Karl Kristian Muggerud’s 2014 Season
Norwegian Karl Kristian Muggerud has dropped his 2013/14 season for you to enjoy! KKM’s got a unique style that flows seamlessly from pow to park to spring corn snow. We definitely nominate his edit for today’s must watch!
TC 7.3 – That’s Different
ROADTRIP! The Traveling Circus embarks on another epic journey – err, maybe not! The crew runs into van trouble, which leaves them and their travel plans stuck in neutral. Will they ever be able to leave Utah? With some quick internet-ing, their plans are up in the air, literally!
The TC Crew’s last minute scrambling lands them in the mid-west where they find rope-tows, road-kill and roller-coasters. Watch this episode and you’ll surely be saying, “That’s Different.”
“Why’d you take your socks off?” – Will
“I had ‘em on since yesterday and they’re my ski socks…so it was like, itchy.” – Andy
ABOUT LINE TRAVELING CIRCUS:
Admission is free! No high-end production crews, annual movie sales, snowmobiles or AK heli trips here. Powered by more creativity, ingenuity and hyperactivity than a 3rd grade art class, this band of misfit skiers is led by die-hard ski bums Will Wesson and Andy Parry. Criss-crossing the globe in search of angled surfaces to ski on, the Traveling Circus is part reality TV, part ski bumming. For comedy, adventure and skiing antics that prove truth is more entertaining than fiction make sure not to miss an episode. Every online webisode is watched hundreds of thousands of times by skiers around the world. This is the reason why the International Freeskiing Film Festival (IF3) presented the Line Traveling Circus with the first-ever “Best Webisode” award in 2010 and 2011. 3,000,000 views and counting!
PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY:
Line Skis: Designing & building skis, poles and softgoods by any means necessary to make skiing #MoreFunner LineSkis.com.
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Cole Drexler’s 2014 Season Edit
Cole Drexler, the 23 year old Collingwood, ON native has released his 2014 self edit and it is 5:04 minutes of 100% Canadian skiing! Join him for a journey across the globe in search of things to ski – mountains, hills, playground slides …
Don’t know Cole? Where have you been? Here’s a few things you might not know:
He loves llamas, Van Morrison & his girl. He hates Nickleback, the Boston Bruins & serious people. Seriously.
We chatted with him briefly to get a few more in-depth answers. Read more below!
1. Going to Japan for the second time with the Traveling Circus squad.
2. Filming for “Meanwhile in Canada” with Rob Heule, Mack Jones, Jay Heule, and Graeme Meiklejohn in Toronto.
3. The Outdoor Tech. team trip to Mammoth Mtn. in the spring – the best place to end the season.
4. One of the longest winters that I’ve ever had in Ontario – Blue Mtn., was open until the end of April.
5. Drake’s beautiful compact-disc that was titled, “Nothing Was the Same”
LAST SEASON, I WASN’T EXCITED ABOUT THESE 3 THINGS:
1. Being in school all winter.
2. Falling hard on my back three separate times in Japan, and missing a couple days on snow.
3. Not winning the Olympics.
I PREFER (DOGS OR CATS): Dogs for sure. Cats suck.
WHEN I GO TO THE OSCARS, MY CELEBRITY DATE WILL BE Jennifer Lawrence BECAUSE she’s a babe who likes pizza and she has a crush on me.
I DO NOT LIKE not having Drake ON MY iPod at all times.
I LIKE THE BOSTON BRUINS BECAUSE I hate every Boston’s sports team with a passion and the Bruins can suck it.
IF I SANG COUNTRY, MY BAND NAME WOULD BE The Brothers Too Turnt.
I THINK grabbing your skis on rails IS OVERRATED unless you’re Phil or Henrik and can actually make it look nice.
I THINK Jarred McCarl IS UNDERRATED BECAUSE he’s got a fresh outlook on skiing and he’s always in a good mood. Be on the look out for that name this winter.
ON NEWSCHOOLERS, I send nudes to all the pro’s.
WRITE A HAIKU ABOUT THE LAST TIME YOU WENT SKIING:
The sun is beaming
It Is the middle of May
And I’m still skiing
YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW THAT I’M allergic to brewing yeast and can’t drink beer.
IF I WENT TO THE OLYMPICS, IT’D BE FOR speed walking.
As featured in the 2014 Freeskier Magazine Buyer’s Guide:
“Line Skis: Powered by Divine Inspiration”
“J, I have to talk to you about the ski, the biggest ski ever.”
