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The Powell Movement Action Sports Podcast

This podcast is creating a living history of action sports on a weekly basis. Think ski, snowboard, skate, bike, behind the scenes players, musicians, and more.... It has all the players and gets you the details you won't find anywhere else.
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Sep 27, 2021

Trennon Paynter is a legendary Canadian mogul skier, he’s also an Olympian for Australia, and the Head Coach of the Canadian National Halfpipe Team.  In part 2 of his podcast, we talk about going to the Olympics for another country, shifting to coaching park and pipe, his elite athletes, getting halfpipe into the Olympics, and a whole lot more. The godfather, Mike Douglas, asks the Inappropriate Questions.

Trennon Paynter Show Notes:

3:00:  Getting radical, filming with Poor Boyz, and tagging along with the New School players

8:00:  Coming back from injury, going to another country for the Olympics, and the mixed feelings around making the Australian Team

20:45:  Stanley:  Get 30% off sitewide with the code drinkfast

Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

22:45:  Olympic highlights, the end of his mogul career, and the beginning of his coaching career

31:00:  Park and Pipe coaching, Provincial level teams, starting his own team, and raising money to keep it going

44:00:  Dragon:  Their glasses FLOAT, use the code Powell15 to save 15%

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

46:00:  Staying out of athlete business, Matt Hayward, politics, and halfpipe finally gets in the Olympics

52:00:  Sarah Burke, the founding of a national team, rules, and working well with Canada

61:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Mike Douglas

Sep 20, 2021

Trennon Paynter is a legendary Canadian mogul skier, he’s also an Olympian for Australia, and the Head Coach of the Canadian National Halfpipe Team.  His unbelievable ski story starts with cigarettes, partying, and good times in Banff before Trennon became a self-taught badass in the moguls of Kimberley BC.  From there, Trennon competed against the New Canadian Air Force and beat them, made the National Team, Raced on the World Cup, and got into coaching...This podcast is a fun history lesson.

Trennon Paynter Show Notes:

3:00:  How young are the kids he coaches, what doesn’t he understand about them, and the lack of risk-takers at the highest level the world

8:00:  Being unsafe is not crazy if risk is managed correctly, the super trampoline, and born in Australia to adventure hippies

20:45:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

23:15:  Moving back to Canada, skiing every day in Kimberley, BC, and quitting ski racing to party

28:00:  Banff, seeking out danger, moguls, and living on the Easter Run under the lift

33:00:  Found by the hotdoggers, winning contests, getting invited on to the Canadian Development Team, and potential (age)

38:00:  Dragon:  Their glasses FLOAT, use the code Powell15 to save 15%

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

40:45:  Ski School 2, the influence of Shane Szocs, 97-98 he starts doing well on moguls, and getting some World Cup Starts on the Taxi Squad

49:00:  Him being passed over for the World Cup Team because of age, making the team over JF Cusson, doing well, and then breaking his pelvis

54:00:  The regret of not training as hard when he came back, the narrative of the New Canadian Air Force is not true, and don’t talk crap about moguls

64 :00:  Inappropriate Questions with Rory Bushfield

Sep 13, 2021

I traveled to Prineville, Oregon for the ultimate in what a big mountain slopestyle event can be, Proving Grounds. I talk to all the players including, Carson Storch, Camila Noguiera, Kyle Strait, Reed Boggs, Jonny Salido, Travis Rice, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Jaxon Riddle, Hanna Bergman, and more...

