Discussion with Freeski pioneer and ski industry legend Jason LevinthalWe discussed skiing in the east coast, entrepreneurship in skiing, the evolution and trends in skiing and much more.Episode presented by Axis boutique, Treefort lifestyles and J skis
Last week, it was announced that Jason Levinthal had sold 4FRNT Skis. So we talked to Jason about how this deal came about; learn the background of the new leadership group at 4FRNT; ask what the group does and doesn’t intend to change about the brand; and more.BE SURE TO CHECK OUT: blister.getspot.comTOPICS & TIMESSale of 4FRNT (3:33)4FRNT introductions (5:16)What are the opportunities for 4FRNT? (32:22)Pricing of skis (36:14)4FRNT athletes (42:18)Jonathan’s new role at 4FRNT (51:24) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jason Levinthal, or JLev as you may know him, is a professional skier turned serial entrepreneur. He’s the guy who founded LINE Skis, Full Tilt Boots, and now J Skis. He’s been featured in FreeSkier Magazine, Powder Magazine, BombSnow, New Schoolers, and more. He was named a top 40 under 40 professional in the sporting goods industry by Sporting Goods Business Magazine in 2010. Jason was a bronze medalist in the 1998 X Games, gave a TED talk in 2015, and has sold over half a million pairs of skis. You can find him on social media @jasonlevinthal, follow J skis @j_skis, and grab a pair of limited edition sticks at jskis.com. Check out more episodes of the Young Founders Podcast and be sure to subscribe on the podcasting platform of your choice.
We’ve got J Skis founder, Jason Levinthal, back on the show, and we’re going to be doing things a bit differently than we normally do. Last week we invited you to submit any questions that you might have for J, and turns out … you had a lot of them.So this episode is made up almost entirely of your questions, and in his trademark style, Jason answers each of them with extreme candor.We cover why Jason started J Skis and how you can get a job there; J’s favorite ski graphics; which skis are his personal favorites, and which skis he’s most proud of; we get into some ski design questions — including whether we will ever see a 193 cm J Ski; and J tells an Eric Pollard story and answers the pressing question, “What’s your favorite way to eat or cook an oyster.”Finally, we are also going to be dropping soon a video of this conversation with J, so you’ll be able to check that out and see some of the graphics and the skis that Jason and I discuss.TOPICS & TIMES:Starting J Skis / How to get a job at J Skis? (3:08)What’s up with “Roll with a Pro”? (12:53)Favorite Ski Graphics & Bob Ross (15:20)Branching out: J goggles? Snowboards? Etc.? (21:11)19/20 J Skis lineup (25:15)J’s personal favorite skis (35:56)Which of your skis are you most proud of? (37:35)What ski design do you still want to make? (43:55)Tell an Eric Pollard story (47:40)How do I get free J Skis? (53:33)When will we see a touring-oriented J Ski? (1:01:25)Will we ever see a 193 cm J Ski? (1:06:15)Does Steve Stepp even troll anymore? (1:09:06)Favorite way to eat or cook an oystá? (1:10:00)Advice you would give your 20-yr-old self? (1:16:55) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
E34 – Jason Levinthal – J Skis, Line, 4FRNT & More
Out of Bounds Podcast
Hi everyone! On this episode, we chat with the originator of the Twin Tip, and a legend in the ski industry, Jason Levinthal. I genuinely wasn’t sure what J would be like, and I actually... The post E34 – Jason Levinthal – J Skis, Line, 4FRNT & More appeared first on Out of Bounds Podcast.
#95 Jason Levinthal It can’t be measured what Jason Levinthal has done for the ski industry. He is an innovator. The steps he’s taken his entire career, whether he is aware of it or not, has progressed our sport not only with the equipment we use but also with the way we […] The post #95 Jason Levinthal of JSkis appeared first on Low Pressure Podcast.
015: Revolutionizing an Industry and Your Passion with Jason Levinthal
Unbeaten Path Podcast | Careers, Career Change, Personal Development, Entrepreneurship, Adventure, Travel
Jason Levinthal is a visionary, entrepreneur, and skier. He created the first twin tip ski for a senior project in college, which led to Jason’s first company Line skis. The twin tip ski revolutionized the industry and made skiing cool again. Line was eventually bought by K2 and Jason continued with the company under the K2 umbrella for several years. However, Jason’s entrepreneurial itch came back to him, and he started the company he runs today, J Skis. On today’s episode, Jason and I discuss: Having the vision to revolutionize the ski industry Struggling even when the brand is growing How Jason has overcome failures And much more… Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher Visit https://www.ubpath.com/ for a full breakdown and my 3 big Takeaways J Skis website: https://jskis.com/ You can find J Skis at: Twitter: @Jskis4 Instagram: j_skis Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jskis/ Sponsor: Bighorn Apparel Drawing inspiration from their Denver, Colorado hometown, Bighorn owns the line between everyday urban style and the tough, mountain look. Their up for anything approach has created a versatile brand that’s appropriate for any type of situation. Bighorn aims to empower the consumer by using environmentally friendly materials that are produced in a responsible manner. They strive to find the connection between tough, sustainable, and stylish in their durable clothing line. Use promo code “ubpath” at checkout on the website at https://www.wearbighorn.com/ to receive 25% off your order.
Jason Levinthal just acquired 4FRNT Skis, so we talk to Levinthal and 4FRNT founder, Matt Sterbenz, about the deal; what brought it about; what we can expect going forward; and the state of the ski industry in general.TOPICS & TIMES:So what exactly just happened here? (2:52)Will this affect where 4FRNT skis are produced? What else will change? (11:41)What does it mean to be an "indie" ski brand in today's arena? (15:20)When did you guys first start talking about the possibility of teaming up? (21:17)What’s going to change and what’s going to stay the same in the next season or two? (25:18)Matt: what’s your favorite LINE ski or J Ski that you’ve seen or been on? (29:15)Do you think we’ll see more acquisitions like this in the coming years — specifically, of indies teaming up? (35:27)Closing Thoughts (43:45) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ep. 038: On Launching Two Ski Companies — The Jason Levinthal Interview
Product Launch Rebel
Hear the wild story about how Jason Levinthal started and grew Line Skis (the first modern twin-tip ski company) and ignited a youth ski movement and helped save skiing. After a few years of struggle and lackluster sales, learn how another competing brand and the X Games helped boost his fledgling company to the stratosphere. Listen as he describes how he launched his second company, J-Skis, with a smarter business model. Leave a Rating & Review in iTunes for the Product Launch Rebel Podcast