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Eddie Wall | TransWorld SNOWboarding | Juicing | Meditation | Boxing | Cambodia

Episode #35 http://traffic.libsyn.com/thenotsnowboardingpodcast/Episode_35_Eddie_Wall.mp3 Shout out to Lane Knaack for connecting us with Eddie! AJ and Nate Skyped Eddie to discuss: Growing up vegetarian  Cowspiracy  Eat To Live by Dr. Furhman  The China Study  Micronutrients  Cold press juicing  Meditation  Eddie Wall Sr.  Boarding School  The janitorial arts and getting into professional snowboarding  Mt. Hood  Boxing  Head trauma  Traveling the world  Pho Transitioning from a pro career to working for Transworld Snowboarding  Eddie’s Wall:  Social media management  Wallenberg  Drum circles in Venice Beach  Surfing  Some quotes from the episode:  “If you’re a vegan who does cross-fit – you have a problem cause what do you tell people first.”  “I almost compare juicing to snowboarding or skating or something… It takes time and practice to get it right.”  “We have cravings because we’re addicted to sugar.”  “I grew up my whole life with my dad meditating.”  “Trying to not think of anything – it’s so hard!”  “He was just up hiking the rails with the kids at Big Boulder and he’s (Eddie’s dad) 65.”  “When I was 14 I went to boarding school.”  “When I graduated a lot of my classmates went to Harvard or Yale and I went to the west coast to be a janitor.”  “I was a nighttime janitor – so I could ride all day.”  “Forum was like what the fuck did you guys do – you just spent so much money.”  “I talked with a few people around LA and found a boxing gym – I just walked in and talked with the head coach.”  “I’m going to get my head checked pretty soon – I’ve been knocked out plenty of times snowboarding… I’ll be glassy eyed for a couple of days after sparring.”  “Every time you get a concussion – every time you hit your head – it’s easier to get one the next time.”  “It wasn’t like today where every kid wears a helmet.”  “Go to southeast Asia, it’s the coolest zone.”  “When you’re gone from the US for four months straight – you just get a different outlook on the world.” “From 12 years old until I was 35 I’ve known exactly what I‘ve wanted to do in life.”  “Maybe I should go to art school – maybe I should get into real estate…. I’ll probably never get out of the snowboarding world – this is what I love.”  “I run the social media for Transworld.”  “I’m at my desk from 9-5 working.”  “Working at a magazine is kinda like working t a news station for snowboarding.”  “My preferred wave is a quick hollow wave.”  Want to help the podcast grow? Just click the banner ad below before shopping on Amazon and the podcast will receive a small commission from your purchases at no cost to you. Thanks in advance -Nate Right Click Here to download the episode:

14 Dec 2015

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Halldór Helgason | Captain Harold | Atrip | TBI | Nike | Dayumm! | A2M | Bird Bath

Episode #46 http://traffic.libsyn.com/thenotsnowboardingpodcast/Halldor_Helgason_Episode_46_The_Not_Snowboarding_Podcast_.mp3 In the discussion with Halldor – we get into his alter ego, his new clothing company, Atrip apparel, his thoughts on Nike and his new video project that will be airing on YouTube at the end of October. Halldor, as you may know from his alter ego (Captain Harold) – very much has two sides, there’s the fun loving creative snowboarder that likes to keep it loose and there’s the party animal that like to push boundaries for a laugh. That said -a little bit of the conversaion toes into some pretty crazy territory- be forewarned!  This episode covers the following topics: Captain Harold Party Boats Europe vs. US street snowboarding Snowboarding street in Japan The Special Interest Club Atrip Building Atrip Lobster graphics Mustaches Nike TKO at the X-games and the recovery Snowboarding while recovering from a major concussion Dayumm! Looking up to Eiki Sage Kotsenburg Naked Snowboarding 7/9/13 Thongs Free Air Guitars Advice to Hallódor’s 18 year old self Catching wild cats on the farm Thoughts on contest riding Bird Bath Nuts A2M birthday party Intro music from Chugg, HeadbanG and Puke – Halldór’s mix: Halldor’s Bio: Date of Birth: January 10, 1991 Born: Akureyri, Iceland Lives: Monte Carlo, Monaco Sponsors: Atrip Apparel, Lobster Snowboards, Monster, VonZipper, GoPro, 7/9/13, Switchback Bindings, Neff Headwear/Gloves. Social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HalldorHelgason, Twitter: @halldorhelgason, Instagram: @hhelgason, Website: www.helgasons.com Timeline:  2000 First skate video part in VTH 2001 First ever video part in Oreida  2004 Noxious Dreaming 2007 Sponsor me tape – Gets him sponsored by DC Sweden  2007 Shared part with Eiki in Factor Films “Up In the Sky” 2008 Full part in Factor Films “Notes” Shared part with Eiki & Gulli in Action Horse “Ponytale” December 2008 Signs with the DC global team  June 21st 2009. First edit made by Eiki/Halldor for Helgasons – Go Skateboarding Day (Eiki wrote and made the song with Halldor as back up vocal) Sept 2009 Standard Films “Black Winter“ Sept 2009 Full part in Factor Films “They Came From” Jan 2010 Winning X Games Big Air being the first snowboarder ever to win with a perfect score (100/100)   Sept 2010 Standard Films “The Storming“ Sept 2010 Pirates Productions “Hooked” “Jibber of the Year” 2011 – Snowboarder Mag  “Rookie of the Year 2011 – Snowboarder Mag  “Rookie of the Year 2011 – Transworld Snow Nov 2010 Signs with Nike Dec 2010 7-9-13 is launched Jan 2011 Lobster Snowboards is launched Jan 2011 3rd at Air & Style Munich Jun 2011 Move from Iceland to Monaco Sep 2011 1st Freestyle.ch Zurich Dec 2011 Sexual Snowboarding “Sexual Snowboarding” Jan 2012 2nd X Games real snow (voted comp) Dec 2012 Sexual Snowboarding “Pepping!” Aug 2013 Nike Snowboarding “Never Not 1&2” Sept 2013 “Video Part of the Year” 2013 – Reels Festival Dec 2013 Sexual Snowboarding “DTF” Dec 2013 “Trick of the Year” 2013 – Transworld Snow Dec 2013 1st & 2nd Most viewed videos 2013 – Transworld Snow Jan 2014 5th “Rider of the Year” 2013 – Snowboarder Mag Jan 2014 “Reader Choice Award” 2013 – Transworld Snow Dec 2014 Sexual Snowboarding “NoToBo” Jan-Apr 2015 Sexual Snowboarding “This Just Happened 1-4.2” Dec 2015 Sexual Snowboarding “Master Bay Table” Aug 2016 Launch of Atrip Apparel Quotes from the episode: “I’m only Captain Harold when I’m drunk.” “You can’t go too classy, you have to keep it real.”  “I actually just shaved my mustache off – after two years. It feels so disgusting without it.”  “I barely knew what X-games was when I did it.”  “Why do you want me on the team? I am not a serious person, I am not a contest person… What is going to happen in four years who my contract is up and you guys (Nike) decided to get out of snowboarding again?”  “If we don’t go minus (in sales and money) we’re pumped!”  “The hard thing with snowboarding is that it’s a pretty high class thing to do and that’s not even buying the ticket for like 100 bucks.”  “Wanted my first triple to be a triple back flip while jerking off in the air.”  “When I was filming all the pow for my Never Not part… I was like not able to focus on the jump (Because of the head injury).”  “I was actually really happy when I heard that (I broke an ankle at SuperPark), cause I usually get knocked out or tear a ligament or something that takes forever.”  “We’re Europeans – we’re not afraid to be naked.”  “Without Nike I would never of and the chance to make Lobster.”  “I’m not a business guy at all and I don’t want to be. My main focus is snowboarding.”  “I never want to be serious in my snowboarding – it’s only snowboarding.”  “Eiki has been my biggest inspiration…. It’s pretty much all thanks to him that I’m able to do what I do.”  “The Helgason balls are famous for being lazy – mad loose.”  “You know how it is with your friends, it always levels up.”  Want to help the podcast grow? Just click the banner ad below before shopping on Amazon and the podcast will receive a small commission from your purchases at no cost to you. Thanks in advance -Nate Right Click Here to Download

1 Oct 2016

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Peter Harvieux | The Interior Plain Project | 80’s and 90’s Wisconsin | Retail | Parenting | Podjacked

