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20 years of Air & Style

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December 2006, Munich
Winner: Travis Rice

Photograph By Courtesy Air & Style

Trick: Double backflip backside 180
A whopping 27,500 spectators crammed into Munich's Olympic Stadium to see a stoked T-Rice take his first Air & Style win with one of the most celebrated tricks ever performed at the event: his double backflip late backside 180. It had to be something special -- Shaun White's Cab 12 to backside 720 hadn't even been enough to make the final, while Benedek's double corked 12 had been enough for only fourth place. Yes, snowboarding progression was officially beginning to go through the roof.