From Stept Productions to Stept Studios, The Nick Martini Podcast

by PowellMovement
Nov 12th 2019 - 2 comments

Nick Martini was supposed to be the biggest thing in skiing, and when he was healthy, he was going in that direction, but injuries got the best of Nick’s ski career. Good thing he was also an award-winning filmmaker who had plenty of downtime to hone his craft. These days, Nick’s Stept Productions has evolved into Stept Studios and what was a small crew based out of Colorado is now a thriving studio, employing 40+ people and continuing to live the dream. It’s an awesome conversation.

Nick Martini Show Notes:

2:00: Wallisch Wedding and how things have changed for Stept

9:00: Growing up outside of Boston, Ski racing and finding the darkside

18:45: Stanley: Get 30% off site wide with the code powell30

Evo: The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up

20:45: His skin condition, other sports, and Holderness Academy

29:00: Professional at a young age, DVD’s, and the tumor

35:00: Salomon Jib Academy, people knowing about Stept, and other athletes

40:45: Spy Optic: Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20

10 Barrel Brewery: Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone

42:30: College, career starts exploding, and being a tall skier

47:00: Stept’s group mentality, dealing with cops, and sponsors

57:00: First knee injury, focusing on the art of filmmaking, and more injuries

68:00: Is it worth it? And regrets

71:00: Inappropriate Questions with Clayton Vila

Will Wesson Podcast

by PowellMovement
Mar 11th 2019 - 16 comments

Will Wesson is a 32 year old X- Games Gold Medalist that doesn’t do contests. Hailing from the East Coast, Will is the quiet athlete in the pioneering webisode series, The Traveling Circus, a series documenting the travels and style of Will and his longtime bff, Andy Parry. .....Will made it to the pro ranks the hard way and we talk about his route to internet fame and a long, pro ski career. He doesn’t do interviews and I believe this is the most he’s talked in his life.

Will Wesson Show Notes:

2:00: How his trip has been and being quiet
6:00: Growing up in NY, XC Ski, and getting into alpine
17:20: Sports, backyard set ups, school, and crews/edits
24:00: Evo: The best online experience in action sports with retail to back it up
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25:30: College, contests and the end of I hate NY
31:00: Meatheads, Level 1, and Refresh/Warren Miller
36:00: Line Traveling Circus, making something out of nothing, and sponsorship
43:00: Spy Optic: Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20
The 10 Barrel Brewery: My favorite is 'Out of Office' Pilsner
45:00: Helmets, times are changing, and vanlife
50:00: X-Games and is it fun
58:30: Inappropriate Questions with Andy Parry