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.
TOO MANY QUESTIONS W/ Colter Hinchliffe
I find myself briskly walking through still bustling New York City streets at quarter past midnight with Aspen local and city bike extraordinaire Colter Hinchliffe. We’re en route to Times Square for a quick tourist photo. We’re in a rush because I’ve got to somehow find my way back to suburban New Jersey before the trains stop running and Colter has to pee. We had only just left the REI Soho store where Colter, along with the full staff from Powder Magazine, had just wrapped the tour supporting Monumental, Powder’s film documenting a varied cast of skiers descending the national parks’ most iconic landscapes.
Colter made his proverbial “splash on the scene,” in Teton Gravity’s The Dream Factory and scoring the 2011 October issue cover of Powder Magazine. Most recently, he’s starred in TGR’s stand alone film, Sandstone & Snow, a short film that follows Colter and Tim Durtschi’s hunt for fresh first tracks in Utah’s Moab region.
A week earlier I had sent over a document of questions, forgetting to tell Colter to pick a couple questions of his choosing. What follows is entirely way too many questions with Colter Hinchliffe.
Who are you? Colter Hinchliffe is my name. I am a skier, a climber, and newly wannabe surfer. I am always a fun haver.
Where are you from? I am from Basalt Colorado which is just down the valley from Aspen, CO where I live now.
How old are you? 30 years young
Describe your average day in a poem.
birds chirping, this is my alarm,
grind the coffee, burn the bacon
scrape the window, warm the truck
lil wayne accompanies me
unload the sled and hit the gas
with my friends we find the zone
build the jump, hike the line
get the shot, drop the gram
reverse it all
drink the beer, eat the burger
dry the gear
check the forecast, make the plan
faceplant to pillow.
What’s your favorite movie? T.V. show? Westworld is my current dilemma.
Quick – quote a movie line! “Vail? Nah, it looks like the guy who designed Wendy’s went nuts in this place.” -Aspen Extreme
Favorite beverage/beer/wine/water? Well thats a tough question, they all have their place in my life, but I’ll pick water for now.
Favorite non-skiing activity? Climbing for sure. Although I recently caught the surf bug in a huge way.
What did you want to do for a profession as a kid? Baseball player actually.
What is the funniest thing that’s happened to your recently? Hmm…. well when I was recently surfing like a kook in Encinitas, I was borrowing a shitty wet suit and shitty board. As I put my suit on and went to paddle out my buddy pointed out that there was a huge tear in my wetsuit on the backside and you could see my backside quite clearly. I reached back and felt that he wasn’t lying, my cheeks were hanging out. Then I looked over my shoulder to find an older lady and her friends laughing at me harder than I was even laughing at myself.
What is your earliest memory? Seeing someone fall off the chairlift.
When was the last time you went skiing? This is one of the longest breaks in skiing I have ever had. Besides skiing to and fro the hut trip for thanksgiving I haven’t clicked into my skis since 4th of July and is now November 28. I am however going to hop on the chairlift as soon as I’m don’t filling out these questions breaking my spell of non skiing.
Where was it? 4th of July we skied Connundrum Couloir from a 14k peak outside Aspen Colorado. We were back in town in time for the noon parade and an incredible rest of the day.
How was it? The skiing was actually pretty sweet and I was with a bunch of babes who took their tops off in salute to our awesome country and of course they needed a photographer so I volunteered. I actually made a IG edit from the day. check it out @colterjh
Feeling pretty free this 4th of July! God bless Merica!! It might be July but we're still skiing cause we're not over it and what better way to celebrate this beautiful country of ours!? 📷: @colterjh @mtn_babes_ #mountainbabes #mountainbabesofcolorado @zealoptics @factionwomen #merica #notoverit #starsandstripes #freethetatas @surfgravity #surfgravity @babskiiii @lifeofair @rileysod @pandapoles #tribeup
Who’d you go with? Katrina and Bridget and Ariana. O and Riley, him and I made it to the top of the couloir and met the babes half way down and enjoyed the show.
What’s your setup? I have a few. Mordecai is my main ski and I have it mounted alpine another with a tech set up. I also really enjoy the sickday 110 alpine as well as the sickday tourist with a tech setup.
Best local spot (restaurant / bar / burrito place) at your local resort? There is a new spot I havent been but i’m excited to go to and I’m going to blindly give it my endorsement because it is exactly the place we have been missing. It is called Shlomos and its right at the base of the gondy and they preach good vibes and affordable food.
