Poney Session 2012 - Wrap-Up

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Poney Session 2012 – Wrap-Up

Michi Stanschitz

The infamous Poney Session once again rocked the French resort of Saint Lary last weekend, celebrating their 10-year anniversary in style.  Norwegian Jonas Steen walked away with the slopestyle title, and if you want to know more then read on…

One of the most beautifull page has been written during Poney session 2012 !

From 8-11 March the Poney Session crew celebrated a decade of their shindig with an epic park, great riding and some heavy partying in the evenings. The theme was ‘hunting and fishing’ so it was common to see riders in moose hats, MCs dressed in their best waders and DJs in birdwatching towers, which certainly made for a surreal spectacle.

JJ Roux replete with moose hat

The park was perfect, with a Salomon stair set wall, Burn Big Air (complete with duck pond), A Dakine kicker with a 9m pole launch on the side and finally a Carlsberg bonk cartridge and a flat-down Horsefeathers rail. The riders, who’d swarmed in from all over Europe, lapped up the course and put down some epic stunts. The slopestyle contest proper was nabbed by Jonas Steen who blew minds with his double 12 to cab 10 combos on the booters. There were also awards for the Best Rookie and the Best Tricks on specific hits meaning the love got spread around the   dudes nicely.

There was some sick stuff going down outside the park too: the rink was customized with bar and exhibitions, such as paintings by BIZMUT and a shoot with our snapper Matt Georges to name a couple. And once the sun had set on the days of riding it’s all about the party on Saturday night: 800 people shook their assed to 7 DJs till the early morning. All in all, one hell of a way to celebrate the event’s 10-year anniversary!

Jonas Steen bossed it.


1 – Jonas Steen
 Norway 5000 €
2 – Thomas Delfino
 France 2500 €
3 – Victor De Le Rue
 France 1500 €
4 – Chris Kröll
 Austria 1000 €
5 – Sami Luthanen
 Finland 500 €
6 – Niklas Aksmir
 Sweden 300 €
7 – Aljosa Krivec Slovenia 200 €
8 – Enzo Nilo
9 – Aleski Kumpulainen
10 – Mathieu Justafré France

Sami Luthanen
 Finland 1000 €

SALOMON Stairset
1) Sami Luthanen (Finland)- Fs 270 Hardway to 270 out
 500 €
2) JJ Roux (France) – 50/50 to front flip
 150 €
Sully Monod (France) – Fs boardslide bagle
 150 €
3) Aleski Kumpulainen

(Finland) 200 €

BURN Big Air
1) Jonas Steen (Norway) – Double cork 1260
 500 €
2) Sami Luthanen (Finland) – Fs 1080 double cork
 300 €
3) Gerome Mathieu (France)- 1080 front tail

 200 €

DAKINE Perfect
1) Aljosa Krivec (Slovenia)- Bs 1260 double cork
 500 €
2) Sami Luthanen (Finland) – Double rodéo back 900
 300 €
3) Enzo Nilo (France) – Fs 1080 200 €


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