The Tell A Friend Tour is coming! The Tell A Friend Tour is coming!
Don’t know what the Tell A Friend Tour is? Well, we went straight to the source – Andy Parry – to get you all the need-to-know-info!
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What is the Tell A Friend Tour, Where is it headed and Who’s going?
Tell A Friend Tour is a freeskiing park tour that travels to resorts film, ski with fans, and then hold a free raffle/pizza party. This year we are visiting resorts in VT, MA, CT, PA, WV, OH, MN, and WI. Ross Imburgia, Charlie Dayton, Ian Compton, Cole Drexler, Allan Lam, and other Line Skis regional riders.
Why? Why create the Tell A Friend Tour?
Over the last seven years of filming Line Traveling Circus, we visited a lot of resorts other people never really go to. A lot of these places had tons of kids that are really into freeskiing but they aren’t really on any ones radar. These skiers are the bread and butter of the ski industry and it only makes sense to bring a ski event directly to them.
TAFT represents what freeskiing was when I started in 2002. Fun, but also serious about progression because your hungry for it. It was about learning a new trick with a bunch of friends and pushing each other because it was fun. None of us really went out of our way to “train” for comps but still competed at local events, and used them for a source of community more then anything. It’s true freeskiing, and that what I want to show the next generation. Not comp skiing, not film skiing – just freeskiing.
With the Traveling Circus, you’ve criss-crossed the country multiple times – What are the top five bits of advice you’d give anyone who’s about to head out on the open road?
1. Need dental floss? Rip a small strand of the elastic out of a sock.
2. Don’t be a tool to fast food. Find a grocery store.
3. Download audio books for long trips.
4. When driving at night place a small dimly lit LED over your head.
5. Avoid drinking things like Monster, RockStar and Redbull All the sugar and other stuff they put in those will just make you crash harder, and feel sick. Slowly sip coffee, and get a 5 hour energy.
What’s your favorite stop?
I’m really looking forward to all the stops. Each one is going to have a different crowd of skiers, and things set up. Can’t really say I have a favorite stop but last year we had the best showing at Ski Sundown, CT and had a really good crew of kids at Butternut, MA.
In 140 characters or less – Why should we go to TAFT?
Come to TAFT to have fun skiing, eat pizza, and win free stuff!
“The Jock Edit”
Cole is riding the 2015 Blend. Ask your Get in touch with your local ski shop and demand them in your shop!
Watch more from Matt Tipold / Red Tip Production:
Neo Eight: Travels with LJ
Ski the East released the season finale for their web series Neo this week and you’ll want watch LJ Strenio & Ross Imburgia drop the hammer on the East.
“The Neo season finale follows native Vermonter, LJ Strenio, for a full week of park and urban shralping around the East Coast in the spring of 2013. LJ and the rest of the crew embody the Ski The East spirit and always ‘keep the shred alive.’”
LJ and the rest of the crew embody the Ski The East spirit and always “keep the shred alive.”
Skiers: LJ Strenio, Lupe Hagearty, Tyler Duncan, Cole Gibson, Ross Imburgia
Cinematography: Geoff McDonald, Chris James, Brett Coffin, Chris DeJohn
Editing: Geoff McDonald
Animations: Zachary Allott, Ben Pacocha
Music: Yeasayer – “Reagan’s Skeleton”
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!
Watch More East Coast Hardcore Real Stuff…Part Two!
The Line Traveling Circus crew, now filming & releasing content for their sixth season, continues their journey in the latest release, “More East Coast Hardcore Real Stuff – Part Two” Join Will Wesson, Andy Parry, Cole Drexler, Charlie Dayton, Erik Olson & Shane McFalls as they wrap up their trip to the Northeast. Andy checks off a bucket-list line before the van and crew heads to Massachusetts and Pennsylvania to ski some park and eat some pizza.
What people are saying about the latest release:
“Andy doing something crazy since ’95″ – SkiWithMeBro
“ALWAYS PUTS A SMILE ON MYE[sic] FACE, every time” – pâl jensen
“Thanks you smelly beauties!” – GoodOleChrusty
Please join us in helping Andy Parry raise the funds needed to make this years Tell A Friend Tour possible. Not only will your donation make the tour possible but you can also receive cool personal swag items from Andy. This years tour will have 8 stops throughout the East Coast. Check out the Tell-A-Friend Facebook page and RallyMe page below for donating and more details on this awesome event.
Let’s make Tell A Friend Tour continue for years to come!!!
Read this letter from Luke if you’re still not convinced.
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.
Meathead Films is proud to present the trailer for our 9th feature release: Work It Out. Rest assured, this is our finest production yet showcasing many totally new locations, mind blowing skiing and of course all the humor and general shredfest you’ve come to expect from us.
You can check it out on the big screen starting at IF3 in September or at any of our 60 tour stops (locations and dates coming soon).
Make sure to pre-order up the Work It Out DVD Package complete with:
1) Work It Out DVD with over 2 hours of bonus features
2) Movie poster and sponsor stickers
3) Limited Edition Work It Out T-Shirt
4) Set of Limited Edition Kombi/ Meathead work out wristbands
5) Ski The East/ Meathead Films sticker pack
Old News is Good News
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- The Traveling Circus goes to Australia in “Chunder Down Under”
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- The Traveling Circus Remembers 2014
- Blister Gear Review “Best Of” Awards