LINE SKIS AND NAPSTER AIM TO KEEP MOUNTAIN VIBES HIGH WITH NEW PARTNERSHIP
SEATTLE (January 25, 2017) – Followers of the LINE Traveling Circus series know better than most that a solid soundtrack is just as important as the skiing it’s backing up. Thanks to a new partnership with Napster, now a legit, global music streaming service, LINE aims to make it even easier for fans to find and access the music that’s streamed daily by their favorite brand and pro skiers alike.
Found on both LINEskis.com and Napster’s desktop and mobile apps, fans can enjoy content from a selection of LINE featured skiers. Each athlete will obsessively curate their current favorite tracks into a Napster playlist and publish the selection alongside a bio, photos and their favorite LINE products.
Beginning today, the partnership kicks off with established artist and skier, Eric Pollard, known by many as a key component of LINE’s look and feel. With additional experience in film production and editing, Eric knows a thing or two about selecting cuts for the perfect soundtrack.
In addition to featured playlists, LINE and Napster will host a monthly photo contest through social media that will extend into the summer. Fans will have a chance to submit entries to win select soft goods and ultimately have a chance at a pair of custom-designed skis with graphics by skier and local artist, Charlie Cultrara. Follow @LINEskis and @napster on Instagram and Facebook for rules on entering.
LINE followers can enjoy a free trial of Napster for 30 days, featuring unlimited streaming of millions of songs, radio stations and curated playlists, then $9.99/month after. For more information, please visit LINEskis.com/napster.
About Napster: Napster is one of the world’s leading premium subscription streaming music services. Available in 34 countries, Napster gives members unlimited ad-free access to the music they love anywhere, anytime and on any device – online or off. Whether on the slopes, at home, at work, or in the car, Napster subscribers can download playlists and tracks from a catalog of 40 million songs, and tap into the power of our global Listener Network, to connect with like-minded music fans and discover new music they love every day. Napster is headquartered in Seattle, with offices across the U.S. Latin America and Europe, and its respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Rhapsody International Inc. Follow @Napster on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and learn more at www.napster.com.
Napster PR Contact: Sarah Tobis – firstname.lastname@example.org
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WILL WESSON’S 2016 WINNING ENTRY
Real Skiing in Real Streets! X Games is fast approaching and with it a crowd favorite – X Games Real Street video contest! While we’re always psyched to watch awesome edits, we’re particulary stoked for the 2017 contest as LINE athletes have stacked the competition!
Returning to the competition again this year are Will Wesson and Tom Wallisch, who claimed the X Games Gold Medal and People’s choice respectively. Joining them are fellow LINE athletes Khai Krepela and LJ Strenio!
Be sure to stay tuned for more info on when & where the edits will be dropping online!
Tom Wallisch’s 2016 Entry
Check the Insta-Gallery for Behind-The-Scenes action!
Can’t find the words to describe how happy I am to be done filming this @xgames #realski part 😂 But no joke I’ve never worked so hard at anything in my life. Hope you like what we put together. Look for it on the ESPN site and in @level1 movie with lots more next fall @theskimonster @sagaouterwear @lineskis 📽 @jakestrassman with @upstate_doan #windknockedout
A video posted by LJ Strenio (@ljstrenio) on
Lowest of lows as we ran out of light last night before getting the shot. So grateful for the whole crew to rally again today for round two logging one of my all time favorite shots. Thanks for all the hard work @erikseophoto @jermpaquette 📷@hennievj and @joshwaldaddy! @sagaouterwear @theskimonster @lineskis
Happy to come out of @xgames #realski generally healthy and in one piece again. Thank you @jonnydurst for the hard work and everyone who helped us especially #1 street support wizard @kevinsalonius(photo)! Congrats to all involved on some crazy videos(coming in Feb). Looking forward to my first chairlift ride of 2017…
TOO MANY QUESTIONS W/ DYLAN SIGGERS
It’s time for another round of “Too Many Questions,” where we’ve sent one of our athletes a list of 100+ questions and didn’t really specify which ones he or she should answer. Following Colter Hinchliffe’s Interview, we’re chatting with Dylan Siggers this time around to see what makes this Canadian tick!
Who are you? Dylan Siggers
Where are you from? Fernie, BC
How old are you? 23
What’s the first thing you did today? Cuddled with my doggy
What’s your favorite movie? T.V. show?
