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Tempo: Phil Casabon

Casabon Returns with Tempo!

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Phil Casabon, style legend and master of creativity, has released his newest project, Tempo. This 8-minute piece is split into three sections: Street, park, and BC. Tune in here and prepare to have your mind blown. Creative jibs, wild jumps, and enough mind-bending creativity to have you rewinding over and over.

It’s projects like this that make Full Tilt want to collaborate with Phil. While your at it, check out the newest B&E Pro Boots, featuring personalized style hits from the illustrious master himself.

Check it out:

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Streets of Duluth with Sean Jordan, Cam Riley, and Clayton Vila

Fabricating winter with Full Tilt and TGR in Duluth, Minnesota

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Sean Jordan in Duluth with TGR

While much of North America endured record snowfalls, the urban areas throughout the midwest lay uncharacteristically dry. So when Cam Riley, Sean Jordan, and Clayton Vila linked up in Duluth to shoot a street part, the lack of snow forced the crew to get creative.

Because, after all, they were  creating the urban segment for Teton Gravity Research’s newest movie, Rogue Elements. But the boys persevered, and created one of the more memorable segments in the flick.

Check out some of the behind the scenes action:

 

But ultimately, they weren’t able to stitch together enough snow to make it work. They had to leave Duluth and skip over to Spokane — and later, Massachussetts — for some added shots. At the end of the day, the boys were able to pull it off, creating one of the more interesting and stylized segments in the entire movie.

But don’t just take our word for it; the fine folks over at TGR put up a whole feature documenting the process from start to finish. Check it out HERE!

Check out the Trailer:

 

 

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Grigory Fuzeev Full Part

From Russia with…

Grigory Fuzeev, the Russian grab master, has dropped his absolutely mental full part. Replete with hefty urban spots, proper tweaks, and an absurd approach to jumping, this edit will have you tracking back, wondering, “wait, what was that?”

Tune, in, check it out, and snag the boots that young Grigory rocks HERE.

If you don’t know the name Grigory Fuzeev, you’ve probably seen his skiing. Grigory made a splash on the scene a couple of years ago with this insane edit, that was used as his “Wanna Be A Night” Entry. it quickly put him on the map as a guy that integrates style, unique rotations, and insane grabs.

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SLVSH: Colby Stevenson vs. Kim Boberg


 

SLVSH Games Return

The newest installment of SLVSH has gone live, and it features none other than low-key crusher Kim Boberg facing off against Park City native Colby Stevenson. These two talented skiers battle it out in arguably one of the most creative and impressive park setups ever built. Tune in, and see which one of these Full Tilt Skiers comes out victorious. Will it be Colby’s technical prowess, or will Kim’s creativity and home court advantage reign supreme?

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There are a few standout shots. Check out Kim’s Rodeo Five Dub Nose, Colby’s handrags, and some impressive transition scoops by both the boys.

 

This is one for the books! Stay tuned for more.

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Product Preview

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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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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.

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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.slopestyle-ski.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!

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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!