Third Place for Sam Smoothy at FWT Snowbird Stop!
Dalbello Team Rider Sam Smoothy has earned his second podium spot on the 2014 Freeride World Tour, taking out third place at the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort stop today. The result comes off the back of his win last month in Austria which saw the Kiwi move into second place on overall tour rankings.
“The conditions were a little like NZ competition conditions due to a skied in firm base with only a skiff of fresh snow and I think that suited me,” explained Sam Smoothy after the competition.
Looking pumped from the start, Sam stomped a big air off the first cliff feature known as “Frenchie” rock and controlled his speed, linking several consecutive airs and making good and varied use of the terrain.
“I just wanted to try and link five fast airs with only five turns and I think I came close,” he explained of his strategy.
Sam’s score of 86.5 placed him third, behind Jérémie Heitz (SUI) in second on 88.75 and Lars Chickering-Ayers (USA) in first on 90.25.
Watch Sam’s run here: