With our first event at ASU under our belts we said our goodbyes and hit the road again. Flagstaff was our first stop of the weekend to hit the mountain and capture some footage of not only boarding, but testing out some sponsor gear. I hiked up the terrain park, gear in hand, ready to hit a box with a 140 pound max snow scooter from Railz USA. I weigh 185 pounds. I hopped on the wobbly cruiser and hit a box with very little composure. Steadily stomped a 50-50 for the first two inches, tried to gather my footing, and ended up going head over heels off to complete my test run. After ten or so failed attempts we made the trek back to the bus and hit the road again for Tucson. Little sleep and lots of energy drinks fueled the six hour drive and we rolled into town around ten at night to get some sleep and recover for our first day of promoting at U of A. Im sorry U of A’ers but I have to give a shout out to my awesome students and friends at ASU for being far more welcoming and friendly! All hope is not lost with my morale high approaching build day tomorrow. Anticipating one of our largest crowds on tour and the hottest weather so far, I’m ready to get the event underway. No doubt in my mind this will be another day to remember on a tour that has surpassed all expectations and continuously blown my mind. Love the crew, love my job, love my life.
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