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World Snowboard Tour

Air+Style Beijing 2016 Highlights

Marcus Kleveland whirled hardest to take the first – and surely not the last – Air+Style win of his young career. Check the video highlights right here…

Second place went to Seb Toutant with Darcy Sharpe coming in third in what by all accounts was another hyper-spinning backside Mute-grabbing triple-fest. Sadly we were otherwise engaged at the time and missed the live stream, but by all accounts the finals was high on mindblowing rotations, yet low on diversity and innovation. Riders will always try to put down their biggest tricks to win the bling, so is a mandatory ‘style’ jump, or even a rethink of the entire straight jump format, necessary to breath a little more life into this venerable old beast?

Finals Results

1. Marcus Kleveland 2. Sebastien Toutant 3. Darcy Sharpe 4. Roope Tonteri 5. Mark Mcmorris 6. Mons Roisland 7. Antoine Truchon 8. Mikey Ciccarelli

And we’re just confused. How can THIS have happened? (We’re also gutted we missed the world’s first Cab backside and frontside backside spins)

Yet at the same contest Marcus Kleveland does THIS?

A video posted by Norwegian Snowboard Team (@norwegian_snowboarding) on

The Air+Style machine will now roll on to Europe and its spiritual home of Innsbruck for the second stop on the tour on February 3-4 2017.

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