• The 2012 Billabong Air & Style, Innsbruck Tirol - Highlights and recap

The 2012 Billabong Air & Style, Innsbruck Tirol - Highlights and recap

Finnish rider Peetu Piiroinen wins the Billabong Air & Style Innsbruck-Tirol 2012 ahead of Seppe Smits (BEL) and Niklas Mattsson (SWE) / Seppe Smits crowned TTR Big Air Champion 2012 / 12,500 in completely sold out stadium

With every ticket, pass and overage slot completely sold out the world´s best snowboarders were in the highest of spirits despite record-breaking cold weather at the Billabong Air & Style Innsbruck-Tirol 2012.

In the Superfinal Peetu Piiroinen prevailed with Backside 1260 Mute Grab (91.70 points) over Seppe Smits (91.13) and Niklas Mattsson (89.53), who came from the event qualification rounds to finish on the podium in third place. With his second place finish, Seppe Smits tallied up enough series points to become the TTR World Tour Big Air Champion title for 2012. As always Air & Style’s perfectly shaped kicker delivered incredible riding from the start of the night in packed stadium. The crazed crowd partied like there was no tomorrow and danced the below freezing degrees away to live performances by Sido and the Beatsteaks.

Andrew Hourmont, founder of the Air & Style: "Neither snowboarders nor fans let the weather deter or intimidate them at all and showed the world, as they have done in all of the previous years, what the Air & Style stands for. Air & Style is sports, music and fun, whether temperatures are -20, or +20. And year after year the riders raise their game and boost their trick portfolio even more".