iPod Double McTwist 1260s his way to X-Games glory
Sat 13 March 10
Switzerland's Iouri Podladtchikov emptied his bag of tricks in the halfpipe finals at the Winter-X games in Tignes, with a record breaking score to take top honours
Switzerland’s Iouri Podladtchikov returned from Winter X Games 14 with a silver medal, a fourth place finish from the Olympics in Vancouver, and can now add gold to that list from his win today at Winter X Games Europe. France’s Mathieu Crepel, who finished tenth at the Vancouver Olympics, was close behind to land the silver.
“The Double McTwist 1260 is a trick I started training for last week,” Podladtchikov said about a trick that won him the competition. “After the Olympics, I took one week off to rest, and started to practice the McTwist, so landing it tonight was a gift.”
When interviewed after the competition, he was asked how many times he did it before he landed it for the first time, his answer was 2.
Crepel was at the top of his progression in 2007 where he landed the first ever frontside 1260 in Big Air history, and he pulled it out again in tonight’s final. USA’s Louie Vito took home the bronze with the first ever double cork 1080 done three times in a row.
“Being in my home country of France does add some pressure,” Crepel said about performing in France. “All the media and fans here in France has been amazing, and you want to do the best you can in front of them.”
1. Iouri Podladtchikov 197 Zurich, Switzerland 98.00
2. Mathieu Crepel 101 Anglet, France 95.00
3. Louie Vito 220 Bellefontaine, Ohio, USA 92.33
4. Markus Malin 127 Lahti, Finland 90.33
5. Aluan Ricciardi 268 Risoul, France 86.66
6. Christian Haller 103 Zernez, Switzerland 85.00
7. Luke Mitrani 128 Mammoth Lakes, Calif., USA 82.33
8. JJ Thomas 130 Breckenridge, Colo., USA 79.66
Thu 18 March 10, Treble Cone, New Zealand
A FIS specification big air kicker, start of the access road improvement plan, and an extension of its ski improvement programme have been announced today by Treble Cone Ski Area
Thu 18 March 10, Nendaz, Switzerland
Sunday saw enjoyed excellent conditions for the 4th Nendaz Freeride. Some of the best international riders entertained the 500 spectators present at the Red Bull village at the foot of Mont-Gond.
Thu 18 March 10, Laax, Switzerland
The BRITS Snow & Music Festival, which hits Laax, Switzerland this weekend, 21st – 28th March 2010, are excited to announce that world renowned DJ, A SKILLZ and twice DMC World Champion, DJ Switch
Sun 21 March 10, Mayrhofen, Austria
The level of riding, filming and editing has come a long way in the past 6 years; and all the teams submitted a film that many wouldn’t believe was fully created in just 28 hours.
Sun 21 March 10, Verbier, Switzerland
More than six thousand spectators watched the world's best freeride snowboarders take on the impressive 600 vertical metre face of the Bec des Rosses in Verbier. Due to bad weather, the mens competition had to be cancelled until later this month
10-12 March 10
X-games comes to Europe! 8 different competitions over three days, including Ski and Snowboard SuperPipe and Slopestyle for men and women as well as a Snowmobile demonstration