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Gwyneth Paltrow ski crash to become a musical
Like every great act in history, the bright theater lights have decided to shine a light on skiing’s most pivotal moment: the Gwyneth Paltrow ski crash. This December, Gwyneth Goes Skiing, a new musical detailing the celebrity trial, will hit the stage in London’s Pleasance Theatre. Described as “a story of love, betrayal, skiing, and (somehow) Christmas,” the play will feature original music and audience participation as the cast works towards a final verdict. Take. My. Money.
FIS mandates poles in Freeski comps
The International Federation of Skiing has officially challenged the style gods, telling freeski competitors that poles will be mandatory for high-level events (World Cup, World Championships, etc) starting this season. Skiing without poles has gained traction in comp worlds over the last few years, as some skiers argue it enhances grabs, tricks, and overall style in big air, slopestyle, and halfpipe events. The announcement came as part of the new FIS Freeski judging rulebook and stipulates that anyone competing without poles will receive an automatic point deduction. Bummer, my dudes.
Kai Jones’s straight line is straight bonkers.
So you’re saying you’re just going to…point ‘em? Kai Jones may be recovering from injury, but boy, he sent us a reminder of what’s to come this week, with a little video leak of this monstrous 1000-vertical foot straight line. I’m pretty sure this isn’t what I looked like at 16, but keep it cookin’, Kai.
Channeling this ski guy right now
Sometimes, heroes wear capes; sometimes, they wear beanies under their helmets. Himay Palmer, may we not waste a day more.