Marcel Hirscher

Photos of the month: October

Photo (above): Philip Platzer

Whether sandy, colorful or black and white, this month’s motto is: Nothing ventured, nothing gained

flying colors

Schladming, Austria

Austrian alpine ski racer Marcel Hirscher made his off-season a little more interesting this year by bringing a flash of color to his home  slope on Reiteralm mountain near the town of Schladming. “I was skiing at racing speed, even though the color blocked my view after each gate,” says Hirscher, who set off ink cartridges with his ski poles. The 26-year-old will be out to make an equally bright start to this year’s FIS-SKI World Cup on October 25 in Austria—he’s hoping for a fifth overall victory.

Read his blog: marcelhirscher.at

concrete conqueror

skating

© Cameron Markin

Osaka, Japan

Ryder Lawson, an 18-year-old pro skater from Sydney, Australia, has made a name for himself by executing flip tricks in some unusual locations. Here, he’s roaming free in Japan during the shooting of Samurai Sessions, a video series showcasing top talent taking on obstacles that aren’t intended for skaters.

More tricks: instagram.com/ryderlawson

rock stars

gallery

© Dean Treml

Virgin, Utah, USA

Red Bull Rampage is the world’s toughest freeride mountain biking event and the ultimate test of nerves for elite riders. On a sandstone ridge near the tiny village of Virgin, brave souls like American rider Ryan Howard (pictured) leap over 65-foot-wide crevices and land drops the height of nine-story buildings. The winner is the one who does it with the most style. 

Watch it live October 17 on Red Bull TV

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