The teaser – it’s finally here, just in time to prep us for the overload of stoke we will experience next week at the World Premiere of 686‘s film 686 Seconds. Keep an eye out for WEND Team Rider Mike Gray‘s clip around 1:30! Peep the teaser, read the words, get ready to have a good time.
Events & Contests
Vista, California – February 5, 2016 - This past weekend, WEND team rider Lindsey Jacobellis set a new record by winning her 10th Winter X Games medal in Women’s Snowboarder X, the most gold medals earned by any women to compete in X Games history.
Heading west, Nick and filmer Brice Milleson take on Mammoth Mountain’s Unbound park. Guest appearances include fellow WEND team rider Stefi Luxton & Anna Gasser. “I’ve come to a point in my life where I must accept who I am. I’ve become who I really am inside. There is no hiding it. I, Nick Gaper, am…Lord of the Gapes.” - Nick Goepper
The stoke level was high after The Rahlves’ Banzai Tour wrapped up its first stop at Kirkwood Mountain Resort, February 27 and 28. Beautiful weather, amazing snow conditions, adrenaline packed racing, big airs, and even bigger smiles made for an awesome weekend that lived up to the Rahlves’ Banzai reputation. The addition of the Mini Banzai tester for kids 8-11 years old was a crowd pleaser and brought another exciting dimension to the Tour.
We are stoked to gain our annual springtime shred stoke from the godly amount of photos Snowboarder Magazine supplies us through their online galleries during The Launch. This year The Launch was brought back down to Bear Mountain just in time for a spring break filled with grey skies and incredibly strange winds – a day differing from Bear Mountain’s daily standard of year round t-shirt laps. Regardless – spins were spun, flips were flipped, and rails were ridden.
From USSkiTeam.com -
ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 7, 2017) – Battling a tough course and flat light, Tommy Ford (Bend, OR) was the top American finisher at the Adelboden giant slalom, taking 19th place.
Alexis Pinturault took his 19th Audi FIS Ski World Cup win, making him the most successful French skier of all time—over the famed Jean-Claude Killy. Marcel Hirscher of Italy put down a blazing second run, but finished second overall, just .04 seconds behind Pinturault. Hirscher’s teammate Philipp Schoerghofer was third.