The line was going so well, too bad it had to end with a scorp.
Shaun White and Air + Style return to L.A. this weekend for two days of snowboarding, music, skating, and art.
Read the full Course Preview And Discounted Tickets—Air+Style L.A., March 3-4 article on Snowboarder Magazine.
Seb Toots, Kyle Mack, and Billy Morgan top the podium for Canada, the United States, and Great Britain at the men’s 2018 Winter Olympics Big Air final.
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Just like the good old 18th Century, Canada the United States stuck it to Great Britain at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Congrats to Seb, Kyle, and Billy on the first ever medals in men’s Big Air at the Olympic Games.
Read the full Winning Runs: Seb Toots Wins First Ever Men’s Big Air Gold at 2018 Winter Olympics article on Snowboarder Magazine.
With the men about to drop for Big Air in a few hours, we shot over some texts to U.S. team rider Kyle Mack while he was hanging in the athlete village to check in with how his Olympic experience has gone so far. He competed in slopestyle, just missing out on finals, but looks to make a name for himself in Big Air later tonight. Keep an eye out as he drops in with Mark McMorris, Marcus Kleveland, Torgeir Bergrem, Chris Corning, Red Gerard, Stale Sandbech, Sebbe de Buck, and the rest of the stacked field at the Alpensia venue in PyeongChang tonight! (Check out more 2018 Winter Olympic coverage here!)
So how is it being a first time Olympian?
It’s been amazing! It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced before.
Everything you thought it would be?
Yeah, so far has just been a crazy journey.
How is the food?
I love Korean food so I’ve been really enjoying it, but the McDonald’s here has been on point as well.
How’s the athlete village?
It’s crazy! So many different people and country’s that all want to do the best. It’s been a pretty serious vibe but I’ve tried to be as cheerful as I can be.
Who are you rooming with?
I’ve been rooming with Red Gerard.
What was it like seeing Red medal?
It was crazy. Seeing one of my closest friends win has been so much fun.
What do you like more, slope or big air?
I like slope more because it shows more of an all around rider, but still very excited for big air.
Thoughts on the jump/landing?
The jump is really good and not too much impact on the landing. Mellow.
Were you a fan of the Olympics before?
I have always been a fan. I’ve wanted to go to the Olympics since I was a kid.
Does the arena feel different with the Olympic rings overshadowing it or is it just a normal contest?
It’s a normal contest! I compete with all the same kids all year long and it has added more pressure to some of them but for me, I’ve just been doing the same thing as I’ve always done.
What are some differences between the Olympics and X Games or other contests this past year?
It’s bigger then any other contest I’ve been to, and more people watching then I could ever imagine. Pretty insane.
What do you think about snowboarding in the Olympics?
It’s a huge showcase. Most people don’t get it like other sports, but it’s awesome to show what we do to the world.
What would it mean to medal in South Korea?
It would mean a lot. It’s a huge thing to do and would be a crazy experience.
Any tricks we can plan on seeing from you?
You’ll have to wait and see…
Big Air snowboarding will make its Olympic debut in the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday, February 19 in PyeongChang, South Korea. With big names like Mark McMorris, Jamie Anderson, Marcus Kleveland, Anna Gasser, Sebbe De Buck, Stale Sandbech and many more, you won’t want to miss this event. Starting with the women, US Team riders Jamie Anderson, Hailey Langland, Julia Marino, and Jessika Jenson will try to advance to the first ever finals come Monday, with the men (US Team riders to watch: Red Gerard, Kyle Mack, Ryan Stassel, and Chris Corning) following up with their qualifiers on Tuesday. Check the below schedule (all times ET) for streaming and TV times so you don’t miss any of the action.
Monday, February 19th
Women’s Big Air Qualifiers
12:30am-2:00am (Live) NBC
Tuesday, February 20th
Men’s Big Air Qualifiers
8:00pm-12:00am (Live) NBC
Thursday, February 22nd
Women’s Big Air Finals (Live)
Friday, February 23rd
Men’s Big Air Finals (Live)
Men’s Snowboarding Giant Slalom Final (Live)
11:35pm-1:00am +1 NBC
Sunday, February 25th
Closing Ceremony (Live)
In Mayhem’s latest drop Bricktober, a huge platter of technical tricks with stylish completion are served. Nik Baden, Brock Crouch, Brandon Davis, and Kyle Mack head out to Austria and Switzerland to shut down the parks. These guys rip.
Video by Drew Hastings.
Park riding doesn’t get much better than this.
Read the full Mayhem: Bricktober – Nik Baden, Brock Crouch, Kyle Mack, and Brandon Davis article on Snowboarder Magazine.
Chris Corning, Red Gerard, and Kyle Mack start off the Olympic Big Air season with a USA sweep in Italy.
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The 2018 Winter Olympics are right around the corner and the U.S. Team took advantage of the snow in June and early July as they lapped Mammoth Mountain and laid out new tricks. Along with the Progression AirBag, a handful of jibs and jumps were pushed together under Chair 5 for the training session. Jamie Anderson, Red Gerard, Chris Corning, Lyon Farrell, Judd Henkes, Kyle Mack, Brock Crouch, Karly Shorr, Julia Marino, Hailey Langland, Chandler Hunt, Eric Willett, Nik Baden, Eric Beauchemin, and Brandon Davis were all in attendance, along with Shaun White and Ben Ferguson in the pipe. Enjoy!
Summer laps with Jamie Anderson, Red Gerard, Lyon Farrell, Judd Henkes, Kyle Mack, Brock Crouch, Julia Marino, Hailey Langland, Brandon Davis, and more!
Read the full Screamin’ Eagles: U.S. Snowboarding At Mammoth Mountain article on Snowboarder Magazine.
Serious damage has been done to Copper’s summer setup.
Read the full Mayhem: Summerball – Torstein, Baden, and Mack at Copper article on Snowboarder Magazine.
In the current state of things, you’ve got to be pretty hard-pressed to not find a way to get some summer snowboarding in. Turf, glacier, snow pile, what have you, there are more options than ever. The Mayhem squad opts for Woodward Copper’s manmade glacier this time around. Kyle Mack, Torstein Horgmo and Nik Baden flex into full beast mode in Summerball.
Filmed by Drew Hastings and Tom Hannam.
Edited by Drew Hastings.