Vienna Air King 2015 - Eliminations

Apr 11, 2015
by Bartek Wolinski  
Saturday at Vienna Air King 2015 was all about eliminations and the Best Trick contest. While the eliminations were "pretty typical" when you think about gathering World's best dirt jumpers in one place, we wouldn’t like to be the judges during the best trick competition! Smooth runs going back to back with your friends and whipping around are over, here only the bangers are counted! Riders were warmed up after the quails so the crowd which gathered around the Rathausplatz didn’t need to wait long for the first combinations to drop. Antoine Bizet seems to need no warm up before his double backlips which he did more than a couple of time. Third spot for the insane French shredder. Another one who really stood out of the crowd was the winner from two years ago – Pavel Alekhin. This crazy guy from Russia may be lost in translation when it comes to word ”fear”. His flipwhip to barspin combo gave him the 2nd step of the best trick podium. Nicholi Rogatkin has been a typical best trick category guy for a while now. He catches triple whips like it was doubles, and spin cork 720s with an ease of the 360! It was his frontflip tuck no hander to barspin combo on the last jump that looked the best for us. Still, the judges has decided that his cork 720 on the first massive jump was the finest trick of the evening that has won him the title of Vienna Air King 2015 Best Trick Winner. Congratulations Nicholi!

Vienna Air King 2015 is the 10th edition of the event itself so get ready for the finest tricks from the World s best dirt jumpers.
  Vienna Air King 2015 is the 10th edition of the event itself so get ready for the finest tricks from the World's best dirt jumpers.

At Vienna everything is majestic even the roll-in
  At Vienna everything is majestic, even the roll-in!

Balzamico Trail Design and Tarek Rasouli s crew know how to prepare a contest.
  Balzamico Trail Design and Tarek Rasouli's crew know how to prepare a contest.

Nicholi Rogatkin knows how to tailwhip everything just like Martin Soderstrom did back in the previous editions. As the Giant is absent this year at V.A.K. the young guns go for the win.
  Nicholi Rogatkin knows how to tailwhip everything just like Martin Soderstrom did back in the previous editions. As the Giant is absent this year at V.A.K., the young guns go for the win.

Szymon Godziek is well known for his FMX style but going full throttle looks like a bread amp butter lifestyle for him.
  Szymon Godziek is well known for his FMX style but going full throttle looks like a bread and butter lifestyle for him.

Sam is back and strong as the 4 times champion of this event. Will he go for the podium in the 2015
  Sam is back and strong as the 4 times champion of this event. Will he go for the podium in the 2015?

How cool is it to be the only girl on the big boys track Gemma Corbera rocks and shuts down the gender discussion with a flip on the 2nd jump Way to go our first proper dirt lady It looks like the 10th edition is all about the next level thing.
  How cool is it to be the only girl on the big boys track! Gemma Corbera rocks and shuts down the gender discussion with a flip on the 2nd jump! Way to go our first proper dirt lady! It looks like the 10th edition is all about the next level thing.

She wasn t the first girl to stick a flip but definitely the only one to pull it in such a big contest.
  She wasn't the first girl to stick a flip but definitely the only one to pull it in such a big contest.

Torquato Test wasn t lucky enough to get into the finals but he pleased us with some Italian vigor.
  Torquato Test wasn't lucky enough to get into the finals but he pleased us with some Italian vigor.

One of the few Polish guys in the eliminations. He didn t manage to get into the finals but his frontflips were as big as possible.
  One of the few Polish guys in the eliminations. He didn't manage to get into the finals but his frontflips were as big as possible.

Let s roll with the tech guys.
  Let's roll with the tech guys.

Szymon Godziek was a hero of a day when he bailed in the first run collecting the 30th spot and than going all in for the final 2nd spot of a day What a legend
  Szymon Godziek was a hero of a day when he bailed in the first run, collecting the 30th spot and then going all in for the final 2nd spot of a day! What a legend!

Looking down on the casual people from the superman s pose. Franck Paulin extending it up
  Looking down on the casual people from the superman's pose. Franck Paulin extending it up!

Pope from Poland stays in the top notch form despite his advanced aged just kidding Bartek we admires You . Here s the only backflip indian air that was pulled that day.
  Pope from Poland stays in the top notch form despite his advanced aged (just kidding Bartek, we admires You). Here's the only backflip Indian air that was pulled that day.

We all know that Vienna is a lovely city but placing chandelier in the middle of the stairs
  We all know that Vienna is a lovely city but placing a chandelier in the middle of the stairs?

Mehdi Gani is on the move for the last few seasons after the got back from the major injury. Frenchman not only pulled backflip barspin to no hander on the first set but also placed in the top 3 notes today.
  Mehdi Gani is on the move for the last few seasons after the got back from the major injury. Frenchman not only pulled backflip barspin to no hander on the first set but also placed in the top 3 notes today.

Tomas Lemoine was one of the youngest shredders today but he knows what to do to get into the finals. 4th starting position for him tomorrow.
  Tomas Lemoine was one of the youngest shredders today but he knows what to do to get into the finals. 4th starting position for him tomorrow.

Andi Brewi is not only the MC of the event but he also designed and builded the whole track with his friend Clemens Kaudela as the Balzamico Trail Design crew. Solid work folks
  Andi Brewi is not only the MC of the event but he also designed and builded the whole track with his friend Clemens Kaudela as the Balzamico Trail Design crew. Solid work folks!

Mr. Bizet backflip tuck no hander on the first jump.
  Mr. Bizet backflip tuck no hander on the first jump.

Backflip barspin from the stepdown anyone
  Backflip barspin from the stepdown anyone?

Rathaus starting platform in the full grace.
  Rathaus starting platform in the full grace.

