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X Games Wrap Up

This past weekend, the WEND crew packed up our gear and headed to the Rockies to cheer on our team at Winter X Games in Aspen. We set up shop in the waxing room of the athlete lounge to make sure the skiers’ and riders’ equipment was competition-ready.
 
More and more athletes and techs are using WEND products to help reach the podium and bring home some serious bling, but our team in particular crushed it with two gold medal wins. BoarderX star Lindsey Jacobellis finished first in her event, earning her 8th X Games gold medal and becoming the most decorated female in X Games history.  In ski slopestyle, defending champ Nick Goepper threw bangers like a switch right dub screamin’ seamen and a triple cork 1440 mute, raking in a huge score of 95 and becoming the first skier since 1994 to earn back-to-back golds in this event.
 
Members of US Snowboarding and the US Ski Team also found success with WEND on their bases, with many of their athletes taking home medals too.
 
These big wins come right before the athletes head to Sochi to represent the US in the Winter Olympics. If the X Games is any indication of how our athletes will perform in Sochi, we’ve got high hopes. We’re stoked to see what they do with the momentum they’re carrying and we’re sure they’ll make us proud!
Nick Goepper Podium

Dumont Transitions into Wend Wax

Carlsbad, Ca

October 23, 2013

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Simon Dumont, one of the most decorated freestyle skiers and world record holder for the highest air in a quarterpipe joins the WEND Wax Elite World Team. 
Dumont dominates freeskiing history with more victories and awards than any other halfpipe skier in the world. In addition to countless awards and podium finishes, Simon is known for setting the world record for highest air in a quarterpipe and also organizing the famed "cubed pipe" photo shoot at Squaw Valley. He rounds out the WEND Elite Team of Daron Rahlves, Lindsey Jacobellis, Kazu Kokubo, Heather McPhie, Nick Goepper, Grete Eliassen, John Teller, Anais Caradeux and Travis Gerrits.
"There are times, when even in a halfpipe, my event can come down to who is running faster, so my wax is as important to me as my whole set up," said Dumont.  "WEND gives me the confidence that I will have the speed I need in the halfpipe no matter what the conditions, and with the Olympics coming up, I don't want to leave anything to chance."
 "I'm super stoked to be working with Simon," said John Dahl.   "Our innovative WEND waxes should give him that push that lands him on the podium."

About Simon Dumont

Being crowned the first ever AFP World Champion and with nine X Games medals, Dumont is notable as one of the best freestyle skiers in the world today.  Dumont had a rough start to last season, just coming back from knee surgery, Simon crashed while training for the Dew Tour shattering both wrists.  After a 3 hour surgery of plates and pins being put in, Simon came back to X Games with only 1 week of skiing and without the use of poles and once again climbed up on that podium with a bronze medal.  Fully healthy and ready for 2014, Simon is excited to finally see his sport in the Olympics.
www.simondumont.com

About WEND

WEND, a brand owned by Wax Research, Inc., is a sophisticated line of Fluoro and Natural racing waxes, overlays, bars, pastes and a full range of tuning shop waxes and base treatments.  Wax Research, founded 1972 in California, is a family owned company as well as a global market leader in the action sport wax and accessory business.  They have produced private label snow waxes since 1972 for some of the top brands of the sport. 
WEND waxes are the official competition supplier to the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding, and U.S. Freeskiing. 
www.usskiteam.com 
www.ussnowboarding.com 
www.usfreeskiing.com 
 
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WEND WAX AND USSA CREATE PARTNERSHIP

Park City, UT - October 1, 2013

WEND, a high performance snow wax brand, has entered into a four year agreement with the U.S. Ski Team as an Official Competition Supplier for all three of the USSA Disciplines:  U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing.

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The Lost Footage Superpark 16

In anticipation of the upcoming Superpark 17, here is some never released footage of Wend rider Mike Gray laying it down at Superpark 16 last May.

 

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