Idaho-native, Kaitlyn Farrington, has now joined the Bent Metal Binding Works team. The defending Olympic snowboard halfpipe gold medalist had to retire from snowboarding competitions at the age of 25 due to a degenerative spine condition but, ever the champion, has successfully continued to snowboard and explore the back country.
Press Release: Where’s the bubbly? Let’s pop a bottle. Bent Metal Binding Works Team roster is on the up and up, and this decorated lass happens to be on the newly engineered women’s Upshot!
Rooted in the champagne powder region of Idaho, she comfortably navigates terrain in all dimensions. She found her feet on the world’s stage and took gold in the halfpipe in the Sochi Olympics. Under the spotlight of the press, Kaitlyn genuinely put a face of positivity and dedication to snowboarding for a world of outsiders looking in.
Yeah sure, life gives you lemons but rarely do they threaten to pull you from your passion and work that you’ve perfected over your lifetime. It takes a special type of person to not give up their dream completely. For Kaitlyn, the choice was simple, and the path to re-invent her image as a pro snowboarder was clear. Out of the high-consequence air of the 22′ pipe, Kaitlyn found her kicks climbing the peaks of the Northwest, mastering touring and big mountain descents, hitchhiking, drinking wine, and settling Catan all along the way.
She’s an undeniable force to be reckoned with, and she is going to find a way to do exactly what she wants. Unreal Snowboarder, Unreal human being…
Putting the POW in Powerhouse, we are excited to add such a natural fit to the Bent Metal team. Welcome Kaitlyn Farrington, her expertise, infinite thirst for the next adventure, and the endless smile on her face.