Snowboarding Articles by Date

December 2009

  • Eero Visits Oakley HQ & FUEL TV

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    Posted over 4 years ago by Matt Murray

    Hot off his $24,000 win in Seoul, Korea, Eero Ettala flew over into LAX to do some design work and a media tour. Eero has been super busy this fall with contests, winning the Freestyle.ch, taking 2nd at the Freestyle.berlin, winning best trick at Air & Style and most recently winning in Seoul. To say the very least Eero was a bit jetlagged when we caught up with him at Oakley headquarters on Monday morning.

  • Shaun Takes 1st & GB Scores 2nd at US Grand Prix

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    Posted over 4 years ago by Matt Murray

    The best superpipe snowboarders in the worlds were all at Copper Mountain, Colorado this week, for the first of five US Grand Prix events. With several national snowboard teams using this series as their Olympic team qualifiers, the pressure was on everyone in the superpipe today. With several new tricks being unveiled this summer in New Zealand including double cork 1080’s and 1260’s. The bar has been raised so high, that to win an event this season you need to land every trick perfect. And include at least one of the new double cork tricks. Not an easy task by any means.

  • Eero Ettala Wins In Seoul, Korea

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    Posted over 4 years ago by Matt Murray

    Oakley’s Eero Ettala wins the Seoul Snow Jam 2009 “Hyundai Card Super Match” big air contest in front of 100,000 spectators and takes home a check for $24,000 USD.

  • White Takes 1st In Qualifiers

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    Posted over 4 years ago by Matt Murray

    Shaun White continued his tear towards the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games today as he rode to insane 49.5 in his second run. This was the closest to a perfect score in the history of the US Grand Prix.

  • Gretchen Bleiler Qualifies 1st at Copper

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    Posted over 4 years ago by Matt Swanson

    The snowboarding industry has all come to Copper Mountain, Colorado for the first US Grand Prix snowboarding event. The temperatures were well below freezing and clear skies, women’s snowboarding stepped it up again. With a field of 50 competitors riding in two heats, the pressure was on everyone as the first contest of the season was underway. The US Grand Prix events are the qualifying series for the US Team selections. And the US women’s team dominated the day.

  • Oakley Athletes Set To Compete At The 2010 Winter X Games

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    Posted over 4 years ago by Erin Edwards

    More than 200 of the greatest winter action sports athletes from around the world, including several of Oakley’s best, will compete for prize money, medals and worldwide fame in skiing, snowboard and snowmobile at the annual Winter X-Games. This event, arranged by ESPN, which often showcases tricks never tried before in competition, will take place in Aspen, Colorado, January 28-31, 2010.

  • Oakley's Torstein Horgmo Has Launched His Official Website

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    Posted over 4 years ago by Erin Edwards

    Oakley’s Torstein Horgmo has launched his official website, At www.torstein.net you will be able to access the latest updates from Torstein. From blog posts, to movie trailers, to contest updates and magazine covers, his new site encompasses it all. Users will also be able to access Torstein’s vimeo, facebook, twitter and You Tube accounts for even more in depth information.