Action Sports Articles by Date

September 2012

  • Andreas Fransson and Crew's Lyngen Descents Web Series

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    An experience that most would deem absolutely frightening, was one which elicited smiles and laughs from Andreas Fransson and his friend, Morgan Sahlén. In Andreas’ words: “Last spring the Salén brothers and myself went to the Lyngen Alps in the north of Norway for three weeks of ski touring and ski mountaineering. We were extremely lucky with the conditions and even though we had to turn around a lot, we managed to pull off six first descents and experience the magic of this amazing place among friends.”

  • Dany Torres Wins Fourth Consecutive


    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    Dany Torres has FMX on lock. Heading into the 2012 event in Zurich, he was the reigning three-time winner, and therefore wearing a bull-sized target on his back. Despite any added pressure or stakes, Torres did just as he’s done for years, flying higher and pulling smoother tricks than anyone else in the event. Flintstone flip, turn down, dead body indy flip and an execution flip. All pulled beautifully. Dany Torres: four-time champ.

  • Henrik Harlaut Wins Big Air at Zurich; Oakley Riders Sweep Podium

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    Performance boundaries: they seem to have been forgotten in Big Air skiing. Take this past weekend’s in Zurich, Switzerland and compare what was being done with what was happening a decade or even just five years ago. That rapid evolution: absurd. And yet, there was Henrik Harlaut soaring and pulling off his patented nose-butter double 12 for a score of 95.75 to take first place. And he was in good company, joined on the podium by fellow Oakley team riders Kai Mahler (second, 95.5) and Phil Casabon (third, 91.25).

  • Mike "Hucker" Clark Wins Best Dirt Jumper at NORA Cup Awards

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    Mike “Hucker” Clark is as talented as he is unpredictable. It’s part of what makes him such a compelling character in the BMX world. It’s that talent, though, that draws the attention of fans and fellow riders. It’s also the reason why this past Thursday he was awarded the Number One Dirt Jumper of the Year at Ride BMX’s 16th Annual NORA Cup Awards held in Las Vegas.

  • Adriano de Souza Takes Down Young Guns, Finishing 3rd at the Hurley Pro at Trestles


    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    This past week, Adriano and some of the older generation shone the spotlight a bit brighter their way. On his way to a third-place finish at the Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles in Southern California, Adriano took down the two most talented ‘young guys’ on Tour in Gabriel Medina and John John Florence.

  • Sage Erickson Wins Second 6-Star in a Month, Solidifying Spot on 2013 ASP World Tour


    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    Sage Erickson is on a roll. After winning a 6-Star event in Oceanside, Calif. a month ago, the stunning 22-year-old from Ventura followed up that result with another win thousands of miles away on the coast of Spain over the weekend. In clean 3- to 4-foot waves at Playa de Pantin, Sage put her power turns to work, and as a result won the 6-Star Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro over Alizee Arnaud of France in dominating fashion, posting a score of 16.10 to Arnaud’s 9.83. When Sage made it back to the beach after the final, she put on her favorite teal Frogskins, and was chaired up the beach by her brother, Noah, and a friend – her arms raised in victory.

  • Amber Wing and Harley Clifford Take Home Hardware at Transworld Wake Awards


    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    On a night that celebrates wakeboarding’s best, ss has become tradition at the annual Transworld Wake Awards, Oakley riders were among the celebrated. Amber Wing was confirmed as the best on the lady’s side of the sport, while Harley Clifford was celebrated for his innovation in wakeboarding and Yan Lecomte the same in wakeskating.

  • Much Anticipated Trailer for "Jake Blauvelt NATURALLY" Goes Live


    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    Jake Blauvelt doesn’t go into anything half-heartedly. The lines he takes. The tricks he attempts. The life he leads. And the media projects he puts together. Everything Jake does, he goes Beyond Reason. Jake has taken that mentality and has raised the signature film bar once again with his latest NATURALLY project. Two years in the making (dropping Fall 2013 for free on, this latest project will be comprehensive in its variety of layers and releases: high-end movie, web TV series, TV documentary, video part and more.

  • One Month Until the Beginning of the Oakley World Pro Junior Championships in Bali


    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    Who’s next? That will be the question on everyone’s mind as October 6th – the start date for the Oakley World Pro Junior at Keramas in Bali, Indonesia – looms nearer. For the first time, the ASP World Junior Champions (man and woman) will be crowned in Bali. And as history has shown us, having that title on one’s competitive resume has often served as a springboard to success on surfing’s next level.

  • "Sheckler Sessions" Series Takes a Look Into Life on the Road With the Skateboarding Phenom


    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    There’s a new means to document the life of Ryan Sheckler. No more MTV. The “Sheckler Sessions” is a new web series featuring Ryan – the ins and outs, ups and downs of being a traveling pro skateboarder and burgeoning icon. Mostly, it’s Ryan and friends skating, having fun, traveling, and working on the new Plan B skate video.

  • Tanner Hall Ends Four-Year Competition Hiatus, Wins in Superpipe in New Zealand


    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    Timing is everything. After recovering from severe knee injuries, opting for a while for the freeski lifestyle and a recent shocking shake-up in his sponsors, Tanner Hall decided it was time to return to competition and prove that he’s still one of the best in the ski business. After a four-year hiatus from competition, the 28-year-old freeski icon showed up at the North Face Freeski Open at Snow Park, New Zealand and wasted little time in exerting his dominance.

  • "Oakley Dispatch" Webisode Crew Scores Classic Jeffrey's Bay in Newest Episode

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    Leaving behind the beachbreaks of Ballito, Sebastian “Seabass” Zietz, Eric Geiselman, Adriano de Souza and crew head south to score perfect pointbreak waves at “Supertubes” at Jeffrey’s Bay. In-between freesurfs and competing in the 2012 Billabong Pro Jeffrey’s Bay, the boys venture off on a true African experience – mingling with zebras and lions at the Seaview Lion Park. The interactions become a bit too close and personal, but everyone escapes with all of their fingers and toes intact.

  • "The Ordinary Skier" Director Talks About the Production of the Unique Seth Morrison Documentary

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    The response to “The Ordinary Skier” made it clear that this was no ordinary skiing flick. In this interview, director Constantine ‘C.P.’ Papanicolaou dishes on the film, which featured Seth Morrison. C.P. explains his motivations for creating an in-depth skiing documentary with Oakley and the risks that went along with it. He also discusses the struggles and dangers that go along with a low budget film (ice pick climbing, dangerous conditions, etc.).