Monday, October 28, 2013

Ted Ligety Helping Youth Enrichment Services

Hi all,

Time to give back to the skiing community for literally the first time ever.  That's right, I'm going to take a few seconds out of your day.  You usually come to Slalom Tokyo Drift looking for humorous coverage of torn knee ligaments and broken dreams.  (PS for the first time just realized Slalom Toyko Drift abbreviates to STD.  Is that sick or not sick?  I think sick but I'm not sure.)

Anyways, if you click on the following link, Ted Ligety and Chase donate money to Boston's Youth Enrichment Services.  It literally takes 5 seconds, IS COMPLETELY FREE, AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO PUT IN YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.  AND THE KIDS GET 5 DOLLARS FROM CHASE.  There is no reason whatsoever not to do this.

Looks like Spyder and Head were not super down for this plan.
Okay, my conscience is clear.  Now I'm ready to blog horrific concussions and people skiing on Marker bindings all year.

Slalom Ace Out.

Tips to

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Swiss Chick Falls, Unspectacular.

Jasmine Suter leans in, crashes, and it's utterly unremarkable.  But you know what, bloggers gonna blog.  So I'll do my best.
Arc city mayor putting up big margins in the second run... Like Gatsby, Jasmine had the green light on her mind.
Unfortunately, the Austrian snow snake roams these slopes. 
Does she get it back together?  Will Jasmine continue on her... magic carpet ride?
Conclusion + link after the jump:

Universal Sports

Is the worst.

Sign in with my cable provider?  Sorry I don't have Bend Broadband, Bright House, Century Link, or Hawaiian Telecom.

Saturday, October 26, 2013


It sure is folks.. it sure is.  And quite frankly nothing could make me happier.

Emil from Sweden doing bad things to his knee ligaments in a hairpin.  You know how badly his right knee is doing in this photo?  So badly that his left knee is literally running away as fast as it can.  The left knee is trying to detach from the body.  It wants nothing to do with the right knee at all.  I bet if this picture were taken half a second later the left knee wouldn't even be in the frame.

Pacquiao fists aren't gonna save you here bud.
PS this picture was sent to me by Jakob from Sweden, which is HUGE for the blog.  Slalom Tokyo Drift is global.  And like 7-11... we might not be doing business.  But we're always open.  Do you know what "Sent from my iPhone" is in Swedish?

Skickat från min iPhone.

Again.  HUGE for the blog.

Soelden wrapup coming whenever Universal Sports gets their videos online.  Congrats to Lara Gut.  I have a huge crush on her.

Crashes to

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Could it be World Cup Season?

Could it be?  Could it be!  Say it is so!

Rookie Kieffer Christianson getting that Ligety trim job before his first world cup.  Frankly, I imagine Kieffer is more ecstatic about his haircut than he is about his chance to race Soelden this weekend!

"I got a whole bunch of popsicles in my basement..."
Now, I know we here at slalomtokyodrift take our journalistic integrity very seriously.  But this is the first time I've had real moral questions about the content I post.  If I get a snapchat version of this haircut (way more sexually devious) and screenshot said snapchat, do I post it?  Or is that violating the trust between us?

The answer...

I turn the snapchat screenshot into a separate blog to maintain daily updates in October!  Brilliant!

It's gonna be a long season ladies and gentlemen... strap yourselves in and lower your safety bars.  Unless you're in New Hampshire.  Then just life free or die.

PS, Matt Strand fitness update coming soon (am I kidding?  Am I not?)

Slalom ace out.  Tips to

Monday, October 21, 2013

First of the Season

Nowhere to start but the bottom.  Of the indoor ski area.  It's whatever.

But October means November... and November means December.  Which seat should I take! with tips.  I get it I get it.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Andy "Automatic" Phillips

I get it I get it.

Andy Phillips is now 11 for 11 on field goals, 27-27 on extra points.  Utah beats #5 ranked Stanford 27-21!

Utah kicker Andy Phillips gets a hug from teammate Percy Taumoelau after a kick as Utah and Stanford play Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. Utah won 27-21. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)
Andy Phillips with a guy that probably wasn't ever on the US Ski Team

Kinda makes me want to go back to college and be a 24-year old freshman next year!  Well actually in two years.  #NCAA.

And if you don't know, now you know!

Slalom ace out.

Monday, October 7, 2013

DWA Joey Run 2013

It never gets old, does it.

Homecoming on Thursday, time to let the bear out of the cage.  In the words of the boys... BOOYAH BAY-BEEEEEEE!!!


Feast your eyes on Olga and Helga or something like that.
Slalom ace out.