Freeskier.com has been chock full of rockin’ content this week, as per usual. You’re busy, we know, and some of these items may have eluded your eyeballs; we’ve roped the best of the best into this ‘ere corral to ensure you stay in the know. Enjoy.
Léo Taillefer sends one of the most creative lines of the season in new GoPro POV
It was already clear that Léo Taillefer is gnarly, but the latest POV action from the crazed Frenchman is next level. It’s true, he doesn’t spin off of any of those big booters, but he sure does charge hard. Enjoy Taillefer’s perspective on how to get down the mountain at Val d’ Isère and make sure to grab your GoPro the next time that you try something like this for yourself.
Øystein Bråten stomps the first ever flip-on-flip-off of a park rail
There’s nothing quite like the feeling that you get when you stomp a trick for the first time. While Øystein Bråten likely has that feeling often, it is still an accomplishment when you put a bucket list item to your feet and ride away. Most recently, the Norwegian stomped a first for himself personally, as well as a first for the sport of freeskiing: a flip-on to a flip-off of a rail.
The video, provided by Red Bull, shows Bråten as he puts in the time and effort at Andreas Håtveit’s backyard setup, eventually landing the maneuver. What do you guys think? Hot or not? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
It’s big hucks and zero f#cks in the latest video from Nikolai Schirmer
Remember that guy who ripped that gnarly Norwegian couloir last week? Well, he’s back with yet another awesome video. This time, Nikolai Schirmer is dropping big cliffs and ripping burly lines on the Isskard Glacier. See the action above.
“On March 28, George Rodney took third place in the Xtreme Verbier event in Switzerland, and with that, he secured the 2015 Freeride World Tour overall title. Rodney, a rookie on the tour, is only the second American to ever take home the FWT crown, after Drew Tabke did it in 2013. The Colorado-native, and current Utah resident, has enjoyed a truly memorable rookie campaign, and was gracious enough to talk with us about it.” Continue reading…
Jet-lagged world traveler Noah Wallace recaps his recent TNF PPOS grand prize victory
“The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series changed up its format this year. The PPOS switched from a competition scheduled series to a virtual entry model this year, inviting skiers to submit a video edit showcasing what they deemed to be their “ideal” pipe or slope run. In the end, Spokane’s Noah Wallace took home the crown in the slopestyle and viewer’s choice categories, as well as the grand prize—the opportunity to film with Tom Wallisch for the Good Company project. Wallace has been on a tear this year, most recently taking home second place at the 2015 Total Fight slopestyle competition in Andorra. Hours after touching back down in the United States following a trans-atlantic flight, Wallace hopped on the phone with FREESKIER to chat about his recent success.” Continue reading…
Get yo’ South America on; shred Chile on an evoTrip this summer
“Are you itching to get down to South America this summer, but not sure where to go? Thanks to the good people at evo, you can sign up for their annual evoTrip to experience the Southern Hemisphere with some seasoned veterans. This year, the brand will be traveling to Las Trancas, Chile for its summer shindig, and they want you to join ‘em.” Continue reading…