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April 30th, 2013 - Posted by in Japanese Line News

Line Carが2、3日点検のため、車屋さんに預けてきました。

昨年度も長い距離を走ってくれました。

また今年も元気に走れるように点検してもらいます。

リフレッショして今年もバンバン走っておくれ~!!

4週とちょっと

April 29th, 2013 - Posted by in Japanese Line News

手術から4週間経過~。

ようやく歩き方も普通になってきた。

曲り135度くらいの、伸びは手のひら一枚くらいで後1,2週間は我慢といっところ。

しかし、段差とか階段とかはまだ要注意だなぁ~。 まー、経過良好です。
いや~、春に気持ち良く滑りたいもんだ、しかし。

ここ数年は怪我に悩まされ、シャバシャバの春になかなか思いっきり滑れてないよ~な。

次のシーズンはそんな事ならないように今からしっかりリハビリしよ~。

これからは両膝正常にもどったし、もう悩む事はないっ!!
毎日月山見て、スキーしたい気持ちを我慢しながらリハビリしてます。

昨日は久しぶりのこいつと再会。

あいかわらずマイペース。

Eric Pollard Injury Update #2

April 25th, 2013 - Posted by in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

I’m doing much better now that I’m out of the hospital. I spent half the winter laying on my back, bed-ridden, and simply waiting for news from doctors. Basically what went down is as follows;

I broke my leg the first day of the first ski trip of the year!  A spiral fracture of my tibia, I spent a couple nights in a Russian hospital, flew from Russia to Germany on an air ambulance (Doctors decided it was very risky to fly back to the USA).   In Germany I had an operation to put a rod and some screws in my bone.   Days after the first surgery, my leg was in a lot of pain, and my good friend (the creator of Line Skis Jason Levinthal who was in the hospital with me) and I were very concerned that I had compartment syndrome.  We asked the doctors repeatedly to do the necessary tests on my leg, but the Doctors were convinced there was nothing wrong.  Unfortunately our suspicions were correct, and I did have compartment syndrome.  I was rushed into surgery in the middle of the night (after a full day of the worst pain of my life).  Once again, unfortunately for me, the surgery was done incorrectly, and the pressure in my anterior compartment was not released.  Lots of pressure in my leg caused tons of pain, and I had yet another fasciotomy surgery 6 hours later.  Because the anterior compartment had not been released on the first fasciotomy, the muscles then burst out of my leg.   As a result I had a lot of damage to that particular area, and I also had a very large wound with very swollen muscles.  I could not move my foot or toes up.  The massive cut/wound in my leg was open from my ankle to my knee and was about 9 inches wide.

I then decided I needed to be moved to a different hospital because I had lost confidence in the hospital I was at.  I had quite a few more surgeries while I was in my new hospital in Germany for over a month.  Surgeries to check my nerves, cut out dead tissue and attempt to close the wound.  I was stuck laying in my bed, meeting with neurologists and surgeons, getting bad news, and just hoping for the best.  The risk was that I had a huge open wound, and if I got an infection with all my compartments open, I would lose my leg.  The other fear I was facing was that I might not regain the use of my foot and toes because of nerve and muscle damage.  My family flew out, and I had a huge amount of help from the Line rep and his family from Frankfurt (thank you again Siamak, Linda and Rosheen).  Finally I was told that the only thing left to do was a skin graft because the wound would not close otherwise, so I had the operation.   After a month in the same position, waiting for my skin graft to heal, I was cleared to fly home to the United States.  Back in the USA I went to another hospital and had another two surgeries, bringing the total to 10!

When I awoke from my first surgery back in the States I was told that I my foot was partially paralyzed because my anterior muscle had been cut out.   As a result I lost the ability to move my foot upward, and because of nerve and other soft tissue damage I can’t move my toes.  I lost the muscle in my leg because of the pressure that was put on it from compartment syndrome.  Upon awakening, I was also told that I had fell victim to an infection, and I am on an iv via a PICC to fight the infection.   I have to wear a fanny pack that carries the anitbiotics, and I have a line that goes into my bicep and straight to my heart which delivers 2 hours of antibiotics three times a day.  The last surgery I had was to do a final debridement and close the wound.

I’m thankful to be moving forward with physical therapy and optimistic about getting back on my skis next season.  The entire experience has been very difficult, and I feel so lucky to have had so many people thinking of me.  I truly believe that it has made a big difference in my recovery.  Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers.  I can’t wait to see you up on the hill!

Click here to view the first part of his story

Roy Kittler Wins Nine Knights Jib Contest

April 23rd, 2013 - Posted by in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

Line MC Roy Kittler got First Place in the FIAT Nine Knights 2013 Jib Contest!

Read the whole story at Nine Knights

Voleurz Resurrection

Voleurz is back from the dead with an all new edit featuring Line MC Rob Heule on next years Blend


Voleurz Resurrection from Voleurz on Vimeo.