Proving Grounds Show Notes:

2:00:  Muddy courses, Katie Holden, and Carson Storch

5:30:  Hannah Bergman, Todd Barber, and Sage Cattabriga-Alosa

16:00: Josh Bender, and Kyle Jameson, and Brad Holmes

20:45:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

23:30:  Brad Holmes, Brooke Andrews, Jaxon Riddle, and Jonny Salido

31:00:  Todd Barber, Kyle Strait, Nikolai Rogatkin, David Lieb and Hannah Bergmann

39:00:  Dragon:  Their glasses FLOAT, use the code Powell15 to save 15%

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

41:45:  Dylan Stark and Travis Rice

49:00:  Carson Storch, David Lieb, Brooke Andrews, Reed Bogs, Ryan Runke, and Carson Storch

Sep 6, 2021

Tom Hyser was born into the quad culture of the rinks around Atlanta and went from rink rat to skate rat.  His family's move to the Midwest was life-changing when he first discovered inline skating.  Tom is an original X Gamer, a product visionary whose designs have sold millions of units, an internet pioneer, and through it all he’s lived the struggle of being an inline skater.  On the show, we talk about the love of skate, the hate received for it, and everything in between.

Tom Hyser Show Notes:

4:00:  Covid travel, skateboarding, and Wisconsin

17:00:  Jamie Thomas, skateboard hate, and incidents

18:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

Dragon:  Their glasses FLOAT, use the code Powell15 to save 15 %

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

21:45:  The decline of inline, growing up outside of Atlanta, roller skating, and wrestling year-round

26:00:  Getting sponsored, high school, qualifying for the pro tour, and college

33:00:  Hoax 2, blowing his knee at the first X Games, and going in house at K2

41:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

43:45:  The Fatty, crazy opportunities, no rules, going to Korea and recalls

51:00:  The end of K2, Skatepile, Fiziks, and the scary future

61:00:  Rollerblade and business is booming

65:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Andy Kruse

Aug 30, 2021

Griffin Post was born into the ski industry. His dad was an executive with some big brands, ultimately running Smith, and wanting a young Griff to be anything but, a pro skier. That said, there was no special treatment for Griffin and he almost didn’t make it. A chance trip and win at the US Extremes took Griffin away from utilizing his MBA and working his way into the world of TGR. Hear Griffin’s unique path to pro skiing on the podcast.

Griffin Post Show Notes:

6:00:  X-Games Gold Medalist, growing up in Austria, and settling in Sun Valley

11:00:  Ski racing, the new school, powder days, kind of straight edge as a youth, and his first avalanche at 16

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10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

22:00:  Challenges at Bowdoin, transferring to Denver, skier cross, and getting his MBA

31:00:  The life changing US Extremes, does his dad help, and what would the real world have looked like?

39:00:  Subaru events, and meeting me while he was dirtbagging it in Chile

41:30:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

44:00:  The cost of The Freeride World Tour, his role with Kastle, sponsors, and becoming financially stable in life through skiing

51:00:  It’s all work ethic, not marketability, panic at the Verbier event, and being lucky to walk away from it

58:00:  Moving to Jackson to hopefully film with TGR, getting some help from Smith (not his Dad though), and his first day filming with TGR

63:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Todd Ligare

Aug 23, 2021

Dan Egan is a Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Member and living legend with a ton of stories to tell. In round two of his podcast, he tells the story that almost killed him, what it took to survive and how it changed his life forever.  There were 15 people that didn’t make it out and Dan tells the tale. We finish things off with my complaints about the Ski and Snowboard HOF that Dan is currently the face of.

Dan Egan Show Notes:

6:00:  OR Show, Dan’s summer, and his book

9:00:  What is Degree7, Patrick Vallecant, why the trip to Mount Elbrus  

14:00:  Arriving in Paris and realizing this is a crazy idea, a massive group, and being watched in Russia

17:00:  The creepy phone call, why so many die on Elbrus, vacation mentality, Allah doesn’t like May Day, the differences between Dan and John, and forgetting gear

24:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

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10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

27:00:  Why a short acclimatization process, John and Tom aren’t going to push for the summit, losing his climbing partner, and turnaround time

31:00:  Taking his pack off for the summit push, making it in a blizzard, decision making in altitude, and meeting Sasha

35:00:  Joining the Russians, spending the night on the mountain, his white light moment, Sasha saves the day again, and fighting for rope, and leaving the group

