Archive for January, 2013

Watch the CNN Alpine Edge story on the Swany G-Cell: The glove that’s also a phone

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Check out this entertaining story from CNN Alpine Edge on ski gadgets, which includes a glowing review of the Swany gCell, our revolutionary glove that is also a mobile phone.

That’s right, you get Swany’s traditional high quality and warmth as well as the ability to sync the glove to your phone via Bluetooth. Once you’ve done that, you use an earpiece and mouthpiece built into the phone to take calls. No more fumbling for the phone in your coat, no more cold hands.

Want to learn more? Check out the G-Cell on the Swany website. Or if you are at Snow Show in Denver this week, drop by the booth.

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Podium in Moscow City Event keeps Mikaela Shiffrin atop World Cup slalom over Tina Maze

The parallel slalom course in Moscow is built on a huge ramp.

The parallel slalom course in Moscow is built on a huge ramp.

Mikaela Shiffrin didn’t win the Moscow City event, but her third-place finish on Tuesday (Jan. 29) DID expand her lead over Tina Maze in the race to claim the Slalom discipline crown.

The American, who already has three World Cup Slalom wins this season, came in behind winner Lena Duerr and Veronika Velez Zuzulova. Maze, who is running away in the overall competition and has clinched Giant Slalom, finished in a tie for fifth and now stands 33 points behind the young American.

See what Shiffrin has to say about the spirited race for the Slalom title in this story at SkiRacing.com.  Visit the Audi FIS World Cup website for complete resultsHere’s where to find the latest standings in the overall race, in which Shiffrin now stands sixth.

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Photos from Winter X Games in Aspen

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We had a great weekend at Winter X Games in Aspen. The weather was warm (maybe too warm for conditions, some of the athletes might say), the crowds big and happy, the athletes amazing.

Brita Sigourney, the Swany Gloves-sponsored ski pipe star, skied hard but did not win the Women’s Superpipe. But after winning at Dew Tour and taking third at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, she’s already had a great season. (On the way for Brita: the next stop in the  Grand Prix tour this weekend in Park City. Good luck, Brita!

Here are some of our favorite images from the weekend.

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Looking up from the bottom of the pipe is awe-inspiring.

Brita Sigourney's third run left her just off the podium.

Brita Sigourney’s third run left her just off the podium.

The weather ranged from cloudy and snowy to brilliant blue skies -- often at the same time.

The weather ranged from cloudy and snowy to brilliant blue skies — often at the same time.

Slope star James Woods showed his national pride for all to see.

Slope star James Woods showed his national pride for all to see.

Former Olympics gymnast Shawn Johnson wanted a photo with Slopestyle winner Nick Goepper, who was only too happy to oblige.

Former Olympics gymnast Shawn Johnson wanted a photo with Slopestyle winner Nick Goepper, who was only too happy to oblige.

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Winter X Games Aspen ski and snowboard results: Shaun White, Kelly Clark, Henrik Harlaut, Maddie Bowman, Mark McMorris and much more

Winter_X_Games_logo.svgIt was a wild weekend at Winter X Games in Aspen. Shaun White scored a “six-peat” in superpipe while Henrik Harlaut scored gold and silver. Here’s a look at the winners in ski and snowboard events:

  • Men’s Snowboard Superpipe: The amazing Shaun White once again blew up the pipe, followed by 14-year-old phenom Ayumu Hirano. More.
  • Women’s Snowboard Superpipe: It was Elana Hight who became the first athlete to ever land a double backside alley-oop rodeo in competition, but Kelly Clark got the win. More.
  • Men’s Ski Superpipe: David Wise reigned despite stiff competition from Aspen’s Torin Yater-Wallace. More.
  • Women’s Ski Superpipe: Maddie Bowman rode a powerful first run to gold over Roz Groenewoud. More.
  • Ski Big Air: In one of the weekend’s most exciting events, red-hot Henrik Harlaut soared to victory with Kai Mahler second. More.
  • Snowboard Big Air: Torstein Horgmo won the event in a tiebreaker, thanks to a perfect score on one jump, over Mark McMorris. More.
  • Men’s Ski Slopestyle: Nick Goepper’s brilliant third run was enough to edge Henrik Harlaut. More.
  • Women’s Ski Slopestyle: X Games rookie Tiril Sjastad Christiansen performed like a veteran to win, edging defending champ Kaya TurskiComplete results.
  • Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle: The big dog, Mark McMorris, scored the win over Maxence Parrot when Shaun White suffered two falls. More.
  • Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle: Jamie Anderson bested the field while Sarka Pancochova earned silver. More.

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Tina Maze stays on top in World Cup race, but Lindsey Vonn’s win reminds she’s ready for Worlds

Vonn MugLindsey Vonn might not be able to catch Tina Maze in the overall points race in World Cup skiing, but she sure is going to make things interesting at the upcoming Worlds.

Vonn beat Maze at her specialty, giant slalom, on Saturday in the Slovenian’s home country. Despite the second-place finish, Maze clinched the GS season title.  Read more.

Maze stayed on track for the overall title on Sunday, winning the slalomYoung American Mikaela Shiffrin skied to an eighth-place finish, allowing her to retain the season lead in the slalom discipline

Here’s where to find the latest results in the overall standings.

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X Games rookie Christiansen wins injury-filled Women’s Slopestyle at Winter X Games

Winter_X_Games_logo.svgTiril Sjastad Christiansen may be an X Games rookie, but she performed like a veteran to win the Women’s Ski Slopestyle on Sunday (Jan. 27) at Winter X Games in Aspen.

Christiansen overcame a first-run fall to post successive runs above 90, including the winning 92.3 on her final run. Speaking of final runs, two-time defending champ Kaya Turski overcame falls on her first two runs to post a 90 for second place on her final run. Dara Howell’s 89.s second run was enough for bronze.

Ashley Battersby was doubly unlucky. First, she was injured on a fall at the end of her final run, then she lost her place on the podium when Turski had her strong final run. Before the race, Rose Battersby (no relation to Ashley) took a bad fall and was taken to the Aspen hospital for “further evaluation for back pain.” Read more.

Complete results.

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Goepper’s final run enough to top Harlaut, Woods in Men’s Slopestyle at Winter X

Nick Goepper used a big third run to stave off a hugely talented field in Men’s Ski Slopestyle on Sunday (Jan. 27) at Winter X Games in Aspen.

Goepper’s first run (92.3) looked big enough to win, but it took a brilliant third run (94) to stave off Henrik Harlaut (92.6) and top qualifier James Woods (91.3).

Henrik Harlaut, who had produced late-night magic on Saturday to win Big Air,  started slow but scored big when it counted on his third run. Woods came through on the third run as well (92) to secure his place on the podium.

Complete results.

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