Revel in the best images from Rocket Air 2013

Rocket Air was mind blowing. Here are some of the best images from the indoor slopestyle contest.

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Practice makes perfect
Martin Söderström in action during qualification for Rocket Aie

Practice makes perfect

Martin Söderström only finished 6th at Vienna Air King last week. He seemed much more happier indoors during practice and qualification at Rocket Air. Here he performs a 360 step down.

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Admiring the work
Szymon Godziek during practice at Rocket Air 2013

Admiring the work

There is a huge amount of respect among the riders for each other. During practice they all stick around to watch each others runs. Szymon Godziek's backflip nohander gets some admiring glances here from his fellow competitors.

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The entertainer
Pavel Alekhin in action during qualifying at Rocket Air 2013

The entertainer

Pavel Alekhin didn't make it to finals but is always willing to pull off a big trick or two on his qualifying runs. Check out his flatspin table here.

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Swatch Best Trick
Louis Reboul at Rocket Air 2013

Swatch Best Trick

Louis Reboul took the Best Trick competition on Friday night (April 12) with a huge flip whip.

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Rapid Fire Team Battle
Martin Söderström's Scandinavian Team

Rapid Fire Team Battle

Friday night also saw a Rapid Fire Team Battle contest with the final between Team Scandinavia led by Martin Söderström and Team UK by Sam Pilgrim. This is the moment Team Scandinavia realised they had won.

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Celebrating in style
Martin Söderström's Scandinavian Team won the team battle

Celebrating in style

Team Scandinavia celebrated the Team Battle win as you'd expect. Linus Sjohölm even did a backflip off the bike! Along with Martin Söderström and Linus, the other team members of Team Scandinavia were Anton Thelander, Max Fredriksson and Adrian Tell.

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A fans favourite
Thomas Genon signs an autograph for a fan

A fans favourite

Thomas Genon is quickly establishing himself as one of the top riders on the Freeride scene. The likeable Belgian is also gaining a huge fan base.

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Small steps, big competition
Szymon Godziek at Rocket Air 2013

Small steps, big competition

Riders began their runs via a huge scaffold drop-in outside Thun arena. Szymon Godziek hauls his bike up ready to begin another run.

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Perfect trick excution from Brett Rheeder
Brett Rheeder at Rocket Air 2013

Perfect trick excution from Brett Rheeder

Brett was unable to find the form from his win at Vienna Air King last week but still finished in a credible 3rd place.

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Staying positive
Thomas Genon during finals at Rocket Air 2013

Staying positive

Thomas Genon didn't have the best of finals at Rocket Air. He was unable to complete both of his runs to his satisfaction but was still able to smile at the end.

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Super Sam
Sam Pilgrim at Rocket Air 2013

Super Sam

Sam Pilgrim was in untouchable form in the Thun arena. His final runs were full of super high quality tricks. Judges awarded him the Rocket Air title.

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Swatch Rocket Air podium
Rocket Air 2013 Podium

Swatch Rocket Air podium

The top five riders at Rocket Air were: Sam Pilgrim, Martin Söderström, Brett Rheeder, Anton Thelander and Sam Reynolds.

© Bartek Wolinski
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