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Air & Style Beijing – Ulrik Badertscher wins!

Don't look too pleased with yourself Ulrik. You may be a great rider, but you need to work on this whole swearing thing

Who saw this coming? The Air & Style ¬†(or, to give it its full name ‘Oakley and Shaun White present the Air & Style’) rolled back into Beijing, and it was Norway’s Ulrik Badertscher who took the top spot.

It was a night of Scandanavian domination as the super-final came down to Norwegians Torstien Horgmo, Stale Standbech and Badertscher, as well as Nils Arvidsson from Sweden. Ulrik had to get the better of both¬†Seb Toots (last year’s winner) and countryman Gjermund Braaten to reach the last stage – no mean feat in itself.

Up til now, Mr. Badertscher was mainly known for landing the world’s first backside 1620 a couple of years ago. This may still be the most Marmite trick of all time; it set the world of Twitface ablaze with rabid arguments from both sides. However, now that he’s bested the likes of Torstein in competition, he’s probably earned a bit more cred all round….

Super-pros of 2011 look at a ginormous booter and think "that'll be good for a giggle!".... Crazy, just crazy.

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