Action Sports Articles by Date

September 2013

  • Snow Season Revs Up in Zurich With Freestyle.ch; Harlaut, Mahler, Sandbech Podium

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    Posted 7 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    The party started and then it never really stopped. That’s sort of the nature of Freestyle.ch in Zurich. Equal parts spectator-stimuli-overload, controlled-chaos and winter-kickoff. Snowboarding and skiing, FMX and Mountain Bike, and then crossover events. It’s a lot to take in, it’s a lot to enjoy.

  • Unveiling the Final Sketch of the Oakley Icon Sender for Red Bull Rampage 2013

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    Posted 7 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    The Icon Sender braintrust is at peace. After six rounds of sketches, with elements added and subtracted, taking into account safety and performance , the concerns of the athletes and builders and designers, a final sketch has been decided upon. And it’s ridiculous. Five launch points. Three landings. A hip. The “Big Girl.” 360s. Backflips. Crash potential. It’s all there. The standards have been raised. Cam Zink wanted height and a kicker. Red Bull wanted something the audience had never seen. The result: heart-pounding excitement flying down each approach into each line. It’s what’s to be expected for Rampage.

  • The Wait is Over: Backcountry Savant Jake Blauvelt's Two-Year Project, "Naturally," Has Arrived

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    Posted 7 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    It took two years of searching and filming, but Jake Blauvelt finally has the project he wants. After all the strike missions and heli drops, long flights and failed weather projections, injuries and rehabilitation, Blauvelt and Friday Productions finally get to share “Jake Blauvelt: Naturally” with the global snowboarding community.

  • Snowboarding and Environmental Awareness Star in Marie-France Roy's "The Little Things"

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    Posted 8 months ago by Chasen Marshall

    You know Marie-France Roy (or MFR) as the female backcountry slayer who has seemingly no limitations on her talent. And you should know her for that part of her portfolio. She’s also all about living and promoting a sustainable lifestyle. (We like and support that part of her existence too!) In her new film project, “The Little Things,” MFR paired the two parts of her life in one cohesive bit of movie-making artistry. Imagine that: a snowboarding movie with a message.