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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!

Full Tilt Boots Ice Skates

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.

 

 

 

Full Tilt on Blister

Full Tilt Boots and Blister Gear Review

Listen in with head Full Tilt Boot Engineer, Austin Peters, as he discusses all things Full Tilt on the Gear: 30 Podcast from Blister Gear Review. From the history of Full Tilt to highlighting what makes a 3 piece boot so special, and even giving a sneak peek of next year’s gear, they didn’t miss a beat in this podcast. Settle in and listen up!

  • Current Position & Background (3:30)
  • History of Full Tilt (11:00)
  • 2-Piece / Overlap Boots vs. 3-Piece Boots (13:45)
  • Swappable Tongues / Adjustable Flex Pattern (15:30)
  • Changes to FT’s flex pattern naming conventions (17:33)
  • Standardizing flex ratings (19:00)
  • What’s changed & what hasn’t? (21:55)
  • New Pro Tongue Liner (25:00)
  • Pro Tongue Liner vs. Wrap Liner (27:25)
  • What sort of skier ought to consider Full Tilts? (30:43)
  • Range of top skiers in Full Tilts (35:03)
  • Boot-fitter-friendliness (40:10)
  • Sammy Carlson’s new Full Tilt pro model (45:52)

Catch A Sneek Peek of Next Year’s Gear

Full Tilt First Chair 130
Full Tilt First Chair 130
Full Tilt First Chair 120
Full Tilt First Chair 120
Full Tilt Ascendant SC
Full Tilt Ascendant SC

 

 

 

Keep The LINE 2.1

Keep The LINE 2.1 – Avoriaz

Keep The LINE Skis is back in action with their Second Season. Follow along as the LINE Skis France Team trains hard, completes challenges on and off of the snow, and has way too much fun along the way.

Keep The LINE Hockey

Keep The LINE on snow

 

Grab Keep The LINE’s Gear 

Full Tilt Drop Kick Pro 

Full Tilt Drop Kick Pro

Full Tilt Descendant 8

Full Tilt Descendant 8

Full Tilt Ascendant 

Full Tilt Ascendant

Full Tilt Tom Wallisch Pro 

Full Tilt Tom Wallisch Pro Boots

Full Tilt Apres Booties

Full Tilt Apres Booties

 

10th Edition Tom Wallisch Pro – Giveaway Winner

Tom Wallisch Giveaway
10 Years of Full Tilt Tom Wallisch Boots

Thanks For Entering!

Thanks for entering in the 10th edition Tom Wallisch Pro giveaway. With so many entries it was difficult to settle on just one winner. Scroll down to see who’s taking home some brand 2020 Full Tilt Tom Wallisch Pros!

#FTTomWallischPro

And the winner is…….

Jake Rickey! Thanks to everyone who entered the #FTTomWallischPro giveaway and showcased their Full Tilt Boots! If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry there will be plenty more giveaways to come!

Congrats @J_rick21!

Just because you didn’t win doesn’t mean you can’t get on this year’s Full Tilt Tom Wallisch Pro’s. Head to your local Full Tilt Dealer to try them on and get ready for the season.

Full Tilt Tom Wallisch Pro Boots

Tom Wallisch Full Tilt Boots

Tom Wallisch Giveaway

10th Edition Tom Wallisch Pro – Win a Pair!

Win a Pair of Full Tilt Tom Wallisch Pro’s

Full Tilt Tom Wallisch Pro Boots
                            Win These Boots!

For the next week, we’re giving you the chance to win a brand new pair of Tom Wallisch Pro’s. Here’s how:

 

  1. Simply follow both @Fulltiltboots and @Twallisch on Instagram
  2. Post a photo of yourself wearing any pair of Tom’s Boots with the hashtag #FTtomwallischpro on Instagram. It can be a photo of you skiing, standing in your house, a ski shop, wherever! But the boots have to be visible. 
  3. You’re entered! We’ll announce a winner on Monday, October 21st.

May the odds be in your favor!

Tom Wallisch Giveaway
10 Years of Full Tilt Tom Wallisch Boots
City Garage Full Tilt Boots

Know Your Dealer | City Garage

Know Your Dealer: Baker Street Snow

Name: Trey Clauss

Position: Team Leader

Shop: The City Garage

Website/Social:  www.citygarageskishop.com, @Thecitygarage

Location: Ellicottville, NY

Years in Business: 20 years

Years Carrying Full Tilt: From the start!

