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His choice of edit song was off Tha Carter II. Long hair, Lil Wayne blasting, a young Clayton Vila tossed every trick in the book onto a backyard handrail. His shirt was about five times too big. Clayton didn’t cheese for the camera. Simply, he was showing the ski world what he had. A few weeks later I signed Clayton, along with Nick Martini, Sean Jordan, Shea Flynn, Will Wesson, Andy Parry, and Ian Compton, to Ski The East. Their careers have gone to different, unimaginable places, and today they’re some of the most respected skiers in the game. 

Here’s an interview I did with Clayton about his rise in the street game and a new project, FIVE, coming this fall for ESPN.

Side Note: This photo was taken by the super talented Alex O’Brien. Look for more of his work on AlexOBrien.com

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Handcrafted goods made by skiers. Thanks Megan Michelson for the assignment. This was fun to work on. Read the story on ESPN

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Level 1 Founder Josh Berman and I chat about the state of ski films and more for ESPN over on XGames.com.

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Blacking out on pizza with Ian Compton for Powder.com

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We’re producing a Haiti about Kehinde Wiley due out this September. The night before the ESPYS, KW and Carmelo Anthony hosted a party with Grey Goose to celebrate modern kings of culture. Take a look (and see if you can spot me in there.) 

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My ESPYs story for ESPN is on the XGames.com homepage. What a night. Read the full story here

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Talking about the new TGR film, “Almost Ablaze” for ESPN

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Banks Gilberti and I chat graveyard terrain parks and the new MSP film, “Days of My Youth” for ESPN

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Peter Kray and I go open toe-to-toe over the the validity of Birkenstocks for Elevation Outdoors Magazine