Chloe Kim’s Interview on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

With an Olympic gold medal, a cover on Sports Illustrated, and her face on the box of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Chloe Kim is giving Red Gerard a run for his money with all her mainstream media hype. Tune in to this clip from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Chloe Kim, the other 17 year-old gold medalist riding for USA!

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REDit 1: Olympic Gold Medalist Red Gerard at 9 Years Old

A day at Breckenridge with Olympic Slopestyle gold medalist Red Gerard, but there’s a catch. This was filmed eight years ago, and Red was merely nine years old. By watching him ride back then, anyone could tell snowboarding would take him places, but who knew it would be on set with Jimmy Kimmel?

Video by Colin Walters.

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Anna Gasser Takes Gold Over Jamie Anderson in 2018 Winter Olympic Big Air Final

With best two-out-of-three scoring, Anna Gasser dropped for her third-and-final run sitting in the silver medal position. After landing a flawless backside double cork 1080 and waiting for an eventual 96.00 to flash across the scoring screen, she officially overtook Jamie Anderson, who had been leading the whole time, for the first ever gold awarded in Snowboard Big Air on the Olympic stage. Jamie Anderson did all that she could to stay in the lead until the final rider on the day, Gasser, put together a combined score of 185.00, which was over seven points higher than her total of 177.25.

New Zealand’s young rider, Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, had a strong showing on the day ending up with a bronze along the two freestyle giants. For the first ever Olympic Big Air final, we’d say it was quite the story, filled with progression, drama, and another third-and-final drop winner. Check back soon for more coverage from the 2018 Winter Olympics right here on TransWorld SNOWboarding!

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Carlos Garcia Knight Tops Qualifying Heat For Men’s Big Air at 2018 Winter Olympics

Following Anna Gasser’s performance in the women’s qualifier earlier this week, Big Air debuted for the men as at the 2018 Winter Olympics under sunny skies and a large crowd. Canada’s Max Parrot lead the pack in the first heat with a score of 92.50 after landing a textbook frontside triple cork 1440, followed closely behind Niklas Mattson of Sweden and the USA’s Kyle Mack.



Mack chose a different route, going backside triple 1440 with a Japan grab that was easily one of our highlights from the whole Olympics. Rounding out the six to qualify from the first heat was USA’s Chris Corning, Switzerland’s Michael Schaerer, and the golden boy from slopestyle, Red Gerard.



For the second heat, the group of riders arguably threw down a bit harder with Carlos Garcia Knight scoring the highest on the day with a huge 97.50 on a massive switch backside 1620 on his second run. The lowest score advancing from the second heat was a 90.50 (posted by Billy Morgan), which was higher than 5 out of 6 qualifiers making it out of the first. Notably, one of the favorites to win it all, Marcus Kleveland, did not advance to the finals after he was unable to land a run on either of his two tries.



The lone Norwegian to advance to the finals will be Torgeir Bergrem, who posted a 94.25 on his first run and then proceeded to set the snowboarding world on fire with a switch back 540 method that despite its score, had everyone claiming the best drop of the night. Canadian heavyweights Mark McMorris and Seb Toots had strong showings to qualify, while their fellow countryman Tyler Nicholson just missed the finals by a point. If that was just the qualifiers, we can’t wait to see what goes down in finals. Full results below:

Heat 1 Qualifiers:
Max Parrot – 92.50
Niklas Mattsson – 90.00
Kyle Mack – 88.75
Chris Corning — 88.00
Michael Schaerer — 87.00
Red Gerard — 85.00

Heat 2 Qualifiers:
Carlos Garcia Knight — 97.50
Jonas Boesiger — 96.00
Mark McMorris — 95.75
Torgeir Bergrem — 94.25
Seb Toots — 91.00
Billy Morgan — 90.50

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2018 Winter Olympic Men’s Big Air Preview with U.S. Snowboarder Kyle Mack

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!)

The Big Air venue sits in the Mountain Cluster of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. PHOTO: Mark Clavin

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.

Fueled by McDonalds, Mack sits on top of the drop in during practice. PHOTO: Mark Clavin

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.

Will Red Gerard’s roommate win gold in South Korea as well? PHOTO: Mark Clavin

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.

