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Monthly Archives: March 2011
These Völkl women’s pants are both pretty and kind of badass. The engineered kimono-inspired patterns raise the bar for graphic patterned outerwear and share the same cherry blossom theme as the Kiku women’s ski.
Strafe outerwear as worn by Mac Bohannon of the US Ski Team.
This outerwear stopped me in my tracks – the clean design and construction of 3-layer hardshell technical fabric, bright red/ blue color combo with white contrast zips, new school fit, and a brand name I had never heard of – it was a powerful introduction to Strafe.
Strafe is a new outerwear company based in Aspen, Colorado – to be precise, Aspen Highlands – which let’s be honest, it doesn’t get much better for a home base. Twin brothers, John and Pete Gaston founded the company in 2009 to fill a need for technical outerwear specific in function, fit and styling for the backcountry freeskier. Perhaps no other piece embodies this objective better than Strafe’s signature Sickbird one-piece suit. With this authenticity and Highland Bowl as testing ground, I’m sold!
Back to Mac. He is a super-talented (and super-friendly) freestyle aerialist who lives in Lake Placid, New York and trains full-time at the Olympic Training Center. Aerial competition demands more sleek outerwear but Mac loves Strafe for freeskiing. Watch him in action at macbohonnon.com.
Hannah Kearney adds another title to her resume: 2011 National Mogul Champion.
Hannah refueling after her win with Honeydrop.
xNate Roberts and Jay Panther talk shop at the mogul competition.x
xEliza Outtrim after her championship winning Dual Mogul run.
Joey Discoe is the 2011 National Dual Mogul Champion.
I am always interested in the design of team uniforms – these U.S. Freestyle Ski Team kits are by Under Armour – but equally captivated by how individual style transcends standard issue gear.
xK.C. Oakley – wearing what else but Oakley – placed 2nd in Moguls and 5th in Dual Moguls.
A unique and creative combo: Hell is for Heroes jacket paired with Bogner paisley pants. In this instance, too much of a good thing really works!
Jonny Moseley has certainly earned his ski stripes!
xxxThe men of the 210th Rescue Squadron, based in Anchorage, Alaska, are highly trained for extreme rescues and recoveries in the wildest, most remote and hostile corners of the Globe. Whether it be ships adrift at sea, rock-climbers stuck atop a 4,000-meter peak, or submariners sunk at unimaginable depths, these men are called to intervene. They are the PJs – short for PARAJUMPERS. Tough and courageous, they are better trained than any other military corps, but most important, they use their skills and techniques to save lives.
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