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NIGHT of the JUMPs | Vienna
Story by Oliver Franke
Pics by Tobias Hannig (www.tobpix.com)

Vienna round 1 – The laws of physics defied!

A year ago to have had a rider landing a 360 in his run and only finish 6th would be unthinkable, yet tonight in the Vienna Stadthalle, it was a reality. Every one of the 6 riders in the final had a mix of huge rotation tricks traditional FMX tricks – making for a showcase of cutting-edge riding.

Up front it was a showdown between Mat Rebeaud (Switz), Mike Mason (US), Andre Villa (Nor) and Adam Jones (US), all with massive, unique tricks - most notably Jones’ Cordova Backflip, which completely defies logic.

Mike Mason
Mike Mason doing a Hart Attacl Lookback

In the end Rebeaud edged ahead of Jones, with Villa third and Mason fourth. Fifth in the final was Ronnie Renner (US) who had big-gap backflip combos to add to his already popular routine, including his trademark whip.

Sixth was Fred Johansson (Swe), who made a few critical mistakes at the end of his run, dropping him down the order despite his awesome 360 over the super kicker.

Andre Villa
Andre Villa with a sick Crack Nac

The whip contest was won by the team of Renner and Remi Bizouard (Fra), ahead of Kris Brock (Eng) and Mat Rebeaud.

Derek Burlew
Derek Burlew hadn't a chance against the Flip Mania

The Highest-Air victory belonged to Renner, ahead of Libor Podmol (Cze) and Brock in 2nd. Jimbo Verburgh (Bel) was fourth.

The second round of the 2006 Vienna Night of the Jumps takes place tomorrow, Sunday the 19th February in the Vienna Stadthalle. Jones, Villa and Mason have all sworn revenge and have a massive target on Rebeaud’s back.


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Vienna round 2 – The revenge of the Yanks!

Yesterday’s first round contest left a lot of riders eager to set the record straight - none more so than the American duo of Adam Jones and Mike Mason. Both put together flawless rides, with massive extension, smooth landings and energy on the course. The final decider was Jones’ unbelievable Cordova backflip.

Third place went to yesterday’s winner Mat Rebeaud (Switz), who made some uncharacteristic mistakes mid-run and did well to still place on the podium. Fourth was Swedish style-master Fredd Johansson, who unleashed his version of the 360 this weekend to the amazement of the crowds, judges and riders alike.

Fred Johansson
Fred Johannson rocked the house with a 360!

Fifth in the final was crowd favourite Ronnie Renner (US), who put together some massive tricks, flips, whips and landing combinations. Sixth in the final was Czech youngster Libor Podmol, who edged ahead of more favoured riders like Andre Villa (Nor) and Remi Bizouard (Fra) with his typical gutsy style.

Adam Jones
Adam Jones showed his Cordova Flip for the 1st time in Europe

The Team Whip contest was won by the pair of Renner and Bizouard ahead of Rebeaud and Kris Brock (Eng).

In the Highest Air, Renner took the win ahead of Podmol and Brock.

The action moves to Innsbruck next weekend for the first two rounds of the inaugural IFMXF / FIM World Championship.

FACTS Suzuki NIGHT of the JUMPs - Vienna 18.02.2006

Results Qualifikation
1. Mat Rebeaud SUI 303 Points
2. Adam Jones USA 285 Points
3. Mike Mason USA 266 Points
4. Andre Villa NOR 264 Points
5. Fredrik Johansson SWE 240 Points
6. Ronnie Renner USA 236 Points
7. Libor Podmol CZE 213 Points
8. Nick de Wit RSA 211 Points
9. Busty Wolter GER 204 Points
10. Oystein Kjorstad NOR 202 Points
Kris Brock GBR 202 Points
12. Derek Burlew USA 190 Points
13. Remi Bizouard FRA 188 Points

Results Whip Contest
1. Team 1 (Ronnie Renner & Remi Bizouard)
2. Team 2 (Mat Rebeaud & Kris Brock)
3. Team 3 (Fredrik Johansson & Derek Burlew)
3. Team 4 (Sebastian Wolter & Jimmy Verburgh)


Results Highest-Air-Contest
1. Ronnie Renner 7,50 Meter (1st)
2. Libor Podmol 7,00 Meter (1st)
2. Kris Brock 7,00 Meter (1st)
4. Jimmy Verburgh 6,80 Meter (1st)

Results Final
1. Mat Rebeaud SUI 353 Points
2. Adam Jones USA 323 Points
3. Andre Villa NOR 321 Points
4. Mike Mason USA 315 Points
5. Ronnie Renner USA 264 Points
6. Fredrik Johansson SWE 249 Points


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FACTS 3 NIGHT of the JUMPs - Vienna 19.02.2006

Results Qualifikation
1. Mat Rebeaud SUI 266 Points
2. Mike Mason USA 264 Points
3. Fredrik Johansson SWE 256 Points
4. Ronnie Renner NOR 255 Points
5. Adam Jones USA 247 Points
6. Libor Podmol CZE 236 Points
7. Remi Bizouard FRA 233 Points
8. Kris Brock GBR 222 Points
9. Nick de Wit RSA 204 Points
10. Andre Villa NOR 219 Points
11. Sebastian Wolter GER 198 Points
12. Oystein Kjorstad NOR 190 Points
13. Derek Burlew USA 178 Points

Results Whip Contest
1. Team 1 (Ronnie Renner & Remi Bizouard)
2. Team 2 (Mat Rebeaud & Kris Brock)
3. Team 3 (Jimmy Verburgh & Derek Burlew)

Results Highest-Air-Contest
1. Ronnie Renner 7,20 Meter (1st)
2. Libor Podmol 7,00 Meter (1st)
3. Kris Brock 6,80 Meter (1st)
3. Jimmy Verburgh 6,80 Meter (1st)
3. Mike Mason 6,80 Meter (1st)

Results Final
1. Adam Jones USA 339 Points
2. Mike Mason USA 311 Points
3. Mat Rebeaud SUI 292 Points
4. Fredrik Johansson SWE 267 Points
5. Ronnie Renner USA 263 Points
6. Libor Podmol CZE 244 Points




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