The premiere of the TSG King Of The Air in the evening of June 23rd, 2012 was a complete success. The crowed was stoked by the unbelievable trick performance on the 12m respectively 15m large Big Air kickers. At sunset the MTB and BMX dirt riders jumped into the night, accompanied by the happy atmosphere of the public.
The biggest highlight was brought by the 16 year old US American Nicholi Rogatkin with his Quadwhip, a world first on a dirt landing. This guarantied him the win in the BMX discipline in front of Patrick Guimez with a sweet Flipwhip. Daniel Tünte whipped himself on the third place with a Triplewhip.
In MTB we saw a tight decision between Bienvenido Albas Frontflip and Xavier Pasamontes Flipwhip, both over the 15m gap. At the end Bienve came out on top with his Frontflip. The Belgian Thomas Genon ended up third with a Double Tailwhip.
Followed by a 30 minutes jam session jury and public additionally crowned Best Trick, Best Style and Fans Favorite. This was when the creativity exploded, as the riders had many tries to land their tricks. The German Simon Moratz (BMX) took home the Best Trick title with a 360 Backflip.
Best Style won Desmond Tessemaker (BMX) with some unbelievable Supermans. This was a really tight decision, as TSG rider Thomas Genon (MTB) scored heavily with a beautiful 360 Flatspin.
Bienve Aguado Alba and the Swiss Ramon Hunziker split the price money of Fans Favorite.
More trick highlights were shown by Desmond Tessemaker (BMX) with a Pendulum to Tailwhip and a Cannonball Superman, Markus Hampl (BMX) wowed with a 360 Superman Seatgrab und Pasamonte (MTB) with a Backflip Superman.
TSG rider Daniel Wedemeijer landed during practice way to far a slightly over rotated 360 and crashed heavily. He had to go to hospital. Luckily nothing was broken and he got off with a swollen blue face. Recover fast Daniel!
Within the jury was nobody less than BMX and MTB legend Timo Pritzel, who didn’t wanted to miss our first own event. He enjoyed the mountains of Laax during some downhill sessions.
We are looking forward to next year’s event!
1. Nicholi Rogatkin, USA
2. Patrick Guimez, FRA
3. Daniel Tünte. GER
4. Desmond Tessemaker, NED
5. Hampl Markus. GER
6. Simon Moratz, GER
DNS Daniel Wedemeijer, NED
DNF Lluis Lacondeguy, ESP
1. Bienvenido Aguado Alba, ESP
2. Xavier Pasamonte, ESP
3. Thomas Genon, BEL
4. Amir Kabbani, GER
5. Kelly McGarry, NZL
6. Jonas Janssen, GER
7. Ramon Hunziker, SUI
TSG King of the Air Best Trick: Simon Moratz, BMX, with a 360Backlip
Best Style: Desmond Tessemaker, BMX, with a super extended Superman
Fans Favorite: Split between Bienvenido Aguado Alba, MTB & Ramon Hunziker, MTB