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LINE Traveling Circus 10.2: Nordic Skiing

November 14th, 2017 - Posted by willski in Event Coverage

LTC HEADS TO NORWAY!

Earlier this fall, LINE Traveling Circus launched it’s tenth season of production, which, is a lot. Think of how many pizzas have been consumed, miles driven in the van, and bizarre locations these guys have documented over the years. Yet in all that time, there are still places left to be explored, jokes to be made, and tricks to be invented.

Andy And Sami Get Weird In Norway

This past spring, after the #SpringBreak2017, Will Wesson, Andy Parry, and Sami Ortlieb packed up and headed north towards the arctic fjordlands of Norway. In the course of their explorations, they stumbled upon a new world of skiing… and apparently trolls. We’re still not entirely sure what the deal is with that.

Top Notch Visability

 

But the skiing looks pretty darn nice. Well, nice and wet, at least. With temperatures hovering around freezing point, the TC crew, joined by local shredder Sig Tviet, blast around Folgefonna’s summer park. Which we hear is a gorgeous area. Not that you could tell; it was socked in for almost the entire trip.

Sami takes advantage of some sunny skies

 

But when you’re a consummate professional — as these guys definitely are — you make something outta nothing. Check out Andy and Sami getting weird, Sig flowing with signature style, and Will bringing the exacting playfulness. Without further ado, here it is! Episode 10.2: Nordic Skiing Part 1. Could Part two seriously come out as early as next week?!

 

 

The Summer Rail Challenge By Kevin Salonius

August 4th, 2017 - Posted by willski in Event Coverage, LINE Skis News

It’s hard to believe that six weeks have come and gone. But here we sit, in the dog days of summer. Some of us were lucky enough to spend time at summer camps, others not so much. Kevin Salonius, the Finnish Rail Guru, has been putting on the Summer Rail Challenge for a number of years now, and the overarching impulse is the same: make due with what you’ve got.

Not everyone can get to snow in the summer months. But anyone can take some scrap wood, cobble together a drop-in, and hit a sketchy rail in their backyard — once you get over the embarrassment of putting clicking into skis without the slightest bit of snow within 500 miles.

Overall, there were 21 entries, each one demonstrating some serious ingenuity. But as the Entry Deadline came and went, the votes were tallied, and three guys guys rose to the top of the pack. Folks, without further introduction and posturing, we present the top three from the Summer Rail Challenge by Kevin Salonius:

1.Sage Frontella

2. Max Rye

3. Corey Iyoob

Congrats, guys! We broke down the top three below. So Keep reading to learn more, and watch the edits.

First Place: Sage Frontella

 

“Sage really embodies what this contest was all about: making due with what you’ve got,” explains Kevin. “With some seriously technical tricks, creative setups, and a host of gnarly bails, Sage put out a rad edit that really got me fired up to go and hit my sketchy backyard creations.” Sage will be walking away with a pair of LINE freestyle skis of his choosing, alongside a prize pack from Saga, MSnow and Spy.

 

Sage came out swinging with some hilarious bails, and followed them up with some creative builds on angled pads, integrating rail lines into his setup, and still putting down some technical switch ups and big spins out. And check out that line at 01:19: Sage laced a switch 2 on, pretzel 2 off of a picnic table. Also, how about that blind 3 switch up at 01:39?! Dang, dude!

Second Place: Max Rye

Sage was followed closely – really closely, I might add – by Max Rye from Great Britain. Max’s backyard setup was extensive and well developed. He was able to use this to put down some smooth tricks on his downrail and flat down feature. He skied strong, fluid, and even put down some heaters, like that proper double front swap pretzel 2 at 00:49 and the ender on the banana bend rail to blind swap. Also, shout out to the Kid Cudi track, harkening back to Leigh Powis’s early days – an ode to the fellow Brit? Who knows.

Third Place: Cory Iyoob

Cory Iyoob ended up taking third. With hippy killers, funky z-rail setups, Cory embraced the strange. And how about the most ridiculous front swap – front swap – front swap – front swap – front swap (we actually had to count the swaps)? Cory showcased technicality, a DIY attitude, and a lot of fun.

 

Big ups to all the skiers that entered the contest! We’re stoked with how well everything turned out, and really admire the dedication to keep the shred alive — even in the absence of snow. Check out all of the entries HERE.

Windells Session 4

July 27th, 2017 - Posted by willski in Event Coverage, LINE Skis News

LINE Takes over The Funnest Place On Earth!

Maybe you’ve turned your back on skiing. Maybe, that drive to get on snow has been overshadowed by camping, skating, or even fishing (although who in their right mind is into that?). But up atop Mt. Hood, the stratovolcano that dominates the lexicon of summer skiing, is still firing. And the past week, LINE skiers from all corners of the country came out to scratch that insatiable itch to ski.

This past week, Session 4 got underway, with non other than Khai Krepela coming in for a Session Takeover™. And in typical fashion, he brought along a whole host of fellow LINE skiers to put on a show. Tucker FitzSimons took a break from destroying the Hood River Skatepark to step onto some rails, Andy Parry kept things weird, and Jarrad McCarl rolled down from Canada to showcase his smooth and calm style. Peter Koukov even flew out from Colorado, and Sawyer Sellingham took a break from Cape Cod to get back on snow.

