Snowboarding Articles by Date

March 2011

  • Oakley Heads for the Hills! The Women's Progression Sessions

    Some fresh campers. Winter Park,CO

    Posted over 3 years ago by Adam Racioppi

    For the month of March, Oakley and the Rolling O Lab have been traveling the country on a four stop tour of the Oakley Women’s Progression Sessions.

  • The First Annual Oakley Progression Sessions Wraps-Up in Tahoe

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    Throughout the month of March Oakley has traveled from New Hampshire to Utah to Colorado and finally to Northstar-at-Tahoe in California last weekend for a new program for women by women called Oakley Progressions Sessions (OPS).

  • Toutant Scores Silver in Men’s Snowboard Slope

    Men's Snowboard Slope Practice at European Winter X Games 2

    Posted over 3 years ago by Matt Murray

    So after a week of almost non-stop snow, clouds, fog, rain and ice the skies parted to provide an epic day of sunshine. The result was perhaps one of the best slopestyle contests in X Games history with the highest score in history being broken not once, but twice!

  • Young Norwegian Norendal Takes Silver

    Women's Snowboard Superpipe Finals at European Winter X Games 2

    Posted over 3 years ago by Matt Murray

    Unlike their counterparts in the ski division, the women’s snowboard slopestyle contest saw the first sunny skies of the competition at 2011 European Winter X Games. This year’s results would prove different as defending champion and top Oakley snowboarder Jenny Jones entered the competition with an injury sustained in practice at the US Open last week. Jones would come in eighth place, but was cheered on wildly by her ever present British fan base at the bottom of the course.

  • Oakley Earns A Third Medal In Women’s Snowboard Superpipe

    Gretchen Bleiler at Euro Winter X Games 2011

    Posted over 3 years ago by Matt Murray

    Once again mother nature wreaked havoc on the days events postponing men’s snowboard slopestyle elimination round to tomorrow and pushing back all of the contests by several hours. By the time women’s snowboard superpipe finals started it was still puking snow from above with the addition of a wonderfully strong wind. To say conditions were not ideal would be an understatement, especially considering the riders have been bragging all week that this is one of the best superpipes they have ever ridden.

  • Euro Winter X Games Kicks Off

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Matt Murray

    Once again Winter X Games is in the French Alps at Tignes, France. Last night was the beginning of competition and practice for skiing and snowboarding pipe. Check out the photos from snowboard pipe practice.

  • For Japan: Kazu Kokubu Triumphs at US Open Snowboard Pipe, McMorris Grabs Slopestyle Second

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    There’s no doubt that the recent earthquake and tsunami devastation in Japan was weighing down on his mind. But Oakley Star Snowboarder Kazu Kokubo charged forward and represented his native country in grand fashion at the US Open Snowboarding Championships in Vermont last week, emerging victorious in the Pipe final with a frontside alley-oop nosebone, front 900, Michaelchuck, frontside double cork 1080, to a Cab 1080 melon. Absolutely sick. But he wasn’t the only Oakley rider on the podiums.

  • Bam! Mark McMorris Throws Down First-Ever Backside Triple Cork 1440

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Oakley riders just keep on pushing the envelope. On the heels of what was an insane Winter X 15 that saw O’s Torstein Horgmo stomp the first-ever Triple Cork at the event, fellow O ripper Mark McMorris, fresh off his own medal performance at X, just one upped everyone. Our young Canadian star busted out the first-ever Backside Triple Cork 1440 at Snowmass Park in Colorado. And it’s all on film. Check it!