Torstein Horogmo and Jamie Anderson Earn Dew Cup Snowboard Pipe
“If you look at a photo of Kevin in the start gate before a winning run you can see
the fire in his eyes,” describes Rossignol Sports Marketing Team Manager Matt
Rihm. “Before he drops in you can tell if he’s going to ski well.”
Picture This is an Alli feature designed to give you a peek into the lives of today’s top action sports athletes. For this installment, we sent freeskier Bobby Brown a random list of things to take pictures of with his camera and here’s what he sent back.
In the first day of competitions for the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals, freeski slopestyle competitor Robbie Franco earned the right of passage from amateur to professional with his win in this afternoon’s contest. With the win, 17-year-old Franco becomes the 2011 Champion and earns a prequalified spot in the 2011-12 Winter Dew Tour’s first stop in December.
“This is amazing, Gatorade could not do a better competition,” said Franco. “The way they treat their riders, doing everything to help kids get out in the pro level is above and beyond anything else out there. Look at this trophy – it’s sick!”
Franco’s run, a 270 onto the flat box, transfer over switch up to the down rail, a switch up on the flat box with a rodeo 5 off to the jumps where he hit a switch left nine and kangaroo, finished with a switch onto rail, earned the top score of a 90.00. Competing on a torn meniscus, he topped one of the closest podiums in the history of the Finals. Second-place finisher and 13-year-old Willie Borm’s run earned an 89.00, and Maine’s Tyler Duncan’s 88.00 was a tight finish for third place.
The four-day competition is being held in conjunction with the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour, featuring freeskiing and men and women’s snowboarding disciplines. The Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals will conclude tomorrow with the superpipe disciplines for freeski and men’s and women’s snowboard.
1. Robert Franco, Camino, Calif., 90.00.
2. Willie Borm, Chaska, Minn., 89.00.
3. Tyler Duncan, Freyeburg, Maine, 88.00.
4. Cesar Rodriguez, El Dorado, Calif., 87.75.
5. Will Hibbs, Jericho, Vt., 87.50.
6. Ian Hamilton, Missoula, Mont., 83.00.
7. Alex Gorham, Stowe, Vt., 81.75.
8. Tanner Coulter, Eagle, Colo., 81.25.
9. Lars Ellingson, Mount Baldy, Calif., 77.75.
10. Michael Briggs, Portland, Ore., 64.25.
11. Freddy Brideweser, Canton, Ohio, 29.25.
12. Tanner Boudreau, Hood River, Ore., 24.50.
13. Austin Torvinen, Duluth, Minn., DNS
Dialing in your equipment is as important as nailing your tricks. The pros have some secrets of their own when it comes to gear tweaks and personal preferences. In Setup, they reveal it all. For this installment, we hear from snowboarder Steve Fisher.
Alli caught up with the Frends crew during the Winter Dew Tour event in Breckenridge to get the scoop on their brand new line of headphones. Mason Aguirre, Danny Davis, Luke and Jack Mitrani explained how the Frends brand grew from their crew traveling together at snowboard events, to stickers on their boards, to a full line of Frends headphones now available in the Alli shop.