Burton has announced that the Burton New Zealand Open is being replaced by the Burton High Fives event. High Fives is an invite-only event that will bring together 60 of the top snowboarders in the world to compete in halfpipe, slopestyle. They’ll also be competing other winter events like skeet shooting, knife throwing, jet boat trials, and a MINI winter driving challenge. Twelve teams of five riders vie against each other for points in High Fives.
Here is the invite selection criteria:
- Top 10 men from the World Snowboarding Points List for HP and SS
- Top 8 women from the World Snowboarding Points List for HP and SS
- 2 men wildcards per discipline and 4 women wildcards/discipline, plus 6 additional invites that can be used for men or women, HP or SS
- 6 rookie riders (to be designated by Burton)
High Fives will take place at SnowPark in Wanaka from August 15-18, 2012.
Visit http://opensnowboarding.com for more information.