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Snowboarding 2016 - 2017 Discussion Thread

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Kim and Burgener dominate high-class Copper Mountain halfpipe event

Patrick Burgener (SUI) celebrates his first win alongside 3rd ranked Chase Josey (USA) and 2nd rankd teammate Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI)

 

Chloe Kim (USA) and Patrick Burgener (SUI) have claimed victory in the 2016-17 season's first halfpipe World Cup event staged at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix tour stop in Copper Mountain, CO.

 

Facing strong snow fall which made it hard for the boys to land five big hits in the Main Vein superpipe, Kim nailed her third podium and second win in her third World Cup appearance while Burgener earned his career's first in a super tight battle with his teammate Iouri Podladtchikov.

 

The 2014 Olympic Gold medallist from Switzerland had led the top-10 qualifiers after run 2 of the three-run, best one count final with a score of 96.00 before Burgener edged him off the top spot scoring a 96.25 as second to last to drop in stomping a run which included a frontside 1080, to cab 1080 double cork, frontside 900, backside 360 and the first ever switch backside double to finish things off.

 

“I never thought I could pull of the switch backside double 1080 here in this conditions. But I wanted to win, that was my wish. Being in the finals with four teammates gave me the power to win. It's crazy,” Burgener said.

 

The 22-year-old therefore ruined Podladtchikov's chance for a victory lap.

The 2013 world champion and last to drop in went all in but couldn't quite make it with a 95.75 finally finishing the event in the runner-up position – despite a 96.00 for his back-to-back 900's, back-to-back double corks and a final alley oop backside rodeo.

 

I mean I feel great. I can't believe Pat [Burgener] put that one down. It brought me in a weird position as I was getting ready to have a victory lap, and then I was 'oh'! But that was amazing. He sent it, he deserved it,” the man known as iPod lauded his friend.

 

Chase Josey rounded out the podium as third with a 93.75 and therefore as best of four US riders who had made the qualifier cut.

 

Kim with an incredible podium streak of three out of three

 

Podium Women HP WC Copper Mt with 3rd Xuetong Cai (CHN), 1st Chloe Kim (USA) and 2nd Jiayu Liu (CHN)

 

In the women's competition, Kim prevented a Chinese 1-2 punch with a strong performance in run 2 which consisted of a method to frontside 900, mctwist and back-to-back 720's and was awarded with a 95.50.

 

“I'm super stoked. I'm glad that I was able to put some runs down in these kind of snowy conditions. I had to make some adjustments to my run, and it's hard to mentally ignore the snow or the fact that your snowboard is going slower than it usually does,” Kim commented.

 

The 2016 Youth Olympic Winter Games double gold medallist relegated Jiayu Liu (91.00) and reigning world champion Xuetong Cai (89.25) to the respective second and third rank.

 

The snowboard freestyle World Cup tour continues with the finals of this season's fourth big air event which will take place in Copper Mountain tomorrow at 12:30 PM LOC (8:30 PM CET).

 

 

Full Results Women and Men

 

 

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Podiuuum :champion::bounce:

 

after 3 slalom podiums of Petra Vlhová and Veronika Velez-Zuzulová SVK got 4th this season winter sports podium. Klaudia Medlová 3rd in snowboarding Big Air in Copper Mountains :clap:

Congrats Klaudia :cheer:

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Ledecka and Sobolev triumph in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Andrey Sobolev (RUS, right) beats Roland Fischnaller (ITA) in a heartbeat final in the night parallel slalom Cortina d'Ampezzo

 

Ester Ledecka (CZE) and Andrey Sobolev (RUS) have claimed victory in the 2016-17 alpine snowboard World Cup tour's first parallel slalom which was staged in a single run format and under the lights in the famous ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo (ITA).

 

The Czech and the Russian racer, both dedicated with 2015 world championships titles, stepped up their game after losing the World Cup openers big finals two days ago therefore taking over the lead in the alpine snowboard overall World Cup ranking.

 

Ledecka, the only athlete to compete on both, the snowboard and alpine World Cup tour, held the upper hand in the women's final over Austrian racer Daniela Ulbing bringing home her career's seventh win.