45:30:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

48:00:  Who was Sasha, how many people die on the mountain that day, getting out of Russia, medical issues and fights in France, and the trip that never ends

56:00:  My problems with the Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and our discussion about it. (I know Terje is not from the US and should not be in the conversation)

68:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Roy Tuscany

Aug 16, 2021

While a lot of people know Skogen Sprang as the US Freeski Slopestyle Coach, before he held that title, he was one of the sport's true innovators, bringing new tricks and a snowboard style to the table.  On the podcast we talk about doing every action sport as a kid, turning his pro snowboard dreams into a pro ski career, innovation, his prolific 2000 year, the injury, and what it took to come back.  Don’t miss this one.

Skogen Sprang Show Notes:

3:00:  Olympics, growing up in the bay, soccer, and skateboarding

11:00:  Skiing, snowboarding gear, inline skating, and mountain biking

17:00:  The culture of sport, switching to snowboarding, and quitting soccer

22:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

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10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

24:45:  Wanting to be a sponsored snowboarder, his parent’s reaction, and his crew

28:00:  The influence of Troy, switching to skiing, instant progression, Constantine and his Chapter 3 Part

35:00:  Vision of being a pro in both, Line Skis, and Poor Boyz Productions

42:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

44:00:  MSP, McConkey and the crazy year that 2000 was: Covers, tricks, contests, and the injury that threatens to end it all

64:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Shane Anderson

Aug 9, 2021

Chris Engelsman, aka ETree, is one of the tallest snowboarders of his generation and a master of riding switch.  He was one of those snowboarder entrepreneurs who was always starting brands and projects like Elevation Snowboards and Robot Food.  On the podcast, we talk about his career, QI, Clicker, and inventing the backside Rodeo.  It’s another good one.

Chris Engelsman Show Notes:

3:00:  Photo shoot mishaps, Michigan, Snurfers, and ski family

8:00:  Sports, snowboarding, contests, Hood, and Windell’s,

15:00:  Western State, Crested Butte, evolution of big mountain riding, and his crew

21:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

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10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

24:00:  QI Snowboards, Alaska in 94, K2 Clicker, and Standard Films

31:00:  Old video parts, money, dropping out of school, and switch riding

38:00:  Contests, X Games, and the backside rodeo

42:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

44:00:  Leaving K2, starting Elevation Snowboards, and Robot Food

53:00:  The end of being pro, selling printer cartridges, Snowboarder Magazine, TGR, and where is he now

61:00:  Inappropriate Questions

Aug 2, 2021

Growing up in Park City, Todd Ligare’s life was based around ski racing and making the US Ski Team.  As a teenager, he started traveling the world and after a decade of racing and travel, Todd got slower and while he still earned a scholarship to ski race in college, his race dream had now turned into the Tangerine Dream, he wanted to ski for the biggest cameras of all over at TGR.  This podcast is another lesson in making things happen for you through hard work and hustle.

Todd Ligare Show Notes:

3:00:  Last name, having older brothers, growing up in Park City, and a family of skiers

8:00:  Ski programs, other sports, when does skiing get serious, and how much did he ski

12:00:  "I Ride Park City", who is his crew, race sponsorship, The Winter Sports School

21:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off sitewide with the code drinkfast

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

24:00:  Tanner Hall, weed, his look, music, Michael Jordan, and The US Team

30:00:  Subsidized by the US Team, traveling the world solo, and dirtbagging it

35:00:  Partying on planes, racing hurt, frustration, and college scholarship

42:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

44:15:  Dynastar, networking, strategies to get noticed, and first shoot with TGR

53:00:  Atomic, Armada, and Amer buys Armada

56:30:  Sponsorship, money, and what’s the future look like

68:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Griffin Post

Jul 26, 2021

Amie Engerbretson is a pro skier who understands the importance of marketing yourself and creating your own brand more than most.  Amie started as a dancer and didn’t make it in that world, so after a 4-year break, Amie decided she wanted to become a pro skier… she had a path, she’s been a ski model with a photographer dad since she was a kid, and she got a ton of coverage.  But Amie wanted more than just ski modeling, she never took no for an answer and made her dreams happen. It's a cool story.

