With 100 riders taking part in day 1 of the European Freeski Open in Laax, it was always going to be very busy and a lot of people were going to be disappointed from the offset. The course consists of a down flat down box/downrail (8m), a log jib and a 10m downbox. The Völkl rocker box is the calm before the storm as it leads into three kickers in a row with 16, 18 and 21 metre tables respectively.After finishing in a respectful third place at the Austrian Freeski Open 2011 behind Andreas Hatveit and Elias Ambuhl, Roy Kittler managed to throw down a switch 270 on pretzel 270 off, switch on, 270 on switch up 270 out, 450 out, switch r 10 mute, switch left 9 mute, right cork 9 tail. He also took the highest score of the qualifiers which puts him in a decent position to grab the win.With Roy taking a good start in the heats, he’s clearly favourite to win but there’s a few more that I think you should look out for. Byron Wells, James Woods, Jonas Hunziker and Florian Geyer. Keep your eyes peeled for these guys as they’re consistent riders and have more than a good chance this year.Results Heat 1 1) Jeremy Pancras – 75.67 2) Antii Ollila – 74.00 3) Maxime Fornier – 73.50 4) Byron Wells – 67.83 5) Victor Berard – 66.50 6) James Woods – 66.00 7) Maximilliam Smith – 62.33
Tyler Harding – 64.83 9) Frederick Iliano – 62.67cut-off10) Lucas Evans – 55.17 11) Josh Birch – 53.67 12) Joël Mooser – 53.50 13) César Fabre – 53.33 14) Gian Ragettli – 51.17 15) Tom Lesuire – 49.00 16) Tom Damiani – 47.83 17) David Bonneville – 45.67 18) Maxence Gisin – 45.50 19) Adrien Exertier – 19.00 20) Patrik Cavelti – 5.83 Jonathan Bertoni – DNS Thomas Zubiria – DNS Pablo Belmonte – DNS Aidan Sheahan Aidan – DNSHeat 2 1) Roy Kittler – 81.67 2) Florian Geyer – 80.17 3) Jonas Hunziker – 78.00 4) Joss Christensen – 74.83 5) David Ortlieb – 74.67 6) Kim Boberg – 74.50 7) Alexander Hebbe – 72.17
Sämi Ortlieb Sämi – 72.00 9) Niklas Eriksson – 70.17 10) Yannic Lerjen – 64.83 11) Andri Ambühl – 63.83 12) Julian Ball – 63.67 13) Lauri Kivari – 61.83cut-off14) Antoine Adelisse – 55.33 15) Anton Golubev – 54.83 16) Clark Jaeden Schneider – 54.33 17) Roope Leppänen – 52.67 18) Anttijussi Heikkinen – 49.83 19) Otto Venäläinen – 12.33 20) Lucas Mangold – 11.17 Mike Thalmann – DNS Rob Heule – DNS Lyndon Sheehan – DNSHeat 3 1) Fridtjof Fredricsson – 79.33 2) Thomas Kobel – 75.00 3) Oscar Scherlin – 73.83 4) Cyrill Hunziker – 72.83 5) Silvan Jäger- 72.00 6) Gaute Silseth – 69.50 7) Erik Hughes – 67.17
Otso Räisänen – 66.33cut-off9) Kai Mahler – 60.67 10) Matt Margetts – 60.00 11) Kalle Hilden – 55.17 12) Alessandro Jossen – 53.83 13) Mattias Johansson – 53.50 14) Peter Speight – 50.00 15) Juraj Durovcik – 48.33 16) Paul-Eric Faure – 38.33 17) Johan Berg – 30.00 Noah Bowman – DNS Manuel Manca – DNS Tobi Mangold – DNS Benjamin Kronig – DNS Till Matti – DNS Mees Lierop – DNS Jon Anders Lindstad – DNSHeat 4 1) Morten Grape – 76.33 2) Laurent Demartin – 75.50 3) Oystein Braten – 70.67 4) Jaime Puigdengoles – 68.33 5) Nicolas Vuignier – 67.83 6) Oscar Wester – 65.00 7) Jesper Tjäder – 62.50cut-off
Lucas Högland – 60.83 9) David Wise – 60.33 10) James Webb – 54.83 11) Victor Prieux – 53.00 12) Johan Collomb-Clerc – 51.50 13) Jonas Ruthberg – 46.67 14) Alex Chabod – 45.67 15) Antoine Blanchi – 40.50 16) Teo Cattaneo – 39.67 17) Bastien Dupont Vieux – 37.33 18) Bastien Chillotti – 32.33 19) Axel Östlund – 13.83 20) Aleksi Laitinen – 8.17 Harry Pettit – DNS Manuel Eder – DNS Sandro Cola – DNSRelated posts:European Freeski Open 2011 After a bit of umm-ing and ahh-ing, the European...European Freeski Open 2011 Holy crap are you ready?! Watching this video seems...European Freeski Open by Swatch 2010 European Freeski Open by Swatch 2010, and Ashley Battersby and...

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