Action Sports Articles by Date

March 2010

  • Norway's Gjermund Braaten Wins X-Elements

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    Posted about 4 years ago by Marianne Hauknes

    Sun, snow, ski, snowmobiles and snowboarding was on the menu at the second X-Elements at Geilo, Norway, this weekend. Local rider Gjermund Braaten won the snowboard big air in front of about 3000 enthusiastic spectators.

  • Kazu Kokubo Wins US Open Halfpipe With Style

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    Posted about 4 years ago by Matty Swanson

    In a season of Olympic qualifications the level of pipe riding has grown very quickly compared to the past 4 years. 2010 will go down as the year of the double cork 10’s and 12’s. And a podium didn’t go by without all three riders at least having a double in their run. This year’s US Open was the final major halfpipe event of the year, and minus a few super stars with Olympic burnout the rider’s field was one of the most talented all year.

  • Mikkel Bang Wins US Open Slopestyle

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    Posted about 4 years ago by Matty Swanson

    Oakley’s Mikkel Bang rolled into VT off his 3rd place podium at The Oakley Arctic Challenge Slopestyle and owned the course. He won his first US Open slopestyle with style and precision after taking the lead in his first of three runs. And then followed up that first place score with an even better run that scored a US Open Slopestyle record 98.00. His run included a Cab 1080, into a switch backside 1260 Indy and finished with a frontside 1080 on the jumps. With an additional 3 rail features in his run Mikkel flowed with style and progressive riding, it was a race for 2nd and 3rd all day for the rest of the riders.

  • TAC 2010 Qualifiers In The Bag

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    Posted about 4 years ago by Matt Murray

    Well the first days of TAC are as they say, “in the bag.” The field has been widdled down to just 20 riders for today’s semifinal action. Some top heavy hitters did not make the cut due to injuries, but for the most part the top slopestyle riders in the world moved on.