[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
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Kim Rune Hansen drops in to training. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Mathias Weissenbacher. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
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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
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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
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Ståle Sandbech and Oakley marketing honcho Lasse Anderson. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Niklas Mattsson playing the waiting game. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
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Sage Kotsenburg is very metal. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Plus Sage also has style for days. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
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Sven also proved popular in the autograph session. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Mark McMorris and Niklas Mattsson share batz on the lift to the drop in. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
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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 a Mini. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
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This isn't the first time we've said this, but we're hyped on Torgeir Bergrem's style. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Magically, the jump managed to fit in a goldfish bowl. 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
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Sebbe de Buck in the qualifiers. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Tor loves his bindings. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
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Max Parrot ponders the possibility of Pentacorks. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Selfie time for McMorris and friend. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
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Zim zimmer. Who got the keys to ma... Mini. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Eric Willett getting all corked up. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
Darcy Sharpe. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi
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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.

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