Ian McIntosh’s Season Edit

Freeskier Battles Injury to Hammer a Huge Season

Ian McIntosh is one of today’s most talented Big Mountain Freeskiers. He is fast, big, and technical. In 2011, McIntosh suffered a season ending injury while filming with Teton Gravity Research in Alaska. Due to the extent of the trauma to his femur, the 2012 season was also lost. After persistent physical therapy, McIntosh came back to slay the dragon on mountains with sheer and craggy faces, only to suffer yet another injury. This time suffering a broken ankle, the Freeskier known for his strength and burliness seemed to be breaking down. Yet like the phoenix rises from the ash, McIntosh resurrected his 2013/2014 Ski Season and laid down some of the biggest lines of his life. His technicality and extreme athleticism showcased in these lines is matched in his persistence, determination, and resilience.

 

Ian McIntosh’s Tools for Big Mountain Shredding:

The Volkl Shiro

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The Marker Jester Pro

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If you are looking for a good touring binding to go with The Volkl Shiro check out The Marker Duke.

Nine Knights Comp

Greatest Freestyle Course Sees Insane Action

Mottolino Fun Mountain in Livigno, Italy was the sight for Friday April 4th’s insane competition on the gargantuan Nine Knights Course. This is some of the biggest, most technical, scariest, and jaw dropping competition skiing to be caught on film. The entire field of skiers went higher, harder, bigger, and faster than most dare to event think about. The massive Nine Knights castle was under siege from twenty invited freeskiers. The group was whittled down to an eight man final, which became one of  the most creative and innovative  sessions all season. Sweden’s Oscar Wester took first place with a triple cork 1620 and switch 1440, leaving 17 year-old Swiss skier Luca Schuler in second place and fellow countryman Jesper Tjäder in third. Watch the competition shredit and see what it takes to boost 100ft features with style and ease.

 

Check out an in depth reveal of the course in this Course Preview with Olympic Gold Medalist David Wise.

Garrett Russell Slays Mammoth

House Team Rider Finally Gets A Storm

California has had a less than stellar winter. Drought conditions, even fire warnings, have persisted through this atypical ski season. Three years ago, the Sierras saw so much snow roofs were caving in and towns looked like they were swallowed by Ullr himself. The 2013/2014 ski season has been sparse at the very best. But just as the season enters it’s twilight stage and the yearning and downtrodden skier looks toward their summer passions to renew the soul, Mother Nature delivers an enormous white, fluffy gift. House Team Rider, Garrett Russell, was captured in his pursuit of the Cali cold smoke face shot at the end of March. Garrett has just returned to South Lake Tahoe following his snow filled adventures in Japan, Korea, and Salt Lake City with LINE Traveling Circus. After spending most of the winter as a painter with no canvas, Garrett’s last 4 weeks have been epic. It seems rather fitting. If there is anyone who deserves a storm and an increase of the stoke meter, it is the omni-stoked Garrett Russell.

Line Skis

Full Tilt Ski Boots

Smith Optics

Few Crew at Troll

Jake Aldridge, Keegan Tanbk, Nick Neeson, and Adam Kaye get down at Troll.  Don’t believe it – watch the edit.

Ryan Paul’s Zany Earth – Ep. 3

In the final episode of “Zany Earth”  House Team Riders Ryan Paul, Brennen Swanson, and Hunter Murph tare up the Midwest. With stops at Buck Hill,  Summit Skate Park, Coffee Mill, and Trollhaugen. The gang also winches into the Midwest Back Country with the help of Allex Miller,  the co fonder of Winchfest.

Rider also include: Garrett Fierstein, Tony Daniel Wagner,  Blake Geis, Conner Rose, Luke Zajac, Jeffy Gabrick, Zach Monte, and Logan Herber. Filmed and edited by Garrett Fierstein