4. Avatar the last air bender
Favorite beverage/beer/wine/water? PBR and Hey Yalls
Favorite non-skiing activity? MTB
What did you want to do for a profession as a kid? Be a totally sik skier dood
What is your earliest memory? Probably riding my tricycle off the deck at my parents first house.
Dog or Cat? Fish? Doggy
What was the last book you read? The Swarm, haha, I think it was about nano bots taking over the world.
Did you have a crush on any of your teachers in school? Haha nope can’t say I did
Favorite subject? (Math, English, Gym etc) Math in highschool, would probably like English more now.
What was your school mascot? A falcon, I think
Were you the geek or jock? The called us “Grinners”, short for granolas haha
Quick – answer this question (convince me it’s the right answer!)
Train A, traveling 70 miles per hour (mph), leaves Westford heading toward Eastford, 260 miles away. At the same time Train B, traveling 60 mph, leaves Eastford heading toward Westford. When do the two trains meet? How far from each city do they meet?
Oh god. Like 11?
Do you believe in a higher power? Nope
If you were reincarnated, what kind of animal would you prefer to come back as? A cougar probably
When was the last time you were scared? Skiing park in whistler this summer haha
What’s on your bucket list? Play in a good band
How lucky are you and why? Insanely lucky. I have way too many awesome things in my life I shouldn’t.
Buddha and Jesus walk into a bar – who get’s thrown out first for drinking too much? Why? Uhhhhhhhh
What’s your setup? Flanel, Burrrlapz hoodie, snow pants, sunglasses, blends
Best local spot (restaurant / bar / burrito place) at your local resort? Yamagoya Sushi in town
Top influencers growing up? Who’d you look up to? I liked War a lot. That movie was rad. I always liked JP Auclair but I don’t think my skiing or filmmaking ever drew anything from his style to be honest. But Nimbus has always been a really big influence for me. Ask anyone who knows me hahah
What keeps you skiing? The chicks, mostly….naaaaah haha
Will you ever retire? I’d never quit skiing I don’t think. I assume my focus in the ski industry will change over time but I plan to stay on the path I am now, where that leaves me I’m not sure!
What’s the worst thing you’ve seen written about you on Newschoolers (or internet)? Best thing? Haha, I can’t really recall any super mean stuff. Everyone was super nice about the whole Superunknown thing though, and that was really cool.
Safety bar up or down? Depends how fast the lift is, and if my feet hurt
Would you rather try a switch dub front flip on a mono board or tele skis? We’ve talked about this, riding switch on a mono board would be impossible. Tele skis for sure
Favorite LINE ski? (can be current or from prior years) Mordecai for sure. Dat rocker profile on fleek bruh
What’s the best trick you could do when you were 12 years old? Backflip!
What’s the best day you’ve ever had on skis? There’s like five every year. This year was Christmas holidays in Fernie. There was 4 days in a row where it felt like you could just go land on your head and it’d be chill. Best week ever
How do you setup / tune your gear to your preference? Mount skis around centre (often really crooked) give them a medium detune then ski them into the ground.
You can either spend the day in a bullet-proof terrain park or warm, wet heavy pow – which do you choose? Oh god wet heavy pow, every time.
Ever had a run in with Ski Patrol? Our first lap ever in Japan we found this amazing tree triangle night skiing and it seemed like no one had skied it all week. After a few laps of being dumb Canadians, a super Japanese man in red came and freaked the hell out. Turned out it was super not open. So we told him we were guests at the Hilton and he let us go.
What is the worst trend in skiing? Comp skiing doesn’t have enough tricks and the bunch doesn’t have enough style… Wait is that right?
What is the best trend in skiing? Instagram videos
If you were only allowed to do 1 trick for the rest of your career on skis, what would it be? Shiftys
What’s surprised you the most about where skiing is today?
What’s the biggest backcountry (and/or general skiing) FAIL you’ve ever committed? The first time Brody put his skins on no one had ever told him how and he tried putting them on glue side out. They didn’t work so good after that hahah
Have you ever pooped yourself from falling while skiing? I wish
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve eaten? I’m a picky eater so nothing that wild. Probably some sushi thing
The weirdest place you’ve slept? I’ll sleep anywhere
How does the internet work? Yes
Why is a tennis ball fuzzy? For speed duh, actually though why are they?
