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.
The beautiful architecture of the surrounding buildings make this event a real highlight of the FMB World Tour.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
There are a lot of classy tricks that never gets old and one of them is for sure a fully clicked flatspin invert.
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.
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.
Frenchies are one of the most steeziest riders right now. All of them made it into the Sunday's grand finale.
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 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.
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