See you in qualifiers Kyle! PHOTO: Mark Clavin

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…

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Snowboarder Wins Gold in Skiing Super-G Against Lindsey Vonn at 2018 Winter Olympics

We normally don’t report on skiing events, but this is just too good to be true. Primarily a snowboarder, 22-year-old Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic won the women’s super-G gold on skis at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea against Lindsey Vonn and a bunch of other skiers that we have never heard of. Most importantly, she beat Lindsey Vonn, which now makes us understand why Lindsey was so adamant about separating skiing and snowboarding in her statements last year. She was afraid of losing, and that fear has officially come to fruition, getting knocked off the podium and ending up in sixth place while Ledecka claimed gold with a time of 1:21.11.

It was a historic first, marking Ester as the first athlete to ever compete in both skiing and snowboarding at the Olympics, and what a way to come out swinging. Vonn was quoted after saying, “I wish I had as much athleticism as she has that I could just hop from sport to sport and just, like, win everything. But unfortunately, I’m only good at ski racing – and she still beat me.”

The story just keeps getting better. Already focusing on another event, NBC supposedly reported that an Austrian had won, not even giving the 26th position skier a chance to pull off the upset. And then the 26th position skier, or snowboarder we should say (Ledecka), borrowed a pair of American phenom Mikaela Shiffrin’s skis, and proceeded to create arguably the biggest upset of the 2018 Winter Olympics. “I was probably the only snowboarder on site. All the other girls didn’t risk a lot. There must be a lot of pressure on them. I was just trying to do my best run.” -Ester Ledecka.

From all of snowboarding, we would just like to say thanks Ester, and good luck in your next race!

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Anna Gasser’s First Place Cab Double Cork 1080 From 2018 Winter Olympic Big Air Debut

Big Air has officially made it into the 2018 Winter Olympics, and although the riders have been stuck in athlete village for the past three weeks, it looks like finals is going to go off. Anna Gasser steps up from her first run to qualify first heading into finals later this week with a Cab Double Cork 1080, expertly called by none other than the nicest man in snowboarding, DC. Check out all the coverage from snowboarding in the 2018 Winter Olympics here on TransWorld SNOWboarding!

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Dozer’s Full Part From Wasted Youth’s “The Sequel”

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Anna Gasser Qualifies First with 98.00 in Big Air Debut at 2018 Winter Olympics

Anna Gasser was excited when she heard the news that Big Air was added to the 2018 Winter Olympics, and now she sits with the top spot headed into the finals on Thursday with a 98.00 after beating out the rest of the field with a cab double 1080 on her second run. The riding level was extremely competitive for the qualifier, with a 76.75 coming in as the lowest score advancing.

The venue for the 2018 Winter Olympics Big Air debut. PHOTO: Mark Clavin

Already safely seated in the top five, Gasser dropped in front of a sizable crowd at the Alpensia Ski Resort, which has been used predominately for the ski jumping portion of the 2018 Winter Olympics until today, and rode away with first place firmly in her grasp after executing a stylish cab double cork 1080. It will be hard to top come finals, but the United States’ Jamie Anderson, as well as Japan’s Reira Iwabuchi and Yuka Fujimori, will battle Anna and the field of 12 for a chance at the first ever Olympic gold medal in the sport.

Notably, U.S. favorite Hailey Langland did not qualify for finals after failing to put down a second run with a high enough score, but three other U.S. riders will make an appearance in the final (Jessika Jenson, Jamie Anderson, Julia Marino). Full results below:

  1. 1. Anna Gasser
  2. 2. Yuka Fukimori
  3. 3. Reira Iwabuchi
  4. 4. Laurie Blouin
  5. 5. Zoi Synnott
  6. 6. Jamie Anderson
  7. 7. Miyabi Onitsuka
  8. 8. Sina Candrian
  9. 9. Julia Marino
  10. 10.Silje Norendal
  11. 11. Spencer O’Brien
  12. 12. Jessika Jenson

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Sunday in the Park 2018: Episode 7

Sunday in the Park episode 7 at Bear Mountain features Blake Axelson, Keoni Kaimuloa, Brandan Monahan, Melissa Evans, Matt Carlyle, Matt Robinson, Don Wheeler, Kody Williams, and Anthony Slater.

