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20 years of Air & Style

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December 2002, Seefeld
Winner: David Benedek

Photograph By Mark Landwehr

Trick: Frontside 720 + Handplant melon
Was there ever a more fitting case of a rider born 10 years too early than crowd-pleasing, Nike-sponsored, invert-stomping Mike Michalchuck? Here he is taking full advantage of the new kicker to hip set up, as the event further continued to develop. David Benedek, who's progressive approach was beginning to mark him out as one of the world's great riders, stood atop the podium.