Friday, March 25, 2011

Kali Pro ad

Double page ad for Kali Protectives to appear in the May issue of Decline Magazine. Rider- Nick Simcik

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ryan Hawks Tribute

A really great video put together to tribute our fallen friend.

Ryan Hawks Tribute from Subaru Freeskiing World Tour on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Rest In Peace Ryan

From Freeskiing World Tour...

Today, the freeskiing community mourns the loss of a member of our family. A close-knit community, we’re truly devastated by the passing of Ryan Hawks. We realize nothing compares to the loss for his parents Peter and Jackie and sister Alicia, and our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to them, his entire family and friends. His infectious smile, positive attitude and passion for the mountains and skiing will be missed.

When Ryan was nine years old, he skied the headwall at Tuckerman's ravine and from that point forward was hooked on big mountain skiing. When Ryan wasn’t in school in Vermont, he was skiing with friends and fellow Mad River Glen athletes Lars and Silas Chickering-Ayers. Together, they cruised the continent living out of a van called The General, searching for fresh powder and adventures.

"My father always said, 'A skier carries his own skis,' so I learned how to carry my batman skis by the age of two and have been skiing ever since ...” said Ryan Hawks on his website “I grew up on the slopes and was instilled with a deep passion and respect for my surroundings by those very same mountains.”

The freeskiing community sustains itself on the passion and energy of skiers from around the world, a shared love of mountains, skiing, and friendship. Freeskiing is at its best as a group, with all of its members. Ryan, you will be missed.

With his tight skiing style and constant smile Ryan was one in a million. I am honored to have known this awesome, passionate and heartfelt guy. It is always hard loosing a friend... Love life my friends!