Amie Engerbretson Show Notes:

4:00:  Powder, photography, and her Dad

15:00:  Born in Tahoe cookie shop and her mom

18:45:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

21:15:  What does her 21-year-old single dad know about parenting, quitting skiing for dance, not making the dance team 8x’s, and college

27:00:  Deciding she wanted to be a pro skier, figuring out her value, and becoming her own brand

33:00:  Salomon and working with me

38:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

39:00:  Women’s product, sponsors, and money

48:00:  Avalanche, rescue, sharing it with the public and the mental impact of all that

56:30:  Warren Miller, making things happen,

62:30:  Inappropriate Questions with Alyssa Seemann

Jul 19, 2021

Ross Powers had all the chips stacked against him…His life started in leg braces, and things weren't easy.  What Ross did have, though, was a strong mom and snowboarding.  He strapped in, learned to shred, started winning, and didn't stop until he was an Olympic Gold Medalist and one of the most decorated riders of our time.  On this week's podcast, we talk about his journey from Vermont to just about every podium in the world.

Ross Powers Show Notes:

3:00:  The Hall of Fame, growing up with a different childhood and finding snowboarding

15:00:  Progression, contests, and getting hooked up by Burton

20:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

20:15:  Everything starts happening so fast, the IFS and FIS, and starting to dominate the contest scene

42:15:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

44:00:  Winning slope and pipe at X Games, the first Olympics, Terje, and not maximizing the experience

48:00:  The US Open, and Salt Lake Olympics, and winning gold

52:00:  Being the alternate in 06, and finding Snowboard Cross.

59:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Seth Wescott

Jul 12, 2021

Robert Guerrero grew up during the intersection of the internet and inline skating. Meaning he made friends all over the world via AOL chat rooms and lived a double life…Loner student during the weekdays and popular street skater on the weekends.  Eventually, Rob G became a legend within the sport, known for both insane rails as well as some of the most creative skating ever seen.  Throughout this time, Rob lived a spiritual, nomadic lifestyle that eventually takes him to an Ayahuasca retreat in Peru.  This is where he ends up getting shot in the face at point-blank range.  Hear all the details in the podcast

Robert Guerrero Show Notes:

3:00: Ben Weis, the Midwest influence, growing up in San Jose, and roller hockey

10:30:  HS Football, picking skating, skate culture, and the start of nomadic life

15:00:  Influential bladers, AOL chatrooms, and VG Videos

19:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

22:00:  The naming of his “JSF” Crew, Rob G is everywhere, and video exposure

25:00:  Living a dual life, the energy of the session, contests, street skating, and IMYTA

31:30:  2001 is a huge yeah but he’s still an AM, and money

33:00:  Where is home, being nice, people-pleasing, losing all his sponsors, and health insurance

39:30: Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Getting you outside for over 70 years

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

41:30:  Getting on Rollerblade, retiring from sponsors for spiritual awakening, and his Ayahuasca retreat experience

50:00:  Going to a retreat for himself, getting shot in the face, the GoFundMe, and getting out of Peru

59:00:  Waking up in the US, karma, the progression of getting better, what he’s doing now

55:00:  Woodard investing in the youth, setting a Guinness Record, and winning awards

66:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Tom Hyser

Jul 5, 2021

Kristen Ulmer is routinely called the best female big mountain skier of her time, maybe ever, and that annoys her, and she’ll let you know it.  If you’ve seen Kristen ski, you know her gender doesn’t matter, she’s always been about sending it and most of the time it’s bigger than her male peers.  Kristen is a living legend, a unique personality, who doesn’t’ lack confidence…. on part two of the podcast, we talk about ski mountaineering, pioneering AK, gender, and more….

