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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: July, 2022
Jul 25, 2022

Louie Zamora came from nothing to become one of his most influential inline skaters. He was a street skater whose video parts still hold up, a contest skater who podiumed at X and Gravity, an entrepreneur who was responsible for important brands, and a victim of the opioid crisis that's turning his life around. This podcast was a fun and heavy way to catch up with an old friend and relive his past. Eric Schrijn asks the Inappropriate Questions.

Louie Zamora Show Notes

3:30:  Revenge of the Nerds, LA life, being small, video games, and moving to San Diego

14:00:  Beach culture, inline skates, it's so natural, culture, proving himself to the Esco Zoo

15:30:  Product testing with Rollerblade, hammers, and injuries

21:00:  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:  Getting flowed Rollerblade skates, Randy Spizer, getting a contract from Rollerblade, and Senate

32:00:  His HS life, going to K2, and contests

40:00:  Rollerblade: Ski season may be over, but that feeling lasts all year with inline skating

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

42:00:  Being too cool for things, Gravity Games, X-Games, and a tour bus ending an era at K2

51:00:  Creating a skate brand on an airplane, not seeing eye to eye with Powerslide, and leaving skating for the first time

58:00:  Coming back to K2, creating a program together, our falling out and Orien Live

64:00:  Getting hit by a car, addiction and isolation, living on the streets, and getting life back together

60:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Eric Schrijn

Jul 18, 2022

Mike Adams’s legendary 45-year career in snow business has come to an end. I was able to catch up with the man responsible for some of the most iconic products of our time during his last week in the industry. It’s a history lesson of the business from the man responsible for bringing the shaped ski to North America. The podcast talks about all things Moog, Molnar, Elan, Salomon, and Atomic. It’s another don’t miss business episode with a true snow sports legend.

Mike Adams Show Notes:

3:30:  Salomon inline skates, his childhood and skiing racing   

12:30:  Pranks at Holderness; how does he get his Moog and Molnar jobs, Geze, president of Elan and the Montauk sales group

18:15:  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

27:15:  Sidecut Extreme, bringing it to the US, the SCX takes over and pitching Salomon on the SCX

31:00:  The X-Scream, the Snow-Blade, and the 1080

39:00:  Rollerblade: Ski season may be over, but that feeling lasts all year with inline skating

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

40:30:  Salomon Snowboards, the Amer purchase, and bringing Atomic back to life

56:00:  Overseeing Atomic and Salomon at the same time, new ownership, and going away from a portfolio management system the day Mike leaves

65:00:  Inappropriate Questions

Jul 11, 2022

Nick Sargent is the SIA President who moved the business and sold its key revenue generator, the SIA Tradeshow...but he’s so much more than that. Nick came up as a race tech on the World Cup, parlayed that into a gig managing Salomon’s Olympic efforts, then it was on to Burton before taking over at the SIA. These days, Nick is navigating some challenging waters, and we talk about his key moves, the OR Show, consumer shows he’s bought, and a lot more. Industry OG Chris Licata asks the Inappropriate Questions

Nick Sargent Show Notes:

3:30:  OR recap, growing up at Stowe, skiing, snowboarding, racing, and flunking out at Western State

12:30:  Back to Western State, learning ski tuning, Dynastar Race Service, and landing a job at Salomon around the Olympics

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

27:15:  Selling Burton, Jake Burton and his encouragement for the partnerships, and learning to snowboard in a couple of hours

35:00:  Pottery Barn/Burton, digital product, how does the ball get rolling at the SIA, and moving the SIA

43:30:  Rollerblade: Ski season may be over, but that feeling lasts all year with inline skating

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

45:30:  Are you the bad guy for moving the SIA, the loss of institutional knowledge, brand consolidation, and selling his revenue generator, the SIA Tradeshow, to OR

56:00:  The pandemic and buying the BEWI Shows, selling his consumer Snowbound Festival before having one, and how does selling SIA to OR benefit Winter Sports?

63:00:  What does the SIA do for paying members, and OR is moving back to SLC

74:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Chris Licata

Jul 4, 2022

Louie Vito has done it all: Champion snowboarder, reality TV star on ‘Dancing with the Stars’, playing himself in the sequel to ‘Point Break’, and there is so much more to him. On part 2 with Louie, we dive into sponsors, contests, Danny Kass and the Grenade Crew, the fact that no brand ever put big marketing dollars behind him, and so much more. Louie is not the guy I thought he was going to be, he’s the hardest man working on the game. And a badass in his own right, Toby Miller, asks the Inappropriate Questions.

Louie Vito Show Notes:

3:30: Wanting to be pro at 5, quitting other sports, Sims, and the Rick Kane analogy for Stratton Mountain School

 14:00: Sleeping in his Burton boots, who is he in school with, 2002 Olympics, and his first big injury  

 22:00:  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

24:00: Forum, O-Matic, Volcom, not getting sponsor support, snowboarding being too school for school, and Natural Selection

36:00: Podiums, first X Games, Danny Kass, and no pressure but trouble at Aspen X

 42:00:  Rollerblade: Ski season may be over but that feeling lasts all year with inline skating

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

44:00: Unhealthy sponsors (Energy Drinks and Fast Food), important sponsors (Toyota, G-Shock, Melin, Ethica, Wienerschnitzel), what he spends his money on and is there another Olympic run?

60:00: Inappropriate Questions with Toby Miller  

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