report | official Billabong press release|11,000 enthusiastic spectators at soldout Bergisel Stadium experience another boost in the level of snowboarding with the first ever Cab 1440 Double Cork stomped in a contest| Innsbruck, February 5, 2011 – The winner of the Billabong Air & Style Innsbruck-
Tirol 2011 is Mark McMorris from Canada. In the 4 man Super Final in front of 11,000 spectators at the soldout Bergisel Stadium he conquered first place with a Cab 1260 Double Cork and 94 points over Peetu Piroiinen (2nd/88.67 points) and Austrian Werner Stock (3rd/83.67 points) and surprise finalist Nils Arvidsson (4th/24.67 points) Andrew Hourmont, founder of the Air & Style: „It is hard to believe but the riders pushed the riding level even further compared to last year and also the Air & Style in Beijing. Once again snowboarding history was written at the Air & Style. Thanks to the riders, the bands and the crowd for a thrilling evening.“
Winner of both the Air & Style Beijing 2010 and this year´s X-Games, Sebastien Toutant (CAN) was beaten in the first round by Sage Kotsenburg (USA), who stomped the first ever Cab 1440 Double Cork in a contest (!!). Last year´s winner Marko Grilc (SLO) was beaten in Round 2 by Nils Arvidsson (SWE). With the second place Peetu Piroiinen took over the lead in the TTR World Tour Ranking.
Torgeir Bergrem from Norway won the Rookie Challenge ahead of Swiss rider Patrick Burgener, both claiming a spot with the Top 16 in the main contest. British rider Jamie Nicholls finished third in the rookie contest.
Results Top 16
1. Mark MCMORRIS CAN Burton 94.00 Points 2. Peetu PIROIINEN FIN Nike 6.0 88.67 3. Werner STOCK AUT Burton 83.67 4. Nils Arvidsson SWE Ripcurl 24.67 5. Seppe SMITS BEL Burton 6. Torgeir BERGREM NOR Volvom 7. Sage KOTSENBURG USA Nike 6.0 8. Marko Grilc SLO Burton 9. Sebastien Toutant CAN O´Neill 10. Antti AUTTI FIN Billabong 11. Peter KÖNIG AUT Forum 12. Robbie WALKER AUS Billabong 13. Marco KÄPPELI SUI Forum 14. Scotty LAGO USA Billabong 15. Patrick BURGENER SUI Nitro 16. Markus MALIN FIN 32
Results Rookie Challenge