So begins an email written from Eric Pollard to Line Skis founder Jason Levinthal. The excerpts that follow give a glimpse of a goosebumps-inducing plea to fulfill a vision. The email is a golden nugget of skiing history.
“Line has always been the most progressive company in skiing. This year we need to jump to the future and capitalize. I am a prophet, and I can see that if we do, we will set a trend in skiing that everyone will follow. We have to act first.”
Pollard goes on to describe some of the specifics of a new ski, including dimensions, and lays out his plan to crush heli trips the world over. He spoke of “first track fakie 720s and 540s off cliffs,” from Alaska to Norway. “I know you think that this ski is crazy, but please have faith. Please make this your main objective with me. We will honestly change everything,” Pollard’s message read.
The Line Skis Squadron. Photo by Rocky Maloney
Precisely five hours later, Levinthal responds, “I’m feelin’ it! As you wish… prophet.” And so the Prophet 130 was born. It would go on to influence a series of skis that dominated modern freeride ski design, winning countless awards and opening the door for what we call freeride skis today.
The now 12-year-old exchange exemplifies the role that Line Skis has played throughout freeskiing’s rise to the mainstream. It’s a brand that’s never been afraid to stir the pot. Experience gained along the way now informs the production of quality sticks that suit a variety of different skiing styles.
“We have two decades of freeride and freestyle innovation under our belts. We’ve been there through the rise and the changing tides of skiing,” says Josh Malczyk, global brand director. READ MORE >>
Professional skier & artist Eric Pollard is a world traveler, an explorer of the far-off and a seeker of deep snow. Pollard has logged countless miles finding the hidden stashes of powder, documenting them on film for web series and feature films. In honor of our partnership with Alaska Airlines, we thought we’d ask him to put together a “top ten” of everything and anything travel related – some of it a “how to” and some of it a means to inspire you to get out into the wilds.
Here’s his compilation of all things travel:
Top Five Images to Inspire:
Rad pic, over under with two great skiers. – Eric
I like that older edit, reminds me of a fun day on my home mountain. - Eric
Trying to do surf shoe slashes is one of my favorite things to do on skis. – Eric
Coordinates was a movie I filmed and edited this winter, pretty stoked on how it turned out. – Eric
“Got to love a good portrait.” – Eric
Top Five Things to bring on a long weekend:
1. Sliding Tool (i.e; skis, snowboard and/or surfboard)
Our Australian MC Watkin McLennan and company traveled to Alaska this past winter to ski and film its famed Chugach Mountains with the mission to document the entire experience. The fruits of that labor will be dropping November 25th!
Sugar Mountain, by director Richard James of the acclaimed White Silk Road on snowboarding in Afghanistan, is the story of eight friends who leave behind their urban latte-lives to exist – alone and unassisted – for a month on a remote glacier in the Chugach Range of Alaska. The film follows them as they climb, ride and explore the surrounding “peaks of possibility.” It’s a cinematic exploration of the excitement, struggle and success of a crew of passionate dreamers, tackling a simple question – why adventure?
“A month is a blink in glacial time. For us it was full immersion. – full connection – a full removal from our urban click. Magic,” says Australian producer Oscar McLennan. “Yet this time also revealed the graceful death of the glacier beneath us. It made you contemplate its lasting place in our future.” Sugar Mountain stars world class skiers including Chris Booth, Watkin McLennan, Tim Myers and Miles Clark. It showcases an original, award winning score by Geordie Miller with Client Liaison, and artwork by the prolific Celeste Byers of California. The film brings a fresh style and a unique outlook to the genre by replacing helicopters with advanced drone technology by 3D Robotics for a more personal POV, and connects with viewers through a life adventure with true urbanites.
“Making this film was very different to my last films,” said director Richard James. “The whole cast and crew camped together for a month. With virtually no contact beyond the walls of our tents, conversation often centered on the movie, and that has really given this film its unique and authentic feel. Eight people collaborating on a doco as it happens in the Alaskan wilderness – it doesn’t get more real than that.”
The film will be released Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Sign up now for an invitation on launch at sugarmountainfilm.com.
Will Wesson’s Opening Segment from “Partly Cloudy”
Level 1 Productions has just released Will Wesson’s segment from their 2013 release “Partly Cloudy” for free & for your enjoyment! Watch the segment above for full on rail tomfoolery!
About Partly Cloudy
Everything is baked. The snow has turned to mush and that burn is starting to peel. Fortunately, for those seeking cover from the glare there is a reset on the way. Hot on
the heels of Level 1’s award-winning film Sunny comes a slightly different forecast.
