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Junior Freeride is Alive and Well – FJWC Kappl Results

We’ve been talking about the Freeride World Tour for a while now, with the best pro freeride skiers and snowboarders facing off in Verbier in a few weeks for the final. The pros aren’t the only ones impressing us however – the groms reminded us of their skills at the Freeride Junior World Championships in Kappl, Austria this morning. Already known for pushing big mountain riding to a new standard, more than 60 of the world’s top emerging freeriders threw down today and once again showed the world the bright future freeride has to look forward to.

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Check out the full show above, announced by FWT pros Andrew Pollard and Erika Vikander.

Airing it out like a pro. Freeride World Tour photo.

Snowboard Men:

Eliot Dänzer (SUI)

Tilden Wooley (USA)

Dagan Schwartz (USA)

Snowboard Women:

Anna Martinez (FRA)

Mia Farley (USA)

Cali Loeb (USA)

Ski Women:

Marie Bovard (SUI)

Britta Winans (USA)

Jil Lehnert (GER)

Ski Men:

Maxime Chabloz (SUI)

Paul Dentan (USA)

Max Palm (SWE)

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In terms of humans flying through the air at high velocity with little to nothing in the way of safety equipment, ski jumping is unparalleled. Soaring above massive hills at highway speed, these fearless athletes make mere 100-foot gaps like Chad's seem almost mundane. Yes, they aren't flipping or spinning, but they also don't have the benefit of a soft landing.  Related: Ski BASE Has Returned to Jackson's Cody Peak Technically, a jump done on a hill on this size is classified as "ski

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Besides making virally popular skis, Black Crows has been releasing some top-notch edits recently.  With a strong team of athletes from all around the world, it's no surprise that their content is comparably strong.  Related: Black Crows Again Remind Us To Keep Skiing Fun This particular edit is backcountry focused, showcasing the performance of their powder skis. From (relative) steeps to deeps to backcountry booters, this shredit from the "Influencer Crow" has it

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FWT19: The Judges Inspect the Verbier Face
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A huge part of putting on the Freeride World Tour is all the work that goes in before the first rider ever drops. With the Verbier finals right around the corner this weekend, the team of judges hiked up the infamous Bec de Rosses face to check out conditions and get a feel of what to expect come Saturday. RELATED: Behind the Scenes of the Freeride World Tour