Beyonds’ international team just got reinforced in a big way. Their newest teamrider is the Belgian junior, Kevin Bronckaers (see cover SCSMAG 5.1). He already proved he can go big by winning the world rookie fest in Livigno last year and we expect to see much more from his this season. He loves big air and pipe riding and is looking for success in the Olympic pipe. His future is looking bright and Beyond is happy to have him on the team.
Last night in Las Vegas (USA) at the 10th Annual Rider’s Poll awards, Quiksilver team rider, Travis Rice picked up four out of the five men’s awards from his insane shred exploits. Rider, Video Part, Standout, and Readers’ Choice of the year all went to Travis. The Quiksilver snowboarder was honoured by all snowboard community, just after getting the gold medal in big air at the winter X-Games in Aspen.
World Snowboarding Championships – Gangwon (South Korea) Victory for Markku Koski
At the latest leg of the World Snowboarding Championships in Gangwon (South Korea), Finnish rider and Team Quiksilver member Markku Koski took gold in the Big Air event. He emerged victorious in the final, after a very consistent run that included a cab 1080 and a backside rodeo 900.
It’s another award for the trophy cabinet of a rider who already has a strong of achievements to his name, including a bronze medal at the Turin Olympics in 2006 (for the Half Pipe), three podium finishes including two victories in the World Cup, and a double world title in the junior Half Pipe championships in 1997 and 1998.
Frenchman Mathieu Crépel, bronze medallist in the Half Pipe at the worlds in 2009, finished in 7th place in the Big Air event.
Victory for Travis Rice at the Winter X-Games (USA)
The winter’s biggest alternative sports meeting in the United States, the Winter X-Games, is currently taking place in Aspen. Team Quiksilver rider, Travis Rice, star of the film “That’s it, That’s All”, cruised to victory in this weekend’s Big Air Final with a double backflip backside 1080, an incredible three full turns.
Travis’ performance went down a storm with the spectators, and earned him 78% of the votes on offer in the final, compared with just 22% for his Norwegian rival Torstein Horgmo.
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Norway’s largest skate-/snowboardsite initiates petition against SMS-judging in the X-Games.
After seeing how Torstein Horgmo was robbed under the X Games Big Air last Thursday, Norwway’s biggest skate-/snowboardsite www.tacky.no launches a petition to get the X Games organizers to change the SMS-judging system.
Read the petiton by clicking on the link and sign your name in the messageboard.
Freecaster onlined the replays of the 2009 Winter X-Games. We’ve placed the most important runs, being Slopestyle Finals Men and Big Air Finals Men. Superpipe Finals Men will be onlined soon. Check out the X-Games chanel on www.freecaster.tv for more on the X-Games.
Markku Koski takes World Championship title in the Big Air / Third Big Air Gold for Finland / First ever medal for Belgium
January 24th, 2009, Gangwon, Korea – In the last competition of the 2009 FIS Snowboard World Championships Gangwon, Korea presented by LG, one Finnish rider proofed once again that Big Air is its home country’s domain. In a high class final, Markku Koski grabbed Gold with 55.6 points being the third Finn to win a WCS title in this discipline after Risto Mattila (2003) and Antti Autti (2005) had done so before. Young Belgium rising star Seppe Smits won Silver (53.0) ahead of Austrian styler Stefan Gimpl (51.0) edging off Matevz Petek (SLO, 49.6), Tore Holvik (NOR, 49.1) and Petja Piiroinen (FIN, 48.9) to the fourth to sixth rank respectively. Former World Champion Mathieu Crepel from France finished seventh.
Zwemmen en dezelfde dag de skilatten aanbinden? Het kan over enkele jaren misschien op De Lilse Bergen in Gierle (Lille). Projectontwikkelaar Skimmo wil er een indoor- skipiste van 35 meter hoog installeren.