The legendary Air & Style big air contest, known as one of snowboarding’s biggest international spectacles, this year will feature a rail jam as a new contest category: The Nike 6.0 Stairset Battle Final.
The TTR 3-Star event is the Grand Finale of the Nike 6.0 Stairset Battle Tour 2010/11, a series of official TTR 2-Star events that has visited nine snow resorts all over Europe since kicking off in Castleford, UK on December 10th, 2010. Every tour stop winner was rewarded with a ticket to the finals to compete against invited 9 of the best jibbers in front of 25,000 spectators at Munich Olympic Stadium.
The rail obstacle is based on the ones build for the tour, but for the final it’s an XXL version of the stair set with some extra features; 20 stairs, a marble kinked ledge, low-to-high ledge, straight- and kinked rail.
By taking it from the streets to the stadium, this relatively young contest category will bring the Air & Style to a new level.
With a total purse of $20,000 in prize money and confirmed international top pros including Keegan Valaika, Ethan Deiss, Marc Swoboda and Nick Visconti among others, everything is coming together for a great event.
With the level of tricks and excitement for jib sessions throughout the tour, this promises to be a great finish. See you in Munich!
1. SBT Winner #1 Tom Guilmard - ENG
2. SBT Winner #2 Wessel van Lierop - NED
3. SBT Winner #3 Böris Bühler - SUI
4. SBT Winner #4 Pierre Rué - FRA
5. SBT Winner #5 Eirik Nesse - NOR
6. SBT Winner #6 Denis Leontyev - RUS
7. SBT Winner #7 Juan Polanco - ESP
8. SBT Winner #8 Flo Achenrainer - AUT
9. SBT Winner #9 Chris Boehnke - GER
10. Marc Swoboda - AUT
11. Jamie Nicholls - ENG
12. Gulli Gudmundsson - ICE
13. Wojtek Pawlusiak - POL
14. Eiki Helgason - ICE
15. Keegan Valaika - USA
16. Ethan Deiss - USA
17. Mike Casanova - USA
18. Nick Visconti - USA