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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.

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.

NAH: An Animated Short from Pepe Gay and Noah Albaladejo

Finding the Art in Noah Albaladejo’s Skiing


Noah Albaladejo exacts a refined, style-centric approach in to skiing. Every movement, every stance, and every trick is thought out — intentional. So it’s no surprise that the creative, artistic element reigns supreme in Noah’s mind.

Alongside long-time filmer and animation enthusiast, Pepe Gay, Noah culled footage to create NAH. This creative piece comprises over 900 hand-drawn images of Noah’s skiing. So sit back, click play, and delve into the mind of one of skiing’s nicest.

 

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Henrik Takes Home Gold in Norway

The Iconic Swede Ups His X Game Medal Count to Five


Yet another round of X Games competitions has come and gone, and Henrik Harlaut finds himself on the podium for the second time in the year. And in honor of his accomplishment, we figured we’d take a look back at some of the more memorable moments of Henrik Harlaut’s illustrious competition career.

2013 X Games Big Air

Until the 2013 X Games in Aspen Colorado, triple corks in competition were merely the thing of rumors and internet fodder. Henrik brought it to the forefront with this gold medal performance. The Full Tilt skier dropped a confounding nose butter triple 16. In many ways, it marked a new era of competition skiing.

 

2016 – Viva La Chile

Against the sharp blues of the Chilean sky, Henrik dropped some of the more articulated jump tricks of all time. He tweaks every grab to the absolute limit — all while pushing the technical side of skiing. No wonder he landed at the top of the podium at the inaugural FIS Big Air competition with an absolutely mental switch double ten nose.

2014 Sochi Olympic Games

Despite the fact that Henrik missed the podium, the Swede put down a run to remember. With a nose butter triple, switch tail butter double, and a silky smooth rail section left a lasting impression. However, his skiing was overshadowed by the infamous Wu-Tang shoutout. Wu Tang is for the Children!

 

2017 X Games Real Ski

Henrik has always remained resolute in pushing the boundaries of all aspects of skiing. When he was tapped to produce an X Games Real Ski Segment, the ever-stoked E ‘Dollo dove in with reckless abandon. After two months of hard work, Henrik managed to walk away with the silver.

2017 X Games Oslo Big Air

However, nothing seems more impressive than Henrik’s recent win in Oslo. Despite the fact that Harlaut has executed his nose butter triple multiple times over the years, his latest iteration seemed so dialed and proper. But his second scoring trick, a double flat 1260 double japan to safety really cemented the victory. Henrik has never been one to let style fall by the wayside.

Learn More About What Boot Henrik Rides!

Where to Find the Green Drop Kick

The Future Is Now. Introducing the 2015 Drop Kick.

Demands of aggressive freestyle skiers are the same – make it simple, light and stylish. Since style can be sleek or loud, we gave you the options.

Now available in a nuclear option, plutonium not included. Head into or call the closet shop near you to pick up a pair!

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 – Available now at the following retailers –

EUROPE

LEVITATION – SWITZERLAND

ACT D!S – SWITZERLAND

BLUE TOMATO

GLISSHOP – FRANCE

EKOSPORT – FRANCE

UNITED STATES

SKI PRO INC – PHOENIX, AZ

GETBOARDS – BIG BEAR, CA

SLOPE STYLE – BRECKENRIDGE, CO

SPORT HOUSE INC. – CANTON, CT

SUBURBAN SPORTS – BERLIN, CT

GREENWOODS SKI HAUS – BOISE, ID

VIKING SKI SHOP – CHICAGO, IL

EAST COAST ALPINE – DANVERS, MA

SUMMIT SKI & SNOWBOARD – FRAMINGHAM, MA

SKI DEPOT – JAY, ME

BILL & PAUL’S – GRAND RAPIDS, MI

DON ORR SKI HAUS – TRAVERSE CITY, MI

SCHUMMERS SKI SHOP – GROSSE POINTE, MI

SUMMIT SPORTS – AUBURN HILLS, MI

PINEWSKIS SKI SHOP – ANOKA, MN

SKI COUNTRY SPORTS – ASHEVILLE, NC

SKI COUNTRY SPORTS – BANNER ELK, NC

SKI COUNTRY SPORTS – CHARLOTTE, NC

PUTNAMS SPORTS – PORTSMOUTH, NH

CITY GARAGE – ELLICOTTVILLE, NY

SPORTS PAGE – QUEENSBURY, NY

THE SKI COMPANY MOUNTAIN SPORTS – BLOOMSFIELD, NY

GEIGERS SPORTING GOODS – CHARGRIN FALLS, OH

GEIGERS SPORTING GOODS – LAKEWOOD, OH

BUCKMANS SKI SHOP – KING OF PRUSSIA, PA

BUCKMANS SKI SHOP – WHITEHALL, PA

WILLIS SKI SHOP – PITTSBURGH, PA

FREESTYLE – CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

ALPINE SHOP – SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT

TOTEM POLE SKI SHOP – LUDLOW, VT

EVO – AUBURN, WA

FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN – DOVER, NH

SPORTS CREEL – SPOKANE, WA

STURTEVANTS SPORTS – BELLEVUE, WA

Catch Up on Roner Vision

Ever looked at the world through Roner Vision? It’s an entirely different and more fun place. No idea what we’re talking about? Well here’s your chance to get to know Nitro Circus‘ own Eric Roner and catch up on his hilarious webisode series!

Episode 1 – Early Season

Episode 2 – Waiting For Snow

Episode 3 – Avalanches and Events

Episode 4 – Big Mountain Skiing & Bungee-Jumping Babies in Haines, AK

Episode 5 – Broken Femurs and Flying Oskar

BRAND NEW! Episode 6 – World Record Skydive No One Saw Coming