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Now displaying: March, 2020
Mar 30, 2020

Vincent Gagnier is the last in the line of the Gagnier Brothers.  While hos older brothers helped shape the early days of freeskiing, Vinni is doing that now.  On the podcast we talk about his talented family, being a grom with access, what he thinks of judging, the future of skiing, and a whole lot more.  We close it out with “Inappropriate Questions” asked by Olympic Gold Medalist, Joss Christensen.

Vincent Gagnier Show Notes:

5:00:  Corona Virus, brothers and sisters, and family business

10:00:  Other sports, getting into skiing and Antoine

15:00:  Charles, judging, and real ski winner

12:00:  High School, dropping out of college and sponsors

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

Evo:  Get 20% off branded product with the code Powell20

686 Technical Apparel:  The best outerwear in the world

23:00:  School in Utah, coaching, and his English

28:00:  Sponsors, money, and contests

31:00:  Breaking his back, coming back to win X Games, and ACL #1 

40:00:  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

41:45:  Coming back from injury,  ACL #2 and fear

45:00:  The Olympics, the state of the sport and filming

49:00:  Slvsh, internet comments and pro sports

82:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Joss Christensen

Mar 23, 2020

Keir Dillon was a fixture on the snowboard scene for over a decade.  You saw him in halfpipes, on podiums, on the mic and traveling the world with his “Frends” crew.  There is so much to Keir’s story and on the podcast we talk about a lot of snowboard success,  the letdown of not making the Olympics, starting a snowboard technology business with friends, taking that company and making it a brand that focuses on women, how the friends reacted to that, why he had to sell the business, drugs, and a lot more.  It’s a good one

Keir Dillon Show Notes:

2:00:  ADD, the Poconos, and family

7:00:  Vert ramp in the backyard, starting  snowboarding, and Nationals

12:00:  High School, dropping out of college and sponsors

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

686 Technical Apparel:  The best outerwear in the world

23:30:  Breaking up with sponsors, Jake Burton, and pro living at home

29:00:  Traveling, friends before frends, and lifestyle and drugs

34:00:  Race, Religion, and not making the Olympic team

48:30:  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

50:15:  Frends Crew, creating a product, being the CEO and manufacturing headaches

64:00:  Changing the company to a women’s fashion brand and what do the frends think?

70:00:  Shark Tank, getting sued, and losing frends

76:00:  Selling the brand, going through some stuff, what he’s up to now, and snowboarding again

82:00:  Inappropriate Questions  

Mar 16, 2020

Greg Stump has done it all; he spent time on 150 podiums during his ski career, shot with iconic filmmakers Dick Barrymore and Warren Miller, and then, decided to become a filmmaker himself.  This year, Greg Joins Dick and Warren in the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.  I’m willing to bet that Greg is now one of the more eccentric people in the Hall and his unique personality makes for an entertaining podcast that’s strange at times

Greg Stump Show Notes:

2:00:  What happened when I was at his house and growing up in Maine  and being a grom

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

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

686 Technical Apparel:  The best outerwear in the world

21:30:  Radio in High School, competing, ski camp

26:45:  Winning, and meeting and The Harry Leonard Ski Shows

32:00:  Dick Barrymore, Warren Miller, starting his own thing and meeting Plake

45:30:  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

47:15:  Blizzard of Ahhs, Lynn breaks her back, Plake comes to Chamonix

56:00:  Getting Glen back into the states, transitioning out of ski movies, and Hollywood

61:00:  Getting into The US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame

72:00:  Inappropriate Questions  

Mar 9, 2020

Matt Belzile is a professional snowboarder based in Whistler.  These days, most know Matt as one of the Manboys, Matt’s crew in Whistler that does everything together.  While Matt has found a comfortable home creating yearly video projects with the Manboys, he’s not new to the game at all, he’s been a paid professional for over 15 years and while there were the standard bumps in Matt’s snowboarding career, Matt has become one of the best pro’s at investing his money and making it work for him.  We talk about it all and it’s a good one. 

Matt Belzile Show Notes:

2:00:  Corona Virus, Ottawa, and skiing to snowboarding

7:30:  Local hero’s, quitting gymnastics, and going to college

13:00:  Whistler, Westbeach, and K2

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

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

686 Technical Apparel:  The best outerwear in the world

21:30:  Being Canadian, The Standard let down, and weird stuff with brands

29:00:  Money, going pro, investing, and Sean Pettit

35:30:   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

37:15:  Partying, Videograss, and Manboys

45:00:  His body, what’s next and sponsors

48:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Jody Wachniak

Mar 2, 2020

Julien Regnier is one of the founding fathers of new school skiing.   Before there were twin tips there were pockets of bump skiers wanting to get in the snowboard park and land backwards.  Julien was in that first group that all quit moguls to invent the sport, product, tricks and culture.  On the podcast, we talk about growing up in a ski family of champions, bump skiing, finding a new way to ski, founding Armada, getting fired from Armada, going to Black Crows and more…

Julien Regnier Show Notes:

2:00:  Drinking, his mom’s ski career, getting lost in the mountain

8:00:  The Sports School, mogul skiing, and Olympics  

15:00:  Who is new school first?

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

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

686 Technical Apparel:  The best outerwear in the world

22:30:  More Olympics, moguls weren’t ready, and quitting moguls

30:00:  Moving to Canada, Pow Air, starting Armada

38:30:  Early Success, business, and changes

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

43:30:  Trouble at Armada, getting fired, and money

51:30:  Black Crows and ski mountaineering

56:00:  Content changes, issues or escape, and getting bought and layoffs

48:00:  Editor in Chief, gnarly terrain, and being a woman

58:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Frank Raymond

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