Tag Archives: Freestyle

Brocade-Inspired Outerwear

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Strafe Outerwear

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Strafe outerwear as worn by Mac Bohannon of the US Ski Team.

This outerwear stopped me in my tracks – the clean design and construction of 3-layer hardshell technical fabric, bright red/ blue color combo with white contrast zips, new school fit, and a brand name I had never heard of – it was a powerful introduction to Strafe.

Strafe is a new outerwear company based in Aspen, Colorado – to be precise, Aspen Highlands – which let’s be honest, it doesn’t get much better for a home base.  Twin brothers, John and Pete Gaston founded the company in 2009 to fill a need for technical outerwear specific in function, fit and styling for the backcountry freeskier.  Perhaps no other piece embodies this objective better than Strafe’s signature Sickbird one-piece suit.  With this authenticity and Highland Bowl as testing ground, I’m sold!

Back to Mac.  He is a super-talented (and super-friendly) freestyle aerialist who lives in Lake Placid, New York and trains full-time at the Olympic Training Center.  Aerial competition demands more sleek outerwear but Mac loves Strafe for freeskiing.  Watch him in action at macbohonnon.com.

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U.S. Freestyle Ski Team Uniforms

032576©anapolitano2011Hannah Kearney adds another title to her resume:  2011 National Mogul Champion.

032578©anapolitano2011Hannah refueling after her win with Honeydrop.

032777©anapolitano2011x032778©anapolitano2011Nate Roberts and Jay Panther talk shop at the mogul competition.x

032779©anapolitano2011x032776©anapolitano2011Eliza Outtrim after her championship winning Dual Mogul run.

032780©anapolitano2011Joey Discoe is the 2011 National Dual Mogul Champion.

I am always interested in the design of team uniforms – these U.S. Freestyle Ski Team kits are by Under Armour – but equally captivated by how individual style transcends standard issue gear.

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U.S. Freestyle Championships: Stratton, Vermont

032791©anapolitano2011x032792©anapolitano2011 x032793©anapolitano2011Mogul skier Reyes Santa-Olalla of Spain.

032794©anapolitano2011x032795©anapolitano2011K.C. Oakley – wearing what else but Oakley – placed 2nd in Moguls and 5th in Dual Moguls.

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Girlfriends

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Skiing is fun and best done with friends!  Colorful girls at the U.S. Freestyle Championships.

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U.S. Freestyle Championships: Stratton, Vermont

032571©anapolitano2011x032572©anapolitano2011x032576©anapolitano2011x032573©anapolitano2011Ellen Shields is the best-dressed coach on the hill and shares her expertise with Stratton Mountain School freestyle athletes.

032574©anapolitano2011Mogul legend Donna Weinbrecht was on hand to support athletes and promote RAMP Sports.

032575©anapolitano2011Jonny Moseley has certainly earned his ski stripes!

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