Mammoth Fish & Jibs
“Why fish or jib when you can have both? Garrett Russell is an avid angler and certainly knows his way around a terrain park. And, spring-time at Mammoth is a great time to multi-task… Jib, hike, ski, bike, shred, skate, kayak… all in the same day!
Also, spring-time is a great time in Mammoth for sightings of the LINE Traveling Circus bus… and crew. Yes, the circus is in town! This past week Will Wesson and Cole Drexler reunited with Garrett Russell, Bernie Rosow and Alex Dorszynski for some good ol’ slush slashing, steel slapping good times.
Shot entirely with one little GoPro.” – Mammoth Lakes
Closing Day Burrrlapzing!
40 Days of Photographs – Rob Heule documents the Meanwhile In Canada trip.
“5 dudes, 40 days & 8000 km’s in an RV during the middle of a Canadian Winter was not as simple as we anticipated. Before Mack Jones, my brother Jay, Graeme (Filmer) & Kyle (Photographer) set out on our journey from the Pacific to the Atlantic, we were warned by numerous friends that we might not enjoy our nights in -40 degree weather. Luckily we only experienced one week of typical Canadian deep freeze across the Prairies (Saskatchewan & Manitoba) and the rest was smooth sailing, making the remainder of the trip seem tropical in comparison. Equipped with a lot of shovels, a bungee, the necessary warm weather gear, and our good attitudes, we set out to explore the streets of all the major cities and small towns across our home country. The goal: to have as much on our skis as possible, and make a movie about our adventure.
Directing a project from the initial planning stages, to releasing the final product online proved to be one of the biggest challenges we’ve worked towards in our skiing careers thus far, but the most rewarding. To have complete creative control over a project was amazing, and all of us couldn’t be happier with the result. The movie showcases the direction we want skiing to take, and we hope to encourage others to follow the same path.” – Rob Heule
Watch Meanwhile In Canada below!
Meanwhile In Canada – A Film by Graeme Meiklejohn & Rob Heule
“Join skiers Rob Heule, Mack Jones and Jay Heule as they set out on a 40 day cross-Canada RV trip with one goal: to explore their home country while hitting as many street spots as possible along the way. As the eyes of the skiing world were on the Winter Olympics, the boys were out adventuring with the aim of showing that with a little creativity, fun can be had on skis just about anywhere. With an all-Canadian soundtrack, crew, and itinerary, watch as they venture from the shores of Pacific Ocean all the way to the Atlantic.”
Watch Meanwhile In Canada below!
After closing its doors in December 2012, Voleurz has resurrected for one last session. Filmer over 7 days in April 2013, this edit is dedicated to our family, friends, followers, and fans who’ve shown so much love and support over the past 10 years. This one’s for you.
Produced and Directed by Shayne Zwickel
Produced and Story by Darren Rayner
Edited by Kuba Wiatrak
Rob Heule, Mack Jones, Simon d’Artois, Geoff Brown, KC Deane, Jesse Millen, Warren Williams, Braden Dean, Kye Peterson, Stan Rey, Noah Bowman, Dane Degruyter, Austin Ross, Jesmond Dubeau
Mason Mashon, Zac Moxley, Darren Rayner, Ben Webb, Graeme Meiklejohn, Charlie Grinnell, Shayne Zwickel, Vanessa Chan
Ali Milner “I Lost My Diamond”
Rich Hope “I See Trouble”
Bend Sinister “Whatever You Want”
Jack Mercer “The Hootenany”
The Racoons “Be My Television”
POWDER Magazine‘s Buyers’ Guide has been a Summer staple for those educated consumers looking to buy the latest and greatest. Well turns out we here at Line make some good skis, well at least that’s what Powder says. Without further adieu, here are your 2012 POWDER Fantaday Draft Skier’s Choices for Line Skis!
