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Van-cation – TC’s Guide to a More Funner Summer!

June 27th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, Traveling Circus Sideshow

 LINE Traveling Circus' Andy Parry, Jake Strassman, Will Wesson & Shane McFalls.

LINE Traveling Circus’ Andy Parry, Jake Strassman, Will Wesson & Shane McFalls.

Summer is here! School’s out and and/or you’ve got some vacation stored up and looking to hit the road…now what?

Well, we’ve checked in with the most trusted travel guides here at HQ, LINE’s Traveling Circus’s Will Wesson, Andy Parry, Jake Strassman & Shane McFalls, and they’ve got a list of where to go, what to do and what to put on that hot dog!

Read on!

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Where are you currently?

“Silverthorne, Colorado” – Jake
“Living in Government Camp, Oregon” – Andy
“Home in Southern Vermont” – Shane
“Whistler, BC Canada” -Will

What have you been up to?

“Being a Dad” – Shane
“Started off summer by visiting Woodward Copper or Line Week, now I’m guest coaching at Momentum for two weeks and I’ll be flying to Europe in early July to start filming for season two of Zermatt Glacier Days with Sämi and Rob.” – Will
“Healing from surgery and making my own ski wax, Wizardz Wax” – Andy
“I’m still skiing here in Colorado, but have been fishing, camping and canoeing in Minnesota as well.” – Jake

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What are your top five summertime activities?

“My favorite things to do in the summer would be stay at a cabin for a weekend with friends, fish, camp, ski (water and snow), and canoe.” – Jake
“Skiing, skiing, skiing, skiing, and…. skiing” – Andy
“Skiing, attempting skating/ surfing, hiking, and biking” – Will
“Skateboarding, running, biking, swimming and eating” – Shane

What are the perfect toppings for a hot dog?

“Ketchup. Sorry mustard people.” – Will
“Sauerkraut and spicy mustard” – Shane
“Fired onions and spicy mustard, with a side of potato or pasta salad” – Jake
“I dont eat that shit. Give me a sausage.” – Andy

What are the top five places you’ve traveled to in the US? In the world?

“PNW, BC, Japan, France, Korea etc… They are all awesome.” – Andy
“In the world? Japan, New Zealand, The Alps, The Andes, Australia” – Will
“Japan rules above all” – Shane
“The top 5 places I’ve been to in the U.S. would have to be 1) the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. 2) Hood River, Oregon. 3) Ketchum, Idaho. 4) Ashcroft, Colorado. 5) Minnaqua, Wisconsin. Top 5 in the world would be 1) British Columbia, Canada. 2) Schwanden, Switzerland 3) Hokkaido, Japan 4) Nevados de Chillian, Chile. 5) Bariloche, Argentina” – Jake

So you’re getting in the van for a long road trip, what are three things you don’t forget to bring?

” What you need for a long trip in the van is a Sharpie marker to add some new artwork to the ceiling and walls, new stickers to add to the collections, and lots of snacks.” – Jake
“Depends on when I’m doing it but music, food, and proper clothes.” – Andy
“Sleeping Bag, Water, Ski Stuff” – Will
“Toothbrush, sleeping bag and clean socks for the drive home.” – Shane

What are three things you hope your traveling companions don’t bring?

“On trips you mainly hope everyone doesn’t bring dirty clothes that they should have washed before packing them – like Andy’s socks, and LJ’s knee brace.” – Jake
“Sickness. That stuff spreads like wildfire.” – Andy
“Less than three full sets of clothing, well used ski boots, contagious sickness.” – Will
“Their bad music or bad attitudes.” – Shane

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What SPF would you recommend for skiing at summer camps?

“35 max, get a good burn first day for a protective base” – Shane
“30+” – Will
“60+” – Andy
“The best sunscreen for summer camps is blend of Banana Boat 45 and Coppertone 15.” – Jake

How would you recommend kids prep their skis for skiing either at a glacier / snowfield or summer backyard setup?

“To get your skis ready for summer skiing on the glacier, just cake a bunch of all temp wax on there and don’t bother scrapping.” – Jake
“Put bindings on them” – Will

Will Wesson, photo by Rocky Maloney

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If you were to have to go to summer school, what subject would it be for?

“If I went to summer school, I’d take a filmmaking class.” – Jake
“Were to have to? I did for math in 6th grade.” – Andy
“Surfing” – Will
“How to do your taxes 101” – Shane

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