Action Sports Articles by Date

January 2014

  • Max Parrot Wins Two Golds at Winter X; Oakley Snowboarders Win 9 Medals

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    Posted 6 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    If what went down at Winter X Games over the past four days is any indication of what will happen in Sochi in two weeks, the biggest event in sports is in for quite the show. In what has come to be a sort of annual tradition, the tricks got bigger and gnarlier and new names were added to the action sports conversation.

  • Turski and Harlaut Successfully Defend Winter X Gold Medals; Ski Team Wins 5 Medals

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    Posted 6 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    Kaya Turski isn’t the type of person to settle. When she tore her ACL in August, her fans and sponsors probably would have understood if the 25-year-old Canadian chose to sit out the Olympics in order to recover. That’s not Kaya.

  • Snowmobilers Rise Above at X Games Aspen 2014

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    Posted 6 months ago by Elishia Matta

    The 2014 Winter X Games got off to an emotional start on Thursday, opening with Snowmobile Freestyle. Last year, this event unfolded with dramatic crashes, one of which resulted in the tragic loss of four-time X Games medalist, Caleb Moore.

  • Women's Snowboarding Icon Gretchen Bleiler to Retire From Competition

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    Posted 6 months ago by Elishia Matta

    Pay close attention to the finals of women’s snowboard Superpipe at X Games on Saturday evening. You’ll see the future of the sport in the likes of Chloe Kim and Arielle Gold. You’ll also see one of the most influential women the sport has ever known. She’s introduced new tricks. She’s won five X Games medals. She has an Olympic medal. And on Saturday evening, Gretchen Bleiler will drop into the X Games Superpipe for the final time.

  • Oakley Snow Team Heads to Winter X Games, Final Warm Up for Sochi Olympics

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    Posted 6 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    The stakes are always high at X Games. At this event above all other, the Action Sports community is on lookout for the newest tricks from the biggest names, and even, from those names who aren’t yet as familiar. The next big thing is always just a run away.

  • Road to Sochi: Team Oakley Athlete of the Week – Stale Sandbech

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    Posted 6 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    This week’s Team Oakley Athlete of the week is one of the most exciting young talents in snowboarding, Stale Sandbech. Though just 20, Stale is one of the top Slopestyle and Big Air riders in the world, with podium finishes at the biggest events in the world. Unlike many of his Slopestyle counterparts, Stale will be an Olympic veteran in Sochi, having competed in Vancouver in halfpipe as the youngest ever athlete to represent Norway. Expect Stale to be one of the top threats to win an Olympic medal in the debut of Slopestyle.

  • Road to Sochi: Team Oakley Athlete of the Week – Grete Eliassen

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    Posted 7 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    Though the six-time X Games medalist has devoted most of the past couple years to riding in the backcountry and filming, with Slopestyle on the Olympic schedule, Grete Eliassen has realigned her sights and is aiming to secure a spot on the US Team for Sochi.