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Tour On Home Turf For Billabong Air & Style Innsbruck


Innsbruck, Austria – January 30, 2008: Rockin Bands. Amazing Riders. One colossal quarterpipe. The Swatch TTR FIVE(5)STAR Billabong Air & Style Quarterpipe 2008 is going to set a new precedent for competitive riding. On February 2nd 2008, the Air & Style returns to the Bergisel Stadium in Innsbruck, Austria and will host some of the best and most progressive riders around, ready to battle it out for Quarterpipe glory and climb the TTR Rankings. With 850 TTR ranking points going to the winner, and a 50 000 Euro prize purse, Innsbruck is about to witness the biggest and most stylish airs at a level that will blow minds, with the potential for a new World Record height, currently held by Terje Haakonsen at 9.8m.The 07/08 Tour season is progressing rapidly, and things are coming down to the wire as riders are now posting all six required results needed to finish high in the rankings and have a shot at becoming the Swatch TTR Tour Champion. Risto Mattila from Finland has already posted six very strong results, securing an unassailable lead going into the Billabong Air & Style. Only his highest six results are counted toward his point total, therefore, in order to increase his lead in preparation for the rest of the tour, Risto will have to finish first or second in Innsbruck. Given his record of Quarterpipe and Halfpipe finishes this season alone, a top podium result for Risto certainly isnt out of the question.Further down in the rankings, well see a few battles play out at the FIVE(5)STAR Billabong Air & Style Quarterpipe Session. TTR World No. 2 is up for grabs between Andy Finch (USA), Kevin Pearce (USA), and Peetu Piiroinen (FIN), who have all recently won Quarterpipe and Halfpipe Titles and are all equally capable of winning the Billabong Air & Style Title. The race for TTR Champion continues as other riders bring all they have to Innsbruck. Swiss rider Iouri Podladtchikov will be looking for a Top 5 finish at the Billabong Air & Style to move from World No. 6 into the Swatch TTR Top 5. The TTR Top 10 will also see some drastic changes as Mason Aguirre (USA), Markus Keller (SUI), Markku Koski (FIN), Antti Autti (FIN), and Scotty Lago (USA) will fight with their stylish big-air moves for a spot in the Swatch TTR Top 10. Arthur Longo from France will also be looking to make the Top 15 as local Austrian rider Werner Stock makes a huge leap from his current place at World No. 86 into the TTR Top 50. Steve Gruber from Austria has also been invited to compete, posting his second TTR result of the 07/08 season as German rider Alex Schmaltz posts his first. On top of all the Tour suspense and big air quarterpipe action, Queens of the Stone Age are set to rock a stadium filled to the brim with a 12 000 strong audience. Remember to check out for results, Tour ranking changes, and exclusive behind-the-scenes video footage from the Swatch TTR FIVE(5)STAR Billabong Air & Style Quarterpipe 2008. In addition, the event will be streamed live on Freecaster.TV from 17:00 CET.New Riders List For Billabong Air & Style Quarterpipe 2008:1. Kevin Pearce USA Burton 2. Pat Moore USA Forum3. Andy Finch USA Rip Curl, Palmer4. Antti Autti FIN Flow, Billabong5. Risto Mattila FIN Flow, Billabong6. Scotty Lago USA Flow, Billabong7. Manuel Pietropoli ITA Burton8. Shayne Posposil USA Billabong9. Markus Keller SUI Nitro10. Arthur Longo FRA APO11. Iouri Podladtchikov SUI Santa Cruz12. Mason Aguirre USA Burton13. Kim Rune Hansen NOR Burton14. Peetu Piiroinen FIN Burton15. Daisuke Murakami JPN K216. Colin Frei SUI K217. Tore Holvik NOR Bataleon18. Markku Koski FIN Quiksilver19. Werner Stock AUT Salomon20. Frederik Austbo NOR Quiksilver21. Alex Schmaltz GER Voelkl22. Stefano Munari ITA ONeill23. Steve Gruber AUT Adidas, Aesthetiker