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thenotsnowboardingpodcast/Peter_Harvieux_The_Interior_Plain_Project_EP._31_.mp3 Episode #31 Peter, Nate and AJ all connect via skype (eventually) to discuss: Trouble getting all three of us on the same Skype call. The Interior Plain Project Podcast – The TNSP gets Podjacked  Parenting 80’s skateboarding in the western Wisconsin country. Aqua Jam Getting hated on for being a skater. High School hazing Scooters Fran Lebowitz on Skateboarding https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfM0CeKSyMA Jaws Working retail in the Mall of America  Fobia Skateshop and Iota Skateboards The inspiration behind The Interior Plain Project AJ connection problems Sales repping and retail. Stock market psychology Obamacare – “Hi mom.” Retail morality Camber vs Reverse Camber Rundown of the IPP board models Quotes from the episode: “There was no one telling us what was cool, what wasn’t cool or how to do it… and at that time, I mean what was right? It was 1986.” “Get on the floor and push a penny with your nose – high school hazing.” “At that time skaters stuck together.” “We had four sheets of plywood leading to a launch ramp – we landed in the grass, cause that’s what we had in the country.” “I was a snow TM, the GM and I was running Iota sales.” “I liked the idea of begging a question, that’s unique – it makes them ask and inquire and it gives them an opportunity to learn.” “It’s not that we’re in the midwest and in the plains, it’s that we’re a vehicle and we’re moving through theses different dimensions.” “There are riders and you can ride a board, but you pilot a board.” “You ride an Interior board and you’re riding a piece of my heart.” “If saving five bucks on something means the world to you, I’m sorry that’s your reality.” “Online’s not the devil, but if you’re not supporting your local shops, you’re not supporting the community of snowboarding.” “The thing that snowboarding fucked up al long time ago is that they started sponsoring all of theses kids – in the bike industry a sponsored rider is still paying for their frame.” “The midwest is the fabric of snowboarding.” “Reverse camber is just an old construction that was brought back and reinvented. It comes back to culture, in America we want everything easier.” Right Click here to download the episode: Want to help the podcast grow? Just click the banner ad below before shopping on Amazon and the podcast will receive a small commission from your purchases at no cost to you. Thanks in advance -Nate

12 Oct 2015

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Jesse Burtner | Socratic Learning | Music | Parenting | Think Thank | Mob-flips

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thenotsnowboardingpodcast/Jesse_Burtner_Final_.mp3 Episode #29 Aj and I chat with Jesse about: J-pop SoySauce Nation AK Fathers day and parenting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Married Life Living in the moment Growing up in Alaska Socratic learning Think Thank Matt Burtner’s music  Poetry Twitter and social media Listener questions Mob flips and rocketflips Twitter and Instagram  Quotes: “We did have a baby, his name was Think Thank.” Tweet This “We’ve been overwhelming blessed to do what we find fun.”  “Ollie already has a whole marketing program around him and he’s not even one. We’ve got change that diaper on Instagram” “Work is a gift and it’s life and it’s fun – that’s how we were raised….Privileged to be here… Thank you snowboarding.”  “Having a kid has been blast – you get to experience the world again through a being that’s brand new and everything is new to them.”  “Snowboarding was where I fit in, I didn’t really fit in anywhere.”  “Someone would just pull up and be like “fuck you skater fag” – in like 7th grade.”  “You can learn a bunch of info and learn things or you can learn how to learn. When you learn how to learn, that’s unlocking the swag.”  “My dad is like – you need bigger lib-tech’s on the bottom, I counted 15 Dinosaurs Will Die and I counted some real good k2’s…”  “Thunk is the sound a thought makes and it’s supposed to represent the shortest amount of time.” “That was the first time I purposely got drunk to edit.”  “Louie Barletta is my spirit animal.”  “He’ll play ice – He’ll have like an ice block and some bowls and everything’s mic’d.”  “So many rhythms – not a single melody.”  “I’ve been getting into poetry lately, I feel like it’s the next medium for me.” “Facebook is where you tell your friends and family lies. Twitter is where you tell strangers the truth.”  Want to help the podcast grow? Just click the banner ad below before shopping on Amazon and the podcast will receive a small commission from your purchases at no cost to you. Thanks in advance -Nate Amazon Right click here to download the episode

28 Sep 2015

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GBP / Gremlinz | Burning Man | Sababa Land | Gold Mining | The Awakening

Episode #54 http://traffic.libsyn.com/thenotsnowboardingpodcast/The_Not_Snowboarding_Podcast_Episode_54_GBP-Gremlins__1.mp3 AJ joins Nico, Dylan, Josh, The Kid, Tyler and Max – Nate joins in via Skype and they go right into discussing how to purchase and sell arms on the global market! Turn on, Tune in, Drop out!  This episode is brought to you by Seven Springs Mountain Resorts. Join Nate and AJ at Seven Springs for the first TNSP Camp on February 24th -26th. Check out their Rails to Rails package: Bed, shred and breakfast just got more affordable than ever! Our seven progressive parks have something for everyone to enjoy, with 70+ features including jumps, jibs and the ONLY 22’ Superpipe in the East. Seven Springs’ premier parks are calling your name! Slide a handrail and into our bedrails with the Rails to Rails Lodging Package.  This episode covers:War Dogs and Govplanet.org Anonymous hackers Little Buddy Heaters and the Dakota Pipeline The Bus stories and veggie oil logistics Commodities trading Mayan Calendar and 2012 Sababa Land Gold mining and sluice boxes Redneck games and splitting wood Handling the rattlesnake situation Mountain lions in Sababa Land: Poison Oak parties Human trafficing into Burning Man Surfing and not being able to swim Splitboarding with Tanner Hall and Moss Brunch with Bernard Sanders Hillary vs Trump Mike Happy Bauer – “What does Miggs do?” Sustainiblity and permaculture How to build your own GBP crew Earthship The Awakening Quotes from this episode: “The price of oil is going up and down because they know a changes is coming… It’s all speculators.” “We just had to get back to Vermont for the end of the world.” “The reality of growing enough food – you’ve got to be set-up.” “I think you make like ten dollars an hour on the average day of gold mining.” “Next Gremlin Games – Axe Throwing?” “We had to kill three rattlesnakes, the first one was in the shower.” “Most of us don’t eat meat.” “There’s no animals to fear in Vermont.” “You’ve never been to Burning Man, but you have this bus?!? This is a Burning Man Bus!” “Paddling out is the hardest part.” “Splitboarding – I had never skied… I just crossed tips and fell over.” “If you’re a friend, it doesn’t even matter (skiing).” “He was the only person against the Iraq war.” “Donald Trump has no friends.” “As much as people might like a Facebook page – they need to get out and vote.”Want to help the podcast grow? Just click the banner ad below before shopping on Amazon and the podcast will receive a small commission from your purchases at no cost to you. Thanks in advance -Nate and AJ  Click here to download

13 Feb 2017

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Eero Ettala | Cycling | Simple Pleasures | Thriftiness | Knees | Fast Food

Episode #50  http://traffic.libsyn.com/thenotsnowboardingpodcast/The_Not_Snowboarding_Podcast_Episode_50_.mp3 This episode of the podcast is brought to you by Rado Racks – a handmade elegant way to store all of your boards: Use the discount code TNSP for FREE SHIPPING Prices start as low as $50.00!  www.radoracks.com Rado Racks make the perfect gift for the boarder on your gift list.   Eero is  someone that choose to carve his own path in snowboarding (pardon the pun), by branching out on his own projects such as his tv show tracking Eero or his web series cooking with gas. From our discussion with Eero, I can tell that he’s calculated, organized and a planner – the process that he describes going through for each trick at street spot was eye opening to me! It’s a very time consuming, focused methodology, I don’t want to ruin it, but I’ll just say that he does not pull up to a spot, shovel some snow and decide what to do.   Eero tells us about cycling 100 miles a day for seven days in a row, the state of his knee injuries, his favorite junk food. We also get into why Eero’s backing the preferred swimming attire of the European Union.   Follow Eero on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/eeroettala/   Check out his footy in Ender here: http://snowboarding.transworld.net/videos/eero-ettalas-full-part-from-ender-the-eero-ettala-documentary/#rP8bEpx76rdy2YDC.97 Topics from this episode include: Oktoberfest  Road biking  Thriftiness  Simple Pleasures  Getting into snowboarding in Finland  Hard work  Heikki Sorsa Iikka Backstrom Lauri Heiskari Skateboarding  Helping Jaakko Ojanen get on Red Bull  Getting sponsored by Oakley as a kid  Getting on Nitro in 2001  Thoughts on Burton’s past team decisions  Why he can only bend his knees half way  Pain management  Listeners questions  Fast food  Surfing  Spot Digger App Black Eye Lens Company  Social Media  Hockey  X-Games  The switch board slide double under flip in Ender His relationship with his photographer, Pasi Salminen Cooking with Gas  GQ  How to swear in Finnish  Speedos Snowskating  Quotes from this episode: “It seems like in the US the beer is a lot lighter – which is good for hangovers.” “We did a charity cycling event, we were raising money for kid suffering for cancer. We cycled 10200 Kilometers in seven days…. it’s a hundred miles a day.” “I really started road cycling like two years ago.” “We took a boat from Helsinki to Trollman Germany and then we circled form there to Paris” “It’s such a good exercise for my knees (cycling).” “I’ve never had a flat tire.” “The better bicycle you had the more time you’re going to spend on it.” “I never buy anything if I don’t really need it. I always put thoughts behind it… I usually don’t buy useless crap.” “We have so much crap anyways – I don’t need or want anything unless it’s really going to make my life better.” “If I want to go snowboarding this (Simple Pleasures) is one of the movies that gets me the most hyped.” “…I feel like Nitro is a very loyal company.” “Still when I think of Heikki, I think of Burton.” “It’s pretty painful after a long flight – when I have to get up and try to walk a little bit it kind of sucks.” “I don’t have an ACL in the left knee right now.” “I’ve had six knee surgeries so far and three ACL’s, now four… and two meniscus.” “I only eat painkillers when I’m shooting – it makes me feel more flexible than I am.” “I play a lot of squash and swimming and cycling and skating.” “I feel like if I play squash then I can eat whatever I want, pizza and burgers… I probably have the worst diet out of any pro athlete.” “Fish, I hate the fish – the texture the taste, I hate it.” “Social media is almost as important as snowboarding now a days.” “The older I get the more summer I need.” “I’m the most proud of video parts, people always think X-games, but video parts are like five months of work.” “I always need to have a solid plan – I can’t go to a spot and decide what to do at the spot…. I have to go there before and visualize it before I go do it.” “The riskier and bigger the tricks are – the easier they are to get because you have to send it.” “There’s a lot of photog’s that are never ready, but Pasi always gets the photo – it’s been a pleasure working with him.” “I feel like if you film for a movie and you’re one  of the 16 people – you’re helping the film, but you’re not really helping yourself.” “The actual last time I bought clothing was 20 years ago – it’s going to be shocking when I quit snowboarding – I’ll have to pay for stuff!” “If I go swimming, I go in Speedos… I don’t want (especially) American people to know that I wear Speedos.” “The first time I put on the spandex – I was like F* I look ridiculous.” “I think in past years, I’ve been too organized – it takes the fun out of snowboarding.” Want to help the podcast grow? 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24 Nov 2016

