Wow! What a day we had at Ho'okipa yesterday for Day 4 of the Maui Makani classic! The swell had dropped off but was still substantial enough to provide some logo to mast high sets. The wind pushed through by mid afternoon and most men had rigged 4.7 - 5.0 with the women chosing 3.7- 4.2. It was an emotional day for former world champ and Maui local Kevin Pritchard as he hammered through heat by heat and finally grabbed the title at Ho'okipa for the single elimination.
Jindaybe local Russ Henshaw has taken out the double crown, winning the People’s Choice award after placing first in Australia’s first gold ranked AFP (Association of Freeskiing Professionals) big air event. Henshaw’s Southern Hemisphere first, a technical triple cork 1440 closely edged out Canadian Jaeden Schneider-Clark’s stylish switch 1080, stalefish grab.
Henshaw takes home an additional $5,000 cash prize after conquering an international field of some of the world’s best freeskiers, kicking off a successful competition season with Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic in his sights. The People’s Choice big air tricks were filmed over the biggest jump ever seen in Australia at Thredbo Alpine Resort, and were self-selected by each athlete as the trick they felt would impress the online public audience the most.
“This week has the most relaxed and fun vibe to it, which always brings on the crazy tricks. To come out on top feels amazing! I wanna thank everyone for helping me with the win!” said Henshaw from his high country villa.
The Toyota One Hit Wonder has once again fostered enormous progression as Australia’s biggest skiing event. The athlete driven competition continues to support the development of tomorrow’s Winter Olympic champions and better next year.
We are proud to present our new work 'The Art of Vanquish'.
Realized in cooperation with Bang & Olufsen, Hackett London and Jaeger Le Coultre.
Production: True motion pictures
Director: Arthur Heisler
DoP: Konstantin Freyer
Life is a journey in a figurative sense. We evolve, we change. Our attitude towards life, to nature and to our fellow people is constantly influenced and shapes us. The car is a metaphor for that journey and the interaction of men and machine.
‘The Art Of Vanquish‘ is a story of a seeking man and his evolution. On his trip he goes through ups and downs until he arrives and finds the ability to tell the difference and to follow his own way.