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Summer Camp! – Video Recap

July 29th, 2014 - Posted by danbrown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

The 2014 Line Skis Summer Camp expedition has wrapped up! For over the past six weeks, the Line Traveling Circus van has made a circuit to the top summer camp destinations in North America, traveling over 6,000+ miles. Here’s a look back at all the fun that took place!


Woodward At Copper



Camp of Champions



Windells Camp


Coming Soon!

The Jock Edit // Cole Drexler

May 15th, 2014 - Posted by danbrown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News


“The Jock Edit”


“Here’s Cole Drexler on the final weekend of the season at Blue Mountain Resort. Had some fun all around with this project, hope you guys enjoy.” – Matt Tipold / Red Tip Production

Cole is riding the 2015 Blend. Ask your Get in touch with your local ski shop and demand them in your shop!

2015 Line Blend

2015 Blend

Watch more from Matt Tipold / Red Tip Production:

Out For a Rip | Cole Drexler from Matt Tipold on Vimeo.

Front Yard Fun | Jarrad McCarl from Matt Tipold on Vimeo.

Gettin’ Shelter // Cole Drexler & Jarrad McCarl from Matt Tipold on Vimeo.

Saturday With Sandy from Matt Tipold on Vimeo.

Crans-Montana Spring Session 2014 – Recap

May 12th, 2014 - Posted by danbrown in Event Coverage, LINE Skis News, LINE Team News


Crans-Montana Spring Session 2014 – Recap


Will Wesson and Sämi Ortlieb headed to the Crans Montana Spring Session this past month for more fun in the snow. As translated from the original post on Zapiks: “Here is the final edit of the first Crans-Montana Spring Session. After a month of good weather, summer temperatures, winter decided to make his return for the Spring Session. But it will not stop the riders coming shredder slopestyle banked established by our shapers!”


For your spring sessions, check out the Foundation hoodie & the Chronic!

LINE Foundation Hoodie2014 Line Chronic

LINE Goes to Camp!

May 4th, 2014 - Posted by danbrown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

LINE goes to camp!


LINE Goes To Camp!


Pack your bags because we’re heading to SUMMER CAMP!

Join LINE SKIS athletes this summer at the top three destinations for post season skiing! Ski with your favorite athletes like LJ Strenio, Cole Drexler, Garrett Russell, Rob Heule and Will Wesson at Woodward at Copper, Camp of Champions and Windells. Don’t let your wizard tricks get rusty!

Sign up now for the following dates!

Woodward at Copper || June 15th – June 21st

Camp of Chamions || July 13th – July 20th

Windells || July 21st – July 27th

The End of the Line Traveling Circus*

April 1st, 2014 - Posted by danbrown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News, LINE Traveling Circus Episodes


*The Traveling Circus is Over for the season!


It’s the season six finale: Konichiwa! The Line Traveling Circus crew travels over 5,000 miles to Japan for noodles, monkeys and skiing. Part soap opera, part travel documentary, “Everybody Loves Ramen – Part One” features the antics of Will Wesson, Andy Parry, Garrett Russell and Cole Drexler traveling across Japan in search of creative features and all the noodles they can eat!

“I honestly, I don’t know the plan. We’re going to go skiing and then we’re going to drive some more and go more skiing.” – Andy Parry

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Check out the photos from Will Wesson, Shane McFalls & Tatsuya Tayagaki!

 

ABOUT LINE TRAVELING CIRCUS:

Admission is free! No high-end production crews, annual movie sales, snowmobiles, or heli trips to AK here, just a couple of die-hard ski bums with a camera powered by more creativity, ingenuity & hyperactivity than a 3rd grade art class. This band of misfit skiers are lead by Will Wesson & Andy Parry on a year round adventure crisscrossing North America and beyond in search of an angled surfaces to ski on.  It’s reality TV meets modern ski bumming, for comedy, adventure and skiing antics that proves reality is more entertaining than fiction. Each of the eight episodes per season are watched tens of thousands of times online by skiers around the world. This popularity is the reason the Line Traveling Circus has been recognized with the first ever prestigious award of “Best Webisode” at the International Freeskiing Film Festival (www.IF3.ca ).

Re-enlist with the Skiers Union!

March 14th, 2014 - Posted by danbrown in LINE Skis News


We’ve relaunched the Skiers Union!

Sign up here!


Earlier this month, we launched and all new Skiers Union!

Post photos, your season edit and check in with other skiers in your area.

You could also be featured as the Skier of the Day and have your name, photo & video on the Line Skis Facebook and Twitter  (100k+ skiers!)

Enlist and you’ll also be entered to win Line Skis swag in our monthly Skiers Union giveaway!

This Monday, we’ll announce who won the Ski & Destroy skatedeck that was signed by Eric Pollard, LJ Strenio, Will Wesson & Andy Parry in our February Skiers Union giveaway!

