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Jul 9, 2018

Derek Westerlund founded Freeride Entertainment and is known as an award-winning filmmaker who came up in the trailer parks of Kamloops, BC.  His tough childhood that taught Derek the hustle that he still has in him and a passion for skiing and biking.  He parlayed that passion into brief “pro” mountain bike career and then graduated to becoming the filmmaker who changed the look and feel of the mountain bike industry. 

Derek Westerlund Show Notes:

2:00:  What did the landscape of biking when he starts Freeride Entertainment

4:00:  Growing up poor in Kamloops BC, trailer parks, post high school scams, and sports

16:00: Vancouver, Nelson, College, Magazines and being a sponsored rider for Specialized and Gary Fisher and then moving on to movies

22:00: Greg Stump, “Nothing’s For Free”  

27:45:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)

RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

The 10 Barrel Brewery:    My favorite is Out of Office Pilsner

30:00:  Starting Freeride Entertainment, New World Disorder/MSP, and Crested Butte, and DVD Sales in Nelson

40:00:  The Sherpas story and loss in the FE Family

53:00:  Guns n Roses gets back together and Derek parties so hard he almost dies

61:00:   Inappropriate Questions

Jul 2, 2018

Aaron Grace’s career in wakeboarding had an auspicious start, working as the janitor for Rusty.  One day after cleaning toilets, he was invited on the Rusty boat, they saw him ride and the rest is history.  Aaron ended up a sponsored rider and had a 24-month pro career before it was time to manage the athletes and eventually the marketing at Liquid Force.  I should also mention that he doesn’t hold back with his opinions on the podcast and the “Inappropriate Questions” are some of the best.

Aaron Grace Show Notes:

2:00:  Working from home and growing up in Idaho

8:00:  Wakeboarding, getting into the industry and college

12:00:  Moving to San Diego, being a janitor and parlaying that sponsorship

18:00:  Sponsorship/ employment with Liquid Force and pro riding highlights

22:00:  Transitioning from an athlete to an  office guy

24:30:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)

RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

The 10 Barrel Brewery:    My favorite is Out of Office Pilsner

27:00: The “Trip Across America” and the state of wakeboarding

32:00:  Tony Finn, photo shoots and contracts

40:00:  Getting older and working with athletes and getting an Assistant TM

43:00:  Managing three teams at once.  Spy, Liquid Force, and Monster Energy

48:00:  The Olympics and some general TM questions

54:00:  Inappropriate Questions with special guest, Don Wallace, General Manager, Liquid Force

Jun 25, 2018

Daniel Grant is a prodigy on a wakeboard.  He’s a 5 time ‘Cable Park Rider of the Year’ and he’s only 20 years old.  He moved to Thailand at a young age and was an 8-year-old kid at the skatepark when he found out about the local cable park.  One day on a kneeboard  hooked him and he has become the one of the greatest cable park riders of our time.  He's been traveling the world on his own since he was 11 and tells the tales on the podcast.

Daniel Grant Show Notes

2:00:  Daniels crazy travel schedule and who plans his life?

4:00:  The differences between the USA and Thailand

8:00:  Growing up in Thai, sports, school and getting into skateboarding and getting into wakeboarding

12:00: Wakeboarding without a boat and action sports in Thailand

17:50:  Going pro at 13

19:03:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)

RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

The 10 Barrel Brewery

21:30:  Dropping out of school and focusing on riding, wakeskating and what’s the most fun?

27:00:  How does sponsorship progress for him, traveling the world solo and who sponsors him today? (Shark Energy, Liquid Force, Rip Curl, Sesitech, Thai Wake Shop, Hilleks )

34:00:  Having an allowance, not knowing what he makes, what happened with Monster/Spy, and juggling X-Games, LFnAwesome and the Tao video projects

41:00:  How much time does he have to spend in the States and being known for being in parks

43:00:  Daniels fun facts and living like a sailor

 44:30: Inappropriate Questions

Jun 18, 2018

John Cardiel is a rare breed of skater who is known for a fast, loose, and powerful style that will never get old.  He was Thrasher Magazine’s Skater of the Year at 19, had a long skate career, was paralyzed, amazed Dr's by moving again and now bikes like a madman. If you don't know about him, you should.  This is a story about a guy who puts everything he has into everything he does.  He goes one speed in life and it’s really f##king fast.  All Hail Cardiel!!!

