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News: The North Face Park and News: The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series Announces 2013 Schedule
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Athlete Registration Opens Thursday, November 8, 2012, 10 AM MST
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – As the first traces of snow dust North American mountain peaks, freeskiing athletes everywhere are revving up for another exciting winter competition season. Falling in line with the anticipation of a great winter, The North Face announced venues for The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series (PPOS), including Copper Mountain, CO (Dec. 8-9); Whistler Blackcomb, BC (Jan. 14-17); Waterville Valley, NH (Feb. 23) and Northstar California Resort, CA (March 8-10).
“This year’s events are perfectly scheduled to provide prime advancement opportunities for athletes ready to take their freeskiing career to the next level,” said Barb Hamblett PPOS Event Director with Mountain Sports International, Inc. (MSI). “Spectators can expect to see exciting top level competition at all four PPOS stops this season.”
All four PPOS events are part of the Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) competition schedule. The Copper Mountain and Northstar California Resort stops will both be International Ski Federation (FIS) sanctioned NORAM CUP events with athletes earning FIS points. Athlete registration for all four PPOS stops will open Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at 10 a.m. MST.
“FIS is excited to be able to integrate The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series events in Copper Mountain, CO and Northstar, CA into the 2012-13 FIS Freestyle NORAM CUP,” said Konrad X Rotermund FIS Freestyle Continental Cup Coordinator-Americas. “These events will provide a great opportunity for athletes to get their needed FIS points to be part of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games qualification process and/or earn the opportunity to be the NORAM CUP Champion. Recognizing schedules are very full in North America, it is great to be able to cooperate with the already established PPOS events to give the athletes multiple avenues to meet their competitive goals in a single event.”
Founded in 2010, The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series (PPOS) features slopestyle and halfpipe skiing competitions with $55,000 in total prize value up for grabs. As one of the only open-format event series, amateurs have the opportunity to compete alongside top pros.
“The North Face is excited to bring yet another season of freeskiing competition opportunities to athletes, both professional and amateur, across North America,” said The North Face Director of Sports Marketing Katie Ramage. “The progression of the sport of freeskiing is important to us, and this competition format is another way for us to support that movement.”
Slopestyle skiing takes place in a venue comprised of man-made features such as rails, boxes and jumps contained on a single slope. Halfpipe skiing takes place in a halfpipe similar to those used for halfpipe snowboarding. Skiers accelerate through the pipe to gain increased height jumping out of the halfpipe while simultaneously executing challenging grabs, spins, flips and other maneuvers. Skiers string together a series of aerials from the halfpipe in a single run. Judging is based on overall impression, including content, difficulty of run, style and use of park or pipe. Both slopestyle and halfpipe skiing will make their Olympic debut in 2014 at the Sochi, Russia Winter Games. The PPOS will work in conjunction with the Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) on competition judging with Steele Spence serving as head judge for the series.
“The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series is very important for North American freeskiing athletes,” said Steele Spence, PPOS series head judge. “The series is a stepping stone for athletes hoping to progress to the top level of competition. The events are very well organized with a full panel of AFP certified judges and courses at world-class resorts.”
2012-13 PPOS Series Schedule
Copper Mountain, Colorado (FIS Event) - December 8-9, 2012
Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia - January 14-17,2013
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire - February 23, 2013
Northstar California Resort, California (FIS Event) - March 8-10, 2013
For athlete or registration information visit www.thenorthfaceppos.com or contact Julia Jimmerson MSI athlete relations manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or (801) 349-4616.
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Near Canada, USA - In a wave to mutilate the environmental and durability issues that have plagued traditional shaping practices and surfboards, Lib Tech, manufacturer of the world’s most environMENTAL snowboards, NAS, and skateboards have announced the launch of their Waterboard line. The Waterboard is a culmination of three decades spent surfing and experimenting with eco-radical watercraft by Lib Tech founder, chief surfboard designer, and composites guru, Mike Olson. Distribution of Waterboards from Lib Tech’s laboratory in Near Canada, USA, will begin in select shops on the West Coast, and will also be available online at libtechwaterboarding.com.
Generated through Isotropic conFusion, the Waterboard is a homogenous gathering of 31 classified eco materials and components. They ride with the panache of a traditional polyester board, though as stated by Olson, “Every material used is completely new to surfboards. Every technique is completely unique---to any industry. It’s not only a new way of making surfboards, it’s a whole new way to make anything.” These new environMENTALLY nicer technologies need no sandpaper, paint brushes, tape, or solvents except water. The de-classified components include:
2D2D Volcanic Organic Basalt Honeycomb Technology: Lib Tech is the first to use Basalt in surfboard design. Volcanic Organic Basalt Honeycomb Technology is an incredibly strong, impact resistant layering of fibers that withstands heel kicks, has no additives, and is extremely lively underfoot. This technology is 2D2D - Dang Difficult to Ding!
