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Massive Freestyle Festival Rocks Zurich.

Zurich was shaken to its core last week by yet another epic installment of the world’s largest freestyle festival – 2012. Audiences in excess of thirty thousand people crowded into the open air venue and were treated to blisteringly hot displays of freestyle snowboarding, BMX, MTB and FMX. The highlight of the festival for most was the extraordinary crossover section, which combined skiing and snowboarding into one mega display of freestyling awesomeness.

Snowboarders and Skiers work together for an awesome display at 2012 - Zurich

This year saw the inclusion of MTB dirt jumping for the first time in the festival’s 18 year long history. Organisers finally relented to requests to add the discipline to their roster of sports after they were inundated with literally thousands of Facebook messages and comments imploring them to do so. Martin Soederstroem was stoked to be declared the first ever Freestyle.Champ in MTB Dirt Jumping, after a hard fought battle that saw big names from across the world competing for the accolade.

Martin Soderstrom wins the inaugural MTB Dirt Jump title in Zurich.

God of snow, Chas Guldemond claimed victory in the snowboarding category. The 25-year-old reigning World Champion rider from the East Coast of the United States adds the gong to an ever growing pile awards, collected over the past 15 years. Meanwhile, the freeskier award went to Henrik Harlaut of Sweden, who kept the momentum of an impressive year so far, that has also included being named Skier of the Year by

American board rider Chas Guldemond seizes the win at 2012

Danny Torres proved once again why he is a favourite amongst attendees of by bagging his fourth consecutive win in the FMX competition. The Spanish riding legend was one of the biggest draws for spectators, attracting massive crowds for his mindblowingly perfect performance.

FMX legend, Danny Torres proved why he is a favourite of Festival goers by bagging his fourth consecutive win in Zurich



Video: Fafagfreestyle

Words: Al Cuin

Tags: FMX, 2012, MTB Dirt Jumping, Skiing, Snowboarding, Zurich

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