 

“It was a great race, I really liked the course and the setting. This evening was magic. I'm happy that I was here, and winning was a great bonus,” she said with a smile.

 

Defeated Daniela Ulbing was also more than happy despite missing her first ever win due to a riding mistake. In the end, 18-year-old up-and-coming talent secured her career's best World Cup result with her first podium in her tenth appearance.

 

I'm very pleased with the race. Today, everything finally worked out - just like I wished. I'm super happy about my first podium. Maybe that's why I can't really say anything else,” the second-best qualifier stated.

 

Local favourite Nadya Ochner (ITA) did once again well on the Tondi slope adding a third rank to her last year's second place finish.

 

Sobolev with redemption

 

Over in the men's event, Sobolev edged off Italy's national hero and last year's second placed rider Roland Fischnaller to the runner-up position with the tiny mere of 0.08 seconds therefor celebrating the best possible redemption for his last year's performance when he had missed finals clearly as 29th:

 

“Today, I feel absolutely great. I really wanted to get redemption from last year. I did the best and won. I'm feeling great.”

 

And also Fischnaller – although beaten super close – had all reasons to feel great in front of a stellar home crowd as it was the 36-year-old veteran's 30th career podium finish:

 

“I'm very pleased with the result especially as it is my career's 30th. I did a small mistake in the transition to the flat, that's why I came in just a little bit too late to snatch the win. But that's OK, I'm pleased finishing on the podium.”

 

Carezza winner Benjamin Karl (AUT) rounded out the podium as third.

 

The alpine snowboard World Cup tour will now take a break over the festive season returning in Bad Gastein (AUT) on January 10 and 11, 2017, where the second parallel slalom and first parallel slalom team event are slated to take place.

 

 

Full results Women and Men

 

 

 

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You'd think it's hard to be the snowboarding champion and competitive alpine racer at the same time, but that's not hard for Ledecka apparently!

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9 minutes ago, dcro said:

You'd think it's hard to be the snowboarding champion and competitive alpine racer at the same time, but that's not hard for Ledecka apparently!

 

oh it´s definitely not easy at all :d it´s just Ester is a crazy sports talent, I´m pretty sure she would be great in any sport she would hvae chosen, she is a pure natural talent :)

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Anderson and Parrot claim season's first win in Copper Mtn big air

 

Jamie Anderson (USA) and Max Parrot (CAN) have topped the big air field at today's Toyota U.S. Grand Prix which hosted this season's fourth big air World Cup stop. It was the first time in more than eight years that a big air World Cup took place on slope and not on a scaffolding jump.

 

But with the riders in full kicker swing in this early season already, the Copper Mountain event became one to remember as riders were once again working hard to push the level of their sport.

 

Especially in the women's competition which not only had a front double 10 by Klaudia Medlova (SVK) but also the other girls dedicated to progression – including Jamie Anderson although the 2014 Olympic slopestyle Gold medallist went 'old-school' in the women's finals which took place ahead of the men's event and saw only four of the best six girls competing after Katie Ormerod (GBR) and Kjersti Buaas (NOR) had pulled out of the event.

 

Anderson landed a switch backside 540 and cab 720 to earn a 151.25 in the three-run, best two count format of the finals and walked away with her career's seventh World Cup win while still feeling a bit sad about losing the chance to really show what she can:

 

“It was a fun day today. I really wanted to do a front 10 today but I wasn't really flowin' with frontside so I went for cab 720 and switch back 5. I'm happy, and I'm grateful. The girls were absolutely killing it. You can tell that everyone is charging.”

 

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Enni Rukajarvi (FIN, 147.00) and best qualifier Klaudia Medlova (SVK, 146.50) rounded out the podium as second and third, respectively, with Julia Marino (USA) having to settle for fourth (136.75).

 

Parrot has it - again


Over in the men's event, it were riders from Canada who lived up to the expectations being the favourites for the win with Max Parrot standing out of a high-level competition bringing home his career's fourth.

