Air & Style in Munich this Saturday
Wed 09 February 11
The 6Star Nike 6.0 Air & Style Munich, Germany is set to go off this Saturday, February 12th, 2011 at the Olympic Stadium, with 16 invited professional snowboarders ready to battle it out in the dramatic head-to-head format, which has become a signature of the Air & Style events
The 6Star Nike 6.0 Air & Style Munich, Germany is set to go off this Saturday, February 12th, 2011 at the Olympic Stadium, with 16 invited professional snowboarders ready to battle it out in the dramatic head-to-head format, which has become a signature of the Air & Style events. The unique format encourages riders to push themselves making for a heated competition for a slice of the 75,000 € prize purse, the coveted "Air & Style Ring of Glory” and a maximum of 1000 TTR world ranking points. This is the third and final Air & Style event of the season, all of which are 6Star events on the Swatch TTR World Tour.
With five riders in the current Top 10 of the TTR World Ranking set to hit the massive straight iump at the Nike 6.0 Air & Style Munich, it will be a game changing result since there is only one more 6Star event, The Oakley Arctic Challenge, before the 6Star Burton US Open, where the Swatch TTR Tour Champions will be crowned. Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) is sitting comfortably in the tour lead after placing second at last weekend's Billabong Air & Style Innsbruck - Tirol and, with a solid result in Munich, has a good shot at taking his third TTR Tour Champion title. He will, however, need to contend with the likes of current World No. 4, Seppe Smits (BEL), and World No. 5, Sebastien Toutant (CAN), who both have been fairing very well at TTR events this season. Also, scheduled to compete is the fearless American rider, Sage Kostenburg, who successfully landed the world's first Cab double cork 1440 in competition last week at the Billabong Air & Style Innsbruck.
The start list for the first round of the head-to-head competition will be announced on Friday, February 11th, after the traditional rider's draw being held at the press conference in the Olympic Stadium. Eight of the 16 riders will choose a name at random to determine who they will ride against. Before the main action kicks off on Saturday 12th, the crowds will witness the winners of the 2Star Nike 6.0 Stairset Battle Tour 2010/11 event series, put on one final 3Star rail battle grand finale. All the action can be watched live on Saturday beginning at 4:30pm GMT on freecaster.com and ttrworldtour.com. The webcast will be beamed around the world for all those who can't be in Munich and will feature commentary in English and German.
Sat 12 February 11, Aspen Buttermilk, USA
Its always good seeing the homegrown do well, and Brit Dom Harington won the halfpipe competition at Aspen Butermilk on the same pipe that a few weeks ago hosted the X-Games
Sat 12 February 11, Leysin, Switzerland
Today, a piece of snowboard history went into the books as the 20th anniversary of the NESCAFÉ CHAMPS Leysin, the oldest snowboard event in Europe
Sun 13 February 11
16,500 spectators crammed into the Olympic Stadium in Munich to witness Peetu throwing down a Cab 1260 to pip Seppe Smits, Halldor Helgason and Nils Arvidsson in the super final
Tue 15 February 11, Copper Mountain, USA
Copper mountain in Colorado have announced that the High Point chairlift will be replaced with a spanking new high speed quad
Tue 15 February 11, Treble Cone, New Zealand
The 2011 Treble Cone season heralds the introduction of a new computerised ticketing system and double shift grooming to enhance the customers’ experience and the ski field’s natural features
10-12 February 11
The Nike 6.0 Air & Style Munich 2011 on February 12th 2011 in the Olympic Stadium Munich