Filming/Editing: Kyle Schafer @jupiterpeopleMotion

Graphics: Kyle Schafer @jupiterpeople

Photo: Kyle Schafer @jupiterpeople

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Boreal Mountain, California: Pop-Up Park Volume 2

Boreal Mountain California has kept spirits high by creating a unique shredder’s paradise called Boreal Pop-Up Park! Pop-Up Park is a One-Of-A-Kind terrain park that only lasts for five days. Boreal invited Northern California’s best jibbers and jumpers for an opening day private shoot followed by five days of shred time for the public to enjoy.

The private shoot started out with coffee and donuts in Moondoes Café, located in Woodward Tahoe. Despite the heavy winds, local rippers such as Nate Haust, Eric Royce, Tim Humphreys and Christian Connors came through ready to put down some hammers in our second ever #BorealPopUpPark! Pizza, from Reno’s best pizza parlor, Noble Pies, kept these boarders fueled throughout the day.

This Pop-Up Park, located on the upper east side of the mountain utilized the Gold Rush Shack as one of the many jumps in the park. From countless innovative railfeatures to crazy tree gaps to endless transitions; this park provided everything to keep you hiking and hot lapping all day. It seemed as though Super Park had found its way to Boreal!

Pros, pizza, doughnuts and terrain parks, what more could you ask for? Don’t snooze, the countdown has begun! You only have this long weekend to experience itbefore it’s gone! More info at www.rideboreal.com.

Video features Eric Royce, Matt Shaffer, Jesse Gomez, Skyler Gallardo, Bryce Salazar, Casey Savage, Matt Melo, Nali Prevedel, Tim Humphreys, Christian Conners, and Nate Haust.

Photos by Jake Pollock & Bryce Bartlett.
Edit by Kyle Greene.

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Matt Wainhouse Full Part 2017 – Deep Snow Surfing in Washington

Matt Wainhouse strapped in and not in his home state of Washington in locations such as Washington Pass, Mt. Baker, and Stevens Pass. He knows where to go when the getting is good in the blustery PNW.

Filmed by Ian Post with additional clips provided by Kurt Jenson, Brian Schaefer, Garrett Read, Ian Wood, Mark Rainery, and Gary Milton.

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Where and When To Watch Snowboarding Big Air at 2018 Winter Olympics

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.

More coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics here!

The Olympic debut of Big Air snowboarding will be held at the Alpensia Ski Resort. PHOTO: Mark Clavin

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)
8:00pm-12:00am NBC

Friday, February 23rd

Men’s Big Air Finals (Live)
8:00pm-11:35pm NBC

Men’s Snowboarding Giant Slalom Final (Live)
11:35pm-1:00am +1 NBC

Sunday, February 25th

Closing Ceremony (Live)
8:00pm-12:00am NBC

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2018 Park Clips with Put It In The Bowl – Geremy Guido, Aiden Hryciw, Bryce Bugera, and More

Put It In The Bowl is busy stacking for another full street movie. In the meantime, catch up with some of their wildly technical park riding.

Featuring Geremy Guido, Tommy Van, Aiden Hryciw, Bryce Bugera, Teilhard Volk, Mathew Wonbon, Chodes Mcgodes, Corey Kowalski, Brayden Kirby, Zuzy Rocka, and Sophie Nicholls-Austin.

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Steve Lauder’s Raw Clips From “All Things Buck”

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BYND x MDLS Just Dropped New Merch – Head to Their Store!

Five years, 22 episodes, two movies, one merch collection and a lot of adventures later, Beyond Medals is proud to release their second range of merch and it’s online now. Free shipping worldwide, no restock, and the gear is live on their site right now. Head to www.beyondmedals.com.

Kokomo Murase – 13 Years Old and She Has a Mean Backside Double Cork 1260 Mute

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Shaun White Wins Men’s Halfpipe Gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Words: Mary Walsh
Photos: Mark Clavin

The mainstream media would have you believe that the men’s halfpipe finals at the 2018 Winter Olympics are a battle of one. A rematch, four years in the making between one American rider and the halfpipe gold that evaded him in Sochi: Shaun White verses the PyeongChang pipe. It’s a story of redemption: Shaun earned gold in Turin in 2006 and in Vancouver in 2010, but wasn’t able to put a podium run together in Russia–he fell on his third and final run. But while Shaun was surely chasing a medal in today’s finals in the Bogwang Phoenix Park in South Korea, his story is one layer within the four years of evolving men’s halfpipe competition that has churned since the last Winter Games and was presented to the world via the whole of the twelve Olympics finals riders from the US, Japan, Australia, Switzerland, and Finland in one of the wildest pipe finals contests to date. And while Shaun’s story is paramount, the overarching theme is that men’s pipe riding is in a very incredible place, one filled with back-to-back double corks alongside massive methods and airs-to-fakie.

