Winner of the Rocket Air Slopestyle 2012 is Martin Söderström. Söderström made amends for 2011 and was just able to edge out last years winner Sam Pilgrim to take the crown. Martin laided down a run with heavy trick combos like Barspin to tailwhip or 360 double whip. But not that Sam was out of his element, Sam smashed some big 720s and Frontflips to stay well in the contest. But the 22 year old Martin just managed to keep his nose in front impressing to judges to take to title! Third after Söderström and Pilgrim was the young Frenchman Antoine Bizet, using his impressive flip combinations he was able to capture the judges attention.Podest of the Rocket Air Slopestyle 2012Martin Söderström over the second double, doing a double Tailwhip
Rocket Air 2012, what an event! It ended on Saturday evening with a Big Bang. A spectacular contest final taking 15 of the worlds best riders from 7 countries, and letting them entertain a completely crowded (maybe just slight overpacked) Ice skating rink in Thun. The spectators braved unseasonably cold weather to witness flip and trick combos that were not even thought possible last year.Sam Reynolds with a Flipwhip
The Flying Metal Crew and organisational main man Jerome Hunziker are more than just happy with the Event! With more than 7500 tickets sold over the weekend, the original goal of 7000 tickets was easily reached. Nico Scholze shows us his backflip variation skills.
Course builder Ramon Hunziker was amazed by the extremely high level of riders at the 2012 Rocket Air. The international level of riding is increasing at an amazing pace, if a rider wants to place in contests nowadays then he has to throw down some really heavy trick combos with high risk moves. This is the evolution of Mountain biking today.Ranking of the finalHomepage Rocketair
Video Update: We got a first short clip of Rocket Air Slopstyle 2012, the official video will followRocket Air Slopestyle 2012 Video of Freestyle TV/