Was this the craziest Big Air contest ever? Did freestyle snowboarding just change? More triple corks went down in one night than probably all of last year combined, watch the video and see for yourself.Read More
The level of talent in both slopestyle and big air is unprecedented and Winter X is a fitting stage for annual trick progression. Last year, after stomping the first triple […]Read More
We don't know if we just walked into a night club or watched the trailer for a snowboard movie, but here is the teaser for Burton's upcoming video, "13". Burton always has some new tricks up their sleeves when it comes to producing snowboard flicks, but one thing that always seems to remain the same is a solid group of riders on the roster. This year's film features Danny Davis, Mikkel Bang, John Jackson, Mark Sollors, Mikey Rencz, Jussi Oksanen, Terje Haakonsen, Jeremy Jones, Zak Hale, Ethan Deiss, Seppe Smits, Werni Stock, Roope Tonteri and more. Stay tuned for video releases and premieres coming mid September 2012.Read More
Photos: Markus Fischer
Words: TTR Press Release
Innsbruck, Austria - February 4th 2012 – 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.' commented Seppe Smits. Congratulations came immediately from 3 time TTR Tour winner Peetu, who won tonight with a clean and stylish Backside 1260 mute grab. Peetu is back after wrestling with injury, but is again landing all his tricks with his exceptional ease. He 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, crowning male and female Halfpipe and Slopestyle World Champions at the first World Snowboarding Championships for snowboarders by snowboarders since 1999.
Between the TTR, FIS, Dew Tour and Winter X Games, there have been 27 major snowboard contests scheduled between December 2010 and March 2011 at venues all across the world. Each organization schedules its event series without taking into account the event schedule set by other organizations, which results in a contest calendar that is not only crowded, but where major competitions conflict with each other. Scheduling conflicts force riders to choose between events, which not only divides the competitive field, it devalues the viewing experience for fans who watch competitions where not all the top riders are participating.Read More
This Saturday snowboarding's elite meets at the Olympia Stadium in Munich, Germany for the TTR Air & Style Munich 2011. Riders from all over the world will battle it out, Big Air style, in front of a massive crowd of snowboard fans to win the infamous Ring Of Glory. The jump, which is considered by many to be the best stadium construction ever, seems to be in good condition and it will be interesting to see what tricks the riders will throw down at this TTR 6Star event. Make sure to watch the event live at http://www.ttrworldtour.com/multimedia/live-webcast.html!Read More
Recap videos and photos from the 2010 TTR Air & Style in Beijing, China presented by Shaun White and Oakley.Read More