18. Spring Battle Flachauwinkl

Mike Brindley Mike Brindley

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Apres and serious competition collide at Spring Battle where Seppe Smits has pinched the top spot for the last three years in a row. This 5-star TTR big air in Flachauwinkl, Austria, sends 18 riders down the hill for the chance to win $50,000 as well as those all important TTR tour points.

The big twist at Spring Battle comes with the judging: after the initial round on the hill, the top 8 riders pick one run to be rated by a video judging panel. Last year presented in a live show with Henry Jackson hosting, and TTR founder and former CEO Drew Stevenson sitting at the bar. It’s a bit of a shambles with boozy riders brought out to sit on a throne while their runs are aired, but that’s no reflection on the action from the hill…

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