#153 Johnny Collinson
Johnny Collinson is back on his skis! If you've been wondering where he's been lately, he's spent the better part of the last couple years healing and rehabbing from two different ACL surgeries as well as a bone graft on his knee. We met up with him for a killer week of skiing powder in the French Alps where he is a featured guest coach on a Uthrive freeride ski camp.
In spite of missing most of the last two seasons, John just signed a new deal with Volkl, Marker, Dalbello and talks about the difficult decision to move on from Faction skis. We also discuss his new CBD sponsorship as well what's going on with his other financial supporters.
We also talk about Johnny's impressive insta posts from the RedBull headquarters gym while working on his recovery program, his suitcase full of physio gadgets and what he's looking forward to this season.
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