Once again, WEND is the Official Wax of Woodward at Copper! We are so stoked to supply the campers at Woodward with the best wax on the market. WEND will be hosting daily wax clinics so that everyone’s on hill experience is maximized by a clean, conditioned, well-waxed base. Makes no sense to pay all that money for camp, travel all the way out there, and have a slow and dry base! And, Woodward campers get an exclusive discount on the WEND website, valid site-wide but intended mainly for the Woodward Camper Kit! Check it out!
“Make it five world titles for Lindsey Jacobellis, who extended her dominance in snowboard cross outside of the Olympics on Sunday.
Jacobellis, 31, led nearly from start to finish of both her semifinal and final in Sierra Nevada, Spain, edging Olympic bronze medalist Chloe Trespeuch of France for gold. Italy’s Michela Moioli, the 2016 World Cup season champion, took bronze.
Jacobellis and Trespeuch exchanged words in the finish area after spending most of the final within a board of each other.
“I’m defending myself,” Jacobellis told Trespeuch. “You’re running into me. Sorry Chloe, but you’re trying to push me off, and I’m holding myself. You’re going to come into me like that.”
Jacobellis’ biggest rival, Czech Olympic champion Eva Samkova, went off course in her semifinal after posting the fastest time in qualifying last week.
Jacobellis has competed at worlds five times and won gold each time. No other snowboarder or freestyle skier has won a world title in a single event more than three times.
“Every year, it gets harder and harder because the level with women keeps increasing,” Jacobellis said. “I want to be remembered as someone who is supporting that next, younger generation as well as continuing to raise the bar.”
Jacobellis is one of the greatest Olympic sports athletes of all time, yet she has not won an Olympic gold medal. In 21 career appearances in major championships snowboard cross competitions (Olympics, X Games, Worlds), she has 15 gold medals.
Jacobellis infamously lost gold on a celebratory board grab on the penultimate jump at the 2006 Torino Olympics, settling for silver. She then washed out in the semifinals in both 2010 and 2014.
The PyeongChang Olympics will bring another round of expectations, and one more opportunity to claim that elusive gold. It may be her last chance, but Jacobellis refused to put a timeline on the rest of her career.
“Still just taking one week at a time, one month at a time, just living the dream,” she said. “I don’t like to look too far in the future because you’re missing what’s going on right now. I’ve made that mistake before in the past, where you’re too worried about what’s coming, and you’re not seeing what’s right in front of you.”
In the men’s event Sunday, France’s Pierre Vaultier took gold to follow up his Olympic title. The top American was Nick Baumgartner in fourth.”
Article by Nick Zaccardi, March 12, 2017, NBC Sports (original article here.)
Lindsey Jacobellis’s History of Success 20th — 2001 X Games 21st — 2002 X Games
Gold — 2003 X Games
Gold — 2004 X Games
Gold — 2005 Worlds
Gold — 2005 X Games
*** Skipped 2006 X Games
Silver — 2006 Olympics
Silver — 2007 X Games
Gold — 2007 Worlds
Gold — 2008 X Games
Gold — 2009 X Games
*** Skipped 2009 Worlds
Gold — 2010 X Games
Fifth — 2010 Olympics
Gold — 2011 Worlds
Gold — 2011 X Games
*** Tore ACL/meniscus in 2012 X Games training run
Gold — 2014 X Games
Seventh — 2014 Olympics
Gold — 2015 Worlds
Gold — 2015 X Games
Gold — 2016 X Games
Gold — 2017 Worlds
Here at the WEND factory we are always tinkering with new formulas and conducting test to see how our wax holds up next to the competition. We recently did a glide test up in Tahoe with our latest HF Race formula, and wanted to share our results with you guys! Check out the below feedback from the wax tech on the test, as well as WEND team member Daron Rahlves, who was the skier in the test…
“It was my pleasure meeting John Dahl with WEND Wax and helping conducting a wax glide test at Sugar Bowl, CA. We had optimal snow conditions for testing, quite consistent from start to finish. We set up three different already proven combinations to test against John’s developing prototype formula.
