Recent Snowboarding News
Mark McMorris is officially on fire. Oakley’s team ripper, just a day after claiming the Gold in Snowboard Big Air, tantalized an already-pumped crowd with a masterful aerial display that would land him the Snowboard Slopestyle triumph with a monster 93.00 overall score. The two coveted gold medals were his first…ever.
Snowboarder X: Dominique Maltais Dominates Track For First Winter X Games Gold, Maelle Ricker Rounds Out Podium
Dominique Maltais needs no motor (and no wheels for that matter) to dominate a track. Oakley’s Canadian Snowboard speed demon left the rest of the Snowboarder X field in her dust…errr, snow spray…all afternoon on Saturday to claim her first Winter X Games Gold Meal. She finished the race – holding a lead of more than 1.5 seconds.
Triple Podium! Snowboard Star Mark McMorris Lands Triple Cork for X Games Big Air Triumph, Oakley Sweep
Torstein Horgmo’s first-ever Triple Cork made Winter X Games history last year. But as always, Oakley’s athletes weren’t done pushing the envelope. Coming from behind in the Big Air Finals on Friday, Oakley’s Young Canadian Star Mark McMorris threw down a massive Backside Triple Cork 1440 to claim glory in Aspen. Also stomping a clean Backside Triple Cork 1440 himself, Torstein’s overall score of 76 in the final jam session – and a perfect score of 50 – wasn’t quite enough to overtake Mark’s 80-point explosion.