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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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Jan 24, 2022

Josh Dueck is an inspiration.  A working-class kid from Kimberley, BC, Josh took skiing as far as he could afford to before becoming a coach.  His coaching career was cut short due to a life-altering injury that put him in a wheelchair and eventually on Paralympic Podiums.  It’s a heavy story, and I ask all the questions that people want the answers to, but were afraid to ask.

Josh Dueck Show Notes:

3:30:  Chef De Mission, Kimberley, BC, and getting into skiing on his own via a paper airplane contest

11:00:  His crew on the freestyle team, his face piercings and look, partying, and the BC Team

14:00:  The end of moguls, coaching, working with the future of skiing, and making them better

21:00:  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

23:30:  Jumps, and how he injured himself, how it impacted Woody, and the immediate aftermath

29:00:  Finding out he will never walk again, the pain, the support of his parents and Lacy, other people’s reactions to the injury, and going to the BC Championships 3 weeks after surgery

39:30:  Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

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

41:00:  Everything you were afraid to ask about paralysis, his arms are his legs, retrofitting or not, and the expense of it all

50:00:  Getting back into the mountains,  getting into racing, crashing, and being humbled on the World Cup circuit

57:00:  Paralympics in Whistler, the Paralympic hangover, X-Games and Tom Morello    

67:00:  The Freedom Chair movie, the backflip, going on Ellen and airing over Abma

72:00:  Sochi infrastructure, winning the gold and partying with the Austrians

75:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Roy Tuscany

 

Jan 17, 2022

Birk Irving got his first ski sponsorship at 7 years old and has never looked back.  While he was the small kid throwing 540’s at 7, he’s matured and grown into one of the best halfpipe skiers in the world. On the podcast, we talk about his Academy Award winning grandfather, his upbringing in Winter Park, getting signed really young, making the US Team, the X-Games, Olympics and so much more. Torin Yater-Wallace asks the Inappropriate Questions.

Birk Irving Show Notes:

3:30:  The last Olympic qualifier, Covid, and 2021 X-Games

11:00:  John Irving, his parents, growing up at Winter Park, and 360’s and 540’s at 5 years old

20:3 0:  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: Getting on K2 at 7,  no pressure from anyone, and being the little guy        

37:30: Smith, Red Bull, broken leg in 2013, focusing on becoming a pro skier over anything, winning the Junior Olympics on a broken leg, and making the US Team

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

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

42:00: Perks of the US Team, getting invited to his first X-Games, and being the annoying grom

48:00: Making the US Team is the hardest part, the Deviate crew and filming  

54:00: Inappropriate Questions with Torin Yater-Wallace

Jan 3, 2022

Mark Abma isn’t your typical pro skier.  If you break him down, he’s part elite athlete, part farm boy, part hippy, part businessman and part dreamer with a work ethic that puts most people to shame.  On part one of his podcast, we talk about the journey from his dad’s welding shop, to the Hemlock Valley Freestyle Team, to the BC Freestyle Team, to the X -Games, to the big mountains, to the big screen and beyond.  Abma is a legend, and his story will surprise you.

Mark Abma Show Notes:

3:30:  Being the young guy on the Yearbook and Focused shoots, mentoring the young guys today, and other guys who teach him about the backcountry

11:00:  Sid sized life, work ethic, what else did he do, skiing at 10, and inspirations

16:30:  Freestyle team at Hemlock Valley, getting into the side country, and not being a great skier form the get go

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

24:30:  Traveling for moguls, how is he doing, almost freezing to death, and getting on the BC Freestyle Team

30:00:  Rex Thomas and other bodybuilding skiers, are the Olympics the dream, seeing the new school of skiing for the first time, and getting into the competitive circuit.

33:00:  What sucks about moguls, declining spot on the Canadian National Team, seeing the path in the park and pipe, and doubters

35:00:  Sid sized goals, struggling with odd jobs, local contests, ski cross, Fisher skis and early Japan trips with Pollard and Mike Nick

41:30:  Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

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

43:30:  What Anthony Borownowski did for his career:  Superpark, shooting with TGR, shooting with MSP, meeting K2 and paying his rent

47:00:  His joke of a Frankensled, high speed crashed on his sled, longlining his sled out of the BC, and not being comfortable with self-promotion

53:00:  Smith, Sessions, the US Open, X Games, being star struck, and finally being accepted by the cool kids

58:30:  Inappropriate Questions with Chris Turpin

Dec 27, 2021

Paul Crandell is more connected to radical people than anyone I’ve had on the podcast.  LP, as he’s known, has done everything when it comes to events.  He started as the banner guy, complete with all the zip ties and in just a couple years, he became the puppet master, complete with all the Red Bull budgets.  After a decade of creating and executing the most important events in the world, it was onto the GoPro rocket ship, where he experienced the pain of going public, cashed out and is now all about kindness.

