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The Powell Movement Action Sports Podcast

This podcast is creating a living history of action sports on a weekly basis. Think ski, snowboard, skate, bike, behind the scenes players, musicians, and more.... It has all the players and gets you the details you won't find anywhere else.
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Now displaying: October, 2021
Oct 25, 2021

Seth Wescott has roots that go back to the 80’s in snowboarding, which means he’s old, but being that he’s won the past two Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom events, he’s now beating his peers and the ids out there…and that’s something he’s done his whole life.  From his CVA roots to Western State, the US Team, to the World Cup, to the Olympics, to riding in the big mountains, Seth has dominated everything but the X- Games and we talk about his storied, double Olympic Gold Medal career, head injuries and more on the podcast.

Seth Wescott Show Notes:

3:30:  The Burton US Open and Baker Banked Slalom

11:00:  Growing up around college athletics, getting into snow, and snowboarding,

15:00:  CVA weekend program, nationals, Western State, and how he was able to ski through school

25:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

Peter Glenn Ski and Sports: Over 60 years of getting you out there

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

27:30:  Dropping out of school, a podium at his first event, halfpipe in the 98 Olympics and not making that team

34:00:  Specializing in boardercross, Alaska, and Kip Garre

41:30:  Dragon:  Their glasses FLOAT, use the code Powell15 to save 15%

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better

44:00:  X Games Silver, getting on to the Olympic Team early, what he did for the lead up to Torino, and video review

55:00:  What do you think about when you win gold, what happens when you win, and losing a friend on course and calling it on the season

65:00:  Fast forwarding through medal, the link between depression and head injuries, and living for others

75:00: Inappropriate Questions with Mark Fawcett

Oct 18, 2021

If everything is based on talent, Lucas Wachs should be a household name in skiing. But in today’s world of professional skiing, talent is expected and for better or worse, self-promotion determines how far a pro will get to some extent.  Lucas Wachs is one of those guys who isn’t comfortable promoting himself, he lets his skiing do the talking and its afforded him a 12-year career.  While Lucas doesn’t make noise about his skiing, he’s the guy the other skiers are talking about and snowboarders recognize his talent too, including Max Warbington who asks the Inappropriate Questions.

Lucas Wachs Show Notes:

3:00:  His pro model ski, treatment by Lib Tech, and his dad skiing with Scot Schmidt, and Doug Coombs

11:00:  The Warbington brothers, snowboarding, being good at everything, and contests

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

Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there

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

22:30:  What he looked like, Salomon, park rat days, the expense of contests and Pete Alport

30:00:  Poor Boyz Productions, Nimbus, the fork in the road, 4bi9, and getting on Lib

41:00:  Dragon:  Their glasses FLOAT, use the code Powell15 to save 15%

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

Elan Skis:  Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better

43:30:  Sponsors, his first big trip with Benchetler and Igucci, manual labor, agents and energy drinks

51:00:  10 Barrel, filming with huge names, breaking gear, winning a Powder Award for his part in Level 1’s “Romance”, his first trip to Europe in 2020, and MSP

63:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Max Warbington

Oct 11, 2021

Mike Arzt has been behind the scenes in the snowboard industry since he was 16 years old.  He's been a shop grunt, salesman, buyer, Burton factory store employee, RED Sales and Marketing guy, athlete tech, Blue Torch Snow Director, Airwalk employee, freelancer and eventually, entrepreneur.  He’s done everything and you’ve for sure seen some of his work….  Between the Red Bull Cold Rush like events, marketing and branding projects, Arzt has been humbly behind some game changing marketing.

Mike Arzt Show Notes:

3:00:  Silverton takeover, a love for snow early, and curated luck

10:00:  Ryan’s Ski Shop, being the snowboard guy, working with the Bruton Rep, and his first tradeshow

14:00:  Going to NZ after High School, setting goals of UVM and Burton and making both happen

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

Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there

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

23:00:  RED Helmets, corporate presentations, money, being replaced and then getting the dream Burton job

30:00:  Olympics, leaving Burton for Blue Torch, and Airwalk

40:00:  Dragon:  Their glasses FLOAT, use the code Powell15 to save 15%

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

Elan Skis:  They will make you a better skier...no bs

42:15:  T-Bag, the end of Airwalk, Head Snowboards, and Helly Hansen

52:00:  The Public Works, Battery 621, and the pandemic

63:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Steve “Stix” Nilsen

Oct 4, 2021

While Corey Smith is the mastermind behind the shape changing snowboard brand Spring Break Snowboards, it’s not snowboarding that defines him.  Corey is an artist first and foremost and he’s responsible for creating religions, spoof snowboard brands and some of the most popular snowboard graphics of the past decade.  If that’s not enough, he was a also a pro rider who played in bands and lived the rockstar life…..  This all makes for a great podcast.

Corey Smith Show Notes:

3:00:  The Church of Quantum Interconnectedness, no rules at home, and art

8:00:  Snowboarding at 16, Summer at Hood, and aspirations of being pro

14:00:  Neoproto days, his image, his riding style, and being ahead of his time

20:15: Dragon:  Their glasses FLOAT, use the code Powell15 to save 15% 

Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:  Over 60 years of getting you out there

Elan Skis:  Find out why those who "know" are talking about Elan

22:30:  Money, going through boards, making ends meet, Capita, and pushing the limits with graphics

28:00:  Video part involvement, brands, riders he respects, and Love/Hate

34:00:  College, bands Moving to LA, Ambiguous, and Commune

38:45: Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

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

40:45:  The Commune Movie, moving to Tahoe to get back to snowboarding, and founding Spring Break

45:00:  Getting ripped off by the big brands, partnering with Capita, and the best of both worlds for him

51:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Sean Tedore

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