Monthly Archives: June 2017

仙台にて開催中

今週末は仙台会場でICIカスタムフェアが行われています。

23日、15時からスタートしています。

会場はこちら。

昨年と会場が変わっていて、サンフェスタ会場にもどっています。

仙台駅の裏側になります。

ブーツはぜひ、試し履きをオススメします。FTブーツは、3モデルのシェルがあるので、それぞれ試してみてください。この時期に予約すると特典もあるので、こちらも要チェック。会場に東北のスキー場ブースも出てますので、来シーズンのチケットなどが当たるかもしれませんよ~。

自分は会場にはいないのですが、お近くの方は足を運んでみてください。

パドルクラブ名古屋さんへ

先週はパドルクラブ名古屋さんの展示会に行ってきました~。

昨年より暑くなくて、ホッとしました。昨年は暑さと湿気で体調がおかしくなりそうでした。。。

写真は、目立つカラーリングのファーストチェアー8!!

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FTソウルシェル設計、ラバーソールで滑りにくくなっています。

また、ワイドトラックバックル使用で強化されています。

パークライディングからBCでのハイクなどにも使用OK。

これからも各地で展示会が行われるので、ぜひ試し履きしてみてください。パドルクラブ名古屋展示会にご来場いただき、ありがとうございました。

週末は各地で展示会

今週末も各地で展示会です。

ICIのカスタムフェアは、長野県松本会場にて行われます。

わたし丹野は、パドルクラブ名古屋店で開催されるフリースキー系の早期特別予約会に行きます。山形からむかいますよ~。毎年、名古屋に行ってるので遠く感じなくなりました(笑)

ギアでお悩みの方はなんでも聞いてくださいね~。ブーツの各モデルを試し履きできます。自分に合うモデルを探してみてください。名古屋のみなさんにお会いできるのを楽しみにしています。

週末はパドルクラブ名古屋店でお待ちしています。

Know Your Dealer

Local Shop Profiles

Where would we be without our local shops? They are the ones educating the masses, solving problems, and above all, dialing in the perfect fit on your Full Tilt Boots. We wouldn’t be where we are today if it weren’t for our dealers.

So in order thank these fine people slogging away in the retail trenches we thought we’d profile some of our righteous dealers across the country. To kick it all off, we sat down with Slopestyle Ski Shop in Downtown Breckenridge, Colorado.

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Drew Van Gorder, owner and founder of Slopestyle, has been living in Colorado for quite some time now, but he isn’t local. Like many, he started out on the East Coast, but finally heeded the call of the mountains and headed west for college. After a stint at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, CO, Drew landed in Breck — arguably the hub of park skiing in the United States. Not long after, he started Slopestyle Shop. Check out the profile below!


Name: Drew Van Gorder

Position: Shop Owner/Founder

Find Slopestyle online at… www.slopestyleski.com, @SlopeStyle_Ski

Where are you guys located? We’re in Downtown Breckenridge; 110 S. Main Street.

How pick that location? Breck has one of the best parks in the nation. Every year, we see pros travel from all over the world to ski the Breckenridge Parks. Even if the Dew Tour didn’t roll through, we’d still see a massive contingent of high-level skiers passing through. Yet there was never a shop dedicated specifically to the freeskiing scene. It was always a couple of skis on the wall, and a host of product mixed into the more general consumer merchandise. We saw a place for us in the market — as a specialty shop — and Breck is one of the few places where a shop like ours could truly be viable.

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But Slopestyle does online sales, too… Yeah, we sure do. But even still, the majority of our business is from the actual brick and mortar side of the business. We’ll continue to do the bulk of our business face-to-face, but the online realm certainly helps a bit.

How many years have you been in business? Six years so far! This will be our seventh winter in operation. Pretty wild to think about.

How long have you been carrying Full Tilt? Six years. It’s been on our wall since the very beginning.

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Which boot have you been most psyched about carrying? The First Chair 6 has been one of our best selling boots for sure. Everyone loves the comfy, heat-moldable liner, shock absorbing boot board, and replaceable soles. And the Flex 6 Tongue is perfect for park skiing.

