Haakonsen, Benedek, and more compete in Historic Style Session

Innsbruck, 13th December 2012

Snowboarding Legends compete in Historic Style Session

For day 1 of Air & Style's anniversary event an unprecedented field of legendary riders strap up for the Burn Style Session at the Billabong Air & Style Innsbruck-Tyrol 2013. Friday February 1st 2013:

Benedek, Haakonsen, Nyvelt, Basich, Walsh, Davis, Mosesson, Gruber, Longo, Grilc and more, take flight.

Fans dreams come true on February 1st 2013: Mike Basich, Terje Haakonsen, Wolle Nyvelt, David Benedek and Marko Grilc riding together in the same contest.  Believe it, then wrap your head around it, and then dont miss it.

The burn Style Session brings 20 of the most influential riders of the past 20 years together for the 20th Air & Style season anniversary. Heroes of snowboarding past and present on the finest setup for big-time megaramp snowboarding, focusing on Style thrown rather than the standard Air & Style judging criteria. For an intrigueing twist, the rotations and corks are strictly limited and the Bergisel legends have to focus on perfect grabs, long drawn-out tricks and creative combos. Adapted rules and the handpicked field of riders make for a tasty tidbit of stylish snowboarding at its best, and create a truly once in a lifetime contest. Confirmed riders are: Terje Haakonsen / Devun Walsh / David Benedek / Danny Davis / Wolle Nyvelt / Hampus Mosesson / Steve Gruber / Arthur Longo / Marko Grilc / Mike Basich / Gigi Rüf.

The feast is being garnished by the presence of at least 15 of 17 former Air & Style winners since 1994 – from Reto Lamm (1994) to Stefan Gimpl (1999/2000/2001) and David Benedek (2002) to Peetu Piroiinen (2012), who will receive a special kind of tribute live on stage – with a Jam Session of roughly 44 riders hitting the megaramp at the Billabong Air & Style Innsbruck-Tirol 2013 on Friday and Saturday. Shooting Star Left Boy live on stage is being served up as an appetizer. An encore performance of their 2004 Air & Style show by German hip hop legends Die Fantastischen Vier is the icing on the cake of a surely legendary evening.

On Saturday February 2nd the world´s best riders are competing in the Billabong Air & Style Innsbruck-Tirol 2013 for 1000 World Snowboard Tour points, a mountain of prize money, the Ring of Glory and loads of pride and reputation. Defending champion Peetu Piiroinen will have to go big again to keep contenders led by Stale Sandbech at bay. The massive progression at the recent Air & Style Beijing, bringing the first triple corks in Air & Style history, is sure to drive the level of riding beyond any fan's wildest imagination. Kraftklub from Germany and US-based rapper Mac Miller will be on stage pumping the heat between rounds on Day 2 of the Billabong Air & Style Innsbruck-Tirol 2013.




1st and 2nd of February 2013



Bergisel Stadium Innsbruck


Friday 1st February 2013:



Doors open

18:20 – 18.50:                        Jam Session Air & Style riders

18.55 – 19.20:                        Burn Style Session round 1

19.20 – 20.00:                        Left Boy live on Ö3-stage

20.00 – 20.30:                        Burn Style Session round 2

21.00 – 22.00:                        Die Fantastischen Vier live on Ö3-stage

Saturday 2nd February 2013



Doors open

16.00 – 18.45:


Billabong Air & Style round 1 & 2

18.50 – 19.30:


Kraftklub live on stage

19.35 – 21.00:


Billabong Air & Style round 3 & superfinal

21.00 – 22.00:                        Mac Miller live on stage



One-day tickets: Friday 36 € / Saturday 43 €

Two-day ticket: 69 €


Tickets are available on www.air-style.com <http://www.air-style.com> .