Daryl was one of the few Brits that came to Vienna and went hard on the track. Here is a solid flip tuck no hander from Mr. Brown.
  Daryl was one of the few Brits that came to Vienna and went hard on the track. Here is a solid flip tuck no hander from Mr. Brown.

Partyhenke was a bit shy today but not with the tricks His superflips turned more than a few heads.
  Partyhenke was a bit shy today but not with the tricks! His superflips turned more than a few heads.

Antoine slipped into the finals with the go big or go home rule tattoed to his runs. The one that gave him the win was backflip tuck no hander from the drop to double backflip to one foot to frontflip no hander
  Antoine slipped into the finals with the "go big or go home" rule tattoed to his runs. The one that gave him the win was backflip tuck no hander from the drop, to double backflip, to one foot (!), to frontflip no hander!

Czech Rep. finest dirt rider showed no mercy and always went hard for the win. Placing on the solid 6th spot on the starting list with the super whips like this one. Oh he was also the only guy to pull a 360 whip off the stepdown in the Best Trick
  Czech Rep. finest dirt rider showed no mercy and always went hard for the win. Placing on the solid 6th spot on the starting list with the super whips like this one. Oh, he was also the only guy to pull a 360 whip off the stepdown in the Best Trick!

Signature move from Szymon Godziek.
  Signature move from Szymon Godziek.

Godziek knows how to get creative on jumps here is his second ever try on the backflip cancan combo on the stepdown. The first one went down yesterday
  Godziek knows how to get creative on jumps, here is his second ever try on the backflip cancan combo on the stepdown. The first one went down yesterday!

Massive backflip tsunami from the young German shredder Nico Scholze.
  Massive backflip tsunami from the young German shredder Nico Scholze.

Chill zone for riders start to be loose as the Best Trick competition starts to roll.
  Chill zone for riders start to be loose as the Best Trick competition starts to roll.

Cranks tubes frames or forks... Vienna takes no hostages.
  Cranks, tubes, frames or forks... Vienna takes no hostages.

It supposed to be a saddle protector so we hope nobody will sit on this kid after the event ends.
  It supposed to be a saddle protector so we hope nobody will sit on this kid after the event ends.

Packing love into the dirt with this track s legends.
  Packing love into the dirt with this track's legends.

Final ten preparing for the last runs before the Sunday s final.
  Final ten preparing for the last runs before the Sunday's final.

Antoine Bizet with his beloved double backie he did more than a couple times today. Damn he did it every possible time
  Antoine Bizet with his beloved double backie he did more than a couple times today. Damn, he did it every possible time!

One of the hardest tricks that Vienna witnessed on Saturday.
  One of the hardest tricks that Vienna witnessed on Saturday.

Dirt riders don t need any balsam for daily face care. Pavel is all smiles even when he becomes a cave goblin after the crashes.
  Dirt riders don't need any balsam for daily face care. Pavel is all smiles even when he becomes a cave goblin after the crashes.

Keep your fans warm with top notch tricks. It s that simple.
  Keep your fans warm with top notch tricks. It's that simple.

Cork 720 on the biggest jump on the track Nicholi spinned it with an ease and grabbed the top Best Trick spot.
  Cork 720 on the biggest jump on the track? Nicholi spinned it with an ease and grabbed the top Best Trick spot.

From the lowest step of the podium double backflip backflip tailwhip to barspin and a massive cork 720. It looks like judges only cared about the biggest jump but well that s a place where stuff starts to get real
  From the lowest step of the podium: double backflip, backflip tailwhip to barspin and a massive cork 720. It looks like judges only cared about the biggest jump but well, that's a place where stuff starts to get real!

See you tomorrow at the grand finale Pinkbikers
  See you tomorrow at the grand finale Pinkbikers!



32 Comments

  • 37 2
 That girl has more balls than me!!
  • 1 7
flag badpotato (Apr 12, 2015 at 11:53) (Below Threshold)
 That girl had more balls than me...
  • 23 1
 How does a flip-whip to barspin not win best trick?
  • 51 3
 Everyone and their grandmas are doing cork 720s now.
  • 50 0
 Its true: My Grandma has mastered the cork 720.
  • 9 3
 True, but still, a frontie tuck to bar still beats it for me.
  • 2 0
 And almost no one does double backflips either but it's still just enough for third place ?
  • 2 0
 Only thing my grandma is shredding is the hospital bed
  • 3 1
 Genon did a bikeflip ! I have not seen many bikeflips on a 26
  • 5 0
 I have not seen any bike flip on 29" by God, I don't want to!
  • 20 0
 no video Frown
  • 8 0
 Live stream???? we want to see this live!!! Please anyone repliesss
  • 3 0
 No livestream this year......
  • 5 0
 Where is the live webcast?!?!?
  • 4 0
 Wondering the same the event is sponsored by redbull so they should stream it but they don't hope someone else does don't want to miss this
  • 2 0
 I said it wouldn't be long before we see women hitting these contests...and so it's begun
  • 3 1
 Anyone else think that Nichoil's bike looks abnormally stretched?
  • 1 0
 fisheye lens mabye
  • 1 0
 Could be
  • 1 1
 the cash amount of the prizes is a joke, considering the huge risk they taking....come on Redbull u could be way more generous with the big crowd u got there...
  • 1 0
 Who will be the King of Viennas? Don't all get up at once.
  • 1 0
 what was antoines run exactly? "one footed (!)" ...?
  • 2 0
 double flipped the big one and came out a lil sketchy so he cleared the second jump with a onefooter and then frontie tuck on the last one
  • 1 0
 oh so it literally was a one footer lmao
  • 1 0
 Why is there no live stream this year??
  • 1 0
 when the finals??????
  • 1 0
 PAVEL!
  • 1 2
 Sports do the stuff win the points
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