The Powerpop Airspring Foam Core: A lightweight foam composed of an exclusive closed-cell alloy formula that will not absorb water, has elastic qualities like a trampoline, contains up to 50% recycled content, and uses ozone friendly blowing agents. 100% of the off-cut foam produced while shaping is then recycled into new blanks. This is a new foam formula that didn't exist a year ago.
LVR43 High Rebound Matrix: Instead of toxic industry-standard polyester resin or old-fashioned epoxy, Olson created LVR43 High Rebound Matrix, a chemistry that has higher elongation, extreme ding resistance, and responsive rebound.
Elastomatrix Perimeter 2D2D Dampening Web: Rails are wrapped in rubberized metallic fibers to give the boards a silky smooth ride even in choppy conditions, and are also 2D2D.
Lib Tech Leash Plug: It’s still just a leash plug, but it’s different. Lib Tech’s newly designed leash plug featuring an anodized 6061 T6 aircraft aluminum pin that will never rust and a super lightweight fiber-composite cup.
MO BOX Fin System: To increase the adjustability of fin placement, all Waterboards feature Lib Tech’s new MO BOX fin system and come with four of Lib Tech’s new Maximum Intensity Leading Foil (M.I.L.F) fins, including a smaller trailer fin. The user has the freedom to adjust their fin to the fore or aft by 5/8th of an inch, creating a personalized fin setup for different conditions and styles of wave riding. The fin boxes are chemically and physically integrated into the board, and fit both Lib Tech’s new M.I.L.F Fin System, and the FCS fin system.
Mike Olson and co-conspirator craftsman, Jeff Henderson, broke down every element of surfboard design in Lib Tech’s windowless Waterboard lab to build maximum functionality into the lineup. Ergonomic elements including grab rails (small channels on the rails) for maximum hold while duck diving and performing aerials, and a concave deck for rib comfort are standard in every Waterboard shape series; Ramp, Bowl, and Vert. These shapes were created to provide maximum eco-radicalness on the wave face and beyond: Ramp - A magically fast, short, and wide, low rocker series with a speedy thumb-tail and flipped stub-nose. A surf skate tailored to accelerate and take you over the coping in small to medium waves. This is a punk rock grovel master, air blaster, mini slasher! Bowl - A magically fast quiver-killer in small to overhead waves, featuring a wide, speedy thumb-tail and pulled-in nose for aggressive modern performance. Medium-low rocker skates through flats sections and provides enough banana to pull through on pitching takeoffs. This is Lib Tech’s most versatile shape. Vert - A high performance design for high performance waves. Pulled nose, squared thumb-tail, increased rocker. Meant to be ridden at standard lengths and widths. Get pitted.
For people who enjoy sliding sideways with art underneath their feet, Waterboards are available with the sublimated works of renown Lib Tech artists Jamie Lynn, Quincy Quigg, and Ryan Davis. For the purist, Waterboards are also available without graphics.
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News: Teton Gravity Research L News: Teton Gravity Research Launches New Stock Footage Web Page - Watch Our Reels
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Teton Gravity Research is excited to announce the launch of its new stock footage Web page. This new page showcases our latest stock footage reels from recent shoots as well as classic clips from our archives, covering a variety of extreme sports, avalanches, crashes, aerials, scenic shots, wildlife, and lifestyle footage.
Check out our new 2K RED, Ski, Snowboard, Avalanche, Aerial and Surf reels, and check back regularly. We’ll continually post new reels as they become available.
The TGR film library contains over 20,000 hours of the finest action sports footage from around the globe. Stock clips are sold throughout the world for a wide array of programming and commercial use. Visit our older stock footage page to search additional reels from our film library and archives. Recent clients include HBO, Apple, Jeep, Nissan, Sony and the Discovery Channel, to name a few.
Watch for this month’s HBO episode of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel focusing on backountry skiing and featuring TGR stock clips of Tanner Hall.
Check out our new Aerial Reel above featuring Sage Cattabriga, Todd Ligare, Shane Dorian, Jamie O’Brien, Ian Walsh, Tommy Clowers, Ronnie Renner, Kevin Jones, Nick Martini, Sammy Carlson, Tom Wallisch and Ian MacIntosh.
