LÉ BENT WELCOMES XAVIER DE LE RUE TO THE TEAM
  The acronym G.O.A.T gets thrown around a lot in professional sports. So, perhaps adding the word ‘Mountain’ as a prefix more accurately represents what Xavier De Le Rue is to modern professional snowboarding. A 3 x Freeride World Tour champion and 4 x World Boardercross Champion, Xavier has seen, and probably ridden, it all. Xavier joins Pro Team riders Cody Townsend, Sammy Carlson and Elyse ...
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Lucy Bartholomew on Running The Larapinta Trail - Watch Now
  Lucy Bartholomew ran the Larapinta Trail and has the crazy stats and a new film to prove it. Those stats include, 231km of Larapinta trail. 20km of wrong turns and dead ends. 54 hours of running. 5 minutes of sleeping. 2 pairs of shoes. And of 5 pairs of Le Bent socks on rotation.  In total Lucy ran 250km. It’s safe to say she learnt a few things about socks, shoes and about herself in the pr...
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Cody Townsend’s The Fifty Project is Back - Behind The Scenes of Season 3
  Cody Townsend is a skier of international renown. At one time most known perhaps for his “line of the year” in 2014, he’s now turned his attention to a self-produced film series “The Fifty Project”, inspired by the book, ‘The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America.’ He’s less known, but equally defined in his mind by an, “undying love of fart jokes, abhorrence of math and curious infatuati...
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Parkin Costain’s Not So ‘Off-Season’ - Building A Bike Park
  No matter the season, team rider Parkin Costain is a hard man to catch up with. We don’t mean to say he’s too busy for us, we just mean it’s physically, very, very difficult to catch up with the bloke because he’s so damn fast. Whether he’s on skis or a bike, if you don’t have a sizeable head start, you’re not keeping up. So, when we finally did catch up with him, we picked his brains to see...
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Women's Backcountry Booming Here In Australia - Leonie Wohl
  The following comes via the keyboard of Leonie Wohl, a new arrival to the Le Bent team this year but someone who's been championing women in the backcountry for some time. Here Leonie talks about just how far the female backcountry community has come and how you can get involved! Words by Leonie Wohl Photos by Nina Lange   ICYMI: the Aussie women’s backcountry community has exploded in the pa...
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ULTRA-TRAIL AUSTRALIA 2021 EVENT RECAP
  When a runner who effectively limped across the 100km finish line says, “UTA 2021 didn't disappoint.” You know it’s a special race indeed. After a covid-19 hiatus, the Ultra-Trail Australia event finally happened last weekend and it was one for the books. Team runner Vlad Shatrov is the aforementioned limping, but stoked trail runner, and while he might not have taken first place as he would ...
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PAINT BY POWDER - LEXI DOWDALL'S QUEST TO PAINT ALL UTAH SKI RESORTS
  Guest blog by Ambassador/Team Painter Lexi Dowdall   Like many of you, 2020 hijacked most of my big plans and goals the moment mid-March steamrolled in. I had committed to skiing each of the 15 ski resorts in Utah. I was on my 7th resort when we all retreated into lockdowns of unknown duration. My employment in the ski industry, helping to organize and facilitate nearly 100 Freeride competiti...
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Michaela Davis-Meehan snowboarding western faces, Kosciuszko National Park
  MICHAELA DAVIS-MEEHAN – WELCOME INTERVIEW Michaela Davis Meehan is officially the number two women’s snowboard freerider in the world right now. If you know her, and if you’ve seen her ride, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. The surprising part is, she’s also Australian.     Like much of the skiing and boarding that went down in the northern hemisphere in the early months of 2020, the Freer...
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REWILD THE SNOWIES - PLANTING 6,000 TREES IN THE SNOWY MOUNTAINS
  We love tree skiing.  We've done it through Western Redcedars and Whistler Spruce in Canada, Quaking Aspens in the US and snow laden White Birch in Japan, but if you ask us, you haven't tree skied until you've been coat hangered by an unseen Eucalypt branch here in Australia. It's surely on everyone's bucket list.    So it's about time we gave back to the alpine regions and the snow gums that...
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