EPISODE 129: TODD RICHARDS

EPISODE 129: TODD RICHARDS

Todd Richards has done everything.  He’s a two-time X Games Gold Medalist in the halfpipe, he has hardware from slopestyle competition as well, and he’s pretty much the voice of board sports.  The funny thing is, he never really achieved the dream of being a pro skater and he had to settle for snowboarding.  The history, insight, and stories that Todd brings to the table are awesome and it’s another entertaining show. 

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EPISODE 124: BRETT TIPPIE

EPISODE 124: BRETT TIPPIE

Brett Tippie is a living legend.  He’s one of the influential pioneers of freeride mountain biking, he was the first to absolutely send it on a bike, ride insane lines, and became the face of a sport.  On the podcast we talk about being a pro snowboarder on Burton’s pro team, some amazing Craig Kelly stories, bikes, partying too hard, and coming back from that to sponsors and emcee gigs.  This is a funny history lesson that you do not want to miss.

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EPISODE 122: JOEL GOMEZ

EPISODE 122: JOEL GOMEZ

Joel Gomez opened the first snowboard shop in the US when Sessions opened it's doors in Sunnyvale, CA in 1983.  The shop spawned an outerwear line, a record label, and the careers of some of the most influential athletes in the action sports space.  On the podcast he takes us through the history of Sessions, the legendary talent that happens to be his friends and what he is up to now.  The show closes out with some 'Inappropriate Questions' with Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament.  

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EPISODE 120: SUPERPARK 22

EPISODE 120: SUPERPARK 22

Superpark is the signature event of Snowboarder Magazine.  For the past 22 years, Snowboarder has created an event that showcases the talents of some of the best snowboarders on the planet sessioning insane park features, built by world class terrain park crews.  It’s the end of the season celebration that is about having a good time in the name of progression.  The risk factor is through the roof and the action is non-stop.  This week I take you behind the scenes at Superpark 22.

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EPISODE 119: JIM RIPPEY

EPISODE 119: JIM RIPPEY

By the time Jim Rippey made it to high school, his goals were clear, he was going to punt in the NFL. When football didn’t work for Jim, he found snowboarding. Within a couple years on a board, Jim was a sponsored rider with Burton, eventually had 7 pro models, was the first to back flip a snowmobile. Then, one day in the Alaska, Jim found god and everything changed for him. Fast forward 15 years and Jim is a man of god, a correctional officer living a completely different life

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Episode 116: Anne-Flore Marxer

Episode 116: Anne-Flore Marxer

Anne-Flore Marxer is a lightning rod for change and the first Euro I’ve had on the show, and she’s super Euro..  She spends her life fighting for equality…being the squeaky wheel is something that she’s really good at and I’m sure every event organizer and Team Manager has heard her polite wrath.   On the podcast we talk about her new movie “A Land Shaped by Women, her long snowboard career and her fight for gender equality.    

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EPISODE 114: DALE REHBERG

EPISODE 114: DALE REHBERG

Dale Rehberg is a living legend in the snowboard world.  In the early 90’s he, and a few other legendary names, brought a style to snowboarding that was visibly influenced by skateboarding.  While not accepted at first, it quickly became the norm and Dale’s fingerprints will forever be tied to the evolution of the sport.  But Dale’s snow story doesn’t stop with being an athlete and we talk about his time on the board, in the boardroom and everything in between. 

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EPISODE 106: RUSSELL WINFIELD

EPISODE 106: RUSSELL WINFIELD

Russell Winfield is back for round two of the podcast.  While a lot of Russell’s snowboarding career was travel and good times, we talk about some of the times that weren’t so fun; the business ventures he was a part of, some of his crazy stories, and his pro model with Offshore Snow Shapes.  It’s another fun one with a legend forefather of snowboarding.  Do not miss this one.

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EPISODE 101: ERIC JACKSON

EPISODE 101: ERIC JACKSON

Eric Jackson spent half his life chasing his older brother around, the other half, he's spent chasing powder.  There have been highs and a lot of lows, mostly related to injury and sponsors, in Erik’s snowboard career.  But like his snowboard style, he powered through everything.  The podcast is a refreshing chat with a dude who seems like he has figured out a lot about his life and who he is. 