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Description:Rider: Cayden Wood Filmed By: Don Wood Cayden Wood's End of Season Edit- 2012
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August 24, 2011
From the Canadain Freestyle Ski Association press release:
VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Canadian Freestyle Ski Association proudly announced today the formation of its newest team. The Canadian National Slopestyle Team is the product of the recent decision by the International Olympic Committee to give ski slopestyle a berth in the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, and the confidence of Canada’s Own the Podium program which has allocated major funding to the CFSA to kick-start the program.
When the IOC gave the nod to slopestyle, it was capitalizing on a trend to include accessible and exciting action sports into the Games. In ski slopestyle, athletes make their way down a veritable obstacle course of rails, jumps and other features – much like you would find in virtually any snow terrain park at resorts across the country. The competitors are judged on the quality, style, and originality of their tricks.
Canadian athletes have consistently performed very well in slopestyle pro events like the X Games and the Dew Tour. The discipline made its FIS World Championships debut this winter in Park City, UT where Canadian Kaya Turski took home the silver medal.
CFSA High Performance Program Director David Mirota said the OTP funding indicates confidence that Canada has excellent potential to win medals in slopestyle at the Sochi Games. “We could not have built a national team program without OTP, so we are very grateful for their support and we have worked quickly to develop a comprehensive plan based on the winning models we already have for moguls and aerials to meet OTP performance expectations,” said Mirota, noting that the IOC decision came very quickly and was a bit of a surprise. Nevertheless, while FIS and the Sochi Organizing Committee work out the logistics and details of course design and judging models, Canada has wasted no time putting its program together.
Mirota announced that the CFSA has hired veteran coach and former National Team athlete Toben Sutherland as its slopestyle program manager. Sutherland was an athlete with the national team program from 1993 to 1999. He had more than 100 FIS World Cup starts and earned the silver medal at the World Championships in 1997. Sutherland found his calling in the new school disciplines in 1998, and was the first athlete to perform double flips in the halfpipe. Most recently he was head coach of the Ontario Park & Pipe Team. Sutherland said, “The athlete vibe about the National Team has been really exciting, they are pumped about the program and about the prospect of Canada becoming a real Olympic threat.”
Mirota also announced the members of the inaugural Canadian National Slopestyle Team, which is composed of nine athletes who were selected from their Association of Freeskiing Professionals rankings and past major event performances.
He said, “I’m very excited about our prospects for Sochi in slopestyle and especially for our program going forward. Slopestyle is an accessible, stylish and spectacular sport. Anyone can learn to do rails and jumps in the terrain parks at resorts across the country so the upcoming talent pool is promising.”
The inaugural Canadian Ski Slopestyle Team is as follows:
Kaya Turski, of Montreal, QC, Silver 2011 World Championships, Winner 2011 X Games
Kim Lamarre, of Lac Beauport, QC, Bronze medal 2011 Winter X Games Europe
JF Houle, of Drummondville, QC, Winner of 2011 Winter X Games Europe
TJ Schiller, of Vernon, BC, Winner of 2009 X Games
Alexis Godbout, of Mont-Tremblant, QC, Winner 2011 Dew Tour Breckenridge
Maude Raymond, of Montreal, QC, 9th 2011 Winter X Games
Jessica Warll, of Collingwood, ON, 3rd Dew Tour Breckenridge
Ian Cosco, of Whistler, BC, 11th 2011 Winter X Games
Phil Casabon, of Vallée du Parc, QC, 5th 2011 Winter X Games Europe
Charles Gagnier, of Victoriaville, QC, 7th at WSI, Whistler 2011
The Canadian Freestyle Ski Association is the governing body in Canada for the sport of Freestyle Skiing. With the support of its title sponsor, Canada Post, and its other valued corporate partners – Columbia Sportswear and RBC — along with the Government of Canada, Canadian Olympic Committee and Own the Podium, the CFSA develops Olympic and world champions in all disciplines of the sport. For more information on the CFSA, visit us at www.freestyleski.com
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VANCOUVER, BC (Feb. 28) – The U.S. Olympic Ski and Snowboarding Team wrapped up the 2010 Olympic Winter Games on Sunday with 18 U.S. athletes combining to win 21 medals, including six gold, over the course of 16 days of competition.
Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) left the Games with three medals, including gold in the super G, bringing his career total to a U.S. record of five - finding the passion he skied with as a youth through the support of the U.S. Ski Team and its coaches, athletes and staff.
"How unusual it is now, how unique it is to find that kind of energy to go above and beyond what you could normally achieve on your own because you're a part of something else," Miller said. "And I think that was really cool, I think that was exactly what I needed."
