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February 5, 2002 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The halfpipe is a carved-out channel in the snow about the length of a football field, with walls about 10 feet high. This is what you do if you want to execute a maneuver called the Haaken flip: Think visually now, because you're going to be flying and spinning. You start by approaching a wall in the halfpipe backward. Then, at the lip of the halfpipe, you flip backward into the channel and spin 720 degrees. That's two complete circles. You then land forward down in the pipe. Got it?
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February 5, 2002 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The halfpipe is a carved-out channel in the snow about the length of a football field, with walls about 10 feet high. This is what you do if you want to execute a maneuver called the Haaken flip: Think visually now, because you're going to be flying and spinning. You start by approaching a wall in the halfpipe backward. Then, at the lip of the halfpipe, you flip backward into the channel and spin 720 degrees. That's two complete circles. You then land forward down in the pipe. Got it?
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MAGAZINE
July 14, 1996
Styled by Shannon Dunn/Crystal Agency; hair; Neeko/Crystal Agency; makeup: Gina Sandler/Crystal Agency; model: Sara Jayne Wylde/Next Models; location: Miramar Resort Hotel, Montecito
SPORTS
February 10, 2002
Austrians, who prefer the more traditional Alpine skiing events, didn't have any qualifiers for the women's halfpipe until Nicola Pederzolli emerged this year with three World Cup victories. Now she's favored in today's competition, even over two-time overall World Cup champion Sabine Wehr-Hasler of Germany. The United States' Shannon Dunn, a bronze medalist in Nagano who didn't compete on the World Cup circuit last year while focusing on the X-Games, is a medal contender.
MAGAZINE
March 29, 1998
Peter Pan wore green overalls instead of tights. Little Red Riding Hood swapped her crimson cap for tie-dyed maxis. Power Rangers simply flexed their muscles to earn their stripes. The Little Mermaid made waves in a Lycra swimsuit. Cinderella, bored with glass shoes, wished for plastic slippers. The three bears, donning denim and knits, found a chair that was just right. Batman and Robin danced like dynamic surfer dudes. And Little Bo Peep dressed happily ever after.
SPORTS
February 5, 2002 | Alan Abrahamson
Men Halfpipe: Magnus Sterner of Sweden easily won last year's World Cup title. But the U.S. team is extraordinarily solid. Tommy Czeschin, sixth in last year's World Cup after blowing out a knee the year before, is one of the few riders who can execute three full spins in competition--that's called a clean 1080. Ross Powers won bronze in Nagano. JJ Thomas won the recent X Games. And Danny Kass, only 19, is already being acclaimed in halfpipe circles as the next big thing.
SPORTS
February 12, 1998 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Having bought into the Winter Olympic experience, halfpipe snowboarders had their chance Thursday to find out who among them were swifter, higher, stronger. But in the halfpipe specialists' first opportunity to gain widespread exposure around the world, most of the media were focused only on who was high. For the first Olympic gold medalists in the discipline, Switzerland's Gian Gimmen in the men's competition and Germany's Nicola Thost in the women's, that was too bad.
NEWS
April 20, 1999 | BOOTH MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousands of pierced and tattooed 20-somethings gathered at the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort in South Lake Tahoe on Saturday for the Boarding for Breast Cancer Snowboard and Music Festival. Now in its fourth year, the event has earned a reputation for being the snowboarding season's last hurrah, with plenty of beer and live music on tap. But the cause--breast cancer research and education--is serious: Statistics show that one woman in eight will be diagnosed with the disease in her lifetime.
SPORTS
January 26, 2002 | From Associated Press
Hiding her face, Picabo Street sat in the snow and cried. She finished 33rd in a World Cup super-G race Friday at Cortina D'ampezzo, Italy, meaning she won't get a chance to defend her Olympic title at the Salt Lake City Games. It was Street's fourth consecutive poor World Cup showing in the super-G and prevented her from making the U.S. team in that event. She did qualify for the Olympics in the downhill.
SPORTS
December 22, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser and another man were missing Saturday after embarking on what was supposed to be a day trip of snowmobiling, state police said at Chama, N.M. Unser, 63, and Robert Gaynor, 36, were to return Friday but failed to do so, said Sgt. Crystel Menesee of the state police post at Espanola. "The trail that they took runs from New Mexico into Colorado," Menesee said.
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December 22, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Kristian Ghedina became the first Italian to win a World Cup downhill at Val Gardena, Italy, since 1977, beating favored Frenchman Luc Alphand and Austrian Josef Strobl on Saturday. It was Ghedina's fifth downhill victory in his career, matching the Italian record held by Herbert Plank. Plank was also the last Italian to win a downhill at Val Gardena. Ghedina edged Alphand, Friday's winner, by 0.23 seconds in the second of two consecutive speed races.
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