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.
With the 2012/13 southern hemisphere season already underway, the World Snowboard Tour begins to head North. The first 6Star event of the 2012/2013 season is the Oakley Air&Style Beijing, which goes down at the infamous Birds Nest on the 1st of December.
2012 marks a turning point if competitive freestyle snowboarding history as the TTR World Tour evolved into THE World Snowboard Tour. Comprising of over 350 events over 5 continents, no other tour even comes close.
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TTR Arrives in Innsbruck, Austria for the infamous 6Star TTR Billabong Air & Style 2012. This year sees the crowning of the first TTR Big Air Champion. With an all star rider list in attendance, including Eric Willett, Seppe Smitts and Sebastien Toutant its sure to go off. For more info check out http://www.ttrworldtour.com
14 year old Miyabi Onitsuka's winning run in the Superfinal at the O'Neill Evolution Big Air 2013. We’re bringing you the latest snowboard runs from the women's 6Star Big Air event in Davos, Switzerland. Stay tuned for all runs from the mens finals.