Archives

soul brothers

With the passing of legendary stoker, Shane McConkey in March 2009, the bar was left high, very high for a new generation of ski seekers of stoke, radicality, and fun.  After all, this is what Skiing is about, right?  Going “out for a rip” with your buddies, taking a few turns, whooping in the powder snow and tearing up the cord.  Here to fill the winter daydreams void in a summer of trimming lawns, submitting TPS reports, and pouring Hefeweizen, is the “Pat and Tats Show.”

Pat Sewell and Chris Tatsuno are the brain fire power behind the “Pat and Tats Show, and with the support of their sponsors, Tecnica Blizzard,

Using Color Theory, Soul Poles LTD artist, R. Nelson Parrish tells stories drawn from personal experience skiing, surfing and auto racing.  Vibrantly colorful objects of resin, pigmented resin, racing stripes, wood, bamboo and fiberglass are his mediums.  This hybrid of painting and sculpture redefine Soul Poles’ LTD as more than a ski pole; it is a moment of clarity in a world of chaos.  Read on to learn more about R. Nelson’s recent escapades from Jenny Murray of C Magazine

PC: Mike Schirf

Interview by C Magazine's Editor, Jenny Murray in July, 2014

 

Santa Barbara artist R. Nelson Parrish is a born...

We had a chance to sit down with Tahoe-based, Michigan-born, Conor Pelton to recap his first season on the Freeride World Tour and to discuss his High Fives Foundation Signature Soul Pole.  With every sale on soulpoles.com, $10 is donated to support High Fives' mission to raise money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community.

With skiing's progression into steeper terrain, bigger airs, and more technical tricks, the consequences of falling are only getting higher.  Conor recognizes and respects this fact every time he steps into his bindings...

posted by in soul brothers on Jun 09, 2014 .

After some fantastic finishes in IFSA National Events at Crested Butte, Beartooth Basin, and Crystal Mountain, Erik Hilb finished off his final season on the IFSA Junior National tour in 8th place overall.  As a recent graduate of the student athlete program at Ski and Snowboard Club Vail, Hilb is on to wider pastures as he makes his way up to Bozeman, Bridger, and Big Sky for the coming season.  There, he plans to attend MSU and travel to compete in the Subaru Freeride Series.  

Regardless of his past accomplishments and future goals, this kid has a great head on his shoulders and an even bigger heart.  If you don't already...

Not every budding grom is blessed with the strength and technical prowess of Martin Lentz.  With 9 years on the Summit and Park City Ski Teams, Martin’s strength and technique is well beyond his years.  Nevertheless, it wasn’t until Martin turned 15 and he foreran a comp at Alta that he decided to focus on what he’s know for today, big mountain freeride skiing.   Martin’s explosive mixture of race-inspired edge control and a developing comfort in the air put the 18 year-old, on the top of the podium at the IFSA National Championships at Snowbird as both the 15-18 year old event winner and overall points champion.

Soul...