Action Sports Articles by Date

January 2013

  • Oakley Skiers Win Six Medals at Winter X 17; Harlaut Wins First Two WX Medals

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    Posted about 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    The unpredictability of Winter X Games is part of the event’s appeal. New tricks, new names, upsets, surprises and general stimuli overload. The crowds, the tricks, the crashes, the variables, it all adds to the excitement. Those elements, along with the constant commitment to innovation at almost every level. In the weeks and months leading up to Winter X in Aspen, Colo., Henrik Harlaut had stayed away from anything resembling a traditional training program. Instead, the 21-year-old Swede had been touring the East Coast, skiing icy slopes as part of the Inspired Demo Tour. Small mountains with the occasional rail and maybe a small jump or two. Nothing close to what’d he encounter in Big Air and Slopestyle with the eyes of the world watching.

  • Oakley Snowmobilers Bring Home Five Winter X 17 Medals

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    Posted about 1 year ago by Elishia Matta

    The Winter X Games in Aspen is a week stocked full of some of the most talented action sports athletes in the world, stunning athleticism and high intensity tricks that are simply incomprehensible to the average human being. This could not be truer than across the snowmobile disciplines. These riders hit jumps in excess of 30 feet, ride at speeds nearing 60 mph, contort their bodies mid-air and do it all on machines weighing in the neighborhood of 500 pounds.

  • Oakley Snowboarders Win Nine Medals at Winter X 17; Shaun White Six-Peats in Superpipe

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    Posted about 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    The world’s largest gathering of action sports athletes didn’t disappoint. Once again, as has become tradition at Winter X Games, performance boundaries were broken and the tricktionary was expanded; records were set and new names burst onto the scene. Thick in the historic happenings and memorable moments were our Oakley winter athletes, leading the charge for where their respective sports will be going in the coming years. For the sixth consecutive year it was Shaun White who put the exclamation point on another phenomenal Winter X. A dominating performance in the Superpipe, highlighted by a record 24.1-foot air, resulted in his sixth consecutive Gold Medal in the event and his 23rd X Games medal overall.

  • Horgmo, McMorris and Sandbech Put on an Historic Triplefest in X Games Big Air

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    Posted about 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    “It was just f**king amazing to be a part of what just happened tonight,” said Torstein Horgmo, a gold X Games medal dangling from his neck, and still slightly winded after the 18-minute jam session Big Air final. Trailing Oakley teammates Stale Sandbech and defending gold medalist Mark McMorris throughout the final, Horgmo – who won the event in 2011 – had one last chance to land the move he believed would be the difference-maker: the switch backside triple cork 1440, a trick he landed for the first time a week before coming to Aspen and one that had never been landed in competition.

  • Inspired Demo Tour and Oakley Team Up to Bring Twin-Tip Skiing to 50 North American Resorts

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    Imagine you’re some young skier who frequents a smallish mountain resort, one with just one or two rails and a couple small jumps. Nothing that’s going to garner attention or headlines in any of the big magazines or be a potential venue for X Games. Then, one day, a handful of top twin-tip freeskiers show up and hang and shred with you and all your friends for the day – riding up the lifts together, hitting the rails together, having lunch and getting autographs. That exact scenario is coming to fruition at 50 resorts throughout North America as part of the Inspired Demo Tour. Henrik Harlaut, Phil Casabon and Paul Bergeron are among the crew of pros helping to spread the twin-tip vibe, and grow and strengthen the presence of the sport along the East Coast, in the Midwest and in Canada.

  • Anne-Flore Marxer's 2012 Full Part From Standard Films

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    She’s talented, she’s the best kind of extrovert, and the stunning blonde from Switzerland is easy on the eyes. Anne-Flore Marxer kind of has it all going for herself. Between the building and hitting of huge jumps, hitting the clubs, shredding pow and outracing mini avalanches, you can get a window into her world (at least her world in 2012) in her recently-released full part from Standard Films.