Monthly Archives: July 2017

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Can You Feel It?


 

Maybe you’ve noticed the slightest nip in the morning air, or those longer summer evenings slowly being cut short. Or maybe, it’s never left your mind, perpetually spinning and building upon itself. Wherever your head may be, there is one thing for certain: ski season is just around the corner.

And as the days grow shorter, and the anticipation builds, it’s time to get geared up for the upcoming season. So we decided there’s no time like the present to get a product preview of some key forthcoming products for the 2017/2018 season.

First Chair Series

 

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The First Chair Series returns yet again for the aggressive all-mountain skier looking for a snug, performance fit. With three flex options — 10, 8, and 6 — there’s a customizable boot just for you. And this year, we’ve got a couple of rad colorways: from the FC 10s swirl, to the FC 8 Carolina Blue or the understated FC 6, you’ll be able to get a boot that performs — and looks pretty darn good while doing it.

 

Descendant Series

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With an updated anchor system, the Descendant Series returns as the definitive performance-driven wide boot series in skiing. Slide into the bright D8 for hard-charging, all-day comfort. Or, maybe if you want a bit more give on those icy east coast landings, drop in on the Descendant 6.

 

LTD BOOTS

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Dang, look at those all white joints! The B&E LTD Pro is the most stylish boot on the hill; but would you expect anything else from Henrik Harlaut and Phil Casabon? These two prolific skiers ooze style both on the hill and off. So it’s only natural that the boots that bear their name follow suit. Check out the custom liner detailing.

 

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The Tom Wallisch Pro LTD boots have been loud and in-your-face for many years, but this year, Tom wanted to tone it down a bit. So with an all black exterior with a camo liner for a subtle accent, the Tom Wallisch Pro offers that undercover crusher appeal that you’ve been looking for all of these years.

 

Looking Forward

But that’s not all. We’ve got a whole host of boots on the docket. In the next coming weeks, you’ll get a chance to see the whole line, dive deeper into the tech, and find the perfect Full Tilt for you. The design impulse remains the same — we hold true to 3 Piece Shell — but we’ve never been ones to sit idly by. Check back soon for the new website. But until then…

Know Your Dealer III: Pinewskis Ski and Board Shop

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Just outside of the Twin Cities, Pinewskis Ski and Board Shop has been a staple of the Midwest skiing community for years; and for good reason. The Midwest is stacked with small feeder hills, each one breeding a new generation of die hard skiers — both in the park, and otherwise.

And Pinewskis has been one of the go-to Full Tilt Dealers, outfitting park skiers and all-mountain cruisers alike. We sat down with Aaron Hunter, longtime shop employee and Windells Demo Center Manager, to talk about what makes Minnesota so special.


 

 

Shop Profile

Name: Aaron Hunter

Position: Manager, Buyer, Tech

Shop: Pinewskis Ski and Board Shop

Website/Social: www.pinewskis.com/ @pinewskis

Location: Anoka, MN

Years in Business: Since 1987 — 30 Years this November

Years Carrying Full Tilt: Seven Years

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             David Duea, Pinewskis Shop Rider

Which Full Tilt Boots Do Well? The Descendant 4 does really well, as do the Classic and the Dropkick. We see a lot of younger, park-oriented kids looking for an affordable boot that doesn’t slack from a performance perspective.

What is the Scene like in Minnesota? The ski seen is spread all around the state, on hills that vary from 100 vertical feet to 1,000. We have everything from hyper-focused slalom skiers, to die-hard park rats, and quite a few recreationalists, as well. We get a bit of everything, but quite a few are first time buyers. It’s exciting to help people pick out their first setups.

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Cayden Wood, Pinewskis Shop Rider, tosses a flip out of a wallride

Most Rewarding Part of Working in the Shop? The most rewarding aspect of working in a shop is when someone recognizes me on the hill and comes over to thank me for helping them get into the right equipment. Hearing things like, “these are the best I’ve ever ridden, I’m glad I listened to you!” really makes my day.: You can literally take hundreds and hundreds of park laps in one night, because just about every park has a rope tow. You can progress really quickly. Aside from that, the scene is so friendly and inclusive. The Minnesota Nice is a real thing.

Know Your Dealer II: Sports Creel

Local Shop Profile: Sports Creel

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Tucked away in Spokane, Washington, The Sports Creel has had a long and storied run as one of the premier ski shops in the area. Servicing race teams, freeskiers, and diehards alike, the Creel has been running the show for Eastern Washington and the Idaho Panhandle for years now. Going into the 2017-2018 winter, the Creel is showing no signs of slowing down — in fact, they’ve even added one of the few 3d foot mapping machines in the Northwest to better dial in their boot fitting process.

So we decided to reach out to Micah, the owner and manager of the Sports Creel.


 

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Name: Micah Genteman Position: Manager/ Ski Tech/ 3rd Generation Owner Shop: Sports Creel Social: Sports Creel, @sportscreel Location: Spokane, Washington How long have you been around? We opened the doors in 1954. The product lines have changed over the years, but we’ve been serving the outdoor community of Spokane for a long time now. How long have you carried Full Tilt Boots? We carried Raichle for years while they were around, and we’ve been carrying Full Tilts since their second season of production.

This is Part II of our Know Your Dealer. Check out Part I with Slopestyle in Breckenridge HERE.

Which Full Tilts do well? They all do well for us…Traditionally, the Tom Wallisch Boot does really well, as does the new Descendant Shells. We serve a lot of park kids that rip it up at Mt. Spokane as well as Schweitzer. What is the Scene Like in Spokane? We are one of only two remaining speciality ski shops in Spokane, so we see a wide range of consumers. Park, Race, and all-mountain recreational thrill seekers! We see all walks of skiers, and do our best to get them the gear they need. DSC_0623 What’s the most rewarding part of owning the shop? It’s all rewarding. We love getting families up on the mountain skiing together. We love making a difference in someone’s skiing by providing the right boot fit or alignment. Let’s be honest, we’re selling fun. So helping someone choose the right gear that will have an impact on how much fun their having? That’s what it’s all about.

What’s the best part about being based in Spokane? It offers incredible four-season living and recreational activities year round. We get to spend our summers playing on an infinite number of lakes, fishing, paddling, and wakesurfing. And come winter, we’ve got quality skiing nearby, and world class terrain merely a few hours out. It truly is an awesome spot.

TOKYOファイナル

新潟会場から始まったカスタムフェアは、終盤に差し掛かりました。残すところ、あと2会場。

本日7日からは、東京ファイナル恵比寿会場がスタートします。

7日(金)、15時~20時。8日(土)、10時~20時。9日(日)、10時~18時となっています。

前回の東京有明会場で迷われた方などは、このファイナルがチャンスです。

写真はニューモデルのファーストチェアー10&8。個人的に8(右)のカラーがかっこいい~。足先が広くなってるので、ハイクアップなども容易にできますね~。

恵比寿会場にはJAPANライダー、市橋選手がきっといるはず。ぜひ、FTブースにお越しください。