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

Peetu Piiroinen wins Air & Style 2011 in Munich

Peetu Piiroinen wins Air & Style 2011 in Munich © Photo: Nike6.0

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.

2011 Munich Air & Style rider Seppe Smits
2011 Munich Air & Style rider Seppe Smits
Photo: Nike6.0

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."

2011 Munich Air & Style winners podium
2011 Munich Air & Style winners podium
Photo: Nike6.0

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.

2011 Munich Air & Sttle winner Peetu Piiroinen
2011 Munich Air & Sttle winner Peetu Piiroinen
Photo: Nike6.0

Munich Air & Style Results

  Place   Bib   Name Gender   Nation
    Piiroinen, Peetu M FIN
    Smits, Seppe M BEL
    Helgason, Halldor M ISL
    Arvidsson, Nils M SWE
    Toutant, Sebastien M CAN
    Morgan, Ethan Nicholas M GER
    Badertscher, Ulrik M NOR
    Stock, Werner M AUT
    Koski, Markku M FIN
  10    Haller, Christian M SUI
  11    Kotsenburg, Sage M USA
  12    Podladtchikov, Iouri M SUI
  13    Koenig, Peter M AUT
  14    Malin, Markus M FIN
  15    Aguirre, Mason M USA
  16    Korpi, Janne M FIN
 

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