 

The 22-year-old from Bromont, QC., impressed the judges with a high and well executed backside and frontside triple 1440 scoring a 188.75. Parrot therefore led a 1-2 punch for the Maple Leaves with Sebastien Toutant (176.00) taking second

 

Reigning slopestyle world champion Ryan Stassel came in third with a 167.50 preventing a Canadian podium sweep with Max Eberhardt (CAN, 159.50) in fourth position.

 

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However, over the last couple of days, it didn't look like Parrot would have his two tricks in store which finally earned him the win.

 

“I did the back triple 14 in my first run, a pretty easy trick for myself. But then I did the front triple 14, which is a trick which I had trouble with this week.

 

But actually yesterday I stomped it a couple of times, but I was always putting my hand down. So I'm really happy to put it down in the second run, without a hand down and pretty big.”

 

And given the fact that his teammate Seb Toots did stomp a cab 1620, a trick which Toutant proclaimed the “probably hardest trick today”, a slight hand drag could have cost Parrot his first rank prize money.

 

 As a result of this high-class battle, riders are already thinking of some new tricks while going into the festive season.

 

While Ryan Stassel put the switch backside 1620 on his agenda as he “wasn't feeling it today with all the flat light” and Klaudia Medlova still needs “to work on the front double 10 and some other tricks as the level of the girl's riding is improving fast”, Max Parrot is thinking, too – but not talking about it:

 

“There is always something in my mind but we still have to keep it under radar.”

 

The snowboard freestyle World Cup tour will come back after the turn of the year with this season's fifth big air World Cup slated to take place in Moscow (RUS) on January 7, 2017.

 

 

Full Results Women and Men

 

Klaudia Medlová 3rd Place

 

 

 

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French and Spanish teams victorious at Team SBX Montafon

Podium women Team SBX Montafon WC

 

France's top women pair Nelly Moenne Loccoz and Chloe Trespeuch as well as Spanish racers Laro Herrero and Lucas Eguibar have clinched the win at this season's first team snowboard cross event staged at Montafon, Austria.

 

Facing superb weather conditions on a once again perfectly prepared boarder cross course, last year's winners of FRA1, who had both appeared in the single race final two days ago going home with a respective fourth and second rank, dominated the women's final in style and bringing home back-to-back wins in Montafon after Moenne Loccoz had successfully gunned for the hole shot and her teammate Trespeuch kept full control of the chasing pack.

 

It was the perfect redemption for Moenne Loccoz who had just missed out the women's podium last Friday as unlucky fourth:

 

“I'm really happy to win the team event. I was really disappointed after I finished fourth here two days ago. It's good to be back on the podium. We won here last year, and now we did it again. I guess nobody can catch us when racing together [smiles],” she said before adding:

 

“Seriously, I like the team event. You are more relaxed, and he pressure is on two not on you all alone.”

In a tight duel for second, Raffaella Brutto and Michaela Moioli prevented a French 1-2 punch as the two members of ITA1 just crossed the finish line ahead of FRA2 consisting of up-and-coming talents Manon Petit and Charlotte Bankes.

 

Spanish riders with historic triumph


In the men's competition, Spanish athletes of ESP1 Laro Herrero and Lucas Eguibar secured the first team sbx win for their home country in a nail-biting final with plenty of passing and changes of the lead.

 

Eguibar made the decisive move on Emanuel Perathoner (ITA) and Markus Schairer (AUT) who were battling for the first spot in a super close heat - which was the best proof why this thrilling format will be part of the 2017 wold championships in Spain for the first time next March - taking the inside line between turn three and four.

 

“I'm super happy. We have been working a lot during summer. On Friday, I was very unlucky crashing out in the eight finals. So today was the day for me,” described Eguibar who made his teammate Herrero very happy:

 

“It's amazing. It's my first World Cup win. Have this first place is just incredible.

 

We knew we would be fast as we saw this in the qualification for the individual competition. I'm good at the start, and Lucas is really good when he is chasing the others. So it's a perfect match.”

 

In the end, Perathoner and his ITA1 teammate Omar Visintin, yesterday's runner-up, secured the second rank ahead of USA2 with Alex Deibold and Nick Baumgartner who capitalised on a crash of Schairer (team AUT1) on the last metres of the home stretch.

