Mikkel Bang left no question that he deserved the hefty winner’s check at the first Burton ‘High Fives’ Slopestyle Jam in Wanaka, New Zealand. After a solid first run that placed him atop the standings, he pulled out all the big tricks on his second run (switch backside 1, front 270, back 5, switch back 12, front 10 double, and a backside rodeo 5 stale over the final hip jump) for a 95.40, sealing the win for the young Norwegian.
Brace Yourself: Oakley & Shaun White Air + Style Beijing to Deliver World-Class Snowboarding Spectacle to the Heart of China
The best Snowboarders on the planet smashed their way into China with style in 2010. But this year, they’re going even bigger…inside the largest steel structure standing on Earth. Oakley & Shaun White Air + Style Beijing is dropping into the heart of the Far East for its second year – spearheading the snowboarding industry’s push into the potential-rich nation with the immense buzz, pageantry, music/entertainment spectacle and truly world class riding expected of an international Oakley sports event.
Check out the mega photo gallery from the Oakley & Shaun White Present Air + Style in Beijing, China courtesy of Transworld Snowboarding’s Senior Staff Photographer Frode Sandbech, Oakley’s Senior Staff Photographer Russ Hennings and Sports Marketing Manager Derek Heidt.