John Cardiel Show Notes:

2:00:  Working with Chrome Industries , growing up in California, and team sports

7:30:  When does he really get into skateboarding, BMX , moving up to Grass Valley, High School, and weed

11:00:  His snowboarding career and the first documented Rodeo

19:15:  Getting on Dogtown Skateboards, things fall apart, moving to Black Label and working with John Lucero

23:40:   Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)

RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

The 10 Barrel Brewery

26:00:  Winning Thrasher Magazine’s  ‘Skater of the Year’ and being branded skater of the year and money

33:00:  How does Anti Hero come together, Bob Burnquist, and sketchy situations

38:30:  John’s Transworld Skateboarding ‘Sight Unseen’ part, Mark Gonzales and injury

42:00:  The drive of John Cardiel

46:00:  A prognosis of never walking again and proving the doctors wrong

54:00:  Talking to Danny Way, meeting his doctor, and biking

57:50:  Skating in 2012 and knowing his limits

60:00:  Inappropriate Questions

John Cardiel Skate

John Cardiel Bike

Jun 11, 2018

Mimi Knoop’s skateboard career started in Cuba and her career path is a lot different than your traditional skateboarder. She was a collegiate soccer player, did a few post grad years in the wine business, and then migrated west to California where she found skateboarding again. In a few short years, Mimi was a "sponsored " woman in a world of men and became an advocate for change.. We talk about it all on the podcast.

Mimi Knoop Show Notes

2:00:  X-Games Norway

4:00:  Growing up a military brat, skateboarding and high school

10:30:  Radford University, college soccer and post grad years

15:30:  9/11 ruins her plans for wine career in London and she moves to California

20:20:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)

RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

The 10 Barrel Brewery

23:00:  Working nights, getting into the skate scene in CA, and going to Australia with her parents support

27:35:  Turning pro, girls contests and how they are treated at them, starting the WSA, and boycotting the X-Games

36:00: Getting invited to the X-Games, how she handles competition,  and medals

39:00:  Money in women’s skateboarding

43:00:  Hoopla Skateboards

47:30:  The Dew Tour

49:00:  Inappropriate Questions  

Jun 4, 2018

Dave Paine’s life started as a team sports kid from Philly who got into skateboarding through his brothers. When he got into rollerblading, he sent the equivalent of a “sponsor me” edit to a video magazine, his footage was used and Dave somehow ended up running the video company. He did that until the bottom dropped out and moved to Fuel TV where he launched a network.

Dave Paine Show Notes:

2:00:  The Eagles and the Philly sports fan state of mind

7:11:  Cookie cutter American family growing up, high school, skateboarding, BMX and music

12:00:  College, rollerblading and taking over VG for Groove productions

18:00: Skateboarding v. Rollerblading and bullying

20:00: The Vans Warped Tour and the right place at the right time

23:00:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)

RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

The 10 Barrel Brewery

25:15:  What was work life like with VG?  The details behind making and distributing a movie

31:00:  The toughest athlete he’s ever had to manage, tour experiences, and VG Roots

37:00:  The rise and fall Fuel TV

47:00:  Campsite Media House

49:35:  Inappropriate Questions with special guest Matt Mickey

May 28, 2018

Based on his appearance, you may not guess that Chris Ortiz is the fixture that he is in the skateboard world.  It all started with high school photography class projects that he based around his passion, skateboarding.  Having a badass crew to skate and shoot with created opportunities for Chris to work in print when print mattered.   As his career grew, he helped revolutionize the media world with 411 video magazine and eventually made his way to the contest scene running things at the Dew Tour.  We talk about it all on the podcast.

Chris Ortiz Show Notes

2:50:  What does he do on the Dew Tour

5:00:  Growing up in Methville USA, the Inland Empire

7:20:  The Animal Chin reshoot and getting his first gig with Thrasher

14:40:  How involved is he in a photo and connecting with skaters of today

16:30:  Photographers getting screwed and when magazines were cool

21:14: Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)

RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

The 10 Barrel Brewery

24:00:  The Thrasher days and starting 411 Video Magazine

33:00:  Making money in skateboard photography

36:00:  Transworld and getting hooked up with Dew Tour and the ups and downs of working with Dew

46:30:  Inappropriate Questions

May 21, 2018

If you are into the outdoors, you’ve most likely heard of Poler.  Their unique take on camping and adventure made the brand instantly  successful. All of it was started by Kharma Vella and his former best friend Benji.  Kharma is my guest this week and we talk coming up in the world of snowboarding, starting a brand, building it and watching the same brand destroy both his personal and professional life.  The podcast is Kharma’s side of a real-life tale that outlines what can happen  when you do business with friends. 