Kristen Ulmer Show Notes Part 2:

3:00:  Knee issues from part 1, Nepal Mountaineering with no permits or visas, and crazy solo vacations

15:00:  How long was she off the snow over her career, how does she deal with downtime, the relief of injury, and being competitive against all men

20:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off sitewide with the code drinkfast

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

20:15: Skiing for cameras only, pioneering in AK, getting left in the mountains, and the Wild Wild West

29:30:  She thinks skiing was never not cool, Snowboarders in AK, men putting her in awkward situations, and gender differences

34:00:  Creating personas for marketing purposes, making more than the men, selling out, and seeing everything as a business 

42:15:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

44:00:  Becoming a film skier, making pennies in skiing today, and best skiers ever

52:00:  Skiing the Grand Teton, manufacturing drama, and 50 near death experiences

59:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Aaron McGovern

Jun 28, 2021

Kristen Ulmer is routinely called the best female big mountain skier of her time, maybe ever, and that annoys her, and she’ll let you know it.  If you’ve seen Kristen ski, you know her gender doesn’t matter, she’s always been about sending it and most of the time it’s bigger than her male peers.  Kristen is a living legend, a unique personality and in part one of the podcast, we talk about her not really falling in love with skiing until HS, being blind as a bat, extreme skiing, injuries, the US Ski Team, and more.

Kristen Ulmer Show Notes:

3:00:  Art Cars, New Hampshire, being blind, and sports

12:45:  Beauty Pageants, partying at 14, semester abroad, and moving to Utah to ski

18 :30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

20:15:  Scott Markewitz, ski modeling, and filming for the first time

24:00:  How the other girls reacted to her success, being more competitive against the guys, and being in the US Team

31:00:  Squaw Valley, blowing her knee, rehab Kristen style, quitting the team, and more knee problems.

36:00:  Winning the US Extreme’s with a blown knee and being mortified for not winning worlds,

38:15:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

40:00:  Hiding injuries, her peers, and being part of the boy’s club

45:00:  The Princess nickname, women’s product, not getting on fat skis, and money

55 :00:  Inappropriate Questions with Kent Kreitler

Jun 21, 2021

While Matt Peterson is the current VP of Woodward Tahoe, Boreal and Soda Springs, he’s done it all in the world of snowboarding.  During his pro riding days, he competed in the X Games, filmed with Warren Miller and others, had the sponsors, and did the travel.  He then went on to help start Academy Snowboards and used his marketing genius to help make the brand an instant success.  And while Matt keeps moving up to bigger and better corporate jobs--in his heart, he will always be that passionate rider, fighting to build meaningful community and he’s doing just that—with Woodward budgets.

Matt Peterson Show Notes:

3:00: Vashon, his dad’s ski industry history, 5 kids, and moving to Wisconsin

7:00:  Snowboarding, his crew, Chad Otterstrom, and Rad Air

14:00:  Being sponsored by brands he wanted to, Hood, and getting in trouble on the hill

21:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

23:00:  Music in MN, lone wolf, finishing HS early, and moving to Colorado

33:00:  Winning contests, X Games, Salomon, and Random Snowboards

37:00:  Academy Snowboards

39:30: Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Getting you outside for over 70 years

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

41:00:  Why Academy was successful, talent spotting, and money

48:00:  What snowboarding was, going back to school, and starting an agency

55:00:  Woodard investing in the youth, setting a Guinness Record, and winning awards

64:00:  Inappropriate Questions with David Amirault

Jun 14, 2021

Rory Bushfield is known for living dangerously.  He’s part reckless, part calculated, and always fun.  Even on this podcast, not many people live a life close to as spontaneous and adventurous as the life of Rory Bushfield.  His risks and adventures have created notoriety, respect, money, and a whole lot of loss.  We talk about it all on Part 2 of Bushy’s Podcast and Trennon Paynter asks the “Inappropriate Questions” to close it out and they don’t disappoint.