Paul Crandell Show Notes:

3:30:  How he became LP, being tall and volleyball.

10:00:  Tahoe, Shane McConkey, Bikes, and selling art

18:00:  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

20:30:  Making Red Bull hire him, building Red Bull in the US, and illegal in Canada

30:00:  Creating Rampage with Bender and crew, NYC Events, and being final approval the US and buying a Bentley  as a gift.

40:00:  Dragon:  Get new goggles and really see the mountain 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

42:30:  Red Bull, athlete risk, why leave, Q and selling planes

59:30:  GoPro, marketing strategy, going public, stock roller coaster, and Kind Humans

62:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Uncle E

Dec 20, 2021

Zach Crist may have the most complete ski career of any athlete  I’ve had on the podcast--other than his older brother Reggie. Coming up in Sun Valley, Zach achieved his goal of making the US Team, but it wasn’t all the glory that it sounded like and after a second knee injury and retirement, Zach started collecting X-Games medals.  From there he became a guide, went to AK to film, invested in some ski related real estate and we talk about the high’s the lows, and the tragedies and triumphs on the podcast.

Zach Crist Show Notes:

3:30:  Busy life, kids, and DuPont

9:00:  Moving to Sun Valley at 6, skiing every day, mountain town problems, and his ski crew

13:30:  Skiing gets serious, the path to greatness, being small, making the US Ski Team, not partying, and always being late

21:00:  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

23:30:  Breaking down the race world, his race results, the disappointment of being a racer, and getting along with his brother as a racer

28:30:  His worst crash, leaving a loser every week, and chemicals on the course

33:00:  Rahlves, being elite, why ski racing athletes are unique, losing Bret Samus in a ski accident and Retiring from the US Ski Team,  

41:00:  Dragon:  Get new goggles and really see the mountain 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 :00:  An unfair advantage in Skier Cross, X Games medals, and why the sport disappears in the US

47:00:  Money, The Ski Tour, skiing with Jann Winter and Robin Williams, and buying Smiley Creek Lodge

55:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Daron Rahlves

Dec 13, 2021

While Mike Rogge is a publisher these days, he cut his teeth writing for some of the most important titles in snow and beyond. These days, life is all about changing the print model from a dying, corporate, ad driven business to a thriving, independent, boutique model that caters to what subscribers want.  On the show, we talk about finding a home in skiing as a writer, Powder, The Ski Journal, his internet persona and so much more.  Rogge has never been afraid to share his opinions which always makes for a great listen.

Mike Rogge Show Notes:

3:30:  Twitter, reporting the truth, and summers at Great Escape and winters at West Mountain

10:30: Sports, night skiing, and the X Games at Mt Snow

16:30:  Writing, opportunity through skiing, and flipping the script in family history

23:30:  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

25:30:  Taking advantage of college, Simon Dumont Quarter Pipe, and working for The Meatheads

35:00:  The Ski Show, Powder Magazine, and getting hired over others

43:30:  Dragon:  Get new goggles and really see the mountain 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

45:30:  Having the keys to the magazine, Tunnel Creek, the decline of Powder, and leaving

56:30:  The Ski Journal, trying to buy three titles, having the deal fall apart, and telling the world about it

63:00:  Mountain Gazette

69:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Adam Jaber

Dec 6, 2021

Christina Lustenberger, aka Lusti, is an all-around badass in the mountains.  Before this certified ACMG guide was killing it in the TGR movies, she was a racer out of Canada and paid for it with 5 full knee re-constructions over 10 years.  But even with the injuries, Christina competed in the Olympics and transitioned from race to guide school.  On the show we talk racing, guiding, being a woman in a male dominated world, malfunctioning gear and what it took for Lusti to earn the pro skier dream.

