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Follow BJ, Tansnowman, and friends on a fantastic voyage with their ski condoms. Will they survive the storm?

Ski Condom (Part II) from Panda Poles on Vimeo.


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04-23-11 | SKI CONDOM (PART I)

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Tansnowman and Panda Poles' snowboard ambassador BJ Emery fashion ski condoms from garbage bags and give proper demonstrations of safe riding on a particularly rainy day...

Ski Condom (Part I) from Panda Poles on Vimeo.


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Follow "The" Kent Hyden as he demonstrates the most crucial step in the tuning process. Don't blink your eyes... You don't want to miss this!

Shop Talk (Part VI) "The Car Wash" from Panda Poles on Vimeo.


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Tansnowman sands a pair of skis after having resoled them with the extruder gun...

Shop Talk (Part V) "Re-Sanding" from Panda Poles on Vimeo.


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Tansnowman demonstrates proper extrusion technique with a single polymer Montana resoling gun... Extrude...

Shop Talk (Part IV) "Re-Soling" from Panda Poles on Vimeo.


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 Tansnowman and friends take a ride with Chuck Mumford down Little Cottonwood Canyon, following the 2011 Daredevil Dummy Downhill.  Relax and ejoy the ride...

Chuck's Van from Panda Poles on Vimeo.


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Tansnowman checks out the 2011 Daredevil Dummy Downhill exhibition in Snowbird's Gad Valley on April 11th. Watch these dummies launch!

Daredevil Dummy Downhill 2011 from Panda Poles on Vimeo.


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 Tansnowman models his freshly painted pants and jacket in this single bluebird run down Snowbird's N. Baldy and Blackjack...

Tansnowman and the Panda-Cam/4-11-11 from Panda Poles on Vimeo.


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 Tansnowman does a base-weld on a pair of skis. Work it!

Shop Talk (Part III) from Panda Poles on Vimeo.


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Tansnowman and Kent start tuning a pair of skis... 

Shop Talk (Part II) from tanner rosenthal on Vimeo.


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This bluebird footage from Tansnowman's Heart-Cam is of a couple of laps down Snowbird's N. Baldy during an end of March storm. A suprise 12" cycle came in overnight on the 28th, followed by perfect skies and no crowds on the 29th. 

Tansnowman/3.29.11 from tanner rosenthal on Vimeo.


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04-14-11 | PAINT YOUR PANTS!

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 Spend the afternoon painting your pants with Tansnowman!

Paint Your Pants! (Part I) from tanner rosenthal on Vimeo.


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Spend a very informative afternoon with some of the shop guys from Superior Ski (Tansnowman, Kent Hyden, and OW-A) as they discuss camber dynamics and bevel overlay... Or whatever. Also, with a surprise visit from the "Mad Scientist".

Shop Talk (Part I) from tanner rosenthal on Vimeo.


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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!

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Tansnowman demonstrates the durability of Panda Poles' bamboo in Snowbird's "Forbidden Zone". Other highlights from the day follow the demonstration... 

Panda Poles Durability Test #000002 from tanner rosenthal on Vimeo.


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 Switch it up!  Side B of Oakley's April 4th shred at Snowbird...

OW-A and the Panda-Cam/4-4-11/Side B from tanner rosenthal on Vimeo.


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 14" of fluff makes for a wonderful day in another installment of the Panda-Cam... This one features Panda Poles' Team Manager Oakley White-Allen at Snowbird on April 4. Side A...

OW-A and the Panda-Cam/4-4-11/Side A from tanner rosenthal on Vimeo.



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 Another episode of the Panda-Cam, featuring Tansnowman at Snowbird on March 22...And 3, 2, 1!

Tansnowman and the Panda-Cam/3-22-11 from tanner rosenthal on Vimeo.




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 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 about a 1/2 hour out of Reno I received a distress call from my good friend Lars. His van broke down and I agreed to turn around to get a new part for his rig. My crew and i toured Reno for a while, got the part and met up with Lars. As Lars was rolling around in diesel fuel, fixing his rig, we decided to wander to the large thrift store in the same parking lot. A Typical place, I wandered back to the sporting goods to possibly score some sick skis. At that moment I spotted it, tons of Panda pole straps. Large rolls, so i call Tansnowman. I think he was surprised to get such a call and it was hard for me to describe how much was there, so i decided to pull the trigger and buy some. It might be your new set of straps!!



So not only do these straps look awesome and come packed with authentic experience, but they are "reclaimed" material which may have otherwise been thrown out (if not for thrift stores).

Big thanks to Chuck for thinking forward and pulling the trigger on such an awesome strap opportunity.  


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03-28-11 | FIRE AND ICE!

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 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.

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