Innsbruck, Austria. Swedens one-and-only TTR THREE(3)STAR event, the 7th edition of the Rip Curl Seafun Invitational presented by DVS & Matix, was won last weekend by Norwegian all-rounder Per Iver Grimsrud (NOR).
Hosted by top Swedish resort, Kungsberget, between16th-18th February 2007, the Rip Curl Seafun Invitational presented by DVS & Matix created the perfect slopestyle park for the 30 invited and 10 qualified snowboarders. With a super-high level of riding, the judges had a hard time to decide between each rider in the 8-man, head-to-head quarterfinals. It was Per Iver Grimsrud (NOR) who shone on the day, delivering a huge line, including a 50/50 front-flip on the first rail, a Cab 1080 shifty-shifty on the big kicker and a smooth Michaelchuck in the quarterpipe. His first TTR win and 4th TTR result of the season, Grimsrud (NOR) adds an all-important 550 TTR Ranking Points to his ranking score and 4000 euros to his bank account.
It was a really good contest. I liked the format and the organization was so good, so overall it was a great event! Kungsberget resort has a sick setup with the snowpark and are way better than the parks back in Norway. I will definitely come back here! stated a jubilant Grimsrud (NOR).
Second and third placings went to Swedish local talents Tobias Karlsson (SWE) and Andreas Jakobsson (SWE), respectively. For both riders, their first TTR result of 06/07 means they finally enter the Mens TTR Ranking List presented by Swatch.
Rip Curl Seafun Invitational presented by DVS & Matix, Top 8
1. Per Iver GRIMSRUD (NOR)
2. Tobias KARLSSON (SWE)
3. Andreas JAKOBSSON (SWE)
4. Andreas GIDLUND (SWE)
5. Kim Andre ELIASSEN (NOR)
6. Nils ARVIDSSON (SWE)
7. Magnus STERNER (SWE)
8. Eirikur HELGASSON (ICE)