Posted July 8, 2013
Markus Keller, Zugspitze. Photo:Lorenz Holder Words: Anke Eberhardt Bordering Switzerland, Austria and France -- the three most popular winter-sports countries in Europe -- Germany is often forgotten when it comes to powder and halfpipes. Considering resort sizes and elevations, the statistics do favor its neighbors, but Germany has a long tradition in snowboarding and a respectable scene that should not be underestimated. - via ESPN Read the full story of Snowboarding in Bavaria at XGames.com...
Posted May 30, 2013
One person's debris is another's discovery: Beaman cradles a piece of Bosnian history. Photo: Ashley Barker The pro athletes covered on XGames.com regularly travel the globe chasing waves, powder, contests and more. But we wanted to know what kind of souvenirs they smuggle home in their board bags. (Tiny spoons? Misspelled T-shirts? Obscure energy drinks from Oman?) "Memento" is a semi-regular column on Scene that chronicles these cultural anthropologists of action, good and bad. Anything to declare ...
Posted May 14, 2013
Colin White caught up with Hana Beaman to ask her about the X Games Real Women competition, her lengthy snowboard career, filming and contests in a thorough piece on XGames.com. Although Hana lost in the second round of the fan favorite voting, she still has a shot at X Games gold to be voted on by a panel of judges at X Games Barcelona this weekend. Watch her entry and check back to find out what happens.
Posted May 2, 2013
Vans Team Rider Hana Beaman is part of the first X Games Real Women contest, which is live right now at XGames.com. You can VOTE everyday for Hana as she battles 8 other action sports ladies for a shot at X Games gold. Transworld Snowboarding "Caught Up" with Hana to discuss the contest, women's snowboarding and her season in general. Read for full interview with Hana at twsnow.com.
Posted April 30, 2013
Eight of the world's most talented women in action sports have submitted 75-second video parts for a shot at X Games gold. Medals will be awarded by a panel of X Games judges, but the Fan Favorite will be decided by YOU! Cast your vote today.
Posted April 1, 2013
On Friday, March 22, 2013, Iouri Podladtchikov landed a trick during the X Games Tignes Men's SuperPipe finals that no one had ever thought to do before, much less attempted and ridden away from clean. Unfortunately, the trick, a switch frontside 1440 -- better known now as the "YOLO flip" -- was not the last one in his run. Having finally landed the YOLO, a goal he had been aiming for since X Games Aspen, I-Pod came into his final hit ...
Posted March 27, 2013
Watch Travis Rice's X Games Pro Series with Mark Landvik. X Games is partnering with some of the most entertaining personalities and awe-inspiring athletes in action sports for a series of video chronicles following the adventures of their daily lives. X Games Slopestyle superstar Mark McMorris kicked off the fun in January with the first of his Road To X videos. Skiers Sean Pettit and Bobby Brown joined the party during the lead-up to X Games Tignes. And now ...
Posted March 21, 2013
The Vans Team has been killing it at X Games 2013 in Tignes, France this week. A combination of powerful snowstorms and sunny, bluebird days has made for an eventful contest so far. The competitors have been ripping around the massive mountain getting bottomless powder slashes in between Slopestyle and Superpipe Semifinals. Both Iouri Podladtchikov and Arthur Longo qualified for the Superpipe Finals in blizzard conditions on Wednesday night, while Eric WIllett cruised through Slopestyle semis today ending up in ...
Posted Feb. 6, 2013
Another edit from last week's X Games, only this one focuses on the Monster Energy squad. With Brandon Hobush, Dylan Thompson, Jamie Anderson, Peetu Piiroinen, Alek Ostreng, Gjermund Braaten, Halldor Helgason, Iouri Podlatchikov, Christian Haller and the fourteen-year-old phenom Ayumu Hirano in the mix, you know this isn't just another team edit. (via snowboardermag.com).
Posted Jan. 26, 2013
Vans Team Rider Iouri "IPod" Podladtchikov made headlines on Friday after qualifying in first place at the Winter X Games 2013 in Aspen, Colorado, narrowly edging out ESPN media darling Shaun White. IPod recently took the win at the FIS World Championships in Quebec, Canada and is poised to finally claim gold and stand atop the X Games podium. Check out our latest "What's the Word" with Iouri straight from Aspen on the eve of another historic showdown between ...