Archive for January, 2016

Regis Rolland

In Les Arcs France in 1982 the opening of Les Arcs 2000 would usher in the first wave of snowboarding's freeriders with Regis Rolland shredding the steeps with a helicopter, a film crew, and a million dollar budget.

 

Steve Graham gave us the contact information for Regis, citing him as one of the rad pioneers that helped start everything.

 

The Apocalypse Snow movies brought snowboarding to the world.

 

We reached Regis at his house in France.

Tina Basich

Tina Basich and her iconic red ponytail ruled women's snowboarding competitions for more than a decade. Her career highlights include X-Games gold in the big air and having the first women's pro model.

Tina is a founding member of the Boarding For Breast Cancer (B4BC) event series, one of snowboarding's most iconic events.

We talked to Tina a few weeks ago from her home in California.

Mike Jacoby

Two time snowboarding giant slalom world champion and 1996 overall world champion Mike Jacoby talks to us in Hood River Oregon.

Mike's passion for snowboarding helped legitimize competitive snowboarding in the 90's and 2000's. We talk to him about his early days on Burton, the Olympics in 1998, his earliest memories of snowboarding, and his signature move, the J-Tear.

Mike is an amazing human being about to embark on a sailboating excursion around the world.

FNRad Podcast couldn't be more stoked!!

The Joker Rules

Ken Achenbach

The Canadian Godfather of snowboarding, Ken Achenbach runs a Catboarding and Heli operation, a summer snowboard camp, and a GoPro accessory company. How did he become so successful? Listen to the episode!

We interview Ken at his home overlooking Whistler and Blackcomb resorts in amazing British Columbia Canada to find out more about Ken's contributions to snowboarding's history.

Episode 6 of Season 1