By the time Jim Rippey made it to high school, his goals were clear, he was going to punt in the NFL. When football didn’t work for Jim, he found snowboarding. Within a couple years on a board, Jim was a sponsored rider with Burton, eventually had 7 pro models, and was the first to back flip a snowmobile. The interesting wrinkle is, one day in Alaska, Jim found god and everything changed for him. Fast forward 15 years and Jim is a man of god, a correctional officer living a completely different life.
Jim Rippey Show Notes:
2:00: April Fool’s and growing up with in Quincey, CA with his dad
8:00: Football, then moving to Tahoe to be a liftie
12:00: The sponsorship process
19:45: Stanley: Get 20% off site wide with the code Stanley20
Evo: The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up
RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)
21:45: His pro models, the details he thought of and royalties/money
29:00: Being the stereotypical looking snowboarder, being addicted to weed and eventually quitting everything
38:00: Finding god
43:00: Spy Optic: Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20
10 Barrel Brewery: Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone
44:15: Jim selling me on a Jesus story and how do people react to his new found faith?
50:00: Being the first one to land backflip on a snowmobile, the end of sponsorship and more god stuff?
56:00: BASE, can you make money as a pastor and why he isn’t the head of a Megachurch on tv?
58:00: Becoming a Correctional Officer
64:00: Inappropriate Questions