Recap: Vienna Air King 2014 Qualis and Best Trick

Apr 5, 2014 at 17:14
Apr 5, 2014
by Bartek Wolinski  
 
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Vienna Air King warms up the famous Rathausplatz 8th time in a row. The big set up was built by the Balzamico Trail Design crew and the jumps looks like the real art pieces which compose well with the monumental capital of Austria.

Vienna Air King warms up the famous Rathausplatz 8th time in a row. The big set up was built by the Balzamico Trail Design crew and the jumps looks like the real pieces of art which go well in the monument filled capital of Austria.


Beautiful architecture of the surrounding buildings make this event a real highlight of the FMB World Tour.

The beautiful architecture of the surrounding buildings make this event a real highlight of the FMB World Tour.


With the sandy ending of the track most of the riders pulled sweet scrubs until the finish line.

With the sandy ending of the track most of the riders pulled sweet scrubs until the finish line.


Sam s own flinstone air during the qualis. He is one of the very few riders who have landed it on dirt.

Sam's own flinstone air during the qualis. He is one of the very few riders who have landed it on dirt.


The weather did not spoil the crowd coming with mostly clouds but warm winds and dry conditions let everyone enjoy the show.

The weather did not spoil the crowd coming with mostly clouds but warm winds and dry conditions let everyone enjoy the show.


Nicholi Rogatkin impressed us with a cashroll in his first run he even tried a cashroll x-up combination in the Best Trick but when that did not end well he did a triple tailwhip instead.

Nicholi Rogatkin impressed us with a cashroll in his first run, he even tried a cashroll x-up combination in the Best Trick but when that did not end well, he did a triple tailwhip instead.


Matty had some problem with the luck that day. He did not menage to pull a clean run out of two and did not make it into the top 15.

Matty Jones had some problems with the luck today. He did not manage to pull a clean run out of two and did not make it into the top 15.


The French madman can flatspin both ways. Would we see a double flip in the Sunday s final

The French madman can flatspin both ways. Would we see a double flip in the Sunday's final?


There was drama on and off the course.


The contest itself is a part of the Argus Bike Festival which gathered a lot of biking enthusiasts in one place. It is always nice to see so many people cheering every single rider who hits the track.

The contest itself is a part of the Argus Bike Festival which gathered a lot of biking enthusiasts in one place. It is always nice to see so many people cheering every single rider who hits the track.


The most unlucky rider was definitely Tom van Steenbergen who did a flawless run with a backflip from a drop a massive frontflip on the first jump backflip barspin and a 360 downside whip on the last one but did not manage to get into the finals.

The most unlucky rider was definitely Tom van Steenbergen who did a flawless run with a backflip from a drop, a massive frontflip on the first jump, backflip barspin and a 360 downside whip on the last one but did not manage to get into the finals.


the rising star from the Germany showed some good moves today.

The rising star from Germany Lukas Knopf showed some good moves today.


The Canadian was double whipping the track for the whole day.

The Canadian was double whipping the track the whole day.


The signature trick from the French rider - clean flatspin threesixty.

The signature trick from the French rider Louis Raboul - clean flatspin threesixty.


The Hungarian shredder spent his Winter time well and now he is the one to keep an eye. Tricks like backflip double barspin put him into the finals.

The Hungarian shredder Ozkar Nagy spent his Winter time well and now he is the one to keep an eye. Tricks like backflip double barspin put him into the finals.

Just as we say when you click your trick like Bartek did points start to get to your pocket.

Just as we say, when you click your trick like Bartek did, points start to get to your pocket.


Simon casually tailwhipping during the qualification runs.

Simon casually tailwhipping during the qualification runs.


The youngstar from the BMX scene - Nicholi was looking like he just came from the megaramp competition. He sticked this lazy frontflip with an ease on the massive first jump.

The young star from the BMX scene - Nicholi was looking like he just came from the mega ramp competition. He stuck this lazy front flip with an ease on the massive first jump.


Austrian s own Mr. Leitner was one of the best riders during the qualifaction runs with fully extended super flips but he lost some points to make it into the finals.

Austrian's own Mr. Leitner was one of the best riders during the qualification runs with fully extended super flips but he lost some points to make it into the finals.


It is nice to see riders from the North America shredding European contests. Mitch was a bit unlocky with his runs but still gave a great show for the crowd during the best trick.

