Ticket to Ride (TTR) has announced the successful collaboration between riders, top events, nations and the snowboard industry towards a unified contest series in freestyle snowboarding after their annual general assembly meetings last week in Barcelona. This marks a bright future for the industry and success of the sport. Here’s more: TTR, a non profit […]
Snowboarding Becomes United with Launch of World Snowboard Tour 2.0
Shaun White Buys Majority Stake in Air & Style—Plans to Bring the Big Air Event to the U.S.
Shaun White has dominated many snowboarding events, from winning the Austrian-based Air & Style in 2003 and 2004, to winning a series of gold medals in the X Games, and twice in halfpipe at the Olympics. It makes sense that the next phase of his career might include actually owning an event that he’s won. […]
Snowboarding Olympic Qualification via FIS Rules Approved by IOC Proves Yet Another Frustrating Blow to the Industry
The relationship between the IOC, FIS, and snowboarding industry has always been difficult, but it just got worse.
Shaun White Makes the U.S. Olympic Snowboard Team -Now How to Judge Him
New tricks and runs have kept the Grand Prix snowboarding qualifying events to the Olympics very exciting, yet pose a challenge for judges.
X Games Re-Instates Vert Competition After Heat from Pro Skaterboarders BMX Rider-What This Means about The State of Halfpipe Competitions, Including the Youth Olympic Games
Heated talks between ESPN X Games organizers such as Chris Stiepock and professional skateboarders such as Bobby Burnquist, Tony Hawk, and a slew of others (not to mention those flaming message boards on various skate-related sites and blogs) have caused the X Games to continue with its 13-year-tradition of holding a vert (a.k.a. halfpipe) competition for both skateboarding and BMX at the Summer X Games in Los Angeles in July.