Kharma Vella Show Notes:

2:00:  Portland is weird, growing up in the NW

8:41:  Snowboarding in the early 90’s, sponsors and Dinner Clothing

16:09:  Working at shops and then getting a modeling gig that turns into more at Bonfire

19:30:  Founding Poler, bankrolling it, and naming it

26:15:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)

RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

The 10 Barrel Brewery

28:45:  Poler at SIA, other brands jumping in and social media

33:33:  The knapsack backstory and his day to day role

37:00:  Taking advantage of Chinese labor and pricing

40:10:  Collaborations and Nike

44:00:  What the hell happened with you and Polar.  It’s a crazy story

54:30: His new project Muul that is on Kickstarter May 15

56:30:  Inappropriate Questions  with Sales rep extraordinaire and former Rep of the Year, Dan Sorcinelli 

May 14, 2018

Chris Edwards lived more by the age of 20 than most people do in a lifetime.  He was a pro athlete at age 14, dropped out of high school a year later and became the face of the fastest growing sport on the planet.  Chris was in the movies, on TV, was the first to go big on ramps, first to grind a rail, and, as far as I know, the first to have 6 biological children and 4 wives.  Chris and I talk the rise and fall on the podcast

Chris Edwards Show Notes:

2:00:  Where is Chris now, evangelists, problems at home

8:00:  Getting his first pair of blades, riding ramps and getting on Team Rollerblade

14:00:  The Micky Mouse Club, dropping out, and Prayer of The Rollerboys

23:00:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)

RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

The 10 Barrel Brewery

25:00:  Money, the segments of Chris’s skating experience and the launch from Airborne

28:00:  Getting married at 18, youth pastor, and a rumor that I heard  

34:00:  Trying to build a sport (with companies) on his back and bankrupting himself

37: 04:  Video parts he liked, pressure, life after the divorce and getting married again, divorced again

43:00:  Breaking both his arms, seeing skating progress and injuries

47:00:  Things end with Rollerblade, his thoughts on the future of blading

53:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Arlo Eisenberg

Apr 30, 2018

At first look, there is nothing that stands out about Carson Storch.  He looks like an All-American kid fresh out of college figuring out what he is going to do with his life.  But that’s not the case, in reality, Carson has been on the same career path since he was looked at as a dreamer when he was 16.  He’s a pro Mountain Biker who finds himself at home on big mountains or riding slopestyle.  He’s known for having a unique style that can be seen whenever he rides his bike.  Hear all about Carson, the Redbull Rampage and more on the podcast.

 

Carson Storch Show Notes:

2:00:  BlackSage event,  the support of 10 Barrel, Redbull and comprehensive blood tests

10:00:  Growing up in Bend and how it’s changed over   the years

12:00:  His parents splitting up, using sports to channel his anger, snowboarding

17:00:  Picking biking as his future a6 years old

20:00:  Being the small kid in high school, having no self-confidence and stiches

24:20:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)

RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

The 10 Barrel Brewery

26:30:  Growing up on 5 acres with all kinds of toys, his compound today and learning tricks

34:00:  Diamond Back leaving for Rocky Mountain Cycles and other sponsors

44:40:  Rampage, getting there and signing with Redbull

51:00:  How he deals with pressure of contests, filming

54:00:  Jaymo and his worst injury happens due to manufacturer defect

59:00:  The superstition of tapping his D*ck before every trick

61:00:  Matt and his worst scooter crash

102:00:  The difference in money in scootering compared to biking and Carson’s take on scootering

1:14:00 Inappropriate Questions with former Diamondback Teammate, Billy Lewis

Apr 30, 2018

Like a lot of kids in California, Taylor Knox wanted to be a pro surfer at an early age.  Unlike a lot of kids, Taylor had a back condition that would require 7 hours of surgery and 6 months in a full body cast...at age 15. While he lost time, he was still hell bent on becoming a pro surfer and his classmates thought he was crazy.  Fast forward to today, Taylor has had a legendary career that spans decades.  We talk about life, surfing, the momentum generation and a lot more on the podcast.

