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Panda Poles Chief TanSnowMan leads a double life. During the winter he builds ski poles, however, during the summer he spends his time as a JenkStar, producing music and arts events, and building community in Green River, Utah. Here, he tells the story of the roots of JenkStar Ranch...

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Panda Poles would like to send a warm welcome to the newest and one of the youngest Panda Tribal Council member! Hailing from Zurich, Switzerland, and only 14 years young is ALEX HALL!!! You may not have heard his name, but you will, for sure, in the coming years... Just watch the video and let that do the explaining. Thanks for your stoke Alex!


Alex Hall, Ski Prodigy

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 Two teams of 8 athletes, pitted head to head in a big mountain free skiing venue, with surfing and and style interlaced in the action. That is the Swatch Skier's Cup. Oakley White-Allen returns to S. America to compete alongside last year's teammate and fellow Panda athlete Chopo Diaz. Joining OWA and Chopo is Panda athlete Drew Tabke on Team Americas, and Panda athlete Mati Imbert representing for Team Europe. Meanwhile, Panda athlete Mark Abma returns as a judge for the competition. Of the 16 athletes in the competition, 4 of them skied with Panda Poles. 


Skier's Cup Big Mountain Highlight Reel


Skier's Cup Backcountry Slopestyle Highlight Reel


Extended Competition Highlight Reel




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To achieve a proper cool down one must be pipin' hot. So just when you think you're warm enough to start coolin' down, think again... Join TanSnowMan, "The" Kent Hyden, and Pit Viper creator Chuck Mumford for an extended warm up for a cool down...



Author: Tanner Rosenthal
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One of the most important aspects of any training or dynamic fitness routine in the mountain arena, is a proper cool down. However, in order to have a proper cool down, one must first have a proper warm up. Tag along with TanSnowMan, Chuck Mumford, and "The" Kent Hyden as they warm up for a cool down, and set your mind and hearts free with their bravery, respect, and courage...



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07-14-13 | BLUE SKIES

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Take flight into blue skies with a few members of the Panda Tribe during a couple glorious spring days in the Wasatch... Join Sander Hadley, TanSnowMan, and Tyson McDonald as they make some "fun turns" under the sun... Giddyup!


Huge thanks to Ryan Mooney for his words of encouragement and steady camera work. We also send a huge thanks to Phil Potter of Team Munson Productions (vimeo.com/teammunson) for the video clips of Tyson McDonald...



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Solar Energy Technology is clean, quiet, inspirational, and futuristic. Just ask Scotty Soltronic, creator of the Solar Saucer, and Mark Kriner of Climacore Geothermal as they join Panda Poles Chief TanSnowMan on an informational journey into the wonders and practicalities of Solar Energy... THE FUTURE IS NOW!!! Be a part of it...

Embracing the Sun (Part 2 of 2): The Future is NOW! from Panda Poles on Vimeo.


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TanSnowMan tags along with Pebble Creek (a.k.a. "The Rock") grom shredders Tucker and Gavin on closing weekend at the SouthEast Idaho ski area... 


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Since humans discovered how to harness fire over 200,000 years ago, there has been a steady evolution in how we have generated energy for ourselves. From wood, to coal, to oil, to whatever's next, this is one perspective on where we've been and where we may be headed...

"The Evolution of Fire" is Part 1 of the 2 part series "Embracing the Sun"


 
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Gather up some shred buddies and lets do this! TanSnowMan spins some slushy spring laps with Pebble Creek (a.k.a. "The Rock") locals Bo Ferro, Matt Tsakrios, Lee Swassing, and a few other cats last week during the closing weekend at the SouthEast Idaho ski area.


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Local riders Bo Ferro, Matt Tsakrios, and TanSnowMan get into some dirty skiing on terrain that is rarely skied at Pebble Creek Ski Area (a.k.a. "The Rock") during the last week of the season at the South East Idaho ski hill.


TanSnowMan sums up the day's action in a ski-skewered Hunter S. Thompson quote:


"Skiing should not be a journey to the bottom with the intention of arriving with skis unscathed and and edges in perfect condition, but rather to clatter in broadside in a swoosh of slush, thoroughly amped up, totally stoked out and loudly proclaiming Wow! What a slide!"


In other words, No Sissy Footin' Around...


Disclaimer: The terrain in this video is in atypical of Pebble Creek Ski Area and is rarely skied, particularly in these conditions. This footage in no way should represent skiing at Pebble Creek Ski area. However, it does demonstrate how badass skiing at Pebble Creek can be.


 


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Last Summer's Charlotte Wildfire in Pocatello, Idaho claimed 66 homes and 89 outlying buildings. The home of TanSnowMan's family was spared from the blaze, but his Step-father's shop with all of his tools was not so fortunate. Now, as the neighborhood rebuilds, Panda Poles finds a new home in the freshly scorched juniper hills of SouthEast Idaho, and TanSnowMan returns to his roots in the Bannock Range...






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Only 27 days before, TanSnowMan didn't know whether or not he'd ever walk again. Now, he relives that fateful moment with the rock that he thought almost ended his career, and rehabs his broken hip at his home ski area --"The Rock" (Pebble Creek, ID).  

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 PANDA High Council Member Sander Hadley trips out at his home resort of Pebble Creek, Idaho. Thanks to Bo Ferro for the camera work and we send our appreciation to Sander for putting together such a solid (and experimental) edit.


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02-26-13 | GRAB A RAINBOW!

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*NEW*
COLOR PANDAS--Only Available @:

Twin Peaks Rental and Repair 
3436 E 7800 S 
Unit B 
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
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Panda Poles
Intergalactic Bamboo Ski Poles

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Does a bear ski in the woods? Only if that bear is using Panda Poles...

Panda Poles--Bamboo Ski Poles...

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Sander Hadley casually helps craft Panda Poles. He also destroys rails and shreds to pieces whatever you put in front of him. Look out for this Gnarly Panda!

Congratulations to Sander for his first, full feature Panda Vid! Skied in and edited by himself...


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  Where we've been... Where we are now... A glimpse of where we will be... This video documents the history of the design and manufacture of Panda Poles from the Fall of 2010 to the Winter of 2013. We are but a seed in the stream of the shifting winds of change...

Panda Poles... Intergalactic Bamboo Ski Poles...

Thank You for tuning in...


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 There was a total of 160"+ of snowfall during November and December at Snowbird Ski Resort! Take a ride atop the head of Panda Tribal Council member Tyson McDonald as he tours some of Snowbird's best cliffs and spines before the snow even has a chance to settle.


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 Sander Hadley, TanSnowMan, and a few friends nab some turns at their home mountain of Pebble Creek, ID on the opening day... Original music by our friend Josh the Astroknot (Groove Smuggler)...


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