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posts tagged "Rossignol"
It has been a busy past few weeks of traveling, snowstorms, and then meltdowns… Through it all the Skiershop Team has been absolutely crushing it and having a blast at the same time. Here’s a quick recap on what has been going down – we at Skiershop couldn’t be prouder of our riders this season!
Our dynamic female duo of Louise Lintilhac and Ashley Maxfield took their skills to the Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships in Snowbird, Utah. Ashley took home 7th place, and unfortunately Weeze took home a black eye. The pictures looked scary, and we are glad that she is ok. Next up is Kirkwood, beginning April 4, 2012.
On the jib side, Tyler Duncan and Will Hibbs recently returned from the Dumont Cup at Sunday River, ME where they both made the semi-finals – yeah boys!
On the local level. Skiershop Riders Noah Ranallo and Colby Vavolotis continued to dominate the Ski The East Freeride Tour. Following the tour’s final stop at Jay Peak, VT, Valvolotis emerged victourous as the tour winner. For Ranallo, the Jay Peak competition marked the second time he won the Cliff Huckstable Big Air Award – Congrats boys!
For a full recap of the event click the photo which will bring you to the Ski The East site or click HERE.
Editors Note: Skiershop Team Rider Adam Mikaelian and Send It Studios have arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah. However, until a few days ago winter was still late to the party. That all changed this past weekend when Snowbird finally received a fresh nine inches of fluff. It was enough to cover the rocks for a short period and allowed the boys to slay some powder. They also found time in the dry spell to create a hilarious intro… – Erme Catino
Parallels, produced by Dendrite Studios was produced in seven days for the Intersection Competition at Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival. Pretty amazing and a great follow up from their 2010 film Out of The Shadows. - Erme
Words: Erme Catino
Photos: Erme Catino and Mike Thomas
This past Memorial Day Weekend, Stowe Mountain Resort hosted their annual Last Trick Rail Jam. With almost two weeks of rain and warm humid July type weather, the resort scraped together the remains of the winter snowpack and pulled off a few features; though it was so warm that the snow was evaporating into a mist as the morning progressed.
Prior to the public event going down, I was invited to tag along with EASTablished Media and check out their athletes filming and shooting for the next “Tough Break” webseries edit. It was a great time watching the kids throw down, many of which are coached by locals Ben Grunow and Matt Goodson…watch out for these groms!
Below are a handful of photos from the day, thank you to Stowe Mountain Resort for again putting together a great event especially in some dicey weather.
Editor’s Note: Rossignol’s Freeride S-Series already includes the powder slaying S7, though this spring ski testers and athletes have also been raving about the Sickle. Below is a sneak peek and press release from Rossignol. – Erme Catino
It’s official! Rossignol’s 11/12 Sickle picks apart big lines, backcountry booters and boilerplate with swagger and style to spare. Already compiling a fan base including athletes and ski testers, the Sickle is showcasing the effortless float and madman versatility that make it the “go-to” for any serious freeskier next season.
Jason Hutchins of Blister Gear Review states simply, “The Rossignol Sickle. THE MOST VERSATILE SKI EVER. The end.”
While Rossi athlete Chris Logan adds, “The Sickle is super stable and just charges on everything. SpinTurn Rocker makes pow skiing so… easy while the sidecut and stiffness helps it rail on hardpack.”
The 11/12 Sickle boasts SpinTurn Rocker, a 100% full rocker shape that delivers unsurpassed float and a playful, buttery feel in powder. This 100% full rocker shape combines with Extended Sidecut technology and a damp, stable wood core construction, allowing it to rail on hardpack as well.
See the Sickle in action in Level 1’s new movie “After Dark”. Trailer dropping July 1st! http://level1productions.com
11/12 Sickle: 140/110/133 Radius: 21.3 @ 186cm. Sizes: 174cm, 186cm.
Skiershop will be carrying the Sickle in the fall, though we still have a couple of this years model in stock (same ski). So if you are already drooling, cash in on the spring discount – 10/11 S6.
The Skiershop.com crew has skiing on the mind 24/7, though in the summer they may put a bike to good use too! Each member of our staff is committed to getting you stoked on skiing and equipped with the gear to do so. Here is a little bit of information about the staff so you can see what gear they use and why… – Erme
Jeffrey Siegel, Director of E-Commerce
Originally From: Great Neck, NY/Boca Raton, FL.
How long have you worked at Skiershop: 3 years.
Why Stowe? Well, besides being one of the best hills in the East and a super cool town to live in, this is where I learned to ski. I’ve been skiing Stowe since I was 4.
Ideal day on the hill? Ideal? When it’s a bluebird day, the snow is deep and untracked, and you don’t have to rush to get your turns. When you get a day like that and you can just roll out with your crew and enjoy it.
Ski – Kastle MX108, Rossignol S3, Surface Live Life Skullcandy, Head iGS RD…and a few more pairs…don’t tell my wife.
Bindings – Head Mojo 15’s, Marker Barons and a bunch of Marker Comps.
Boots – Salomon X3 RC CS.
Outerwear – Scott Cascadia Jacket & Scott Enumclaw Pants.
Goggles – Scott Fix.
Summertime activity and tool of choice? Well, I’m the roadie of the Skiershop crew. My main ride is a Dura-Ace equipped Specialized.
Best day ever? That’s a hard one. The day that sticks out was a powder day at Mt. Hutt in New Zealand. It wasn’t super deep, but I was on my own putting lines down one next to the other. There was so much snow that I almost skied way past the resort base a few times. Those were some of the best turns I can remember.
The Skiershop.com crew has skiing on the mind 24/7, though in the summer they may put a bike to good use too! Each member of our staff is committed to getting you stoked on skiing and equipped with the gear to do so. Here is a little bit of information about the staff so you can see what gear they use and why. – Erme
Jeff Neagle – Sales & Service
Originally From: Cumberland, ME.
How long have you worked at Skiershop: A year and a half.
Why Stowe? I like the vibe on the East Coast, and Stowe has the most to offer out of anywhere I’ve skied on this side of the country.
Ideal day on the hill? I’ll probably take some heat from my fellow employees on this one, but in my opinion nothing beats a 50 degree sunny park day…Oh and there can’t be any wind.
Ski – Boone Park/Freeride/Pow
Bindings – Rossi FKS 18/Marker Jester
Boots – Nordica Dead Money
Outerwear – First Drop/Outdoor Technology
Goggles – Electric EG1s
Best day ever? Either the first day I landed a cork 7 or the first time I landed a dub.
Summertime activity and tool of choice?: Mountain Biking – Giant Reign 1.
Favorite Stowe après location? Piecasso.
The Skiershop.com crew has skiing on the mind 24/7, though in the summer they may put a bike to good use too. Each member of our staff is committed to getting you stoked on skiing and equipped with the gear to do so. Here is a little bit of information about the staff so you can see what gear they use and why. – Erme
Mike Thomas Buyer/ Store Manager
Originally From: Auburn NH.
How long have you worked at Skiershop: 8 years.
Why Stowe? I like living in the East, Stowe is by far the best eastern ski area.
Ideal day on the hill? 10” of fresh during a storm cycle, clear skies, no crowds and no wind…or skiing during a big storm.
Ski – Nordica Girish
Bindings – Rossignol FKS 180
Boots – Lange RL1
Outerwear – Trew Pow-Funk Jacket and Eagle Pant
Goggles – Scott Fix
Best day ever? My next powder day.
Summertime activity and tool of choice? Mountain Biking – Intense Tracer VP.
Favorite music to listen to while skiing? I like loud fast music but don’t listen to tunes while skiing, I find it distracting without enhancing my enjoyment at all.