Month: April 2014

Crankworx: 10 Years of Evolution

Cana­dian Open Down­hill by Steve Andrews Surf­ing has the Triple Crown. Snow­board­ing has the US Open. But the mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary nature of Moun­tain bik­ing made it quite the effort to get all the dif­fer­ent sects of the sport into one place at one time. Thanks to indus­try vision­ary, Skip Tay­lor, that was made possible. See, ten years ago, Moun­tain …

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Interview with Richie Porta: ASP Head Judge

Pro­fes­sional surf­ing is a com­plex organ­ism that takes the efforts of many. While fans are inclined to root for their favorite per­son­al­ity in the water, many fail to rec­og­nize the tal­ent on the beach. Though it may sound like fun, judg­ing a big surf­ing com­pe­ti­tion is a thank­less job that doesn’t pay very well, requires months …

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Dan Carr: Self-Made Outdoor Photographer

Originally published on theclymb.com For many pho­tog­ra­phers, the jump from ama­teur to pro­fes­sional can seem like a daunt­ing task.  In the action sports realm, that game can be even trick­ier with the fact that there are many tal­ented peo­ple vying for a rel­a­tively small amount of com­mer­cial work (in the grand scheme of things). There …

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Interview With Kimi Werner: Champion Spearfisher, Artist, Traveller

As far as job descrip­tions go, Hawaii’s Kimi Werner has one that pretty much any­one on the planet would envy.  She trav­els the world explor­ing the deep ocean using no more than her fins and a spear­gun as tools. When she gets back home, she trades the spear­gun for a paint­brush, cre­at­ing daz­zling paint­ings inspired …

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Whistler Backcountry Early Season Trip Report

Growing up near the mountains, I have learned two basic tenets to follow for when to go, and when not to go.  It relies on: a) trusting my intuition. b) completely disregarding the pessimistic naysayers who are almost always just guessing. Yesterday solidified both such tenets.  After a five day+ apocalyptic rainstorm that soaked the …

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