“Ooooooooh I’m so sick of these!” Shut up, there’s room for one more.
If you look beyond the knee length tee-shirts and gun shaped hand gestures, there is one particular hip-hop movement that has drastically shaped the culture of skiing for the better. What is that trend? The mixtape. The personal mixtape (or edit) medium has been the fertilizer for the growth of current stars and the connection to the masses for established pro’s. Yet just as rock ‘n roll hasn’t embraced the hype machine that is the mixtape, big mountain skiing continually resorts to established production practices to broadcast to the masses. Where is the Sage Cattbriga-Alosa “If Jesus were to ski Alta” edit? Where is the “C & E Show” with Chris Rubens and Eric Hjorliefson? Where are the “Mark Abma Recovery Files”!?!
While conducting a soon-to-be-complete interview with Cody, we learned that he is not only a star of Salomon Freeski TV and all around extreme dude, but also an avid surfer. Growing up on the sandy shores of Santa Cruz gave Cody ample opportunity to learn the ins and outs of local surf culture, and he’s such a nice guy that he’s decided to pass that knowledge on to you.