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February 2011

  • Filming: Seth Morrison Diary From “Ordinary Skier” Site In Chamonix

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    “The Ordiary Skier” is continuing its charge onto majestic landscapes – all for your viewing pleasure. Hear from Seth Morrison himself from onsite in Chamonix – as his film continues on its journey. Words by Seth, all images by Chris Figenshau…

  • Chamonix Freeride Centre: Seth Morrison Rocks In-Store Interview

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    While Seth was out in France to continue ripping for the camera (“The Ordinary Skier”), he dropped in the Chamonix Freeride Center for an Oakley store party. No surprise, but Cameras flagged him down for an interview. Check it…

  • Terje’s Party: 2011 Oakley Arctic Challenge Goes Off in Norway

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Terje Haakonsen’s party went off…again. Oakley’s Norwegian Snowboard Legend hosted yet another edition of the Oakley Arctic Challenge this past week in Oslo – putting on a display of some of the best snowboarders on Earth. From Dew Cup Champion Torstein Horgmo, to Winter X Games standout Mark McMorris, to Mikkel Bang, Gjermund Bråten and Jenny Jones, Oakley’s formidable team of rippers was well represented in the picturesque Nordic scenery. Jenny Jones, fresh off a solid podium finish at Winter X 15 in Aspen, grabbed third place in the Women’s Final after a super solid run that featured an impressive front three nosebone. All in all, one happening event at the freezing, yet oh-so-hot TAC 2011.

  • Oakley Skate Team BBQ in Oz

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    With the contest stress out of the way, members of the international Oakley skate team in Australia for the 2011 Van BOWL-A-RAMA contest could sit back relax and take in this beautiful Sunday in Bondi Beach.

  • American Dominance at The Oakley Arctic Challenge

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Press Release

    Chas Guldemond and Jamie Anderson qualified directly to next years World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo by winning The Oakley Arctic Challenge 2011.

  • OAKLEY SKATERS TAKE TOP HONORS AT THE 2011 VANS BOWL-A-RAMA IN BONDI

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    The seventh annual Vans BOWL-A-RAMA event in Bondi Beach, AUS has come to a close. The day showcased some of the world’s top international skaters of all ages and awarded $60,000 AUD in prize money.

  • LOVE + GUTS AUSTRALIA: Skateboarding Killed the Art Show

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    Oakley’s LOVE + GUTS international art show showed its panache Friday night (Feb. 18) in Bondi Beach, Australia having one of the most memorable events to date. Skaters, artists and art lovers came out to the Beach Road Hotel in support of one of Oakley’s most anticipated events. Tied into the BOWL-A-RAMA skate contest, the Art Show has become a staple not only for Australia, but for all the skaters competing in the event.

  • Nordic Shreddage: Top Global Snowboarders Collide at the Oakley Arctic Challenge - Feb. 18 Kick-Off

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    It was an epic Winter X Games 15 in Aspen late January. On the heels of Oakley Star Torstein Horgmo throwing down the first-ever triple cork in Winter X history to grab the Gold in Big Air, Torstein, along with some of the top riders on the Planet, are colliding in Oslo, Norway…starting today. All for the annual Oakley Arctic Challenge – originally introduced and owned by O Snowboard Legend Terje Håkonsen From Oakley’s young rippers like Mark McMorris and Seb Toutant – to Sage Kotsenburg, who was the first ever to land a cab 1440 double cork in a contest (Air & Style in Innsbruck) – this is sure to be one rockin’ event.

  • Dazzling Season: Torstein Horgmo Runs Away With Dew Cup, Writes Winter X Games History

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Torstein Horgmo’s season was nothing short of tantalizing. The coveted Dew Cup was all but wrapped up for him as he mashed into Snowbasin for the Toyota Championships this past week. But it didn’t come without drama. Torstein threw down big time with perfect style on the rail and a cab double 10 to a switch backside 9 on the last two jumps. The performance scored him a 93.75 to grab the third podium spot – enough to grab the first Dew Cup of his career. All on the heels of him busting out a huge triple cork in the Snowboard Big Air Contest at Winter X Games 15, the very first ever landed at Winter X, dazzling the amped up crowd on hand and grabbing the Gold medal.

  • Celebrating Big Wave Surfing in Oz

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    Oakley Australia and Australia’s Surfing Life Magazine hosted the ninth annual Big Wave Awards at Bondi Pavillion in Bondi Beach, Australia. The awards pay homage to some of the best heavy water surfers for their fearless pursuit of adrenaline pumping big wave action.

  • Oakley Skate Down Under

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    Some of the best skaters in the world are gathering in Australia for the annual Bowl-A-Rama skate contest. The competition is on from 9am – 7pm at Bondi Beach Skatepark on Saturday Feb. 19, however the week is full of activities from media engagements and demos to the infamous parties at The Beach Road Hotel.

  • Schlopy Keeps Rolling! New World Champion Tallies Slopestyle Win at Dew Tour Snowbasin, Kaya Turski Takes Women’s Win

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    This kid just keeps on chargin’. Oakley’s young ski shredder Alex Schlopy, the new FIS World Champion and Winter X Gold Medalist, racked up yet another victory with a first place slopestyle finish at the Dew Tour-Snowbasin. The win brought him his first Dew Tour hardware piece – right on his home turf. Meanwhile, Oakley Women’s Star Skier Kaya Turski, fresh off a gold medal of her own at Winter X 15, topped the field for a Dew Tour win of her own.