Rank #6

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Victor Daviet | Uno | Mortality | Jump Building | Lomography | Skydiving | AK Avalanche

Episode #55 http://traffic.libsyn.com/thenotsnowboardingpodcast/TNSP_55_Victor_Daviet.mp3 Cover photo shot by: Alban Jehlen Photography So how to describe victor – he’s a Frenchman, a student working on his master’s degree, he’s a surfer, a skydiver, a photographer  and most of all he’s someone that has tapped into the ability to appreciate every second that he is experiencing in life. To quote Victor, “I’m a city boy, but I love camping, I love hiking, I love sleeping in sketchy igloos… I don’t care…. Snowboarding is my true passion.” Keep up with Victor on the internets at: www.victordaviet.com or  Instagram  or Facebook  This episode is brought you by Hovland Snowskates Click Here to skate the mountain! Join Nate this weekend for the first ever Oakley Berming Man Banked Slalom contest in Snowshoe West Virginia. Click below to learn more: This episode covers: Drink Water vs. energy drinks The state of the snowboarding industry in France The Eternal Beauty of Snowboarding Muff soccer vs. Uno vs. Mau Mau The first Uno Casino Jump building skills Building jumps in the resorts vs. in the backcountry Tracking up the landings Snowmobiles in Europe (or the lack there of) Snowmobiling in the US or “Frenchy is stuck” Heli vs. Splitting vs. Snowshoes Nick Names Knitting with his grandmother and creating PAG neckwear PAG is GAP backwards Playing POGS and AJ’s Slammer Analog photography Education and studying Funeral photography as a business Mortality and thoughts on life lomography – film Listener questions: Almo Films Internship with Nixon Skydiving The Avalanche in Alaska Life goals – Getting on the same page as the girlfriends Victor asks the questions Making fun of Americans Shit snowboarders say Peep Vicor and friends in Jerome Tanon’s Eternal Beauty of Snowboarding: Quotes from this episode: “Fuck Red Bull!” “They bring alot of money onto our industry – for some stuff they do great. But for all that – to sell more poison, don’t forget it!” “Snowboarding is not that cool anymore – we passed the cool trend… The snowboarders who are left are way more core and cool.” “I cried five times the first time I watched it from laughing so hard.” “Sick,Sick,Sick,Sick,Sick” “The other Victor had to spit on my face.” “Life is a kind of game and we’re all playing the same game.” “On this life you never know – anything can happen.” “I’m really passionate about building jumps. It’s like a kid game – you build your castle and then you play inside.” “Because I dress a little bit nicer all my friends are calling me dandy.” “In general, in snowboarding, people love to make fun of each other.” “We’ll need to find some more Grandmas…” “I have some really tragic memories of POGS games…..your kid was just a looser!” “I went to a funeral last week and I want to shoot funerals – the vibe was kind of weird.” “Snowboarding is a real passion for me – it’s not a job.” “I did an internship with Nixon (marketing)… I don’t think I can work in an office all of my life.” “We have one life, we need to live every fucking second.” “I realized that I’m not scared to die. Life is made up of birth and death and between both you have to enjoy as much as possible.” “I’m not really into religion at all…. When you see all of the wars for religion – it’s retarded.” “We’re all gonna die.” “First rule at UNO, UNO is a bitch.” Want to help the podcast grow? Just click the banner ad below before shopping on Amazon and the podcast will receive a small commission from your purchases at no cost to you. Thanks in advance -Nate and AJ  Right Click here to download the episode

9 Mar 2017

Rank #7

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Joel Rerko | Seven Springs | Superpark | Laurel Mountain | US Open | Wakesurfing

Episode #52 http://traffic.libsyn.com/thenotsnowboardingpodcast/Episode_52_Joel_Rerko_Seven_Springs_TNSP_.mp3 Paul and I trucked it up Joel’s office to talk with Joel about park building, his unique path in the industry, motorcycle racing, the Pittsburgh surf scene, Laurel Mountain, and much more. We also got a surprise visit from an earlier podcast guest, Jon Kramer. This episode is brought to you by Seven Springs Mountain Resorts   Bed, shred and breakfast just got more affordable than ever! Our seven progressive parks have something for everyone to enjoy, with 70+ features including jumps, jibs and the ONLY 22’ Superpipe in the East. Seven Springs’ premier parks are calling your name! Slide a handrail and into our bedrails with the Rails to Rails Lodging Package. STARTING AT $142 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT, BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY AVAILABLE SUNDAY-THURSDAY, JANUARY 1 – MARCH 23, 2017 Package Includes: – One night’s lodging – A limited edition Seven Springs Parks & Pipes t-shirt – Unlimited skiing/snowboarding at Seven Springs from 4 p.m. the day of your arrival until close the day you check-out – Breakfast each morning – Overnight ski/snowboard check – Access to the indoor swimming pool and fitness center For more information or to make your reservations, please call (866) 437-1300. The Streets at Seven Springs Seven Springs Parks are FIRE Super clean! A Slushy Afternoon at the Spot This episode covers: Ski Patrol Joel’s background Leashes Starting new trends in snowboarding Getting top down commitment to make a great park and pipe Gaining national recognition for the snowboard parks at Seven Springs Paul gushes about how much he loves Springs (Nate and AJ agree) Woking in the skateboarding industry pressing skateboards First time in a snow cat Working hand crew at Keystone Working with Snow Park Technologies  Chris Gunnarson and jump science How SPT helps off the snow as much as on The secret of Seven Springs success Starting at the bottom and working up. Working hand in hand with the other departments on the mountain Jon Kramer visits because he heard that we would be shooting guns. Joel’s most impressive build ever. The back story to Superpark at Seven Springs  When builds go bad and perfectionism How snowboard park building is actually construction Tremble units and man cards Laurel Mountain  The perfect halfpipe Taking smaller features and making them look huge Paul wears diapers – bathroom breaks Enduro Motorcycle racing Wake Surfing / River Surfing Listener questions: Does Tom Dickey still have a job? Why does Seven Springs not have a skatepark? When will the Wagner headwall become an official terrain park? Colleen Musson – please bring the apple grogs back to the top lodge. Who is the best contest announcer ever? The Angry Snowboarder asks…. Scott Darr – Why not more snake runs and hold bowls set-ups. Transworld TransAM Seven Springs world record The Motown Throwdown Nate in the Seven Springs Superpipe: Quotes from the episode: “We’ve always had a great staff, besides AJ!”    “I worked there (retail) for about seven days, but I really wanted to be a outside.”   “We have support (for the parks) from the top down.”   “Seven Springs is never going to grow 1000 feet vertical… There’s no reason why our terrain parks can’t be as good as anyone’s in the country.”   “I really try to build everything like a skatepark.”   “I want to travel, build rad jumps and run a tractor.”   “The building of the terrain parks is one of the easier things at this point. It’s hiring the right staff, logging what you’re doing, testing the features, involving ski patrol, snowmaking – there’s so much behind the scenes…”   “My second Superpark, I think I worked 48 hours straight.”   “Don’t say anything, but we’re having Superpark here.” -Paul   “I got my man card pulled.” -Jon Kramer   “We’re not gonna have 40 foot halfpipes.”   “It’s a lot easier to leave the hip connected than it is to put the channel in it… you have to clear that 20 foot gap.”   “You can build the greatest feature on the world and if the riders don’t succeed – you might as well not have even of built it.”   “Riding dirt bikes on terrain that you shouldn’t ride dirt bikes on.”   “I wish I had a mini snowcat.” Shooting guns after the podcast: Nearly automatic weapons! Want to help the podcast grow? Just click the banner ad below before shopping on Amazon and the podcast will receive a small commission from your purchases at no cost to you. Thanks in advance -Nate and AJ  Right Click here to download