It is nice to see riders from the North America shredding European contests. Mitch was a bit unlocky with his runs but still gave a great show for the crowd during the best trick.


We have seem some bad looking crashes today but fortunately nobody got hurt.

We have seem some bad looking crashes today but fortunately nobody got hurt.


Flatspin or a barrel roll Mehdi gave the judges a little riddle to sort out.

Flatspin or a barrel roll? Mehdi gave the judges a little riddle to sort out.


The French rockstar is one of a kind. He used to stay out of the bike for a while but now he is back and hungry for some Austrian s gold.

The French rockstar Medhi Ghani is one of a kind. He used to stay out of the bike for a while but now he is back and hungry for some Austrian's gold.


When it comes to barspins Bobby knows everything. Even in real life when you see him doing them with 360 rotation he seems to be in a slow-mo.

When it comes to barspins Bobby knows everything. Even in real life when you see him doing them with 360 rotation he seems to be in a slow-mo.


There are a lot of classy tricks that never gets old and one of them is for sure a fully clicked flatspin invert.

There are a lot of classy tricks that never gets old and one of them is for sure a fully clicked flatspin invert.


The Italian stallion aka Torquato Testa knows how to tailwhip both ways while staying upside down.

The Italian stallion aka Torquato Testa knows how to tailwhip both ways while staying upside down.


Smiles for miles. Despite some problems during the competition all the riders were in the good mood. Oh and not only the Balzamico s Trail Design jumps are well shaped..

Smiles for miles. Despite some problems during the competition all the riders were in the good mood. Oh, and not only the Balzamico's Trail Design jumps are well shaped.


That was definitely the creaziest train during the whole competition Louis Reboul knows how to put steez on that whip

This was definitely the craziest train during the whole competition! Louis Reboul knows how to put steez on that whip!


The times when a clean 360 or a straight flip from the drop are over. Now you need to spicy it up with a combination like that truckdriver from Mr. Godziek.

The times when a clean 360 or a straight flip from the drop are over. Now you need to spicy it up with a combination, like that truckdriver from Mr. Godziek.


Frenchies are one of the most steeziest riders right now. All of them made it into the Sunday s grand finale.

Frenchies are one of the most steeziest riders right now. All of them made it into the Sunday's grand finale.


Brett was on fire for the whole day after a chilly Friday where he was mostly cheering his fellow riders from the side of the track. He got this corked 720 on lock like it was nothing.

Brett Rheeder was on fire for the whole day after a chilly Friday where he was mostly cheering his fellow riders from the side of the track. He got this corked 720 on lock like it was nothing.


Thomas didn t need to secure his spot after the first run so he got steezy on his last ride on the Saturday s afternoon.

Thomas Genon didn't need to secure his spot after the first run so he got steezy on his last ride on the Saturday's afternoon.

backflip cliffhanger gave him the win in VAK best trick
Szymon Godziek won best trick with backflip cliffhanger
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17 Comments

  • + 53
 How does backflip from a drop, a massive frontflip, backflip barspin and a 360 downside whip not make finals?!
  • + 28
 Tom definitely entered to the "robbed" team. I don't understand this!
  • + 16
 The look on his face in that photo is exactly how I would feel if I got robbed after that run! Keep up the riding Steezebergen, the crowd loves you!
  • + 14
 definitely got robbed
  • + 10
 Welcome to the FMB
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  • + 18
 Tom's run was so on point. how could that not make the finals??? keep up the hard work Tom your progression is great
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  • + 18
 tom got robbed........ such a dialed run!!
  • + 1
 How'd ya see it?
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  • + 10
 With a name like "Rathausplatz" you'd think Josh Bryceland would show up
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  • + 6
 So titties Rheeder's got those upside down 7's to contest dirt now!!! The level must be sky high if Tom Steen didn't get in with what he did.
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  • + 3
 Vienna Air King 2014 - Best Trick Competition: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXSBiXiGPnI
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  • + 1
 Trick list sounds insane for this event. I never even heard of some of these guys. Looks like we're in for some season.
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  • + 2
 He got robbed. Should have been a top 10 run. There to see the injustice
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  • + 1
 unlocky hehe silly bartek its a u not an o Razz
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  • + 1
 I wish i was there.
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