 

The snowboard cross World Cup tour will now take a break over the festive season returning for its second stop in Solitude (USA), the host of the 2019 sbx world championships races, where one single and one team event will be staged from January 19 till 22, 2017.

 

Podium men Team SBX Montafon WC

 

 

 

Full Results Women and Men

 

 

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again 3rd, what apitty for this last jump, if she landed it better she would have won..but ok, still huge result for her and us. her second this seasons podium :clap: Congrats babe :cheer:  and what a win for :GBR congrats :d

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Ormerod and Khadarin secure historic wins in Moscow

Men's podium Big Air World Cup Moscow

 

Katie Ormerod (GBR) and Vlad Khadarin (RUS) have not only claimed their respective career's first in today's penultimate big air World Cup of the 2016-17 season staged in the Krylatskoye Sports Centre right outside of downtown Moscow (RUS).

 

Facing tough weather conditions with temperatures below -30 °C, the British shredder and the Russian newcomer also became the first ever to win a big air World Cup for their home country.

 

Vlad Khadarin came from zero to hero taking the scene by storm in the first snowboard World Cup competition of 2017 stomping a switch backside 1260 and a frontside 1440 in his first ever World Cup event earning an impressive score of 182.25 at the first big air World Cup in the Russian capital in seven years.

 

“That’s unbelievable, I haven’t got any other words because everything here was new for me: my first World Cup contest, my first city big air on scaffolding and the first place. I don’t know, it’s just unbelievable, it’s so great and crazy.

 

This is my first World Cup win but of course I’m dreaming to win others, maybe not this season but in the next years,” Khadarin said.

 

The third best qualifier therefore relegated Canada's Antoine Truchon (174.75) who felt like home in Quebec facing super cold temperatures and Fridtjof Tischendorf (NOR, 163.75) who eanred his career's first podium finish in his fifth start to the respective second and third rank while new big air and overall snowboard freestyle World Cup leader Seppe Smits (BEL, 156.75) had to put up with fourth.

 

In addition, the 18-year-old YOG 2016 slopestyle silver medallist from Russia who has been living and training in Madonna di Campiglio for the past six years after he moved to Italy aged twelve also had the guts to go for a frontside 18 in his victory lap before history was finally made in dominant fashion.

 

Ormerod makes race for Crystal Globe exciting again

 

In the women's event, Ormerod celebrated her first ever World Cup win with the smallest advantage possible.

 

After duelling with this season's three-time World Cup winner Anna Gasser in the women's finals stomping the same tricks like her Austrian rival (backside 720 and cab 540), the 19-year-old goofy rider earned a 153.75 and therefore only 0.25 more than Gasser.

 

 “It feels amazing, I’ve always wanted to win a World Cup, and I’m really happy to win it here. I hope there’s more to come,” she commented.

 

“I hope to get the Crystal Globe in Quebec City, I would love to get another podium and hopefully will win in Quebec. I just keep pushing and try to get it again.”

 

However, this won't be an easy task as Gasser who successfully came back from a knee injury today still comfortably leads the women's ranking ahead of Ormerod with only one more big air World Cup to come on February 11, 2017 in Quebec City (CAN). The event will also serve as final of the three-stop Super Series.

 

Ormerod has to win to edge off Gasser of the top spot in the women's ranking but the Austrian would definitely take home her career's first World Cup title if finishing eight in Quebec next month.

 

As a result, the 25-year-old Carinthian stated: “I’m actually just happy to be down here healthy after really challenging conditions, I’ve just come back from a small injury, so the second place feels like a win for me today.”

 

Best qualifier Klaudia Medlova (SVK, 117.50) rounded out the podium as third.

 

The snowboard freestyle World Cup tour continues in Kreischberg (AUT) with this season's first slopestyle event slated to take place from January 13 – 14, 2017

 

 

Full Results Men and Women

 

Women's podium Big Air World Cup Moscow

 

 

 

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Lea Jugovac's results in big air WC this season... 17th, 17th and... 17th. A model of consistency. :p

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Ulbing and Mick triumph in Bad Gastein to take over World Cup lead

Daniela Ulbing and Christoph Mick take over World Cup lead due to winning the Bad Gastein PSL

 

Daniela Ulbing (AUT) and Christoph Mick (ITA) have claimed victory at the 2016-17 alpine snowboard World Cup season's second parallel slalom which was staged today under the lights on the Bucheben slope.

