DAVOS, 7 January 2012 – In the Swiss winter wonderland of Davos, Canadians Spencer O’Brien and Mark McMorris won the 6Star Big Air competition at the O’Neill Evolution. Gripping until the last run, Mark was followed closely by Eric Willet (USA) and Seppe Smits (BEL) in third place. Swiss rider, Sina Candrian, came second, followed by rookie Anna Gasser (AUT) in the women’s competition.The women’s final was extremely exciting, counting in rookies like 3rd placed Anna Gasser (AUT), leaving some experienced favorites behind. It was Anna’s last run that secured her spot on the podium. With a stylish Backside 540 Mute Grab and Frontboard to 50-50 Frontside Out on the rail, she surprised everyone, including herself. Amongst a thrilled crowd of thousands, the men’s final was exciting down to the last run. Eric Willett lost his first and second run lead to Mark McMorris by only 0.30 points, with Mark performing a nearly perfect Backside Double Cork 1260 Mute Grab and Gap switch hardway to 270 out on the rail. None of the finalists were holding back in going BIG, which influenced the atmosphere amongst the spectators tremendously, giving the riders the necessary energy to perform.In the Big Air Tour ranking, Eric Willett grabs the lead from Roope Tonteri (FIN). Seppe Smits advanced from 12th to 5th position, remaining in his 5th position in the Overall Rankings. O’Neill Evolution was the last Big Air contest before the Big Air final Billabong Air&Style on February 4th, in Innsbruck, Austria, where the TTR Big Air Tour Champion will be crowned.
Watch TTR snowboarder Mark McMorris strap on a head cam and take on the 2011 6Star Billabong Innsbruck Air & Style Kicker. See from a riders perspective what it feels like to drop in on the fearsome Air & Style in run and nail a perfect 1260 Double Cork.
Andy Finch wins the Superpipe, and places 6th in the Quarterpipe to go world number 1; Kim Rune Hansen takes the Quarterpipe title at the Swatch TTR O'Neill Evolution in Davos. Riders include: Podladtchikov, Antti Autti, Zebrowski, Mattila, Mueller
Nicholas Julius run in round 1 at the O'Neill Evolution Big Air 2013. We’re bringing you the latest snowboard runs from the 6Star Big Air event in Davos, Switzerland. Stay tuned for all runs from the first round up to the finals.