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Air+Style Beijing 2015 – Mega Gallery

[Max Parrot won the whole shebang thanks to a front 14 triple and a back 14 triple. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi]

The Air+Style’s been dropping in on China since 2010 and now, since the establishment of the Air+Style tour, serves as the first of the series’ triple-header of Big Airs.

Our Photo Ed swung by to witness the freakish level of high-performance snowboarding and shot this gallery of photos documenting the action and more of the behind-the-scenes stuff that you don’t see so much of these days. Including riders on hoverboards…

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Not a bad-looking venue. The Birds Nest stadium. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
The setup. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Kim Rune Hansen drops in to training. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Mathias Weissenbacher. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Darcy Sharpe was bringing the heat in the earlier rounds. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Hoverboards are the new hype for today’s pros. Kim Rune Hansen goes to infinity and beyond. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Marcus Kleveland in the goldfish bowl. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
What did we tell you about hoverboards. Hansen and McMorris ready to roll. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
The riders’ locker room. About to get more messy. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Yuki Kadono's blatant sledging failed to distract Tor Lundström in the earlier rounds. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Tor thinking “Yuki, you great big dick.” Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
People might bemoan the lack of style in Air+Style these days, but Sven Thorgren’s back 180 Method was a thing of beauty. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Emil Ulsletten. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Ståle Sandbech chews the fat with Air+Style’s Benny Wetscher. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Niklas Mattsson playing the waiting game. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Mattsson is super underrated in our opinion. Dude's so sick. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Sage Kotsenburg is very metal. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Plus Sage also has style for days. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Sven Thorgren has mad pop. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Sven also proved popular in the autograph session. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Mark McMorris and Niklas Mattsson share bantz on the lift to the drop in. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Marcus Kleveland was knocked out in the qualifiers, but we're sure the experience of throwing down at a major even will prove valuable for the future. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Dudes being dudes. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Benny Wetscher is also a dude. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Guess that answers the age old question of how many snowboarders can you get not quite inside an MG hatchback. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Reflection of an unknown aerialist. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
This isn’t the first time we’ve said this, but we’re hyped on Torgeir Bergrem’s style. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Magically, the entire jump managed to fit into a snowglobe. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Mark McMorris feeling the stoke. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Ståle goldfished. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Sebbe de Buck and Tor Lundström. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Mons Roisand. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Sage Kotsenburg. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Sebbe de Buck in the qualifiers. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Tor loves his bindings and you can’t touch them. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
It's safe to say Max Parrot has triple corks pretty much dialled. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Max Parrot ponders the possibility of Pentacorks. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Selfie time for McMorris and friend. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
It's also safe to say Mark McMorris also has triple corks pretty much dialled. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Zim zimmer. Who got the keys to ma… MG. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Eric Willett getting all corked up. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Darcy Sharpe. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Yuki Kadono got his back triple 16 down, but couldn't manage the switch version this time. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Yuki Kadono. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Media moment for Max Parrot after claiming the win. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
The podium. 1st – Max Parrot. 2nd – Mark McMorris. 3rd – Sven Thorgren. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi

And if you like your images of the moving variety, make sure you check out our videos of all the stompers from the Air+Style Beijing Super Final.

Lonely Chinese 5-0. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi

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