Peetu Piiroinen wins Air & Style 2011 in Munich
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
The 6Star Nike 6.0 Air & Style went off tonight in Munich, Germany where Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) threw down a Cab 1260 on the straight jump and a frontblunt 270 out on the rail section in the super finals to take home the win. With his victory tonight, Peetu took home an abundance of prizes including a large share of the € 75,000 prize purse, the coveted "Air & Style Ring of Glory" and 1000 Swatch TTR World Ranking points. Peetu remains in the TTR World No. 1 position and strengthened his tour lead after earning some major TTR points in Munich.
It was an exciting night in Munich with over 16,500 spectators in attendance at the Olympic Stadium where 16 of the worlds top snowboarders dropped into the massive straight jump, followed by a staircase that featured four different rail options. The Air & Style events are famous for the unique head-to-head tournament style format where the rider field is cut in half each round until there are only four remaining riders who battle it out for the win.
It came down to Peetu Piiroinen, Seppe Smits (BEL), Halldor Helgason (ICL) and Nils Arvidsson (SWE) in the super final who all threw down some impressive tricks. In the end, Peetu prevailed with his Cab 1260 and was very happy about his win saying, "This Air & Style was so good to me. I did all three Air & Styles this year and got fifth in Beijing and second in Innsbruck, now first here, so I got better step by step. It feels amazing. And, when I think about the TTR ranking I for sure want to finish in the top three."
Second place finisher, Seppe Smits, was super consistent all night stomping just about every single trick he attempted. His best scoring trick was his own variation of the Cab 1260 combined with a frontside noseslide to pretzel out in the final round. His second place here in Munich moved him into TTR World No. 2. And, coming in third place was Halldor, who was pushing his limits to take the last spot on the podium.
Munich Air & Style Results
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The Nike 6.0 Air & Style Munich 2011 on February 12th 2011 in the Olympic Stadium Munich