Taylor Knox Show Notes:

2:00:  Going to Australia for Mick’s last event

5:44:  Growing up, car accident, being reclusive and sports

10:20:  Moving to Carlsbad, surfing, and skateboarding

13:00:  Back surgery, full body cast and the dream of being a pro surfer

16:50:

Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)

RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

The 10 Barrel Brewery  They support everything snow

 

21:00:  Getting into the gym, supplements and coming back to surfing

27:00:  Being the top American at Worlds and getting his first contract with OP

30:00:  The influence of the momentum generation and making the tour

36:00:  Comparing the world of snow to the world of surf, The K2 Big Wave Challenge and the fame that came with it

44:00:  The differences between surf and snow:  danger, downtime, sharks

51:00:  Dating Tara Dakides, snowboarding, and being a kook on the mountain

55:00:  Surfing in nasty water and a huge 2001 that ends with 9/11

61:00:  Experimenting with different kinds of boards , what he’s riding now and fitness DVD’s 

67:00:  His last year on tour, Saint Archer, Villager Goods

72:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Adam Rode of Product Of The North

Apr 23, 2018

Scot Chrisman grew up with the dream of a pro skier and it never happened.  He was close as a racer, then competed for a few years and nothing really materialized.  Along the way there was drugs, alcohol, legal issues but things worked themselves out and today, Scot is an aspiring entrepreneur with his hands in just about everything.  He’s of interest to me for one reason in particular, he has a podcast that went from zero to number 1 on itunes and I wanted to find out who he is and how he did it.

Scot Chrisman Show Notes

2:00:  His recent injury

5:00:  Growing up, getting kicked out of school and ski racing

12:45: Experiencing death for the first two times at 13

23:50    Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)

RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

The 10 Barrel Brewery

26:15:  Realizing he wasn’t going to make the US Team, was he a punk kid, realizing what kind of skiing he was all about though watching ski movies and peeing on public transportation

36:00:  Drugs and Après

48:23:  Anger, arrest, and a bad year

55:31:  Scot and his business  ventures and his podcast The Athletic Stance

66:00:   Inappropriate Questions with Alex Kaufman, The Wintery  Mix Podcast

 

 

Apr 16, 2018

Mike Wilson is an athlete with elite ability and you can say he "made it" in the world of action sports.  You can also say that Mike didn’t achieve his full potential. Mike has always marched to the beat of his own drummer and while some athletes choose to  be team players, Mike was more of a lone wolf.  People thought he was a loose cannon and maybe he is. On the podcast Mike tells his story and he has no filter.

Mike Wilson Show Notes

2:00:  What has Mike been up to lately

6:30:  Growing up in Vermont and School  

13:00:  Sponsorship at 11 years old

17:00:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout) and RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

18:30:  Trampoline’s and Mike Nick

24:00:  Superpark, getting 13 sponsors  at 13 and who he was as a teen pro skier

33:24:  The Switch 10 and inventing the double 10,  The Wilson Flip and why he stopped competing

44:00:  10 Barrel Brewery

45:00:  Rory Bushfield, Riley Poor and Kris Ostness

52:00:  Having a lot of different sponsors and why he didn’t get bigger

60:00:  Creating viral videos

64:00:  BASE  jumping after 1 tandem skydive and getting kicked off Squaw

69:00:  Three close calls in BASE

82:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Sean Decker

Mike Wilson Undershoot

Mike Wilson Double Back

Mike Wilson Chad’s Gap

Mike Wilson Quad Backflips

Mike Wilson Stept Close Call

Apr 9, 2018

Josh Brown’s life has been an open book to the public from the time he moved to Foyil, OK (Pop 236) when he was a tween.  The publicity used to be a good thing that brought women, fortune and fame to a small-town kid who achieved a dream that alludes 99.5 percent of all kids, playing in an NFL Game.  Eventually, the publicity turned bad, domestic violence, divorce, and a virtual blackball by NFL teams.  Hear what Josh has to say about his meteoric rise, crash and burn and putting the pieces back together

 Josh Brown Show Notes: 

2:00:  The NFL Kicking Combine

9:00:  Growing up in Tulsa

13:00:  Getting into sports and then moving to Foyil, OK ( pop 234)

17:50:  8-Man football and Dexter Manley

21:00:  What is the recruiting process like?  Anything crazy?

