Burr Ridge, Illinois ~ April 9, 2010 ~
The Gatorade Free Flow Tour today announced the premiere of the first of 15 newly created webisodes centered around the competitors on the inaugural season of the winter tour, which will premiere on Allisports.com on Friday, April 9. Over the next four weeks, the eight snowboard webisodes will air each Tuesday and Thursday on Allisports.com.
The webisodes give insight into the nature of the winter Gatorade Free Flow Tour as experienced by some of the top athletes competing in the event. Featuring athletes who are making a name for themselves through their competitions, videos, and pure passion for their sport, the Gatorade Free Flow Tour webisodes showcase each individual’s progress through the Am world and towards the goal of competing on the Winter Dew Tour, and the respective lifestyle changes each has had to make to get there.
The series incorporates athlete interviews with event footage and behind-the-scenes tours to expose the stories of the next generation of freeski and snowboard athletes. The first webisode will launch on Allisports.com on April 9, with the remaining webisodes to follow over the course of the next four weeks.
Below is a synopsis of each Gatorade Free Flow Tour webisode:
· Snowboard: featuring Jack Kyle
Snowboarder Jack Kyle is originally from Freeport, Maine, but he ditched the East Coast to ride in Park City Utah. With the move came a new passion for slopestyle, an event he won at the Keystone stop of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour. His advantage could have been learning to ride on icy conditions, but he’ll tell you in his own words while giving a tour of his pad.
Launch Date: Tuesday, April 13 on Allisports.com
· Snowboard: featuring Wasatch Project with Scott Moline
The Wasatch Project provides financial assistance to up and coming snowboarders looking to compete in such an expensive sport. But more importantly, it’s a tight crew of amateurs out building kickers and jibbing trees with the true meaning behind the training to just have fun.
Launch Date: Thursday, April 15 on Allisports.com
· Snowboard: featuring Phoebe Novello and professional snowboarder Chanelle Sladics
Professional snowboarder Chanelle Sladics hangs out with Phoebe Novello on the slope course at Mount Snow before the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals. Chanelle relates to Phoebe and offers her tips and advice that gives Phoebe confidence and inspires her to continue her dream.
Launch Date: Tuesday, April 20 on Allisports.com
· Snowboard: featuring Scott Moline
Scott Moline hails from Phelps, Wisconsin and is a double threat in snowboard slope and pipe. He checks in from the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals where he shares a bit of life history. As the son of a former professional mogul skier, he was groomed on skis from a young age. But his future changed when his mom bought him a plastic snowboard for Christmas one year. Now he’s a natural on rails and isn’t afraid to throw down difficult new tricks into a foam pit. His drive is fueled by hopes of making it far away from Wisconsin’s rope tows.
Launch Date: Thursday, April 22 on Allisports.com
· Snowboard: featuring Phoebe Novello and Kylie Kennedy
Phoebe Novello and Kylie Kennedy are roommates at Vermont’s Stratton Mountain School, and they’re good friends who push one another to progress. The snowboarding duo competed against each other for the first time at the Gatorade Free Flow Tour, and they each took the top two spots in slopestyle and superpipe. Back at school, when the weather’s bad they strap in anyways and practice tricks on the trampoline or skate the mini ramp. The girls talk about the importance of committing to tricks, pushing through injuries and bringing style to their riding.
Launch Date: Tuesday, April 27 on Allisports.com
· Snowboard: featuring Chazz Roberts, Jack Kyle, and Scott Moline
Following success on the Gatorade Free Flow Tour, the webisode follows snowboard slopestyle amateurs Chazz Roberts, Jack Kyle, and Scott Moline. In the midst of travel and riding, they talk about the level of competition on the Gatorade Free Flow Tour and how the tour is a clear path for them to embark on a professional snowboarding career.
Launch Date: Thursday, April 29 on Allisports.com
· Snowboard: featuring female athletes from the Gatorade Free Flow Tour and Dew Tour
With an ever-growing pool of contestants, the women of the Winter Dew Tour and Gatorade Free Flow Tour discuss the progression among girls in snowboarding. See the action from the finals in Mount Snow as the amateurs persevere in the worsening weather conditions while riding on the same slope course and superpipe as the pros.
Launch Date: Tuesday, May 4 on Allisports.com
· Snowboard: featuring slopestyle finalists and footage from the finals
The riders who made it to the Gatorade Free Flow Tour finals divulge their pre-competition jitters and impressions on riding the same massive slope course that the Winter Dew Tour pros compete on. Following Cody Boan’s winning run in the slopestyle competition, he shares his excitement of winning in his last year of eligibility.
Launch Date: Thursday, May 6 on Allisports.com