We get it. Summer is still going on strong and the last thing you probably want to think about are back-to-school specials and Fall getaways. Us too! So that’s why we’re going to skip all that and get right to the point – Winter.
Yes! Winter. Our favorite time of year. Bring on the blower overhead, perfect park corduroy and endless aprés…
And of course our timing is perfect: we’re releasing our 2016 selection of skis, poles and accessories! Designed so that you have a More Funner time on gravity powered sliding devices, this year’s selection is destined to have your next favorite pair of skis!
Here are a few highlights:
Year after year, we’ve worked with visionary artist, designer and professional skier Eric Pollard to bring new ski profiles, materials and performance to the hill and this season, our working relationship hasn’t changed but some things have! For 2016, we’re introducing the brand new Mordecai as well as a completely redesigned Sir Francis Bacon!
At 114 mm underfoot, the Mordecai is the ski Pollard uses when conditions are deep, but not stupid deep (i.e. Magnum Opus). Constructed with Cloud Core, this ski is ultra lightweight and responsive – a perfect platform for any approach to powder skiing.
With the Sir Francis Bacon, we decided to take advantage of the Cloud Core found in all of Pollard’s skis and include it in the SFB which makes this new version 19% lighter than the previous year! With a sleeker profile due to its new tapered tip and tail and slimmer 104mm waist, the Sir Francis Bacon continues to build on its award winning and all mountain shape!
The Sick Day Tourist is our first venture into backcountry specific skis and designed for skiers who want a lightweight touring ski that doesn’t sacrifice fun and performance – the Tourist has a floaty directional flex and is incredibly lightweight, thanks to its Cloud Core. The skis also have notched tails for easy skin attachment which is perfect for use with our new Snakeskins climbing skins.
The Sick Day 102 is a new addition to our award winning freeride line. The 102 was developed to fill the niche between the Sick Day 95 and the 110. It is perfect for cruising resort laps and then heading through the gate to find freshies in the backcountry.
For the freestyle/all-mountain skier who’s looking for a more affordable option, you’ll want to check out the all new Tigersnake! Lively, light and sold at an accessible price, you’ll find this ski has an Aspenlite core and carbon-fiber stringers that run the length of the ski for an extra poppy ski in the park.
BBQs are ablaze, tan lines still lingering and the sun is still shining way into the evening; yes, there’s something to be said about Summer.
And now that we said something about Summer, let’s move on to our favorite time of year – Winter!
Fresh in from Teton Gravity Research, we’ve excited to let you know that they just dropped the trailer for this year’s release, “Paradise Waits,” perfect time to start getting any and all anxious for winter’s approach. Keep an eye out for Aspen local and LINE MC Colter Hinchliffe sport the all-new Mordecai powder ski in the trailer!
More Info Below.
Media house Teton Gravity Research (TGR) announces the release of the trailer for Paradise Waits, the feature-length ski and snowboard film slated for a September 2015 release.
For those who anticipate winter’s arrival with frothing mouths and the dreams of what may come, this past year came with an unfamiliar set of struggles as perfect moments became more and more elusive. But for the TGR team, this only hardened their pursuit of winter’s rewards. Through the highs and lows of a curious season, they come to find that the moments found on the other side of adversity are the greatest moments of all. As the days turn into weeks and the weeks roll into months, it’s the moments when everything seems to come together in perfect harmony that resonate the loudest.
Paradise Waits chronicles the entire season of a group of characters who are some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the world. Each athlete is mic’d up throughout the film, capturing their personalities from the weird, lighthearted and funny moments, to the action-filled when conditions line up in paradise. Travel the narrow streets and alleys of Boston, where a record 110 inches of snow transformed Beantown into a blank white canvas. Experience a stormy Alaska, as a weeklong storm drops ten feet of fresh snow. Discover Paradise on the far away peaks of Greece, Kosovo, Japan and beyond. Paradise Waits is true documentation of the season as a whole, a ski and snowboard film that you can truly follow.
From the award-winning filmmaking crew that brought you 2014’s Almost Ablaze comes the story of one weird winter and the people who celebrate it… Paradise Waits, a ski and snowboard film.
