Sunday, January 16, 2011

Serena Shaw and Michael Perle Win the Burton AM Halfpipe.

Serena Shaw and Michael Perle on top of the Burton AM podium.

Another rainy day in Oregon at Mt Hood Meadows for the Burton AM halfpipe event. But it was well worth it for Serena and Michael who both won earning $750 and a spot into the US Open.

After practice the event officials decided to do a one hour jam for the men and 45 min jam for the women due to the weather.

Michael Perle was doing the biggest airs of the day. He was nailing the top part of his run every time but having some problems with the weather and the soft pipe at the bottom in his first few runs. On his last run he started off with a big backside air, into a front side 900, to a backside 540, then back to back 720's, ending with a alley opp mute for the win.

Serena went right to work during her heat. She landed a run with a nice front side 540 her first run. Her winning run was front side 720, cab 360, stalefish, backside 540 stalefish and finished with a nose grab. Serena also won Best Trick for her backside 540 for an bonus $250.

Serena has the Burton Am slope style tomorrow and Michael has SBX Hole Shot Wed/Thurs. Hopefully they keep their podium train going as they are focused and hungry for more.

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