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Backstrom, Yates win FWT Revelstoke

Ralph Backstrom, Shannan Yates win snowboard finals at 2013 Freeride World Tour Revelstoke

Originally Published: January 11, 2013
By Devon O'Neil | XGames.com

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After months of buildup and a weeklong powder delay that only heightened anticipation, Ralph Backstrom and Shannan Yates made a statement on behalf of American big-mountain snowboarders Friday at the season-opening Freeride World Tour competition in Revelstoke, B.C.

Backstrom defended his Revy title from a year ago, with this year's win coming on a bigger and burlier face, Mac Daddy. Yates also was riding Mac Daddy for the first time. ...

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