You’re only allowed 3 ingredients, how to you make the following:
Hashbrowns Grated with salt and pepper
Kraft Dinner Sharp Cheddar
Tortilini with tomato sauce
You’re only allowed to live in one place for the rest of your life – where & why? Fernie cause it’s awesome
You can change one thing in the world – what is it & why? Make the weather like it was in the 50s #powdur
Would you rather be allergic to gluten or dairy? Dairy for sure, I love gluten
How long do you think you’d survive in the event of a zombie apocalypse? 0 days ha
Look at the objects in the room around you – if you were to be sent to a deserted island, which 3 objects would you bring? Im in a chilis so the liquor wall, the kitchen, and one of these comfy seats to sleep on
If you were cast in a movie, would you prefer to play the hero or villain? If it involved superpowers – what would they be? Hero, shoot lightning
You’re allowed to rename one person on the LINE team – who is it and what’s their new name? Dan Brown -> Dad
You’re offered $1000 to get the face of another LINE athlete tattoo’d on your ass – who is it & why? Do you turn it down? Remus the corgi, does that count? If not Will cause he’d hate it.
You’re told the finale of Game of Thrones (or any other popular show), do you spoil it via the internet or keep it to yourself? Game of what?
You’re the head of an internet startup – what’s the name of it and what’s it do/sell? My friends and I just had this conversation the other day. We’re gonna make a series of apps and make millions. So far that’s all we have but I’ll keep you in the loop.
You choose: Tiny, tiny hands or a very large nose. Hahahahahahah tiny hands maybe?
What’s the best way to travel? Driving
Your best memory from 2015/2016 season? Staying in a cool cabin close to Fernie with the homies. Got waaasted and went and ran around at midnight. The cabin got burned down by forestry arsonists a few weeks later
The best way to peel a banana? From the end
The best topping on pizza is: Cheese
The best country to visit is: Ive only been to like 5 but Japan is funny. Mexico is sick too
The best video game platform ever is & why?: (Sega Genesis, N64) N64, are you kidding me?
The best kind of dessert is? Cheesecake The Worst: Anything with fruit in it
What activity are you really bad at but still do regularly even though you’re awful at it? Skateboarding probably, but I’ve been sticking to tramp skating lately
What is the worst thing that’s ever happened to your rental car / hotel room? Showed up at an airport half an hour too late to get the rental car, then been refused at the only place to sleep at the airport for having a tattoo. Then taking a $250 cab to our hotel.
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Haven’t had many bad jobs but I hated dishwashing
What’s the worst haircut you’ve ever had? Last summer I got a haircut and looked exactly like my mom
Where’s the worst place you’ve ever gone? Oh man. I’m not actually sure
The worst food to eat when you’re hungover?Spicy curry? Maybe?
Are you single? Big nope on that one
How could someone get a date with you? Pay for it
What’s the best pick up line? The worst? I’ve got nothing haha
Describe your dream wedding? Drunk
Who’s your celebrity crush? Male & Female. Racheal from friends
Tell me about Prom… Lots of shotgunning
What did you do (or what have you planned for) this summer? Lots of film work, went skiing and shot an edit at momentum, MTBing, fly fishing, dog owning, working on our sick band, more film work.
If you were a DJ, what would your stage name be? Buffalo Dyl
Do you listen to music while you ski? Sometimes, mostly not
What do you listen to on the car ride to the mountain? On the lift? Classic rock, rap, country, random rock songs, blink 182
What ski film / edit / segment had the best soundtrack? After the sky falls and Sled BC
If you had the rights to any song, past or present, for your next edit/segment – what would it be? Rock and roll led Zeppelin
What song is currently stuck in your head? Say it ain’t so, Weezer
What song do you hate when it get’s stuck in your head? One dance by drake
Andy Parry’s #TellAFriendTour is currently underway and if you have a chance to attend – do it! Andy Parry, Erik Olson, Jeff Curry, Kevin Merchant, Sawyer Sellingham, and more have been traveling up and down and around the Northeast to your local resorts, handing out high fives and swag (and occasionally cash) but more importantly pizza and good vibes. This event is one of a kind!
