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Taylor Strand

In alpine racing you’re confined to a set course and judged on a timed basis. In pipe and slopestyle you’re also on a specific course and judged on set types of tricks on a macro scale. But freeskiing stands apart from these disciplines. The Subaru Freeride Series Freeskiing (or “extreme skiing”) emerged on the scene in the mid ’80s as a kind of cross between freestyle skiing and alpine racing, and it focused on creativity and style rather than all-out speed and control. Taking advantage of this new up-and-coming sport, Mountain Sports International and The Subaru Freeskiing World Tour emerged [...]

Curtis Jensen

Manufacturers of traditional, motion-control shoes claim stabilization and cushioning technologies solve contemporary running problems such as asphalt and overpronation. Minimalist-shoe manufacturers and barefoot proponents claim the same problems can be better solved by putting less shoe between the runner and the ground, facilitating a more natural stride. Mostrunners find a solution somewhere in between. In 2009, Chris McDougall’s Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen brought the minimalist running movement to critical mass, arguing that for the last 30+ years, most of us (and most of our shoes) have been running [...]

Taylor Strand

I grew up within the tight-knit community of Alta, Utah, and the walls of my bedroom and most of my surroundings were covered with photographs taken by Lee Cohen—everything from the iconic white-room powder turn somewhere in the Cottonwood Canyons to a triple-rigged raft engulfed in the powerful rapids of the Cataract Canyon River. If you’ve ever taken a moment to look through an outdoor magazine, or a Patagonia or Columbia clothing catalog, chances are you’ve seen one of Lee’s photographic visions. Name: Lee Cohen Nickname: Roy, Leeroy Age: 55 Location: Sandy, Utah Profession: Photographer / Writer Tell us a little bit about yourself. [...]

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