Rory Bushfield Show Notes:

3:00: Stunts part 2, Level 1, and how he is portrayed in movies

12:00:  MSP, McConkey, JP Auclair, and what he sucks at

20:45:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

22:45:  Rossignol, money, blow it if you got it, getting hurt with friends, and more injuries

33:00:  The K2 Back 9, best results, and getting into flying

39:30: Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Getting you outside for over 70 years

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

41:00:  The progression of flight, Sarah Burke, and dealing with loss

49:00: Nitro Circus, Reality TV on Splash, and other shows

59:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Trennon Paynter

Jun 7, 2021

Rory Bushfield is known for living dangerously.  Yeah, he’s a pro skier, but the risk factor seems to come from everything else in life that he does.  Rory started out as the kid who was always getting hurt, but he was also the kid who, cast or not, would crush you in the moguls.  He was the JR Olympic Mogul Champion and he quit his Olympic path or the park, pipe, and video parts.  In part 1 of this hilarious podcast, we talk about his stunts, money, LCP, death, pressure, and a lot more.

Rory Bushfield Show Notes:

3:00: Panama Canal, were his parents dangerous, and Balzac, Alberta

12:00:  Is there family money in the Bushfield Family, getting hurt as a kid, always being a little hurt, and skiing

16:00:  Soccer, skiing and having to pick one, taking trains to ski, and being tall for a skier

20:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

22:45:  Freestyle program, internet school through getting beat up by a girl, and backyard set ups

28:00:  Not getting caught, Loose Cannon Playas, CKY2K influence, and stunts

32:30:  Peer influence, does losing people slow you down, Trennon Payner

34:00:  What does the US Team do for him, moving out of the house at 16, and filming

42:00: Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Getting you outside for over 70 years

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

44:00:  Smoking weed and getting a spot to the X Games, and Jr Olympic Champion

52:00: The World Cup, Sponsors, and did he ever have to work?

56:00:  Not making finals at X-Games and pressure

60:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Mason Mashon

May 31, 2021

Shane Anderson was a key personality and image when skiing needed it the most, in the mid to late 90’s.  While Shane had the Rockstar look, it was his tricks and the company he kept that thrust him to the forefront of the ski industry.  Part early big mountain guy and part new schooler, Shane rolled with the innovators of the sport until injuries got in the way.  On the podcast, we talk skiing, the Tahoe crew, Hollywood, and making documentary films.

Shane Anderson Show Notes:

3:00:  Getting the Keys to the City of Olympia, growing up in Olympia and finding skiing on his own

9:00: Champion Archer, the Olympia music scene, and being the shy kid

13:00:  When does the Shane look start, College in Tahoe and the Tahoe scene

17:00:  Filming with CP, skiing with legends, progression, and competitiveness

22:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

25:00:  Sponsors, money, contests, and the state of the industry

30:00:  Meeting Skogen Sprang and Evan Raps, CR, and the train jump

39:00:  Chapter 3, Poor Boyz, first X-Games, and the party mentality of back then

43:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

44:30:  His marketability, the 2000 X-Games injury, and blowing his knee over and over

52:00:  Leaving K2, The Real-World Tahoe, becoming an actor

58:00:  Trying to re-find his identity, getting hooked on a fishing trip, leaving LA, going to college to study fish, and making documentaries.

65:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Kent Kreitler

May 24, 2021

Alex Hall has the world in the palm of his hands.  In only a few years, Alex has gone from an up-and-coming Swiss kid to arguably the best American Slopestyle skier... What's different about Alex is his basketball player height and the hunger he brings to the table.  The best part about Alex is that he is a throwback…  He’s the X Games Gold winner in Real Ski, in Slopestyle, and in Big Air but he always makes sure that he’s filming for something.  And he's just getting started.

