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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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Mar 28, 2022

Part 2 of Jimbo Morgan’s life and times start with a trip to the Albertville Olympics in 1992. While this should have been the best day of Jimbo’s life, we talk about the good friend that died in his arms that day and how it impacted him. We then talk about the end of filming speed skiing with Plake and Stump, pioneering bungee jumping, inventing skiercross, and getting sponsored as a skier, telemark skier, and snowboarder. We also cover founding the Factory Team and how Powder Magazine set the sport of skiing back a decade by being close-minded. Brad Holmes asks the Inappropriate Questions

Jimbo Morgan - Part 2 Show Notes:

3:30:  US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, sticking out in France, and sponsors

15:00:  The burnt French flag story, making the US Team,  

20:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off sitewide 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:  Excitement around speed skiing, having a friend die in his arms hours before the Olympic Final and his Olympic tattoo

34:00:  His Olympic experience, breaking glasses, filming for Greg Stump’s Groove Requiem, and the end of speed skiing

40:00:  Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

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

45:00:  Managing Fungus, knowing musicians through Joel from Sessions, and bungee jumping

48:00:  Testing snowboards with K2, getting sponsored for three sports by K2 while drunk at a trade show, stealing the concept of boardercross for skiers, and creating Lord of the Boards

54:00:  Why is Jimbo known as X in EXP Productions, the players of Lord of the Boards, launching the Poacher with Holmes, Kreitler, and Terje in Japan, and fire extinguishers in Japan

60:00:  The creation of the K2 Factory Team, did Seth shop at Hot Topic, new sponsors, who was the first person to grab their skis, and how did Powder Magazine set skiing back seven years

86:00: Inappropriate Questions with Brad Holmes

Mar 21, 2022

Jimbo Morgan is arguably one of the most talented athletes to come out of the snow space; he’s also a total badass. From being an Olympian to pioneering bungee jumping to being a sponsored skier, telemark skier, and snowboarder, Jimbo has always been at the top of his game. He does things his way, always telling it like is...whether you like it or not. This is a do not miss podcast with a living legend

Jimbo Morgan Show Notes:

3:30:  Cancer and nerve issues, XC Skiing, and Tomahawk

14:00:  Growing up in Sacramento and Loomis, skiing, skateboarding, Tennis and Golf, and divorce

21:30:  Stanley: Get 30% off sitewide 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

24:00:  Rebelling, Skateboarding, Dazed and Confused, and Dyslexia/Agoraphobic,  

32:00:  Skiing with badasses, snowboarding, Mike Chantry’s ramp, and Farmer and Hetzel stories

43:00:  Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

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

45:00:  Palmer, what did skiing look like culturally, finding speed skiing, and localism

52:00: Wanting to go fast, Steve McKinney taking him under his wing, and Steve changing the direction of Jimbo’s life

61:00:  Hopeful for an Olympic opportunity, training with Steve for the Olympics at Slide Mountain, unique things about speed skiing and Michael Skakel

75:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Dale Womack

Mar 14, 2022

Jenny Taylor has done everything in the ski industry. She started at the bottom in customer service and worked her way to her current role of VP of Marketing for Salomon. On the podcast, we talk about breaking the glass ceiling, managing some of the best athletes in the world, letting them go, and much more. It’s another incredible business episode.

Jenny Taylor Show Notes:

3:30:  Managing athletes, earning respect, being a woman in the old boys club, women’s product, and being the “Salo-Mom.”

10:00:  Growing up in PA, Summer Camp, sports, not liking HS, snowboarding, and working for Inca Snowboards

15:00:  UVM, NZ, CS at Dakine, events, and Cliff Bar

20:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off sitewide 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

24:00:  Managing people, Salomon, her teams, Jib Academy, and parents,

31:00:  Losing athletes, dropping them and having a job that is and having a job that is your hobby

39:00:  Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

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

41:00:  The BBR, product, the French, the Chinese, and speaking everyone’s language 

49:00:  Marketing Manager, Trade Marketing, Brand Manager, Brand Director, and VP of Marketing

56:30:  Inappropriate Questions with Mike Rogge

Mar 7, 2022

Bill Marolt is not only a ski visionary, but he’s also a living legend known for his Olympic-level ski career, NCAA Championships, and US Ski and Snowboard Teams. When Bill proclaimed that the USA would be the best ski team in the world, the world thought he was crazy, but Bill achieved that goal and many more throughout his career. On the podcast, we talk about the 2022 Olympics, the other games he was a part of and an athlete, coach, and CEO, his NCAA Football Title at the University of Colorado, and much more. It’s an hour with a Hall of Fame member who has had a huge impact on the sports we love

Bill Marolt Show Notes:

3:30:  The 2022 Olympics, the IOC, FIS, China and Russia, the Mikaela story, and the lack of focus on Park and Pipe

15:30:  Aspen in the ’40s and ‘50’s, skiing, HS racing on the national level, and was there sponsorship back then   

21:30: Stanley:  Get 30% off sitewide 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

24:00:  Billy Kid, Jimmie Heuga, and more, College racing at Colorado “The American Way,” and the legendary US Team he was part of and who was the most famous

30:00:  His Olympic experience, maintaining amateur status, and getting a job at the University of Colorado coaching the ski team at a young age

36:00:  Winning eight consecutive NCAA Championships, what defines his leadership style, his 10-year philosophy,  leaving Colorado to coach the US Ski Team, and Bill Johnson wins the Downhill

42:00:  Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

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

44:30:  The politics of the team and how it impacts athletes, leaving the US Ski team for the Athletic Director job at the University of Colorado, and learning the business of sports 

51:30:  His famous contract extension for his losing football coach, the risk pays off with a national championship, and more on leadership   

59:00:  Leaving Colorado for the US Ski Team and its CEO position, having athletes like Daron Rahlves, Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso

64:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Luke Bodensteiner

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