After closing its doors in December 2012, Voleurz has resurrected for one last session. Filmer over 7 days in April 2013, this edit is dedicated to our family, friends, followers, and fans who’ve shown so much love and support over the past 10 years. This one’s for you.

Produced and Directed by Shayne Zwickel
Produced and Story by Darren Rayner
Edited by Kuba Wiatrak

Starring:
Rob Heule, Mack Jones, Simon d’Artois, Geoff Brown, KC Deane, Jesse Millen, Warren Williams, Braden Dean, Kye Peterson, Stan Rey, Noah Bowman, Dane Degruyter, Austin Ross, Jesmond Dubeau

Cinematography:
Mason Mashon, Zac Moxley, Darren Rayner, Ben Webb, Graeme Meiklejohn, Charlie Grinnell, Shayne Zwickel, Vanessa Chan

Music:
Ali Milner “I Lost My Diamond”
Rich Hope “I See Trouble”
Bend Sinister “Whatever You Want”
Jack Mercer “The Hootenany”
The Racoons “Be My Television”

Max Hammer in Eye’s Mind presented by Sony

Follow Max Hammer skiing the 13/14 Opus and Sick Day 110 in Jackson Hole, WY with this all new Sony Mind’s Eye: Season 1 Episode 1 POV

Sony’s Mind’s Eye is 10 episode series of self-edits gives an insider’s look at the team of TGR athletes as they documents their adventures with Sony’s Action Cam

And check out the shots below of Max inside Jackson Hole Skier Magazine 2013

 

3週+2日

April 19th, 2013 - Posted by in Japanese Line News

やっと退院しました~。

そして、術後3週間経ったので松葉杖も卒業~!!

俺は自由になった~と感じました~。

でも、まだまだですがね。 膝はまだまっすぐ伸びないし、曲りは130度前後をさまよっています。

前回もそうだったけど、同じ時期に同じ手術して入院してた女子は伸びも曲りも早い。

男子は筋肉もあるし、遅いみたいです。 なので、俺はまだ歩き方がぎこちない、、、。

早くスタスタ歩きたいもんです。

でも、今回の手術では腫れやむくみが少なく、今までになく順調に経過してます。

その点では良い感じかな。

まだまだ先は長いので、地道にリハビリで~す。
ところで、今日は山で雪降ってたみたいね~。

明日、月山やばいんでないか~と一人で想像中~!!

Andrew Whiteford releases another amazing POV

April 12th, 2013 - Posted by in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

 

Line MC Andrew Whiteford has just released Dub Tales Episode 2 

Skiing around Jackson, Wyoming. Attempting to justify wearing multiple cameras…and having a lot of fun doing it.
Music: Purity Ring -Fineshrine (HugLife Remix) www.huglifemusic.com

Of Note:
0:18 my jacket pocket is wide open. Nothing lost, thankfully.
1:02 obvious backslap. -200 G.N.A.R points

Dub Tales Ep. 2 from Andrew Whiteford on Vimeo.

 

And if you missed it, check out Dub Tales Episode 1

Shot in December, one of my goals for this video was to show off the great conditions we had here in Jackson. It also shows a couple “firsts” for my ski year: first Saratoga lap (:13), First Tram (1:02), first Alta Chutes, (1:05), first pass lap (2:33), first tomahawk (3:23)…(first but certainly not the last!). I also wanted to show just how playful and fun skiing is. I had so much footage that it was hard to limit it to a minute or two so I hope you make it all the way through…4 minutes is a real challenge for people these days!
Music: Sigur Ros: Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur
(While I don’t know what they’re singing, it’s hard not to be carried by the emotion and rhythm of their music. Check them out! And in the meantime, maybe I’ll try learning Icelandic.)

Shout outs to GoPro, Line, Orage, Backcountry.com, Dakine, Full Tilt, Smith Optics, and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. All awesome companies and great people, and if you have any questions on what I’m using, hit me up!

Dub Tales Ep. 1 from Andrew Whiteford on Vimeo.

Just Announced: LINE Traveling Circus Week at Windells 2013

LINE Traveling Circus is taking over Session #2 at Windells (June 16th-23rd)

Registration for Session #2 LINE Traveling Circus Week is now open and we look forward to seeing you there!

Fun with Line Traveling Circus – Summer 2012 from Windells on Vimeo.

Top to Bottom with Will Wesson from Windells on Vimeo.

Session 3, 2012: Skiing from Windells on Vimeo.

Line-stagram Winner

April 9th, 2013 - Posted by in Giveaway Winners!, LINE Skis News

If you haven’t heard we are giving away stuff just by tagging us on Instagram.

Make sure to tag your amazing photos with @lineskis and/or #lineskis so we can see it and click here for more contest details.

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