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The Podcast Roundup | Full Tilt Athletes

The Podcast Roundup

Full Tilt athletes have been making waves in the podcast world over the course of this year. From the Powell Movement to the Low-Pressure Podcast, to Simon Dumon’t new Ascension podcast, there’s no shortage of professional athletes and ski industry enthusiasts that you can hear from.

Whether you’re looking to learn more about your favorite professional skier or see how some of the biggest players in the ski industry got to where they are today, Podcast’s present an awesome opportunity to get the inside scoop.

Listen in to these Podcasts with Full Tilt Athletes Phil Casabon, Tom Wallisch, Colby Stevenson, and Rob Heule to learn about how they became professional skiers, and who they are behind the scenes.

The Powell Movement: Phil Casabon 

Phil Casabon doesn’t do many interviews…what he’s known for is style on his skis and there aren’t too many in the world today that make skiing look as good as Phil.  While he has two X Games Gold Medals in the Real Snow category and competed, that’s not what Phil is all about.  He’s about edit’s that focus creativity and style.  On the podcast we talk coming up, Henrik, Wu-Tang, plants, fungus, and a lot of skiing and style.  It’s a must listen podcast.

Ascension Episode 1: Tom Wallisch 

Listen to “Ep. 1 Tom Wallisch” on Spreaker.

Fresh off of their “Resurrection” edit reboot, the God-Fathers of ski style return. Simon Dumont is launching his new show and bringing the crew along with him. Tom Wallisch slides into the studio with Simon in order to quickly go over the past and look forward to the future of skiing.

Ascension Episode 4: Colby Stevenson

Listen to “Ep. 4 Colby Stevenson” on Spreaker.

Simon sits down with one of the hottest skiers out right now in Colby Stevenson. What does the road to X Games gold look like? If you said that doesn’t include a traumatic brain injury then your missing the story! Lock in for another great interview with Simon

 

Low-Pressure Podcast: Rob Heule

Rob Heule is a professional skier, part-time Christmas light hanger, clothing designer and manufacturer, river surfer, and all-around good guy. Originally from Fernie, BC and now living just outside of Calgary, Rob made the trip to Whistler to attend a North Face event and stopped by the LPP Studios for a chat!

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Full Tilt Boots on Ice

Full Tilt Boots on Ice

Yes, there’s plenty of ice to be found on the mountain, and Full Tilt Boots can definitely help you rip through that ice. But this story isn’t about that kind of ice, It’s about ice found in the rink.

Kris Van Hoof was an avid hockey player and coach. He played goalie for his local club and coached a team of young kids. But one day he had a tragic accident at work. He fell nearly 30 feet from a crane and ended up breaking many bones in both feet and ankles. After emergency surgery, he was left with numerous screws In each foot and the promise that he may never walk again without crutches.

But Kris loved sports too much to give up that easily. 14 Months later, after tons of hard work and physical therapy, he was able to walk again without crutches. Being able to walk again without any help was a huge success for Kris, but he wasn’t satisfied yet.

Getting Back on the Ice

Kris had his mind set on getting back on the ice and doing what he loves. However, with so many screws in his feet and a limited range of motion, Kris couldn’t comfortably put his feet back into his hockey skates.

With the help of Kris’ friend, Marc Fransen, Kris was able to try on some Full Tilt Seth Morrison boots. With the helping of a heat-moldable liner and shell and unique flex of the three-piece boot, Marc was able to mold the boot into a shape that was comfortable for Kris’s feet.

Once they had a good fit, Kris and Marc proceeded to mount ice skate blades into the bottom of the Seth Morrison Boots.

Thanks to the unique flex and customization of Full Tilt Boots, and the ingenious idea from Marc Fransen, Kris was able to successfully get back on the ice. He has resumed his role of coaching, and he will be back in net playing goalie again soon.