24:00:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout) and RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

25:50:  Nebraska Football

33:12:  The most memorable game of his college career and preparing for the pros

38:51:  The trouble he got into in college

44:00:  Getting drafted, the Seattle Seahawks, investments, loaning money, special treatment.

52:00:  10 Barrel Brewery

53:30:  The Super Bowl Year and the end of his time in Seattle

61:00:  Contracts in the NFL and meeting Molly and getting married

66:00:  Moving to St Louis and trouble with his marriage

71:00:  Being molested as a child

74:00:  Time in St Louis, getting cut, trying out for the Jets, more trouble at home and getting the call from the Bengals

85:00:  How does he get into the zone to kick and life as a giant

91:00:  More relationship issues

105:00:  The aftermath of domestic violence

110:00:  Inappropriate Questions with former Seahawk David Vobora

Apr 2, 2018

Matt Gerdes is not your typical adrenaline junkie.  This BASE Jumper founded Squirrel Wingsuits, an innovative and disruptive brand in the world of human flight and has jumped all over the world.  Like most professionals I speak with, Matt cut corners on his way to BASE Jumping and has not paid the price.  Hear the whole story on the podcast.

Matt Gerdes Show Notes

2:00:  Living in France and Squirrel Wingsuits

11:00:  Growing up in LA, sports, school and skiing

13:00:  Getting into skydiving and BASE jumping

19:00:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout) and RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

23:00:  The difference between ski and BASE and Wingsuits

31:00:  Starting a company

36:00:  Close calls

40:00:  10Barrel Brewery

41:00:  Competition 

44:00:  Squirrel buys Asylum and product development

50:  Inappropriate Questions - Matthias Giraud

Mar 26, 2018

Matthias Giraud aka Super Frenchie, is one of those passionate people who has way too much energy.  He’s also pro skier/BASE jumper  who travels the world creating insane videos for a living.  We talk getting into BASE jumping without proper experience, a lifetime of gnarly things, how his perspective on risk has changed over time and how he’s still alive after hitting a cliff at 70 MPH.  Hear the whole, crazy story on the podcast.

SHOW NOTES

2:00:  Skiing this year

4:00:  Growing up in France, liking Americans and boarding school.

6:00:  Losing his sister, a moment of clarity and skiing

18:00  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout) and RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

20:00:  Who is he in his teen years,  euro ski heroes , drinking at 16, and too much energy

27:00:  College, moving to America to continue education and sponsorship:  These are his sponsors 

31:00 Starting skydiving and getting into BASE jumping after 30 skydives, the viral Mount Hood jump and   McConkey

41:00: 10Barrel Brewery

42:00:  Our meeting and knowing he was going to make a career out of this.  Money and sponsors:  Thule,   Roxa, Superdry, Gopro, Humm, Leki, Bern, Black Crows, Dynafit  

45:00:  Ski BASE off the Eiger and the Matterhorn

56:00:  Viral videos, social media and the influence it has and wingsuits  Avalanche Video

60:00:  Getting pregnant and then having his Ski BASE accident and recovery

70:00:  Getting back into BASE Jumping and skiing

74:00:  Death

77:00:  Inappropriate Questions

Mar 19, 2018

Mikey LeBlanc is a legend in snowboarding .  He’s known for teeth breaking ollies, high consequence rails and riding just about everything during his 25+ year snowboard career.  His story starts in Maine and takes him on a tour of mountain towns as he navigates his way through the snowboard industry coming to find himself at the helm of one of the most stylish outerwear brands in the game.  Mikey’s story is one of heart, he worked his ass off to create some lucky breaks and then took full advantage of the opportunities he was provided.  He’s a cool dude and it’s a great story!

Mikey LeBlanc Show Notes

1:30:  What Mikey is up to now and is it Mike or Mikey

3:00:  Holden selling direct

9:35:  Growing up in Maine, skateboarding, snowboarding, sports, punk rock, metal and friends.

