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Tom Wallisch Chats with The Powell Movement

February 1st, 2017 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

LINE Athlete Tom Wallisch chats with the Powell Movement


Tom Wallisch featured on “The Powell Movement” Podcast


LINE Athlete & Urban Skier extraordinaire Tom Wallisch talks with Mike Powell in his podcast, “The Powell Movement.

Listen up below:

Tom Wallisch is one of the best skiers of his time and is still as humble as they come. From the streets, to the internet, to the X-Games and the big screen, Tom is known for being technical as much as he is known for style. Pretty impressive for a kid who grew up skiing in MD and PA. 

Show Notes

1:00: Breaking his neck mountain biking

3:06: East Coast Skiing and being a grom

9:07: High North Camp

10:30: Move to Utah for college

12:16: Evo and Diecutstickers.com spots and codes.

13:30: Winning the Superunknown contest

17:04: Rail skiing

22:40: Sketchy urban situations

24:05: Spy Optic and Sierra at Tahoe spots

26:00: Sponsors

29:24: Scholarships

34:45: Contests and the future of Tom’s skiing

36:50: Setting trends

39:00: The world record rail

41:00: What to expect this season from Tom

43:30: What others think of Tom Wallisch


Get to know his pro model ski, The Tom Wallisch Pro



SNEEK PEAK – Tom on the 2017/18 Tom Wallisch Pro


Rodeo 720 Critical // Loving these brand new @lineskis #LineTWPro !! @gopro #hero5 #gopro

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LINE SKIS x Napster – Music from your favorite Pros!

January 25th, 2017 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

Eric Pollard, LINE Skis, Napster, Partnership

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.

<< LISTEN HERE>>

Every two weeks, LINE will unveil a new skier’s playlist, offering fans a listen into the headphones of Khai Krepela, Will Wesson, Hadley Hammer and freestyle magician, Tom Wallisch.

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 – stobis@napster.com

LINE PR Contact: Jake Hanson – jake@hayterpr.com

X Games Real Street – LINE Represents!

January 24th, 2017 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News


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!

Getting in my cardio for the year. #xgames #realski #LINEhoneybadger Photo: @pjarneson

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Scoping! 👀⬆️ // 📸 @adakoulas @goodcompanyski #thisisgoodcompany #RealSki

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Two Many Questions with Dylan Siggers

January 19th, 2017 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

Too Many Questions with Dylan Siggers


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?

1. Friends
2. Seinfeld
3. Life
4. Avatar the last air bender

Favorite beverage/beer/wine/water? PBR and Hey Yalls

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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

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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.

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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:

Breakfast:
Hashbrowns Grated with salt and pepper

Lunch:
Kraft Dinner Sharp Cheddar

Dinner:
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

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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

LINE SKIS Rewinds 2016!

January 1st, 2017 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News, LINE Traveling Circus Episodes

Ross Imburgia backflips over the crew at LINE Spring Break!

Whew!

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!

1. #LINESpringBreak16

The LINE team descended on the Summit at Snoqualmie for the annual teamshoot. Tricks were thrown, laughs were had.

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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.

http://features.lineskis.com/593910

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.

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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 with Colter Hinchliffe

December 5th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

Colter Hinchliffe at REI SOHO for Powder Magazine's Monumental film tour.


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.

@timdurtschi @hhendrix5 #stupidlittlecar 🇲🇽 🌊 🚗

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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

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.

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:

Breakfast: Bacon

Lunch: Lettuce

Dinner: Tomato

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 Bags Moab Pow!

November 17th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News


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.”

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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!

>> FIND A MOVIE PREMIERE NEARBY! <<

Level 1’s “Pleasure” out now!

October 14th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News


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

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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

Featuring:

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.

 

Wallisch’s European Vacation!

September 26th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in Event Coverage, LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

Tom Wallisch's European Tour


Tom Wallisch is coming to a store near you!


Tom Wallisch is going to be in Europe for a little while!

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