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Rocket Air 2012, what an event! At the final on Saturday evening 15 of the worlds best riders from 7 countries performed a spectacular show on an extremely high level. The entertainment was perfect for the completely crowded ice skating rink in Thun, the spectators could witness flip and trick combos that were not even thought possible last year.
Martin Söderström from Sweden made amends for 2011 and was just able to edge out last years winner TSG’s Sam Pilgrim to take the crown. Martin laid down a run with heavy trick combos like Barspin to tailwhip or 360 double whip. But not that Sam was out of his element, Sam smashed some big 720s and Frontflips to stay well in the contest. But Martin just managed to keep his nose in front! Third after Söderström and Pilgrim was the young Frenchman Antoine Bizet, using impressive flip combinations. On a great 4th place came TSG’s Thomas Genon.
The TEVA TRICK Showdown was also a big hit with the spectators on Friday night. TSG ambassador Ramon Hunziker managed to wow the crowd with stylish 360 combos winning the FANS FAVORITE!! The BEST TRICK went to the Frenchman Yannick Granieri and the BEST STYLE award went to Martin Söderström.
Congratulation to all TSG riders! It was impressive and fun watching!
1. Martin Söderström
2. Sam Pilgrim
3. Antoine Bizet
4. Thomas Genon
5. Sam Reynolds
6. John Alm Högman
7. Louis Rebould
8. Jakub Vencl
9. Patrick Leitner
10. Clemens Kaudela
11. Bienvenido Alba
12. Ray Samson
13. Tomas Zejda
14. Teo Gustavsson
15. Yannick Granieri
The Rocket Air is ready to kick-off this friday. Around 1500 pallets arrived for the landing and the starter list is set.
15 invitated pro riders and 10 riders that pre-qualify on friday are set for the qualification of this silver event of the FMB World Tour. Sam Pilgrim, Amir Kabbani, Thomas Genon and Ramon Hunziker of the TSG Team will definitely bring the ice hockey arena to a boil and rock the show.
The spectacular and trick friendly course now features at the end a quarter pipe and a wall with 2 jumps for even more action.
Small riders striving for the pros can train on the TSG Kids Parcours, located behind the ice arena.
Qualified riders are:
Sam Pilgrim Martin Söderström Sam Reynolds Yannick Granieri Amir Kabbani Ramon Hunziker Tomas Zejda Anthony Rocci Blake Samson Raymond Samson Danny Pace Teo Gustavson Antoine Bizet Thomas Genon Henrik Tafel
Due to the hard weather conditions on the 1. and 2. event day, there was a slight change for the schedule. Big ease, when Vienna’s weather conditions on Sunday were acceptable for a great final. Vienna saw plenty of big names, and in the end it was the contest-dominating Sams (Pilgrim and Reynolds) from Great Britain who took the podium places, joined by Andreu Lacondeguy with a convincing performance. The extreme high trick level on the generously constructed jumps was once again prove for the awesome progression freeride mtb saw in the last years.
Sam Pilgrim made absolutely clear, that he is the ultimate factor in the dirt and slopestyle disciplines at the moment. Already in his first run, that was not to be topped by any of the 30 finalists, he showed a backflip table at the step down, followed by a backflip no hand, a 360 tailwhip, completed with a 720, that brought him the highest score of the day.
Sam Reynolds kicked a backflip at the step down, a backflip no hand, a flipwhipand finally a 360 tailwhip at the last obstacle, resulting in second place. Andreu Lacondeguy impressed the judges with a backflip from the step down, an extreme fat flipwhip, followed by a 360 flatspin at the third obstacle as well as a 360 tailwhip at the last jump.
FINAL RESULTS VIENNA AIR KING 2012:
1. Sam Pilgrim (GBR, TSG, NS BIKES)
2. Sam Reynolds (GBR, POLYGON)
3. Andreu Lacondeguy (ESP, YT INDUSTRIES)
4. Szymon Godziek (POL, DARTMOOR BIKES)
5. Linus Sjöholm (SWE, YT INDUSTRIES)
6. Jakub Vencl (CZE, ROSE VERSAND)
7. Amir Kabbani (GER, TSG, MONGOOSE)
8. Loius Reboul (FRA, YT INDUSTRIES)
9. Thomas Genon (BEL, TSG, UMF VELO TEAM)
10. Patrick Leitner (AUT, TSG)
11. Lance McDermott (GBR, SARACEN BIKES)
12. Antoine Bizet (FRA, KONA)
13. Tomas Zejda (CZE, DARTMOOR BIKES)
14. Bartek Obukowicz (POL, NS BIKES)
15. Ray Samson (GBR)
16. Pavel Alekhin (RUS, HELLRIDE)
17. Simon Kirchmann (GER, BERGAMONT)
18. Marcin Rot (POL)
19. Blake Samson (GBR)
20. Bienvenido Aguado (ESP,TSG, YT INDUSTRIES)
For more information please visit the official homepage of the Vienna Air King: http://www.vienna-air-king.at/en/home/index.html
Vienna Air King on facebook: www.facebook.com/viennaairking
They are going to introduce 2 different athlete license categories: amateur (AM) and professional (PRO), helping young and upcoming riders and enable them to participate in the FMB Word Tour. Riders with AM license will be able to collect ranking points counting towards a European or North American AM ranking list.
Several steps have been taken to regulate the invitation process for FMB World Tour events, to ensure that riders are given the best opportunity to improve their ranking. Diamond and Gold events will be required to guarantee a certain amount of starting places for the the top Pro Riders. Same for Silver and Bronze event, they have to guarantee starting places for PRO and AM riders.
For more detailed information, visit http://fmbworldtour.com
Athletes can register on the FMB World Tour website: http://www.fmbworldtour.com/en/riders/rider-registration.html.
Rocket Air is getting ready to rock the Ice rink of Thun. After two very successful years, the only FMB Silver Event in Switzerland is moving into its third year. On the 13-14th of April be prepared to witness some of the best mountain bikers from around the world come and compete for a total of 10`500- Swiss Francs in prize money. Some say that Rocket Air is “the event with the best Atmosphere” and this year is not going to be any different!! The recipe for the this “special” atmosphere involves two important ingredients, the first is the up close feeling and the second is that the course is complete surrounded by spectators, literally! Having doubled the amount of spectators last year they are looking to reach the 7000 mark with Rocket Air 2012.
We are proud to support Rocket Air since the beginning. It’s a perfect fit for us in order to promote and push slopestyle in Switzerland.
This year we also do something for the upcoming riders. At the TSG Kids Parcours the next bike generation can test and prove their abilities and most importantly have fun. Bikes in all sizes and TSG kids helmets and protection gear are available.
Watch Sam Pilgrim defending his title from last year and expect Amir Kabbani and more TSG riders to show up.
For full program check: rocketair.ch
We are proud to be supporter of the QParks Snowboard and Freeski Tour. The QParks stuff is equipped with TSG helmets and protection gear.
Learn more about the QParks Tour here: http://qparkstour.com/
Congratulation to our ambassador Viktor Szigeti for winning Plan B in Schladming and also best Trick with a Frontflip out of the Pooljam. (photo: http://www.rolandhaschka.com)
With winter seasons start, we awoke our fortune fairy to draw the 3 winners of our winter competition.
The winter competition was running at diverse events we exhibited.
The lucky winners are
1. Dimitris Vallis, Greece (150 € voucher)
2. Thomas Müller, Germany (100 € voucher)
3. Lena Jarissen, Germany (50 € voucher)
Winners will be notified by email.