Having just wrapped up the first leg of the trip, the Tour continues this Saturday, January 21st for the second leg. Find a stop near you!!
January 21st – Big Boulder
Sat 10 AM
big boulder PARK
Lake Harmony, PA
January 22nd – Bear Creek
Sun 10 AM
Bear Creek Mountain Resort
January 28th – Brandywine
Sat 10 AM
Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort
January 29th – Madriver
Sun 10 AM
Mad River Mountain
February 4th – Chestnut Mountian Resort
Sat 10 AM
Chestnut Mountain Resort
February 5th – Tell A Friend Tour Competition at Chestnut Mountain Resort
Sun 8:30 AM
Chestnut Mountain Resort
February 9th – Welch Village
Thu 3 PM
February 10th – Buck Hill Ski Area
Fri 3 PM
Buck Hill Ski & Snowboard Area
February 11th – Trollhaugen
Sat 10 AM
February 12 – Spirit Mountain Ski Resort
Sun 10 AM
Burrrlapz The Movie
Here it is! Our first full length ski film. Inspired by the likes of the Wasted Youth and Cold Lampin, we at The Burrrlapz hope you enjoy the next 37 minutes of “the worst movie I ever did see!”
Brody Mcskimming & Dylan Siggers
Commit Snow and Skate
Fernie Alpine Resort
Boys On Third
Maurizio Von Flotow
Lucas Stal Madison
This movie is not to be sold or distributed for profits. This film was made with no financial support or had any budget whatsoever. Made by idiots, for other idiots who enjoy watching idiots being idiots.
The end of the
world year is here and while we’re looking ahead to 2017 – here’s a look back at 10 #MoreFunner things that happened in 2016!
The LINE team descended on the Summit at Snoqualmie for the annual teamshoot. Tricks were thrown, laughs were had.
Catch more of the action in the first episode of LINE Traveling Circus’ 9th Season – Washington TC!
2. Will Wesson – XGames Gold Medalist
Will Wesson, long known for his rail skills, claims the gold medal in XGames inaugural Real Street video competition.
3. World Record Holder Tom Wallisch
Tom Wallisch also had a huge season, releasing Vice Versa and becoming the world record holder for sliding the World’s Longest Rail!
4. Eric Pollard reshapes skiing, again – The Pescado
Longtime LINE collaborator and skier, Eric Pollard debuted one of his most unique designs ever, the LINE Pescado.
5. LJ Strenio is XXXtreme!
LJ Strenio is one among a few skiers casted as stunt doubles for Vin Diesel’s new XXX Movie, XXX: Return of Xander Cage! He’s documented the experience for Powder Magazine HERE in Welcome to the Jungle.
6. Colter Hinchliffe’s Sandstone & Snow released by TGR
“Last winter, instead of exploring Alaska, British Columbia, or Japan, Colter Hinchliffe found himself in another outdoor paradise: Moab. Few would think of the sandstone paradise—a mecca for climbing—as a place to push one’s ability skiing. However, Colter was inspired by the terrain and grabbed a pair of skis to explore the peaks of the La Sal mountain range.” READ MORE AT TETON GRAVITY.
7. Repeat Offender, Leo Taillefer wins GoPros Line of the Year…again!
Frenchman Leo Taillefer wins GoPro’s LINE of the Winter again after continuously dropping edits every month that are equal parts pucker moments and jaw dropping feats.
8. Hadley Hammer sends it in Teton Gravity’s Tight, Loose & more!
Hadley Hammer has been consistently going 100% each season and it’s definitely shown this past season – between her segment in TGR’s Tight, Loose, her artic adventures in Girls Gone Polar and her own featured podcast on Powder, Nausicaa Cast – you better watch & listen!
9. Andy Parry’s Tell A Friend Tour
Andy Parry’s Tell A Friend Tour returns for it’s 3rd season! Join Andy and the crew for pizza, prizes and fun at some of your favorite resorts in the Northeast & Midwest!
10. Movie of the Year – Level 1’s Pleasure
Level 1 Productions 17th release, Pleasure, wins Powder Magazine’s Movie of the Year, thanks in part to the ridiculous segments from Will Wesson, Sami Ortlieb, Khai Krepela, LJ Strenio, Rob Heule, Pär Peyben Hägglund, Garrett Russell and friends.
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