05/01/2011 | by Uli Köhler
On a night of incredible riding the 40 strong field was narrowed down to a 10 man final to see which rider would take home £500 and a golden ticket to the European finals to be held at the 2011 Nike 6.0 Air & Style, Munich.
The judge’s work was cut out in what turned out to be hotly contested final of this 2 star TTR event. Milton Keynes’ 3rd placed Gareth Andrews slayed all night as did Leeds local Jonny Russel who took second, but ultimately the 3 man judge panel awarded the honors of the night to Tom Guilmard aka Little T who stunned the crowd and his fellow riders with two magical efforts on the Down Bar.
“I’m so nervous about Air & Style, so many people….. but I am looking forward to representing the UK. Also a big shout out to the Street Gypsy’s ….you know who you are!’
The Nike 6.0 Stairset was constructed by Damian Doyle and the Standing Sideways crew and will remain in Castleford SNOZone for all riders to session throughout the season and beyond.
Best Two Tricks
Tom Guilmard – Front Blunt 450 out and Front 3 on, both on the Bar
Jonny Russel – Switch Backlip 270 out on the Kink and Switch Back 1 nosepress 180 out on the Bar
Gareth Andrews – Cab 1 50/50 360 out on the Kink and Frontside 270 on, 270 out on the Bar.
1st Tom Guilmard
2nd Jonny Russel
3rd Gareth Andrews
4th Will Smith
5th Andy Nudds
6th Simon Foster
7th Oliver Dutton
8th Neil Campbell
9th Oliver Waters
10th Marc M’Clement
Follow the progress of all the Nike6.0 Stairset Battles to see who will make the finals and join Little T and the 20,000 spectators at The Nike 6.0 Air and Style – www.facebook.com/nike6