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Mancuso 3rd in World Cup Alpine Skiing Overall, Best U.S. Since ’84

Lenzerheide, Switzerland – Austrian Nicole Hosp won her second World Cup race in 24 hours Sunday, capturing the last giant slalom to clinch her first World Cup overall alpine ski racing title while Olympic GS champion Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) was 11th, finishing third in the overall for the best U.S. women’s result since … Continue reading Mancuso 3rd in World Cup Alpine Skiing Overall, Best U.S. Since ’84

Svindal Holds Off Raich for Overall World Cup Ski Racing Title

Lenzerheide, Switzerland – Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal skied just fast enough Sunday in the ski racing season’s last slalom to clinch the World Cup overall title. Svindal, needing to finish no worse than 15th if Austrian Benjamin Raich were to win, was 15th while Raich won but fell 13 points shy of defending his title. … Continue reading Svindal Holds Off Raich for Overall World Cup Ski Racing Title

Freestyle Skiing JWCs: Halfpipe Gold for Sharp, Silver for Schwartz

Airolo, Switzerland – Kim Sharp (Park City, UT/Park City Ski Education Foundation) earned the gold medal Saturday in ski halfpipe at the 2007 FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships and Sophia Schwartz (Ketchum, ID/Waterville Valley Black&Blue Trail Smashers) was silver medalist. nSharp received 27.80 points on her first halfpipe run and it was enough for the … Continue reading Freestyle Skiing JWCs: Halfpipe Gold for Sharp, Silver for Schwartz

Freestyle Skiing JWCs: Four SX Medals for Swiss on Day One

Airolo, Switzerland – Swiss men swept the medals in ski cross Friday as the 2007 FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships opened. French women took the top two spots in their event. No Americans competed. nRenato Trummer of Switzerland won the men’s gold medal followed by teammates Gregor Vinzens and Armin Niederer. Alizee Boulangeat won the … Continue reading Freestyle Skiing JWCs: Four SX Medals for Swiss on Day One

Snowboard Step-in Systems vs. Strap Bindings

If you’re new to snowboarding and trying to decide whether to go with traditional strap bindings or a step-in system like the K2-Clicker, Switch, Rossignol or Ride/Device System, what should you consider? Asides from cost, understanding some performance, comfort and ease-of-adjustment issues can help you make your decision. n Traditional (Oxygen) Strap bindings   K2 … Continue reading Snowboard Step-in Systems vs. Strap Bindings