 

Right in the heart of Bad Gastein, at the foot of the Stubnerkogel Mountain, both racers were also able to take over the lead in the race for the PSL World Cup title.

 

And a change of the lead in the World Cup ranking did just suit this classic of the snowboard World Cup tour which has been part of the show for 17 consecutive years now.

 

In fact, Bad Gastein did host its 55th snowboard World Cup competition today. And as if that would not have been enough, the parallel slalom staged in direct knock out rounds marked also the 150th ever FIS World Cup event in the Salzburg countryside.

 

As a result, the stellar crowd featured the likes of Kathrin Gutensohn and 1968 Olympic champion Olga Pall who had won the very first FIS World Cup race in Bad Gastein staged back on January 17, 1968.

 

Women's podium PSL WC Bad Gastein with 2nd Michelle Dekker (NED), 1st Daniela Ulbing (AUT) and 3rd Sabine Schoeffmann (AUT)

 

Career's first for up-and-coming talent

 

Both former Austrian ski stars witnessed some thrilling head-to-head duels with best qualifier Daniela Ulbing bringing home the win in the women's competition.

 

It was her career's first after the 18-year-old shooting star had placed on the podium only once in her 10 World Cup starts before (2nd in Cortina Dec 2016).

 

“I don't really know what to say. I'm a little bit speechless. I'm super happy about my first win. It's nice as all of my friends are here and able to celebrate this one with me,” Ulbing said.

 

“I just tried to do what I can, and tried to stay calm, especially when I was behind. I tried to take it easy. I hope I can tie on to this in the next races and will try to keep the momentum.”

 

Dutch athlete Michelle Dekker secured her first ever World Cup podium celebrating a surprising second rank finish with Sabine Schoeffmann (AUT) rounding out the women's podium in third.

 

It was a good race. I'm really happy about my first ever podium. Now, I'm excited to race the next World Cup race in Rogla end of the month. I hope I can do the same thing there,” explained Dekker who will miss out tomorrow's team event.

Men's podium PSL WC Bad Gastein with 2nd Kaspar Fluetsch (SUI), 1st Christoph Mick (ITA) and 3rd Andreas Prommegger (AUT)

 

Mick does it again

 

On the men's side of things, Mick, a 28-year-old racer from Bolzano, celebrated his career's second beating Swiss racer Kaspar Fluetsch in a heartbeat final of the men's competition which saw local hero Andreas Prommegger rounding out the podium as third.

 

I'm feeling great. I had some ups and downs in the qualification but managed to stay focused in the finals. I'm happy about my career's second win,” Mick stated.

 

And while the South Tyrolean celebrated his win on the shoulders oh his team mates, Kaspar Fluetsch was also pleased – although beaten by 0.09 seconds:

 

It was a perfect day, a perfect event. I never thought to get that far as I had to qualify with start number 31. I'm very happy with this performance. This is a great start into the new year.”

 

The alpine snowboard World Cup tour continues tomorrow with this season's first parallel slalom team event slated to take place on the Bucheben slope at 1:30 PM CET.

 

 

Full Results Men and Women

 

 

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But the mixed event is cancelled? :mumble: I can't find any news about it

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36 minutes ago, Gianlu33 said:

But the mixed event is cancelled? :mumble: I can't find any news about it

 

why cancelled? the race just finished. Team Austria I (Claudia Rieber/Benjamin Karl) won. 2nd SUI II, 3rd AUT III.

 

your team with yesterdays winner Christoph Mick lost surprisingly with Japan in 1st round.

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3 minutes ago, hckosice said:

 

why cancelled? the race just finished. Team Austria I (Claudia Rieber/Benjamin Karl) won. 2nd SUI II, 3rd AUT III.

 

your team with yesterdays winner Christoph Mick lost surprisingly with Japan in 1st round.

Thanks a lot, the mobile FIS app don't work for this event :hatoff: 

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