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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.

However, 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 mindset 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 Full Tilt’s heat-moldable liners and shell, paired the 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.

 

 

 

Keep The LINE 2.1

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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.

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From The Field: Adventures to Tagert Hut

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Andrew Whiteford Heads to Colorado’s Tagert Hut

Strewn across Colorado’s hardscrabble high country, there is a series of huts known as the 10th Mountain Division Huts. Originally used for training exercises for the elite Military Unit, these huts are now utilized more for backcountry recreation than anything else. The Tagert Hut, tucked away in the Elk Mountains between Crested Butte and Aspen is one such place. Tagert offers comfy accommodations and — perhaps most importantly — rad ski touring.

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It seems like an only fitting place to put the all-new Full Tilt Ascendant through the paces. So Andrew Whiteford packed up his Volkswagen Eurovan and pointed ‘er south from Jackson. Whiteford linked up with Jake Strassman and his mustached crew of midwest transplants for a long week of sun and ski touring.

From long alpine lines, to quicker treed shots, the mixed terrain offers unbeatable testing environs. Following the group of hearty Minnesotans, Andrew and Jake took to the terrain quickly.

It’s a different pace once the ski area closes; gone are the mornings hustling. Mornings slow roast and give way to late afternoon corn harvests. Towards the end of the day, everyone reconvenes to revel in the day’s accomplishments. It’s a simpler way of life — a regression to once was.

Finally, with this all-new boot, Full Tilt Believers can tap into these vibes, and experience the mountains in new avenues. We’ve gone full tech over here at Full Tilt, and we can’t wait to see how much farther you can go with the Ascendant. Learn more about the newest boots, and go ask your local dealer if they’ve ordered a few pairs.

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.

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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             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.


 

@fulltiltboots are starting to arrive… #soulsister and #classic so far, but more to come!

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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.

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.

 

Peyben in the Park II

Swedish style overlord Peyben drops a heater! Check out those handdrags!

Par “Peyben” Haggland, longtime Bunch Staple and Full Tilt Skier rips around his local hill with the fluidity and creative approach that only he can. Just wait for the ender. Like many of his compatriots, Peyben proves that innovation and progression require little more than an open mind. Tune in and let Peyben’s mind-warping approach sink in.

Peyben rocks the FT Classic; learn more about ’em HERE.