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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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May 29, 2023

Ted Ligety is one of the greatest US ski racers in history. He’s won two Olympic gold medals and is a five-time world champion who’s won 25 World Cup events. He’s a legend… but it wasn’t always easy for the late-blooming Ted. In part 1 of the podcast, we talk about finding skiing, being bullied, growing into his body, Tanner Hall, The Winter School, making the US Ski Team, and much more. World Champion Felix Neureuther asks the Inappropriate Questions 

Ted Ligety Show Notes:

3:00:  How hard it was to watch racing and what he would do to change ski racing, and NASTAR

14:00:  Coming from a non-ski family, finding racing, not making the team, figuring out carving skis, and how that shaped his technique.

20:00:  Rollerblade: They invented inline skating and make the best skates on the planet.

Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar.

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

23:00:  World Cup in Park City, injected courses, confidence, the Newschool movement, being the small kid and being bullied, and how it hardened him.

29:00:  The Winter School, Tanner Hall, figuring out speed, his senior year, and the 2002 Olympics

41:00:  High Cascade Snowboard Camp: The legendary snowboard camp

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

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

43:00:  Making the US Ski D Team, his first World Cup, and partying

53:00:  Is it cutthroat when you’re racing for money, moving up on the US team, bumping people off the team, and hazing

63:00:  Beaver Creek dominance, making the Olympic Team, and money

69:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Felix Neureuther

May 22, 2023

Derek Taylor once held the most important job in ski media at a time when magazines dominated the media landscape. Derek was Editor in Chief of Powder Magazine, but before that, he was a “ski bum” in Crested Butte right about when Seth Morrison and the US Extremes came to town. In the early days, DT made ends meet by freelance writing for outfits like ESPN The Magazine, The Ski Journal, Freeskier, Outside, Bike Magazine, and more. Then he landed the dream job at Powder. On the podcast, we talk about his journey from college soccer player to dirtbag skier, the early days of Crested Butte, and the rise and fall of Powder Magazine. The Buena Vista Surf Club asks Inappropriate Questions.

Derek Taylor Show Notes:

3:00:  Rugby, The Hartford Whalers, soccer, and skiing; growing up 

10:00:  High School, college soccer, leaving and going to Crested Butte and what the town is like

15:00:  Ski v Snowboard rivalry, and all the players of Crested Butte

20:00:  Rollerblade: They invented inline skating and make the best skates on the planet.

Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar.

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

23:00:  Covering the US Extremes for the school paper, ski bumming, is Vail the enemy article, and landing an internship at Bike

32:00:  Moving to CA and working for free, making a difference at Bike as an intern, going back to Crested Butte, learning how to freelance through friends, X-Games, and leaving CB

41:00:  High Cascade Snowboard Camp: The legendary snowboard camp

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

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

43:00:  Getting hired by Powder, Powder Magazine readership, where they make their money, what is lifelike writing at the mag

49:00:  Pressure at the magazine, favorites, his writing, passed over and eventually landing the Editor in Chief role, and his vision with Powder

56:00:  Crazy expense reports, writing the letter from the editor, managing Powder in the changing landscape of media, and money

63:00:  Changes when getting bought, fighting for his team, what happened to Powder, and giving up work to become a stay-at-home dad  

75:00:  Inappropriate Questions with The Buena Vista Surf Club

 

May 15, 2023

wileymiller ‘s ski career trajectory is so different from most people on the podcast. There was no competing early and often for Wiley. He earned his spot in ski movies by showing up at a film shoot. Then, Wiley was nominated for and won big awards early on, and parlayed that into a 20-year career of ski movies. While I wish it were all roses in this one, Wiley shares about his Mom’s battle against ALS, the ups and downs of sponsorship, owning brands, and more…And these days, while Wiley is still shredding on a pro level, he’s also a commercial pilot, and we get a great Nipsey Hustle story out of him during Inappropriate Questions. 

Wiley Miller Show Notes:

3:00:  Elliot Bernhagen story, Billings, MT, Red Lodge, his parents are athletes, and his Mom’s battle with ALS

14:00:  Stem Cell treatment in Mexico, building jumps with his brother, no park skiing in Montana, Camp of Champions, and his brother being the better skier

22:00:  Rollerblade:  They invented inline skating and make the best skates on the planet.

Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar

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

25:00:  University of Calgary, New Zealand, paying the bills, Utah, and shooting for Photo Play   

32:00:  Nominated for a Powder Award, sponsorships and getting ownerships of Saga and 4FRNT, and Level 1

41:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off sitewide with the code drinkfast

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

High Cascade Snowboard Camp:  The legendary snowboard camp

44:30:  Level 1 Realtime, Best Male Performance at IF3, X Games Real Snow, TGR, Chris Collins, and Conrad Anker

51:00:  “The Connection to Gravity” Movie, not being able to say no when filming, Cold Rush, pioneering the Nosebutter 7 on skis, and close calls happen when he’s overconfident, and it happened a couple of weeks ago

61:00:  The bad side of sponsorship, the Saga saga, the 4FRNT sale, his new sponsors, and Rory Bushfield 

85:00: Inappropriate Questions with Chris Logan and an Anonymous Source

 

May 8, 2023

Jason Borgstede is an OG snowboarder who isn’t afraid to tell it how it is. While Burton kind of screwed him over, he has and still is making a huge impact in the sport of snowboarding. On the podcast, we talk about sponsorship, The US Open, X-Games, money, JB Deuce, his breakup with Jesse, founding Blue, and Gold AK, and the importance of building culture and community in snowboarding.

Jason Borgstede Part 2 Show Notes:

6:00:  King of the Hill car chase story, gnarly snowboard OG’s, being straight edge, and peer pressure.

14:00:  Vibing and Volcom, Jesse Burtner, and NSB

21:30:  High Cascade Snowboard Camp: The most important snowboard camp on the planet

Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar.

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

24:30:  Mack Dawg, filming for JB Deuce, his first US Open, writing an essay to get into big air, and video parts

38:00:  X Games, other contests, print coverage, money, and buying a house

45:30:  Rollerblade: They invented inline skating and make the best skates on the planet. 

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

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

48:30:  Getting screwed by Burton, Brushie and being a reality tv star

60:00:  The end of JB Deuce, putting it all on the line for Blue and Gold AK and threats to his business

70:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Mike Arzt and Me

May 1, 2023

Jason Borgstede is an OG snowboarder who did everything in snowboarding minus having a pro model. While that’s a bummer, Jason is an X-Games Gold Medalist, he filmed with Mack Dawg, and he rode for the biggest brands in the sport…he did so much over his career that this is a two-parter. Jason wears his heart on his sleeve and in part 1, we talk about poker, living all over, finding skate and snow, sponsorship letters, getting on the Burton Factory Team, and much more. Mark Sullivan and Mike Arzt ask the Inappropriate Questions

Jason Borgstede Show Notes:

3:00:  His marathon bet, Danny Way, and Poker 

20:30:  Rollerblade: They invented inline skating and make the best skates on the planet.

Best Day Brewing:  All of the flavor of your favorite IPA or Kolsch, without the alcohol, the calories and sugar.

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

23:30:  St Louis, California, Texas, and no male role model at home   

30:00:  Skateboarding, moving to AK, and skating in Hawaii,

38:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off sitewide with the code drinkfast

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

40:30:  Finding snowboarding, boards, pro in everything, and skate and snowboard becomes life

50:00:  Wrestling, Boarderline, getting on the shop team, and sponsor me letters

61:00:  Knee surgery, HCSC digger, getting on the in-house Burton Team, and  his first product box 

75:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Mark Sullivan and Mike Arzt

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