No major disturbances or low-pressure fronts, just a healthy mix of skiing, music, and personality with a low ultraviolet index. Partly Cloudy.
Partly Cloudy Awards:
“Best Jib Movie” – IF3 (International Freeskiing Film Festival) Montreal, QC
“Rookie of the Year” Lucas Stal-Madison – IF3 (International Freeskiing Film Festival) Annecy, France
“Viewer’s Choice” – Dew Tour Recognize Film Fest
Partly Cloudy Nominations:
“Best Movie” – IF3 (International Freeskiing Film Festival) Montreal, QC
“Best Editing” – IF3 (International Freeskiing Film Festival) Montreal, QC
“Best Cinematography” – Powder Video Awards
“Best Man Made Air” – Powder Video Awards
“Best Jib Segment” Chris Logan, Will Wesson – F3 (International Freeskiing Film Festival) Montreal, QC
“Best Single Shot” – IF3 (International Freeskiing Film Festival) Annecy, France
Chris Logan, Will Wesson, Ahmet Dadali, Parker White, Adam Delorme, Tanner Rainville, Wiley Miller, LSM, Tim McChesney, Banks Gilberti, LJ Strenio, Torin Yater-Wallace, Josh Bibby, Niklas Eriksson, Logan Imlach, Sammy Carlson, Sig Tveit, Magnus Granér… and friends.
Shot on Location in:
Utah, Sweden, Whistler Blackcomb, Alaska, Colorado, Wisconsin, New York, British Columbia, Les Arcs France, Kansas, Minnesota, Wyoming, Montana, Finland, Sun Valley Idaho, Mt. Bachelor Oregon
We couldn’t be more stoked to welcome Tom Wallisch to the Line team! The respect the Line crew has had for Tom’s raw talent, style, work ethic, attitude, motivation and overall professional awesomeness and fits us perfectly. He’s been on the Chronic since he got on snow in August and we’re excited to start developing some new rad products together!
“I couldn’t be more excited to announce my new partnership with Line. The first twin tips I owned were Line’s and it’s amazing to go full circle and be back skiing them again” claims Wallisch. “What makes Line as a company so special to me is how true the company is to our sport. They are solely focused on our sport of freeskiing and providing the best possible product for myself and kids just like me all over the world.”
For nearly two decades Line’s unwavering mission to make skiing more funner continues. Through progressive ski designs, unique marketing and working with creative athletes, the addition of Wallisch will bring the mission to the next level. Tom joins one of the most diverse pro teams on the planet with skiers Eric Pollard, LJ Strenio, Will Wesson, Max Hill, Colter Hinchliffe, Andrew Whiteford, Rob Heule, Andy Parry, Max Hammer, Niklas Eriksson, Even Sigstad, Hadley Hammer, Roy Kittler & Cole Drexler.
Over a decade ago .. Tom rode LINE as his first freestyle skis!
Did you happen to pick up the November issue of Powder Magazine? If you did, you might have caught the interview with our own Jon Hartman. Hartman, a Denver resident, has been riding for us for a little over a year and, despite his age, we have no intentions of sending him out to pasture quite yet. Between his Level 1 Unknown Honorable Mention and his creative web edits under the nom de guerre Hot Possie, this silver fox has much ahead of him in the way of teaching youngsters a thing or two in the park!
We want you to carve your hearts out!
Ladies & Gentleman! Boys & Girls! Get your finest gourd carving instruments sharpened and get ready to take a stab at winning the semi-annual #LinePumpkin contest!
From now until November 7th, we’ll be taking a look at all the Line Pumpkins on Instagram. We’ll want to see your best Line & Traveling Circus Logos, VanBearPigs (smelly socks and pizza boxes included), Wizard Tricks, Will Wessons & Andy Parrys… even Andy Parry’s cats can be featured on your pumpkins!
Wanna enter? It’s simple!
1. Carve a pumpkin that is related to Line Skis.
2. Take a photo of it and post it to Instagram and tag it: #LinePumpkin #LineSkis
3. Sit back and enjoy the other entries!
After Nov. 7th, we’ll take a look thru the entries and pick are favorites and send a special
View some on the entries below!
*Sorry, We’re unable to ship treats / prizes internationally from the Line HQ. This contest is open to US Residents only! Read the official rules HERE.
Old News is Good News
- KKM’s 2014 Season
- New Traveling Circus “That’s Different”
- Cole Drexler’s 2014 Season!
- Powered by Divine Inspiration
- Eric Pollard’s Travel Top Ten
- “Sugar Mountain” drops November 25th!