19 Dec 2016

Rank #8

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Matt Belair | Zen Athlete | The Meaning of Life | Transcending Snowboarding | Communicating with Squirrels & Butterflies

Episode #36 http://traffic.libsyn.com/thenotsnowboardingpodcast/Matt_Belair_Episode_36_Zen_Athlete.mp3 AJ and Nate kick things off in French while skyping with Matt Belair, Snowboarding Coach and Founder of Zen Athlete.  In this episode we cover:  Custom Cult intro from Marty: TNSP EPISODE #33 Being of Service Burning man Matt’s new book and program Zen Athlete – The Science to Achieving Your Highest Potential in Sport and Life Zen Snowboarding Guided visualizations and manifesting your own destiny Martial Arts Consciousness Law of Attraction – The Secret Wim Hof Breath work Training in China with Shaolin Monks The meaning of life Clearing your mind Self-worth MMA Enlightenment How to be happy Lucid dreaming Ayahuasca The analogy of Plato’s Cave Bill Hicks Propaganda Roots of war and famine The Snowboarding in the Olympics Taming a squirrel Travis Rice, Eddie Wall, Jamie Anderson Follow Matt on Instagram to see more blower pow shots like this one! Quotes “What I do is just try to be of service, openly and honestly.” “No dummy, not networking – friendship.” “I was always interested in mind power.” “I know kids aren’t going to read so I took the most important parts of the book and put them into video.” “For me it wasn’t about getting a 9-5 job just to make money… I felt like I wanted to experience life.” “Some people are made in different ways and I was just made curious.” “For me the meaning of life is just to be alive, it’s to experience it ….” “I want athletes to transcend sport.” “Step one is clear your mind.” “The sky is not the limit, your belief system is.” Want to help the podcast grow? Just click the banner ad below before shopping on Amazon and the podcast will receive a small commission from your purchases at no cost to you. Thanks in advance -Nate ">Right Click Here to Download the Episode:

4 Apr 2016

Rank #9

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Will Ritter | Spark R&D | 3D Printing | Scaling Up | Parenting | Splitboarding

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thenotsnowboardingpodcast/The_Not_Snowboarding_Podcast_Episode_51_.mp3 Episode #51 In this episode we connect with Will Ritter, Founder of Spark R&D Splitboard Bindings  to discuss family, parenting, entrepreneurship, scaling a business, problem solving, education, rapid prototyping and of course splitboarding.  Shout out to Dan Ventura  for connecting us with Will. Check out the newly launched Spark R&D podcast here: http://www.sparkrandd.com/podcast/ This episode of the podcast is brought to you by Rado Racks – a handmade elegant way to store all of your boards: Use the discount code TNSP for FREE SHIPPING Prices start as low as $50.00!  www.radoracks.com Rado Racks make the perfect gift for the boarder on your gift list. Team Ritter This episode covers the following topics: The Not Snowboarding Podcast Family dinner at the Ritter houseParenting skillsBaby Sylvia’s premature birth story Limiting screen time and reading with the kids 3D printing and computer assisted design (CAD)Scaling up a business 3d printed pancakes Rapid prototyping April Fools pranks Working with his wife, Becca Ritter. Sharing a shop with Tyler Jaroz of 26 products Killing birds with wind turbines in college Getting a Masters Degree at MSU Bozeman Trials and error – Danny Harrison  Shred Soles Skype Drop The initial Spark Splitboard.com Apple iPod Market reserachSplitboarding fitness   The story behind the name Spark R&D Tesla Updates on the binding line The wammy bar Backcountry sketchy situations Avalanche Safety Will and Becca Ritter Quotes from this episode: “Dinner time manners are something we’re trying to work on at the Ritter house.” “The two year old will throw food across the house.” “Kids are just programed to find out where the boundaries are… As their parent – they’re always experimenting on you.” “We crash landed into parent hood.”   “The screens come in handy – it’s like you hit the deactivate button on your kids…”  “They’re smart, they know how to steal a phone and unlock it (the 2 and 4 year olds).” “Getting my Masters really taught me how to get into a big problem, slice it into small problems and go after the small problems.”  “If there’s something you want to do – just start doing it…. There’s a small step you could take every day…”  “If you want to get after something epic – you’re going to have to work for it.”  “For us, it’s always been about how much more of this can we do ourselves” “The mega growth can be a huge problem – you can grow yourself to death.”   “You gotta take your hands off the wheel a little bit when you have people working for you.”  “I’m a former park rat from Minnesota.”  “I lost my Ice landing steez out here pretty fast.” “The day I turned 30, I was out (splitboarding) with some friends…. As soon as we dropped in, everything just started sliding out… I went in the washing machine and was buried up to my waist.”   Want to help the podcast grow? Just click the banner ad below before shopping on Amazon and the podcast will receive a small commission from your purchases at no cost to you. Thanks in advance -Nate and AJ  Right Click here to download

4 Dec 2016

Rank #10

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Antti Autti | Olympics | Skateboarding | Surfing | Backcountry | I’m Not Gifted | New Zealand

Episode #44 http://traffic.libsyn.com/thenotsnowboardingpodcast/Antti_Autti_Episode__44.mp3 AJ and Nate connect with 31 year old Finnish snowboarder Antti Autti over Skype as he’s preparing to head to New Zealand for some backcountry shredding. Antti has been one of the main riders pushing superpipe progression over the past decade. He’s won tons of contests over the years including the X-games. He also represented Finland in the 2006 Olympics where he very controversially ended up in fifth place after a nearly flawless run. We get into Antti’s thoughts on surfing and skateboardings recent admission into the 2020 olympics as well as his transition from competitive snowboarding to the backcountry. This episode is brought to you by Let It Block Sunscreen  Let It Block is a mineral based paraben free sunscreen that both Nate and AJ use and 100% back. Nate recommends Goth Block for anyone that wants to protect their tattoos from the sun!   Use discount code “TNSP” for 40% off of two packages sunscreen or more (valid through the end of 2016).   Let It Block – Sun DMC (SPF 30) Original Formula (SPF 30) and Goth Block (SPF 50) This episode covers: Packing to head to New Zealand for a month in the backcountry Pow Surfing Skateboarding and Surfing in the Olympics Mixed feelings on snowboarding in the Olympics Heikki Sorsa’s mohawk Stale Sandbech The International Roller Sports Federation Seven Springs Half-Pipe better than the Olympic pipe. Both the US Open Laax Open having better set-ups than the Olympics World Surf League Mick Fanning and the J-Bay Open Anttie’s World Cup Banked Slalom Anttisworld.com  Transitioning from competitions to the backcountry Blog posts: I am not gifted & Turning. Statements video series Backstory to a line next to the tallest mountain in Sweden Skateboarding in Finland Cloudberries Nest Oil Company partnership Listener questions: Mike Happy Bauer Uncle Rufus Antti’s nicknames Polar Bears Advice for Antti’s younger self Thoughts on the weather Quotes from this episode: “Surfing with handle this but Skateboarding might be in trouble.” “Have really mixed feeling about the olympics…. with parks and pipes, there’s not that much imagination that they use. There’s actually not the all of the best snowboarders in the world there since each country can only have the top four.” “Started in final and I only wanted to ride halfpipe… and the only way to get out (of Finland) was to do the FIS contests.” “At the end of the day, I just want to snowboard.” “Sponsors really need to find a way to promote their stuff at the olympics.” “You have to put tape over your helmet because there’s a graphic (while competing in the olympics.” “There’s always been major issues between snowboarding and the FIS… They ran the contests that I was doing really well… But it’s really bad when it comet to the the Olympics – they’re not using the top level guys to do build the pipe.” “When the riders show up for a competition like this – you need to have everything ready for them…. The weather should be the only thing that could affect the course.” “US Open and the LaaX Open are made by snowboarders for snowboarders and you can tell.” “Surfing already has a very established tour, the World Surf League… It just seems that it’s very clear in surfing – how they want to do things. I don’t think that people will give so much respect to the olympic winner.” “I look up to how things are done in the World Surf League. It’s the most interesting tour in the worlds to me right now. You have no idea who is going to win because every wave is different.” “They forgot about what’s super important in snowboarding – it’s the grassroots. There needs to be contests that are not so serious all the time.” “I was living in this bubble that was like – I’m doing competions every weekend and doing good… Then you come out and you just want to snowboard with your friends.” “You didn’t start snowboarding for a medal or a video part or even to become a professional. I think you started snowboarding because you really really enjoyed being on that board and making turns.” “If you really want to get good at riding powder lines you have to put everything else aside.” “I was riding for Flow and they didn’t like the idea of me focusing on videos and not contests…. I rode for flow sense I was 14 years old.” “The guys were telling me, that’s no good (about Flow bindings), but I was like they are my sponsor.” “If you really like something a lot and you put a lot of time in it you will be able to do something with it.” “Learning tricks for me was really hard at first.” “Learning how to really turn your snowboard is probably the best trick that you’ll ever learn….” “You can’t hurry nature, weather comes when it comes.” Right Click here to download the episode: Want to help the podcast grow? Just click the banner ad below before shopping on Amazon and the podcast will receive a small commission from your purchases at no cost to you. Thanks in advance -Nate

