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A super riders list and live web casting annouced for the Air&Style 2006, one of thr most respected snowboard event in the south of Europe.

Web Casting for the Air&style 06

Nokia Air & Style 06 on December 2nd 19:00 CET in Munich will be available live and on-demand following an exclusive partnership between Freecaster and Air & Style.

This partnership makes the world’s largest snowboard, FMX & live music event accessible to millions of viewers.

“Offering Air & Style LIVE is a challenge for Freecaster since the shear reach of our network makes it a challenge to predict the traffic we will generate,” says Raymond Dulieu, founder of Freecaster. “We stand for high quality, free access to video on the Internet and I want to do my best to offer Freecaster viewers the same level of LIVE quality that they are used to from our video on-demand service,” he adds.

To ensure the best possible viewer experience, Freecaster receives technical support by ISP Interoute and Apple Computer. After awarding Freecaster the Apple Design Award for Best QuickTime Content for Entertainment in 2004, Apple Computers again recognize Freecaster’s innovativeness by supporting its development.

Any website can offer its viewers the LIVE feed with English commentary of this year’s Nokia Air & Style Munich 06 without redirecting their viewers. A simple link to launch the Freecaster player next to the hosting homepage is all it takes. Visit the following page to learn more about how to integrate the stream on your website.


Viewers will need QuickTime 7.1 to access the feed as well as a DSL Internet connection. To receive the most up-to-date Nokia Air & Style 06 video news, viewers should sign up to the Freecaster snowboard newsletter. Freecaster is the source for sports and music beyond TV.

Riders List and Program for Air&style 2006


Hampus Mosesson(SWE), Mathieu Crepel (FRA), Shaun White(USA) And More – Battle for 1000 TTR Championships Points at – The 6(Six) Star TTR Event The Nokia Air And Style – Olympic Stadium – Munich, Germany

Munich, Germany – The Olympic Stadium, located in the heart of the Bavarian capital will erupt to the roar of thousands of kids, adrenalin filling FMX action and, by far the spectacle of the night, the clash of the World’s very best professional snowboarders, including none other than Olympic champion Shaun White(USA), reining Nokia Air&Style Champion Hampus Mosesson(SWE), TTR World Champion Mathieu Crepel(FRA) and local crowd favorite, the Top 16 TTR competitor David Benedek(GER).

Taking place on Saturday 2nd December, 2007, The Nokia Air and Style is Europe’s biggest annual urban stadium event. It is also the first 6(six) Star event of the 2006/2007 TTR World Snowboard Tour and will deliver up to 1000 TTR points per rider depending on his final result.

Arena Tickets are already sold out and with 25,000 spectators expected, this will be the TTR’s largest European based inner city snowboard gathering and the largest man-made ramp ever ridden. At 43 meters high, 172 meters long and with a gap of 7.5 meters situated 17 meters over the ground, the 355 ton steel structure, coated with 100 tons of snow will be monumental to architects and snowboards alike. A must see.

The Saturday night program showcases rookie action from some of the TTR’s finest young snowboard dominators. Mikkel Bang(NOR), Christian Haller(SUI), Iouri Podladtchikov(RUS) and local ripper Marco Smolla(GER) will be up against top junior stars such Jusso Laivisto(FIN) who’s rookie win at the Malmi&Oksanen Invitational was followed by impressive performances at the O’Neill SB Jam and 2nd in the Burton European Open Junior Slopestyle last year opened his doors to the international spotlights and other German junior rippers like Benny Urban or the Strauss twins who will be hard to split when it comes to a win. Both are riding exceptionally well after a great Southern Hemisphere season. The top rookie will secure a ticket with the big boys, and join the top 16 at the Air & Style in 2007.

And, as with many “Major’s” on the TTR World Snowboard Tour, the evening’s premier spectacle will be on the sixteen pre selected riders. Hampus Mosesson(SWE) as 2006 Nokia Air and Style champion and will certainly be out to hold back the heavy hitting competitors which include France’s Mathieu Crepel who had already proved that he is capable of a win in Munich by finishing a close second to Mosesson last year. (Crepel then went on to secure a blistering season of results culminating in his winning of the TTR World Tour Championships Crown.)

Furthermore, and undoubtedly the best rider in the world right now, Olympic champion and USA household name, Shaun White’s(USA) presence at the event is going to be atomic. The red headed wonder boy did not lose one competition last year. He was the most consistent, most progressive and most exposed rider of last year, if not of all times. His unprecedented runs at the Honda Session at Vail, an Olympic Halfpipe gold medal and back-to-back wins at the Burton US Open simply defined him as the icon of tomorrow and the fiercest competitor period.

