Hello ladies and gentlemen,
Philipp and me had the Pleasure to ride the Rookie Session at the Nokia Air & Style in Munich last week. It was just incredible!!! The whole event was amazing: the organisation, the people, the riding... just everything. The event took place on Saturday 3rd December; it began with our rookie session, this means 10 invited young riders from all over the globe Luke Mitrani, Mikkel Bang, Marco Smolla, Juuso Laivisto... tried to show their best run (2 runs) to win a wildcard for the next years. Mikkel Bang showed the best skills and went home with this award.
Afterwards the main event started with 16 of the best snowboarders in the world. This event was held as a K.O. system. In the first two rounds, two riders had to ride against each other in two runs and the better one goes into the next round. These two rounds already showed the highest snowboarding level I have ever seen, like double corked 1260 from David Benedek, switch double Backflips from Eero Ettala, clean Cab and frontside 1260 from Antti Autti and Shaun White and many other incredible tricks, even a one footed Bs 720 try from Nicolas Müller, this really reminded me of playing Amped on my Xbox. Finally Benedek, Autti, Mattila and Travis rice made it into the super final where this hard level was going on.
At the End Travis Rice took home the Ring of Glory after he nailed his super clean double backflip bs 180. Afterwards Billy Talent and Seed made some good noise for the 25.000 people in the stadium. All I can say the whole Air & Style 06 was insane! For more info, pictures or movies check out www.air-style.com, www.shralp.com or www.isenseven.de.
All the best,