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Now displaying: December, 2019
Dec 30, 2019

Chris Benchetler is a pro skier, an artist, a dad, husband, and one of the hardest working athletes out there.  Over the past 2 decades, Chris has built an amazing career that has a foundation built on style and flow.   On the podcast we talk about skiing, loss, collaborating with the Grateful Dead, and everything in between.  It’s a must listen episode. 

Chris Benchetler Show Notes:

2:00:  Mammoth, and feedback for me

9:00:  Re-edit starts:   Family, early days skiing, and Rory Silva

15:00:  Healthy lifestyle, and losing his father

21:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

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

23:00:  Injured at Parkasaurus, K2, Atomic, and  getting sponsors to help with projects

37:00:  2019 starts here:  Sponsors and the details behind how he gets money

44:00:  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

The Summit at Snoqualmie

46:30:  Having a child, Nimbus, and Skye Walker

61:00:  Intro to the Grateful Dead and healing his brain

70:00:  Being trusted with the Dead’s image, checks and balances, and the crew

76:00:  The making and challenges of making “Fire on the Mountain”

88:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Tyler Hamlet

Dec 23, 2019

Karl Fostvedt has been the skier that other pro skiers have been talking about for a few years now.  He brings a bouncy, playful style to the table that is refreshing,  but he hasn’t had the opportunity for mainstream media exposure until the inaugural King and Queen of Corbet’s contest.  Winning that event put Karl on the global map, then, getting onto K2 created the opportunity to film with MSP and in turn,  win a Powder Award.  The next few seasons are going to be huge for Karl, if he can pay for them…

Karl Fostvedt Show Notes:

2:00:  Powder Awards without a tooth, crossing the border, and Ketchum

8:00:  Flipping a coin to become a skier, getting into the program, and school

11:00:  Idols, lost in life, Colorado, and getting into Dew Tour the unconventional way

21:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

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

23:30:  Living through Detroit, and XXX   

22:00:  More school, Clown School, and halfpipe/contests

29:00:  The Olympics, picking between filming/competing, and distance running

35:00:  Poor Boyz Productions, SWAT Team called, and being expressive

38:30:  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

The Summit at Snoqualmie

40:30:  2017 The Endless Winter, King of Corbet’s, and Stray Dogs

54:00:  On3P, on to K2, and needing more sponsors

64:00:  MSP, asking for money, and first trip to AK and rescue   

75:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Collin Collins

Dec 16, 2019

LJ Strenio has been a fixture in the ski world for a decade.  He puts out multiple video parts every year, competed for a while, won an X-Games medal and is known for him destroying gnarly urban features.  While skiing is everything to LJ, it’s not his only passion.  Years after earning his first degree, LJ is back in school, studying computer science and currently employed by NASA.  Yes, that NASA.  It’s an awesome podcast

LJ Strenio Show Notes:

2:00:  Rollerblading and localism

5:00:  Growing up in PA and VT, X-Games, and nerdy stuff

12:15:  Waterville Academy, Young Gun, Open, and his career taking off

16:00:  Helmets and University of Utah

20:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

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

22:00:  More school, Clown School, and halfpipe/contests

29:00:  The Olympics, picking between filming/competing, and distance running

35:00:  Poor Boyz Productions, SWAT Team called, and being expressive

40:30:  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

Summit at Snoqualmie

43:10:  Going to Level 1, breaking his kneecap in Finland, and the long, painful aftermath

51:00:  The Traveling Circus, XXX work, and money

60:00:  Living in cars, X-Games Real Snow, staying relevant, and working for NASA

69:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Andy Parry

Dec 9, 2019

Sammy Luebke was a derelict child prodigy from Alaska who took the snowboard world by storm at a young age.  At 9, he was getting his first video clips, at 15, he was featured in Snowboarder Magazine, he learned from the best filming with Brain Farm, and then he got hurt.  When that happened, Sammy’s world changed.  He lost his first sponsor, had his first kid, and got married in his early 20’s.  With an uncertain future, Sammy hit the Freeride World Tour and proved that the first part of his career was no fluke.  This 3X FWT World Champion has gone through more than most snowboarders on his way to success. 

Sammy Luebke Show Notes:

2:00:  Current Status, email name and growing up in AK

6:00:  Snowboarding, Boarderline Camp, and JB Deuce

10:30:  Growing up fast, divorce and Tahoe culture shock

14:00:  Winning 5 USASA’s, Sponsors, and derelict kid  

20:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

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

22:00:  Money, Standard, The Constant Struggle, Travis Rice

30:00:  Attitude, The Storming, injury, and Masters Events

37:00:  Losing sponsors, having a kid, and worry

39:00:  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

The Summit At Snoqualmie

41:15: Are his days of being a pro over, the change in focus, and injury

59:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Patrick McCarthy

Dec 2, 2019

Greg hill is known for setting records; climbing 2 million vertical feet in one year, climbing 50k vertical feet in a day and the travel involved in record breaking created a huge carbon footprint.  That’s all in the past as Greg has radically changed his way of life, becoming Electric Greg, who’s all about electric and human powered adventures.  The podcast is a mix of goal crushing, deadly avalanches, and more.

Greg Hill Show Notes:

2:00:  Backcountry, growing up in Quebec, divorce, and losing  a finger

10:00:  Who is Greg in HS, College, and why he leaves school

13:00:  Rudy Beglinger, becoming the Human Lung, and finding his calling in the mountains

17:00:  Disaster during an avalanche class and experiencing death in the field for the first time

20:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

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

22:20:  The idea in 1999, tree planting, and Randonee

28:00:  50K Vert in 1 day, 1 million Vert in a year, 80 10K+ days and making a movie

31:00:  Going for 2 million, the details behind it, achieving his goal, and Salomon

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

The Summit At Snoqualmie

42:00:  The Manaslu Avalanche, more death in the mountains, and family reaction

50:00:  Becoming a certified guide and the Pakistan injury

56:00:  The beginning of Electric Greg, making the full-on switch, and starting POW in Canada

65:00:  The selfishness that goes along with being a skier and being Electric Greg

68:00:  Inappropriate Questions with  Jonathan Ellsworth and Mike Douglas

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