  • Slope Domination: Torstein Horgmo Hoists Dew Cup After Toyota Championships Podium, McMorris Grabs Second

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    The coveted Dew Cup was all but wrapped up for Torstein Horgmo as he mashed into Snowbasin for the Toyota Championships. But it didn’t come without drama. Oakley’s Norwegian ripper, who has been killing it all season on the Dew Tour and beyond, needed a fifth place finish or better in the Slope contest to seal the deal. A nice little scare materialized after first round of the contest, as he sat in the 10th position after a shaky landing on a cab 10 double off the second jump. Fellow Oakley Snowboard Ripper Mark McMorris, fresh off some solid performances at Winter X himself, smashed his way to a second place finish at the Slope event.

  • RUNE GLIFBERG TALLIES THIRD PODIUM SPOT IN THREE COUNTRIES IN ONE WEEK AT OAKLEY BOWL-A-RAMA™2011

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    Thousands watched as 60 of the world’s best local and international skaters battled it out for top honors at the 2011 Oakley BOWL-A-RAMA at Wellington’s Waitangi Park in New Zealand.

  • Like A Lion: Ski Star Tanner Hall’s Record Label Drops Music Video

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    We all know him as a freeski legend. But as you know, Tanner Hall is much more than just a one-trick pony. With his own business projects, including a film company, he’s killin’ it in multiple aspects of life. But one of his more interesting ventures: Inspired Records. Peep Inspired’s latest music video, Like a Lion, by Cali P.

  • Rampaging to History: Alex Schlopy Continues to Roll, Triumphs at First-Ever FIS Freestyle World Championship Slopestyle as Del Bosco Grabs Skier X Gold

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Oakley’s young ski ripper Alex Schlopy is kickin’ arse, takin’ names and making history…ever so humbly, that is. The Winter X Games Gold Medalist, fresh off a dazzling Big Air victory as an X rookie less than a week before, charged his way into the record books as the first-ever FIS Freestyle World Championship Slopestyle winner on his home turf in Park City, Utah this past week. As the first Slopestyle event held at the World Championship event, it was hugely important for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), who’s currently considering the event for the 2015 Olympic Games. Obviously no pressure.

  • Street: Oakley Team Ripper Tyler Hendley Throws Down, Video Style

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    We know you missed him. Long-Time Oakley Rider Tyler Hendley is back in your video player – delivering some bona fide street rippage. Check this…

  • Inside Winter X: Jacob Wester Takes You Behind-the-Scenes in Aspen

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    What’s it like for a Ski Shredder Like Jacob Wester at such a super hyped up event like Winter X Games 15? Wonder no more. Jacob is taking you into his world…and into an insane week in Aspen. Check it…

  • Charging: Sammy Luebke’s Freeride Mountain Shredisode Drops From Standard Films’ “The Storming”

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Sammy’s got some killer freeride mountain footage…and you’ve never seen it. Check this “Shredisode” of Mr. Luebke in Golden B.C. and Alaska – coming to your PC or mobile device straight from Standard Films’ “The Storming.” Then go out and get yourself a copy of the whole enchilada on DVD and Blu-ray at www.standardfilms.com.

  • Before the Fact: ESPN Drops in on Torstein Horgmo Before Winter X 15 Glory

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Torstein Horgmo made Winter X history this past week. Already on his way to increased fame amongst snow sports fans across the Globe, his insane Triple Cork for the win at Snowboard Best Trick powered him up even more on the popularity meter. But before he dropped jaws at Winter X 15, ESPN took a peek into Torstein’s mind leading up to what would be one of his most amazing performances…ever. Check it!

  • THC #1: Fresh Tanner Hall Collection Show Drops, Welcomes Hall Back

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Tanner Hall is fully back. After two broken legs, two blown ACL’s, and two years of waiting – he’s ready to drop back into full effect. Get your full dose of Tanner as he charges in Utah early season in some of the best conditions on record – all in the first edition of his new show in the Tanner Hall Collection: THC Show.

  • WOW 19.1: Step Into Jossi and Byron Wells’ World at Winter X Games 15

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Wanna’ know what a pro skier goes through leading up to and during a contest as big and as gnarly as Winter X Games? Today’s your day. Winter of Wells Episode 19.1 dropped – and Byron and Jossi are pulling you through the highs and lows of the big week in Aspen. Check it!

  • New King: Sean Pettit Owns Linecatcher in Vars, France

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Sean Pettit was barely short of the victory last year. But this year, Oakley’s Canadian Ski Star made sure that the backcountry in Vars was thoroughly slain with a double cliff drop at the top of his run, before hitting one of the ten shaped kickers on the course to spin a technical cork 7 – and finishing with a huge 360 off a natural feature. The result was a resounding victory at the third edition of Red Bull Linecatcher and Sean’s new coronation.

  • January 2011's Best Sports Moments Caught on Film

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    Oakley athletes could be found competing in everything from Alpine skiing to Supercross and Winter X Games in January. Check out this gallery to see some of their finer moments caught on film.