So, with one defending event champion, a current Olympic Halfpipe icon and the current reining TTR World Champion converging in front of thousands of raging fans, the night spectacle will without a doubt be the ‘clash of the titans,’ setting the stage for the next five months of back to back, world class snowboard action.

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Nokia Air & style 06 riders list
Hampus Mosesson SWE Quiksilver
Mathieu Crepel FRA Quiksilver, Rossignol
Nicolas Müller SUI Burton
Sani Alibabic AUT Burton
Andy Finch USA Palmer
Chris Kröll AUT Voelkl
Travis Rice USA DC, Oakley
Risto Mattila FIN Flow, Billabong
Antti Autti FIN Flow, Billabong
Marc-Andre Tarte CAN Voelkl
Heikki Sorsa FIN Burton
Christophe Schmidt GER Salomon
David Benedek GER Salomon
Shaun White USA Burton
Eero Ettala FIN NItro
Torstein Horgmo NOR DC, Rome

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Modena Skipass Freestyle Meeting – 28Oct 1Nov

With Temperatures dropping and smell of winter firmly in the air, the international WSF calendar is ready to start with a huge event in Italy during the Modena Skipass. An Annual Italian freestyle meeting from 28th of October to the 1st of November that attend 150.000 visitors. On 31 October there will be a 2 Star event with some WSF rookies invited as international guest!!

Skipass Italian Freestyle Meeting 2006, 5th edition more and more freestyle, the event in which all the Freestyle sports (both emergent and consolidated ones) will be gathered: Snowboard, Skate, Bmx, Roller, Kite, Surfing, Break-Dance & Hip-Hop and Motocross Freestyle with back flip show!!!

3D Graphics of the structure

As usual a huge quantity of people will take part in the exposition: freestylers, people fond of freestyle and technical companies exposing their goods and organising demos and shows for the public with their best athletes.

Skipass Italian Freestyle Meeting organises the most exciting and important contests on the national scene with the best athletes in the World, as the Pro Spina Jump Contest for snowboarding, the Italy Street Skate Contest, Bmx demos, Motocross Freestyle demos with Back Flip and other demos and tests of new emergent freestyle sports for the public. Many WSF rookies will join this nice events: Manuel Pietropoli (Ita), Christian Haller (Sui) and Ulrik Badertcher (Nor) are already confirmed as invited riders.

Crow at Modena Skipass 2005

Skipass Italian Freestyle Meeting will definitively be confirmed as a young and highly spectacular show: Tvs, magazines and radios will be present at this event, on which programs and articles will be made. In this way, Skipass Italian Freestyle Meeting will result not just a meeting-point between companies and public but also a big mediatic event.

3D plan of Modena Freestyle Meeting 2006

This year an innovative program is foreseen: thanks to the Saint Festivity, we will have 5 days instead of 4 days of exposition.Moreover, pavilion B will be totally dedicated to freestyle companies, with 3 entertainment areas: Skate Half Pipe, Video Area and Break Dance Area.

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Tresten Sweigard (USA)

Tresten is the USA junior freestyle champion 06. Thanks to a super performance at last USA Nationals, he was 1st in the freestyle overall ranking obtaining this very important title. He travel to Europe often to join international competition like the World Rookie Fests in Livigno and Soelden: he entered the finals in both showing his great talent on rails. As you can see from the pics belows his skills on rail are a consequence of his passion for skateboard too.

Tresten on the wall ride at World Rookie Fest Finals 06 in Soelden

Name: Tresten aka Andrisen Sweigard
Nick name: Ace
Date of Birth: 18-february-1991
Nationality: USA

Tresten during the skate session at World Rookie Fest Finals 06 in Soelden

Sponsor: Forum Snowboards, Special Blend Outwear, Out of Bounds
Stance: 18-15
Favorite trick: fs3 indy poke
Highest ranking: 1st place in Freestyle Overall at USA Nationals 06
Favorite Spot: Squaw Valley, California USA

Tresten kick the rail line at World Rookie Fest Finals 06 in Soelden

Favorite food&drink: Sushi and milk
Best Music: Rap
Best Artist: Dr.Dre
Best Movie: Pop

Tresten on the corner jump of the World Rookie Fest Finals 06 in Soelden

The event of your dream: the X-Games
Hero of all times: Terje Haakonsen
Slogan: none
Future Projects: Film some good video parts

Pics by Marco Sampaoli and Luca “Ciccio” Borghetti

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Sergey Lapushkin (Rus)

Sergey is a top rookie from Russia…we met him firt time at Livigno World Rookie Fest 2006, where he arrived alone after 36 hours of travelling by airplanes, trains and car…not bad for a rookie! Here is some nice pics and info about Sergey.

