Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) wins the 6Star Billabong Air&Style with steady Backside 1260 mute grabs all evening long. Seppe Smits (BEL) takes the TTR Big Air Tour Trophy 2012 home, after coming in second here at the Bergisel Stadium in Innsbruck, closely followed by Niklas Mattsson (SWE).’Winning the Big Air Tour Trophy was unexpected, I was very happily surprised.’Seppe SmitsPeetu, who won with a clean and stylish Backside 1260 mute grab responded: ‘It was a great night, and it felt really good being here. This was definitely one of the hardest competitions for me, with everyone stomping it.’ Under icy conditions 12.500 spectators set fire to the Bergisel stadium for one of the most thrilling Air&Style competitions ever. A gripping final was the perfect conclusion of an action packed night. With final scores not more than 0.6 points apart, it was clear the riders gave it their all. Peetu Piiroinen took home the ring of glory and another 1000 points for the World Tour Rankings. More surprising action was put down by Swedish Niklas Mattsson, who rounded up the podium after holding his own against 3 clear favorite opponents in the final, including former Air&Style winner Sebastien Toutant (CAN). Niklas got the crowd to go wild with his second run, a Frontside 1080 Double Cork Mute Grab.Eric Willett (USA) earned the second highest score of the night with a Switch Backside 1260 Double Cork Mute Grab, worth 94.0 points, but failed to make the Superfinal after encountering Peetu Piiroinen in the second round. He had the biggest chance of winning the TTR World Tour Big Air title, but missing the Superfinal tonight, meant he had to watch Seppe claim the championship. Tonight’s performances had a major influence on the TTR Overall Tour Ranking, with Seb Toutant now leading the pack, and Stale Sandbech (NOR), Roope Tonteri (FIN), Seppe Smits and Eric Willett all move up, rounding up the top 5.The TTR World Tour will move to Oslo, Norway from 10-19 February.
www.ttrworldtour.com : This 6 Star TTR event will not only see the winner of the Billabong Air & Style Innsbruck-Tirol but also we will see the mens TTR World Snowboarding Tour Big Air Champion be crowned! Who will win this prestigious trophy? Will it be the currently ranked number 1 Eric Willet (USA) or will Seppe Smits (BEL) step it up and take the lead. Or maybe last years Air and Style winner Mark McMorris (CAN) closely followed by Stale Sandbech(BEL)."Its going to take a lot to make it all the way up there, there's defiantly a tough competition, you have to go big with the biggest tricks you can do and stomp it like no-ones ever seen before" Seppe SmitsStarting list Top 16:1
Take a look at the amazing 2010 Swatch TTR 6Star O'Neill Evolution Halfpipe snowboarding finals coming straight from Davos, Switzerland. Featuring all the podium action from every angle. See Peetu Piiroinen and Markus Keller throw down two huge runs only for Iouri Podladtchikov to step it up and blow them out of the park with a Crippler, Back 9, Front 10, finished with his amazing Cab 10 Double Cork. Truly a wonder to behold!
Antoine Truchon's Round 2 run at the Billabong Air & Style 2013. The World Snowboard Tour brings you the latest snowboard runs from the 6Star Big Air Tour Final in Innsbruck, Austria. Stay tuned for all runs from the Big Air World Snowboard Tour finals.