Archive for October, 2010
October 27th, 2010
The waiting period for the Rip Curl Pro Search is due to start on Saturday with Kelly Slater firmly in the driving seat for another ASP world title. If he goes ahead and wins #10 then the debate about his place among the worlds greatest ever athletes will surely intensify.
For Slater to clinch his historic 10th ASP Crown at the Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico, the following scenarios must occur:
- If Slater finishes Equal 3rd or better, he clinches the 2010 ASP World Title.
- If Slater finishes Equal 5th or Equal 9th, Smith must win the event to send the ASP World Title Race to Hawaii.
- If Slater finishes Equal 13th or Equal 25th, Smith must finish Equal 3rd or better to send the ASP World Title Race to Hawaii.
- Essentially, if Smith fails to finish higher than Equal 5th, Slater claims the 2010 ASP World Title.
As long as the waves play along and the guys get some decent conditions we can sit back and watch history being made, which is not something you can say very often.
Of course, Slater isn’t the only surfer in Puerto Rico with the chance of making history. Stephanie Gilmore is leading the points race for the women’s world title and is going for an unprecedented 4th title in a row. If she finishes 3rd or better and Sally Fitzgibbons fails to win then Gilmore gets #4.
Maybe a few late night webcast viewings from here in the UK and can’t wait for it all to get started.
October 12th, 2010
Sitting on a freezing chairlift trying to unfurl a soggy piste map will be a rare experience on the slopes of a dozen major ski areas this season as we unveil a brand new range of pocket-sized guidebooks.
Top names have contributed to the range of 12 guides, including Ed Leigh (co-presenter of Ski Sunday and High Altitude), Olympian snowboarder Zoe Gillings and top British freeskier Pat Sharples, who all pass on their insider’s knowledge of the slopes.
Covering ski areas in France, Austria and the USA, the compact books combine full colour piste maps with individual descriptions of each run to help skiers and snowboarders of all abilities plan their day on the slopes.
Each guide features a pro in the know who, as well as describing their favourite runs in each resort, reveal the best apres-ski in the area, top tips on places to go eating, drinking, dancing or clubbing.
- pocket sized piste guides
- easy to use & practical
- includes full colour piste maps & resort info
- knowledge & insight from pro’s in the know
Over the next few weeks we’ll be profiling the skiers & snowboarders featured in the new guides and will be featuring insights into their favourite ski areas.
We’ll be launching the guides at the Metro Ski & Snowboard Show at London Olympia (20th-24th Oct). For a full listing of all the resorts we’ve got covered just go here: Snowfinder ski & snowboard guides.