Sergey somewhere in Russia

Name: Sergey Lapunsky
Nick name: Lapa
Date of Birth: 23-may-89
Nationality: Russian

Sponsor: S7, Atomic, 686, Swix, Spy
Stance: Regular
Favorite trick: bs7
Highest ranking: 2nd place in Russian Big Air Championship
Favorite Spot: Gorskaia, Novosibirsk
Favorite food&drink: CocaCola and Cheese Burger!!!
Best Music: R’n’B like Lumedee or FatManScoop…and sometimes House
Best Artist: Pi-Man
Best Movie: Chulk Smulk and Green Mile

An interview for a russian television

The event of your dream: Air&Style and the O’Neil SB Jam
Hero of all times: JP Solberg
Slogan: “It’s not me”
Future Projects: I hope to film with the crew of Revision Films

Sergey at Livigno World Rookie Fest 06 and in Russia

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Ruiki Masuda (Jpn)

Ruiki is the most international japanese rookie! At only 15 years of age, he entered TAC twice, joined the Oakley Style Master in China and travel a lot around the world from a competition to an other. Read something more about this talented rookie…

Ruiki at TAC05, Fisness Session

Name: Ruiki Masudai
Date of Birth: 29-march-1991
Nationality: Japanese

Ruiki in China, travelling at the Oakley Style Master

Sponsor: Lib-Tech, Volcom, Dragon, Drake, Nortwave, Bros (Snowboard Shop)
Stance: 21, 15
Favorite trick: sb 180
Highest ranking: 7th at TAC06
Favorite Spot: Ishiuchi Maruyama, Niigata
Favorite food&drink: Chinese Noodle
Best Music: Beck and Iggy Pop
Future Projects: Being an international pro rider!

Ruiki at TAC06

Pics by Marco Sampaoli, Gian Luca Zanetti and Ishi

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Manuel Pietropoli (Ita)

Manuel is the most talented italian rookie, Olympic rider and join the TAC twice. At 15th years old he realized a good part of his dreams but he still got some new goal for the incoming season: improve more and more.

Manuel at TAC05, Fisness Session

Name: Manuel Pietropoli
Nick name: none
Date of Birth: 30-april-1990
Nationality: Italian

Manuel at TAC05 and TAC06

Sponsor: Burton, Red Bull, Oakley
Stance: Regular, +18..-18
Favorite trick: fs 9 tail grab
Highest ranking: 3rd junior at BEO06
Favorite Spot: Everywhere there’s a good park!

Manuel at TAC05

Favorite food&drink: Italian pasta and…Red Bull!!!
Best Music: House
Best Artist: Finly
Best Movie: Step

Manuel at the World Rookie Fest Finals 06 in Soelden

The event of your dream: The Battle
Hero of all times: Shan White
Slogan: none
Future Projects: Improve my level as much as possible!

Manuel at the Olympics Games 2006 in Torino

Pics by Marco Sampaoli and Luca “Ciccio” Borghetti

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Christian Haller (Sui)

Christian Haller is WSF World Rookie Champion 2006. After entering the rookie fest in Livigno, he stroke some ttr events and finally joined the WRF Finals in Soelden glacier, winning the world title! Here is a short profile about him with some nice pics from season 05.06

Christian in Soelden WRF slope style track

Name: Christian Haller
Nick name: Hitsch
Date of Birth: 28.10.1989
Nationality: SUI

Christian in Soelden WRF slope style and at prize giving

Sponsor: Burton, Swatch, Anon, Gravis, Arcus, Shema Skates
Stance: +15..-12
Favorite trick: fs 3
Highest ranking: BEO Pipe Juniors 2nd, BEO Slope Juniors 1st, Rookie Festival Final 1st
Favorite Spot: Davos

Christian during Livigno World Rookie Fest 06

Favorite food&drink: Coke, Burger, Pizza
Best Music: Misfits, Ramones, Led Zeppelin
Best Artist: none
Best Movie: All Gone
The event of your dream: Fondue& Friends Session
Hero of all times: Nicolas, Eero, Freddi, Markus K, Heikki

Christian in Livigno WRF 06

Slogan: none
Future Projects: Filming with MMP, ride some Contests and have fun!