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EPISODE 98: RUSSELL WINFIELD

EPISODE 98: RUSSELL WINFIELD

Russell Winfield is a legendary snowboarder.  He came up on the East Coast and lived a pretty charmed life.  From his comfortable upbringing in Connecticut, he went to private school in the city and lived a double life as a snowboarder.  And snowboarding took over and took Russell all over the place…just like he is on the podcast.  We talk race, snowboarding, choices, and life.  There will be a part 2.    

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EPISODE 96: ROBIN VAN GYN

EPISODE 96: ROBIN VAN GYN

Robin Van Gyn has been a pro snowboarder for over a decade.  She didn’t get on a snowboard until she was 16 and it was full speed ahead from there.  From riding the Olympic Park in college to graduating to Backcountry riding, Robin is one of those people that bring an attitude that’s always fun.  She’s one of those rare people that raises the stoke level every time.  On the podcast we talk a lot about gender, inclusion, and what it took to make it.  Hana Beaman takes care of the Inappropriate Questions

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EPISODE 91: BEN FERGUSON

EPISODE 91: BEN FERGUSON

Ben Ferguson is not your typical half pipe rider. In a world where riders used to ride every type of terrain, the athletes today seem more specialized, especially the competition athletes.  But Ben only competes because he can, He's a snowboarder first, who has the talent in the pipe that generates exposure, sponsorship dollars and everything else that goes along with being an Olympic level rider.  The cool thing about Ben is he doesn’t care about any of that, he’s all about the riding, man.

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EPISODE 88: MIKE YOSHIDA

EPISODE 88: MIKE YOSHIDA

Mike Yoshida’s photography career started as a skateboard dirtbag in Alaska and then he made his way down to the Lower 48.  He’s spent seasons riding Baker and getting to know the NW, the snowboard scene and the people involved in it.  His summers at Mt Hood turned into a photo gig at K2 he parlayed that into gigs with Snowboarder and Transworld.  Today, he is the Photo Editor of Snowboarder Magazine, a dream job for anyone who likes to slide sideways.  On the podcast, we talk about the road to his desk. 

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S2/ EP87: MIKE RANQUET

S2/ EP87: MIKE RANQUET

Mike Ranquet is part of a rare breed of athlete (for lack of better term) who’s a legend in his sport but never became a household name.  His lack of filter when it came to sharing his opinions kept him out of the mainstream media, you only saw him in paid ads and video parts.  His style and attitude helped shape a sport and his story is a rollercoaster of awesome.  Do not miss this one.

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S2 / EP61: MIKEY LEBLANC

S2 / EP61: MIKEY LEBLANC

Mikey LeBlanc is a legend in snowboarding .  He’s known for teeth breaking ollies, high consequence rails and riding just about everything during his 25+ year snowboard career.  His story starts in Maine and takes him on a tour of mountain towns as he navigates his way through the snowboard industry coming to find himself at the helm of one of the most stylish outerwear brands in the game.  Mikey’s story is one of heart, he worked his ass off to create some lucky breaks and then took full advantage of the opportunities he was provided.  He’s a cool dude and it’s a great story!

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S2 / EP54: TIM POGUE

S2 / EP54: TIM POGUE

Tim Pogue is a visionary in the world of action sports, specifically the world of snow.  When this 10 year non-alum of University of Minnesota, he also happened to be a sponsored windsurfer, moved west is his VW bus, the last place anyone would expect him to land was taking classes at Harvard or on Wall Street. Tim’s life has been the one of dreams for the action sports marketer turned executive and he maps out his long strange trip on the podcast.

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S1 / EP45: KIMMY FASANI

S1 / EP45: KIMMY FASANI

Kimmy  Fasani has never let the lows of life drag her down and she’s been through some painful experiences on her way to and at the peak of her snowboarding career.   She also hasn’t let the highs of being a top level professional snowboarder get to her head.   How long will that career last now that, coming of her best season ever on paper, Kimmy is pregnant with Chris Benchetler’s baby and her contracts are set to expire?  Hear what Kimmy has to say on the podcast.

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