Kaya Turski owns women’s slopestyle. (Not in a literal manner – she didn’t purchase any trademarks of courses.) If there’s an event and Kaya is entered, the likelihood is that she’ll be standing atop the podium at event’s end. Look at her resume: six consecutive X Games golds, five Winter Dew Tour wins, AFP championships and more. Kaya’s name has become synonymous with victory in the discipline. Maybe it’s fairer to say that Kaya’s just synonymous with success. She’s been winning athletic titles since her early inline skating days.
Ever since the 2008 New Zealand Open, the 26-year-old Canadian has been nearly untouchable in slope. Her determination and her skillset set her apart. She’s the first woman to land a switch 1080, has polished rail skills and, though friendly and goofy away from competition, she turns fierce when the lights are on. It’s part of her mystique in some ways. She’s quiet, serious and focused when it comes to competing because, for Kaya, competing comes first.
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