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Snowboarding 2016 - 2017 Discussion Thread

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Lol, mixed team parallel snowboard.


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Ulbing and Karl triumph in season's first parallel slalom team event

Bad Gastein PSL Team WC winners Daniela Ulbing and Benjamin Karl



Team AUT1 with Daniela Ulbing and Benjamin Karl have claimed victory in this season's first parallel slalom team event staged under a blue bird sky in Bad Gastein today therefore wrapping up the home soil World Cup stop for Snowboard Austria in style.


Just like last year when Sabine Schoeffmann and Alex Payer celebrated the win for Austria, it was a team representing red-white-red to come out victorious of this texciting race format which features national mixed teams compete against each other in thrilling head-to-head duels.


In the end, it was once again Daniela Ulbing who seems to be in love with the 270 metres long Bucheben slope as yesterday's triumphant racer laid the base for a safe win with her focused racing.


The 18-year-old celebrated a back-to-back win in front of a stellar home crowd alongside teammate Benjamin Karl who just had to defend the lead entering the slope as second ride to secure his third podium finish in the fourth World Cup race of the 2016-17 season.


However, this win was even more important for Karl than someone would have expected.


"I made a mistake yesterday, and you know how it is with mistakes. They make you think too much so you end up thinking if you are still in shape in the new year.


I tried to stop this, and I was able to enjoy racing today which finally led to the win. I had a great team partner which made it easy for me to race. Today was a good redemption,” the four-time world champion, who had finished in a disappointing 23rd position yesterday, said.


His congenial parter Ulbing stated: “What happens right now is so cool. I tried to open the door for Benjamin [Karl] today in our heats, and that worked out fine. However, I never thought to drive home from Bad Gastein with two World Cup wins under my belt.”


SUI2 consisting of Olympic champion Patrizia Kummer and 2014 Sochi silver medallist Nevin Galmarini who won the event two years ago came in second making Galmarini extremely happy:


The race was very cool. I like it here anyway. There are always a lot of people watching, and it is a great atmosphere.


Two years ago we were able to win here, today we got second. And as I placed fourth yesterday it has been two perfect days for me.”


Local favourites of AUT3 Claudia Riegler and Andreas Prommegger, the oldest pair competing today, rounded out the podium as third with Swiss duo Julie Zogg and Dario Caviezel missing the podium as fourth.


In the team event, the second racer starts as soon as the first one has crossed the finish line.


While the snowboard World Cup tour continues with this season's first slopestyle competition on January 13 and 14 at Kreischberg (AUT) already, the raceboard specialists will get back to business at the parallel giant slalom race in Rogla (SLO) on January 28.




Full Results Here


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Gasser and Roisland win slopestyle World Cup opener

Women's Podium Slopestyle WC Kreischberg


Anna Gasser (AUT) and Mons Roisland (NOR) have claimed victory at this season's first slopestyle World Cup competition staged on the 2015 world championships slope at Kreischberg (AUT) today.


25-year-old local favourite Gasser lived up to the expectations in dominant fashion by keeping the momentum from a second rank finish at last weekend's Moscow big air World Cup and topping the women's competition with the highest score of 81.25 earned in her third run which actually was a victory lap after none of the girls had been able to bump off the leading rider from the top spot.


“It helped starting last in each run as I then knew what the other girls did,” Gasser said who also mentioned that she then played it cool and didn't risk too much.


However, the best qualifier who had secured silver at the worlds two years ago still landed a boardslide to frontside 360, backside 720 mute, frontside 360 indy, 50-50 frontside 180 indy out and a huge cab 540 underflip mute to bring home her career's fourth, the first in a slopestyle event.


“It's great to win a home soil event. I'm super happy that I was able to tie on to my good training impressions in today's finals. I was pretty nervous in the qualifiers because I wanted to win. Today I felt better although the vision wasn't the best.”


Sina Candrian (SUI, 69.25) and two-time X Games champion Silje Norendal (NOR, 62.90) finished in the respective second and third rank.


Roisland has it all


Two weeks before turning 20 years, Mons Roisland secured his career's first in his fourth World Cup start with 84.25 by nailing his third and final run which consisted of a cab lip to fakie, cab 720 tail bonk, switch backside 1260 melon, frontside 1440 indy, frontside 270 out and a backside double cork 1080 nose to finish things off.


“It was a really good. I was very impressed of what they put together here at Kreischberg. I was very happy to qualify through the semi finals. I couldn't be more stoked on my riding today, and I'm so pumped to end up in first position ahead of all of these good riders. I'm unbelievably stoked,” Roisland stated.


The Norwegian Viking who had to take the semi finals detour to qualify for the finals of the best ten men edged off so far leading 2015 world champion Ryan Stassel (USA, 83.30), who had landed a switch 270 to 270 out, frontside 360 hand plant, backside double cork 1080 mute, frontside 1440 indy, boardslide to underflip 450 out and a final switch backside 1260 mute, to the second rank.


Up-and-coming 16-year-old talent Redmond Gerard (USA; 81.35) rounded out the podium as third impressing the judges with a 50-50 back to 270, boardslide to underflip 450 indy out, switch backside triple cork 1440 mute, frontboard to 270 melon out and a frontside 1080 melon over the last kicker.


The snowboard freestyle World Cup tour continues next week with this season's second slopestyle and halfpipe event staged at the LAAX OPEN from January 16 to 21.




Full results Mens and Womens




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