04-23-11 | SKI CONDOM (PART I)
04-21-11 | SHOP TALK (PART VI) "THE CAR WASH"
04-21-11 | SHOP TALK (PART V) "RE-SANDING"
04-21-11 | SHOP TALK (PART IV) "RE-SOLING"
04-20-11 | TAKE A RIDE WITH CHUCK!
04-19-11 | 2011 DAREDEVIL DUMMY DOWNHILL
04-18-11 | TANSNOWMAN AND THE PANDA-CAM/4.11.11
04-18-11 | SHOP TALK (PART III) "BASE-WELD"
04-16-11 | SHOP TALK (PART II) "SKI SANDING"
04-15-11 | TANSNOWMAN AND THE HEART-CAM/3.29.11
04-14-11 | PAINT YOUR PANTS!
04-13-11 | SHOP TALK (PART I) "WELCOME TO SUPERIOR SKI"
04-09-11 | TANSNOWMAN @ BEATS ANTIQUE
Although life can sometimes feel like its all about skiing, Tansnowman tries to make time to enjoy "cultural" activities such as art shows, community gatherings, and music events. This last week he found himself with 100s of his friends at The Depot in downtown Salt Lake City, for a night with the Gyp Hop sounds of Beats Antique.
Beats Antique is a musical group out of Oakland, CA, which fuses an unlikely mix of gypsy rock, eastern beats, and electronic whomp. You can download their entire second album "Collide" for free from their website: beatsantique.com.
Many thanks to Beats Antique, The Depot, and to all the supporters of such fine music!
04-07-11 | PANDA POLES DURABILITY TEST #000002
04-06-11 | OW-A AND THE PANDA-CAM/4.4.11B
04-05-11 | OW-A AND THE PANDA-CAM/4.4.11A
04-01-11 | TANSNOWMAN AND THE PANDA-CAM/3.22.11
03-29-11 | NEW STRAPS...AND THEIR STORY
We here at Panda Poles believe in keeping things fresh, fun, and as always, sustainable. Recently, we started offering new straps which bestow a nice flare to the poles and come with a great story provided by Panda Poles' rider Chuck Mumford:
Leaving Kirkwood, California
03-28-11 | FIRE AND ICE!
The yin and yang, masculine and feminine, left and right--creation is wrought with contrast in which two polar opposites not only cooperate, but create a balance between each other that holds together the cosmos. This fluid relationship is not only the basis of existence, but is also a concept that helps give texture and meaning to life.
Panda Poles' Tansnowman joined hundreds of others to celebrate this polar dynamism in the form of art, at an event duly named "Fire and Ice", featuring Panda Poles' photographer MoPho. MoPho's photos were displayed throughout the event on projection "cubes".
Earlier this winter, at "The Garage"--a modern bar amidst Industrial N. Salt Lake City--the sounds of glitch hop and dub step intermingle with the "chip, chip, chip" of metal on ice, and constant stream of intellectual chatter between art enthusiasts.
Caldrons of fire and pillars of carved ice set the backdrop to performances featuring fire spinning, dancing, and acrobatics.
As part of the show, several large blocks of ice were brought in and sold as canvases out of which sculptures were to be created during the show--some of which were set ablaze.
Ice bits fly as Tansnowman joins his mentor and associate Scotty Soltronic in carving a block.
Tansnowman places the final piece on "Seaunicorn" and takes a moment to appreciate its beauty.
Fire and ice can represent Summer and Winter or external expression and introspection. And here, in the midst of sping, we find perfect balance between the two. Now is a time to integrate our inner vision with our external manifestation. Look within yourself and discover what's your fire and ice!
Huge thanks to Wendy, Dave, Rebecca, and the rest of the Hive Collective. And many thanks to all those who make events like these happen--events, which promote art, community, culture, beauty, and a more peaceful, creative planet. Aho!
All photos courtesy of MoPho photography.