When most people think of a ‘race course’ with paneled gates, they think of 30-40 meter turns on a groomed run with racers flying down the hill. Well this video will contradict that notion because Leo Taillefer throws a double backflip in his idea of a ‘race course’ and we like it. He’s got the speed along with a lot […]
This video shows Frenchman Leo T going ape-pooh in Val d’Isere, France. It’s intense nad it was enough to win him the GoPro Line of the Winter contest and $20,000. We think this type of reward system is huge in skiing’s modern age when it’s so difficult to make money as an athlete. With this format, anyone can put on a helmet cam and do what they do no matter if you’re a pro or am or weekender. If you shred hard enough, you will be rewarded.
Frenchman Leo Taillefer shreds his home mountain of Val d’Isere for GoPro’s Line of the Winter contest. Taillefer has some serious love for Val d’Isere: I traveled the last 7 years for skiing. I did USA, Canada, South America, Sweden, Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia, and after all trips, I come back [to] Val d’Isere and I see that’s the best place for me. – PLANKS Clothing athlete profile. The good stuff starts at about 1:03.