Grab Some Big Air - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

Grab Some Big Air

Posted: Updated: Feb 6, 2014 04:20 PM
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • FULL SHOW: Battle Up Brady

    FULL SHOW: Battle Up Brady

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:10:09 GMT
    If you missed the Battle Up Brady, check it out online right here!More >>
    If you missed the Battle Up Brady, check it out online right here!More >>
  • A Second Person Dies While On RAGBRAI

    A Second Person Dies While On RAGBRAI

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:05:40 GMT
    There has been another death on the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa or RAGBRAIMore >>
    There has been another death on the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa or RAGBRAIMore >>
  • Bix Slip ‘N Slide Is Back!

    Bix Slip ‘N Slide Is Back!

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:18:31 GMT
    The popular Bix-7 slip and slide was gone last year, but the homeowners say it will be back now that their son is back in great health.More >>
    The popular Bix-7 slip and slide was gone last year, but the homeowners say it will be back now that their son is back in great health.
    More >>

Some athletes call it a combination of surfing and skateboarding. Over the years, it has become a powerhouse Olympic event. Snowboarding!

At Snowstar in Andalusia, some boarders took to the course.     

Joe Dziadyk  loves the adrenalin. The rush. Being able to be free, he says.

Some snowboarders took on the "A" frame. The object is to get the board in the middle of a rail  and balance as best you can.

The Dragon Trail is another challenge snowboarders encounter on this course. Joe says trying to hit a jump or a rail requires quite a bit of mental preparation.
You want to make sure the landing is okay.

Snowboarders are hitting jumps between thirty five and forty miles an hour. Ramiro Cedeno says to be successful, a snowboarder has to have that daredevil mentality.

Joe says he admires the Olympians who fall, pick themselves back up, dust off, and get back on the board again.

Shaun White is the sport's greatest. Some folks refer to him as the Wayne Gretzky of snowboarding.
He'll be going for Olympic gold again.

So sit back and enjoy the Sochi Games.  Watch the athletes "Shred  The Gnar (that means ride the terrain), and Tearin It Up (riding really well and confidently).
It's time to see the best in the world go Cruisin and Grab Some Big Air.  Now, that's Gnarly!

Powered by WorldNow

805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Telephone: 563.383.7000
Fax: 563.383.7131
Email: news@kwqc.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Davenport, Inc. A Media General Company.