Bob Klein is one of the rare first wavers of snowboarders that I’ve had on the podcast. He is that first-generation when everything was being figured out—he was an early Burton team rider, he had a Sessions store, he worked with athletes like Palmer, Holmes, and Cass…He’s done so much. We talk about a lot of it on the podcast and it’s a snowboard history lesson with a good dude who’s not afraid to admit his mistakes. Brad Holmes asks the Inappropriate Questions.
Bob Klein Show Notes:
5:00: Palmer, Holmes, Cass and other clients
11:30: The story behind his Linkedin, growing up in Southern California and privilege
16:00: Skiing, moving to Tahoe, hanging out at his house, and 70’s inventions
24:00: Stanley: Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast
10 Barrel Brewery: Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone
26:00: The Winterstick Deal, Tahoe City halfpipe, and finding the backcountry
31:30: Competing, getting a Burton, and getting on the Burton Team.
46:45: COAL Headwear Use the code powell15 for 15% off
48:45: Growing Burton, instructing, and quitting Burton
58:00: Sessions, Jamie Salter, and Palmer Snowboards
68:00: Inappropriate Questions with Brad Holmes