Christina Lustenberger Show Notes:

3:30:  Huge amounts of energy, raised at the mountain by ski bums, and no television

7:00:  Ski racing with Ian Macintosh, moving up the ranks, graduating into the ski team, and having a DNF ski style

14:00:  Injuries, recovery, the Olympics, retiring from racing and becomng a guide

19:00:  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

21:30:  Black Crows, skiing with strangers, being a more educated woman in a male dominated world, and having a voice in the mountains

29:00:  Children of the Columbia, is there pressure at TGR, traveling far for bad conditions, and then getting hurt

35:00:  Getting fixed fast, first descents, and avalanche

38:30:  Dragon:  Get new goggles and really see the mountain 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

41:00:  Reacting to the slide, not getting a signal, calling in the cavalry, and the aftermath of the product failure

48:00:  Covid, sponsors, and Mount Nelson

56:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Ian Macintosh

Nov 29, 2021

In Jossi Wells part two, we pick up talking about Jossi’s recent wedding in NZ, and then it’s back to his still going, legendary career.  We talk about being the youngest ever competitor at X, the change that comes with a sport entering an Olympic era, his Olympic experience, heading out into the backcountry and a round of ‘Inappropriate Questions’ with Tom Wallisch.

Jossi Wells Part 2 Show Notes:

3:30:  Getting married, pressure to perform, and confidence that comes from standing on a podium

10:00:  Podium at The Ski Tour, god moments, faith, and free will

17:00:  A proud Christian, first X Games, medaling at his second X Games at 17

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

24:30:  Achieving his goals at 17, enjoying the process at contests as he got older, not winning gold for a long time

30:00:  The change that comes with the Olympics, new pressures, and his controversial Olympic run

41:00:  Dragon:  Get new goggles and really see the mountain 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:  Finally getting X Games Gold and getting hurt leading up to the PyeongChang Olympics

49:00:  Retiring from competition, teaming up with Torin Yater-Wallace or “Deviate” and “Good Luck”, and Sponsors

63:30:  Inappropriate Questions with Tom Wallisch

Nov 22, 2021

Jossi Wells became one of skiing’s rockstars in the 2000’s and he wasn’t one of those skiers born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He was born into ski patrol, and he was destined to become a skier.  Along the way he and his family made all the right choices and he went from the little kid who shreds anything from Wanaka to an X Games Gold Medalist and an Olympian who became a household name in the global ski world.

Jossi Wells Show Notes:

3:30:  Knee injuries, stem cells, ankle, breaking his back and total time out due to injury

13:00:  Skiing as a job, tricks and breaking into the industry from New Zealand

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

22:00:  Growing up skiing at Cardrona, homeschooling, and other talents and activities

27:00:  Time on the mountain, size in skiing, racing and then going to the park 

39:00:  Dragon:  Get new goggles and really see the mountain 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

41:15:  The influence of Pettit and Kye, the Park City days, and living in Italy

45:00:  Quitting racing, getting a travel budget, getting on a loose Atomic crew led by Rex Thomas, and thoughts of college?

50:00:  Skiing 12 hour days in Park City, traveling with Blake Nyman and the Park City Team, and meeting his dad at the US Open

55:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Colby West

Nov 15, 2021

Before Dr. Evan Raps, there was no hip hop in skiing, but back in the late 90’s early 2000’s , this New York kid took over the ski world and ushered in a new, fresh style to the sport. On the podcast we talk about his roots in moguls, the season that made him famous, the C-Crew, contests, filming, and too many knee surgeries…It’s a rare chat with a true innovator in the sport.

Evan Raps Show Notes:

3:30:  Growing up in NYC, Hip Hop, skiing, driving to ski, and getting on the Killington Team.

8:00:  School at Killington, moguls, World Cups as a teenager, moving to Colorado and The US Team

12:00:  Influences, getting onto the terrain parks, quitting moguls, moving to The Palisades, and meeting CP

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

23:00:  The 99-00 Season: The Train Jump, Red Bull Free-Ride Event, X Games SF, filming and a cover

31:30:  Hip Hop style, mentality at contests in the party days, film image, C-Crew and sweeping the podium

42:00:  Dragon:  Get new goggles and really see the mountain 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

44:15:  Sponsors, money and developing skis

48:00:  Knee injury saga (11 surgeries), coming back, CR injury, Tanner injury, and retiring

55:00:  College, coaching the US Team and becoming a Doctor

61:00: Inappropriate Questions with Constantine Papanicolaou

Nov 8, 2021

Part 2 with Chris “Uncle E” Ernst picks up where we left off, when Uncle E was on top of the world announcing every event that mattered…but things were not as perfect as they appeared.  On the podcast we talk about the continued success, the partying, the travel, the double life, the corporate life, getting caught, disappearing for 5 years, and slowly but surely, rebuilding a life and career.

