Glen Plake Chats with PaddyO

The MoHawked One Gets Goofy

I was at the SnowSports Industries of America Trade Show (SIA 2014), talking with my boss about the next ski to check out when I caught a flash of hot pink from the corner of my eye. Startled, I turned and there I saw him, the legendary mohawked and freewheeling Glen Plake. My jaw dropped, I raised my hand and pointed while blurting out “Holy Sh*t! That’s Glen Plake!” After composing myself for a few minutes, allowing His Radness to converse with his friends, I asked for an interview. Meeting Glen Plake is a highlight for me personally and professionally. He has been one of my skiing heros since I first clicked in. I hope you enjoy the conversation…

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Kicker Project Art Show and Silent Auction

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The Kicker Projects goal is to provide positive and life-changing experiences to Minneapolis and St. Paul’s youth through snowboarding and skateboarding. 

 

Join us on March 7th at the Chowgirls Parlor at 1224 2nd St. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 -   for our 2nd annual skate and snowboard deck art show. Last year was amazing and we can only hope this year will be the same.  For more info visit www.kickerproject.org.

SIA 2014

PaddyO Checks Out New Gear, Things Get Weird

Denver once again hosted the ultimate snow industry trade show, SnowSports Industries of America, this past January. In 2014, SIA celebrated 60 years of bringing snow junkies of all kinds together to premiere the latest and greatest in innovations and updates on equipment. The new gear for the 2015 Ski Season was exceptional. Ski companies have refined rocker profiles and smoothed out lines to create the most versatile planks the mountain has ever seen. Boots have increased comfort while focusing on power transfer and performance. Bindings are sleek, burly, and featherlight. Apparel is on the high end of tech yet has a street savvy look. The Show was incredible and turned my stoke meter to 11. I ran around for four days talking shop and learning about next years gear. Luckily, the camera was rolling for all of it and caught some of the weirdness that occurs at event like SIA: a star struck interview with Glen Plake, internal mustache dialogue, rants on skinny jeans, and, of course, girls in bikinis. Above is a little humorous teaser edit. Check out the new gear and general goofiness. Keep it locked in with The House for more gear reveals from the show. More to come, very soon!!! Now go out there and ski something gnarly!

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A lil James Dean impression, starstruck with Glen Plake, and turnin’ it on with the bikini-clad Dot Dash girls

2014 Sochi Olympic Halfpipe Final Results

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2014 Olympic Men’s Halfpipe Final Results

1. Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI), 94.75
2. Ayumu Hirano (JPN), 93.50
3. Taku Hiraoka (JPN), 92.25
4. Shaun White (USA), 90.25
5. David Habluetzel (SUI), 88.50
6. Yiwei Zhang (CHN), 87.25
7. Wancheng Shi (CHN), 81.00
8. Tim-Kevin Ravnjak (SLO), 72.25
9. Kent Callister (AUS), 68.50
10. Danny Davis (USA), 53.00
11. Christian Haller (SUI), 51.50
12. Greg Bretz (USA), 26.50

Photo Courtesy of: Getty Images via nbcolympics.com

Sochi Olympic Women’s Slopestyle Qualification Results

2014 Sochi Olympics Slopestyle

Heat Heat Rank Bib Country Name Run 1

  • Score
  • Rank
Run 2

  • Score
  • Rank
Best Score
1 1 5 SUI Isabel DERUNGS 82.50 3 87.50 1 87.50 QF
1 2 11 AUS Torah BRIGHT 85.25 1 80.00 2 85.25 QF
1 3 4 CAN Spencer O BRIEN 82.75 2 65.00 4 82.75 QF
1 4 8 FIN Enni RUKAJARVI 79.00 4 23.75 10 79.00 QF
1 5 1 GBR Jenny JONES 74.25 5 21.75 11 74.25 QS
1 6 10 NZL Rebecca TORR 70.75 6 33.75 8 70.75 QS
1 7 6 NZL Christy PRIOR 67.50 7 70.50 3 70.50 QS
1 8 9 NZL Stefi LUXTON 59.75 8 34.25 7 59.75 QS
1 9 3 SUI Sina CANDRIAN 58.25 9 36.50 6 58.25 QS
1 10 7 GBR Aimee FULLER 44.50 10 39.00 5 44.50 QS
1 11 12 NZL Shelly GOTLIEB 18.00 11 30.75 9 30.75 QS
1 12 2 NOR Kjersti BUAAS 12.50 12 17.75 12 17.75 QS
2 1 14 AUT Anna GASSER 89.50 2 95.50 1 95.50 QF
2 2 18 USA Jamie ANDERSON 93.50 1 DNS 93.50 QF
2 3 20 SUI Elena KOENZ 86.25 3 38.00 6 86.25 QF
2 4 22 USA Karly SHORR 45.00 6 84.75 2 84.75 QF
2 5 17 CZE Sarka PANCOCHOVA 77.75 4 33.75 7 77.75 QS
2 6 16 CAN Jenna BLASMAN 60.25 5 51.50 4 60.25 QS
2 7 23 USA Jessika JENSON 34.00 7 58.50 3 58.50 QS
2 8 15 NOR Silje NORENDAL 31.00 8 39.00 5 39.00 QS
2 9 19 NED Cheryl MAAS 18.00 9 31.25 8 31.25 QS
2 10 21 FIN Merika ENNE 17.00 10 DNS 17.00 QS
2 11 13 USA Ty WALKER 1.00 11 DNS 1.00 QS
Bib – Bib Number
DNS – Did Not Start
QF – Qualified for Finals
QS – Qualified for Semi-Finals
Tie – Tie Breaking Points