After blowing out his ACL last season and spending the summer in recovery mode, freeski style king Tom Wallisch announced his return in a big way with this sick park edit, filmed while on a a recent trip to Austria. With his signature pretzel jibs, tweaked grabs, and even a double cork or two thrown in for good measure, you can tell Wallisch is just as psyched to be on the slopes again as we are to have him back out there.
Instead of dragging his feet, Dumont hopped on a plane and was dragging hands.
After the contest season wrapped up Simon Dumont planned to chill for a bit. But when the session is going down, it's going down. When Dumont heard that Tom Wallisch, Kyle Decker and a crew of other riders were going to be riding the park at Keystone Resort in Colorado, he jumped at the chance to join them for some spring riding in the park. With lots of interesting jumps set up, Dumont learned a few new tricks and dialed in some old ones.
Just 6 weeks before the 2013 X Games,8 time X Games medalist Simon Dumont shattered both his wrists during the Breckenridge Dew Tour. Already recovering from a knee injury that kept him off his skis for nine months, this was another huge setback. Unable to ski with poles, Simon's week at X Games gets off to a shaky start. As the weekend progresses Simon qualifies for finals, and it's on for a incredible return to X!
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For the first time ever, the 2014 Winter Olympics will include freeskiing. When ski halfpipe and slopestyle debut in Sochi, it will mark the end of a long journey for the sport of freesking. And since most Olympic viewers have no clue about freeskiing's origins, Vice produced a documentary for NBC Sports Networks called Free: Freeskiing’s Journey to Sport’s Biggest Stage. The film follows Tom Wallisch, Aaron Blunck, Maddie Bowman, and Devin Logan as they attempt to qualify for the Olympics. And since it's Vice, it will also feature things like the gnarly slam at the end of this trailer.
Free premieres January 30 on NBC Sports Networks at 7pm EST and will be on Vice's YouTube on February 2.
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There's nothing like a little slush session. Tom Wallisch wrapped up his 2012-13 winter season by shredding at Mammoth Mountain. With the sun shining and soft snow (and dirt peeking out here and there) Wallisch took laps at Mammoth's various terrain parks.
The sixth annual Dumont Cup will bring the top pro and amateur skiers together at Sunday River in Maine. Organized by freeskiing legend Simon Dumont himself, this year's contest will feature all three of the Olympic slopestyle medalists—Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy, and Nick Goepper—along with other top pro skiers such as Bobby Brown and Torin Yater-Wallace.
You can watch the finals of The Dumont Cup LIVE on NetworkA.com on Saturday, March 29 starting at 1:30 pm ET.
Tom Wallisch is one of the best freeskiers in the world. Unfortunately the 26-year-old skier didn't quite qualify for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, which has us and plenty of others a little bummed. (Although he does get to hang out on the beach while everyone is wearing those weird opening ceremony outfits.) So we're spending our time watching Wallisch's recent video part The Wallisch Project. It's packed with so many triple corks and kinked rails that you almost forget about those rings.
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Check out the new teaser for the Wallisch Project.
Freeskier Tom Wallisch deserves props for his upcoming video, the Wallisch Project, which comes out on iTunes on August 27. Instead of calling it something fancy, like a documentary, Wallisch is blunt and to the point. "It's a film segment. It's short; it's sweet. There's skiing. There's not talking and you're gonna like it." After seeing some of the tricks in this teaser, we're inclined to agree.
Freeskier Tom Wallisch came into professional skiing in a rather unconventional way. Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wallisch grew up skiing and filming and just kept posting his videos on the Internet. Eventually enough powerful people saw enough of his videos and realized that Wallisch was way too good not be sponsored. The rest, as they say, is history. Wallisch, who is "really good at not falling" according to fellow skier Maddie Bowman, won ski slopestyle at the 2012 Winter X Games and is one of the top skiers to watch at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics—just don't ask Bob Costas for his opinion on that subject.