Uncle E Show Notes:

3:30:  Red Bull Slackline Event in TN, explain Uncle E, and the difference between Chris and Uncle E

10:00:  The X Games, Live TV, Lord of the Boards and getting more emcee work

21:30:  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

24:00:  Red Bull events, challenging events, and internet comments

30:00:  Highlight events, sour on the Gravity Games, and becoming a ski celebrity

37:00:  Did success change him, Boost Mobile, and corporate partying  

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

43:45:  Falling off the face of the earth for 5 years, substances, and problems surfacing

48:00:  Rock Bottom, how does he get better, and pinpointing when his problem started

54:00: Inappropriate Questions with Paul Crandell aka LP

Nov 1, 2021

Chris “Uncle E” Ernst is a legend on the microphone and in the ski industry.  Uncle E is known for being that wacky, zany guy on the mic who knows all the athletes, all the history, and brings the excitement of the X Games and many other events into living rooms around the world.  What you don’t know about him is his private school upbringing, cutting his teeth with bungee jumping, how he helped invent a sport and so much more that we talk about on the podcast.

Uncle E Show Notes:

3:30:  The Raiders, High School, Soccer, skiing, and St. Mary’s College,

13:00:  Working with the family, Vertigo Bungee days, and Frank Gambali

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:  Bungee accidents, The Vertigo/Primal split, the ski bum local lifestyle  

30:00:  The Coors Light Tour, learning events from the ground up, and emceeing bird tours at Sea World

37:00:  Skiing with the best and pioneering AK

40:30:  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

43:00:  Snowboarding v Skiing, EXP Productions, Lord of the Boards, and Tele

54:00:  The inventors of Skier Cross, X-Games, where did Uncle E come from,

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

61:00: Inappropriate Questions with Mike Jaquet

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

Sep 27, 2021

Trennon Paynter is a legendary Canadian mogul skier, he’s also an Olympian for Australia, and the Head Coach of the Canadian National Halfpipe Team.  In part 2 of his podcast, we talk about going to the Olympics for another country, shifting to coaching park and pipe, his elite athletes, getting halfpipe into the Olympics, and a whole lot more. The godfather, Mike Douglas, asks the Inappropriate Questions.

Trennon Paynter Show Notes:

3:00:  Getting radical, filming with Poor Boyz, and tagging along with the New School players

8:00:  Coming back from injury, going to another country for the Olympics, and the mixed feelings around making the Australian Team

20:45:  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

22:45:  Olympic highlights, the end of his mogul career, and the beginning of his coaching career

31:00:  Park and Pipe coaching, Provincial level teams, starting his own team, and raising money to keep it going

44:00:  Dragon:  Their glasses FLOAT, use the code Powell15 to save 15%

Alpine Vans:  Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

46:00:  Staying out of athlete business, Matt Hayward, politics, and halfpipe finally gets in the Olympics

52:00:  Sarah Burke, the founding of a national team, rules, and working well with Canada

61:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Mike Douglas

Sep 20, 2021

Trennon Paynter is a legendary Canadian mogul skier, he’s also an Olympian for Australia, and the Head Coach of the Canadian National Halfpipe Team.  His unbelievable ski story starts with cigarettes, partying, and good times in Banff before Trennon became a self-taught badass in the moguls of Kimberley BC.  From there, Trennon competed against the New Canadian Air Force and beat them, made the National Team, Raced on the World Cup, and got into coaching...This podcast is a fun history lesson.

Trennon Paynter Show Notes:

3:00:  How young are the kids he coaches, what doesn’t he understand about them, and the lack of risk-takers at the highest level the world

8:00:  Being unsafe is not crazy if risk is managed correctly, the super trampoline, and born in Australia to adventure hippies

20:45:  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

23:15:  Moving back to Canada, skiing every day in Kimberley, BC, and quitting ski racing to party

28:00:  Banff, seeking out danger, moguls, and living on the Easter Run under the lift

33:00:  Found by the hotdoggers, winning contests, getting invited on to the Canadian Development Team, and potential (age)

38:00:  Dragon:  Their glasses FLOAT, use the code Powell15 to save 15%

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40:45:  Ski School 2, the influence of Shane Szocs, 97-98 he starts doing well on moguls, and getting some World Cup Starts on the Taxi Squad

49:00:  Him being passed over for the World Cup Team because of age, making the team over JF Cusson, doing well, and then breaking his pelvis

54:00:  The regret of not training as hard when he came back, the narrative of the New Canadian Air Force is not true, and don’t talk crap about moguls

64 :00:  Inappropriate Questions with Rory Bushfield

Sep 13, 2021

I traveled to Prineville, Oregon for the ultimate in what a big mountain slopestyle event can be, Proving Grounds. I talk to all the players including, Carson Storch, Camila Noguiera, Kyle Strait, Reed Boggs, Jonny Salido, Travis Rice, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Jaxon Riddle, Hanna Bergman, and more...

