Jonny Moseley was the competitor that brought “New School” skiing to the masses. While the changing of the guard was happening in skiing on an underground level via the New Canadian Airforce, Jonny took it mainstream, winning Olympic Gold. Outside of competitions, Jonny was a fixture in early ski movies and has remained an ambassador for the sport he loves. He dives deep into the details of what made Jonny Moseley successful.
Jonny Moseley Show Notes:
2:10 The charmed life of Jonny Moseley and what’s up at K2
4:06: Glen Plake stories
7:03: Born in Puerto Rico
12:02: Growing up in CA and getting into skiing
13:58: Inspired by Dan “Squirrel“ Herby and Brad Holmes
16:26: When skiing gets more serious and winning Junior Nationals
21:00: Getting on the US Ski Team
23:57: The sport is changing, are you a part of it?
27:09: The scene and wanting to be a part of it.
29:28: Winning, earning the 360 Mute Grab and becoming an Olympic Gold Medalist
33:37: Fun partying and growing up after the Olympics
36:36: Skiing’s New School has fully arrived
38:37: The K2 Days and the real story of why he left
43:58: Getting on Head and winning the US Open
46:44: Mad Trix
49:16: The road to 2002 Olympic Games, getting FIS approval on the Dinner Roll, and 4th place
56:43: Top moments and regrets
1:00:59: My perception of Moseley shattered over dinner conversation
Anthony De Rocco has done all there is to do in the Snow Sports Industry. From engineering, to sales and marketing to CEO. The “work hard, play hard” philosophy has led Anthony to the peaks of many mountains, the heart of China and now, the forefront of American Ski, Snowboard, Surf and Skate manufacturing.
Anthony De Rocco Show Notes
2:50: I ask what life was like as a youth for Anthony. Anthony gives an overview of his career.
4:51: Getting into snow sports and skiing at Ski Acres (Summit Central)
5:43: Playing soccer for University of Washington and Gonzaga
6:30: Getting older and living younger. Anthony lives by the phrase “work hard, play hard”
8:06: Scholarships, Spokane and skiing
9:45: Anthony’s best college story involves a party reptile and meeting his future wife.
11:00: What happens after graduating from Gonzaga?
13:31: Being recruited by Notre Dame and University of Washington
14:55: Working for Boeing, The Robbins Company and finally Olin in 1990
16:30: The Olin, the early K2 days and the travel that goes along with it.
19:10: What was his role in the snowboard side of things in the early days?
20:18: What synergies are you finding between ski and snowboard design in the early days? How did you learn from each other?
23:52: What was the problem with skiing in the mid 90’s?
25:49: Executive Vice President of K2, the production shift and being the messenger
29:44: The travel and how much does it impact the family?
33:00: 2011-2014 CEO of K2. Did he have CEO aspirations?
34:15: How did he end up moving from CEO of K2 to running K2 China?
35:00: How did he get the job as CEO of Mervyn Manufacturing and what’s it like?
36:58: Green manufacturing, solvents, why Mervyn is the best he has ever seen (Anthony has seen almost every snow sports factory in the world) and American Made.
40:08: State of the art new offices in Seattle
41:45: The differences between K2 and Mervyn and getting better every year
43:00: What’s on the horizon: Bent Metal, Skis
44:48: Surf: Mike Olson driven process that creates counter-seasonal business.
Leanne Pelosi is known for putting her blood sweat and tears into any project she is a part of aside from working at Earl’s (A long time ago). She’s been named Rookie of the Year, Rider of the Year and this year won the first-ever Influencer Award. Leanne’s career and film project can be looked at as a vehicle for the progression of snowboarding and raising awareness for women, both past and present, who shred.
Leanne Pelosi Show Notes:
:20: What has Leanne been up to this fall?
5:12 From oil to snowboarding
7:44: Getting carded in Canada
10:43: Moving to Whistler against her parents’ wishes and sponsorship the Bieber way
13:30: Contest mentality
15:35: Focusing on filming
16:45: Working at Earls
19:40: Full Moon movie
25:30: Loyalty to her snowboard sponsors
27:35: Gender inequity in snowboarding
30:40: Best trip ever
33:15: What does snowboarding need?
K2 Snowboards www.k2snowboarding.com
Airblaster Outerwear www.myairblaster.com
Dakine Backpacks www.dakine.com/snowboard
Dragon Goggles www.dragonalliance.com
Lifetime Clothing www.lifetimecollective.com
Whistler Blackcomb www.whistlerblackcomb.com
There are few people more passionate about having 8 wheels under their feet than Mo Sanders. From his professional inline skate days to when he was a featured character on TNN’s RollerJam series, Mo has made a career, in turbulent worlds, that only happen when you have the athletic ability that Mo has. These days, Mo, also known as Quadzilla, is an entrepreneur and World Champion who globetrots the world getting skaters into shape.
