Peetu Piiroinen wins the 2012 Innsbruck Air&Style
Sun 05 February 12
P2 was throwing his Backside 1260 mute grabs all night and earned himself first place in the 6Star Billabong Air&Style. Belgium boy Seppe Smits took 2nd place and the overall 2012 TTR Big Air Tour Trophy
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.
Sun 05 February 12, Canada Olympic Park , Canada
The 4th Annual 2012 Burton Canadian Open presented by MINI ended the week with Ryo Aono and Queralt Castellet winning the halfpipe competition, and Chas Guldemond and Jamie Anderson taking the slopestyle titles
Tue 07 February 12
You'll need to wait until the end of March to watch the full 2hr BrainFarm feature, but this short edit will wet your appetitie
Thu 09 February 12, Glenshee, United Kingdom
Snowfall Slow In Cold Alps But Heavy In The South
Thu 09 February 12
Zoe Gilling’s, reached her 3rd World Cup final of the season in Blue Mountain, Canada, finishing in a remarkable 5th place.
Thu 09 February 12
Running from Feb 10th to 19th The World Snowboarding Championships (WSC) is the first championships run directly by snowboarders since 1999.
2-4 February 12
Billabong Air & Style heads to Innsbruck - Tirol for the 2012 event.