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Billabong Flaunt It Returns for 2011

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PRESS RELEASE
Billabong is proud to announce the start of the 5th season of the Billabong Flaunt It Tour, supported by Von Zipper, Dakine, Contour, and Sony Piiq.  Flaunt It is an All-Girls Slopestyle & Rail Jam snowboard series that is aimed at giving girls from all levels a chance to Flaunt It, while providing over $30,000 in cash and prizes for the girls to vie for. Since 2010, Flaunt It is a part of the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Event Tour schedule.

Torah Bright Inks a Six-Year Sponsorship Deal with Roxy

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Huntington Beach, CA – (January 21, 2011) – In the largest deal for women in action sports, Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Torah Bright re-signs to Roxy for an unprecedented six-year global partnership that includes sponsorship head-to-toe and expansion of her current Bright Edition collection of snowboard gear for Roxy.
 
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:171:]]“We’re incredibly proud to have sponsored Torah since she was 13 and at the start of her career,” said Danielle Beck, Vice President of Marketing, Roxy. “She’s a part of the Roxy family and it’s amazing to see all the achievements and successes she’s had. We’re excited to activate next steps with her.”
 

Its a tough life but someone has to do it…

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I’ve been living and working in Canada for a month now and so far have loved every second. Well… all most every second, I don’t love the second I hear my annoyingly cheery alarm tune courtesy of Nokia at 6 am every morning. But, I do have to say my life is worth getting up at silly o clock in the morning. I get to see the sun rise at 8650ft above sea level, my office is the stunning Canadian rockies and I get first track runs at Lake Louise resort before any members of the public are allowed. What is my job I hear you cry? Well Im a full time snowboard instructor at the infamous Lake Louise resort in Alberta. It’s my first season of teaching and I absolutley love it, its the first job I’ve truly loved and who wouldn’t.

Toro! Toro! Watch out for Fasani’s horns!

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The last time we caught up with Kimmy Fasani, she was flying high.  As in, ripping it slopestyle, like a little birdie with a gnarly set of DC sponsored wings and a film crew to capture every fall from the nest.  Lucky for her, this Taurus always lands on her feet.  Nowadays, it’s a bit more of the same, although Fasani’s finding more time to play it low-key.  And by low-key, she means more filming – in Alaska.  No biggie.
 
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:154:]]Catch Kimmy Fasani on the phone and she’s the opposite of what you’d expect.  Humble, gracious and completely chilled-out.  You’d have no idea she rips the way she does.
 
“I’m doing really well, just hanging out in Mammoth.”
 

MINI Sponsors Burton Global Open Series

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MINI has just signed up to be a Presenting Sponsor of the Burton Global Open Series taking over for Volvo. The vehicle sponsor usually provides cars for VIP and Athlete Shuttles so it will be interesting to see how well snowboards fit in that new MINI Coutnryman.

Copper Grand Prix Hosting Gig Extended

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Leading up to this weekend’s Grand Prix event at Copper Mountain and Colorado, the USSA has announced that they will be hosting Grand Prix events at Copper through December 2014.

Swatch TTR: Risks in Snowboarding

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“The Risks In Snowboarding”, is the 6th Video segment from a collection
cut out of the 2009/2010 Swatch TTR TV Show series. This edit brings up
the risks snowboarders face competing at events with purpose built
structures that vary from event to event.