Alex Hall Show Notes:

3:00:  Comparing winning Real Ski to a X Games Slopestyle, who is his top 3 in Real Ski, and the Tanner controversy

10:00:  Growing up European, dual passports, and his parents

16:00:  Soccer, skiing and having to pick one, taking trains to ski, and being tall for a skier

21:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

22:45:  Events as a grom, who he looks up to, and the EU vs US parks

27:00:  Newschoolers, moving to the US, The Winter School, and the US Ski Team

34:00:  What does the US Team do for him, moving out of the house at 16, and filming

40:45: Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Getting you outside for over 70 years

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

42:00:  Why urban, what do sponsors care about, contracts, and sponsors

52:00:  Not doing well his first couple years on the world cup and X games, his first win in Switzerland, and having a healthy career.

56:00:  The road to the Olympics, the Olympic experience, and 2022

61:00:  Winning X Games, stadium events,

65:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Joss Christensen

May 17, 2021

Jason Hines has spent his entire career behind the scenes building events and he has been responsible for some of the biggest action sports events in the world and beyond, and he’s put out fires at all of them.  I’m talking Red Bull, X Games, ASA Entertainment, and more. ….but he’s so much more than that.  On the podcast, we talk about race throughout his life, inline skating in the ’90s in South Florida, all the events, Red Bull, and more.

Jason Hines Show Notes:

3:00:  Your experience with racism, wrestling, and college for a semester

15:00:  Welcome to Miami, inline skating, working at Fritz’s, and finding Franky Morales

23:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

Rollerblade: Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

26:00:  Taking a leadership role at events, almost building ramps at X Games, and running the ASA Am Circuit

30:00:  Growth within the ASA, more race, the LG days, and what he did day-to-day/event day

42:30: Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

Elan skis:  Making the best ski 75 years

44:00:  Why inline is out of the X Games, starting Mix Ride Media and taking over the X Games

54:00:  Back to ASA, getting laid off, and finding Red Bull in 2010

58:00:  Red Bull events, the old Red Bull, and the product.

65:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Chris Fowler

May 10, 2021

Damian Sanders is arguably the first and last real rockstar in the world of snowboarding.  He’s one of those riders who had an image that the whole sport could be marketed on.  From his look to the way he rode, to how he partied, to his entourage, if you saw Damian out, you wouldn’t think he was a snowboarder.  He was larger than life and defined 'go big or go home' on and off snow.  On the podcast, we talk about coming up punk/new wave, Tahoe, Palmer, Farmer, Plake, cars, money, and more.  It’s a fun chat with a true living legend.

Damian Sanders Show Notes:

3:00:  Monster Stage, growing up in a huge family, and no rules as a BMX kid

10:00:  Moving to Tahoe at 16, school with Palmer, Avalanche Snowboards, Soda Springs event, and his sense of fashion.

21:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

23:45:  Hardboots, Glen Plake, Sponsorship, and marrying a Penthouse Pet

34:00:  Photo shoots,  and Pet of the Year

41:45: Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Getting you outside for over 70 years

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

43:00:  Fall Line Films, hurry up and wait, and wakeboarding

49:00:  Farmer, knee injury, milking snowboarding, throwing parties, and the party that sent him to jail

73:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Todd Richards and Mark Fawcett

May 3, 2021

Rory Silva was a child prodigy and one of my favorites…. He was this talented kid, who had a really unique style, and was progressive. What he didn’t have was the assertiveness, ambition, and guidance to become a household name in skiing….But he still had a huge impact on the skiers of his era. On the podcast we talk about weed, video parts gone wrong, diabetes, and more...

