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 2 of his podcast, we talk about all his different parts, money, sponsors, adrenal fatigue, video parts and a whole lot more.
Mark Abma Show Notes:
3:30: Early filming with PBP, the end of competition, why he left K2, and getting on Salomon and Helly Hanson
11:00: The shift to attainable skiing, Eric Hjorleifson, money, sponsors, negotiating, what happened to Salomon, and investments
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: His Squamish property, island property with Chris Turpin, and his unique Tofino development
32:00: Being ahead of the curve with his Biodiesel vehicle, yoga, and breath work.
40:30: Alpine Vans: Upgrade your adventure, Upgrade your life
Elan Skis: Over 75 years of innovation that makes you better
42:30: Being an early adopter of hydrotherapy, The Powder Awards, and achieving his goals at 24
47:00: Putting out six parts over 2 years, adrenal fatigue, finding balance, and his darkest video project The Masquerade
52:30: How his video parts come out, music selection, getting almost 100 stitches to his face, and the intimidation and experience of Alaska
63:30: Inappropriate Questions with Josh Dueck
Maude Raymond was born to be a champion athlete. Her dad was a former motocross pro, her uncle part of the Canadian Ski Team, and her brother, one of the innovators when it comes to rails. Maude’s first chance at athletic greatness was on the Canadian National Diving Team, which she eventually quit to move to Whistler and pursue a skiing career. Things happened fast, and Maude and I talk everything from being a woman in the industry to helicopter crashes, to over 20 knee surgeries, and so much more. Don’t miss this one, as Maude has a lot to say.
Maude Raymond Show Notes:
3:00: Dogs, Vans, and born to be a skier
8:00: Diving, skiing, lack of results, style, and moving to Whistler
17:00: Atomic and blowing both knees
21:00: Stanley: Get 30% off sitewide with the code drinkfast
Glade Optics: Get 10% off with the code TPM10
10 Barrel Brewery: Buy their beers; they support action sports more than anyone
23:30: Getting dropped by Atomic, meeting me, Armada, and her personal brand and style
32:45: Weedmaps.com Weed question and ad
34:40: Her JF Cusson Olympic blunder
41:15: Peter Glenn Ski and Sports
Elan Skis: Making the best ski 75 years
42:30: Money, and injuries, Mexican jails, necrosis, helicopter crashes, and Maude rants
62:00: Inappropriate Questions with Anna Segal
Andy Parry is one of the more unique skiers on the planet. He’s an innovator, a pioneer of content creation, and the one skier who knows what the kids want….and he delivers it to them via the web on a weekly basis (for 10 seasons) with the wildly successful Line Traveling Circus web series. Find out how Andy relied on creativity more than to talent to make his pro ski dreams come true.
Andy Parry Show Notes:
2:00: Home renovations with Andy and the relevant things that have happened with Andy lately. None are good
5:05: The Line Traveling Circus
7:55: Growing up in Victor, NY with a lot of change
10:00: How was school for Andy as he was a weird kid?
12:57: How does Andy get into skiing? The I hate NY Crew and backyard skiing
16:20: Andy’s persona on Newschoolers.com and problems with different crews
18:01: Describing the skiing that Andy does
19:50: Comparison to Rodney Mullen
22:11: Emo Bogart Section outlines who Andy was in High School and what he wishes he realized in High School
24:00: Going to Green Mountain College and meeting the Meatheads, Line and meeting Mike Nick
26:30: Pitching the Traveling Circus to Jason Levinthal, signing with Line and Season 1
30:00: Lots of views little money. Does he need an agent?
33:12: Traveling the world and doing with not as much talent as the rest
35:16: Moving to Colorado and working at Ruby Tuesdays and Pizza Hut
36:02: Working with Shane McFalls
37:05: Blowing his knee jumping a fence and rehab
38:18: Strange fan encounters with The Traveling Circus and getting noticed
39:25: Having a lot more fun than other people
40:28: Getting a Sprinter Van, how gross the van gets and breaking down
42:19: Channeling his inner Plake with the Tell a Friend Tour
45:07: The lifestyle not seen on The Traveling Circus and what he doesn’t like about who he travels with .
48:13: Wanting to be remembered as a legend