4 Sep 2016

Rank #11

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Sven Thorgren | Dry Slope NBD | Bondi | MIPS | Gun Control | Ice Bath

Episode #49 http://traffic.libsyn.com/thenotsnowboardingpodcast/TNSP_Episode_49_Sven_Thorgren_.mp3 Sven is one of the younger dudes we’ve chatted with on the podcast – he’s 22, from Sweden and he’s probably won more contests than the average 22 year old competitive snowboarder has even entered. We catch up with Sven over Skype during some down time while he was recovering from an injury – which he explains in the episode. We also discuss his relationship with his sponsors, his aspirations to become a pilot, the olympics, dropping a never been done on dry slope and much more. *Sven’s picture for this episode was drawn by @inyellowpants on Instagram – check out her work! We are giving away a pair of 2015 L/XL Union Asymbol Bryan Iguchi bindings.  They come complete with the carrying case. The left and the right both have unique artwork from Bryan that pays homage to the bison and the Native American tradition of the buffalo jump – they even glow in the dark.  Full disclosure, it looks likes like they may have been ridden once, but you can hardly tell – they’re in like new condition. If you want to get your hands-err your feet on these, Click Here: https://www.shredsoles.com/blogs/blog/free-bryan-iguchi-asymbol-union-bindings This episode covers: Sven’s Skype Pic Sven’s Skype Picture New Era in the US vs. in Europe GoPro voice control Robot’s take over the world Surfing in Bondi Beach The GoPro commercial Knee injury Helments & MIPS technology TBI – Springslush.com Snapchat vs. Instagram Stories  Christmas Ice Bath Snowboarding at 7 years old Cross country ski racing Stale Splitboarding Stockholm Snowboarding Syndrome Getting his first sponsor Snowboarding high school Moving away at 15 years old The Olympics, FIS Gun control Milk Cartons Dave TV / The Unbreakables How to do the DrySlope Loop Remote control plans Flying goals People riding drones Sven’s new website – http://sventhorgren.com/ Getting the middle seat on a plane Quotes from Sven: “(I have) probably around 50 New Era hats or so…”  “It’s fun when you get to work with a company that is not in the snowboarding industry.”  “I didn’t even know about the new (GoPro) products… I think Halldor knew.”  “Max, I’ve been out like two weeks from snowboarding. Now, I’ve been out three weeks and it makes you realize how much your life is about skateboarding and snowboarding.”  “You always end up getting way better content on SnapChat.”  “We just dig a hole in the ice and have a Christmas bath.”  “I was riding the biggest jumps alone on a shitty weather day and he (the Smith Rep) was like I have to sponsor that kid.”  “I had to move away form home at 15 years old.” “I think that the Olympics was not too bad for Slopestyle, but the FIS contests to qualify really sucks.”  “Our school had a mini-ramp and a skatepark.”  “There’s one easy solution for it – just stop selling guns to everybody.”  “If you wanted to buy a gun in Sweden you’d go to some criminal guy and you’s have to pay like $20,000 – it’s not accessible here.”  “It was super scary – the narrowest loop ever… and I’d never done dryslope either!”  “I probably tried it 60 times (the dry slope loop)!”  Want to help the podcast grow? Just click the banner ad below before shopping on Amazon and the podcast will receive a small commission from your purchases at no cost to you. Thanks in advance -Nate and AJ  Right Click to download

16 Nov 2016

Rank #12

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Nima Jalali | Allergies | Entrepreneurship | Surfing | Materialism | Diet

Episode #42 – We know the show numbers got a little out of order, but Nate is dyslexic so cut him a break! http://traffic.libsyn.com/thenotsnowboardingpodcast/Nima_Jalali_EP_42.mp3 Nate and AJ connected with Nima via Skype to discuss Nima’s recent allergic reaction to a Vitamin C supplement. They also discuss Nima’s businesses, investments, work ethic, golf, surfing, snowboarding, diet and more.  Sorry but Skype was a bitch on this one – it dropped the call many times. Nate was able to clean most of it up in post production, but there are some glitches as an FYI.  Nate, Nima and AJ discuss: Nima’s allergic reaction to a Vitamin C Powder  Podcast sound logistics  How supplements get made  DJing How to beat a Hangovers  Surfing Skype fucks us  Filming  Launching Ashbury Goggles  Knee surgery  Fire in the Ashbury factory  The best golfer at Ashbury  The Ashbury Open  When to buy a new surfboard Nima discusses why he only has this one surfboard. The conversaion inspired Nate to get rid of several of his surfboards. Nima’s new project  Selling the Juice Bar  Nima’s father’s work ethic  Networking in LA  Direct sales vs selling through retailers  IPP – Pete  Pow days 30 minutes from LA  Three knee surgeries  Smoothies  Raw Vegan  Eating food that makes you happy Stress  Gary Vaynerchuk Quotes:  “My arms felt like they were burning and there were hives everywhere.”  “I’ve always wanted to own a bar.” “When I was young, I never got hangovers – I used to think that was a thing that people said to sound cool or something.”  “I feel like the only thing that fix a hangover is exercise – like surfing of something.”  “You’re only there for a short window – you don’t want to waste your sponsors money because you partied too hard.” “You’re gonna be 35 one day and your body is going to slow down.”  “We looked for what would seem to be the least amount of competition and what we could get all of our friends on.”   “I’d say that I’m probably better than Mike and Lance (at golf)?”  “Golf is probably the hardest thing I do.”  “Surfing’s probably the most realistic thing to do as you get older.”  “For me, I feel like I alway have to be busy… When I do have downtime, I like to go surfing or skating or snowboarding.”  “I feel like so much cool shit was coming out of the surf zone (at Agenda)” “I just have a used random shortboard… I’m just gonna surf that until I get good enough to notice a difference.”   “I barely graduated high school – I went to continuation school because of snowboarding.”  “Howl was not selling direct, but next week when we launch our bag line and welcome Eric Ellington to the team – we will start selling direct.”  “My perspective has now changed,  feel like it’s ok to sell to direct now.”  “I don’t really buy anything – I’m not a shopper.”  “I don’t really like to own much… I don’t need to own excess shit.”  “I grew up skating, but I fell in love with snowboarding on a way different level.”  “Snowboarding is such a nostalgic feeling it makes me feel like a kid again – there’s a feeling that you get from it I don’t get from skating or snowboarding.”  “I don’t ride in denim anymore, cause now they make snowboard pants that fit a little more proper.”  “We were so heavily influenced by skateboarding and music and then your sponsor sends bright yellow cargo pants… For me, it made more sense to just cut some jeans at the bottom and wear em.”  “If you do anything a lot – all day every day – you’re going to get better at it.”  “I went full vegan for six or seven years and then I went raw vegan for six months – I’m surprised that I made it that long.”  “My body just started to crave rice and heartier foods.” “Now I’ll even eat meat like once or twice a month – I still eat about 80% vegan.”  “I’m not a vegan anymore, but I’m not offended by it.” “I remember sitting there eating my first steak in like 10 years, it was weird, I took a bite and I liked it.”“When I was vegan I wasn’t like hey I’m Nima, I’m vegan.”“When I ate a piece of fish for the first time in a long time, it felt so good, it was like that was what I needed.”Want to help the podcast grow? Just click the banner ad below before shopping on Amazon and the podcast will receive a small commission from your purchases at no cost to you. Thanks in advance -Nate Right Click here to download the episode

18 Aug 2016

Rank #13

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Pierre Wikberg | Filming | Politics & Religion | #Skatetourism | Focus