The overall prognosis was quite interesting as well as exciting for John and WEND, knowing that they are onto something new and exciting that they can further develop and take to the next level. I’ve worked with several wax companies over the years in development, and it’s very exciting to see WEND making such an impact on such a competitive field.
Bravo, kudos, keep up the good work.”
–Willi Wiltz, wax tech.
“With recent developments of WEND race waxes, we gave them a good run up against a proven brand with known results. The test was with 5 pairs of Atomic DH skis in a controlled environment on a typical World Cup style glide test track at my home ski mountain, Sugar Bowl Resort.
The conclusion was WEND is at an even pace and even posting the fastest time against the other brand. This was exciting and a testament to the effort that John Dahl has put into advancing the performance of WEND Wax.” –Daron Rahlves, 4-time Olympian, Super G World Champ, multiple World Cup and World Championship podiums in GS, Super G, Downhill.
March 12, 2017 | 8:00am-4:30pm | Sugar Bowl Ski Resort
In support of Boarding for Breast Cancer, after 11 years at Sugar Bowl, the “Shred the Love” event has changed format and will return as a banked slalom. This timed event will combine speed and style as participants weave their way through River Run Gully. Registration is $30 per person. Please visit the Boarding For Breast Cancer page for more information on their organization and how you can help.
8:00am Onsite Registration/Waivers
8:30am Silent Auction Opens
11:00am Inspection/Practice Banked Slalom Sugar Bowl Ski Resort
3:00pm Silent Auction Closes/ Band Performs
Sponsor Village Closes, Silent Auction, Awards, Live Music (TBD Actors Killed Lincoln)
Sign up for the Shred the Love Banked Slalom HERE!
Packing for a trip can be exciting and stressful all rolled into one. You’re so stoked for your trip, but don’t have time to pack and don’t want to forget anything! Well, being a list maker, I have created the ultimate packing list for your mountain trip. You’re welcome!
-Board or Skis and poles
-Hardware (screws and washers)
-Screwdriver (small one for your pocket or backpack is good, or a regular one will definitely work!)
-Board or ski bag (pack hardgoods and softgoods in this travel bag. Best to get a travel bag like this so that all your snow gear can fit in together! Expensive, but worth it.)
–Ski strap? I snowboard so I am not sure if this is a necessity, but it seems like a good idea to me!
-Facemask (may we recommend this one?)
-Another warm layer, just in case
Accessories for Riding
-Snacks for on-hill (granola bars, trail mix, fruit leathers)
-Wax! On-hill waxing options are our towelettes, rub-on waxes (all our hard waxes can be rubbed on!), paste tins. Off-hill options are our hard waxes, liquid waxes, and travel wax iron that packs away super small and can even fit in your boot for travel! Don’t forget a scraper…
-Sunscreen and lip balm (put it on no matter what, trust us)
-Camera (you can just use your phone, or get one of those fancy GoPros that everyone is talking about!)
-Sweaters and sweatshirts
-Socks and shoes
-Street jacket (can be your on-hill jacket! Might be a little warm in the club, but you’ll be stoked on the walk home)
-Bathing suit for après hot tub!
-Small first aid kit
Ahhh now we need to plan a trip! Just making this list got us in the mood for ADVENTURE!
RIDGE Mountain Academy is a one-of-a-kind program that uses mountain sports and education to help students develop in all areas of their lives. We wish we had the opportunity to study at RIDGE and WEND is stoked to provide wax to the students at the academy!
• The Training Ground episode shows how much people can learn from the mountains.
• This story is one of the adventures you can see on VISITMT.COM.
Training Ground is the tenth episode in The Sky’s the Limit series. The video follows Billy O’Donnell as he inspires the next generation of mountain athletes, adventurers, and scholars. Debuted on Monday, February 6, 2017. Training Ground can be viewed at http://www.visitmt.com/campaign/montana-tv/episode-10.html
The Sky’s the Limit is a short film series from the Montana Office of Tourism & Business Development (MOTBD) that tells the stories of real people chasing adventure in Montana. The films follow the journeys of different people who explore the possibilities and realize their potential in Big Sky Country. The series is designed to inspire travelers to pursue their own adventure in Montana.
ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 7, 2017) – Battling a tough course and flat light, Tommy Ford (Bend, OR) was the top American finisher at the Adelboden giant slalom, taking 19th place.
Alexis Pinturault took his 19th Audi FIS Ski World Cup win, making him the most successful French skier of all time—over the famed Jean-Claude Killy. Marcel Hirscher of Italy put down a blazing second run, but finished second overall, just .04 seconds behind Pinturault. Hirscher’s teammate Philipp Schoerghofer was third.
Hirscher’s result brought him to 100 World Cup podiums—level with Marc Girardelli’s podium count—making him the second most successful skier in history, behind Ingemar Stenmark.
The Americans skied well, with Ford and Brennan Rubie (Salt Lake City, UT) sitting 13th and 14th respectively after the first run. Though course set and flat light hindered them second run, both grabbed points from the day.
“I thought I skied well,” said Ford of his run. “It’s dark light and I was moving well through most of the course. I had a hard time generating on that set and on the bottom, it’s just getting used to it. It’s definitely a challenging bottom section, but I’m happy to have more time on it and get points.”
Behind Ford, Rubie scored his first giant slalom points, finishing in 24th. “I was pretty happy with the way it turned out,” said Rubie, who referenced the tough light, but acknowledged that he made a few mistakes. “It was more just my skiing and I have a ways to go, but I’m happy with getting my first points in GS.”
The men race slalom next at Adelboden to wrap up the weekend.
For videos of Ford, visit the US Ski Team website here.
Tommy Ford was the top U.S. finisher in 19th.
Brennan Rubie took his first giant slalom points in 24th.
Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT) did not qualify for second run.
Hig Roberts (Steamboat Springs, CO), who recently won a NorAm GS in Vermont, made his return to the World Cup, but did not finish first run. David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) also DNFed first run.
Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) has been battling back pain and decided to sit out the race. Tim Jitloff (Park City, UT) also did not start.
Road to Aspen: Marcel Hirscher continues to lead the overall hunt with 833 points, but Pinturault continues to add points, moving up to second place in the overall ahead of Kjetil Jansrud of Norway. The two also sit 1-2 in the giant slalom standings.
Next, the men race slalom at Adelboden on Sunday.
Tommy Ford I thought I skied well. It’s dark light and I was moving well through most of the course. I had a hard time generating on that set and on the bottom, it’s just getting used to it. It’s definitely a challenging bottom section, but I’m happy to have more time on it and get points. (The light was) pretty flat. You can’t see any of those micro-terrains. You see people getting their feet thrown up and there are some little crossruts in there. It’s all feel. You just have to have a good inspection.
Skiing in the summer time is the best. Attending a summer camp dedicated to summer shredding is even better. And getting to hang and ride with the pros you usually watch on TV is the icing on the cake!
WEND Waxworks sponsored Woodward Copper during summer 2016, and we had a specific camp week, WEND Week, where we even had some of our WEND team members attend camp to do waxing demos and chill with campers on and off the slopes.
Nick Goepper, Red Gerard, and Mike Grey were our representatives, and had one heck of a time!
Ryan Wachendorfer is definitely an up and comer in the halfpipe and slopestyle realms. His talent reaches far and wide both in and out of the snowboard world. Here’s a wrap up of Ryan’s 2015/2016 snowboard season. We want to make sure that Ryan is somebody that you keep Wachen progress over the next few years! Get it. . . Wachen. . .
“Season edit from the 2015/16 winter. Footage filmed by VuzMedia, Windham Swayne Miller, Burton Us Open Superpipe and Snowboarder Magazine. Thanks to everyone who made this season the best one yet especially Vitaly Design, Salomon Snowboards, Bonfire Snowboarding, Electric, HID Projectors, U.S. Snowboarding, Wend Waxworks and YEA.NICE”