Pics by Luca “Ciccio” Borghetti and Armin Popps

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Air&Style 2006 press release

ON 2nd december the 2nd Munich edition of the Air&Style will sign the starting line of the Northern Hemisphere TTR Title race…


Munich, September 21st 2006 – On Saturday, December 2nd 2006 the world´s best snowboarders and the stars in freestyle motocross will turn the Olympic Stadium Munich into their very own playground at the Nokia Air & Style 06. The new set-up and a bigger ramp will guarantee a better view and more snowboard and FMX action with top stars such as David Benedek, Travis Rice, Nicolas Müller and Nate Adams. The Canadian Punkrocker Billy Talent and the Berlin Dancehall-Caballeros Seed will rock the crowd. Ticket presale has begun on

To guarantee a perfect experience for spectators there have been plenty of improvements in the program and the setup of the stadium made for the Nokia Air & Style 06. There will be a lot more snowboard action than in previous years. The ramp was moved to the other side of the stadium and is even bigger than last years´ record breaking ramp. A bigger start-up and a steepened jump-off platform assure not only a longer air-time but also more radical jumps.

The FMX-parcours is integrated into the second – likewise new and improved – snowboard hill, so the FMX-Rider will fly criss-cross above it. With the new positioning of the ramp and the stage the Olympic Stadium is set up as a caldron: all spectators enjoy a perfect view and great atmosphere at this spectacular event.

Everybody will benefit from the improved circumstances, when rough “Punkrock-Riffs” meet rolling “Reggae-Riddims”. Together with Seeed – and another soon to be announced band – the Canadian high-flyer of the year Billy Talent will rock the crowd and get the stadium fired up. The second edition of the Nokia Air & Style in Munich on December 2nd 2006 is a must-see event presenting first-class music entertainment, the worlds best snowboarders and the who´s who of freestyle motocross.

Location: Olympic Stadium Munich
Date: Saturday, December 2nd 2006
Doors open (1:30pm)
Snowboard Rookie Challenge (3:30pm)
Band No.1(Special Surprise)
Snowboard 1st Round
FMX 1st Round
Billy Talent
Snowboard 2nd Round
FMX 2. Round
FMX Final
Snowboard Super Final
Final Prizegiving

Tickets (available through Grandstand € 34,90 (plus Presale Fee)
Arena € 41,90 (plus Presale Fee)
VIP € 125,00 (plus Presale Fee)
Mixery Clubbing € 10,00 (plus Presale Fee)
(After-Show Party)

Journalist can accredit online on
For further inquiries:
Dirk Loesch, LoeschHundLiepold KommunikationTel.: 0 89 – 72 01 87 11 / E-Mail:

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BEO07 press release

Here some info about the Burton European Open, 6Star TTR event that will accour next january in Laax, Swiss.


Innsbruck, AUT (September 5, 2006) The Burton European Open, the second event in this year’s Burton Global Open Series Presented by Motorola, will take place in Laax, Switzerland from January 20-27, 2007. The highlight of the European snowboard competition scene, the Burton European Open is the only event on the continent open to all riders, drawing more than 500 riders to compete in halfpipe and slopestyle disciplines.

The BEO unites kids, up-and-coming rookies and the world’s best riders in a week-long event that kicks off with the Junior competitions on January 20 & 21 where young riders 16-years-old and under will have the chance to impress the crowds and judges with their skills. Later in the week, women and men will battle for equal prize money of over

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Billabong Slopestyle Jam in New Zeland – Report

Here is a full story about the amazing competition designed by Billabong for the best rookies in New Zeland…


A view of the slope style track

Billabong Slopestyle Jam ’06 Open division category titles claimed after dominating performances by Canadian, Matts Kuli, and outstanding rookie, American, Jamie Anderson. Early season Tour leader, Anderson’s title launches her back into 2nd position on the TTR Woman’s World Snowboard Tour rankings. Consistent early season performances added to his 7th place finish at the Billabong Slopestyle Jam saw fellow American, Scotty Lago, claim his first ever TTR Tour Championship lead. Junior Category performances see an all Kiwi field heading to Europe in March. Brown, Hamilton and Sinclair claim places at the TTR 4(four) Star, the Billabong World Pro Junior, later in the season.

The 3(three) Star TTR World Snowboard Tour event, the 2006 Billabong Slopestyle Jam was held from 25th – 27th August at Snowpark, Wanaka in New Zealand. The event marked the tours third stop drawing a powerful mix of international pros and local talent to the Southern hemisphere and with it exposing new talent to the already significant tour list of who-is-who in professional freestyle snowboarding.