Episode #41 http://traffic.libsyn.com/thenotsnowboardingpodcast/Episode_41_Pierre_Wikberg.mp3 This episode Nate and AJ Skype in with Pierre Wikberg shortly after a fire in his NYC apartment building is extinguished. We discuss Pierre’s career behind the lens filming and editing many of the best snowboarding videos ever made Ie – Lame, Afterlame, Afterbang, the D.C. Mtn. Lab and many others. We also get the story behind his footage of Ingemar Backman’s historic backside air. Then the discussion takes a turn into deeper waters – we discuss Pierre’s Atheism and political leanings. For lots of amazing photos from beautiful places follow Pierre on Instagram here: pierrewikberg We touch on the following topics:Fire in Pierre’s building! Moving to NYCIphone filmingVideo qualityBobby WorrestSkate tourismWorking with Ken BlockDC Mountain Lab   Nate’s copy of the DC Mountain Lab video.Santa Cruz Wheels of Fire and Powell’s Animal Chin Filming Ingmar Backman’s backside air (the shot heard around the snowboarding world)Filming rally car drivingTransparencyAtheismPoliticsDonald Trump’s face on Half DomeNationalism and The Pledge of Allegiance Trump rides a scooterPopulism in social mediaBrexitSocialism in SwedenThe American DreamBeing a “Right Wing” Swede.Chris Christie and New JerseyShane PospisilEarthlings Election FraudClimate change discussions on FacebookDeath threatsTumblerSitting at the window seat on a flight (Louis CK everything sucks video)Focus versus multitaskingCell Phone addictionHow songs from snowboard and skate videos influence musical preferencesListener questions Matthew Yarboro, Uncle Roofus , Justin MajeczkySnowboard/Skateboard song triviaNew Deal Useless Wooden ToysSkate and snow nerdismThe cloud and video editing software.VX and GL2’sHow to properly film with an iPhone – AKA stop vertical videos!Boys of Summer Social media etiquetteWhat advice would you give to your 18 year old self?Photo hoardingPierre during the making of the The DC Mountain Lab Video Quotes from this Episode:“I film snowboarding with my Iphone all the time (now), but I just don’t go on paid trips to film triple corks.” “I always think that content is everything.” “The internet killed my livelihood – it killed the dvd… But I welcome it with open arms.”“If you have a good GoPro or an Iphone and you have Bobby Worrest skating through NYC… That’s better (content) in my opinion.” “For people that have met Ken, know that he’s a charismatic and to some an intimidating person. I’ve only know him as a really fun guy who scored on a high school adventure that turned into a really successful business, but also a snowboard nerd.” “When I clicked with Travis Parker… I was like, I get this guy.” “… And then the Natas part came on and I think I blacked out!” “I bought Ban This for $60.00… That was like two months income at the time!” “I actually filmed skateboarding before I saw a skate video… I wore out so many pause buttons!“It was a pivotal moment in my life (filming Ingemar Backman’s backside air).”“I’ll talk smack on NASCAR, but I’ll defend rally, because it’s probably the most complicated motor sport.” “Ken definitely likes to scare anyone (in the car with him).” “Todd Richards can’t sit in the car with him (Ken).” “I can’t even find the spark plugs on a car.” “We bought rubber bands for like $18,000.” “Riding through the house was one of the highlights.. Ken was just like why don’t you put some snow there and ride off of the deck?” “I think everyone is born an Atheist, I just stayed with that..It’s not even a topic in Sweden – because, like 90% of the population is Atheist.”  “I think it’s dangerous, what is going on in the US and in Europe, with positions that are boing racist bigots.” “If there’s 7 billion people on the planet – there’s less than 100 million that want Trump for president.” “The United States is so polarized. Bernie is a radical like Trump.” “Sweden is such a small country – you have the size of California with the population of Manhattan.”“There’s actually downsides to socialism, I’m actually a right wing Swede.”  “Yes, it’s the land of opportunity, but it’s also the land of too many dreams that will never be fulfilled.”“My girlfriend now my wife, had never seen a homeless person, because we don’t have that.”   “When I’m Oregon, I feel like I’m in Sweden… I feel like I’m home.” “You know if you talk to vegan cause they’ll tell you in thirty seconds.” “I’ll watch earthlings and still go to Chipotle and get my barbacoa, but I know that I’m in the wrong.” “Forty percent of Americans don’t believe in evolution, I don’t believe in forty percent of Americans.” “There’s been like over a hundred versions of a virgin born person under a star with wise men… It’s mind blowing to me to be that ignorant to not see the pattern.”“I’m addicted to power on my phone…It’s the biggest first world problem.” “I have 20 to 100 tabs open at any given time.” “I can tell you what stance every riders is (regular or goofy) – never been wrong.” “I’m obviously against vertical videos on youtube…. It really really bums me out.” “My camera was my ticket to the world and to meet amazing people and I wouldn’t change a thing about it.” Want to help the podcast grow? Just click the banner ad below before shopping on Amazon and the podcast will receive a small commission from your purchases at no cost to you. Thanks in advance -Nate

1 Aug 2016

Rank #14

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Kevin English | High Cascade & Windells | Business Management | Flying Planes | Real Estate

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thenotsnowboardingpodcast/Kevin_English_.mp3 Episode #30 AJ and Nate chat with We Are Camp (HCSC & Windells) CEO Kevin English about: Banshee Bungee  Working construction as a kid  Real Estate development Blue Montgomery and the K2 days Business Management  K2 Snowboarding meets rollerblades  Listener question from Blake Adam  Getting an MBA  Growing up on Donner Summit  The Trifecta – Surfing, Skateboarding and Snowboarding in one day.  Auckland New Zealand  Flying planes  Airplane Repo  AJ starts a new trend in snowboarding #sexwax #stickybumps Kevin gives AJ his annual performance review Jesse Burtner  The future of High Cascade and Windlell’s  Kim Bohnsack  Social media anxiety  The photo of Kevin and his wife Kim that AJ mentioned during the episode. Quotes from the episode:  “When you manage people there’s always an issue – we’re emotional beings.”  “I’m going to be a land developer, I love that, it’s art, you’re creating spaces.”  “I started at High Cascade as a counselor back in 1999 and worked my way up.”  “You’re trying to get two different cultures to mesh….. The High Cascade Culture and the Windless culture… To me, best practice wins…”  “When you’re 20 it’s (snowboarding) the world. When you’re 30 it’s still a big part of the world, but you realize that there’s more to it.”  “Don’t be the stereotype that they expect you to be.”Tweet This “Is Windell’s or High Cascade going to have a rollerblade camp… Or scooters? No – never.”  “My dad used to say that going to college is just a sign to the world that you can follow through with something.”  “Put maybe a little bit more on your plate than you think you can handle, because you usually can handle it.”  “Listen to Airline Pilot Guy – it’s a podcast about flying airplanes – Flying is fucking awesome.”  “It’s better to feel like an idiot on the ground than feel like an idiot in the last 100 feet before you kill yourself.”  “This combining of the two camps gives a financial platform for both camps.”  Want to help the podcast grow? Just click the banner ad below before shopping on Amazon and the podcast will receive a small commission from your purchases at no cost to you. Thanks in advance -Nate Right click here to download the episode 

5 Oct 2015

Rank #15

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Eiki Helgason | Island Born | Monaco | Iceland | Road Biking | Pickled Shark

Episode #45 http://traffic.libsyn.com/thenotsnowboardingpodcast/Eiki_Helgason_TNSP_45_.mp3 Today we’re talking with Eiki Helgason – Eiki as I‘m sure most of you know, is the mastermind and business partner with his brother Halldor behind the Helgasons.com, SwitchBack Bindings, 7/9/13 Belts & Accessories and Lobster Snowboards. Eiki’s had at least one amazing video part each each year dating back to 2003 – including one of my favorite, Rome’s No Correct Way in 2008 He’s also worked with Mack Dawg, Standard and Transworld before taking the reins and gaining creative control with 2011’s Sexual Snowboarding which if you haven’t seen – put your browser into incognito mode and google “sexual snowboarding”! Keep up to speed with Eiki at: http://www.helgasons.com/ This episode is brought to you by Let It Block Sunscreen  Let It Block is a mineral based paraben free sunscreen that both Nate and AJ use and 100% back. Nate recommends Goth Block for anyone that wants to protect their tattoos from the sun!   Use discount code “TNSP” for 40% off of two packages sunscreen or more (valid through the end of 2016).   Let It Block – Sun DMC (SPF 30) Original Formula (SPF 30) and Goth Block (SPF 50) This episode covers:  Eiki’s full name and his nickname How to properly pronounce Eiki – “A key” Achy Breaky Heart Go Skateboarding day edit  Growing up skateboarding in Iceland Seasons in Iceland Influences on Eiki’s style The trick to flip tricks on a snowboard (Extra Pop) X-Games Real Snow Eiki found Stan  Mockumentary – Island Born  Sexual snowboarding Taking things for granted Iceland tourism Wow airlines The Ring Road The Highlands of Iceland The Northern Lights Snowboarding high school in Sweden Vaping in Iceland Road biking with Strava Flat tire Iceland’s currency crisis Moving to Monaco Jail and education Iceland Leaving Rome and starting Lobster Lobster’s graphics Brotherhood The Frontline Rail Jam Day in the life Street snowboarding culture in Iceland & the golden ticket Listener questions Iceland backcountry Skating mini-ramps Food in Iceland Japan The ice rink Life changing news! Icelandic naming Quotes from this episode:  “The real pronunciation is achy like achy breaky heart.” “Living in Iceland – we don’t have any indoor skateparks (or we didn’t then), so I had to find something to do in the winter. ” “Snowboarding kinda came easy to me cause I was already doing rails and stuff on skateboards.” “I think skateboarding is cooler – actually.” “I always love to do weird stuff.” “The tre-flip took a while (on a snowboard), but varial kickflip – I actually think it’s easier than a normal kickflip.” “The tre-flip boardslide shove it out on that picnic table… I actually haven’t done that trick on a skateboard. It took me a while to get it, like four days and four or five hundred tries.” “If I think of trick that I want to do and it’s possible – I just won’t quit… I’ve had a lot of long sessions for a trick.” “It’s always been a competition between hackers (X-Games Real Snow)…. That’s what you get when you have an online voting system. I think people know way too much about computers.” “I’ve been doing the same thing for fourteen years – go out and film a part. This year is different – it’s more like a mockumentary than documentary.” “That’s why we did our own project with the sexual snowboarding movies, we kind of felt like everything was getting way too serious.” “It’s basically me and Stan going around to weird places in Iceland snowboarding (the Island Born movie).” “I started partying late for a European. I was just focused on snowboarding.” “I wear those pants with the padding cause my asshole gets sore (while bike riding).” “Jail in Iceland is actually like a rehabilitation center – it’s just like a nice hotel room. When you go to jail here you can actually go to school for free.” “I always just loved creating stuff – I think Lobster was the first thing.” “I would always bring these ideas (for graphics to Rome) and they would be like – umm yeah, let’s not do that.” “That board had a good meaning – it said STD’s will fuck you up.” “I’m kind of always and never working.” “The weather in Iceland is the most random – it can go from minus 20 to plus 20.” “I tried it (Sheep Balls) – it kinda tastes like old milk.” “The best plan is no plan -we’ll see what happens.” “Keep snowboarding for yourself and not for someone else – cause that doesnt make any sense.” Want to help the podcast grow? Just click the banner ad below before shopping on Amazon and the podcast will receive a small commission from your purchases at no cost to you. Thanks in advance -Nate Right click here to download the episode:

