Visa U.S. Grand Prix Results
The two plankers got their chance in the Eagle Superpipe today and wow, did they ever show off their skills. The ladies' led things off and the U.S.A.'s Maddie Bowman showed that wins in Copper and XGames were no fluke and took her third straight Gold with a 85.2 on her first run.
Women's winner Maddie Bowman.
Ayana Onozuka of Japan followed closely behind with a 84.4 while Virginie Faivre of Switzerland filled out the Ladies' podium with an 82.8. Full women's results availble here.
Women's podium, Faivre / Bowman / Onozuka
The men's competition wound up tightly bunched, with all three men on the podium scoring in the 93's. The U.S.A. got both the top two spots with David Wise showing why he secured XGames gold and scoring a 93.8 and Torin Yater-Wallace just two tenths of a point back at 93.6 France's Kevin Rolland, who always seems to excel in the Eagle Superpipe (finished 2nd in the 2011 FIS World Ski Championships here) was just behind at 93. Full men's results available here.
Tucker Perkins trying to match the Sprint height banner.
Kevin Rolland grabbing high.
Men's podium, Rolland / Wise / Yater-Wallace
It was a crazy good time for the opening of Neff Land - check these pix out if you don't believe us.
Saturday evening was a perfect night to grab a chair under the stars on Town Lift Plaza and catch the world premiere of our original snowboard film, "IRPC" - and it turns out a whole lot of you agreed. Chairs went early and our crowd spilled into standing-room-only sections around the plaza deck before overflowing back onto Town Bridge over Park Ave. What a crowd! The film, shot entirely in the terrain parks at Park City Mountain Resort, proves anything is possible when it comes to the creative riding going on here. Did you miss the film's debut, or just can't wait to see it again? "IRPC" will be released in sneak peek edits, once a week through October, right here at the blog before posting in its full length November 1. Check it out!
Utah has always been known as a state that breeds talented rail slayers. The Friday Night Jib Fights series showed that there is no changing of the guard in the future. These kids are determined and know how to drop some hammers.
Blaze Kotsenburg enjoying the sun with a backlip to firecracker.
A quick little handplant session with Griffin Siebert in upper 3 Kings.
Rocky Maloney documents Tim Gage, McRae Williams, Joss Christensen and crew getting dirty on the street-style 24 stairset in 3 Kings.
February has seen some solid night sessions and a gnarly jump line in Quicksilver. Enjoy these selects from the past month and get ready for a night edit from "I Ride Park City" dropping this week.
Tom Wallisch and Joss Christensen enjoying the hefty new jump line on Quicksilver Run.
Quite simply Bode Merrill is the man. He doesn't need two feet strapped in to drop hammers.
Halldor Helgason spent the past few days ripping around the 3 Kings Park at I Ride Park City!