Mo Sanders Show Notes
:30: Growing up in Tacoma
2:30: Getting into Roller Skating
5:45: Becoming Lanny’s Kid
8:41: Who was Mo in High School
12:00: The inline boom
21:16: The death of inline for Mo
24:00 : Roller Jam
27:09: Roller Derby is back
30:30: The need for better derby products
33:30: Quadzilla can teach and you better come prepared to work
38:30: The Olympics and Derby
Chris Haffey is part athlete, part stuntman, part survivor. He’s a professional rollerblader who started getting recognition for his skating when the industry was at its peak and became one of the top skaters in the world as the bottom was dropping out. While his peers were leaving the sport to find other ways to support themselves, Chris landed on the Nitro Circus, touring arenas across the globe with a motley crew of bad-asses.
Chris Haffey Show Notes:
1:45: In Japan on tour with the Nitro Circus
4:45: Growing up all over the country and getting into skating
7:45: Daily Bread Magazine days
9:19: Getting published and shooting as much as he could
10:05: Evo ad and discount code
11:30: Was skating something that consumed everything he did? Was he on be-mag
12:09: Meeting Chris Farmer in a chatroom
13:45: Who did he skate with when he was coming up, Brian Bell and Esco Zoo
14:50: What was High School like for him?
17:30: What did his parents think about him getting his GED?
19:30: Did he party when he was traveling to contests?
22:02: Spy Optics ad and discount code
22:42: Sierra At Tahoe ad
23:24: Being a street skater and then transitioning to contests and the differences
26:44: www.remz.com and making money in skating
28:40: Dealing with people flipping you shit when you skate
31:16: Park Etiquette
32:16: Finding inspiration in skiing and which skiers influence him and Is he familiar with Slvsh
34:37: What does he think of people looking to him to “save” rollerblading?
37:10: Fun on the road with the Nitro family
39:07: How is his body at this point?
41:04: Will we see another street section from Chris Haffey?
Sherry McConkey is the most positive, toughest woman I know. She grew up in politically charged South Africa, traveled the world, and landed in Squaw Valley, CA. Her story is one of adventure, love, loss and making a difference in her community and the world all while being an amazing role model for daughter Ayla, and the rest of the Tahoe community.
Sherry McConkey Show Notes
2:00: What is going on right now in Squaw Valley
3:30: What was it like growing up in South Africa
12:08: Stories of leaving the real world to travel the whole world and find her birth father
18:17: From Whistler to Squaw Valley, snowboarding and staying in the US
20:40: First time meeting Shane and the beginning of the future
23:57: What was the first trip like with Shane?
26:54: Preggo with Ayla
29:15: Outside TV FREE WEEK
30:22: What did she think of what Shane did and did she ever BASE Jump?
34:04: What was Shane’s life like in terms of travel and how was he as a dad?
36:12: Managing life with two kids in the house; Ayla and Shane
38:36: Life after Shane
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1:54: Air Force Brat, High School, College
6:30 Being a College Mascot and Fraternities
10:46: Post Grad year in Squaw and meeting Jimbo Fritsch, Jay Mueller, Shane McConkey, Frank Gambali. Kreitler and MC, Primal Instinct Bungee House
15:25 Mentor in B.A.S.E.
18:06 Living in a tent
21:35 Ski B.A.S.E
25:37 Year in Chicago
29:18 Back to Squaw
31:30 Crazy Schedule
32:30: try.outsidetv.com spot
45:42 RedBull Airforce
48:38: Dealing with people thinking he’s selfish/crazy
50:27: Jumping out of planes without parachutes
53:08 Recent video of wingsuit guy crashing into trees and living
Jason Levinthal has been a visionary in the ski industry for over 20 years. He's know for brand building genius, blue-collar work ethic and keeping his finger on the pulse of tomorrow. He started the revolutionary ski company, Line Skis, out of his parent’s garage and eventually was forced to sell his baby (while still managing it and other brands) to The Jarden Corporation. Jason’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for timely innovation led him to leave the comfort of his corporate check and start again from scratch with J Skis.
Jason Levinthal, Owner, J Skis
Jason Levinthal Show Notes
:31: What is Jason up to these days?
1:19: Typical work week for Jason
3:30: What group did Jason fit into in High School?
5:26: Jason talks college
7:17: The foundation of Line Skis
8:39: Why the name Line?
