Beijing, the capital city of China and home to over 20 million people played host to 24 of the planet's best freestyle snowboarders at this year's Oakley Shaun White Air&Style. This is the first top ranked six star event of the season. Just three years after making it on to the scene, Beijing is already an iconic stop on the World Snowboard Tour.
Air & Style's iconic head-to-head format has seen many cruel draws over the years - this season's bib draw saw best friends and fellow Americans, Chas Guldemond and Sage Kotsenburg pitted against each other in the first round.
By landing his über-stylish Backside Double Cork 1080 Japan, Sage automatically took Chas out of the competition.
This year's Air&Style was the „crusher of favorites.
Current World Tour Big Air Champion, Seppe Smits stomped his Backside Double Cork 1080 Nosegrab in round one but couldn't pass round 2.
Seb Toots, winner in 2010, made it through round 1 with an almost pe