Peter Line is the visionary snowboarding icon who helped start the “Rider Owned” movement in snowboarding. When Peter wasn’t busy creating the best team of snowboarders in the history of the sport-The Forum 8- He was creating tricks, the Backside Rodeo, that would completely change the sport. Still a player in the sport today, Peter now spends his time out of the spotlight, designing clothing for Dakine, board graphics and pursuing his other artistic passions.
Peter Line Show Notes
3:10: Born in Media PA and not remembering it and the PA Bikinni team
4:10: What’s the morning of Peter Line look like? Designing for Dakine and what that looks like being a remote employee
6:00: Everything is self-taught. It started at Four Square in 1996
7:19: Growing up in Kirkland, skateboarding and what snowboarding was like in the beginning
9:15: What group did he hang with in High School?
12:00: How did he get gear and things growing up. He didn’t watch TV for an entire year.
13:20: The crew he snowboarded with and was there any skiing in his background?
14:15: When did he realize he was good and he was going to focus his life on snowboarding? Division 23 Shoot
15:40: Kurt Heine, video parts and his career taking off
17:19: Did he start Forum and Foursquare himself?
19:25: The Forum 8 and making money
23:00: From Blockbuster Video to making money, Mack Dawk, The X-Games and his parents pride.
25:40: The effects of alcohol and partying on his life?
26:40: Injuries throughout his career: Knee, Shoulder, Arm, Foot, Back…. The injury that made him think about if the risk was worth it.
29:00: Standout moments of his career
30:30: When he did come to terms with not being a pro rider anymore?
31:00: Killing Forum and Foursquare and the end of an era
33:30: The Limo business
35:00: What’s next? Things he can’t talk about