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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!

The Skis of the Year! 2017 LINE SKIS

September 9th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News, Ski Artists & Designers

LJ Strenio, LINE SKIS Chronic Ski


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 w/ his new promodel


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 LINE Supernatural 86

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 by LINE Skis

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!!

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Tom Wallisch & Good Company’s New Film

August 9th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News


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.

Athletes:
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

Tom Wallisch and Good Company present "Vice Versa"

For more, follow @GoodCompanySki #thisisgoodcompany

Zermatt Glacier Days is back!

July 18th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

A photo posted by Will Wesson (@willwesson) on

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!!

Upside down guy @willwesson at @snowparkzermatt today. New #ZermattGlacierDays online this weekend! Photo: @anufrievski

A photo posted by Full Tilt Ski Boots (@fulltiltboots) on

Want to read more? Check their Q&A with Freeskier Magazine >> HERE <<

Van-cation – TC’s Guide to a More Funner Summer!

June 27th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, Traveling Circus Sideshow

 LINE Traveling Circus' Andy Parry, Jake Strassman, Will Wesson & Shane McFalls.

LINE Traveling Circus’ Andy Parry, Jake Strassman, Will Wesson & Shane McFalls.


Summer is here! School’s out and and/or you’ve got some vacation stored up and looking to hit the road…now what?

Well, we’ve checked in with the most trusted travel guides here at HQ, LINE’s Traveling Circus’s Will Wesson, Andy Parry, Jake Strassman & Shane McFalls, and they’ve got a list of where to go, what to do and what to put on that hot dog!

Read on!


WATCH: LINE Traveling Circus 1.1 – Will & Andy Go To Hood


Where are you currently?

“Silverthorne, Colorado” – Jake
“Living in Government Camp, Oregon” – Andy
“Home in Southern Vermont” – Shane
“Whistler, BC Canada” -Will

What have you been up to?

“Being a Dad” – Shane
“Started off summer by visiting Woodward Copper or Line Week, now I’m guest coaching at Momentum for two weeks and I’ll be flying to Europe in early July to start filming for season two of Zermatt Glacier Days with Sämi and Rob.” – Will
“Healing from surgery and making my own ski wax, Wizardz Wax” – Andy
“I’m still skiing here in Colorado, but have been fishing, camping and canoeing in Minnesota as well.” – Jake


WATCH: Glacier Days EP1 – Summer Snowpark Zermatt


What are your top five summertime activities?

“My favorite things to do in the summer would be stay at a cabin for a weekend with friends, fish, camp, ski (water and snow), and canoe.” – Jake
“Skiing, skiing, skiing, skiing, and…. skiing” – Andy
“Skiing, attempting skating/ surfing, hiking, and biking” – Will
“Skateboarding, running, biking, swimming and eating” – Shane

What are the perfect toppings for a hot dog?

“Ketchup. Sorry mustard people.” – Will
“Sauerkraut and spicy mustard” – Shane
“Fired onions and spicy mustard, with a side of potato or pasta salad” – Jake
“I dont eat that shit. Give me a sausage.” – Andy

What are the top five places you’ve traveled to in the US? In the world?

“PNW, BC, Japan, France, Korea etc… They are all awesome.” – Andy
“In the world? Japan, New Zealand, The Alps, The Andes, Australia” – Will
“Japan rules above all” – Shane
“The top 5 places I’ve been to in the U.S. would have to be 1) the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. 2) Hood River, Oregon. 3) Ketchum, Idaho. 4) Ashcroft, Colorado. 5) Minnaqua, Wisconsin. Top 5 in the world would be 1) British Columbia, Canada. 2) Schwanden, Switzerland 3) Hokkaido, Japan 4) Nevados de Chillian, Chile. 5) Bariloche, Argentina” – Jake

So you’re getting in the van for a long road trip, what are three things you don’t forget to bring?

” What you need for a long trip in the van is a Sharpie marker to add some new artwork to the ceiling and walls, new stickers to add to the collections, and lots of snacks.” – Jake
“Depends on when I’m doing it but music, food, and proper clothes.” – Andy
“Sleeping Bag, Water, Ski Stuff” – Will
“Toothbrush, sleeping bag and clean socks for the drive home.” – Shane

What are three things you hope your traveling companions don’t bring?

“On trips you mainly hope everyone doesn’t bring dirty clothes that they should have washed before packing them – like Andy’s socks, and LJ’s knee brace.” – Jake
“Sickness. That stuff spreads like wildfire.” – Andy
“Less than three full sets of clothing, well used ski boots, contagious sickness.” – Will
“Their bad music or bad attitudes.” – Shane


Cold Turkey – A film by LINE Traveling Circus


What SPF would you recommend for skiing at summer camps?

“35 max, get a good burn first day for a protective base” – Shane
“30+” – Will
“60+” – Andy
“The best sunscreen for summer camps is blend of Banana Boat 45 and Coppertone 15.” – Jake

How would you recommend kids prep their skis for skiing either at a glacier / snowfield or summer backyard setup?

“To get your skis ready for summer skiing on the glacier, just cake a bunch of all temp wax on there and don’t bother scrapping.” – Jake
“BUY WIZARDZ WAX wizardzwax.com” – Andy
“Put bindings on them” – Will

Will Wesson, photo by Rocky Maloney


Will, mounting bindings, at LINE’s HQ for #LINESpringBreak16 – SEE MORE


If you were to have to go to summer school, what subject would it be for?

“If I went to summer school, I’d take a filmmaking class.” – Jake
“Were to have to? I did for math in 6th grade.” – Andy
“Surfing” – Will
“How to do your taxes 101” – Shane


MORE READING: Wise Wizard: How to Build A Backyard Rail


Wise Wizard: How To Build A Backyard Rail.

