Tom Wallisch has come a long way since winning Superunknown IV back in 2007. The “King of Afterbang” has just kept on innovating in the 12 years since that game-changing video. He sits down, for an extended interview, to talk about everything from how he got started to how skiing has changed throughout his career, with so much in between. The 31-year-old is now a veteran of Newschool skiing and he talks a lot of sense about some of the biggest issues in our sport.
Tom Wallisch is first return guest to The Powell Movement and there’s a reason for that…..He’s Tom Wallisch…..He sits on the board of directors for the US Ski and Snowboard Team, he’s all about giving back to the sport, he’s a living legend, and even as he’s gotten older, he’s kept his finger on the pulse of all ski media, while continuing to create his own. Wallisch always makes for an interesting conversation.
Tom Wallisch Show Notes:
2:00: His knee injury and the road to recovery
14:00: Getting back on snow and his mentality after injury
18:30: Evo (Use the code TPM10 for 10% off at checkout)
RESQWATER (enter the code resqwatertpm for a 20% discount on a 12 pack)
Outdoor Research: (Get 15% off you’re order with the checkout code POWELL15)
20:30: Joss, the Olympic dilemma, and popularity
26:00: The 2018 Olympics, the ads, and honesty with brands
30:30: Being on the Board of Directors of the US Ski and Snowboard Team
35:00: Resigning with Line for 3 more years and social media in contracts
38:45: Spy Optics: Get 20% off on their site Spyoptic.com using the code TPM20.
The 10 Barrel Brewery: My favorite is Out of Office Pilsner
41:15: Internet skiers, video projects, creating Good Company, and company plans for next year
55:00: Delta’s special treatment of Tom and wedding planning
57:00: Inappropriate Questions with Line Skis Josh Malczyk