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Kim Kircher, Edge Radio

Kim Kircher's, Edge Radio does a great job addressing all aspects of adventure sports. Among other topics, Kim talks with Robb Gaffney about decision making and the founding principles of Sportgevity. 

Who are the role models now?

Kids spying difficult terrain

----written January 2012

My kids learned to ski in the late 1990’s.  Snowboarding was BIG.  We had to twist their arms and offer all sorts of deals to sign them up for ski team.  They could snowboard after they learned to ski was the deal we struck in a Monty Hall sort of way.  Door #1 was skiing, doors #2 & #3… who cared? We knew they’d be hooked once they got it.  

 

Addressing Teen Risk in Sports

Kids Skiing Extra Chute

We all know it. We all know our action sports have become riskier. Compared to 30 years ago or even 15 years ago, kids entering action sports today are dealing with the laws of physics jacked up on steroids. They are going faster, higher, farther, and adding complexities that make pioneering tricks of the 80s look like child’s play. What a wonderful demonstration of the pioneering human spirit - right?