Top influencers growing up? Who’d you look up to? Shane Mcconkey and I still look up to Rory Bushfeild with his daily antics. Two I have never met.
What keeps you skiing? Passion. I just love being out there, its beautiful, and its insanely fun. The mountains are endless and that keeps me motivated as well. theres always a new adventure to be had.
When was the last time you were scared? Yesterday, climbing a route thats hard for me and I fell on lead a few times. This is a standard day for me, and one of the reasons I love climbing. You can climb at or above your ability and push yourself hard. You can get scared and take lead falls and be totally fine and do it all over again until you succeed and get stronger.
What’s on your bucket list (top 5)? Base jump, get barreled, go to space, scuba dive, 6 month surf trip.
What ski film / edit / segment had the best soundtrack? Tangerine Dream
Will you ever retire? I’m sure professionally but i’m sure I will ski until the day I die.
Safety bar up or down? Up all day shits in the way.
Only #oneday left to get your #nakedgondy on @aspensnowmass. #hereiam #gettingmine #inmyelement #noshame #lego #legos #legoskier #skiing #ski #bro #skiracer #stoked #thisisskiing #freeski #liveskirepeat #skiingislife #skiingisbelieving #bricknetwork #brickcentral #instatoy #legophotography #legophoto #legotography #legogram
What’s the best gondola story? Well we started a thing here in Aspen. its Called #nakedgondy. Go check it out, the story speaks for itself.
Would you rather try a switch dub front flip on a mono board or tele skis?Mono
Favorite LINE ski? (can be current or from prior years) Opus. I miss it.
What’s the best trick you could do when you were 12 years old? Lincoln loop
What’s the best day you’ve ever had on skis? There’s a million to count but I’ll think about the day in Sella Nevea where we had the tram all to ourself to lap Tram Spines in perfect conditions and then I got to hike a sick couloir in the pink sunset with my man Moo. I was freaking out on the way down. It’s documented in Almost Ablaze by TGR
How do you setup / tune your gear to your preference? Drill my bindings to pollards choice and I usually don’t tune my gear cuz I don’t have the time and I’m used to it the way it is. Its’ kinda broken in.
You can either spend the day in a bullet-proof terrain park or warm, wet heavy pow – which do you choose? Warm mank.
Ever had a run in with Ski Patrol?
Yes. They are very freindly here in Aspen and Alta where I have a good buddy JB on patrol.
What is the worst trend in skiing? Backcountry. Too many people are getting out there in places like Jackson with attitudes as well and its busy and tracked.
What is the best trend in skiing? Backcountry. its great to see so many peoiple out there enjoying it.
If you were only allowed to do 1 trick for the rest of your career on skis, what would it be? 360
What’s surprised you the most about where skiing is today? How many people are coming back from snowboarding.
If you were to take or have taken a Sick Day to go skiing from work or school – what was the excuse? I would just keep it simple “personal reasons” I need some “therapy”
What’s the biggest backcountry (and/or general skiing) FAIL you’ve ever committed? Maybe one of the many jumps I/we have built and never hit cuz it took us so long the weather came in and ruined our day.
Have you ever pooped yourself from falling while skiing? Not yet. maybe today.
You’re on a road trip across the United States but you’re only allowed 5 stops along the way – where do you go and why?
1. Aspen to see my homies and do some climbing or skiing.
2. Moab cuz its the raddest place on earth and I could climb and swim and ski,
3. Havasupai cuz its the coolest place i’ve ever been and I could swim and cliff jump and experience the magic.
4. Encinitas cuz the waves are good and the vibes are great
5. after getting on a barge I would finish my road trip in Hawaii cuz the waves are better and so are the vibes.
You’re allowed to rename one person on the LINE team – who is it and what’s their new name? Hadley Hammer – Hadley Hinchliffe
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? Erica Durtschi, cuz it’s my best friends sister, and yes I would do it.
Dog or Cat? Fish? Cat.
What was the last book you read? Dog Stars. Post apocalyptic world where the subject is still surviving in the Colorado mountains that I know so well.
Did you have a crush on any of your teachers in school? Yes. Sunny we called her. I don’t remember what her last name was any more – but she was a sweet heart and taught me how to art.
Favorite subject? (Math, English, Gym etc) Sience [sic].
What was your school mascot? Basalt Longhorns.
Were you the geek or jock? Dorky Jock. Baseball wasnt a popular sport and I was also a skier and the girls didnt care.
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?