In the Open category it was Canadian, Matts Kuli, and American, Jamie Anderson, who dominated the international field, out-riding their competitors and winning the men’s and women’s competitions. Their top results credited them both with 550 TTR World Tour points each and the coveted event title.

Contest format and riding infrastructure, created by Snowpark for the Billabong Slopestyle Jam, was rated as ‘World Class’ by the elated Canadian. Speaking shortly after the event, “The Slopestyle course was amazing. To have a mountain that is specifically designed like this is out of this World!” stated Kuli after earning event title for the season and posting his first TTR World Snowboard Tour result.

Kuli’s success was closely contended by NZ local powerhouse, 21yr-old Stef Zeestraten and reigning 05/06 World number 2, Risto Matilla(FIN), who placed a close third behind the internationally promising kiwi local. Zeestraten was awarded 518.26 TTR points for second while Matilla opened his 06/07 Tour account, notching up a cool 495.00 TTR points and is back in the Championship race.

In a consistent start to the season, Scotty Lago(USA) took 7th place, posting his 5th result in the 06/07 campaign, to sneak past former Tour leader, Danny Davis(USA), and claim his first ever TTR Tour Championship lead.

In the Women’s Open event, Jamie Anderson (USA), who has been in blistering form this season, crushed the female field, dominating the competition with huge technical rotation tricks and line combos throughout event. The American fended off 2005 defending champion, Izumi Amaike(JPN) for her win with Claudia Fliri(AUT) respectably settling for third place.

Anderson was delighted with her win. “I came to New Zealand to shoot my video part. As the conditions hadn’t been great for filming I thought I would enter the event”, stated Anderson, who lead the TTR Woman’s Tour following outstanding performances at the TTR 4(four) Star season launch, the Abominable Snowjam, at Timberline, Mt Hood, in July. Sitting in TTR Tour 5th position before the event, this title takes her back into 2nd position and striking distance of TTR Woman’s Tour leader, Ellery Hollingsworth.

In the Junior category it was Kiwi local, Mitchell Brown, that took the day’s honors after he qualified third for both the Junior and Open divisions. Holding his competition nerve, he locked down the day’s highest scored run on his first attempt. By holding back the rest of the new breed of ultra-talented new Zealanders, including juniors James Hamilton(NZE) and Andy Kennerly(NZE), Brown took the Junior title. The result see’s Hamilton and Brown qualify into the Billabong World Pro Junior Championships in France – a TTR 4(four) Star event which will be held in early March in Les Deux Alpes, France (

Brown and Hamilton will be joined by Rebecca Sinclair(NZL) who also dominated the Junior competition, only this time it was the women division. At only 14yrs-old, Sinclair, a shooting star on the National scene also contested the grommets division, placing a very respectable 7th. After claiming she “didn’t have a very good run in the grommets” she went on to take the title and with secured herself a place next to Brown as they travel to France for the Billabong World Junior Championships. Christine Prior (NZE) was second in the women’s Juniors event with Charlotte Trundle(NZL) filling the podium with a solid third place result.

Results from the 3(three) Star TTR Event – The Billabong Slopestyle Jam:

Open Men
1st Matts Kuli (CAN)
2nd Stef Zeestraten (NZE)
3rd Risto Matilla (FIN)

Open Women
1st Jamie Anderson (USA)
2nd Izumi Amaike (JAP)
3rd Claudia Fliri (AUT)

Junior Men (U/20)
1st Mitchell Brown (NZE)
2nd James Hamilton (NZE)
3rd Andy Kennerly (NZE)

Junior Women (U/20)
1st Rebecca Sinclair (NZE)
2nd Christine Prior (NZE)
3rd Charlotte Trundle (NZE)

Grommets (U/16)
1st Ben Stewart (NZE)
2nd Nick Doucette (NZE)
3rd Wes Walsh (USA)

2006/2007 – Men’s TTR World Snowboard Tour Ranking as of: 28/08/06
Rank Name Nationality Sponsor
1st Lago, Scotty USA Flow, Billabong, Smith
2nd Davis, Danny USA Burton, Anon
3rd Fisher, Steve USA Head

2006/2007 – Women’s TTR World Snowboard Tour Ranking as of: 28/08/06
Rank Name Nationality Sponsor
1st Holligsworth, Ellery USA Burton, Oakley
2nd Anderson, Jamie USA Salomon, Billabong, Grenade
3rd Beaman, Hanna USA Amped, Vans, Smiths

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