East and West Collide: Official Rider List Unveiled for 2010 Air & Style Beijing


The best of both Worlds are set to collide.

In snowboarding’s first bold move into a new frontier, some of the sport’s most prominent rippers will meet China’s best up and comers as ‘Oakley and Shaun White Present Air & Style Beijing’ smashes its way into the Far East.

With en epic battle set for the vibrant music, art and action sports spectacle – Oakley Team Riders will be amongst a talented field of riders vying for 1,000 TTR Tour Points and a boat load of cash in the Beijing landscape.

O Team Stars – from 2010 Slopestyle Champion Mikkel Bang, Top Ranked TTR athlete Gjermund Braaten to rising stars like Seb Toutant – are on track to dazzle the event’s global audience, while helping to take the sport into untapped territory. The international collection of shredders will be complemented by China’s best and brightest, who will throw down in a Best Trick Contest of their own.

Confirmed Riders – Top 16 Starting:

1. Marko Grilc SLO Burton, Red Bull
2. Peetu Piiroinen FIN Burton, 6.0, Battery, Anon
3. Andreas Wiig NOR Forum, Foursquare
4. Iouri Podladtchikov SUI Santa Cruz, Red Bull, Volcom
5. Werner Stock AUT Salomon, Bonfire
6. Elias Elhardt GER Nitro, Rip Curl
7. Markus Malin FIN 32 Snowboard Boots, Dragon
8. Gjermund Braaten NOR DC, Oakley
9. Janne Korpi FIN Kissmark
10. Mikkel Bang NOR Burton, Oakley, 6.0
11. Scotty Lago USA Billabong, Flow
12. Kazu Kokubo JAP Burton, Oakley
13. Sebastian Toutant CAN Ride, O’Neill, Oakley
14. Halldor Helgason ISL DC, Oakley
15. Eric Willet USA O´Neill, O-Matic
16. Sage Kotsenburg USA Monster

Chinese Best Trick Riders:

1. He Wei CHH Burton, Nike 6.0
2. Wang Long Sheng CHN Nike 6.0, Nitro
3. Zhang Wei CHN Ve, O-Matic, Nike 6.0
4. Wang Lei CHN Burton

Stay tuned for more. And brace yourself.


Andrew De Lara


November 22, 2010

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