Author: Ruby Woodruff

Laurie Blouin and Seppe Smits win FIS Snowboard World Championships Slopestyle 2017

The FIS Snowboard World Championships slopestyle just wrapped up in Sierra Nevada, Spain and although there wasn’t much snow, the riders still managed to throw down some solid runs. Laurie Blouin from Canada came first in women’s slopestyle stomping all of her tricks including a huge Cab double underflip which earned her 78.00 points. Zoi Sadowski Synnott of New Zealand placed second with 77.50 and just behind her, in third place, was Miyabi Onitsuka from Japan with 77.40 points. For the men’s slopestyle, Belgium’s Seppe Smits came first by nearly eight points, scoring a 91.40. In second place was Nicolas Huber of Switzerland...

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Mark McMorris wins Men’s Big Air Finals – X Games Norway 2017

Mark McMorris earned another X Games gold at the men’s Big Air finals. His top two jumps were a backside 1620 and a switch backside triple cork 1620 which earned him an 85 overall. Max Parrot, only one point behind his Canadian teammate, got silver. He landed a textbook Cab triple cork 1620 and fs triple 1440, but McMorris bumped him from the top spot on his last run. The bronze went to the crowd favourite, Torgeir Bergrem of Norway with a...

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Silje Norendal wins Women’s Big Air Finals – X Games Norway 2017

Silje Norendal won the women’s Big Air finals in her home country of Norway. She stomped a Cab 900 and bs 720 which gave her a combined score of 66. Julia Marino landed a nice Cab double underflip and got silver with 65 points followed by Anna Gasser who got bronze with 62 points.  Big congratulations to all the ladies, who continue to progress the relatively new competition...

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Sven Thorgren wins Men’s Slopestyle Finals – X Games Norway 2017

On the last run of the night at the X Games men’s slopestyle finals, Sven Thorgren of Sweden threw down a nearly perfect run that earned him a 92.66 and knocked Norway’s own Stale Sandbech into second place with a 88.66. Thorgren had a technical rail line and flawless jump line that included a bs 1440 and a double bs rodeo into a Cab 1260. Sebastien Toutant held it down for Canada and took home bronze with a...

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