22:36:  The ski and snowboard rivalry

24:30:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout) and RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

26:30:  Moving to Colorado for CSU and snowboarding, community service and  then leaving and moving to Breckenridge to live out of his car.

34:19:  The solid snowboard days, the best times of his life, getting sponsored by Ride, Whitey, Mack Dawg and the formative things that happened for him

40:00:  Moving to Utah with Whitey, getting JP Walker on Forum and bringing back handrails

43:43:  Riding everything and specialization and contests in snowboarding

48:54:  10Barrel Brewery

50:00:  Money in snowboarding

54:00:  Breaking his neck and injuries

58:00:  Holden, Love/Hate, KidsKnow , Chris Miller, Jarden

70:00:  VideoGrass and the Ollie/celebration

77:00:  Inappropriate Questions

Mar 12, 2018

Murray Wais was a punk rock kid who left Seattle for a community college that put him in the mountains.  He fell in love with that life, became an instructor and then graduated to studying journalism at the University of Oregon.  Fast forward to being laid off by Microsoft,  he decided to work for free and follow his ski bum dreams.  He ended captured gold with a lot of hard work, some amazing skiers co-founder Steve Winter and what was to become Matchstick Productions.   Listen to Murray tell it how it is on the podcast.

Murray Wais Show Notes:

2:00:  Tradeshows combined and his history with the tradeshow

4:00:  Growing up in Seattle, Microsoft, Steve Winter, punk rock, sports

8:00:  The Ski Bus, snowboarding taking off and Warren Miller and ski movies

14:30: Community College in Wenatchee with Steve and Breckenridge, and University of Oregon

18:00:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout) and RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

19:30:  Getting laid off by Bill Gates, getting an internship at Powder Magazine and finding Steve Winter again

26:00:  Getting into making movies as Steve’s right hand man and how things have changed

32:22:  The helicopter crash

36:00:  Taking over in the field when Steve couldn’t go out, Gaffney, and rebranding as Matchstick Productions

40:00:  The personalities of the early movies  

47:17:   10Barrel Brewery and The Summit at Snoqualmie (use the code Powell18 to get pre-season pass prices)

49:10:   Athletes making money off the movies, distribution and getting into bikes (New World Disorder)

54:00:  Making Money

57:40:  MSP changing last year and the fan reaction

Mar 5, 2018

Olympic Judge Steele Spence has a storied history in the ski industry.  He was part of the second wave of new school skiers and one who had a knack for greasing the burliest of rails.  His urban game was top notch before most people knew that urban skiing was a thing.  When pro skiing wasn’t an option anymore, Steele moved in-house and designed skis and products for 4FRNT.  The life of a desk jockey was not for Steele and he quickly found himself in a new role, as a judge.  Countless events later, Steele is an Olympic judge and with judging comes criticism.  Listen to the podcast to hear Steel address everything around the scoring at the Olympic Games.  

STEELE SPENCE SHOW NOTES

2:00:  Just getting back from South Korea

4:00:  Growing up in Aspen

8:30:  Switching to pipe and slope and new school skiing

14:30:   Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout) and RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

16:00:  The Rip Curl event, partying and how things were back in the day

20:00:  Working with brands, money, and the X Games

25:00:  Filming, going to work for 4FRNT, and getting into judging

32:00:  10Barrel Brewery and The Summit at Snoqualmie (use the code Powell18 to get pre-season pass prices)

33:30:  All about judging and Olympic Judging:  Women’s slope, Elisabeth Swaney, general judging, ski slope and pipe judging.

70:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Roy Tuscany

Feb 18, 2018

Devin Logan is the youngest of 5 kids and was treated like a little brother by her two closest siblings, Sean and Chris.  Chasing her brothers around in between runs at contests and their general influence on her has given her the relaxed confidence that she uses to reach the podium at places like the Olympics….which she is about to do so tune in to watch Devin go for Gold in Slopestyle and Halfpipe in South Korea.

