IT'S STILL PEETU'S TIME: PIIROINEN CLAIMS TITLE & NIXON LTD WATCH AT BILLABONG AIR & STYLE 2012
Reigning TTR World Tour Champion Peetu Piiroinen reminded everyone who's boss this past weekend when the 23-year-old stormed his way to victory at the maximum-rated TTR 6-Star Billabong Air & Style Innsbruck in Austria.
Following his triumph at last year's Nike 6.0 Air & Style in Munich, Peetu was well and truly stoked to pick up his second Air & Style Ring of Glory on Saturday night. Edging out young guns Seppe Smits (BEL), Niklas Mattson (SWE) and Sebastien Toutant (CAN) in the night-time superfinals, Peetu was also rewarded with a unique Nixon timepiece derived from Nixon's The Magnacon.
Worth a cool US$10,000, the understated Finn's new Nixon LTD watch features a unique 6-hand Swiss Made chronograph featuring Austria's national flag in honor of the event's legendary setting in the Bergisel stadium, a titanium carbide-coated case with sapphire crystal, diamonds as markers, and a custom laser etching of the Air & Style wings.
Franck Corbery, Nixon Europe Marketing Manager, said: "It has been a pleasure working alongside the Air & Style Company to help create what was another unforgettable event for snowboarding. On the night itself, this very special Nixon watch could not have gone to a more deserving rider than Peetu. He put it down all weekend, and after coming back from injury not so long ago, is proof that class really is permanent."
Peetus' winning run here:
For more on the Billabong Air & Style 2012: www.air-style.com