6Star Oakley Shaun White Air & Style Beijing – Wrap Up
Beijing, the capital city of China and home to over 20 million people played host to 24 of the planet’s best freestyle snowboarders at this year’s OakleyShaun White Air&Style. This is the first top ranked six star event of the season. Just three years after making it on to the scene, Beijing is already an iconic stop on the World Snowboard Tour.
This year’s Air&Style was the „crusher“ of favorites.
Current World Tour Big Air Champion, Seppe Smits stomped his Backside Double Cork 1080 Nosegrab in round one but couldn’t pass round 2.
Seb Toots, winner in 2010, made it through round 1 with an almost perfect Backside Double Cork 1080 Mute, but faced highly motivated Roope Tonteri in the second round.
With a 7th place finish, Roope secured his lead in the Big Air and Overall Ranking of the World Snowboard Tour.
Another favorite bites the dust. Marc McMorris, smoothed his way through Round 1 and 2, but when facing Matthias Weissenbacher in Round 3, he struggled on the landing of his Backside Triple Cork 1440 Mute.
The door was wide open for 16 year old japanese rider Yuki Kadono, but only the performance of a lifetime would see him on the podium. With variation and style he marched through the early rounds and with his jaw dropping Backside Double Cork 1260 Mute in round 3 he managed to enter the superfinal. With one last run to go Yuki threw a huge Backside Triple Cork 1440 mute, winning the contest and making him the youngest Air&Style winner ever – a record previously held by snowboarding wunderkind Shaun White.
Backside Double Cork 1080 Indy
Stale's run in round 1 at the Oakley Shaun White Air & Style Beijing 2012. We're bringing you the latest snowboard runs from the 6Star Big Air event in Beijing, China. Stay tuned for all runs from the first round up to the finals.
The 6Star Nike 6.0 Air & Style went off tonight in Munich, Germany where Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) threw down a Cab 1260 on the big air jump and a frontblunt 270 out on the rail section in the super finals to take home the win. With his victory tonight, Peetu took home an abundance of prizes including a large share of the
Canada’s Mark McMorris has defended his Gold medal title in Slopestyle with the highest ever score in X Games Slopestyle history. The 19 year old from Regina was able to earn an impressive 98.00 in the first North American 6Star event on the World Snowboard Tour this season. McMorris executed an impressive display on the upper rail setup and then landed a cab 900 double cork to a front 1080 double cork to a double backflip. His last jump was a triple cork 1440 that seemed to be no less than flawless.
“I came here to do the run I wanted to and was able to pull it off, so I’m really stoked, “ he said. McMorris, who won silver in last night’s big air event, not only walked away with a gold tonight but also 1000 World Snowboard Tour points.
Second place went to fellow Canadian, 18 year old Max Parrot who’s run scored an impressive 90 points. His first jump was a cab double 900 and then a front 1080 double on the second jump to a double backflip on the third. His last jump was a huge back triple 1440. Parrot’s second place finish also bumped him up into second place in the World Snowboard Tour’s Slopestyle rankings.
Seppe Smits from Belgium landed a very clean run including a triple cork. Smits had some issues with his triple on the last feature that forced him to revert, but it was still good enough to land him on the podium in third.