December 1996, Innsbruck
Winner: Fabien Rohrer
Photograph By Courtesy Air & Style
Trick: Cab 900
Fabien Rohrer's clinical, self-publicizing style wasn't to everybody's taste, but for a time his contest results backed his bravado up. In '96, he bested a field that included Peter Line, Michi Albin, Johan Olofsson and Daniel Franck. This picture of JP Solberg hitting the jump in Innsbruck pretty much nails the sense of theatre and extravagance that was beginning to become the hallmark of the contest.