Last week, I had the pleasure of joining Emily Miller (pictured above) and a bunch of extraordinary women in Emily and Rod Hall's off road driving academy.Emily, most recently won her first race from Vegas to Reno. It took a total of three days. She took down some trophy trucks in the race to the finish in the H3 pictured above.The interior of the H3 is completely custom to Emily's petite size (she's a bit smaller than me). My favorite part of the day was doing the hot lap with Emily. We rallied through the desert, jumped the Hummer a couple of times, and I was blown away the entire time. So much fun!We did a ton of useful drills. Rod Hall, the legend himself, and Emily were our coaches. Rod Hall started racing in the 50s and has the longest unbroken string of race victories in off-road racing history with 35 total.Wendy Fisher was there safely guiding her partner around the cone symbolizing a rock.We drove the H3 and this ford explorer. The H3 was my choice vehicle in every situation, but the Ford was pretty fun to play with too.We got dirty.And some wild mustangs even came out to play.
We talked to Erica Wright and her father Jerry about her skiing, and why she's such a threat to the comp scene. With an unprecedented arsenal of tricks, it's obvious why her parents will keep her in nearly road the clock training for the next 15 years of her life.
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