City Garage Full Tilt Boots

Tell us a little bit about yourself and The City Garage:

I started in 2001, fresh out of high school. Wax tech in training was my position. Fast forward to 2019 and people think I am the owner! Well, I kind of am, but I don’t pay the bills…yet! City Garage opened in 1999 was founded by Sean Lowes. People thought he was crazy. This is now our 20th year of selling skis. We’ve been keeping kids off of snowboards since 99 :).

What is the ski scene like around New York?

We are in the heart of ski country, New York style. Lake effect storms can bring in feet of snow. We are an eclectic group of skiers, a melting pot of sorts. We ski it all. Tele, moguls, trees, hard carving groomers, and whatever else the conditions bring about!  When it snows we’ll see ya in the trees! Talking big!

How long have you been carrying Full Tilt?

Since the start! And we carried Raichle’s before that.

Which boot have you been most psyched about carrying? Which boots do well?

The Dropkick has been crushing it for years. We love how customizable it is and how easy it easy for any young skier to become accustomed to. It will flex and fit the right way for any customer over the right amount of time.

What is the most rewarding part about owning/ working at City Garage?

It all comes down to making people smile and getting them excited to ski. Building relationships that turn into friendships. Oh, and the deals are gear definitely don’t suck either.

What is one thing that makes City Garage a unique shop?

One word. VIBE. We are a collective of misfits that love our shop. People come in from all over the world, and we want them to remember their experience at City Garage.

 

Know Your Dealer | Baker Street Snow

Know Your Dealer: Baker Street Snow

Name: Cody Hopkins

Position: Owner

Shop: Baker Street Snow

Website/Social:  Bakerstsnow.com, @Bakerstsnow

Location: Costa Mesa CA

Years in Business: 5 years

Years Carrying Full Tilt: 5 years

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself and Baker Street Snow:

I have been in the industry for 17 years now. I Started out scraping skis and cleaning machines at Peter Glenn in Orange County. They went out of business after my first season and Stefan Kaelin Ski & Golf came in. They gave me the opportunity to start mounting skis and eventually, I became the shop manager. Six years later the economy took a crap and at the same time internet sales were taking a toll on ski shops, so they shut down too.

Phil over at Phil’s Ski and Snowboard (Costa Mesa) recruited me after that. After managing Phil’s for 5 years I started selling hard goods out of his rental and tune shop as well as managing his store. I started out super small and within 5 years Baker Street had grown to carrying over 20 of the best brands.

We have the best selection in Orange County as well as selling across the country on our website. We owe all our success to these shops, awesome reps, and our epic customers and supporters!

What is the ski scene like around Southern California?

The ski scene is very alive and well! We have lots of resorts close by! We get every kind of skier here. That is why we love Full Tilt! We sell Full Tilt to the park rats that will only get the Classic and Dropkick, the mom or dad that want something comfortable to perform, and the  80-year olds that are blown away that you don’t have to struggle your ass off to get your boots on.

How long have you been carrying Full Tilt?

5 years now! Since the start!!

Which boot have you been most psyched about carrying? Which boots do well?

We absolutely kill it with the Descendant line! Especially the Descendant 6 and 8! We get a lot of wide footed people wearing flip-flops half of the year and these just amaze them! First Chair 6, 8 and 10 do great as well. The lady’s love the ease of entry, comfort and performance also!

What is the most rewarding part about owning/ working at Baker Street Snow?

The main thing would have to be doing what we love! We work our asses off for 9 month’s but at least it’s alongside the other best Ski Shop in town ( Phil’s Ski and Board.) My best friend who passed away, his little brother that I’ve known since he was 5, is my manager. All my employees are friends, and my wife does the books! It’s one big dysfunctional family haha! I love the ski industry and so grateful to be a part of it!

What is one thing that makes Baker Street Snow a unique shop?

We’re a small shop STACKED to the ceiling with so much gear it will blow your mind!! We only do Ski and Board. We don’t sell snorkels or rollerblades. We live winter!

We’re just getting started! #BAKERSTREETFORLIFE