Well in two hours train A goes 140 miles and train B goes 120 miles and those two distances together equal the total distance between Eastford and Westford so this is where they would head on. Boom.
Where do you find inspiration? In my environment and conditions.
Do you believe in a higher power? Maybe an internal higher power, inside each of us.
If you were reincarnated, what kind of animal would you prefer to come back as? A dolphin.
How lucky are you and why? I am very very lucky to live this lifestyle I get to live and have the friends, family, sponsors and health to support it.
Buddha and Jesus walk into a bar – who get’s thrown out first for drinking too much? Why? Jesus cuz[sic] he was a carpenter and we all know those guys earn their whiskey shots
What’s the worst thing you’ve seen written about you on Newschoolers (or internet)? Best thing? I dont remember that stuff. But I have gotten alot of compliments on my recent film Sandstone and Snow skiing the La Sals and climbing the nearby towers in Moab and I reallly appreciate that kind of stoke.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve eaten? LSD
The weirdest place you’ve slept? In a ditch
How does the internet work? Really well
Why is a tennis ball fuzzy? I’ll ask my mom.
You’re only allowed 3 ingredients, how to you make the following:
If you were to run for US President, who would you want to run against? Trump? Hillary? Trump! that guy.. seems easy to beat.
You’re only allowed to live in one place for the rest of your life – where & why? Aspen cuz the skiing and climbing are both good. and so are the people and the weather.
You can change one thing in the world – what is it & why? Snow more so I can ski more pow
Would you rather be allergic to gluten or dairy? Gluten
How long do you think you’d survive in the event of a zombie apocalypse? Forever. they cant skin through pow
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? iPhone, Goal Zero, Surfboard
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
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? Keep it to myself
You’re the head of an internet startup – what’s the name of it and what’s it do/sell? I cant tell you that cuz someone would steal my idea that I’ll never actually do
You choose: Tiny, tiny hands or a very large nose. Large nose, cant climb or paddle with small hands.
What’s the best way to travel? Standby, always flexible
Your best memory from 2015/2016 season? The time in Moab filming for Sandstone and Snow. We had a great time, got a lot done, explored a new range, and got along well.
The best way to peel a banana? From the bottom like a monkey
The best topping on pizza is: Garlic
The best country to visit is: Canada
The best video game platform ever is & why?: (Sega Genesis, N64): Xbox so you can play Amped
The best kind of socks are: kneehigh, ankle, crew, tube? Ski socks tube
The best kind of dessert is? Terra masu
What activity are you really bad at but still do regularly even though you’re awful at it? Surfing
What is the worst thing that’s ever happened to your rental car / hotel room? We broke the window to Heather’s Rental car stuffing the boards in
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Grey Lady. They were stuffy & run by some couple that treated us all like shit. I walked out. Felt great.
What’s the worst haircut you’ve ever had? The one I gave myself in first grade
Where’s the worst place you’ve ever gone? Rosarita Mexico sucked. Kinda. Kinda sweet too.
The worst food to eat when you’re hungover? Apple pie
Are you single? Very
How could someone get a date with you? DM me
What’s the best pick up line? The worst? I might be small, but I’m quick – both
Describe your dream wedding? Flip flips, shorts, hawaian shirts obvioulsy on the beach with good freinds
Who’s your celebrity crush? Male & Female. What’s her name from Hunger games
Tell me about Prom… I cant even remember
If you were a DJ, what would your stage name be? Colt45 so cliche
Do you listen to music while you ski? Every time
What do you listen to on the car ride to the mountain? On the lift? Hip hop and electronic
Who are your top five bands/artists? I dont even know nowadays. If i hear a song i like I add it to my playlist and don’t pay attention to who it is most the time. But lil Weezy and Rae Surrmond are bosses. I also love burning man type deep playa music.
If you were in a band, what would your band name be? Colt45, so cliche
What kind of music would you play? Hip Hop
What instrument would you play in said band? Vocals
What’s the last song you listened too? black beatles
What song is currently stuck in your head? Black Beatles
If you had the rights to any song, past or present, for your next edit/segment – what would it be? Random Rabb
What song do you hate when it get’s stuck in your head? ABC’s
SANDSTONE & SNOW: COLTER HINCHLIFFE AND TIM DURTSCHI DISCOVER MOAB
“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.”