Jarrad McCarl backslides through the C-Rail

But this wasn’t a typical session — not by any stretch. Khai hosted the inaugural Khai Krepela Summer Classic. So Khai ponied up 1500 bucks, and the kids got after it. Forster Meeks laid down some high speed disasters on the 55 foot DFD. Tucker FitzSimons quietly destroyed some rad lines, and Jennie-Lee Burmansson planted a firm flag for the future of women’s skiing. Each walked away with 500 dollars, respectively.

 

Khai staying centered.

But at the end of the day, it’s not about the competition, it’s about the skiing. And Windells’ park has been on point all summer, thanks in large part to everyone’s favorite ginger, Jack Borland. As head digger, he’s made it his mission to create the best summer park on the mountain; and his crew of diggers abide.

 

@tuckerfitzsimons comin’ in hot with some rail heaters from @windellscamp on the new #LINEChronic. 🌋

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So if you aren’t ready to call it yet, load up the car, and head out to Oregon. There’s still time.

Zermatt Glacier Days: Episode 3.1

July 24th, 2017 - Posted by willski in Event Coverage, LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

Sami Ortlieb, Will Wesson and Crew Head Back To Zermatt


Oh, how quickly time passes. Yet here we stand with the start of the third season of the Zermatt Glacier Days. With filmer and scoring extraordinaire, Jeff Kohnstamm at the helm, the boys produced this rad piece of summer feel good shredding. Check out the lines Sami puts down, and don’t miss Will’s subtle rail trickery.

 

But above all, this rad little slice of Swiss life highlights the insane mountain landscape of the Alps. Massive glaciers, high alpine lakes, and a hefty dose of surreal high alpine wilderness. If that — combined with a rad summer park — doesn’t make you want to drop everything and head to Switzerland, nothing will.

Tom Wallisch X Good Company in Mammoth Unbound

July 11th, 2017 - Posted by willski in Event Coverage, LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

 


Tom Wallisch and Dale Talkington head to Mammoth for Some Slushy Spring Park Laps with Good Company

 

 

With an absolutely absurd snowpack from the best winter in recent years, Mammoth quickly became THE destination for early summer park laps. The infamous Mammoth Unbound Terrain Park is home to one of the best parks in the world. And Tom and Dale made quick work of it.

All shot and cut by the discerning eye of AJ Dakoulas from Good Company, this short segment offers smooth follow cams and the classic desaturated 4bi9 aesthetic. Toss in some good old fashion rail wizardry by two of the best in the game, and boom; there’s no doubt that this will be one of those edits you bookmark. Watch Dale destroy the iconic (but recently rebuilt as a tube?) Mammoth Deck Rail. Check out that absolutely mental straight left ten cuban. And oh yeah, did you catch the ABM backslide briebe continuing cameo?

But there’s no doubt that Tom puts in down. With his signature effortless landings, capped blunts, and flawless right 9s, tom puts it down with the style we’ve come to expect out of the Pittsburgh native. From filthy, high speed rail tricks, to floaty switch dubs, Tom puts it down.

So why are you still reading this? watch the darn thing already! And Check out Tom’s Ski here to get the tools you need to stomp as hard as Wallisch himself.

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LINE Mountain Command Season Roundup

July 7th, 2017 - Posted by willski in Event Coverage, LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

Check Out Five Season Edits from the International LINE Mountain Command


The LINE Mountain Command, the legions of local rippers the world over, have been a mainstay of the LINE program from the beginning. Whether they’re lapping the big line at Breckenridge, piecing together lines at the plaza-inspired Sugarbush Parks, or hiking sketchy double kinks in Austria, the LINE MC operates within the core of current skiing.

 

And as the summer rolls around, the Skiers of the LINE Mountain Command invariably get to work, piecing together season edits of their winters spent chasing skiing — whatever that might mean to them. So we took a small spattering of some of our favorite season edits (so far), and grouped them together for your viewing pleasure. Each one, unique in it’s own right, highlights different regions and styles of skiing. Kick back and enjoy — we know you will.

 

1) Thomas Trifonitchev – Germany

With silky smooth style, lazy sets, and some damn good grabs, German Thomas Trifonitchev’s season edit is rad. Every set is proper. Thomas has that classic and timeless approach to park skiing. Check out his edit, filmed mainly in Austria. Check out that Flat 5 early slap across the rainbow rail!

 

2) Charlie Dayton – Vermont

There’s no denying that Vermont holds a special place in LINE’s heart. For many years, we called Burlingon, Vermont home, and the area has long been a stronghold of LINE Mountain Command Skiers. Heck, Most of the Rebel Base (all those nerds working at LINE behind the scenes) called Sugarbush their home mountain at some point. Charlie keeps that train going, but embodies the skate-inspired style that dominates Vermont ski culture.

