27 Sick Photos From Air & Style Beijing

All photos by Sami Tuoriniemi

Last weekend our photo editor Sami braved smog alerts and the great firewall of China to cover the 2015 Beijing Air & Style. Scroll down to see what he found, and check out our video of the winning runs here.

The Bird’s Nest – a 423 million dollar venue for a core snowboard comp. Wow.
Mark McMorris opts for the aromatic duck stance.
Sage Kotsenburg, high as a kite.
Antoine Truchon - Peking over his tail.
Skater kids on hoverboards - what do they think this is, 2015?
Darcy Sharpe shows won-ton disregard for his own safety.
Tor Lundstrom and Yuki's Ring of Glory combine for a little mid-air fisting.
The fraggles have been busy.
Why, hair-wo Sage!
The locker room aka. boot stank central.
Even big air comps get lift queues…
That run-in is prawn crackers.
Mark McMorris, mclovin' it.
Darcy Sharpe flies off the kicker and straight into a video game. Only in China.
Scene of the world's saddest Mexican wave.
Kyle Mac with a (ahem) cheeky grab.
Antoine Truchon, crispy shredding.
Method in the triple cork madness.
Crowd surfing, Beijing style.
No. 42 - chicken dinner.
Our photo ed got lost on the way back to his hotel...
... but he did find a late night snack.
If you're brave enough to buy snakes for dinner you'll soon have to curl one out.

Video highlights of the best tricks from the riders’ superfinal runs can be seen here.

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