Jacked as we found access up high in the #LaSals. Exploring is underrated. See what we found in #SandstoneAndSnow❄️ dropping very soon on @tetongravity. 📷: @nicalegre || link in bio! A photo posted by Colter Hinchliffe (@colterjh) on
Exploring the #LaSals via snowmobile was a huge part of our time down there. So many unknowns and no one to ask for beta made things very adventurous and extra fun. Look for the edit from @tetongravity Wednesday nov 14th. I know I said that it was coming last week but we pushed it for good reasons! 📷: @nicalegre #SandstoneAndSnow❄️
Flying high through the #LaSals on one of our jump sessions in our film coming later this week! We just had a mini premiere in Moab on my friend @kyehalpin’s couch and we all loved the final product! Stoked to share! 📷: @timdurtschi #LaSalSolitaire #SandstoneAndSnow❄️ A photo posted by Colter Hinchliffe (@colterjh) on
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!
Level 1’s Pleasure
It feels good. Slamming into concrete walls, risking the backcountry unknown, being broke on the road… Some would call it hedonistic behavior, we call it living the dream, and this cast of characters delivers a vibrant depiction of this so-called sport of skiing. With a local tourist mentality, the simple joys are found near and far. From India, Switzerland and Japan, to British Columbia, Washington DC, and Alaska, it’s business in the front, party in the back, and no one is phoning it in. Level 1 continues to surprise with another must watch ski film in a lineage of classics, for your viewing PLEASURE
Watch your favorite LINE athletes & more in Level 1 Production’s 17th release, “PLEASURE!”
Will Wesson, Sami Ortlieb, Khai Krepela, LJ Strenio, Rob Heule, Pär Peyben Hägglund, Garrett Russell and friends.
“(Pleasure) should be considered mandatory viewing this season for all ski movie fans. Combing artistry, athleticism, creativity, and a thoughtful theme carried throughout, it’s as tight and as entertaining as a ski film can get. But it’s also propped up with no ego; just having fun and skiing with your friends. Though it’s a simple concept that’s difficult to translate to film, Berman and fellow producers Freedle Coty and Jonny Durst succeed in spades.” – Matt Hansen, Powder Magazine
“It seems year after year Level 1 steps up their films and Pleasure is no exception. This film is pure good times with great skiers filmed in unique locations. I’ve rewatched the film five times.” – Mike Rogge, Outside Online
“Damn, it’s a beautiful example of ski filmmaking. I was really impressed last year by the quality of Small World’s production and Level 1 have taken another step up here.” – Adam Spensley, Newschoolers.com
“We really didn’t know the film would be this awesome, this unique, this crowd-pleasing.” – Freeskier Magazine
Directed by Josh Berman, Freedle Coty, Jonny Durst
Produced by Josh Berman
Principal Cinematography by Jonny Durst, Josh Berman, Freedle Coty, Robin Lee
Edited by Jonny Durst, Freedle Coty, Josh Berman
Creative Direction by Schui Baumann
Will Wesson, Sami Ortlieb, Tanner Rainville, Wiley Miller, Laurent DeMartin, McRae Williams, KC Deane, Khai Krepela, Sandy Boville, Magnus Granér, Mitchell Brower, LJ Strenio, Josh Bibby, Rob Heule, Ben Smith, Ethan Swadburg, Shay Lee, Jonah Williams, Pär Peyben Hägglund, Arkadiy Kazakov, Keegan Kilbride, Thayne Rich, Garrett Russell, TBS, Tatum Monod and friends.
Shot on Location in:
Eagle Pass, BC, Gulmarg, India. Kirovsk, Russia. Hokkaido, Japan. Secret Valley, Switzerland. Washington, DC. Snowbird, UT. Southeast Alaska. Salt Lake City, UT.
Tom Wallisch is coming to a store near you!
Tom Wallisch is going to be in Europe for a little while!
Drop In, Join In – 2017 LINE SKIS
For 21 years our door has always been open, welcoming every skier and any idea; never denying or dismissing. This is what has kept us young and progressive. Our ranks have grown, our gear has expeanded and change has been constant in our never ending pursuit of our goal from the beginning – to make skiing more funner.
For 2017, we’ve continued to stay true to the original drive of making skiing More Funner, working with athletes & artists to deliver some of the most inspiring skis yet – the innovative Pescado, all-new promodel from Tom Wallisch, Supernatural 86 and the Honey Badger.
WATCH & LEARN: The All New Pescado from Eric Pollard & LINE
/pes.’ka.do/1. A fish that has been caught. This ski is a fish out of water! A directional surfy ski has been in the mind of EP for years. With bamboo sidewalls, Partly Cloudy Core™, a veneer topsheet with a timeless graphic, the Pescado fuses the best of surfing, art and skiing. (158-125-147 / 180cm)
Tom Wallisch with his promodel, the Tom Wallisch Pro in Austria.