11:10: Did anyone believe in Jason Levinthal in the early days?
12:29: At Ski Magazine tests Jason is asked why is he there and told to “throw his skis down the stairs.”
13:55: Sacrificing life for the brand
16:06: Did Jason ever think about enforcing the twin tip patent and working with other brands
21:48: The Reactor Binding and bindings in general
26:40: K2 buys Line
28:50: The future of Levinthal is J Skis
31:10: Josh Malczyk and his Line and Levinthal history
33:00: The game-changing development process of J Skis
35:29: Biggest career regrets
37:42: What is Jason most proud of in his career?
Tom Wallisch is one of the best skiers of his time and is still as humble as they come. From the streets, to the internet, to the X-Games and the big screen, Tom is known for being technical as much as he is known for style. Pretty impressive for a kid who grew up skiing in MD and PA.
1:00: Breaking his neck mountain biking
3:06: East Coast Skiing and being a grom
9:07: High North Camp
10:30: Move to Utah for college
17:04: Rail skiing
22:40: Sketchy urban situations
34:45: Contests and the future of Tom’s skiing
36:50: Setting trends
39:00: The world record rail
43:30: What others think of Tom Wallisch
Snowboarding and hard work have done everything for Pat Bridges. A writer by trade, Pat is also a talented snowboarder who proves the old saying “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” Pat and I talk about developing his writing craft through snowboarding, the theme of his life and the road to Snowboarder Magazine.
Pat Bridges Show Notes
1:21: What has Pat been up to?
2:19: What’s a typical week look like to Pat?
3:48: Who was Pat in High School, how did he get into snowboarding and what else did he do?
5:14: What happens after High School?
8:12: www.evo.com supports “The Powell Movement” and created a special offer for YOU!
8:55: “The Powell Movement” Sponsor www.diecutstickers.com lets you know how to get a free set up as a thank you for listening.
10:56: What jobs and people helped shape Pat’s career in Snowboarding and what was his secret to writing success? East Infection Zine
15:12: What other jobs has he had at Snowboarder and what are his responsibilities as Creative Director?
21:09: www.spyoptic.com is all about the Happy Lens. If you haven’t tried them out yet, Spy has created a special offer for listeners that makes it an easy decision to pick up a pair of Spy’s.
21:51: www.sierraattahoe.com is the place to avoid crowds in the Tahoe area. Don’t spend a fortune on lift tickets to stand in line wishing you were at Sierra at Tahoe, go there instead.
22:51: Pat talks about the dream job.
24:49: Biggest career regret
26:11: What is Pat most proud of? Jake Burton Interview
28:27: Did he wear the half beard in the Playboy Mansion Grotto? Pat Bridges Half-Beard
Jeremy Jones is an American badass who has inspired countless people to head to the mountains. He dabbles in business and politics, but is known for snowboarding.
Jeremy Jones Show notes:
1:51: I couldn’t help myself and jumped right into Protect Our Winters and Politics
3:24: How Protect Our Winters is taking the election, what’s the new strategy and how will they make a difference moving forward? www.protectourwinters.org
9:58: Did Jeremy ever think he would be so involved in politics?
11:17: www.evo.com supports “The Powell Movement” and created a special offer for YOU!
12:02: “The Powell Movement” Sponsor www.diecutstickers.com lets you know how to get a free set up as a thank you for listening.
12:50: How did Jeremy get into snowboarding? Where did he grow up? What was that like?
15:31: Other sports growing up and what was Jeremy like in https://www.gocva.com/ High School?
20:22: Snowboard racing days and searching for powder on the days off
24:08: www.spyoptic.com is all about the Happy Lens. If you haven’t tried them out yet, Spy has created a special offer for listeners that makes it an easy decision to pick up a pair of Spy’s.
24:50: www.sierraattahoe.com is the place to avoid crowds in the Tahoe area. Don’t spend a fortune on lift tickets to stand in line wishing you were at Sierra at Tahoe, go there instead.
25:28: Was there big money in snowboarding for Jeremy in the 90’s?
26:18: What is the transition from being a racer on www.rossignol.com to riding big mountains?
27:23: Visiting his brothers www.tetongravity.com in Jackson Hole
29:26: Riding with Johan. http://snowboarding.transworld.net/videos/time-machine-johan-olofsson-in-tb5/#IqqAkKS6PHVhw5g3.97
31:17: What is the level of snow safety in the early days?
34:34: Getting the gear he wanted with Rossignol.
36:22: The fear of creating your own brand. The launch of www.jonessnowboards.com
40.46: The future of Squaw Valley. http://unofficialalpine.com/?p=11041