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May 27, 2019

Cesar Mora was born to become a professional soccer player and he was on track to make that happen.  He moved from Australia to Spain and began training with Rayo Vallencano before visa issues forced him out of Spain. When he returned to Australia, he worked at a skateboard shop, found rollerblading, and within two years, was on top of the sport.  He dominated vert from 95 to 99 and then he broke his arm.  While Cesar continued to compete, he was never the same.  It’s an interesting story with one of the best.

Cesar Mora Show Notes:

1:30:  Meeting each other and growing up in Australia

5:00:  Finding soccer, soccer gets serious, and training with Roye Vaccanno in Spain

12:00:  Moving back to Australia, school, and working at a skate shop

16:00:  Skating and being strong  

 19:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

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21:30:  The Extreme Games, the first US Trip, and sponsors

32:30:  Being professional, The Offspring ordeal at the MTV Festival, and the first 1080

41:15:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

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

42:45:  The K2 days, random injuries, and his arm

53:00:  Budget cuts, my observations, and the how things end with sponsors/skating

63:00:  Does his money hold out, what is he up to now? 

64:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Blake Dennis

May 20, 2019

Joel Gomez opened the first snowboard shop in the US when Sessions opened it's doors in Sunnyvale, CA in 1983.  The shop spawned an outerwear line, a record label, and the careers of some of the most influential athletes in the action sports space.  On the podcast he takes us through the history of Sessions, the legendary talent that happens to be his friends and what he is up to now.  The show closes out with some 'Inappropriate Questions' with Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament.  

Joel Gomez Show Notes:

1:30:  Putting on his first show with Willie Nelson

3:30:  Moving a lot and younger life, becoming a product of Santa Cruz,  and sports

6:00:  Image, skateboarding, and college

9:30:  Music, Caballero shows him snowboarding, and Tom Simms

17 :00:  Starting Sessions Snowboard Shop, raising money for the shop, and

20:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

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23:00: Working at Sears, growing the shop, and mail order

28:00:  Maximizing dollars, Sessions Clothing happens, and athletes

35:00:  Getting heat for putting skiers on Sessions, 

38:15:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

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

39:45:  Sessions records, Sessions firsts, and athlete loyalty

46:00:  The financial crisis force forces with Samsung, getting out of that deal, and selling Sessions

53:00 :  Inappropriate Questions with Jeff Ament

May 13, 2019

Graham Agassiz is way more laid back than you would expect for a mountain biker who looks forward to putting his life on the line at Rampage each year.  He’s one of the best, who rides with a signature, loose style that really shines in a big mountain setting.  On the podcast, we talk about leaving Kona, the influence of moto and snowboarding, getting bullied, rampage, and injuries.  Aggy is one of those dudes that lives to have fun and that always makes for a great podcast. 

Graham Agassiz Show Notes:

1:15:  From Kona to Evil

11:00:  Growing up in Kamloops, RAD, and getting bullied

17:20:  Sun Peaks, quitting basketball, and moto influence

21:15:  Stanley:  Get 30% (limited time only) off site wide with the code Stanley30

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

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23:30:   BMX, being judged, and getting his first mountain bike

28:00:  Mountain biking, winning a comp at Sun Peaks and quitting racing

36:00:  Snowboarding influence, New World Disorder, and riding out of his comfort zone

41:30:  Sponsorship, money and comparing him to other athletes 

34 :00:  Taking a year off after high school, and 2008 the year that defines his career

43:15:  Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

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

44:40:  Comparing him to skiers and snowboarders and signature products

49:00:  Breaking his neck, Ashes to Agassiz, and demons

58:00:  2015 Rampage, 2016 Rampage crash and scary aftermath

65:00:  Pulling out early and Rampage being the Pinnacle

66:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Derek Westerlund

May 6, 2019

Superpark is the signature event of Snowboarder Magazine.  For the past 22 years, Snowboarder has created an event that showcases the talents of some of the best snowboarders on the planet sessioning insane park features, built by world class terrain park crews.  It’s the end of the season celebration that is about having a good time in the name of progression.  The risk factor is through the roof and the action is non-stop.  This week I take you behind the scenes at Superpark 22.

Superpark 22 Show Notes: 

1:40:  Superpark at Crystal Mountain, and Crystal’s history with snowboarding

7:07:  Russell Winfield on Crystal

8:00:  Maxx Von Marbaud on Crystal

9:00  : Brianna Stoutenberg, Crystal Mountain Marketing

12:00:  History of Superpark

15:30:  Stanley:  Get 20% off site wide with the code Stanley20

Evo:  The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

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17:15:  Getting to Crystal and talking to the terrain park crews (Carinthia, Seven Springs, and Diamond Peak)

27:00:  Morgan the super-local and Sam Klein

30:00:  Day 3:  Mike Yoshida, Valentino, Valentino’s Dad, and Hana Beaman

39:30: Spy Optic:  Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

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

41:00:  Justin from snowboarder on the 4am shoot, injuries, and Windham Miller

46:00:  Women at the event, Josh Rosen, and Peter Line

50:00:  Pat Bridges

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