As the morning of Wednesday, February 14, 2018 opened up in South Korea, the men’s pipe contest was anyone’s to win and from the very beginning, the riders pulled no punches. Switzerland’s Patrick Burgener put down the first full pull. Japan’s Raibu Katayama and USA’s Chase Josey followed closely behind, moving their way up the ranking. Scotty James broke into the 90’s as the second-to-last in the dropping order when he showed up and threw down a first-hit double cork twelve sixteen feet above the lip, as well as a switch backside double cork twelve on his last hit. He was rewarded for his efforts with a 92.00. Scotty’s reign at the top was brief though, as Shaun White unleashed an enormous double 1440 on the very first wall, kicking off a run that the judges would award a 94.25 and setting the bar very, very high for the remaining two runs. But, even a run that appears practically unbeatable–like Shaun’s first go–is not invincible. On this day in South Korea, the men’s halfpipe pipe finals would be a battle until the end.

Ayumu Hirano burst onto the snowboarding scene in 2011 when, at age twelve, he won the Burton Junior Jam, flying as high as his senior counterparts. In 2013, he competed at his first X Games Aspen, clenching a silver medal. In 2014, he won his first Olympic medal in silver. And since then, Ayumu’s uncanny ability to send it clear into the stratosphere with an unflinching style has earned him not only plenty of podiums, but admiration within snowboarding. As the Japanese rider dropped into the PyeongChang pipe for his second run, he effortlessly floated a giant backside air, back-to-back double 1440’s (frontside to cab) and back-to-back double 1260’s (frontside to double McTwist). The scoreboard flashed 95.25 and Ayumu moved into first, one point in the lead. But again, it wasn’t over.

Watch Ayumu’s silver medal run here:

In likely the heaviest men’s halfpipe contest to date, the top of the podium essentially mandated back-to-back 1440s and back-to-back twelves in a single go. That is a mental concept: two double cork fourteens and two double twelves. During the third attempts, banner runs were put down by Ferguson, Burgener, and Josey–they ended fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively. Scotty James’ first run would remain his best and he ended the day with a very respectable bronze medal. Ayumu Hirano tried to better his second run score and advance his lead in his third run, but washed out, leaving an opportunity for White’s final push to regain the lead position. Shaun White performs under pressure, and as the world watched, Shaun dropped, blasted back-to-back 1440’s and followed it up with a double McTwist to a frontside 1260. The run he needed, when he needed it. The judges tabulated their scores: 97.75 and Shaun White had won his third Olympic gold. Redemption had been achieved, Shaun had risen, once again, to the top of the podium, sharing it with two very deserving peers. The collective bar of men’s pipe riding once again raised to an unprecedented level.

Enormous congratulations to every rider who dropped into the PyeongChange pipe and especially to Shaun, Ayumu, and Scotty for adding to their medal collections. Nice work, gentlemen!

Watch Shaun White’s winning run here:

RESULTS
Gold – Shaun White, USA – 97.75
Silver – Ayumu Hirano, Japan – 95.25
Bronze – Scotty James, Australia – 92.00
Fourth – Ben Ferguson, USA – 90.75
Fifth – Patrick Burgener, Switzerland – 89.75
Sixth – Chase Josey, USA – 88.00
Seventh – Raibu Katayama, Japan – 87.00
Eighth – Jake Pates, USA – 82.25
Ninth – Jan Scherrer, Switzerland – 80.50
Tenth – Kent Callister, Australia – 62.00
Eleventh – Yuto Totsuka, Japan – 39.25
Twelfth – Peetu Piiroinen, Finland – 13.50

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Shaun White’s Gold Medal Winning Run From Halfpipe Finals at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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