The Air + Style Bejing 2014 just went down and the show was unique. 24 selected riders, from all over the world, went to China for the first of the three Air + Style competitions. Looking at the rider list, well-known name are present starting from 4 World Rookie Champions and other 11 riders took part at leat ones in the World Rookie Tour. Moreover, all the three riders on the podium have been part of the World Rookie Tour, a clear example: the winner Emil Ulsletten was World Rookie Champion in 2011.
This event was another confirm that if you want to be a future snowboard star, your first step is to take part in the World Rookie Tour and challenge yourself with the other young riders from all over the world. Keita Inamura, the last World Rookie Champion for the winter season 2013.14, put down some incredible tricks showing his high level of riding. Some other famous name of snowboarding like Stale Sandbech, Torgeir Bergrem, Seppe Smits, Kim Rune Hansen, Mathias Weissenbacher and Tor Lundstrom made their first steps in the snowboard world thanks to the World Rookie Tour events.
Going back to the Air + Style Bejing 2014, Emil Ulsletten (NOR) is the winner of the event. The Norwegian rider prevailed in a world-class Superfinal of the best four riders with a Switch Backside Triple Cork 1440 Mute Grab over Stale Sandbech (NOR), Torgeir Bergrem (NOR) and Maxence Parrot (CAN). With his last run he managed to pull the wining trick on the world ́s biggest artificial snowboard ramp. His victory at the 1st of the 3 A+S tour stops in front of a total of 15,000 thousand spectators pays off with a good chance to qualify for one of the 8 open spots at the A+S in LA and the major share of the 100,000 US-$ prize money.
Just after the event, Emil Ulsletten (NOR) said: „This is the biggest thing that ever happened to me. To be on the top of the Air + Style podium is a dream coming true.”
The 2nd tour stop, the Air + Style Innsbruck – Tirol 2015 presented by Opel on the 16th and 17th of January is going to bring the biggest Band-Line-up in its history. The 5 Live Acts are: CRO the rapper with the panda mask; Bad Things, Shaun White’s Band; Kool Savas, a Hip- Hop legend from Berlin; Modestep, electronic sounds from London and Rakede, the Crossover-specialists.
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TICKET-INFORMATION AIR + STYLE INNSBRUCK – TIROL 2015 presented by Opel
Friday, 16th of January 2015:
• Free entry for children up to the age of 14 and their accompanying parent • Tickets are limited and exclusive available at all branches of Raiffeisen
Saturday, 17th of January 2015:
• Grandstand tickets € 43,00*
• VIP-Tickets € 135,00
• Tickets available in all Ö-ticket stores and all branches of Raiffeisen, online on
*Including pre sale charge/ reduced tickets for TT-Club members and Raiffeisen-Club members. Ticket includes: 50% discount on a one day lift pass in the ski resorts: Axamer Lizum, Kühtai and Nordkette (winter season 2014/2015). Free use of all IVB buses on the event weekend.
CONFIRMED ATHLETES AIR + STYLE INNSBRUCK – TIROL 2015 presented by Opel
Eric Willett – USA
Kim Rune Hansen – Norvegia
Maxence Parrot – Canada
Antoine Truchon – Canada
Sven Thorgren – Svezia
Stale Sandbech – Novegia
Sage Kotsenburg – USA
Sebastien Toutant – Canada
Torgeir Bergrem – Norvegia
Peetu Piiroinen – Finlandia
Mathias Weissenbacher – Austria
Kyle Mack – USA
Mans Hedberg – Svezia
Tor Lundstrom – Svezia
Emil Ulsletten – Norvegia
Roope Tonteri – Finlandia
Niklas Mattsson – Svezia
Werner Stock – Austria