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
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.