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 had Eric Willett competing in both Big Air and Slopestyle, and we were there to cover it all. There are lots of stories to share with you, so stay tuned for additional content coming throughout the week. In the meantime, check out our live posts from the entire event on vanssnow.tumblr.com
, and enjoy this video of IPod's Silver Medal X Games run...
"The Beast", our '89 Suburban mode of transpo to and from the X Games. We keep it real...
IPod and one of the Swiss Team Coaches discussing strategy.
Night Pipe. Photo: Zac Shelhamer. #iphone #madfilters
IPod blasting his monster method.
Photo: Red Bull.
Cab 1080 double cork.
Podium with Shaun White.
We're coming for you Shaun...
More photos on vanssnow.tumblr.com
: Photo Set 1 from Iouri “IPod” Podladtchikov’s Silver Medal at Winter X Games
and Photo Set 2 from Iouri “IPod” Podladtchikov’s Silver Medal at Winter X Games
Words and photos: Larry Nuñez