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Jun 20, 2013

Freeskiers visting!/ local news

Riders in this news :  Benoit VALENTIN  ; Enak GAVAGGIO  ; Joffrey POLLET-VILLARD  ; Sam FAVRET

Last 4th, 5th and 6th of June, freeskiers did some sightseeing. The objective for them was not to take some holidays, even after their busy season, but to visit the different factories of the Rossignol Group. An express road trip between France and Spain, with the following program:

-Visit of the logistics center of the group in Saint-Etienne de Saint-Geoirs

-Visit of the headquarters in Saint-Jean de Moirans

-Group visit of the production plant in Artès (in Spain near Barcelona).

- Little trip in Barcelona.

With these 5 bad boys’ personalities, the ambiance could not be that better! Even if they already knew each other very well, these few days all together have created a true team cohesion. El Rancho (Enak Gavaggio)took the opportunity to give some useful advice to the young guys on how to manage their professional careers.

For the production sites’ employees, it was the opportunity to interact with the pro-riders, and also to better understand their expectations in order to continuously improve the skis quality.

The freeskiers were thrilled to meet the people who are actually making their skis. It was the occasion for them to pay a special tribute to all these men and women who make their sport passion practice possible. This visit was also a way to thank those who are not in the spotlight but are however contributing to the brand awareness.

These few days of trip have permitted themselves to discover the different aspects of the ski production. It offered them a new way of looking at their Squad 7 Soul 7 or Scratch: they had the possibility to take a mould of them wearing some beautiful aprons! Another best day for our freeskiers!

A nice story with some beautiful encounters, some pictures shared, some autographs signed ... All these people gathered around a common passion: the Rossignol brand.

 

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May 23, 2013

Herman Fjøss: news update!/ local news

Riders in this news :  Herman Fjøss

Hi!

 
Here is a little update from the end of the season.
 
I won the National championship in Slopstyle, so realy stoked on that!! And i ended p in 3.place in Big air as well.
 
I have put togehter a edit from my trip to Breckenridge/Keystone earlyer this winter, i think it turnd ou pretty good ;)
Check it out: 

US&A 2013 - Herman Fjøss from Herman Fjøss on Vimeo.

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May 13, 2013

News update from Ola Reidar Nyrnes/ local news

Riders in this news :  OLA REIDAR

 

Think its time to send a new update.
 
I have skied some competitions here in Norway. Actually they all went bad for me. Did some stupid falls, and my shoulder popped out, so I could`nt ski the rest of the lines. But is one competition I want to say something about, its Røldal Freeride Challenge. Røldal Freeride Challenge was my first Freeride competition back in 2004, I was 16 years old. It was Per Mundhjeld who I looked up to as a skier who got me to the freeride comp. I was to young to compete, so I had to talk to the head-chief of the comp Bettina Gavoll Hansen. She was very hot, so I didnt find any words to say, so Per talked me in. After a while I got a "yes" from Bettina, and my ski carrier started. I did okey in the comp, almost to the finals. But it was enough to impress some sponsors. And my friend Per won the hole comp. Thats a moment I will remember for the rest of my life, it was a big thing for me. In 2011 it was Freeride World Tour in Røldal, where my good friend Dennis Risvoll won. Røldal Freeride Challenge is the biggest, toughest, scaryest competition in Norway. Only the best skiers in norway come there. And this year it was a blast, but the competition day started with some drama. The helicopter with some safty crew crashed not far away from the comp-face. Me and some other skiers skied down to the crash scene. And it looked very bad, so I prepared my self for the worst scenario, here is dead people. But one after one climbed out from the helicopter by them self. They all survived, it was only a cut in a finger, and a nose bleeding. They where very lucky. And then Røldal Freeride Challenge 2013 started. It was many good lines, but moust of the riders fell. The snow was very slushy, maybe too slushy, so it was meny tomahawks that day. I started almost last, and I went for a big cliff with some scetchy exit and landing, but it was a show for the 2-3000 spectators.
 
Here is a link for my line in RFC2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCJOHRH-84k
I have added a picture.
 
Here is the highlights from RFC 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WOhVUQTM_8
 
In august 14, I will get my shoulder fixed, so 2-3 months of training I will be back on ski and shred harder! This winter have been fun!!
Now is the exames at school. That is boring!!
 
Rossignol rules:)
 
See yaaa!!
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Jan 18, 2013

Ben Valentin is going to Aspen X-Games

Riders in this news :  Benoit VALENTIN

 

Aspen X-Games are coming soon. Ben Valentin gets for the first time of his skier’s career his invitation for the most famous Superpipe competition of the World. He is training hard to be ready for the D-day. Note that Joff his first on the alternate list.

 

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Jan 18, 2013

Rossi Freeride Goes Off at Red Bull Linecatcher

Riders in this news :  Parker West White  ; Sam FAVRET

Sam Favret Claims 1st, Parker White 2nd!

After two days of weather delays, 20 of freeskiing's elite dropped into the open face of the Cirque du Fond Blanc at the 2013 Red Bull Linecatcher in Les Arcs, France, on Wednesday. When it was over, Rossignol Freeride athletes, Sam Favret (France) and Parker White (USA), claimed the top two spots of the podium going first and second respectively.

"I had a great run," Favret said. "I landed all my tricks. I had some fun, got some powder, super good vibes. Good venue -- we want to see a spot like that every time." Added Parker, "Hands down the best contest I've done in my life."

Rossignol Freeride athletes, Sam Favret (France) and Parker White (USA) claim the two top spots of the podium at the 2013 Red Bull Linecatcher.

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