Understory by Max Hammer
LINE MC Max Hammer is known for skiing creative lines at Jackson Hole (click here to see him ski) but that creativity doesn’t end when the tram closes. Max graduated from Dartmouth last year and put together this amazing animation for his final project for all to watch.
“Most of the info is on that page, but basically it’s a completely handmade stop-motion animated movie. It’s also almost entirely edited in-camera, so all the setup, lighting, movement, and whatnot was created frame-by-frame without much aid from robots or computers.”
The Line Influence 115 has been our go-to do everything stick for the past few seasons. Looking for a neutral, easy to ski big mountain stick for all conditions out west? This should be atop your short list…
Long Term Review: Line Influence 115 192
Skier: Jeff Brines
Binding: FKS 14
Boot: Krypton Pro
Ski Weight: ~2450 grams (192)
Radius: 22.6M @ 186M
Rocker: Rocker/Camber/Rocker (Height in mm -11 +4 -9)
Summary: The Line Influence 192 impressed us a few years back with its versatility and overall neutrality. It isn’t the stiffest, lightest or biggest stick out there but its strength lies in its ability to strike a balance of “do everything” at an attractive price point. If you are a skier living out west, the Andrew Whiteford (and other line athletes) “pro” model should be on a short list of skis that can do it all.
Who is it for: This is a great one-ski quiver or go-to inbounds ski for the stronger skier living somewhere it snows more than 400” a year. The Influence 115 is especially good for those who appreciate a more modern mount point and looking for something that strikes a balance between “playful” and “charger”. If you like a more traditional (rearward) mount point, looking for the lightest ski in the 110-120mm category or want as much float as possible, look elsewhere.
Side note two of the best Jackson Hole skiers, Max Hammer and Andrew Whiteford had a fair amount of input in this ski. If you like how they ski and your mountain parallels that of JHMR, consider this to be near the top of your list.
Read the complete review HERE.
Watch and vote for LINE MC Max Hammer shredding over 4,000 vertical feet at Jackson Hole. Max’s entry in the TGR Co-Lab was put together using multiple cameras as they captured him shredding from the top of the Tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort to the Village at the bottom in one fluid run. Voting is easy and your vote will help Max take home the $100,000 prize! Just click here to watch and vote every day.
Sony’s Mind’s Eye is 10 episode series of self-edits that gives an insider’s look at the team of TGR athletes as they documents their adventures with Sony’s Action Cam.
Follow Max Hammer skiing the 13/14 Opus and Sick Day 110 in Jackson Hole, WY with this all new Sony Mind’s Eye: Season 1 Episode 1 POV
Line MC Andrew Whiteford has just released Dub Tales Episode 2
Skiing around Jackson, Wyoming. Attempting to justify wearing multiple cameras…and having a lot of fun doing it.
Music: Purity Ring -Fineshrine (HugLife Remix) www.huglifemusic.com
0:18 my jacket pocket is wide open. Nothing lost, thankfully.
1:02 obvious backslap. -200 G.N.A.R points
And if you missed it, check out Dub Tales Episode 1
Shot in December, one of my goals for this video was to show off the great conditions we had here in Jackson. It also shows a couple “firsts” for my ski year: first Saratoga lap (:13), First Tram (1:02), first Alta Chutes, (1:05), first pass lap (2:33), first tomahawk (3:23)…(first but certainly not the last!). I also wanted to show just how playful and fun skiing is. I had so much footage that it was hard to limit it to a minute or two so I hope you make it all the way through…4 minutes is a real challenge for people these days!
Music: Sigur Ros: Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur
(While I don’t know what they’re singing, it’s hard not to be carried by the emotion and rhythm of their music. Check them out! And in the meantime, maybe I’ll try learning Icelandic.)
Shout outs to GoPro, Line, Orage, Backcountry.com, Dakine, Full Tilt, Smith Optics, and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. All awesome companies and great people, and if you have any questions on what I’m using, hit me up!
Repping Wyoming with a vengence, Line Skis’ own Max Hammer and Daniel Tisi have been busy this winter filming with the legendary Teton Gravity Research on their home turf of Jackson Hole. Not only has the snow been flying, but these two guys have been getting airtime of their own.
Both Ripping Corbet’s Couloir
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
Check out Line skier Andrew Whiteford‘s 09/10 season edit and you’ll surely feel that inkling of envy. Originally from VT, Andrew moved out to Jackson Hole where he his Motherships have been able to run free amongst the steep chutes, cliffs and DEEP powder. Shot with all POV this edit should be added to your favorites because it will either keep you stoked during the summer, drive you crazy with jealousy or make you move to Jackson (which I do not recommend because Andrew doesn’t want to be responsible).
Click HERE to watch and to read his own intro.
Oh and at 1:06 please have a tissue handy because you will be drooling.
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