Starring: Sage Cattabriga-Alosa / Ian McIntosh / Tim Durtschi / Angel Collinson / Nick McNutt / Dana Flahr / Dane Tudor / Dash Longe / Dylan Hood / Colter Hinchliffe / Todd Ligare / Griffin Post / Johnny Collinson / Mark Carter / Bryan Iguchi / Cam Riley / Clayton Vila / Forrest Shearer / Sammy Luebke / Sammy Carlson
Filmed on Location in: Jackson Hole, Wyo. / Revelstoke Mountain Resort, B.C. / Boston, Mass. / Golden, B.C. / Sharr Mountains and Restelica, Kosovo / Greece / Kiroro, Japan / Black Ops Valdez / Neacola Range, Alaska
Paradise Waits will premiere September 11, 2015 in Jackson Hole, Wyo. followed by a worldwide film tour and releases digitally and on DVD/Blu-ray.
About Teton Gravity Research:
Since 1996, Teton Gravity Research has worked with the top athletes in their respective disciplines to capture, celebrate, and bring to life the passion and enthusiasm associated with action sports and adventure. Known for its media and lifestyle products, TGR has significant production experience on all seven continents including commercial work, branded entertainment, original television programming, and 32 award-winning feature films. TGR is a proud member of 1% For The Planet, Surfrider Foundation, and Protect Our Winters. For more information on TGR, visit TetonGravity.com.
Just in time for winter’s arrival– Eric Pollard announces new work & a new website which feature all your favorite artwork which has given depth to LINE’s graphics for some time now – among them this year’s 2015/16 Sir Francis Bacon and All-New Mordecai.
Dive into the release below for more info and be sure to check out the new website at EricPollardDesign.com
Mount Hood, Ore. (July 28, 2015) –
Eric Pollard Expands Artistic Collection with Launch of Redesigned Website
New online offerings allow fans to purchase Pollard’s full catalog of work
Designer, filmmaker, artist and all-around influencer of style, Eric Pollard, is proud to announce the complete overhaul of his website EricPollardDesigns.com. Not only does the new site offer original pieces of his stunning oil-on-canvas artwork, including the original painting that inspired the graphics on the newly redesigned 15/16 Sir Francis Bacon ski, fans of Pollard also have the chance to collect prints, apparel and accessories that the revered artist and skier has created over the last decade.
“Eric and his work are an essential component in the makeup of Line skis,” said Line Global Brand Director Josh Malczyk. “His attitude, style and artwork help us make skiing MORE FUNNER on a regular basis.”
A longtime Line skier, Pollard has been a part of the Line family for most of its existence. Beyond representing the iconic ski brand as an athlete, he has cemented his name in ski culture by designing the graphics and shapes of his pro-model skis since the early 2000s. His creativity has pushed the status quo in the ski world to new heights and played an important role in building Line’s reputation as an industry leader in style and quality.
In addition to time spent in his at-home art studio, Pollard has been hard at work editing the latest creation from his film company Nimbus Independent. After the Sky Falls, scheduled to release this fall, chronicles Pollard’s on-snow exploits over the last two winters.
“Having such a busy schedule doesn’t bother me. In a way it actually helps me organize all my projects,” said Pollard. “ When I’m not painting or editing the movie I get to spend time with Line’s engineers and design team. I’m stoked that I can pursue all of my passions with their support.”
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First! Colter Hinchliffe and co. claim a first descent on Capitol Peak!
LINE MC Colter Hinchliffe snagged a FIRST! on Capital Peak on June 5th in what he and the crew that accompanied him have dubbed “Peg Leg,” a treacherous “fall, you die” descent – the culmination of a 14,131 technical climb one of colorful Colorado’s peaks in the Elk Mountains.
The feat was certainly full of “pucker” moments as described by Hinchliffe.
“You look over the side [of the ridge] and you’re like, ‘What did we do? We bit off so much here, how’re we going to get down?’”
Want to get the full report? Read all about it at the following links!
Curious about those white skis Colter dropped down the face of a 250 foot cliff while rappeling? Those are the all-new LINE Tourist! Get a sneak peek here >> SIA 2015
School’s out. Your local hill is mostly green, maybe there’s patchy snow in the shade at best. What do you do?
You head to Camp!
We’ll see you there.
LINE SKIS and our athletes will see you at some of North America’s premiere spots for Summer hot laps and glacial sun burns! Want to know where we’ll be? Hit up the list & links below!
Woodward at Copper
From Copper at Woodward:
A typical day during ski summer camp will include skiing on snow at Copper’s summer version of the Central terrain park in the morning, Barn sessions in the afternoon and evening, and many additional recreational activities including skate tours, go-carts, create-a-skate, music, rock climbing, hiking and more. Campers will live and eat at Copper’s Edge building, which is located right next to the slopes and right down the road from the Barn.
Who’s going to be there? Will Wesson, Erik Olson, Ross Imburgia, Sämi Ortlieb, Garrett Russell, Jon Hartman & Johnny Rossman!
Unable to join us in Colorado? Well, you’ll be able to finds us at Newschooler’s Week at both Windells & Camp of Champions!
June 26th – July 3rd
BONUS: TRY NEXT YEAR’S LINES IN THE DEMO CENTER!
Camp of Champions
WATCH SKI THE NORTH! (Dropping Monday, JUNE 1 @ 11 am EST)
Join skiers Rob Heule & Mack Jones, and snowboarder Pat Slimmon as they embark on a 30-day RV road trip to Canada’s North. A sequel to last years award-winning short film “Meanwhile in Canada”, the boys are at it again, bringing you an action packed video filled with radical snow stunts, National Geographic-esque wildlife footage, and stunning scenery. Press play and join in on their journey from Vancouver to the Yukon as they ski any and all features that come their way.
Video created by critically acclaimed cinematographer Graeme Meiklejohn.
MACK JONES – Get in the know!
Earlier this year, we added Canadian heart throb, Mack Jones, to our team. Mack Jones is 1/2 of the skiers [The other is Rob Heule] and 1/3 of the talent to be featured in Ski The North, a new web movie from those who brought you Meanwhile in Canada. We wanted to make sure you were in the know – so now you know!
How did you get involved with the Ski The North Crew?
Rob and I spent several seasons shooting with the Voleurz crew, as well as with filmer Graeme Meiklejohn’s company PYP (alongside Pat King), and got to know each other super well through that. When Voleurz called it quits, Rob and I still wanted keep skiing and filming together, so we teamed up with Graeme to do our own thing. Last year was our first movie, Meanwhile in Canada, where we RV’d across Canada… so this year we decided to do continue the trend by heading North.
See Mack in Ski the North! (Dropping Monday)
What was the best part about being on the road?
So many things! Skiing. Exploring. Driving. Finding cool spots. Wildlife. Incredibly non-nutritious snacks. Finding Chug. RV life in general is hilarious… and cramped.
What can we expect from the next edit?
A good old road trip style video with a whole bunch of street skiing! That sounds over-the-top cliché, but oh well, it’s true. We had no plan other than to point ourselves north to the Yukon with zero expectations about what we’d find, and managed to find some cool things to ski. Not many people go up there, let alone to ski, so yeah, expect that!
Where did you grow up skiing and how did that influence your style?
I learned to ski in Ottawa, Ontario on the east coast! Cold nights hiking rails and bulletproof landings on the small hills definitely teaches you to get creative with what you’ve got. Seeing my hometown hero Dave Crichton ski at our local hills (and in movies!) also had a huge influence on the way I ski.
What lead you to being on the Line team?
Everything Line does is what I like about skiing: making the most of what you can find, being creative, and having as much fun as possible. The team is also awesome – pretty much the entire Line team are the skiers I like to watch and ski with most, so I’m stoked to join the squad!
What’s on your skiing playlist?
Sexy R&B and top 40 hits. Kidding, you’ve probably never heard of them, they’re pretty underground.
What’s your biggest influence outside of skiing?
Sports! I’m not going to lie, I really like sports. I also go to school, it’s nice to learn cool things about neat stuff.
Any additional hobbies?
As mentioned above, sports. That, and being a grammar nazi on all social media platforms. If you misspell something, I’m coming after you. You’re and your, know the difference.
What’s the last movie you watched?
Mad Max! I think I’m still tired from that non-stop car chase.
What’s for dinner?
I’m in Whistler at the moment, so I think I’d be lying to myself and everyone if I didn’t say Earls, and probably for the next few nights.
Anything else to add?
Super stoked to be a part of the Line family! This season has been an awesome first year with Line, first shooting with Legs of Steel alongside Rob in Alberta and then exploring the north for this new project. Can’t wait for glacier skiing to start this summer and for winter to come back around! Hope you like Ski The North!
KKMTV, EP. 03 – “Å Vestland, Vestland!”
Our Norwegian MC, Karl Kristian Muggerud has just dropped the 3rd episode in his series, KKMTV. Looking to fill in some of those warm weather blues? Then definitely dig into this series!
From Fri Flyt: “Karl- Kristian Muggerud & co is always on the track for good snow and playful terrain. Summer and winter. Join them as they go to Sogn Ski Centre Rindabotn , Jostedalen and a feature a round of miniature golf at Stranda . Joining Muggerud this time on his travels is Trygg Lindkjølen and Asbjørn Eggebø Næss.”
Catch the previous two episodes below!
KKMTV, EP. 01 – “Djup, djupare, djupast”
KKMTV, EP. 02 – “Japan”
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