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Mar 27, 2017

Jonny Moseley was the competitor that brought “New School” skiing to the masses.  While the changing of the guard was happening in skiing on an underground level via the New Canadian Airforce, Jonny took it mainstream, winning Olympic Gold.  Outside of competitions, Jonny was a fixture in early ski movies and has remained an ambassador for the sport he loves.  He dives deep into the details of what made Jonny Moseley successful.

Jonny Moseley Show Notes:

 2:10 The charmed life of Jonny Moseley and what’s up at K2

 4:06:  Glen Plake stories

 7:03:  Born in Puerto Rico

10:45:  Evo (listen for special offer) and Diecutstickers.com (Listen for 10% off your first order with DCS) 

12:02:  Growing up in CA and getting into skiing

13:58:  Inspired by Dan “Squirrel“ Herby and Brad Holmes

16:26:  When skiing gets more serious and winning Junior Nationals

21:00:  Getting on the US Ski Team

22:53:  Spy (25% off site wide, listen for code) and Sierra at Tahoe spots

23:57:  The sport is changing, are you a part of it?

27:09:  The scene and wanting to be a part of it. 

29:28:  Winning, earning the 360 Mute Grab and becoming an Olympic Gold Medalist

33:37:  Fun partying and growing up after the Olympics

36:36:  Skiing’s New School has fully arrived

38:37:  The K2 Days and the real story of why he left

43:58:  Getting on Head and winning the US Open

46:44:  Mad Trix  

49:16: The road to 2002 Olympic Games,  getting FIS approval on the Dinner Roll, and 4th place

56:43:  Top moments and regrets

1:00:59:  My perception of Moseley shattered over dinner conversation

Mar 20, 2017

Anthony De Rocco has done all there is to do in the Snow Sports Industry.  From engineering, to sales and marketing to CEO.  The “work hard, play hard” philosophy has led Anthony to the peaks of many mountains,  the heart of China and now, the forefront of American Ski, Snowboard, Surf and Skate manufacturing.

 

Anthony De Rocco Show Notes

 

2:50:  I ask what life was like as a youth for Anthony. Anthony gives an overview of his career.

4:51:  Getting into snow sports and skiing at Ski Acres (Summit Central)

5:43:  Playing soccer for University of Washington and Gonzaga

6:30:  Getting older and living younger.  Anthony lives by the phrase “work hard, play hard”

8:06:  Scholarships, Spokane and skiing

9:45:  Anthony’s best college story involves a party reptile and meeting his future wife.

11:00:  What happens after graduating from Gonzaga?

12:00:  Evo (listen for special offer) and Diecutstickers.com (Listen for 10% off your first order with DCS) 

13:31:  Being recruited by Notre Dame and University of Washington

14:55:  Working for Boeing, The Robbins Company and finally Olin in 1990

16:30:  The Olin, the early K2 days and the travel that goes along with it.

19:10:  What was his role in the snowboard side of things in the early days?

20:18:  What synergies are you finding between ski and snowboard design in the early days?  How did you learn from each other?

22:30:  Spy (25% off site wide, listen for code) and Sierra at Tahoe spots 

23:52:  What was the problem with skiing in the mid 90’s?

25:49:  Executive Vice President of K2, the production shift and being the messenger

29:44:  The travel and how much does it impact the family?

33:00:  2011-2014 CEO of K2.  Did he have CEO aspirations?

34:15:  How did he end up moving from CEO of K2 to running K2 China?

35:00:  How did he get the job as CEO of Mervyn Manufacturing and what’s it like?

36:58:  Green manufacturing, solvents, why Mervyn is the best he has ever seen (Anthony has seen almost every snow sports factory in the world) and American Made.

40:08:  State of the art new offices in Seattle

41:45:  The differences between K2 and Mervyn and getting better every year

43:00:  What’s on the horizon:  Bent Metal, Skis

44:48:  Surf:  Mike Olson driven process that creates counter-seasonal business.

Mar 13, 2017

Leanne Pelosi is known for putting her blood sweat and tears into any project she is a part of aside from working at Earl’s (A long time ago).  She’s been named Rookie of the Year, Rider of the Year and this year won the first-ever Influencer Award.  Leanne’s career and film project can be looked at as a vehicle for the progression of snowboarding and raising awareness for women, both past and present, who shred.

 

Leanne Pelosi Show Notes:

 

  :20:    What has Leanne been up to this fall?

5:12     From oil to snowboarding

7:44:    Getting carded in Canada

8:32:    Evo (listen for special offer) and Diecutstickers.com (Listen for 10% off your first order with   DCS) 

10:43:   Moving to Whistler against her parents’ wishes and sponsorship the Bieber way

13:30:  Contest mentality

15:35:  Focusing on filming

16:45:  Working at Earls

19:40:  Full Moon movie

20:17:  Spy (25% off site wide, listen for code) and Sierra at Tahoe spots

25:30:  Loyalty to her snowboard sponsors

27:35:  Gender inequity in snowboarding

30:40:  Best trip ever

33:15:  What does snowboarding need?

Sponsors:

K2 Snowboards  www.k2snowboarding.com

Airblaster Outerwear  www.myairblaster.com

Dakine Backpacks  www.dakine.com/snowboard  

Dragon Goggles  www.dragonalliance.com

Lifetime Clothing  www.lifetimecollective.com

Whistler Blackcomb  www.whistlerblackcomb.com

 

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