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Hi Shred Guys!

I hope you are good!

Last weekend I was in Avoriaz, since I was invited to the Volcom Peanut Butter and Railjam European Championships. This is the Final of the PBRJ Tour which took place all over Europe this Winter, and so only the top 5 of all Stops were invited for this event.
At the finals in Avoriaz there were all in all more than 140 competitors, and in my class (the open division) I think there where about 50 people competing.

The setup was not so easy to ride and the level was amazingly high, since a lot of Europes best rail riders were there.
I managed it to get in the finals of the best 15, already stoked about that. In the end I got 5th place, pretty stoked.
I put a picture of me at the prizegiving in the appendix of this mail and here is the link to the official video edit…

Stephan works with the SHRED and SLYTECH team and loves to ski, surf, sup and windsurf.

Shred has just published their 2012/2013 goggle and helmet collection on their site.

They would like to know what your favorite goggle from each line is, so that stores around the world can get a better sense of what to stock. Take their short little survey, get to know the new gear and help stock the stores with the stuff you want! And it only takes a short 2 minutes!

Just click here to get to the Shred survey page:  http://www.shredoptics.com/survey-2012-2013-goggles-helmets

Stephan works with the SHRED and SLYTECH team and loves to ski, surf, sup and windsurf.

There is a changing of the guard.

Jimmy Cochran decided to retire after many years on the World Cup. While he only joined Shred 2 years ago, he was one of the first guys to use Slytech and score WC points on it. In that sense, he was one of the early momentum builders for what has become one of the most respected protection providers in winter snow sports. For that, Jimmy, we thank you.

He sent us the following photo  with a brief  comment “Cool pic”.

"Cool Pic" said Jimmy

In true Jimmy style, he didn’t say anything else. Heck, we only found out from a Ski Racing Mag article. Haha…

We didn’t speak with him yet, but it looks like he’ll be focusing on the new family business:

>> http://slopesidesyrup.com

Ohhh and how ambitionless of him: he’ll probably be finishing his engineering degree.
Good luck , Jimmy!

Thanks for the friendship and all the memories.

Jimmy in the Nationals Championships Slalom

Stephan works with the SHRED and SLYTECH team and loves to ski, surf, sup and windsurf.

Team Shred & SLytech got a double wins by Tommy Ford in SL and SG as well as a win in SG among the juniors by Ryan Cochran-Siegle.

Nature Valley Championships at Winter Park

Tommy Ford in his Super G Win

Tommy Ford 1st Place Podium

Tommy Ford Slalom Victory

Ryan Cochran Siegle with his Super G Win in Juniors

Stephan works with the SHRED and SLYTECH team and loves to ski, surf, sup and windsurf.

This one was a tough one…

One the one hand, we had we had Rauno Laiv absolutely DESTROYING the competition with self-generated votes and on the other, you had Jake Des Roches whose images were of high quality.

Here are the finalists:

And after much panel deliberation and head-scrathing, we had to make the call and decide on a winner:

… we chose Jake!

We appreciate everyone’s entries for this last submission period and congratulate JAKE DES ROCHES for his fine photography.

Stephan works with the SHRED and SLYTECH team and loves to ski, surf, sup and windsurf.

how are you?!

iam still alive! iam since two weeks in backer – got some good riding days in!

i am going to be back home around the 10th of april!

Marco loves to ski, surf, sup and windsurf.

You a rider looking to expand your repertoire of moves? Shred and Slytech sponsored athlete Antti-Juhani Piirainen (aka Naku) was showcased in OnBoard Magazine’s Trickology Feature… check it out!

Shred & Slytech athlete Naku

Click to enlarge and read.


Stephan works with the SHRED and SLYTECH team and loves to ski, surf, sup and windsurf.

Looking for something to do in the Winter Park, Colorado area today? Head out to the NASTAR Championships, watch some great ski racing and get an autograph by Ted Ligety.

He’ll be there today at around 2:00-3:00 at the Shred/ Slytech tent near the Finish Arena/ Balcony House.

Stephan works with the SHRED and SLYTECH team and loves to ski, surf, sup and windsurf.

Terence TCHIKNAVORIAN born in 1992, resident in Avignon (France) licensed club of Sauze Barcelonnette, won the silver medal at world junior championship skier cross in Valmalenco in Italy.

Congratulations, Terence! Way to put the hammer down…



Stephan works with the SHRED and SLYTECH team and loves to ski, surf, sup and windsurf.

How quickly you can get caught in one of these… and this isn’t even some insane back bowl or some gnarly Alaska spine. No, this looks like any old hill we all ski on.

Stephan works with the SHRED and SLYTECH team and loves to ski, surf, sup and windsurf.
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