Grand Prix Freeskiers Get Their Turn in the Pipe
Freeski qualifying has finished for the day, with both the men's and women's finals fields locked in for a huge day Saturday in the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Halfpipe finals.
Dan Marion with amplitude during morning qualifying
On the men's side, the top four qualifiers from two heats - and the next best four scores - pushed through to complete a loaded 12-man finals field.
MEN'S HEAT 1 QUALIFIERS:
MEN'S HEAT 2 QUALIFIERS:
MEN'S OVERALL RANKING QUALIFIERS:
Mike Riddle on his way to the #1 overall qualification for Saturday's final
Tiril Sjaastad Christiansen
Saturday's final in the superpipe, just steps from First Time parking lot, is free and spectator-friendly - but if you can't make it here you can still watch the action live at the link below.
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.
We put together a stairset to match the one on the Sochi Winter Games slopestyle course. It looks like practice makes perfect.
The Sochi Games are just days away, and while we'll be rooting hard for every Team USA athlete - from the curlers to the figure skaters - we'll be cheering especially hard for 2 athletes in particular: because they're our very own! Slopestyle snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg and slopestyle freeskier Joss Christensen are both Park City locals and both part of "I Ride Park City" All Stars. Both will be in medal contention, and we couldn't be prouder to have them as representatives to the world both of our mountain and their hometown of Park City.