Action Sports Articles by Date

December 2010

  • Deuce: Oakley’s Lindsey Vonn Tallies Two Wins in Val d’Isere, Takes World Cup Lead

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    You can make that deux more for Lindsey Vonn. Oakley’s Olympic Gold Medalist mashed her way to two solid wins at the Val D’Isere World Cup event in France – grabbing her first downhill win of the season then emerging victorious at the first super combined race of the year. The victories catapulted her to the top of the overall World Cup standings – setting off even more immense momentum.

  • Winter Dew: Simon Dumont Triumphant at Ski Superpipe Finals, Carlson Grabs Slopestyle Third

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Simon Dumont cased it on his final hit of his first run at the Winter Dew Tour Ski Superpipe Finals in Breckenridge. But it didn’t matter. His sick 94.50 second run had him standing at the top of the podium with the victory.

  • First Ever: Oakley’s Lindsey Vonn Named 2010 AP Female Athlete of the Year

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Lindsey Vonn is kickin’ arse. She’s not only the most successful female American skier in history. She’s also the first skier, male or female, to ever be named an Associated Press Athlete of the Year. Lindsey accepted the honors this past weekend, taking 77 of 175 votes submitted by news organizations that make up the AP’s membership, more than double what any other challenging female athlete totaled in the tally announced Saturday.

  • Wrecking Breckenridge: Tornstein Horgmo Dominates Slopestyle, Fellow O Riders Smash Contests

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Tornstein Horgmo raged out of the gates on fire…and never looked back. Despite challenging conditions and a freshly dumped layer of powder, the Norwegian O Ripper threw down a monster 96.50 on his first run with a frontside nose bluntslide to fakie on to switch backside tailslide to switch to take an immediate lead at the Winter Dew Tour Breckenridge Slopestyle contest. A killer final run sealed the deal to hand Tornstein the big victory. Main Image: Courtesy, Transworld Snowboarding: Link: “Dew Tour Breckenridge Slopestyle Finals”

  • Feared: Oakley’s Ashleigh McIvor Powers to Second in World Cup Ski Cross-San Candido

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Oakley Olympic Gold Medalist Ashleigh McIvor is starting the season doing one thing. Continuing to strike fear in the hearts of her rivals. Exhibit A: Her strong performance at the World Cup Ski Cross Race in San Candido, Italy this past weekend. She powered to a second-place finish in just the second race of the 2010-11 season.

  • True History: Defgrip Video Captures Heart and Soul of Oakley’s Beginnings and Future

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    You thought you knew Oakley. But you probably have no idea. Defgrip unearthed the core, heart and soul of Oakley as a company: All through its storied history. Hint: We didn’t start with eyewear. Don’t miss this!

  • Modern Retro: Oakley 2NINE75 Pro Frame Goggles Spice Up Season

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Oakley snow fans, get pumped. We’re dropping yet another blast from the past as the 2INE75 Signature Series PRO FRAME SNOW goggles hit the market for a limited time. These stylin’ throwback pieces hit you upside the noggin’ with sick, modern art – combined with the form that delivered original style and attitude to goggle design back in the day. Not to mention, one of our very first logos to get people talking on the slopes.