Paul Mitchell Progression Session Big Air Wraps Grand Prix Day #1
A big first day of competition at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Halfpipe in the superpipe was capped off in the biggest way possible - the Paul Mitchell Progression Session Big Air. Snowboarders and freeskiers threw hammers for over 90 minutes, trying to outdo each other on a massive 85-foot jump while a hyped crowd watched below.
Riders impressed the judges and crowd alike, showing everyone exactly why the event is called the Progression Session.
Gus Kenworthy with a tailgrab on his way to winning Men's Freeski Big Air
Winners were crowned for both skiers and riders, scroll below for a look at the podium finishers.
WOMEN'S FREESKI - 1st: Tiril Sjastad Christainsen; 2nd: Alexi Micinski; 3rd: Catherine Warcal
MEN'S FREESKI - 1st: Gus Kenworthy; 2nd: Alex Schlopy; 3rd: Joss Christensen
WOMEN'S SNOWBOARD - 1st: Stephanie Sue Feld
MEN'S SNOWBOARD - 1st: Kyle Mack; 2nd: Ryan Stassel; 3rd: Mark Hoyt
Stay tuned as we keep you updated all week as the Grand Prix Halfpipe events continue. Tomorrow, the freeskiers get their turn to battle for spots in Saturday's final.
This event has been incredible and we are honored to have it here at PCMR. Its amazing to see all the young guns and the OGs slaying the bowls. Can't wait to see what these guys will be throwing down in the showcase! Snowboarder Mag Coverage - http://www.snowboardermag.com/videos/2014-lib-tech-holy-bowly-preview-video/ TWS Coverage - http://snowboarding.transworld.net/photos/lib-techs-holy-bowly-day-4-living-history/#7967+5aac8fd345
Say your prayers and come get religious at The Holy Bowly!
The Holy Bowly continues to rock and the pros are coming out of the woodwork to join in this progression bonanza! TWS Coverage - http://snowboarding.transworld.net/photos/lib-techs-holy-bowly-park-city-day-3-little-things/ Snowboarder Mag Coverage - http://www.snowboardermag.com/photos/lib-techs-holy-bowly-day-three-recap/
The Holy Bowly has begun and the best of the best are here showing us what true progression is. Centered around a 12-foot deep bowl at the base of Three Kings chair we have an amazing course for everyone to enjoy. Here are some links and a video from Day 1 of The Holy Bowly. Transworld Snowboarding Recap - http://snowboarding.transworld.net/photos/holy-bowly-park-city-day-1-finding-lines/ Snowboarder Mag Recap - http://www.snowboardermag.com/photos/lib-techs-holy-bowly-at-park-city-utah-day-1/
King Midas visit and now you're good as gold!
Bring your spacesuit because you're going straight to the moon.
After a hectic freeski season and competing on an injured knee, Monster Energy freeskier Tom Wallisch found some time at his home resort of Park City in Utah to stack some footage before he underwent season-ending surgery. Watch as he displays why—even at half speed—he's still the best in the game. Edit created by 4bi9 Media (www.4bi9media.com // @4bi9media) For more information on Tom Wallisch, follow him on Twitter & Instagram at @TWallisch
Get ready for some HOT snowboard action in this month's Every Third Thursday! Dave Lee and the Signal Snowboards crew get back to the base-ics, experimenting with new technology to actually heat up the base of a snowboard and test out their theory that a hot base will go faster. Dave explains that the snow sliding action actually works from friction heating up the snow and forming a thin layer of water that the board slides on, but what if we speed up that process by incorporating a heat film into the base? Watch as Dave dials the base all the way up to 128-degrees and snowboarder Alex Cato heats up the slopes of Park City Resort.