Proving Grounds Show Notes:

2:00:  Muddy courses, Katie Holden, and Carson Storch

5:30:  Hannah Bergman, Todd Barber, and Sage Cattabriga-Alosa

16:00: Josh Bender, and Kyle Jameson, and Brad Holmes

20:45:  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

23:30:  Brad Holmes, Brooke Andrews, Jaxon Riddle, and Jonny Salido

31:00:  Todd Barber, Kyle Strait, Nikolai Rogatkin, David Lieb and Hannah Bergmann

39:00:  Dragon:  Their glasses FLOAT, use the code Powell15 to save 15%

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Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

41:45:  Dylan Stark and Travis Rice

49:00:  Carson Storch, David Lieb, Brooke Andrews, Reed Bogs, Ryan Runke, and Carson Storch

Sep 6, 2021

Tom Hyser was born into the quad culture of the rinks around Atlanta and went from rink rat to skate rat.  His family's move to the Midwest was life-changing when he first discovered inline skating.  Tom is an original X Gamer, a product visionary whose designs have sold millions of units, an internet pioneer, and through it all he’s lived the struggle of being an inline skater.  On the show, we talk about the love of skate, the hate received for it, and everything in between.

Tom Hyser Show Notes:

4:00:  Covid travel, skateboarding, and Wisconsin

17:00:  Jamie Thomas, skateboard hate, and incidents

18:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

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

21:45:  The decline of inline, growing up outside of Atlanta, roller skating, and wrestling year-round

26:00:  Getting sponsored, high school, qualifying for the pro tour, and college

33:00:  Hoax 2, blowing his knee at the first X Games, and going in house at K2

41:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:

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43:45:  The Fatty, crazy opportunities, no rules, going to Korea and recalls

51:00:  The end of K2, Skatepile, Fiziks, and the scary future

61:00:  Rollerblade and business is booming

65:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Andy Kruse

Aug 30, 2021

Griffin Post was born into the ski industry. His dad was an executive with some big brands, ultimately running Smith, and wanting a young Griff to be anything but, a pro skier. That said, there was no special treatment for Griffin and he almost didn’t make it. A chance trip and win at the US Extremes took Griffin away from utilizing his MBA and working his way into the world of TGR. Hear Griffin’s unique path to pro skiing on the podcast.

Griffin Post Show Notes:

6:00:  X-Games Gold Medalist, growing up in Austria, and settling in Sun Valley

11:00:  Ski racing, the new school, powder days, kind of straight edge as a youth, and his first avalanche at 16

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

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22:00:  Challenges at Bowdoin, transferring to Denver, skier cross, and getting his MBA

31:00:  The life changing US Extremes, does his dad help, and what would the real world have looked like?

39:00:  Subaru events, and meeting me while he was dirtbagging it in Chile

41:30:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:

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44:00:  The cost of The Freeride World Tour, his role with Kastle, sponsors, and becoming financially stable in life through skiing

51:00:  It’s all work ethic, not marketability, panic at the Verbier event, and being lucky to walk away from it

58:00:  Moving to Jackson to hopefully film with TGR, getting some help from Smith (not his Dad though), and his first day filming with TGR

63:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Todd Ligare

Aug 23, 2021

Dan Egan is a Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Member and living legend with a ton of stories to tell. In round two of his podcast, he tells the story that almost killed him, what it took to survive and how it changed his life forever.  There were 15 people that didn’t make it out and Dan tells the tale. We finish things off with my complaints about the Ski and Snowboard HOF that Dan is currently the face of.

