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Issue #3

october 2011


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EDITORIAL / 03

A new season is coming. Same feeling every year at the same time. New tricks in mind, new spots to destroy, new deck to shred with. But still waiting for one thing. Please take this third issue of Slope as an apetizer for the menu 2012.

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Cover : Rider : Mike Steinhauser pic : Slope

Contents : Jackson Hole pic : Marc Teyssier

Slope the snowskate magazine. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without permission is stricly prohibited. Slope the snowskate magazine is not responsible for unsolicited submissions including but not limited to manuscripts photographs and illustrations. Disclamer. The activities described and photographed herein are performed by trained athletes. Attempting anything contained within these pages could result in serious injury or death. Slope the snowskate magazine is not responsible for any injuries sustained by readers or failure of any equipment shown herein.

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CONTENTS / 03

/ LE CHALET /

/ MAN IN THE SHADOW / ITW : CHRIS GUYOT /

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/ TELETHON 2010 /

/ POWDER SHREDDING / Slope / the snowskate magazine


LE CHALET

«The

Awakening»

The last film from the Strapless prod. A strong casting for probably the best film of the season.

«So

fresh»

A nice edit featuring Shin B. on his powsurf. It’a always a pleasure to see guys having fun on their boards. http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=VhhtgXpiglw&fe ature=player_embedded.

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Kifran with his customized snowskate..


«SKRILL

CLINTON»

Here it is the fresh teaser from Ambition snowskates! SKRILL CLINTON With big players like Alan Gerlach, Josh Seguin, Phil Smage, Taras Ryabokon, Charlo Simard, David Engerer, Mitch Serbu, Austin Welter. Edited by Nick Stefani Once again they push the level of snowskating... http://www.ambitionsnowskates. com/blog/skrill-clinton-teaser/

«EUROPEAN Don’t

The cover boy Mike Steinhauser checking the spot.

SNOWSKATE miss

JAM» it!

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MAN IN THE SHADOW

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pics : Marc Teyssier

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Some

of skiers, snowboarders, snowskaters,..don’t even pay attention of those mans. Mans of the shadows.. Ski patrol could be one the best work but also one of the hardest. It’s not even a work, for those guys it ‘s their life. They push their limits to rescue peolpe, to securise the ski aera. I have the chance to meet Marc Teyssier. Every time I see Marc he tells me so much stories about his career as a ski patrol that ‘s just impressive. I really want to share it with you.

Hi

Marc

Protecting the ski slopes from danger, such as setting off man-made avalanches, marking the pistes with coloured piste markers, warning flags for rocks etc, and most important of all, rescuing injured people on the slopes, after an accident. What kind of skills are required? You need to be good skier, capable of skiing in any conditions, either snow or extreme weather; to speak English preferably, and to pass the necessary diplomas in First Aid, CPR, Artificer. One also needs to be at ease with people, and to be able to react quickly in emergencies. What are memories of

the your

best career?

you introduce yourself? Working as part of a team, and saving a life of someone buried «With pleasure; Marc Teyssier, 58 underneath an avalanche. years old, retired ski-patrolman from Méribel Mottaret in France.»

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According to you, what does the job of a ski-patrolman consist of?


Could your

trip

you to

recount the US?

It was a professional ski patrol exchange with Jackson Hole, at Teton Village, in Wyoming for the winter of 1981. We swapped jobs and houses with a ski patroller from Jackson. At the end of the season, I visited the west coast of the States, travelling through Arizona, to California, in an old Pontiac Le Mans, winding up Highway I, all the way to San Diego, and back, across visiting Grand Canyon, and the Navajo Indian reserve, before going back to France. A voyage never to be forgotten.

room! and the pizzas at the Calico Inn.

Nowadays

the tools, the techniques are very different. Is it still the same work?

No, it has changed a lot. Nowadays, all the grooming is done by machines, instead of the ski patrollers on foot with the big rollers, when I first started. The avalanche control was done manually, thrown by hand grenades, which have now been largely replaced by Gasex (big gas tubes situated on stragetic places on the mountain) and triggered off by computer from the central ski patrol office. The first aid techniques, and equipment has also changed a lot in recent years, but the main thing that never changes is the hat are your best memories human contact encountered on the job. about your season in Jackson Hole? What do you want to say to somebody who The deep and the steep! White powder would like to become a ski patrolman? everywhere; jumping Corbett’s and S and S couloir; setting off man made Go for it!! Get out there and start avalanches with a 105 Pack Howitzer training, for the steep and the deep! and a 75, shooting Cody Bowl before sunrise. Taking part in the Eights on Thanks a lot Marc. Cody Bowl and of course the Boom Boom

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TELETHON

Snowskate for charity

Text : Florent D’amico Photos : Slope

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How surprised we were when that

