Onitsuka (JPN) who scored an 87.80 on her run that included a highly technical Cab 270 Boardslide to Regular through the tricky rail section. New Zealand local and team captain Christy Prior (NZL) rounded out the podium with a run that showcased her signature Frontside Rodeo 540 and earned her an 86.80. For the men, Emil Ulsletten (NOR) set the tone on his first drop with a run that included the perfect mix of style, technicality and variety to give him the win with an 88.40. Emil started off with 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 Burton rider Darcy Sharpe (CAN) closed in on his second run to land on his feet for second place with an 85.20, while Yuki Kadono (JPN) took third with an 83.40.