Seb Toots wins 6*TTR Air and Style Beijing 2010
Mon 06 December 10
18yr old Canadian Seb Tootas claimed his first ever 6-Star win this weekend, with a frankly ridiculous Cab 1260 Double Cork Melon Grab, as China held its inaugural Swatch TTR World Tour Big Air in Beijing.
18-year-old Canadian rider Seb Toots takes 1st place, 30,000 USD, the Ring of Glory and 1000 TTR-Points at the ‘Oakley & Shaun White present’ Air & Style Beijing 2010.
China held its inaugural world-class snowboard event – a 6-Star Swatch TTR World Tour Big Air at the Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Beijing in front of 8,800 spectators
Snowboarders from around the world made the trip to Beijing for the first major event of the Swatch TTR season, where they put on a spectacular display of top-level riding for a crowd of excited Chinese fans.
The riders were pleased with the massive gap jump setup built out of scaffolding, which had riders dropping in from 40 meters above the ground in the Olympic Sports Center Stadium.
The Air & Style events feature a unique head-to-head format and Toutant, who won the event with a Cab 1260 double cork, overtook Smits in the final round beating his respectable backside 1260 for second place.
Toutant was ecstatic saying, "It's awesome, I think it's by far the best moment of my life, for sure. My first 6Star win, I’m stoked to be in China for the first time. Couldn't have been better than to win the event today!" Elhardt was awarded third place for his backside 1080 double cork.
Final results :
1. Sebastien Toutant (Canada – O’Neill, Oakley, RedBull, Ride Snowboard) 93.00 (Cab 1260 Double Cork Melon)
2. Seppe Smits (Belgium) 91.67 (Backside 1260 Mute)
3. Elias Elhardt (Germany) 84.00 (Backside 1080 Double Cork Mute)
4. Mikkel Bang (Norway) 83.33 (Switch Backside 1260 Mute)
For more information visit www.ttrworldtour.com
Fri 17 December 10
The morons at UK Sport who control the budgets for funding athletes for the Olympic games, have cut all spending for snowboarders and skiers in the run up to the 2014 games, despite receiving almost double the budget. Instead it will be wasted on pointless non-participation tray and blade sports
Sat 18 December 10, Alpspitz Bahn, Germany
The small German resort have invested pretty heavily this season on its terrain park, which now includes a mini stash style set of wooden jibs
Sat 18 December 10, Nevis Range, United Kingdom
The Nevis Range resort officially opened for its twenty-second winter season on Saturday 18 December. Snow had been falling on the slopes for several weeks previously, building up a good base on the upper mountain. Over 10cm of fresh snow had fallen the day before, treating customers to a day of fresh snow on a firm base, although at times visibility was fairly poor
Sat 18 December 10, Mayrhofen, Austria
The Rip Curl Sista Sessions 'Video Clip Contest' is a chance for you to share a clip of yourselves, showing off your skills rocking out on your boards on the white stuff and its in Mayrhofen, Austria taking place on the 19th until the 23st January
Sat 18 December 10, Tryvann Vinterpark, Norway
TTR Pro Snowboarding and the World Snowboard Federation together have announced the official qualification criteria for the 2012 World Snowboarding Championships set to take place February 11-19, 2012 in Oslo, Norway at the Tryvann Vinterpark resort arena
1-5 December 10
for the first time the legendary Air & Style contest will take place in the Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Beijing