 

3) Peter Koukov – Colorado

If you roll up to Keystone or Breckenridge, Colorado on any given day, the park will be overrun by talented comp kids, training their t-set dub tens and unnatural 9s. And then there’s Peter Koukov. With dad shades and track jackets, he’s that guy skiing mach-a-billion into flat rails, and skying backflips off of barrel bonks. This young buck treads that line between swerve skiing and the more traditional — and has more fun than you while doing it.

4) Fabio Doberauer – Austria

With some reckless behavior, sketchy urban setups, and an utter lack of fear, Fabio Doberauer brings the reckless element into his skiing. Check out some of those bails; he’s fully committed. Skiing out of the one and only Absolut Park in Austria, Fabio is holding it down both in the streets and on the massive jumpline at Austria’s best park.

 

 

5) Peyben – Sweden

Par Hagglund is the main member of the Bunch Family, but before the norm-core troupe of skiers came together at Space Camp (no joke), Par was one of the best up-and-coming ski racers in Sweden. In Peyben in the Park II, Par demonstrates his uncanny ability to twist, swerve, and defy physics on even the most basic features. Maybe one day, Par will take it one step further and produce an entire edit leaving the ground.

 

 

Stay tuned for more season edits and segments as the months roll on.

Woodward at Copper X LINE Skis

June 12th, 2017 - Posted by willski in Event Coverage, LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

Will Wesson and Crew Take Over Session 1 of Woodward at Copper


 

 

While much of the country has hung up their skis for the summer, Will Wesson and a grip of LINE Skiers take to the perfectly manicured Woodward at Copper set up. Check out the recap video!

 

Rob’s Rolls 2

April 25th, 2017 - Posted by willski in Event Coverage, LINE Skis News

Rob’s Rolls 2

Rob Heule has undertaken a new film project this year. The Canadian LINE skier has been dragging around his trusty Canon AE-1 film camera and forgoing the iphone-tography. Instead, Rob has been using his phone as a recording device, logging ambient audio for every corresponding exposure.

 

The images themselves are crisp, warm, and inviting. And they offer a unique glimpse into Rob’s life. Often times, it seems as though skiers live this fast-paced, intense lifestyle. But with this intimate snapshot of life on the road, Rob offers a more realistic depiction of life on the road.

Click play and escape to a simpler life.

And while you’re at it, check out his first roll HERE

LINE Goes Wild In The Streets

February 15th, 2017 - Posted by willski in Event Coverage, LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

 XGames Real Ski 2017 Is Live!


 

Forgoing the typical run-based contest, the folks over at ESPN debuted X Games Real Ski last season. The concept was simple: one skier, one filmer, and two months to create a 90 second segment. Whoever produces the best segment wins. Last year, our favorite van-dwelling transient, Will Wesson took home the top spot in 2016, while Tom Wallisch rallied the masses to win the popular vote.

This year, two more LINE skiers were tapped to take a shot at producing the segment of a lifetime: #railgod420 Khai Krepela and burgeoning stunt double LJ Strenio. Four skiers, four different styles and perspectives.

 

Will Wesson

Reigning champ Will Wesson returns to defend his title against some of skiing’s heaviest hitters. Piecing together techy and creative spots with a few massive handrails – and the typical composure we’ve come to expect – Will created a part that oozed style with nuanced technicality.

Tom Wallisch

Tom has never been one to shy away from the larger spots, and this year is no different. Twisting the winch throttle all the way open, Tom drops hammer after hammer with proper style and ease. His segment is marked by heavy spots, banger tricks, and a level of production that only Good Company could produce.

 

LJ Strenio

Urban flip ups. Massive handrails. High consequence lines. LJ, in his first XGames Real Ski appearance, redefines what is possible in the streets. With a stunt-oriented mindset, LJ flips, spins, and puts in all on the line in his segment, often times leaving you wondering what on earth you just watched.

Khai Krepela

Khai is a bit of a darkhorse in this competition, but his segment leaves no doubt: he deserves a seat at the table. With inverted wallrides, high consequence features, and arguably the most articulated ankles in the game, the Park City native makes a statement in classic form.

 

 

Which one segment is your favorite? Head over to xgames.com/realski to log your vote!

Catch TGR’s “Tight, Loose” on Tour!

October 21st, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in Event Coverage, LINE Skis News, LINE Team News


Teton Gravity’s “TIGHT, LOOSE”


Come join us to celebrate TGR’s 21st Birthday at video premieres around the USA. The tighter your show the looser you can be. With over 21 years of traveling the globe and pushing the boundaries of what is possible we have experienced the full spectrum of adventure. It has been a constant evolution of refining a lifestyle – keeping things as buttoned-up on the front end in order to seize the moment when things reach the edge of control. Our latest film “Tight Loose” is TGR’s highest achievement to date. From India to Alaska, come join us as we discover unridden spine walls, massive airs, and full throttle riding in some of the wildest and most spectacular places on earth. Witness the 21-year athlete roster as they come together for a reunion-style massive group shred of the Palisades at Squaw Valley. Tight Loose is living to the fullest!

Watch out for LINE’s own Hadley Hammer send it in & around Jackson Hole’s infamous lines!

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