Silver medal at the X Games ~

Xcited XChythlooks at the XGames – Craig, Callan and Gina.

Photo Gina Chythlook


7/10s of a second difference across the line. Nice!

Watch the run:

Photo: Sprint Recap, Day 3

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…90-foot gap…

“Safety is our No. 1 goal, but it is X Games.”

…uh oh…

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The X Course – a 90-foot gap jump at the bottom, an elevated monster gap in the middle and near-vertical banked turns with 13-foot walls built with a Zaugg pipe cutter.

Thursday practice, some Skier X men were launching 150 feet — half a football field — off the 90-foot gap at the bottom.

Seven skiers and snowboarders pulled out of competition.

Corley Howard, course builder:

“This is not an open competition.You can’t have Johnny from down the street pay a hundred bucks and go down the course. This is the top one percent.”

…two-one-thousand…

…four-one-thousand…

…how much airtime is that?

…and still not landed yet…

Respectfully borrowed from Coach Foley’s video

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=493808384481&comments


Let’s see how Mr. Bill handles this:

The NorthFace Masters

Day One of competition starts today on Silverfox.

Start time is 9:15 am. Callan goes 22nd, with bib #97 .

Click for live webcast:

Not sure if the link is working. Go to http://www.thenorthfacemasters.com/video_live.html

Click where it says “CLICK HERE FOR LIVE VIDEO AND RESULTS”. You’ll see “Standings”. If the boxes are empty, click “Refresh” below it.

 

 

Callan was 8th at 2008 The NorthFace Masters at Alyeska.

The Pyrenees to Utah. In a hurry.

What a crazy week! Train from La Molina to Barcelona, Spain. Spent the night at a hostel, Backpacker’s House.

 

 

 

 

20 Euro. Not bad at all.

Missed the early morning flight to Seattle via London. A wonderful British Airways ticket agent made it all work out and got me to London for my connection to the U.S.

Sometimes, I don’t think they know how much difference a little kindness makes.

 

 

 

 

Stumbled around SEA-TAC airport, dragged myself to America’s Best Value with a take-out pizza, slept for 10 hours and made the flight to Utah.

 

Yay! On to Snowbird. From the Salt Lake City airport to Silverfox course inspection at Snowbird.

La Molina

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Callan goes into World Championships as the top-ranked United States woman (International Ski Federation World Cup Standings List).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The startlist is up. It’s going to a great comp.

 

 

 

Canadians Dominique Maltais and Maelle Ricker,  Japan’s Yuka Fujimori and USA’s Lindsey Jacobellis lead the pack of the 30 best boardercross women in the world.