Dan Egan Show Notes:

6:00:  OR Show, Dan’s summer, and his book

9:00:  What is Degree7, Patrick Vallecant, why the trip to Mount Elbrus  

14:00:  Arriving in Paris and realizing this is a crazy idea, a massive group, and being watched in Russia

17:00:  The creepy phone call, why so many die on Elbrus, vacation mentality, Allah doesn’t like May Day, the differences between Dan and John, and forgetting gear

24:30:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

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

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

27:00:  Why a short acclimatization process, John and Tom aren’t going to push for the summit, losing his climbing partner, and turnaround time

31:00:  Taking his pack off for the summit push, making it in a blizzard, decision making in altitude, and meeting Sasha

35:00:  Joining the Russians, spending the night on the mountain, his white light moment, Sasha saves the day again, and fighting for rope, and leaving the group

45:30:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:

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48:00:  Who was Sasha, how many people die on the mountain that day, getting out of Russia, medical issues and fights in France, and the trip that never ends

56:00:  My problems with the Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and our discussion about it. (I know Terje is not from the US and should not be in the conversation)

68:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Roy Tuscany

Aug 16, 2021

While a lot of people know Skogen Sprang as the US Freeski Slopestyle Coach, before he held that title, he was one of the sport's true innovators, bringing new tricks and a snowboard style to the table.  On the podcast we talk about doing every action sport as a kid, turning his pro snowboard dreams into a pro ski career, innovation, his prolific 2000 year, the injury, and what it took to come back.  Don’t miss this one.

Skogen Sprang Show Notes:

3:00:  Olympics, growing up in the bay, soccer, and skateboarding

11:00:  Skiing, snowboarding gear, inline skating, and mountain biking

17:00:  The culture of sport, switching to snowboarding, and quitting soccer

22:00:  Stanley:  Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast

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

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

24:45:  Wanting to be a sponsored snowboarder, his parent’s reaction, and his crew

28:00:  The influence of Troy, switching to skiing, instant progression, Constantine and his Chapter 3 Part

35:00:  Vision of being a pro in both, Line Skis, and Poor Boyz Productions

42:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports:

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44:00:  MSP, McConkey and the crazy year that 2000 was: Covers, tricks, contests, and the injury that threatens to end it all

64:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Shane Anderson

Aug 9, 2021

Chris Engelsman, aka ETree, is one of the tallest snowboarders of his generation and a master of riding switch.  He was one of those snowboarder entrepreneurs who was always starting brands and projects like Elevation Snowboards and Robot Food.  On the podcast, we talk about his career, QI, Clicker, and inventing the backside Rodeo.  It’s another good one.

Chris Engelsman Show Notes:

3:00:  Photo shoot mishaps, Michigan, Snurfers, and ski family

8:00:  Sports, snowboarding, contests, Hood, and Windell’s,

15:00:  Western State, Crested Butte, evolution of big mountain riding, and his crew

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

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

24:00:  QI Snowboards, Alaska in 94, K2 Clicker, and Standard Films

31:00:  Old video parts, money, dropping out of school, and switch riding

38:00:  Contests, X Games, and the backside rodeo

42:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

44:00:  Leaving K2, starting Elevation Snowboards, and Robot Food

53:00:  The end of being pro, selling printer cartridges, Snowboarder Magazine, TGR, and where is he now

61:00:  Inappropriate Questions

Aug 2, 2021

Growing up in Park City, Todd Ligare’s life was based around ski racing and making the US Ski Team.  As a teenager, he started traveling the world and after a decade of racing and travel, Todd got slower and while he still earned a scholarship to ski race in college, his race dream had now turned into the Tangerine Dream, he wanted to ski for the biggest cameras of all over at TGR.  This podcast is another lesson in making things happen for you through hard work and hustle.

Todd Ligare Show Notes:

3:00:  Last name, having older brothers, growing up in Park City, and a family of skiers

8:00:  Ski programs, other sports, when does skiing get serious, and how much did he ski

12:00:  "I Ride Park City", who is his crew, race sponsorship, The Winter Sports School

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

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

24:00:  Tanner Hall, weed, his look, music, Michael Jordan, and The US Team

30:00:  Subsidized by the US Team, traveling the world solo, and dirtbagging it

35:00:  Partying on planes, racing hurt, frustration, and college scholarship

42:00:  Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

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Rollerblade:  Find out all about the award-winning Skate to Ski program

44:15:  Dynastar, networking, strategies to get noticed, and first shoot with TGR

53:00:  Atomic, Armada, and Amer buys Armada

56:30:  Sponsorship, money, and what’s the future look like

68:00:  Inappropriate Questions with Griffin Post

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