With perfect weather, the final day of the Red Bull Linecatcher went off and there was always going to be a tough fight for the crown. Ending up in first place was…Sean Pettit! Starting with a double cliff drop, 360 out, he took that speed into the biggest step down of the comp to stomp a huge misty 720 mute. And just for good measure he sent a nice backflip to make sure every other competitor knew they were up against it! In second place was Markus Eder. He kicked off with a rodeo 720 followed by a switch 540 with a 540 cliff drop towards then end and finishing the run switch! Closely following Markus was Tim Durtschi. He went 180 to switch 540, stomped a rodeo 360 and headed to the finish the line with a clean 360.All in all it was one hell of a day and the winners were definitely deserved their spoils! Here’s the final classification of the top 15: 1. Sean Pettit 2. Markus Eder 3. Tim Durtschi 4. Sage Cattabriga-Alosa 5. Chris Booth 6. Leo Taillefer 7. Wiley Miller 8. JP Auclair 9. Richard Permin 10. Mati Imbert 11. Nicolas Vuignier 12. Anthony Boronowski 13. Chris Benchetler 14. Benji Mayr 15. Rory BushfieldHere’s some snaps! Victor Galuchot doing a backflip on the first jump at the Red Bull Linecatcher in Vars, France on January 16th, 2011. Photocredit: (c)Damiano Levati/Red Bull Photofiles Markus Eider and Fabio Studer checking the line at the Red Bull Linecatcher in Vars, France on January 16th, 2011. Photocredit: (c)Damiano Levati/Red Bull Photofiles Fabio Studer doing a 360 on the first jump at the Red Bull Linecatcher in Vars, France on January 16th, 2011. Photocredit: (c)Damiano Levati/Red Bull Photofiles Event Participant in action at the Red Bull Linecatcher in Vars, France on January 16th, 2011. Photocredit: (c)Samo Vidic/Red Bull PhotofilesRelated posts:Red Bull: Linecatcher 2011 Red Bull’s Linecatcher is back for the third year and...Red Bull Linecatcher 2010 Qualifications It was the two Frenchies, Leo Taillefer and Victor Galuchot...Red Bull Linecatcher 2010 After the success of last years event, the backcountry freestyle...
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Pro Skier Sean Pettit’s career started with a move from Quebec to Whistler. From there, he became a child prodigy, the freeride kid who could do anything on his skis. We pick up our conversation from 2016 (I include 10 minutes of our old conversation for background) and talk about his focus from skiing to snowboarding, injury, his lifestyle clothing brand and more.
Sean Pettit Show Notes
2:00: How quickly he became pro and how that happened
5:00: Struggling in Whistler, getting sponsored and being smaller
13:00: Superproof and Red Bull
16:45: Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)
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19:00: Sean’s house today, cliffhangers, and hurting his knee snowboarding
27:38: Skipping a movie part for Instagram and what his sponsors thought of it
33:00: Superproof, his ‘Keep your Tips Up’ reality show, and working the carnival circuit
40:00: Contracts and snowboarding
45:00: Spy Optics: Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20.”
The 10 Barrel Brewery: My favorite is 'Out of Office' Pilsner
46:30: Powder’s article about Pettit and sponsors thoughts on snowboarding
52:30: Michael Jordan comparison and what’s next
57:00: Inappropriate Questions
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