June 24th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

A photo posted by emily tidwell (@lynk_nation) on

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 article first appeared on Newschoolers, Oct 2015


“This is my homemade rail recipe. I hope you like it!” – Andy Parry

Ingredients:

 

  • 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

 

Instructions:

 

1. Cut

  1.  One 2×4 into Five 2′ segments
  2.  One 2×4 into Four 2’6” inch segments

Assemble

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.

Holy Gozaimasu!

June 1st, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News

All Us In Winterland are back at it again this year with their latest video offering – “Holy Gozaimasu!”


WATCH HOLY GOZAIMASU


“When Cam McDermid, Tom Brownlee, Pat Greene and Tori Beattie put together a last-minute trip to Japan at the end of an unseasonably dry Japanuary, they did so with minimal planning. Arriving in Hakuba on the 15th of January to bare rice paddies, dry roads, and the worst start to winter in over 50 years, they waited.

 

With no fixed plans, they roamed lost in a tiny rusted van named Sauce and indulged in the delights of Japan. The first week was spent idly wandering through valleys and villages, exploring shrines and out-of-the-way onsen, chasing snow monkeys, walking frozen beaches, and enjoying the gentle generosity of the Japanese people.

 Tom Brownlee on the LINE Magnum Opus - the Best Powder Skis!

Patience was rewarded when the floodgates blew open and Hakuba’s unique coastal position delivered a 2 metre overnight insta-base. Every action immediately became a means to a simple end: getting as pitted as possible and having all the fun doing it. When it snows 3 metres in a week that’s a simple task.

 

From runs through the Cortina trees to hike-accessed lines behind Tsugaike Kogen and Happo One, the small crew gorged themselves on everything the Hakuba valley could offer. As their appetite increased they outran patrollers in private tree zones, hiked one-turn lines from the side of the road, ski toured up avenues of ancient trees, and dropped alpine faces in the gaps between snow showers. It was all too easy.

 

Holy Gozaimasu doesn’t really translate into anything. Gozaimasu is a positive postscript. An exclamation mark. The fact that it makes no sense but felt so good to say was exactly why it stuck. It was a phrase introduced on day one in Hakuba, and it quickly became the catchcry of the trip. Everything encountered during the two weeks in Japan felt like it deserved the respect of a positive postscript. An extra nod of appreciation. Dropping a gozaimasu into a stumbled sentence guaranteed the injection of a smile to even the most earnest of Japanese faces, and that was always the goal.

 

Holy Gozaimasu is a collection of the stories and faces that made those 2 weeks feel like a lifetime. None of it would have been possible without the generosity of the Kamoshika Views guesthouse in Hakuba, for providing the friendliest accommodation imaginable and the use of Japan’s greatest tiny, rusted, moustachioed van.”

Girls Gone Polar!

May 24th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News


LINE athlete Hadley Hammer is heading North…WAY NORTH. She’s joining 4 other girls for an adventure in the Artic. “Girls Gone Polar” documents five girls in a 50 foot sailboat, with skis & splitboards, 2 rifles and polar bears.

In a male-dominated action sports industry, we come across a common pattern of thinking among girls… “I don’t have the skills. I’m not good enough. I don’t know how. What if I fail? Someone else could do it better.”

This film will explore the serious topic of gender disparity and the female mindset in the action sports industry with a definitely humorous spin as we tell the tale through the eyes of five strong-minded, strong-willed, mountain driven girls. What is it like to splitboard & ski with rifles (required due to the polar bears)? How do you manage a sailboat with five females and one male captain? What really goes down on extreme expeditions? Prepare to laugh, get to know each team member personally, and see adventure through a new perspective.

Ultimately, the girls on this excursion just want to keep seeking out new, epic terrain and push their own individual limits. They want to share the gift of exploration and adventure with others. And the goal is simply to show girls what’s possible; hopefully, inspiring them to get out there and believe that they can do the same.

>> READ MORE <<

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What is Hadley skiing in Svalbard? The Sick Day Tourist!

WATCH Good Company “ONE” FREE!

May 20th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

Tom Wallisch & Good Company have released Good Company 1 on Youtube!

Originally released in February of 2015, and shown on both ABC and ESPN2, Good Company 1 was the first time urban skiing had been predominantly featured on national television. The 15 minute short film shows Wallisch, Tim McChesney, Dale Talkington, Mike Hornbeck, Nick Martini and more, as they travel North America looking for quality early season urban features & a soundtrack that includes tracks from Sylvan Esso, Them featuring Van Morrison, and Cormega.

Watch it for free below!!

Resort Crasher! LINE Athletes at Home!

May 3rd, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

LINE Skis Resort Crashers


Swiss Gang


LINE Resort Crasher is the good, the bad & ugly of having fun at your home resort. Conditions and weather, all that doesn’t matter while hot lapping home turf.

First up, we visit Tom Kobel, Kim Gubser and Fabienne Werder in Davos/Switzerland.

MUSIC: College Rock (How To Hold The Guitar Right)” by Man Bites Dog (http://www.facebook.com/manbitesdogyeah)

Footage provided by RUKfilms


Tommi Niemi’s Finland Backyard Park


Does your backyard look like this? Follow the backyard park! https://www.facebook.com/backyardpark/

Skiers: Tommi Niemi, Mikko Joukainen, Juuso Pajari, Otto “KEPE” Venalainen
Music: Chaos Nation – Rise And Reign
Edited by: Tommi Niemi


French Connection


Get set & go! Another LINE Resort Crasher takes you to Val d’isère, France with Léo Taillefer, Pierre Rougeot, Thomas Zubiria & Tom Damiani!

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