December 2001, Seefeld
Winner Stefan Gimpl
Photograph By Mark Landwehr and Marc Buchholz
Trick: Cab 900 mute
It was Austrian high fives and tears all around in 2001, as local legend Stefan Gimpl managed an unprecedented hat trick of victories, winning his third straight Air & Style with a Cab 900 mute. Gimpl beat out Ingemar Backman, Jussi Oksanen, Romain de Marchi, Chad Otterstrom and Gigi Rüf for the win. His style was always going to divide the purists, but it would take a heart of stone to begrudge the likeable Austrian that achievement.