When it comes to Ian McIntosh, there's no flair, tricks, or showmanship... what you see is what you get. He started skiing at age two, was digging pits in the back country at age 8 and sitting in guide meetings at 10. Ian was born into the mountain lifestyle and this self-described “redneck” is a powerful skier who is the epitome of what Tight Loose is all about.
Ian McIntosh Show Notes
2:35: Thoughts on the Armada deal
3:56 It’s been a great season for soul shredding
5:28: What he’s realized that he’s 36 years old in the ski industry related to content
9:00: Who Ian is in the ski industry and in life…
11:32: Ian’s race background, his tight loose mentality, born in the backcountry
15:50: Quitting racing and being rich on life
17:10: Fernie to Kicking Horse to selling everything to live the eternal winter in NZ
18:08: Moving to Whistler
21:00: Dirtbagging it in Whistler
23:39: The World Tour and the secret to success on the tour and filming
25:47: Coming out of the closet and living with James Heim and Dana Flahr but still skiing poor
27:09: Did the change in judging pull him off the tour? His thoughts on the tour now
28:51: He gets a tryout with TGR and gets a seat
29:55: In heli’s with Jeremy Jones and Sage
32:00: Divorce and drama in 2011
34:49: The crash that changed his skiing
39:45: When does human powered adventure start? It’s all about slowing it down
42:00: Thoughts on Julian Carr
43:39: Being Leonardo Dicaprio’s stunt double and chilling with Tom Hardy
45:29: Getting into speed flying
Kevin English went from a dream job managing athletes to a dream job managing campers/counselors, and it hasn’t been easy. He’s lived through corporate layoffs, corporate selloffs and eventually, the drama that comes along with purchasing a passion-based project with friends. We talk about K2, Travis Parker, buying summer camp, merging with the competition and a lot more
Kevin English Show Notes:
2:42: What has Kevin been up to? Work grinding, life grinding family grinding
5:00: HCSC snowboard competition and how many campers do they need each summer to succeed?
9:27: Kevin and my camp experiences as kids and East Cost camp legacy’s
12:20: Riding for Simms and his first summer at HCSC
15:25: Growing up in Donner Summit and how he got into snowboarding and other sports growing up
18:07: What does he do after High School?
21:08: Sugar Bowl, a lot more exciting than it read on Linked in.
22:20: Counselor and then coach, then Head Coach at HCSC
23:09: His K2 days: Vashon, layoffs,
25:00: K2 Snowboarding Rollerblading Ad and the back story
28:55: Travis Parker
33:57: Who’s career did he have to end (Brian Savard ) as a TM at K2?
36:00: Who’s career did you help (Gretchen Bleiler) at K2?
38:55: How did he get back into summer camp? Running the business for Vans
40:21: Vans is dumping camp because it doesn’t fit in the portfolio and Kevin puts a buying group together and buying camp
42:36: Kevin leaves camp to develop real estate
40:12: Megan and Preston leave, big changes at camp
46:50: Getting his MBA and why he felt he had to do so
48:40: Merging with Windells, how does that happen and the vision for the future
Peter Line is the visionary snowboarding icon who helped start the “Rider Owned” movement in snowboarding. When Peter wasn’t busy creating the best team of snowboarders in the history of the sport-The Forum 8- He was creating tricks, the Backside Rodeo, that would completely change the sport. Still a player in the sport today, Peter now spends his time out of the spotlight, designing clothing for Dakine, board graphics and pursuing his other artistic passions.
Peter Line Show Notes
3:10: Born in Media PA and not remembering it and the PA Bikinni team
4:10: What’s the morning of Peter Line look like? Designing for Dakine and what that looks like being a remote employee
6:00: Everything is self-taught. It started at Four Square in 1996
7:19: Growing up in Kirkland, skateboarding and what snowboarding was like in the beginning
9:15: What group did he hang with in High School?
12:00: How did he get gear and things growing up. He didn’t watch TV for an entire year.
13:20: The crew he snowboarded with and was there any skiing in his background?
14:15: When did he realize he was good and he was going to focus his life on snowboarding? Division 23 Shoot
15:40: Kurt Heine, video parts and his career taking off
17:19: Did he start Forum and Foursquare himself?
19:25: The Forum 8 and making money
23:00: From Blockbuster Video to making money, Mack Dawk, The X-Games and his parents pride.
25:40: The effects of alcohol and partying on his life?
26:40: Injuries throughout his career: Knee, Shoulder, Arm, Foot, Back…. The injury that made him think about if the risk was worth it.
29:00: Standout moments of his career
30:30: When he did come to terms with not being a pro rider anymore?
31:00: Killing Forum and Foursquare and the end of an era
33:30: The Limo business
35:00: What’s next? Things he can’t talk about
Doug Bishop, the GM of Newschoolers.com is more than just a visionary in action sports. He’s a passionate skier who is focused on building community while wearing his heart on his sleeve. These days he finds himself behind a desk, selling the dream that is skiing in the digital world and creating a second home for skiers all over the world. While he didn’t have a solid plan out of high school, Doug’s career blossomed into owning a piece and selling said piece of Newschoolers.com, rising to the position of GM of the site and when traveling, being one of the scariest people at the bar (in a good way…I think)
Doug Bishop Show Notes
2:33 His title and what he does at Newschoolers
4:34: Born into skiing and being a ski racer and why every skier should wear spandex at least once
6:54: Doing Orienteering? A sport that kids like Doug did in Canada
8:19: Attempting to go to Carleton University with the idea of being a writer, seeing Freeze Magazine, deciding to drop out to become a pro skier and what his family thought about that.
12:00: High North Ski Camp
15:30: Getting certified, coaching park skiing and helping create the Level 1 for Canada and then getting a job at Blue Mountain on the park staff and competing when not working.
17:17: His pro career, using Newschoolers for the first time and who is Matt Harvery.
22:30: How did the first meeting with Harvey go, what happens when he takes a job with Freeskier?
24:52: realizing running the park was not going to happen at Blue Mountain, coming to the realization that he was losing every contest and his girlfriend leaves him and making a huge shift in life: moving to Montreal and selling for NS.
27:00: When did he start turning NS around with advertising dollars and then selling Newschoolers and getting paid.
31:00: The big changes that they experienced once Newschoolers was owned, The good and bad.
33:13: The latest acquisition has Doug working in print as well as digital. What he learns from print and what they take from him.
34:26: What marketers need to know
36:04: When Doug feels print is more important than digital
37:48: His antiestablishment attitude and how does he shake it up as he gets older? And why is the youth not angry anymore?