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Joel Rerko | Seven Springs | Superpark | Laurel Mountain | US Open | Wakesurfing

Episode #52

Paul and I trucked it up Joel’s office to talk with Joel about park building, his unique path in the industry, motorcycle racing, the Pittsburg surf scene, Laurel Mountain, and much more.

We also got a surprise visit from an earlier podcast guest, Jon Kramer.

 

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The Streets at Seven Springs
The Streets at Seven Springs
Springs Snowboarder Cover
Seven Springs Parks are FIRE
Springs Forum Build
Super clean!

This episode covers:

Ski Patrol

Joel's background

 

 

Leashes

Starting new trends in snowboarding

Getting top down commitment to make a great park and pipe

Gaining national recognition for the snowboard parks at Seven Springs

Paul gushes about how much he loves Springs (Nate and AJ agree)

Woking in the skateboarding industry pressing skateboards

First time in a snow cat

Working hand crew at Keystone

Working with Snow Park Technologies 

Chris Gunnarson and jump science

How SPT helps off the snow as much as on

The secret of Seven Springs success

Starting at the bottom and working up.

Working hand in hand with the other departments on the mountain

Jon Kramer visits because he heard that we would be shooting guns.

Joel’s most impressive build ever.

The back story to Superpark at Seven Springs 

When builds go bad and perfectionism

How snowboard park building is actually construction

Tremble units and man cards

Laurel Mountain 

The perfect halfpipe

Taking smaller features and making them look huge

Paul wears diapers - bathroom breaks

Enduro Motorcycle racing

Wake Surfing / River Surfing

Listener questions:

Does Tom Dickey still have a job?

Why does Seven Springs not have a skatepark?

When will the Wagner headwall become an official terrain park?

Colleen Musson - please bring the apple grogs back to the top lodge.

Who is the best contest announcer ever?

The Angry Snowboarder asks….

Scott Darr - Why not more snake runs and hold bowls set-ups.

Transworld TransAM

Seven Springs world record

The Motown Throwdown

Nate in the Seven Springs Superpipe: 

Quotes from the episode:

"We’ve always had a great staff, besides AJ!” 

 

“I worked there (retail) for about seven days, but I really wanted to be a outside.”

 

“We have support (for the parks) from the top down.”

 

“Seven Springs is never going to grow 1000 feet vertical… There’s no reason why our terrain parks can’t be as good as anyone’s in the country.”

 

“I really try to build everything like a skatepark.”

 

“I want to travel, build rad jumps and run a tractor.”

 

“The building of the terrain parks is one of the easier things at this point. It’s hiring the right staff, logging what you’re doing, testing the features, involving ski patrol, snowmaking - there’s so much behind the scenes…”

 

"My second Super Park, I think I worked 48 hours straight.”

 

“Don’t say anything, but we’re having Superpark here.” -Paul

 

“I got my man card pulled.” -Jon Kramer

 

“We’re not gonna have 40 foot halfpipes.”

 

“It’s a lot easier to leave the hip connected than it is to put the channel in it… you have to clear that 20 foot gap.”

 

“You can build the greatest feature on the world and if the riders don’t succeed - you might as well not have even of built it.”

 

"Riding dirt bikes on terrain that you shouldn’t ride dirt bikes on.”

 

“I wish I had a mini snowcat.”

Shooting guns after the podcast:



 

 

Post podcast adventures!

 

A video posted by #TNSP (@thenotsnowboardingpodcast) on Nov 2, 2016 at 9:32pm PDT

 

Direct download: Episode_52_Joel_Rerko_Seven_Springs_TNSP_.mp3
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