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Iouri Podladtchikov wins Halfpipe Gold in Sochi

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

If you ever wondered why we haven’t been announcing so far that Iouri Podladtchikov won the Olympic Games in Halfpipe it is because of the rule 40 of the Olympic Charter that didn’t allow us to do so until today.

So now today we ANNOUNCE it even LOUDER: CONGRATS IPOD! It was amazing and a roller-coaster watching halfpipe qualies and finals. And at the end you made it!!!

After a long day filled with many ups and downs, TSG ripper Iouri Podladtchikov claimed the Olympic halfpipe gold medal, upseating Shaun White from his 8 year reign. 2nd and 3rd place were both taken by Japanese riders – 15 year old Ayumu Hirano and Taku Hiraoka.

It was young Ayumu Hirano who took the lead early on and Shaun White messed up his first run. Iouri seemed much more in tune with the pipe this evening compared to this morning, blasting one hell of a second run to post a score of 94.75. His run started off with a massive backside air before a floaty frontside 5, double mctwist 1260, frontside 1080 and cab double 1440 – his famed ‘Yolo’ flip. It was all executed clean and the judges seemed down with his amplitude and the fact that he stomped a trick that he and only one other person in the world can do. Iouri took 1st place with that score.
Japan’s Taku Hiraoka and Ayumu Hiranoi both also had great second runs but couldn’t reach Iouri`s top score. And Shaun unable to put down a first run, incredibly crumbled under the pressure of the second.

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Iouri Podladtchikov qualifies 1st in superpipe elims at X Games in Aspen

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Iouri Podladtchikov scores a 88.00 to advance to the Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe finals at X Games Aspen 2014. Sweet!

Iouri Podladtchikov wins Burton European Open 2014

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014


The 2014 Burton European Open  came to an end last sunday in Laax, where TSGs Iouri Podladtchikov won the World Snowboard Tour 6 Star Halfpipe finals.

The men’s contest commenced with 10 riders from 5 countries dropping in. Iouri immediately secured his top spot with his first run, scoring 86.30 and dominating the field. Iouri’s ironclad run consisted of a Frontside 900 Tail Grab – Backside 900 Mute Grab – Frontside 1080 Tail Grab – and Cab Double Cork 1080 Mute Grab. Christian Haller’s 2nd run earned him 84.90 points and brought him close, but it wasn’t enough.

Iouri commented: ’I feel amazing, it’s so great to ride here back home. Actually, this has been my first week riding back home, I haven’t had the time to come up here and now it feels even better to come back after last year and to win here today.’

Janne Korpi was satisfied coming in 3rd, after also having competed in the Slopestyle finals yesterday.

Iouri came into 7th place on the TTR Halfpipe rankings with his win.

The World Snowboard Tour will continue on the 6 Star level with the X-Games in Aspen, CO from Jan 23-26, in the disciplines Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Big Air newly added this season. The final  6 Star event will be the Burton US Open in Vail, Colorado, where all 2013-2014 champions will be crowned.

Elias Elhardt Full Video Part 2013 by Pirate Movie Production

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Elias has 2 full video parts in „Distorted Reality“! Here is a re-edit with new and unpublished shots.

Snowboard legend and filmmaker David Benedek say´s: “One of the best parts in the past years and, in its cleanness, at a unbelievable stage. I can watch it all day long!”

Find the video link here:


I-Pod lands world’s first Cab Double Cork 1440

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

TSG`s Iouri Podladtchikov lands never-been-done before Cab double cork 1440 in Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe finals at X-Game in Tignes.


Iouri Podladtchikov wins the Arctic Challenge

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

After an evening filled with outstanding riding, it was finally TSG’s Iouri “iPod” Podlatchikov who won the Arctic Challenge title, ahead of Chinese Yiwei Zhang and the Japanese shooting star Ayumu Hirano.

When Iouri returned to Oslo this week he was determent to defend his title as the World Champion, and so he did. His winning run was highly technical, combined with great hight and style consisting of the following:
A skyhigh frontside 900, followed by a backside 900 mute, frontside 1080 tailgrab and with the finale hit of a giant cab doublecork 1080 mutegrab, a run which gave him a total score of 90.2 points.
Iouri commented: “The Arctic Challenge is a contest that I used to wait for, because it’s always been in the end of the season and it’s always been on a high level; of technical difficulty and also a high level on style. I am very proud that we still represent that today; really represent snowboarding the way that it should be – for example those big Backside Airs and some really really good grabs that you don’t see often, that’s important to me. And to be the winner right now is just insane! I’m excited to ride more contests with Ayumu in it; he’ll obviously be there in the future. There are not too many riders that have a little bit of skate style. I’m a skater and he’s a skater. I really like to watch people that have a little bit of skate style in their riding. So excited about that, and I hope that he’ll develop his tricks even more.”


Congrats Iouri!

Watch his 1st place run below.

Iouri Podladtchikov qualifies first at X Games

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Iouri qualifies first in Superpipe at the X Games in Aspen 2013. 0.33 points ahead of Shaun White. Finals are on sunday, 9:00-11:00 pm EST.

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Elias Elhardt’s part in People’s Pretty Wise

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Transworld Snowboarding states Elias Elhardt’s part in Pretty Wise as one of the best parts in People’s new the video.

People Films is one of the biggest and most legendary productions in the USA. Elias was spending a big part of his last season in the US and this is the outcome. Thumbs up for Elias!

Anne-Flore Marxer interview

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Anne-Flore Marxer sat down with a Redbull journalist and tells you everything from sneaking out from her parents house to go snowboarding as a teenager to how it feels riding the big mountains she does nowadays.


QParks Tour

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

We are proud to be supporter of the QParks Snowboard and Freeski Tour. The QParks stuff is equipped with TSG helmets and protection gear.

Learn more about the QParks Tour here:

Congratulation to our ambassador Viktor Szigeti for winning Plan B in Schladming and also best Trick with a Frontflip out of the Pooljam. (photo:

Horsefeathers Superpark Planai – Blue Tomato PlanP Snowboard – 18.12.2011 from QParks on Vimeo.