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A month ago Will Wesson, John Kutcher and myself all had a week with nothing going on, a rarity for a single skier much less three in the middle of the winter. Rather than catch up on sleep or shred around our local mountain of Park City we decided to skip the break and go on another adventure. I had been meaning to visit my sister in Jackson Hole, which coincidentally had been getting dumped on all week so we sent it northbound. With the help of my older sister Jacki and our friend Julie Weinberger who is now the Social Media & Marketing Coordinator for Jackson Hole, we were able to squeeze in a few days of some of the best skiing of the season, pure ski bum style. After three days of sleeping on couches, dollar store candy, early ups, epic pow and Corbet’s Couloir, we topped it all off with a wild St. Patty’s Day on our final night right in Jackson! After a spontaneous week of roughing it we hopped back on the calendar to finish our busy seasons. Check out the epic photos and edit from our trip, Thanks to Julie Jacki and the whole Dual exhaust crew for having us! Enjoy that spring skiing! – LJ
The Line Skis Mountain Command Team is a mix of the most talented, unique and individual skiers in the world. How can a bunch of individuals be a team you ask? Their creativity is the bond that connects them, driving the voice of our brand and beating the drum of new ways to look at the mountain, the streets, backcountry and everywhere in between. We’re proud of these riders who every day bring something new to all aspects of skiing. Where there’s snow and enough room to slide on it, you’ll find Line MCs. Enjoy the edit and please purchase/download/watch the films in the list at the end to support the companies that support these riders and help push skiing to new levels.
Mt Hood is unique for the single fact that you can ski and jib twelve months a year. Spending my first summer working for Windell’s Camp as a Coach was a dream come true. Perfect jumps, rails, and pipe were combo’d with a bright blue sky and sunshine for weeks on end. While summer came to a close, Timberline created a private park for Windell’s Academy. As a new addition to the Windell’s Academy staff I began coaching and riding through September and October. Timberline has made it possible for a never-ending ski season.
This past week, a storm came threw the Northwest and buried Mt Hood with over three feet of snow. With a break in the weather and the sun shining through the clouds, Academy students jumped at the chance to go out and shoot some photos in the new snow. We scouted the first spot and we were all eager to build a small step down shooting out between two trees. After a few switch landings on my BLENDS and a large bomb hole, Nick Goepper and I looked for our next set up. We marched over to a tree gap that I had my eye on for the past two days.
With the new snow from the storm Timberline has opened its lower mountain. They were quick to install a really fun early season jib line serviced by the Pucci Lift Fridays through Sundays. The smell of winter is just around the corner and my fingers are crossed for a POW filled season. See ya in the HOOD.
Enjoy the exclusive Windell’s & Line Edit to see what went down this summer!
From talented fathers come talented sons. Line athlete Ian Compton has released an edit (below) featuring highlights from last season in a smooth vibe born from the rolling mountains of Ian’s home state of Vermont. The music used is from his father, John Compton who has played shows with the Allman Brothers, Blood, Sweat and Tears to name a few.
Enjoy the Edit!
Here’s the story of how Ian’s father got signed to Columbia Records in the 70s and his continued music career.
Singer, songwriter, and guitarist John Parker Compton co-founded the acoustic band APPALOOSA with violinist Robin Batteau in the late ’60s. Both musicians had been heavily influenced by the folk scene in their hometown, Cambridge, MA. Compton got his start singing in a Cambridge church choir before he and Batteau began playing the coffeehouse circuit together.
As the 1972 press release for Compton’s solo album, To Luna, tells it, John Compton showed up at producer Al Kooper’s Columbia Records office in late 1968, hoping to show Kooper his songs. Uninterested, Kooper told the kid (Compton was 18) to come back some other time. But a little while later, Kooper came in on Compton and Batteau performing for the office secretaries. Won over, Kooper recorded their demo, and within a year the newly signed musicians had an album out, the self-titled debut from their group Appaloosa. Also including bassist David Reiser and cellist Eugene Rosov, Appaloosa was joined in the studios by members of Blood, Sweat & Tears, and by Kooper himself.
A year after Appaloosa’s 1969 release (which was produced by Al Kooper) on Columbia Records, a 19-year-old John Compton got to take the stage at Fillmore East the last weekend of December, along with the Allman Brothers, and Blood, Sweat, and Tears. Appaloosa soon gave way to a duo project of Compton & Batteau, and the two musicians recorded Compton & Batteau in California for Columbia. By 1971, Compton was on his own with a new LP, To Luna, but after this, it would be over 20 years before he returned to the studios. His return was marked by 1995′s Mother of Mercy, which was followed by a six-song self-released recording of Compton on a Vermont radio station….
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