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A Deep Issue: How to Choose a Powder Ski

A Deep Issue: How to Choose a Powder Ski

The second article in the series I’m writing for Backcountry.com is a short history of powder skis and a quick guide on how to go about selecting one. Hope you enjoy it. “If asked, most skiers would likely say that sidecut—the modern version of it—came before fat skis. They’d be wrong, but only on a...
TREW 2013/2014 Website

TREW 2013/2014 Website

Just wrapped up another great session with the radical Hood River-based outerwear company, TREW. They are nothing if not consistent, blowing my mind every year with the best-looking, best-performing ski and snowboard apparel in the industry. The entire line has been revamped for the coming season, and they just introduced a jacket, bib, and fleece...
How To: Pick The Right Ski Length

How To: Pick The Right Ski Length

One of the first articles I wrote for Backcountry was on the tricky subject of ski lengths, a subject made even trickier in the sight-unseen (and un-demo’d) world of online retail. While this article is short and technical, I think we did a good job of educating without over-educating, and I hope it makes the...
The Neediest Robot - Welikesmall W.Lab

The Neediest Robot – Welikesmall W.Lab

In the second article for Welikesmall, we sat down with designer Geof Crowl to discuss a coffee machine. Specifically, how WLS tapped into a $3000 Jura espresso machine to retrieve real-time, usable data on usage and maintenance. Turns out, my $3.50 drip cone and $10 coffee grinder are the better investments. Read on.   “The...
The Multi-Camera Array - Welikesmall W.Lab

The Multi-Camera Array – Welikesmall W.Lab

Welikesmall, a digital agency located in downtown Salt Lake City, brought me in for some last-minute editing of an important proposal. Post-emergency, they asked if I could help out with a few articles they needed written. I was more than happy to help; they’re cool folks. For this article, I discussed with Corey Hankey the...
Outdoor Technology 2013 Catalog

Outdoor Technology 2013 Catalog

  Working with Outdoor Technology has been great, especially since the launch of the award-winning Turtle Shell Bluetooth speaker (review coming soon). Pinning them down on the details of a project is always a challenge; nevertheless, the final product always seems to turn out beautifully. Same can be said about this year’s catalog. The decision...
Moment Skis 2013/2014 Catalog

Moment Skis 2013/2014 Catalog

Working with Luke Jacobson and Max Louis Miller on this latest edition of the Moment Skis catalog was a great experience, ranking up there with the first Moment catalog we made together four years ago. I flew out to Reno to work in the Moment office, and it made for a week of late nights,...
TREW Gear 2013 Website

TREW Gear 2013 Website

Just completed writing and editing for Trew Gear, a small ski/snowboard outerwear company out of Hood River, Oregon. They were rushing to complete a site re-skin and hadn’t even looked at the copy for all their apparel, accessories, and technology, so I stepped in to help out. Super nice guys making amazing products with impeccable...
Skullcandy Fix Earbud Development Review

Skullcandy Fix Earbud Development Review

I interviewed the Industrial Design Director at Skullcandy, Pete Kelly, to review the development of their revolutionary and very successful Fix In-Ear earbud. Here’s an excerpt from the interview: SK: Good enough. So, when did the FIX project go from someone’s fantasy to your reality? PK: It started in 2009, believe it or not. We...
Halldor Helgason Winter X Games Interview

Halldor Helgason Winter X Games Interview

Just before Winter X 2012, I was able to sit down with Skullcandy athlete Halldor Helgason for a short interview, which took place mostly outside in 14-degree weather as the sun went down over Park City. SK:  Why are all movies so serious and dramatic these days? Where does that come from? Are you even...
December 2011 - Moment FREESKIER Ad

December 2011 – Moment FREESKIER Ad

design: Nick Franchi photo: Ryan Hackbarth