Devin Logan Show Notes:

2:14:  Coming up to Windell’s Camp and the perks of being an Olympic Silver Medalist

4:00:  Growing up in Long Island, family, travel and getting into contests

7:00:  Moving to VT, going to Mt Snow Academy, and brothers

11:15:  Being the best at sports and seeing her brother move to Mammoth

15:00:  Comps

18:00:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout) and RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

19:30:  Getting into partying and the influence of her bothers and breaking the law

25:00: Contest mentality, getting hurt in France and Maddie Bowman

29:00: Sponsors: TNF, US Freeskiing, Monster Energy,

33:00:  Hurting her knee, skiing at 10 months to get ready for the Olympics

36:00: Backcountry is in her future and tats gone wrong

38:30:  10Barrel Brewery and The Summit at Snoqualmie (use the code Powell18 to get pre-season pass prices)

40:15:  2012 and on to Sochi and finding her boyfriend

47:00:  Getting dropped by Armada and other post-Olympic happenings   

54:00:  The 2018 Winter Olympic lead up

62:00:  Inappropriate Questions

Feb 18, 2018

David Wise is the most decorated halfpipe skier of all-time.  Going into the Olympic Games, he is on fire and is everyone’s favorite to win back to back gold medals.  He’s a likable 27 year old going on 40.  He has a wife, 2 kids, and likes to spend a lot of time alone in the woods bowhunting.  In a world of rock stars, he’s a man of faith with nothing to prove to anyone other than himself.  We talk life, getting dropped from 4FRNT and more on the podcast

David Wise Show Notes

2:20:   What is David up to one month before the Olympic Games and addictions (bow hunting and skiing)

10:30:   Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout) and RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack) 12:00:  What is Reno all about

14:58:  Getting into skiing

16:21:  The story behind his sisters and the 10% rule www.oneleguponlife.org

20:00:  Wanting to try snowboarding once he mastered skiing, joining the freestyle team while on the race team and then quitting racing…..and other sports

26:00:  Who was he in high school, travel and competing early on

30:00:  Meeting Matt Sterbenz and working with 4FRNT and then getting dropped

36:00:  Money and who pays him Visa, Monster, First Light, Zipline Poles, LuluLemon

38:00:  There is nothing harder than competition skiing

41:00:  Injury and the dark era of David’s life...

43:00:  10Barrel Brewery and The Summit at Snoqualmie (use the code Powell18 to get pre-season pass prices)

44:45:  Coming back from injury and starting to win

49:00:  What’s more important, X-Games or Olympics? His thoughts on the FIS, contests, and sales

59:45:  Having faith and if that helps or hurts him 

64:00:  Sochi Olympics, winning the gold and the aftermath

72 :00:  Setting the world record on a hip

71:00:  Behind the post Olympic struggle

79:30:  What else does he have to prove?

Feb 12, 2018

Brita Sigourney has spent most of her ski career in two places:  Standing on the podium and laying in a hospital bed.  She’s going into the Olympics with a clean bill of health and the some of the best results she’s ever had as a professional skier.  On the podcast Brita and I talk about her whole life and focus on the multitude of injuries she has experienced over the past 8 years, coming back to podiums each time and more.  It’s another good one!

Brita Sigourney Show Notes:

2:54:  Big year for Brita

4:00:  Growing up in Carmel California, sports, school and getting into skiing

12:00:  Competing in every discipline as a skier

14:40:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout) and RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

16:15:  When does she decide to specialize in pipe and what is the up and coming contest scene like?

19:30:  Should she go to college?  How do her parents feel about that?  Hell Week for college water polo

22:09:  Injuries, injuries, and partying

30:57:  Focusing on pipe at Junior Worlds and X-Games

34:50:  10Barrel Brewery and The Summit at Snoqualmie (use the code Powell18 to get pre-season pass prices)

36:20:  Getting on K2 and other sponsors :  Holden, Coal, Pow, Monster and Giro.  

42:36:  A bunch of wins and Injuries and injuries and more injuries and a lot of comebacks

49:30:  Test event in Sochi and an injury, telling her sponsors about injuries and money

57:19:  Getting ready to qualify for the Sochi Olympics, getting hurt before the games and the Olympic experience

63:00:  Being injury free, having a lot of success and competing with Maddie Bowman

65:00:  What is next for Brita?

67:00:  Inappropriate Questions

Feb 4, 2018

Torin Yater-Wallace had to overcome more challenges than anyone I’ve talked to.  From growing up with a dad in prison, to moving countess times as a kid, to injuries, to a sickness that became so bad that he was medically paralyzed for 10 days.  Through all of this, Torin had skiing and all his dreams revolved around becoming a professional.  With all the cards stacked against him, Torin never quit or felt sorry for himself and made his dreams happen.  The funny thing is, listening to the podcast, it doesn’t even sound like he likes halfpipe skiing.

