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Kristofer Turdell & Jackie Paaso win the first stop of the 2016 FWT – Vallnord Arcalís

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Challenging conditions in Andorra for the first FWT event, but an exciting start to the season.

Stay tuned for the full report by our man in the field Ethan Stone. In the meantime, here are the results:

Mens Results
1. Kristofer Turdell – 90.50
2. Jérémie Heitz – 87.50
3. Ivan Malakhov – 86.62

Womens Results
1. Jackie Passo 70
2. Eva Walkner 68.50
3. Evelina Nilsson 66.75


Jackie Passo – fast, fluid and solid controlled skiing.
Eva Walkner – good technique and well controlled

Conditions: Low tide, sharky, variable snow in spots,

Winner of the FWQ Europe Kristofer Turdell – 90.5 – Very technical line at the top with a big drop at the exit. Then he surprised everyone by dropping the biggest cliff of the day by far and stomping it beautifully. Skied fast, technically and smoothly the entire way.

Jeremie Heitz – 87.50 – Hard charging, super fast with a big cliff drop at the top and a triple line at pace with no turns drop at the bottom.

Ivan Makachov – 86.62 – Lots of sizeable drops throughout his entire run, taking a different line to everyone else. Slight hesitation but then a large drop and straight-line to finish it off.

Logan Pehota – 86.50 – Super unique triple line at the top, charging super fast and airing out of the first section. Clean 360 on the standard drop finished it off with a huge drop at the bottom.

Leo Slemmet – 86.00 – Very unique line with a huge drop at the top. Smooth skiing through a critical middle section topped off with a drop. Technical skiing through a tight chute a the bottom finished off with another large drop.

Fabio Studer – 84.00 – Super clean cork 360 at the top, always in control he threw down a fluid line with lots of style and a sizeable drop at the bottom.

Veteran Julien Lopez – 87.25 – two drops at the top and a solid backflip that was perfectly landed. energetic skiing and a solid drop at the bottom.

Stefan Häusl – 81.75 – super fast and clean skiing a the top, taking the drops larger than most and landing clean. continued with a fast double line at the bottom.

Reine Barkered – 78.50 – Fast fall line skiing with two difficult cliff drops in the top section and no hesitation on the bottom section.

Drew Tabke – 76.75 – smooth technical riding at the top, sent a huge 360 in the middle that was landed solidly but a little back seat. finished it off with a massive drop in the bottom section.

Defending World Champion, George Rodney – – Creative line choice in the top section, huge drop to major backseat landing, lost his pole, another massive drop in the bottom section.

Loic Collomb-Patton – 72.50 – Relaxed but smooth line at the top, with a few difficult drop, but then sent a gigantic drop out of a very difficult billy goat line.

Charlie Lyons – – 3 drops and a 360 in the top section. got massively bucked.

Defending event champion, Sam Smoothy got absolutely smoked on the first drop of his run. We hope he is’t injured


January 22, 2016

arcalís, freeride world tour, fwt

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