17 Sep 2016

Rank #16

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Gus Engle | Van Life | Hawaii | Music | Introspection | Dostoyevsky | Just For Men

Episode #47 http://traffic.libsyn.com/thenotsnowboardingpodcast/Gus_Engle_Episode_47_of_The_Not_Snowboarding_Podcast_.mp3 AJ joins Nate in The Not Snowboarding Podcast studio (Nate’s basement) and they connect with Gus via Skype to discuss a wide variety of topics. The conversation ranges from Russian literature to moose milk and everything in between. The following words written by Matt Vantta back in 2012  (link to the full ESPN article) articulately describe Gus: “Gus Engle is a true original, a bohemian lover of life that appears to be drawn right out of a Kerouac novel. His snowboard seems to be less an instrument of athletic progression and more like a paintbrush of a master. To really dig Engle’s snowboarding you have to be open minded, because it’s not manufactured and doesn’t meet industry standards for how you’re supposed to ride. Based on our chat with Gus, I’d add: “Gus has a kind, authentic infectious energy and an appreciation for the beauty that lies in the subtleties of everyday life.”   This episode is brought to you by Let It Block Sunscreen  Let It Block is a mineral based paraben free sunscreen that both Nate and AJ use and 100% back. Nate recommends Goth Block for anyone that wants to protect their tattoos from the sun!   Use discount code “TNSP” for 40% off of two packages sunscreen or more (valid through the end of 2016).   Let It Block – Sun DMC (SPF 30) Original Formula (SPF 30) and Goth Block (SPF 50) Nate’s giving away these Vintage Sims Bindings, Size 10.5 32 Boots (used one season), Revenge of the Grenerds and Cue The Birds. To get this stuff just screenshot your receipt from your Let It Block purchase and email it to Nate@shredsoles.com This episode covers: Moving to Canada and marrying a French Canadian – Estée PredaLiterature and reading DostoyevskyHow Alaska shapes personalitiesReading in French and learning the languageSpending the winters in Hawaii and summers in Alaska as a kidCoffee, tea and dark chocolateMilking sooseBoogie boardingJesse Burtner’s thoughts on Gus’s first skateboardSkateboarding and snowboarding cultureCops VS. SkatersSkateboarding and snowboarding in AlaskaThe Think Thank movie – The Weather Outside is Weather The power of LOVE in human relationshipsAlone time for introspectionPath to snowboarding professionally and dropping video partsPozi Pozi – video embedded belowMaking musicSport vs. ArtSurfing and contest scoringVan life and living in a VW JettaBrothersMoustachesVideo Games in the X-GamesCity snowboarding guide serviceManaging life’s pathFilming with Think Thank vs. VideograssSnowboard graphics – Gus’s wife did the graphic for AJ’s board on Pseudo!Listener questions from: Jeremy Barker, Steve Lauder, Chas Truslow, Jeff Holce (The Athlete)Dave’s Killer BreadVegan snowboarding boots (Nate’s giving away a pair of vegan boots)Consumerism and zero wasteQuotes from the episode: “There’s a special kind of sadness that comes along with Alaska.”  “I have two sides… A lot of people from Alaska do – summer is so wonderful and, winter, it’s wonderful too, but it’s like a happy sad place.”  “We lived in a little cabin in Alaska, totally off the grid. We gathered all our water, totally off the grid.”  “I can’t drink coffee either – it’s like two week long emotional rollercoaster.”  “It’s so culturally acceptable now to be a skateboarder – from all walks of life, there’s more people doing it. It’s still beautiful though, both skateboarding and snowboarding.” “Football isn’t even in the Olympics – skateboarding is!”   “I really do have a hole in my heart for all my friends, the Pacific North West, Think Thank… I miss that so much.”  “I seem really easy going,but I’m really hyper obsessed and stressed out.”  “I was just so nervous around girls that I couldn’t even imagine one liking me and I can’t believe that one does.”  “I’m excited by ideas!”  “Come to Quebec – that’s the secret, there’s really amazing girls.”  “I lived in a van for three or four years… I really loved it – it’s so fun to travel all the time.”  “I just usually wake up super early and open the doors and brush my teeth and pee on the street.”  “One little step off to the side and you can be somewhere strange and uncharted.”  “We’re just all floating around in a big pool of influence.”   “When I was living in Hawaii, I just shook trees and got fruit!”  Want to help the podcast grow? Just click the banner ad below before shopping on Amazon and the podcast will receive a small commission from your purchases at no cost to you. Thanks in advance -Nate and AJ  Right click here to download the episode: 

15 Oct 2016

Rank #17

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Jason Borgstede | Blue & Gold AK | Limiting Beliefs | Poker | Marathon Wagers | Blood Clots