Torin Yater-Wallace  Show Notes: 

2:34:  Qualifying for the 2018 Olympics

7:50:  What is going on with his foot and does he think about the future

12:00:  Video parts and halfpipe skiers

16:00:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout) and RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)

17:30:  Born and raised in Basalt Colorado and talking about his dad going away to prison.

22:57:  Growing up in the Aspen Valley and chasing the dream of becoming a pro skier with his mom.

28:00:  Gatorade Free Flow Tour and making a name for himself

30:00:  Armada fake recruiting trip

34:04:  Getting connected with Target, his first X-Games and his sponsors Red Bull, Armada, Giro, Toyota , DaKine, Look Bindings, Aspen Snowmass , Comcast/Xfinity and Smuckers

38:50:  How much can he make as a skier in his best year?

41:45:  10Barrel Brewery and The Summit at Snoqualmie (use the code Powell18 to get pre-season pass prices)

43:00:  He’s a normal kid, did his life feel like a rollercoaster and the whole dry needle collapsed lung saga

50:00:  Back To Life Movie A must see documentary (produced by Clayton Vila) about Torin, and his mom’s cancer diagnosis

55:43:  His Olympic experience and partying

59:00:  The worst case of strep throat in the history of Olympic Pipe skiers

Jan 29, 2018

Tim Pogue is a visionary in the world of action sports, specifically the world of snow.  When this 10 year non-alum of University of Minnesota, he also happened to be a sponsored windsurfer, moved west is his VW bus, the last place anyone would expect him to land was taking classes at Harvard or on Wall Street. Tim’s life has been the one of dreams for the action sports marketer turned executive and he maps out his long strange trip on the podcast.

Tim Pogue Show Notes:

2:00:  Pre-trade show chaos and the combination of the trade show

3:30:  Mizu and what he does as CEO

7:00:  Growing up in Minnesota, getting into skiing

10:00:   Getting kicked out of high school and 10 years of college

16:00:  Windsurfing, snowboarding, heading out west and following The Dead.

19:00:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout) and RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack) 

20:30:  Getting a job with Kemper Snowboards

25:00:  Burton Snowboards

32:22:  The rise and fall of Ride Snowboards

40:00:  10Barrel Brewery and The Summit at Snoqualmie (use the code Powell18 to get pre-season pass prices)

41:30:  Taking classes at Harvard and more Ride

49:00:  Nixon and starting Faction

54:03:  House of Marley and Tapout 

Jan 21, 2018

There was a time when Axl Rose left his small town in Indiana as there was nothing left for him there.  To make it, he needed to move west where he would surround himself with other, likeminded people.  While Nick Goepper is no Axl Rose, his story is the same.  He started honing his craft in the Hoosier state, moved west to Windells Academy and found more success than he ever dreamed of.  Like Axl, Nick learned that with success comes problems.  While Nick didn’t alienate his fans and get fat, he did uncover some real issues that we talk about in the podcast.

 

Nick Goepper Show Notes:

1:44:  The Olympic facility and what it offers

4:09:  Christmas at the Goeppers and life starting in Indiana

8:11:  Being the oldest in the family and sports

13:25:  Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout) and RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack) 

15:00:  Rollerblading, skateboarding and trampolines

18:00:  Getting into skiing at Perfect North

21:07:  The recession and having to work for himself to keep the ski dream alive

26:42:  Backyard set ups

28:00:  Who is he in High School and competing against Chris Laker

32:00:  Keeping the dream alive with a full scholarship to Windell’ s Academy  

40:30: 10Barrel Brewery and The Summit at Snoqualmie (use the code Powell18 to get pre-season pass prices)

42:25:  Does he ski powder, tricks that were career changing, and first X-Games

47:00:  His ski lifestyle.  Does he care if other people like him?

52:15:  Crushing it at contests and heading into the Olympics with a broken hand, skiing without poles, and hearing about it on the internet.

58:40:  Is he pissed about 3rd place in the Olympics

61:00:  What does it take to qualify for South Korea

63:00:  Throwing rocks at cars and Nick’s downward summertime spiral into alcohol and depression

74:00: What will he do after skiing and what can he make in a good year?

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