Yuki Kadono Wins Air + Style Los Angeles


After two days filled with exhilarating music and the world’s best Big Air Snowboarders, the second annual Air + Style Los Angeles has come to a successful close. Over the course of the weekend, the music and sport festival welcomed approximately 44,000 guests to its new home at Expo Park at LA Coliseum. This year’s festivalgoers witnessed two days of back-to-back competition. Yuki Kadono (JPN) sealed the win with a massive Frontside Triple Cork 1440 Mute, Kyle Mack (USA) locked in second place standing with a Frontside Double Cork 1440 Tail and Sven Thorgren (SWE) came in third place after nailing a Backside 1440 Stalefish. Closing this year’s worldwide Air + Style, Sven Thorgren was crowned the 2016 tour champion (Beijing, Innsbruck and Los Angeles). During the world tour Thorgren landed in third place at the Beijing competition and sixth place in Innsbruck.

For a full list of scores and rankings visit: http://live.rawmotion.com/live/public/airstyle2016


Air + Style guests enjoyed a soundtrack of J. Cole, Incubus, Kaskade, HAIM, Big Grams, All Time Low, Action Bronson, Rudimental, A-Trak, Gramatik, Netsky, A$AP Ferg, Danny Brown, Flatbush Zombies, Travis Barker (Drum & DJ set), The Struts, Migos, Allie X, Kaneholler Bas, Cozz, Omen, Paz, and Kill Them with Colour. The heavy hitting lineup spread across two stages: the Mountain Stage and City Stage in Expo Park. Music lovers and snowboarding fans also enjoyed a plethora of art, fashion, and technology throughout the festival grounds.

Air + Style, staged by Shaun White Enterprises and hosted by White, originated in Innsbruck, Austria in 1993. The event spread, eventually outside of Europe to Beijing, China where it has taken place sine 2010. The Beijing event took place at the iconic Bird’s Nest Stadium on December 5-6, 2015 and the Innsbruck event occurred on February 6, 2016 at the Olympia World Stadium.