kids. Cherry on the cake, we had a few minutes to perform a demo, and guy from the French TV called and do a little speech about snowskate, offered us to participate to the national broadcast live on TV !! fund-raising event, the TELETHON. This annual charity event raises money for the Pau here we go! muscular dystrophy and is broadcasted The city is at about an hour and on the French public TV network. half flight from our hometown, It basically combines a 30 hours one of us had to get there marathon televised show along with the day before in order to meet the thousands of local events, people across TV technicians and help the snow the entire country challenge themselves handlers prepare the site. Next doing all kind of sports and morning the rest of the crew showed other community activities. up and finished to install the thing. Away from home, we had to manage with all we had at our disposal on site, which was a bunch of sketchy wooden skatepark units in state of decomposition! No big deal...we decided to stack a few pallets and put two bank walls on top of it to make a launching he TV production decided, for this ramp and cover the whole thing of snow. edition, to highlight action sports, ÂŤThat will do the job !Âť Said Jeff, and recreate a huge multisports complex while smacking and banging nails all at the existing water sport base of Pau, over the set up to avoid it collapses ! around were building South West of France. Everyone The facility is an artificial river for their own features, snowboarders practicing whitewater sports, and and skiers next to us were doing seemed to be also ideally located, good too, all helping each others close to the Pyrenean mountains. to make the snow area look great. The idea for the producers Just before midday, the place was full was to install many different features of happy children, we were able to along the river allowing the public to feel the good vibes going out there. watch the riders and athletes from very As the place filled, kids and other close. And to install a charity village curious, were coming to us to learn hold by many associations, where more about snowskating, and we everyone can enjoy fun activities, introduced them the basis on a safer games and make donations. pile of snow we made on the side. They wanted to use the site During this time, the TV crew was filming as a big open air studio. In addition to through the site all the participants suddenly our turn came. the river, offering kayaking and freestyle and jetskiing experiences, there was a big air We had to designate one of us to talk bag jump, a bmxpark, a snowskate/ with the TV presenter while the others ski/snowboard area, a climbing were doing the demo, the only girl wall just to mention a few! of the crew took the job, what better They expected from us to built than a nice chick to attract attention our own set-up with a few units, on snowskate and raise the audience

T

borrowed from a local skatepark, and to introduce snowskate to local

!

Showtime

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The presenter and cameramen arrived, Melissa answered questions giving a general overview of the practice of snowskating, while we were riding and making the most of the short time allowed to us. We were happy to land a few nice boardslides and tricks out the box. After these few minutes of excitement we continued to have fun, riding and throwing snow balls to the youth, until the sunset. The whole day was just about sharing good time and having new experiences for all the people present. Seeing all this positivity and smiles on kids faces we knew the event was a success... The next day, as we were flying back home, we all felt we played our part on helping the cause. This was a unique experience, none of us took part in such charity event before, and it made us think a lot. Far beyond snowskating, it encourages to be more generous with others. We always tend to forget how lucky we are to be healthy and able to practice sport. Sometimes it’s just good to realize it, it helps to overcome daily difficulties and better enjoy simple pleasures of life, such as a snowskate session with your good old mates...

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Kwet: 3shuv

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TELETHON Snowskate for charity

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IT’S NEVER TOO DEEP !

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T I w Chris Guyot

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ITW / Chris Guyot Interview By

with Mike

Chris Guyot Steinhauser.

Hey Chris, so you were born 1979? – where did you grow up and how did What is your setup now? you get involved in snowskating? Riding a 0910 snowskate Well, first of all thanks to do me younger with VANS shoes. than I am. I was born in 1977 in Geneva, Switzerland where I spent all my life ‘til now...get involved in snowskating at the age of 27 after spending more than Where do you usually ride? 15 years snowboarding. Younger I did a lot of skateboarding, but with time Anywhere snowskate are & multiples injuries, I left skateparks accepted with good snowskate and exchanged my skateboard with a parks (Swiss/French Alps) snowskate (less painful crashes;-)). At same time, as I was already wakeskating with friends of www.0910snowskate.com, for What is your most 3 years, it was just the perfect favourite place to ride? combinaison to start snowskating. Avoriaz parks What was your first snowskate? My first snowskate? What is your most memorable experience that you have of your Hummm....have you heard about snowskating life so far and why? the snurfer? I was one of them too! Before investing in my 1st snowboard, More than 4 year ago, I had 6months I tried to learn snowboarding with my off and decided to move to the Alps skateboard, took away wheels & trucks with my friend Mr. Mike (owner of and went to the closest snow spot to 0910snowskate). Spent 6months try it. Was kinda hard to manage it, but snowskating, had a snowskate park it was tmy 1st snowskate impression! front of Les Hirondelles (wooden Some years after (approx. 20y), I house in Col des Mosses) and well, bought my 1st real snowskate (Burton) was just a perfect time! Life should and now only ride snowskates made be like this everyday of our life!!! by 0910!!! Really good product for flat tricks to rails as well as downhills. Slope / the snowskate magazine


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What do competition

you think about its beginning, meaning lots of different and contest? types of snowskates are produced worldwide (bi-decks & flat decks), but Always fun & good time to share at present it’s more about finding the with friends & new dudes and perfect shape, weight, «pop» and so on... find out new tricks/inspiration. Personnally, I only ride bi-decks snowskates as I like snowparks and downhills and I’m quite positive that this sport will grow really fast. What do you think about In 10 years, there is goig to be snowskate leashes? more competitions and more snowskaters to hang out with. Leashes suck as they can ruin your Being part of the snowskate’s birth dream trick landing! But apart from is such an exciting experience! that it’s more about security policies and of course for downhills if you don’t wanna run after your skate all day long! Thanks for your time Chris!Keep the shred alive! Any

injury?

Only people that don’t try anything, dont’ get injured, so I let you imagine...but nothing broken til yet... let me touch on some wood stuff!!

Who inspires snowskating

you

in the world?

Let me think...hummm...for once no one! As this is a young new activity, I am more inspired by my past skate/ snow experiences and mixed them together to bring the best of myself onto snowskating. But today, some new kids are coming on stage and evolve quite fast, showing new tricks...»youngest generation bring inspiration»!

How do you see snowskating involve in the next 10 years? Snowskating is like snowboarding at Slope / the snowskate magazine


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As the picture the fall was just amazing... Thank you Djef Feret!

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THE STUNT

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MAIL BOX This double page is yours!!! Send us your pic,s we will select and publish the best one...

Eric Debruyne with a frontside air tail bone. Location : Les Arcs / France Slope / the snowskate magazine


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FRAMES

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Rider : Djef Feret / shuv

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