Rory Silva Show Notes:

3:00:  Weed, growing up in Mammoth, tattoos, and his living set up during covid

15:00: Ski racing, Glen Plake, and getting skis from K2

17:00: Diabetes and weed

24:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

Rollerblade: Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program 

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

26:45:   Bad eating habits, travel, contests, X Games, and nerves

35:00:   Who was his crew in Mammoth, his WSki-106 part, career guidance, and the K2 Team he was on

43:30:   Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

Elan Skis: Making the best ski 75 years

45:00:  9th Ward Skis, money, and injuries

49:00:   His look, Deadabetic edits, Kevin Malone question and Superpark     

60:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Andy Mahre

Apr 26, 2021

Tim Petrick has had a pretty epic ski career. From ski instruction, to the PSIA Demo Team, to Powder Magazine, to Aspen, to K2, to Booth Creek, to K2, to Rossignol, to K2, to Silverton……  You get the idea, Tim has done it all and most of it, at the corporate executive level….  But Tim Petrick is not your typical exec, he's a ski bum at heart and this podcast is a testament to how much this dude loves to ski. 

Tim Petrick Show Notes:

3:00:  Skipping work to ski, growing up in MN and NY, and wanting to be a skier for a living as a kid

10:00:  Going to college near Stowe, PSIA Demo Team, and the end of Stowe

17:00:  Snowbird, Bear Valley, Aspen, and endurance sports

23:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off sitewide with the code drinkfast

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

26:00:  Powder Magazine, Olin Skis, and round 1 with K2.

27:00:  Dealing with a shift in production and laying people off

42:15:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

Elan skis:  Making the best ski 75 years

44:00:  The 90’s K2 Grateful Dead Collection, The K2 Four, and leaving K2 when they are on fire

54:00:  Booth Creek, K2 again, Markovich, leaving for Rossignol, and the S7 days

62:00:  Replacing DeRocco and heart attack in the mountains

65:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Anonymous

Apr 19, 2021

John Collinson’s upbringing was different than most of my guests.  He grew up in a closet with his older sister and didn’t do many things that most kids do.  However, what he did experience was unfathomable, summiting Rainier at 4 years old, summiting Everest at 17, and so much more.  On the podcast, we talk about how he went from the closet to his sister's shadow, to pro skier, to social media influencer known for his incredible body.  Angel Collinson asks the ‘Inappropriate Questions’ in this do not miss episode.

John Collinson Show Notes:

3:00:  His body, a tale of two people, and growing up in Snowbird employee housing

10:00:  Growing up hiking skiing, setting goals, summers on the road, and learning the mountains young

15:00:  What he didn’t have growing up, the freedom of skiing for them as kids, and being the weird kid at school

20:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program 

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

22:30:  Quit racing and found the skatepark, setting his goals of Everest and JR Freeide Tour, and finding a mentor in the mountains

27:00:  Everest on the cheap, problems with other groups, and the 7 Summits

37:00:  Increasing his value, winning the JR Tour and Angel winning the FWT

42:15:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

Elan skis:  Making the best ski 75 years

44:00:  Sherpas, getting in with TGR, and Red Bull Cold Rush

52:00:  The Faction Collective. Filming with MSP, sponsors, and money

54:00:  Injuries, social media, and Ski Mountaineering

59:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Angel Collinson

Apr 12, 2021

Kent Kreitler is a living legend and TGR Hall of Famer.  He’ll be remembered as the skier who helped bring tricks to the backcountry but he was so much more than that.  He was part of an elite crew of skiers that pioneered big mountain skiing in Alaska….the generation that lived fast and took chances.  In part two of his podcast, we talk about the Tahoe years, filming with the Standard Crew, the terrain park on 215’s, the X Games, sponsors, money, and more….

Kent Kreitler Show Notes:

6:00:  Greg Harms, moving to Tahoe, Punk influence, and health in the party days

16:00:  New Zealand, K2, and pushing for change in different areas of the industry

22:00:  Rollerblade: Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

24:30:  Boards in Motion Magazine, developing ski technology, Team Venom, and money

33:30:  X Games medals and big air, and two knee injuries (one major one in AK)

41:30:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

Elan skis:  Making the best ski 75 years

43:00:  K2 > Rossignol > Blizzard, Coombs death, and Switzerland

50:30:  Retirement, ski hero’s, risk, and McConkey death

60:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Kristen Ulmer

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