11-22-12 | VOTE PANDA 2K12 AND BEYOND!
10-26-12 | BARRIE'S RAIL JAM 2K12
10-26-12 | IT'S MOVIE TIME!
Join Panda Poles for a handful of ski movie premiers as we make our debut ski film appearances in "Choose Your Adventure" (Powderwhore) featuring Panda athlete Chuck Mumford and "Superheroes of Stoke" (MSP) featuring Panda athlete Mark Abma. Thanks to Powderwhore, Matchstick Productions, the athletes, and all the fans for their support and stoke!
10-26-12 | THE SPIRIT WITHIN: A T-SHIRT STORY
Printing "Peace Panda" T-Shirts is more than just putting paint on a shirt. To TanSnowMan, it's heart felt... It's imbuing spirit into fabric... It's a dance...
"Peace Panda" Ts will be available on PANDAPOLES.COM starting Mid October. Pre Orders available by firstname.lastname@example.org.
10-26-12 | PANDA POLES @ POORBOYZ SLC PREMIER OF "WE"
Christian Overson, Sander Hadley, and TanSnowMan spread some good vibes (and SWAG) at the Salt Lake City premier of Poor Boyz Production's "WE: A Collection of Individuals". This is the first official Panda Vid created by Sander Hadley. We look forward for more to come from this talented young man. Huge thanks to Utah Freeskier Society for their support and for having us out for this premier!
09-09-12 | HAND DELIVERED
09-09-12 | PANDA VISION!
Panda Poles is much more than a bamboo ski pole company... It is a company with a vision. Our web video series was created with the intention of not only promoting our brand, but promoting a higher purpose to the way we humans live our lives. Help us spread our story and vision of a better world by joining our Indie Gogo campaign at indiegogo.com/pandavision. It's not just television. It's Panda Vision!
08-13-12 | CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN PANDA
Our first order of bamboo that we imported from Vietnam came to us un-sanded and uncleaned. We had specified that we wanted it sanded and cleaned, but have come to realize that message was lost in translation. This video portrays the process of sanding the bamboo, which after hundreds of poles can become very monotonous and somewhat boring. In the video TanSnowMan's mind wanders into a ninja fantasy in which he is a sanding Nin Jiutsu master. Panda Poles are hand crafted in the Wasatch! Supreme Excellence Indeed! Hai Yah!
08-13-12 | PANDA POLES @ DESERT ROCKS 2K12
07-12-12 | PANDA POLES ON PARADE WITH THE SOLAR SAUCER
07-02-12 | LITTLE GIRL'S BIKE CLASSIC
The saga of the Little Girl's Bike Classic, presented by Panda Poles and JenkStar Productions. A dream realized...Thanks to Salt Lake City producer Mazaibuzai for the full spectrum of beautiful Music. mazaibuzai.com
06-22-12 | PANDA POLES @ BUILDING MAN 2012
Sustainable living is in large part the reason that Panda Poles was ever dreamed up, yet manufacturing ski poles is not all that we do to promote Earth-friendly living. When the snow has melted and Summer has come, Panda Poles Chief Tansnowman steps away from the bamboo sanding belt for just a moment to put his energy into solar event production, helping to produce events that promote sustainable living and community. Along with Panda Team Captain Oakley White-Allen, Tansnowman and Panda Poles joined the Solar Saucer Cosmonauts at the Jenkstar Ranch in Green River, UT for the event "Building Man--Sustainable Living Arts and Music Festival", held during a week in May over the last three years.
All the music and lights for the entire event are run off Solar Power for the 4 nights of the festival, with sustainability workshops such as building with Earthen materials, desert water catchment, and making solar ovens scheduled during each day. Discussions covering topics such as aquaponics and permaculture are held at Swasey Beach along the banks of the Green River each afternoon. From scrap wood and metal lassoed from a trash heap and turned into an old west saloon facade, to washing machine chandeliers, almost the entire infrastructure of the Jenkstar Ranch is made of reclaimed or found objects, repurposed into art. This process in essence produces "Jenk", turning junk into something with soul and purpose. Of the building materials which are not found in the trash, bamboo is a key building block at the Ranch and in most Jenkstar Productions. Jenkstar Ranch hosts 2 Sustainable Living events each year, with one in the Spring (Building Man) and one in the Fall (Melon Nights). Read the full story behind the birth of Building Man on Catalyst Magazine.
Also joining OWA and Tansnowman this year were Panda tribe members Angel Collinson and Chuck Mumford, who added their own beauty and high vibes to the event. Lead by Scotty Soltronic, the Solar Saucer Cosmonauts are a group of artists, visionaries, and builders, dedicated to inspiring others to leave this planet better than they found it. For more information about the Solar Saucer or Jenkstar Ranch, please visit the website jenkstar.com or join them on Facebook, and we hope to see you at one of our events in the near future.
05-30-12 | EPIC SORT
What is the first step of hand crafting bamboo ski poles? Sorting... Epic, slow-mo sorting... The bamboo in this video is from Panda Poles' very first imported batch of bamboo from Vietnam that we received last fall. Due to a language barrier and other miscommunications, we received a batch of 5,000 poles, only 20% of which were within our specifications. This left 4,000 poles to be sorted out and stowed until finding another purpose. A learning experience indeed, but alas, an epic sort!
Panda Poles is currently running a special on raw, uncleaned, unfinished bamboo poles (spec: 50" x .5"-1" dia.) for only $1.00/pole! These poles are ideal for garden stakes, martial arts, and more! Please contact email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org for more info...
05-25-12 | LAST TRAM OF THE SEASON!
Catch the last tram of the season and a pond skim or two! On hand for the celebrations are Panda Tribe members Tai Robinson, Chuck Mumford, Alex Taran, Oakley White-Allen, TanSnowMan, Brandon Carlile, and more... Nothing like a splash for the end of the season. Thanks to everyone for their support on and off the hill!
The JenkStars are at it again! This time they're throwing their own festival: Building Man Sustainable Living Arts and Music Festival on the JenkStar Ranch. Join Panda Poles @ Building Man and get your tickets @ jenkstar.com!