Episode #40 http://traffic.libsyn.com/thenotsnowboardingpodcast/Jason_Borgstede_Episode_40_The_Not_Snowboarding_Podcast.mp3 Nate and AJ traveled to Long Beach (well – AJ moved there) to record this episode with Jason in person. This is episode was full of podcast firsts. This was the first podcast where all guests we’re live in one location. We did a Facebook Live broadcast – until the phone battery died. And, this was, by far the longest podcast that we’ve ever recorded. I considered breaking this episode up into two parts, but I could not find a good spot to make the break – the conversation is just too intertwined in my opinion. Please let us know your thoughts on the length of the episode – I know that Jason prefers listening to long-long form discussions, as do I. You gotta know when to hold em. Jason did really well in Vegas shortly after the podcast! We touch on the the following and much more: Snowboarding & Skateboarding Nerdism People in the hallway Long Beach Agenda Trade Show Austin Sports and Music Festival Meeting your heroes Bitcoin Brexit Soccer Craigslist casual encounters Fallen Shoes and Jamie Thomas Useless Wooden Toys Anchorage Skatepark Boarderline Jessie Burtner Mack Dawg Blue & Gold AK Fights as a kid Baseball and growing up in California Summer in Hawaii First snowboard Limiting beliefs Dick Dragers Instagram Parenting Scootering is cool – drugs are bad Game of Thrones Longboarding Pushing Mongo Jay and Scott Liska Gaining sponsorships and starting a career in snowboarding. College or snowboarding? Moving to Lake Tahoe and living in a mobile home with four or five other guys. Mobile home fire by aroma therapy. NOT going to strip clubs. Thinking about becoming a parent. Vaping. Straight Edging. Nate comes out of the closet to AJ and also tells him about falling off the wagon. Hate Edge. AJ’s Craigslist missed connections. Bacteria brain connection The Borgariel Transitioning from snowboarding to poker. Nice Gordon The Big Blind Gunshots in the background Wu-Tang financial Running a marathon as a bet at 39 (Blog post insert) Advice to Jason’s 18 year old self Lane Catching a heel edge on a culvert, breaking ribs and puncturing a lung Best wife ever Blood clots board graphic Quotes from this episode: “There’s something cool about seeing someone that’s made an impression on you.” “I don’t follow soccer at all cause I’m American.” “You’ve to the big corpo brands – which, I really questions their love of the industry… believe in skateboarding, for skateboarders, by skateboarders.” “The whole reason that I decide to do a shop was to make our scene better.” “I’m trying to pay attention as much as possible and learn as much as possible as far as the business side.” “You have to develop the business and put processes in place – so the business can run while you’re not there.” “How do I get people to not shop at the mall? That’s a problem that I have to break down.” “When you start something because you love it – I don’t think that anyone else will ever love it as much as you do.” “I can’t live without skateboarding and snowboarding in my life.” “(As a kid) My initial reaction to confrontation was to punch in the face.” “I was blessed to have a family that was super supportive of everything.” “I broke my hand punching him in the jaw… That was right before baseball season was about to start.” “My first board ever was an Action Sport kamikaze.” “The nice thing about skateboarding is that it does not have any rules.” “All I thought was that I love this, I’m going to do this all of the time…. I just wanted to be the best that I can be. Being good is part of the fun of it.” “If I can’t continually figure out a way to somewhat progress than it gets difficult to stay interested in it.” “We can’t let ourselves become the jocks.” “Do you ever go to the mountain when when you’re snowboarding and say, this dude’s just here for the weekend, I hate him?” Why do we do that to longboarders” “Skaters need to understand that skating is yours in a different way that you think…When you throw a vibe to a kid at the park, think about that – this may be his first time at the park.” “All I care about is that when  kid comest to the shop is that their interaction with skateboarding and snowboarding is positive.” “I’ve been strait edge my whole life… You feel immune to peer pressure. You don’t need someone else approval.” “Can I figure out how to get to that place that you get to with a drug – on my own?” “I just wanted to be a strong person… I wanted to beat the challenge. The glory comes in the pain and the strife of beating the challenge.” “Vaping’s easy – skating’s hard.” “I believe that if I did start drinking that I’d go off the deep end.” “Struggle through the uncomfortable of this and figure it out.” “Don’t fight being scared.” “This is part of being a loner kid, you sit in your room and you think about stuff.” “I went to Best Buy and bought a DVD on poker.” “The closer to the blinds you are the better your hands need to be.” “I did well enough the next day to get all that money back and a few bucks – I was hooked!” “I’d wake up in the morning and my hands would not close from a holding a drill all day long. I was like I don’t want to do this – I don’t want this to be the next 20 years of my life.” “It (poker) was taking my mind off the fact that I was no longer getting paid to snowboard.” “Almost everybody will tell you that they win at poker.” “It’s super easy to play the game, it’s super hard to beat the game.” “Poker is the most stressful thing ever. It’s the only job that you can go to and end up owing people money.” “When you lose, you get pissed and that’s not good for the game.” “As we’ve seen in the past – I don’t really give a shit about what anyone thinks.” “You’re telling a story when you’re playing cards.” “The ones that you remember are the bad nights. I had a 1200 cheeseburger one night.” “Poker is not necessarily gambling, you’re not playing the house.” “I don’t want to gamble – I want to have a positive expatiation.” “It was five and half hours and I couldn’t train (for the marathon).” “Do I have to crawl to the finish? Until I drop dead, I would not quit on this bet.” “I wanted to say that I ran a marathon in my life.” “It was five hours of me getting to play in my brain.” “Try to step back and see a bigger picture.” “You never have to quit snowboarding – I can still go out and be the best that I can be.” “I would gladly put my life on the line to snowboard any day. If I’m gonna go… I’m going doing what I love doing.” “They gave me ketamine and they gave me a heavy dose.” “On our one year wedding anniversary – they wheel me into surgery.” “All those years of snowboarding and a six foot fall on a little thing was the closest thing to taking me out.” Want to help the podcast grow? Just click the banner ad below before shopping on Amazon and the podcast will receive a small commission from your purchases at no cost to you. Thanks in advance -Nate

20 Jul 2016

Rank #18

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Harrison Montgomery | Hate | Solution Based Selling | Lines | Retail Sustainability

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thenotsnowboardingpodcast/Harrison_Montgomery_Episode_34_.mp3 Episode #34 Harrison and Nate discussed: Boot fitting – razzing Nate about his MasterFit boot fitting certificate Working at Nova Bikes in VA – both Harrison and Nate worked there Transitioning from retail to medical device sales at OR Solutions Open heart bypass surgery Appointment setting Picking your line and looking ahead Driving the speed limit Advice for someone that wants to get into the industry Running a shop sustainably Office Space Online retail  Harrison Hates persona Solution based selling Shit kits Harrisonhates on Instagram www.harrisonhates.com WTFkits.com South of The North Quotes from the episode:  “At the end of the day the cyclical part of our entire lives comes down to the buying and the selling.” “I had fallen asleep at the wheel and broadsided a one ton dually pick-up truck… I have seven titanium plates in my face, jacked up my knee and knocked all the teeth out of my mouth.” “So here I was 24 – 25 years old and I was the number one salesperson in the company.” “I experienced things professionally that I didn’t enjoy that helped get me to where I am.” “At this point if someone is dismissing snowboarding as a fad – they should be punched in the face.” “Some of my friends gave me shit – instant rep, just add water.” “I’ve had some really good years, but it’s been seven or eight years since it’s been great.” “Skateboards don’t cost as much and the margins suck.” “I’d love to be the guy drawing the lines… There’s this recurring theme about the lines.” “Marketing is the closest thing to being a sales rep, but you get a paycheck…” “If it wasn’t for the retailers, I wouldn’t have a job…” “Too many retailers have tried to be too big. Too big a store, too many staff, too much product and not a real plan to deal with it when it doesn’t work out.” “Why would we open another store while this one’s not perfect.” “My job is not just to sell you stuff – it’s also to be an advisor.” “Invest in the little guys – invest in the guys that aren’t all over the internet.” “There’s still a touch it, feel it, see it component to how I buy.” “Would you really want to buy a car online without driving it?” “What’s the most important part of your set-up? Boots man.” “Oh, and then there’s Harrison with 25% of the country.” “…What has made all of those experiences worth it is the guys that I get to do it with.” “I walk into a shop and I’m like what is this bullshit on the wall!” “If you have a sale section in your store – it should be the smallest part of your store.” “I don’t think I’d want to open a shop with less than 100K in the bank.” “You can’t make a living in this industry just selling one thing anymore.” Want to help the podcast grow? Just click the banner ad below before shopping on Amazon and the podcast will receive a small commission from your purchases at no cost to you. Thanks in advance -Nate Right Click here to download the episode:

30 Nov 2015

Rank #19

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Justin “Stan” Leveille | Gingers | The Burton Letter | Reggae’s Roots | The New Show vs. Hateline

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thenotsnowboardingpodcast/Stan_.mp3 Episode #28 AJ joins Stan at The New Show’s HQ and Nate Skyped in to discuss the infamous Burton letter, feisty red headed youtube sensations (not talking about Shaun White),  Vermonters, snowboard videos and reggae’s roots. We also hit on the following topics: Mysonstan_fan instagram Gin and Juice Karaoke Ratdog manner South Park Naked Bike rides Bernie Sanders Erik Leon guest visit. Gag balls in The New Show Dungeon Hateline vs. The New Show The Clash, Bad Brains, Sid Vicious Yelp Airblaster – Regular guy. December. TOESIDE TERRORS  Stan admits that he wrote the Burton letter. Origins of Reggae and Jamaican culture Listener questions from Chris Mark Hammer and D.J. Paul The key to being a successful intern at Yobeat (or anywhere). North Korea Justin’s social media: Instagram & Twitter  Coppercab: Quotes from the episode: “Sometimes I felt like I was talking on behalf of what the audience expected, not how I felt.”  “If everyone’s down with what you’re doing, then somethings wrong.” “Maybe you need to give the people what they need, not what they want.” “The whole Burton thing – I was just stressed about it…” “Snowboarding definitely got way serious.” “I like to snowboard because all my friends and me are idiots and we’re out there making dumb jokes and knocking each other over – hooting and hollering, that’s the kind of stuff I get behind.” “I think VG 1 nailed it – my prediction is that Chicken Meat is going to nail it.” “he’s not and idiot and he’s good at rapping.”  Brooke’s sister Jenna “I give the upmost respect to Brooke for giving me that chance.” “So obviously I take cues from Gary Rodgers – Skateline.” The Stan Full Part – “I think I can hold my own.. I talk so much shit it’s almost like a dick move that I haven’t put out a part.” “I don’t think I’ve ever gotten laid for being famous… Ok wait, I might of gotten laid for being famous – it happened once.” “Mostly I get fanned out on by teenage boys” “There are navaho indians that are convicted that Bob Marley was a messiah.” “History of Jamaica is my secret passion.” Want to help the podcast grow? Just click the banner ad below before shopping on Amazon and the podcast will receive a small commission from your purchases at no cost to you. Thanks in advance -Nate Right Click here to download the episode

20 Sep 2015

Rank #20