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Walter Wood
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Walter Wood

Gender

Male


Nickname

Wally


Ski

Wall


Discipline

Halfpipe, Slopestyle


Top results

1st WSI 2010
9th X Games 2010
2nd Junior World Championships 2010
2nd US National Championships 2009/08/07 3rd Park City World Cup 2009


Date of birth

03.05.92


Nationality

USA


Home

Evergreen, Colorado


Hobbies

Biking, Drawing


Info

www.walterwoodsking.com


Sponsors

Völkl, Marker

Halfpipe, slopestyle and rails all came natural to Walter, as did rotating in all directions and soaring high in the air.

Walter Scott Wood was born in the mile high city of Denver, Colorado between large snow flakes during a blizzard. Learning to ski at the age of three he quickly developed a love for the outdoors.His parents both being ski patrollers took Walter along to explore the mountains. After free skiing for years under the supervision of the local ski patrollers he started competing in Freestyle Mogul, Aerial and Big Mountain events. Quickly his parents noticed Walter had a gift and passion not only for skiing the backcountry and moguls, but also found him more in the air than in the mogul field. By the age of 13, Walter was a dedicated athlete with a dream and self guided path of becoming a professional skier. He attended public high school, trained on weekends and managed his time between schoolwork, training, travelling and graduating one year early at the age of 17.

Halfpipe, slopestyle and rails all came natural to Walter, as did rotating in all directions and soaring high in the air. By the young age of 16, Walter competed in his first X- Games and stood on the podium with the only American flag at the first World Cup Halfpipe competition on US soil. He was invited with the best in the world to compete in the first Inaugral European X-Games and is a favorite among fans both in the U.S. and abroad. With his natural talent, outgoing personality and dedication to the sport of skiing, it is without a doubt Walter’s success is only a brief preview of what his future holds. A boy born between the snowflakes is ready to take on the blizzard.

 

What is your favorite ski in 2012/2013 Collection?

 

Wall


Why do you like this ski?

 

The Volkl Wall is incredible ski for park and pipe. I personally love the graphics and how well the ski handles in the halfpipe when carrying fast speed through icy transitions.


What conditions do you use this ski for?

 

The Volkl Walls fast base is amazing for competition day and handles great whether you have a foot of snow in the transition or icy hard walls.


What other skis in the 2012/2013 collection do you ride?

 

The Volkl Chopsticks are my absolute favorite for powder days. The reverse camber makes powder skiing seem like surfing.


What about bindings? What bindings do you use? And where do you mount them?

 

Marker Jester Pro are my bindings of choice. This heavy duty binding keeps my skis on my feet and allow me to perform high level tricks without concern of pre-releasing.


What DIN do you have your bindings on?

 

16-18, but I usually increase the din setting on competition day.


RANDOM FACTS:

 

Favorite skier: Jen Hudak

Ski hero growing up: CR Johnson

Home mountain: Vail

Height: 5’9”

Ideal day in the mountains: Early morning Halfpipe training session that includes hiking the pipe several times and learning some new tricks. Freeskiing in the afternoon with a couple laps through the local park.

How would you describe your style: Creative

Your biggest breakthrough in your skiing career. Competing in my first X Games at 16 years old.

Favorite place to ride: Vail Mountain on a powder day!

Best snow trip: Tignes France for the European X Games 2010

What age did you start to ski: 3

What cant you live without: my iphone Favorite phone App. Tiny Wings or Angry Birds

Goals and plans: 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games