Meanwhile in Canada

March 13th, 2014 - Posted by danbrown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News


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!

The Line Traveling Circus – Season Six

March 3rd, 2014 - Posted by danbrown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News, LINE Traveling Circus Episodes


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

2015 Sick Day 95 – Early Release

January 24th, 2014 - Posted by danbrown in LINE Skis News



The 2014 Skiing Magazine of the Year! Floats like a pow ski, rips like a carving ski. For those looking for the extra performance for fun in the powder without ever loosing grip on the hardpack.

- Available now at the following retailers -

 

UNITED STATES

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SKI BARN – PARAMUS, NJ
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ASPEN SKI & BOARD CO. – LEWIS CENTER, OH
BAVARIAN VILLAGE SKI OUTFITTERS – NORTH OLMSTED, OH
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US OUTDOOR STORE, PORTLAND, OR
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WILLIS SKI SHOP – PITTSBURGH, PA
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PETER GLENN OF VERMONT – RICHMOND,VA
ALPINE SHOP – SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT
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SPORTS CREEL – SPOKANE, WA
STURTEVANTS SPORTS – BELLEVUE, WA
SHEPHARD & SCHALLER – WAUSAU, WI

Dream Jobs: Ski Graphic Designer

December 18th, 2013 - Posted by danbrown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News, Ski Artists & Designers

Our own professional picture drawer, Nathan Canupp speaks with Connor Davis from Skiing Magazine about his job here at Rebel Command. For 7 years, Nathan’s been the lead for our graphic design and curating some of the most innovative ski top sheets to date. Here’s what he had to say:

How did you get interested in graphic design?

I went to college for media communications and technology, which is basically anything from print graphics, to Web design, to making movies and television. I originally went there planning to make ski movies. I was going to partner with my friend who went to film school, but we wound up taking different paths after realizing we didn’t have athletes that anyone wanted to see. We didn’t know any pros, and growing up in Pennsylvania it’s like, “Hey! Check out this 700-foot vertical mountain that we’re skiing on.” Meanwhile everyone else had access to big mountains and parks. So it just naturally happened. It really wasn’t something I expected to do as a kid, especially after being so passionate about making ski films for years.

How exactly did you end up at Line?

I interned for Line Skis in Vermont when I was in college. At the time, they were in the same building as Karhu. After the internship, Karhu offered me a position doing graphics. Then, when Line moved to Seattle, I started working for them.

How do you come up with initial design ideas?

I usually run a graphic through a survey or focus group to see what people think. If people like it, I usually get the green light. From there I contact the artist and negotiate a contract with him/her. I’ll send him a creative brief saying what we’re looking for, and eventually they start sending in art.

How do you go about finding these artists?

Typically you’ll just go through agencies to find an artist. Or sometimes, you’re just browsing the Internet, going from one thread to another. Then you find an artist you like, and from there maybe he has links to other artists that you like. Eventually I’ll see someone’s work, decide if it fits our brand, and see if I feel like that artist would understand what were going for.

What do you look for in Line designs?

We’re always looking for something new and unique. We’re always trying to guess what the new trend is going to be, and trying to forecast that along with possible colors. We’re not always trying to do something bizarre, but we like to do something that’s comical and humorous. We’re making skis that should be fun, and one thing that’s fun about working with Line is that we see ourselves as the skateboarder brand of the ski industry. We’re not afraid to take a risk that’s over the top.

How much does athlete input come into play with Line’s graphics?

We collaborate with our athletes on nearly all the graphics. They’re skiing year round and can see when a new trend is starting. They’ll let us know if a graphic’s not working, or when something has been over played. They’re basically our eyes, and play a large part of the process.

What’s the hardest part of your job?

The trickiest part is trying to convey my vision to another person, so he or she can create it. The other hard part is keeping track of all of the artists. We often hire people from outside the U.S., and it can be busy just keeping tabs on all the artists to make sure they haven’t veered too far off the original plan.

What’s the most fun part of your job?

Honestly just working for Line. Having that skateboarder mentality, we tend to take chances with our graphics. Sometimes it stirs up a conversation with people talking about it online or in magazines, and it goes way better than we thought it would. Also seeing your work, and the physical proof of your labor is a great feeling. Seeing kids using our skis and poles is fun and rewarding. When our ideas end up being sold on a global level, it still blows my mind. It’s humbling. It’s just nice to see something tangible at the end of the day that you’ve worked on.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned throughout your career?

It’s something I learned a long time ago when I interned with Line: Never show a graphic that you’re not happy with. If they choose it, then you’re stuck looking at something you’re not happy with for a year.

 

As Seen on: Dream Jobs: Ski Graphic Designer /  http://www.skinet.com/skiing/articles/dream-jobs-ski-graphic-designer

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