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Ines Di fan Art

By Henrik Harlaut

Ines Di fan Art

It is amazing how much art work you guys keep sending me. I can't thank you all enough. This painting is from Ines Di. Thank you!

 

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follow Henriks youtube channel

By Erik Harlaut

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Henrik Harlaut wins SLVSH Cup 2018

By Erik Harlaut

APR 032018

 

The Slvsh Cup returned to Sunset park in Grandvalira for 2018 for what has to be the most anticipated set of games in recent memory. Stepping into the ring for Monster Energy was the Slvsh veteran James ’Woodsy’ Woods and, for the first time ever, X Games slope and big air gold medalist Henrik Harlaut.

Henrik known for his face melting kicker tricks has really stepped up his rail game in recent years and you can’t help but wonder if it’s due to calling Andorra, and the sunset park, his new home. Although Woodsy was taken out in a tight Round 1 heat Henrik proceeded to show why he’s stacking his medal cabinet at the moment coming out all guns blazing from round one.

With fans calling Henrik for the final from the get-go he smashed through round 1 with his Swedish prodigy Emil Granbom, a close second heat with Simone Canal and then Hunter Hess in an insane semi-final matchup.

Facing off against his Armada team mate from Montana, Quinn Wolferman in the final it was always going to be heater of a match and it did not disappoint. Henrik took 3 letters combined in all his games leading up to the final but half way through Quinn had him against the wall taking a second go on his last letter. In the end experience won out and Henrik eventually took the W setting a mind bending line to take it in his rookie year.

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OLYMPICS 2018

By Erik Harlaut

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Winter X Games champion Henrik Harlaut failed to qualify for the men’s slopestyle final at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Sunday in a major shock at the Phoenix Snow Park.

The 26-year-old Swede, one of the favorites for gold in the freestyle skiing event, had been in red-hot form in the lead-up but finished 17th in qualifying, missing out on the top 12 that will contest the final later on Sunday.

Wearing bib number 13, the dreadlocked Harlaut wiped out in his first run and a score of 75.80 after a scratchy second routine was 10 points short of a spot in the final.

 

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First place men’s ski slopestyle Dew Tour

By Erik Harlaut

Henrik Harlaut took first place in the finals with a progressive and perfectly executed run that earned him a score of 95. Kicking off with a left lip bio 450 safety to backslide on the top rail feature, followed by a switch left 270 continuing 270, Harlaut immediately established that he’d be putting down a technical, creative run. His first two jumps were a clean right dub 1260 safety followed by a mind-bending, massive turntable left triple 1260 high mute. In the lower rail garden, he hit a backside 270 followed by a right 450 to switch. His bottom two hits were a conservative switch right bio 900 safety that set him up well to nail the biggest jump of the contest: a clean left dub 1620 tindy.

In an interview afterwards, Harlaut explained that he’d only done the last trick twice in his life--and never in a competition. “I don’t feel pressure,” Harlaut said of competing with a stacked field of athletes. “I only feel motivation.”

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Interview jan 2018

By Erik Harlaut

Sweden’s Henrik Harlaut, known for his oversized style and creativity as well as his oversized clothes, checked in at No. 12 on the X Games list. That was before he won his fifth X Games gold medal in Ski Big Air on Saturday and followed that up with his first X Games gold in the Slopestyle category on Sunday (and celebrated with members of his faves The Wu-Tang Clan).

Harlaut, 26, now has his sights set on the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where he’ll look to improve on a sixth-place finish in the Slopestyle at the 2014 Sochi Games. There, Harlaut attracted headlines when his baggy pants came down after getting caught in his skis and contributing to a wipeout. It also was there when much of the world began to take notice of the incredible talent Harlaut is, and the dreadlocks, smile, energy, shout out to The Wu-Tang Clan and fun all led BuzzFeed to give 15 reasons why he “is your new favorite Olympian.”

While he no longer sports the dreads, Harlaut’s unique style – in the air and in his fashion – will make him a favorite in Pyeongchang. Harlaut took time out from his preparation for the X Games to chat about his background, trying new tricks and going for gold at the Olympics.

You grew up playing hockey and also were an Alpine skier. How did you get started in freestyle skiing, and when did you realize you could compete with the best in the world?

I was always very interested in sports, and my biggest dream was to become a professional at one of them. I moved to Åre, Sweden when I was 9 years old and got introduced to freestyle skiing, which was by far the most fun sport I had tried. So much freedom to express yourself and no scheduled trainings, two-to-three times a week for an hour practice. It was up to yourself. I could also just spend eight hours in my back yard hitting a rail. I loved it right away. I just always wanted to become good enough to compete with the best skiers in the world, but never at a particular moment did I realize it. It just happened.

Photo by Lindsten & Nilsson

The 1620 in Breckenridge, which you said you’d never tried in competition before and only done a few times… describe the move, and what gave you the urge to try the trick in that moment?

It’s a two-time of axis with four and a half rotations. I had learned it this previous preseason and been waiting and wanted to try it out in competition and then it just felt right. I had good speed and my confidence was high, so I went for it!

In a given week, how much time do you spend practicing? Where do your ideas for new tricks come from?

Eight hours a day with a big variety of sports. Gym, pool, ski, tramps and bike are the ones I do most commonly. I constantly think about skiing and ways to push, progress it so I just think of all different ways to tweak rotations and maneuvers and then work my way into them.

You’re known for your style, both in the air and in your clothes. What goes into your style?

A lot of music. I love hip-hop music, and I feel like a take a lot of inspirations from it. Mainly the 90s hip-hop. Also skateboarding and skiers that paved the road before me.

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X Games 2018 two GOLD, Big Air and Slopestyle, Aspen USA

By Erik Harlaut

XGames back to back  2018, Gold Big Air, Gold Slpestyle, Aspen USA

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The love of skiing and Big Air

By Henrik Harlaut

The love of skiing and Big Air
Thanks for all the support!

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