I made it to EPISODE 200!!! This week the show was supposed to be a 3-part extravaganza where we catch back up with some guests and then talk to, arguably, the best skier of our time. For this one, I attempted to catch with John Spriggs to find out the aftermath of his issues. Then, I spoke with Ben Weis and found out if he was able to stay sober. The icing on the cake is an hour with the most decorated skier, medal wise, in X-Games history and more importantly, one of the most styleish skiers of all time, Henrik Harlaut. Another style master, Phil Casabon asks the 'Inappropriate Questions'
Henrik Harlaut Show Notes:
11:30: Ben Weis
16:00: Skiing, moving to Tahoe, hanging out at his house, and 70’s inventions
19:30: Stanley: Get 30% off site wide with the code drinkfast
10 Barrel Brewery: Buy their beers, they support action sports more than anyone
Elan Skis: 75 Years of Good Times
21:45: Ben Weis Cont..
31:30: Competing, getting a Burton, and getting on the Burton Team.
37:00: COAL Headwear: Use the code powell15 for 15% off
38:30: Henrik Harlaut intro, his Salute Movie, and fear
49:00: Pandemic life, Champagne, brothers, and work ethic
56:00: Sports, moving to Are, Jacob Webster influence, and backflips
66:00: Propaganda, rollerblading, and Sean Pettit
74:00: The Jon Olson Invitational, Scott, and Ninthward
86:00: Olympic Pant incident, Sponsors, and money
93:00: Phil Casabon, figuring out contests, judging, and style
104:00: Inappropriate Questions with Phil Casabon
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