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Back in 2010, after she’d had a stunning season – which included becoming the first female to land a 900 – then-wakeboard team manager Matty Swanson posed the question, “What’s next?” Amber Wing wanted to do a film project. That conversation was the genesis of “Sets In Motion,” a new, game-changing women’s wakeboard series. “Women in wakeboarding don’t get asked to film or aren’t included in any filming projects, and there’s maybe 3 or 4 guys ones every year, so I wanted to create a platform and a project for the girls that’s going to be timeless and online and for everyone to see forever,” explained Amber Wing, the reigning Queen of Wake who in January became the first female to land a double flip. “It gives the girls something to work towards, and not just be riding for contests, because its different riding for contests than free-riding. It was an idea, in a way, for me to push the girls and motivate them to progre...
A blizzard swept through Tignes, France on the first day of competition at Euro X Games, and what followed was a flurry of world-class competition. Three days of action in the Superpipe, on the Slopestyle course and on the Internet resulted in five medals for Oakley skiers, and 11 overall for Oakley athletes. While there were plenty of great stories throughout the week, the achievement by Kaya Turski stood out from the rest. For the fourth consecutive year in Tignes, Turski was untouchable in Slopestyle, winning another Gold for the first four-peat in Euro X history. The win was a bit of redemption for Turski, who had to settle for Silver in Aspen in January behind young Norwegian skier Tiril Sjåstad Christiansen.
Based on the surfer/skater combo, the style and the long blonde hair, the comparisons have already been made to the legendary Z-Boy, Jay Adams. He’s on the level to be traveling and skating with the likes of Eric Koston, Rune Glifberg and Ryan Sheckler. And now he has a win at the legendary amateur contest, the Volcom Damn AM. Maybe it’s time to state the obvious: Curren Caples is ready for the spotlight. In due time. His time as a pro is sure to come sooner rather than later, but for now, let’s embrace the moment.