Wednesday, July 22, 2009

SPORTING-SAILS - In Sweden!

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Jenny Kjellbom
SPORTING-SAILS Team, Designer: HOPE
& Former Rider of the Swedish National Snowboard Team
sports her sail in fantastic flying fashion.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

SPORTING-SAILS - Slide or Deploy

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To be, or not to be: that is the question:

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to slide or to sail down the mountain remains a decision one must contemplate during the descent.

The sound of screeching horror or the elegance of a whispering breeze...

Skate & Deploy.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

SPORTING-SAILS - Malibu - Call to the Wall 2008

Co-Founder of SPORTING-SAILS & Sukräfte Team Rider, Nick Smith, gracing this beautiful & historical wave with an elegance derived from ski/skate style & strength.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

SPORTING-SAILS - Harry Egger - Hot Pursuit of Speed

Harry Egger in the "hot pursuit of speed" means trying every trick in the book of aerodynamics - just like the speedski pioneers did 70 years before him.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

SPORTING-SAILS - The History of Ski-Flying

“Without a doubt it is a magnificent, even intoxicating feeling to float down in the air so long, far and high, truly acting more like a bird than like a human being, to a certain extent acquiring a superhuman characteristic trait and flying along just like an eagle.” - Sep Bradl (Austria, 1936)

Sep Bradl is the very first man to jump and fly over more than 100 meters at Planica in 1936. His accomplished attempt to "soar down the mountain" marked the beginning of the era of ski-flying.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

SPORTING-SAILS - Vail


...strap in and go!
ice & snow
down below

two sails,
two skis &
one breeze
is all you need...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

SPORTING-SAILS by Sukräfte, LLC


inspiration is the reason
try something new
not bound by the season
enjoy many sports
not just one
mix them together
have fun
rid the conventions
simply create
skate like you ski
ski like you skate

SPORTING-SAILS - Leo Gasperl - Elegance of the Turn


leo gasperl (1930s-1940s)
angel of the snow
fastest man on skis
first coach of the italian national ski team
instructor to many royal families & international VIPs
model of ski fashion
lover of fine wine & architecture
photographer & writer
futurist artist & sporting hero
while other sportsmen have come & gone,
none displayed the elegance of leo gasperl

SPORTING-SAILS - A Tribute to Bill Smith Jr. & The Ski-Klipper

vail, colorado
nineteen seventy-one
bill smith jr. & karl hochtel
laughing in the sun
camprobbers cabin
game creek bowl
bratwurst & schnapps
no ski patrol
colorful ski-klippers
for miles & miles
friends & family
with faces full of smiles