Are you mainly a park/freeskiing shop? What is the scene like? Overall, our customers fall in the 12-26 age range. But we have skis and boots for every ability level and age. Since Breck is a major destination resort town, we see all types of skiers. But we really cater to the core freeskiing communityIMG_9936

What is the most rewarding thing about owning a shop? Being able to service what we sell — hands down. A kid comes in with a broken ski, boot, or binding, and we have the opportunity to get him back out on the snow. You can buy whatever your want online, but you don’t build the same relationship with the dealer. We’re here to get people excited, and pair them up with gear tailored specifically towards their needs.

 

Check Back soon for our next installment of Know Your Dealer!

 

 

ICIカスタムフェア2017

展示会のシーズンとなりましたね。

ICIカスタムフェアが、先週の新潟会場を皮切りにスタートしています。

6月3週目の16日、17日、18日は長野松本会場~!!

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FT BOOTSニューモデルが並んでいます。

今年はTOM、BEのプロモデルがリミテッドではなくなりました。

白いシェルのBEモデルは、注目度高めです。

お近くに方はぜひ、足を運んでみてください。

@robheule photo @willwesson

Zermatt Glacier Days


With Summer Fast Approaching, Full Tilt Skiers Head Out to Zermatt

With the summer fast approaching across the northern hemisphere, Will Wesson and Rob Heule weren’t quite ready to call it quits on ski season. Like many skiers, the two are constantly on the lookout for new zones to ski and new areas to explore. So they called up their good friend Sami Ortlieb. A Swiss native and creative skier akin to Rob and Will, Sami has developed a relationship with the fine folks that run Snowpark Zermatt. And as winter turned to spring, the boys gathered for the Zermatt Glacier Days Spring Session.

The Backstory

If you’ve been following Full Tilt Skiers over the years, you’ve probably seen the Zermatt Glacier Days edits these three have cooked up over the years. Along with a rotating cast of characters, The Zermatt Glacier Days has developed into a full-fledged video series spanning three years.

Check Out the Third Episode of Last Year's Glacier Days
Spring 2017

So with a healthy snowpack and a dedicated park staff, Zermatt wanted to capitalize and showcase their park building prowess. This year, Sami worked with the park staff to organize the Zermatt Spring Session. And with a creative set-up and healthy spring snowpack, Rob and Will were keen to join in on the fun.

When the guys finally arrived in the land of cheese and chocolate, they were welcomed by a massive park at the foot of the Matterhorn. Over the course of three weeks, Rob, Sami, Will, and Russian style master Andrey Anufriev took over the park, creating lines and imparting their signature style.

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Andrey Anufriev airs over the Matterhorn in the First Chair 8

But it was less of a serious park shoot, and more of an opportunity to cruise and have fun. The In one quick lap where all the guys passed the camera back and forth, we caught a glimpse of what this massive park had in store: Rob blasts a proper nose butter cork 7, Andrey oozes style through the rails, and Will demonstrates his exacting, technical prowess through the rail section.

The Boys go T-2-B through the Zermatt Spring Park

However, like many mountain-speckled region around the world, spring can be a fickle time. Despite the herculean efforts of the park staff, spring squalls were prevalent, blanketing the alpine terrain in a fresh coat of snow. While it slowed the park skiing considerably, it afforded the boys the unique opportunity to shred glacial powder in early May – a surprising, and always welcomed occurrence.

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Rob Heule Wiggles Some Glacial Pow
Takeaways

But ultimately, the Zermatt Glacier Days Spring Session was about skiing park; and that’s precisely what the guys did. Between castles of snow carved into quarterpipes, mini-pipe pump tracks, and every rail set-up imaginable, Zermatt opened up one of the best parks in the world in that slack season between winter and summer skiing. The Full Tilt skiers took advantage, and got a taste of what is in store for the rest of the summer.

Check in later this summer for the third season of Zermatt Glacier Days!