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Iouri Podladtchikov Switzerland

Age:
24
Home Mountain:
Laax
Sport:
Snowboard
Event:
Halfpipe

Bio

Are you listening? Then you’ve heard. IPod is the taste of a new generation, one of the most progressive pipe riders on the planet and a competitor whom others plainly fear. From the lips of the eminent Sal Masekela came this gem, “He knows he’s added yet another trick that no one else on planet earth can do.” It was prompted by Iouri’s mind-twisting Cab Double Cork 1440 during the SuperPipe Finals at X Games Tignes, the centrifugal forces proving no match for his Swiss precision. Just a year earlier he unveiled the first Double McTwist 1260, a natural progression from the four Double Cork 1080 variations he’s already got on lock. When it comes to Sochi, only one man stands in his way. The man in black. Shaun White. Born in Russia, Iouri bleeds red. Let the cold war begin.

Favorite Event to Watch in Sochi:

I don’t watch anything until my own event is over.

Favorite Music:

Lovemeorleavemetodie.tumblr.com. I post music that pumps me up on there all the time

Other Hobbies:

Twitter. Tumblr. Instagram.

Favorite GoPro Mount for Training:

Suction Cup

Career Highlights

2012 1st Place: Winter Dew Tour | Killington, VT
2011 1st Place: FIS World Cup | Saas-fee, Switzerland
1st Place: FIS World Cup | Aroza, Switzerland
2010 1st Place: Burton Open | Cardrona, New Zealand
1st Place: Burton Open | Olympic Park, Canada
2008 1st Place: FIS World Cup – Halfpipe
2007 1st Place: Saas Fee World Cup – Halfpipe
1st Place: Saas Fee Europa Cup – Halfpipe

Iouri Podladtchikov on Instagram