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Now displaying: June, 2020
Jun 29, 2020

Kathryn Smith is the Global Brand Director at Skullcandy. Her resume is one that most people would be jealous of, but like everyone with a great title, a lot of hard work was put in to get Kathryn to her position today.  On the podcast we talk about growing up in North Carolina, ski bumming, getting gigs, losing them, and a whole lot more.  It’s the first business episode I’ve had in a while and it’s great!

Kathryn Smith Show Notes:

3:00:  Not doing podcasts or washing her hands

8:00:  Blowing Rock, identical twin, and skiing

12:00:  Soccer, France, and HS

16:00:  College and Steamboat

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

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

22:45:  Moving to DC, SIA and trade shows

31:00:  Jordan Judd, Atomic, and being a distributer

36:00:  Powder Week, Amer re-shuffles the deck

41:15:  Amer re-shuffles the deck again and she’s out

45:00:  Skullcandy, stock, and titles

57:00:  Inappropriate Questions

Jun 22, 2020

Brad Holmes is one of the last great personalities in the sport of skiing.  Attitude, ego, style sense of humor—These are some of the things that made Brad stand out.  But his real talent was skiing and on the podcast we talk about “Daddy Rad” and his unique childhood, dominating the world of moguls, becoming the youngest person ever to make the US Ski Team, Plake, Freeze, K2, MSP, and so much more.  Do not miss this one.

Brad Holmes Show Notes:

3:00:  The Virus, skiing and Daddy Rad

7:00:  Utah, freestyle, and scholarship in California

12:00:  Punk rock, moguls, aerials and ballet

16:00:  Bobby Burns, influences, and Palmer  

20:15:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

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

22:00:  Getting on the US Team, Tanya Harding, and Olympics

27:00:  Bud Pro Mogul Tour, money, and the end of moguls

35:00:  Natural Born Skier,  Freeze Magazine, and Ask Brad

40:15:  10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

41:15:  K2, The Outlaw, and MSP

47:00:  Tours, leaving K2, and making his own movies  

57:30:  Inappropriate Questions with Glen Plake

Jun 15, 2020

Chris Grenier is part of a legendary East Coast snowboard crew that includes Scott Stevens, Austen Granger and Chris Beresford.  He pretty much raised himself at Mt Snow Academy, where he met the crew as a young stoner who had a unique style.  Fast forward 20 years and he’s been a pro snowboarder that’s ended video parts, had signature models and X Games Gold.  He had his problems… but they never impacted his pro career and now, he’s sober and killing it.  We talk about it all….

Chris Grenier Show Notes:

3:00:  Sports, dysfunctional childhood and hockey

8:00:  Skateboarding, snowboarding, High School

12:00:  Mt Snow Academy, having his own place at 15, selling weed and meeting Scott Stevens

15:00:  Style, Hood and Academy Snowboards

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

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

22:15:  What happens with school, Utah SFK and eS Game of Skate

29:00:  Keep Talking, Salomon, Get Real

35:00:  LRG, who was he back then, partying

39:15:  10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

40:15:  May Day, X Games and concussions

52:00:  Money, creating a dream property, going sober and The Bomb Hole

74:00:  Inappropriate Questions with E-Stone

Jun 8, 2020

This week I chat with Brian Park form Pinkbike. Pinkbike sets the benchmark for what action sports websites should be. They are a hub that creates amazing content and serves as a sounding board for mountain biking.  On the podcast we talk about the site, the numbers, Brian’s life and times and a look at the Grim Donut. It’s a different type of episode and really interesting.

Pinkbike Show Notes:

3:00:  Babies, comments on Pinkbike and user profiles

8:00:  Numbers, sponsored content and  working with brands 

14:00:  Site in the 90’s and the impact of the virus on the bike world 

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

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

21:30:  Increase in traffic, DTC,  who’s screwed, insurance and events

35:00:  Who is Brian Park:  Kites, bike shops and working for Rocky Mountain  

42:30:  10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

43:35:  The Grim Donut Project:  Building your own bike with your own specs and your own dollars

58:00:  Inappropriate Questions

Jun 1, 2020

James Woods is an X Games gold medalist that hails from England.  Let that sit in for a second.  Growing up in Sheffield, , Woodsy, as he’s known, learned how to shred on carpets that resembled tooth brushes more than they did snow…That never slowed him down as he’s proved himself on every level of the sport and has had an impressive career.  This is a fun one with one of the only personalities in contest skiing today.  

James “Woodsy” Woods Show Notes:

3:00:  Injury, working out and being the best he can be

11:00:  Sheffield, finding skiing in the newspaper, and dry slopes   

15:00:  Parental support and the British scene 

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

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

23:00:  Who he looked up to, British World Championships and Pat Sharples

29:00:  Momentum Camp, London Freeze, Breckenridge, and being a social loner

37:00:  X-Games in Tignes        

40:00:  10 Barrel Brewery:  Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

41:00:  X Games Aspen, Sponsors, and money and losing it to a corrupt agent

50:00:  Sochi Olympics, The British Team and hurt in practice

57:00:  Celebrity, X Games Gold, and triples

64:00:  4th at the Olympics and Gus Kenworthy  

74:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Paddy Graham

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