Maas and Koch victorious in season's last slopestyle at Spindleruv Mlyn | Slopestyle and Snowboard Freestyle Overall World Cup titles to Maas and Korpi
In the women's slopestyle event, Maas took home her season's fourth win becoming the undisputed champion of the snowboard freestyle World Cup tour with five podium finishes in five starts.
Posting a 88.50 in her first run the dominating rider of the 2015 season set the bar to high for her rivals in the ladies final clinching the third win in the third slopestyle event this season ahead of Klaudia Medlova (SVK, 84.25) and Ella Suitiala (FIN, 76.25) deservingly taking home the crystal globe for both, the slopestyle and overall snowboard freestyle World Cup title.
“I had a great time here in Czech republic, the venue is very good organized. I put down a pretty good score so I felt really confident. It was so nice to snowboard here I was really enjoying the crowd going crazy when you coming down so it was really motivating to also make something good for them.
It was very interesting to have a pipe on slopestyle competition and I think it´s really good because it really shows that you can snowboard,” Maas said.
The slopestyle course of the Snowjam is kind of unique with a set up featuring a halfpipe to start things off, a jib line and one final kicker right in front of the huge crowd.
It was a set-up which also played Swiss young gun Koch in his hands coming from a halfpipe background with more slopestyle starts in the most recent evens.
“I like this course a lot including the pipe, thats really sick. Two years ago I was riding pipe a lot, now I am riding more the slopestyle and I am really happy if I can combine those two. Its very original to have a pipe on a slopestyle course,” he stated.
Koch, who didn't expect to land his big switch backside 1260 which impressed the judges earned a 94.25 in his first run taking home his career's first win ahead of Finnish rippers Janne Korpi (93.00) and Petja Piiroinen (89.25).
By locking in a runner-up finish in the final contest of the World Cup winter, Korpi earned his career's titles number 5 and 6.