"I'm really proud of our team. We went after it this time. We weren't scared. We stomped on it. From Lindsey (Vonn) on down, we were always aggressive."
In her third Olympics but bearing widespread medal expectations for the first time, Vonn (Vail, CO) won gold in the downhill and bronze in the super G, adding to the incredible list of accolades for the 25-year-old skier.
"I left it all on the hill and I have no regrets whatsoever," Vonn said. "I'm leaving these Games happy, because I gave it everything I have, and I'm very proud to be a part of this successful Olympic Team."
Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO) earned three silvers – including the first ever for the U.S. in nordic combined. Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) won two silvers to give her a U.S. women's record three medals for her career.
"I couldn't have asked for anything more," Mancuso said. "I haven't been on the podium for two years, and then to come in here and take two silver medals is incredible, and then to be a part of a team that had an amazing Olympics is special. It's really perfect."
The U.S. success began early when on the opening day of competition (Feb. 13), Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) kicked it off with gold in moguls, with teammate Shannon Bahrke (Tahoe City, CA) taking bronze. Bryon Wilson (Butte, MT) added bronze a day later in moguls, while Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO) took America's first-ever Olympic nordic combined medal, winning silver.
Those opening weekend medals were key in igniting athlete performance when alpine skiing and snowboarding began just a few days later.
One of the biggest leaps was seen in nordic combined, where the USA medaled in every event including a gold-silver finish for Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and Spillane in the large hill combined competition. Demong and Spillane were joined by veteran Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Brett Camerota (Park City, UT) for silver in the combined team event.
"To me, this program has always been about the team," Demong said. "This Olympics has shown that, even to ourselves, more than ever, because I think all three of us – Todd, Johnny and I – really, really wanted to get the medal out of the way. We wanted to have enough of this 86 years, no medal kind of thing."
In snowboarding, Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) repeated in halfpipe as did Seth Wescott (Sugarloaf, ME) in snowboardcross. Hannah Teter (Belmont, VT) took silver in halfpipe with Kelly Clark (Mt. Snow, VT) and Scotty Lago (Seabrook, NH) each taking bronze.
"It was everything I had dreamed of," White said after landing his patented Double McTwist 1260 on his final run. "Honestly, the dreams I've had matched this."
In men's aerials, Jeret "Speedy" Peterson put down a big trick of his own - the Hurricane - to claim silver.
"I know that a lot of people go through a lot of things in their life, and I just want them to realize they can overcome anything," a teary-eyed Peterson said after his final jump. "There's light at the end of the tunnel, and mine was silver and I love it."
The U.S. athletes were always quick to thank Olympic officials and the people of Vancouver, living up to the high expectations Canada set for these Games.
"Over the last couple years, I've had the pleasure of coming up here to train and preview the venues," Demong said. "When I came two years ago, I could see it all happening already. It's such a beautiful place and city and to see what they were building especially for my event was perfection."
Vonn agreed, adding that fans showed up in full force and the U.S. athletes enjoyed support from both American and Canadian fans.
"You don't get that at every Olympics," Vonn said. "I didn't feel that same energy and atmosphere in Torino as I did here in Whistler, so I'm taking away a lot of good memories from these Games. It's definitely one of the best Olympics experiences that I've ever had."
With 2010 in the history books, the USSA is already looking ahead to 2014 in Sochi and beyond.
2010 U.S. OLYMPIC SKI AND SNOWBOARDING TEAM MEDALS
Billy Demong, Nordic Combined Large Hill
Hannah Kearney, Women's Moguls
Bode Miller, Men's Super Combined
Lindsey Vonn, Women's Downhill
Seth Wescott, Men's Snowboardcross
Shaun White, Men's Halfpipe
Brett Camerota, Nordic Combined Team Event
Billy Demong, Nordic Combined Team Event
Todd Lodwick, Nordic Combined Team Event
Julia Mancuso, Women's Downhill
Julia Mancuso, Women's Super Combined
Bode Miller, Men's Super G
Jeret "Speedy" Peterson, Men's Aerials
Johnny Spillane, Nordic Combined Normal Hill
Johnny Spillane, Nordic Combined Team Event
Johnny Spillane, Nordic Combined Large Hill
Hannah Teter, Women's Halfpipe
Shannon Bahrke, Women's Moguls
Kelly Clark, Women's Halfpipe
Scotty Lago, Men's Halfpipe
Bode Miller, Men's Downhill
Lindsey Vonn, Women's Super G
Andrew Weibrecht, Men's Super G
Bryon Wilson, Men's Moguls
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