Enter the O'Neill "I'd Cap That" Photo Caption contest for your chance to win some brand new O'Neill gear!Read More
Friday May 11 was arguably one of the craziest days of snowboarding ever. Snowboarder Magazine's Superpark 16 presented by Gatorade saw an insane level of progression go down, from a backside triple cork from Sebastian Toutant as well as a frontside triple cork from Mark Hoyt, to Cody Rosenthal's bs 360 double methods, Josh Dirksen's banked slalom runs, to even certain riders literally trying to burn the park down, day 5 had it all! Check out riding from Seb Toots, Josh Dirksen, Mark Hoyt, Harrison Gordon, Haldor Helgason, Peetu Piironien, and many many more.Read More
Free stuff from O'Niell.Read More
Behind the scenes look at shooting Seb Toots' O'Neill print ad.Read More
Seb Toots hits up Blackcomb for a morning riding session before the summer rain rolls in. Later in the afternoon, Seb and his O'Neill teammates show the campers their skateboarding skills at the Camp of Champions compound, homebase for off-the-mountain activities during the week.Read More
Seb Toots took the win at the 2012 Ride Shakedown. Check out this footage from O'Neill of Seb and others at the contest.Read More
Words & Photos: Sean Kerrick Sullivan
The dark weather greeting slopestyle riders at the 2012 Toyota Dew Tour Championships at Snowbasin, UT didn't bother Seb Toots as he won the Dew Cup on Sunday. "A bowl of cereal" got Seb fired up in the morning and nothing after that would stop him as he checked off another win and his first Dew Tour Championship off his to do list. Eric Willett and Sage Kotsenburg both seemed a little bothered by the bad weather, both scoring lower than they would have liked. Idaho charger Dash Kamp made a huge impression on the crowd and judges with his unique and solid style in the air, and although this may be the first time you have heard of him, expect that to change. His first run score held and landed him in second, but a rough fall on run two left him seeing birdies, which must have been interesting as they were mixed with confetti and champagne as he stood atop the podium. Spencer Link rounded out the top 3 for the men. In womens snowboarding, I was impressed by the whole field, but Spencer O'Brien and Enni Rukajarvi had me stoked with proper 7's and 5's respectively. O'Brien's 7 off the toes on the last jump closed the discussion, she no doubt was absolutely deserving of the "W" for the day, and her second Dew Cup.
Dew Tour 2012 Snowbasin Slopestyle Results
1. Sebastien Toutant
2. Dash Kamp
3. Spencer Link
1. Spencer O'Brien
2. Enni Rukajarvi
3. Sarka Pancochova
The first rider in this video might be Eric Willett.Read More
Words: Pat Bridges Photos: Mike Yoshida
Three’s the charm for Winter X Games 16 Big Air. On the evening of January 25th, 2012 the Rocky Mountains once again played host to the best Big Air punters in the game today as the unyielding tide of the triple cork swept over Aspen. Though only ten riders were chosen to chuck themselves for the masses, there was no shortage of talent, trickery or drama on tap.
In the lead up to competition it was the SPT builders who were focused on the tweaking as the speed afforded to the riders wasn’t commensurate to the size of the launch. After ample adjustments were made, the contenders were presented with a somewhat smaller, yet still formidable booter that matched up perfectly from lip to landing. Unfortunately the decline in pop and travel meant that any riders looking to truly push their repertoire needed to exaggerate their hang time by taking their tricks deep into the landing, which is never ideal. These strategic machinations were subtle ones as the riders rose to the occasion and consistently threw down all evening.
Though they didn’t make the finals, Ståle Sandbech and Halldór Helgason hucked with boucoup style, with the latter nearly landing his backside twelve double cork chicken wing, dubbed “The Lobster Roll.” On a side note, using a brand’s trademark in the name of a trick is some next level marketing shit. Chalk another one up for the unlikely genius that is Iceland’s Halldór Helgason.
The non-stop jam format finals began with an array of double corks and four-digit flat spins by Eric Willett, Seppe Smits, and Sebastién Toutant. A third of the way into the heat, Torstein Horgmo manned up to the maneuver that he pioneered: the triple cork. Though Torstein sat on his attempt, the seal was broken and Mark McMorris tripled up his cork agenda as well. At roughly the halfway point, the regular footer from Regina, Seskatchewan rode away from a backside 1440 triple cork and instantly, snowboarding in the X Games officially entered a new era. With the clock running out it looked as though McMorris was a lock for first place until defending X Games Big Air champion Torstein Horgmo dropped in for one final attempt at his version of the backside 1440 triple cork, for which he earned a perfect score of 50, one point better than McMorris. Yet having the best single score of the night wouldn’t be enough for Torstein to top McMorris’s consistency and the 18 year-old Canadian received his first X Games Gold, but surely not his last.
It is funny how we Americanize foreign names that may be difficult to pronounce. Sebastian Toutant for example was transformed into "Seb Toots". Maybe we should have changed it to "Seb Rips"... it is a little more flattering form of flatulence, and would describe him more accurately. Anyway, here is an edit of Seb ripping at Keystone.Read More