The new Tom Wallisch Pro ski is all Tom. The Early Rise™ and Early Taper™ in the tip and tail create a low swing weight that is unrivaled, while its super stable Maple Macroblock core make it sturdy enough to handle any damage that massive tabletops and 30-foot closeout rails can dish out, all while being a fun and playful ski for the entire mountain. The Carbon Ollie Band™ gives it plenty of pop so skiers can launch off kickers and onto rails with ease. At 90mm underfoot and available in three different lengths (164cm, 171cm and 178cm), this ski is the perfect size to ride anywhere. Available for younger shredders is the Tom Wallisch Shorty, a full wood core ski bearing the same graphics as the TW Pro and featuring equal height tips and tails. (117-90-112)
The All New Supernatural 86
The new Supernatural 86 brings the responsiveness and stability that the Supernatural series is known for to a slimmer profiled ski. Its stable Maple Macroblock core, firm Directional Flex and centered Metal Matrix™ make this beast a solid option for a long day of frontside charging. Whether arcing turns down groomers first thing in the morning or blasting through late day crud, the Supernatural 86 can handle it all with ease.
The All New Honey Badger
The all-new Honey Badger is… well, it don’t give a sh*t! Made to be tough as nails, given a simple design, a bomber bamboo core and an affordable price – this package has the bit it needs to kick ass in the park, streets and entire mountain. The Honey Badger. (120-92-116)
BONUS: Make sure to follow “LineSkisYo” on SnapChat to see all the behind the scenes this season!!
Good Company’s “Vice Versa”
You waited for it and now – its finally here! Tom Wallisch and the Good Company crew return with their first full-length film, Vice Versa, featuring world class urban, park and backcountry skiing, all with their trademark fun style.
Tom Wallisch, Tim McChesney, Niklas Eriksson, John Ware, Magnus Granér, Thayne Rich, Andy Partridge, Dylan Sondrup, Will Berman, Dale Talkington, Khai Krepela, Chris Laker, Ahmet Dadali, Tatum Monod, Alex Beaulieu-Marchand, Noah Wallace, Karl Fostvedt.
Produced By:Tom Wallisch and Tom Yaps
Directed By:Kyle Decker
Edited By: AJ Dakoulas Kyle Decker
Filmed By: AJ Dakoulas Kyle Decker Jasper Newton
For more, follow @GoodCompanySki #thisisgoodcompany
Zermatt Glacier Days 2.3
Zermatt Glacier Days 2.2
Zermatt Glacier Days 2.1
“Stoked to bring you the second season’s first episode of #ZermattGlacierDays along with Sämi Jankis Ortlieb, Rob Heule and Jeffrey Kohnstamm! The Snowpark Zermatt park crew is killing it this year with plenty of unique and fun features! ” – Will Wesson
That’s right! Your favorite summer time series returns! Check out Will, Sami, Rob and Jeff in the first episode of this seasons, #ZermattGlacierDays!!
Want to read more? Check their Q&A with Freeskier Magazine >> HERE <<
With Summer just starting, we’re exactly 179 days from the start of Winter as I type this… 179 long days between now and the “official” start of our favorite season although hopefully snow will have arrived long before then! In between now and then, though, it’s good to keep your wizardry tricks up to par.
If you don’t have a chance to head out to Windells or Woodward Copper, or even jump on a flight to the Southern Hemisphere, than this is the article for you! Read on and learn how to create your perfect backyard rail setup from Andy Parry!
“This is my homemade rail recipe. I hope you like it!” – Andy Parry
- Two 2×6 by 10ft
- Two 2×4 by 10ft
- Three 1.5″ by 10ft PVC
- Box of 2.5″ inch screws
- A Circular Saw
- A Drill
- One 2×4 into Five 2′ segments
- One 2×4 into Four 2’6” inch segments
Layout your 2ft 2x4s with the 2x6s and screw them in. I like screw in the two ends first then flip it over and put the top on.
Line up your 3 PVC pipes on the ground. Place the frame on top and make sure they are flush with the end of the 2×6. Starting at one end screw the PVC making sure to adjust along the way. Screw in 4 sets of 3 screws for the whole rail.
Now add the remaining 4 2’6″ 2x4s as feet.
Your finished! Add pieces of plywood to the sides to strengthen the rail.
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