Posted Jan. 31, 2012
Vans Team Rider Iouri "IPod" Podladtchikov took home the Silver Medal in Superpipe at the Winter X Games 2012 in Aspen, Colorado. Coming in behind five time, back-to-back X Games Superpipe champion Shaun White and his perfect score of 100, IPod threw down the run of his life to earn a 93, and proved that he is the only current, real challenger to White's dominance in the halfpipe. It was a wild weekend at Winter X, as we also ...
Posted Jan. 27, 2012
Jamie Lynn 1999. Trevor Graves Photo. Jamie Lynn’s style is so iconic his method alone could receive TransWorld SNOWboarding’s Legend Award. It’s his overall contribution to snowboarding, however, that will be honored on Friday, January 27 during the 13th Annual Riders’ Poll Awards Show at the Fillmore Auditorium. A Brief History Of Jamie’s Influence Jamie is often credited as the rider who completely changing what tricks looked in the early ’90s and inspiring a new generation ...
Posted Jan. 23, 2012
In case you missed Andreas Wiig's part in the latest Forum movie "Vacation", here is the FULL Part for your enjoyment. Andreas came back strong last season, throwing down massive park-style tricks in the backcountry and putting any doubts to shame. While we're at it, check out this shot from the Transworld Snowboarding 2012 Photo Annual. Andreas received "Best Park Shot" with this sunset handplant in Folgafona, Norway shot by Frode Sandbech.
Posted Jan. 23, 2012
Eric Willett on the Slopestyle Podium. Words and Photos: Larry Nuñez. It was a winning weekend for the Vans Team at the Winter Dew Tour stop in Killington, Vermont, as team riders Eric Willett and Iouri "IPod" Podladtchikov took 1st place in both Snowboard Slopestyle and Superpipe. After the first stop on the tour in Breckenridge, Colorado, both riders were coming into this event looking for a little redemption. Willett failed to make the podium in Breckenridge, while IPod suffered ...
Posted Jan. 19, 2012
P.S. WEBISODE #1: 2012 Hana Beaman, Robin Van Gyn, Leanne Pelosi are out in the Canadian backcountry searching for pow pow and good times. In this episode the girls run into some sled complications while they are out getting warmed up for the season.
Posted Jan. 17, 2012
Join us for the first Canadian edition of the Vans Hi-Standard Series in collaboration with Snowboard Canada. The event consists of an original big air format where riders are judged on individual style and no rotations over 720 are permitted. Rewarding creativity and self-expression, the Vans way. It’s pretty simple, the more style and trick variety you have, the more you get paid. Each stylish manoeuver will get you cash on the spot! The course will also include the ...
Posted Jan. 16, 2012
Let's keep it going... Check out another Quiksilver "From the office of..." video, this time with the contest killer Eric Willett. Eric delves into his love of competition with some shots from last season's Winter Dew Tour at Snowbasin, Utah. Watch Eric destroy the course with Switch 1080s, Double Corks, jibs on rail features and more.
Posted Jan. 13, 2012
Quiksilver has a cool video series entitled "From The Office Of...", where they spend a day with one of their athletes to get an inside look at their day-to-day. One of the latest videos is with Vans Team Rider Iouri "I-Pod" Podladtchikov as he destroys a Mt. Hood halfpipe in the waning hours of a summer sunset and breaks down his style. Just another day in the life of one of the world's greatest snowboarders.
Posted Jan. 11, 2012
A good snowboarder gets out even from an unspectacular track a lot of fun. How is it that Mark shows "Ma" cellar the young participants of Red Bull Trick it with Ma on 24 February 2012. The "competition version" which means Red Bull Jibmunks: jib motivated recreational snowboarders, pros and legends and shred on 25 February at fun and party-Cash. Location of all events: Grindelwald, Switzerland. "The original snowboarding is for me to go with friends on the mountain and ...
Posted Jan. 9, 2012
The Contest Kid does it again! Vans Team rider Eric Willett competed at the 6Star TTR O'Neill Evolution Big Air contest in Davos, Switzerland over the weekend, where a significant storm pounded the entire region with fresh snow. After narrowly escaping the Semi Finals in near blizzard conditions on Friday night, Eric Willett came back on Saturday and threw down not one, but two monster runs to secure the second place victory. The set up was pretty unique, featuring ...