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The Action Sports Podcast is here to help Action Sports Enthusiasts navigate their way into sponsorships, get paid, and turn their passion into a career. Each week we will release an episode and each episode we will be sure to bring great value that will help each person listening to the podcast. We believe that ”you can be the absolute best rider in the world, but if nobody is looking at you, nobody cares” - Aaron Fraser. So grab your headphones, connect your Bluetooth, or crank up your com ...
 
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How long do you stick with a sponsor? Should you sponsor hop to the best deal possible? Or should you stick with the company you believe in? It’s a sticky situation when it comes to changing brands. It can be a challenge and a blessing depending on how you look at it. But at the end of the day, you need to ask yourself “Does this company fit with w…
 
What has been your dream lifestyle? Are you currently living that lifestyle? What would you do to make that dream a reality? In today's world, you are capable of making most of your dreams a reality. Though it may take a little creative thinking to make it reality. But once you get the bug and start to touch that dream, it's just figuring out what …
 
Do you have the endurance to race for hours on end or even multiple days in a row? How about when the temperatures are well below freezing? Would you give up on your dream if somebody told you NOW? We all believe that we are unbreakable. But the reality is, there is a tipping point for each one of us and those points vary from person to person. So …
 
What’s the difference between sponsorship and marketing? Should we be asking, “What are sponsorships?” Maybe we should know “What is marketing”. At the end of the day what is the difference between the two? You may not like our answer to this question. As kids we dreamed of being sponsored by big companies and riding the rest of our lives as sponso…
 
Do you have to be fit to ride? Does it even matter how you fuel your body What goes in must go out, right? These are actual thoughts I’ve had floating between my ears. Really trying to figure out if nutrition is necessary to excel inside a respective action sport. But at the end of the day, if you feel like crap, can’t sleep right, and have twinkie…
 
Do you enjoy your riding lifestyle? How often do you have the chance to change things up, maybe for the better? Or do you feel like something needs to change but your not sure what it is? I believe that when we begin going down one path, we do not see an alternate path. Because we get focused on the one right in front of us, and it’s the one we wan…
 
Do we idolize others in our industry? We put some people on pedestals almost like Greek Gods. But should we be doing this? During our upbringing we are always looking upwards. It might have to do with the fact that everybody is bigger than we are at such young ages. Even if that may be the case, we continue to look up to specific individuals all th…
 
Have you looked around at the crew you ride with? Do these individuals build you up? Or are they tearing you down. When you find a group of friends, like the saying goes “You become like the five people you spend the most time with” (Jim Rohn) it's important to realize if this group of buddies is building you up or tearing you down. The best group …
 
How long does it take to land your dream career? If you don’t land your dream career, will you keep pushing until you do? What are you willing to do to make it a reality? We all have a dream career. You know, that one thing or those two things you think you could do for the rest of your life even if you don’t get paid, but you do get paid because i…
 
What kind of relationship should be built with sponsors? Should the relationship be a give and take relationship? Or is it better to keep receiving and never knowing how to give back to them? The success in the industry when it comes to landing sponsors is a two way street. Though we can sign up on an awesome deal that gets us discounts on gear or …
 
How do you go on when you are dealt with a big blow? Are you able to stand back up and try again? Do you feel that you have what it takes to take your dreams to the next level? When you are on a high from all of your hard work and you are hanging out on cloud nine, then life delivers a huge blow, how you overcome the challenge speaks loudly to your…
 
Do you believe in yourself? Have you believed a story about yourself for many years that you believe is true? What about overcoming mental blocks that have been placed in your mind? We are stoked to be sharing today’s podcast with you. We believe there is no better time than now to introduce a change to one’s mental state and understanding of one s…
 
Why do we expect so much from our sponsors? Before we begin landing deals, we might think “I deserve this” But why do you deserve it over anybody else? The amount of effort you put into a sponsorship deal can result in a variety of ways. You can build a relationship, lose a relationship, or grow a relationship. It all comes down to what you are exp…
 
Why do we expect so much from our sponsors? Before we begin landing deals, we might think “I deserve this” But why do you deserve it over anybody else? The amount of effort you put into a sponsorship deal can result in a variety of ways. You can build a relationship, lose a relationship, or grow a relationship. It all comes down to what you are exp…
 
How have you tried to connect with your audience? Is it important to connect with your followers on your social media platforms? What will it take to start connecting more? Your audience on your social media is a key source to aid you when you are looking to land sponsorship deals. The types of audiences you have and what you do with them is always…
 
What would be your dream job inside Action Sports? Have you actually met somebody living their own dream job? What if we told you that you can take your passion and turn it into a career? Discovering your dream job does not happen overnight, especially when you haven’t met the person living your dream job! But one thing we do see inside our industr…
 
What kind of people are you surrounded by? Do you choose your friends carefully? Jim Rohn said “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with” So the question comes down to if this is really important or not. Surrounding yourself with like minded people, or people that make you feel slightly uncomfortable because they seem to be …
 
Do we write our own destiny? Some people seem to have more advantages than others, so do we choose who we are? Does it seem that life is what we make of it? We can be whatever or whomever we decide. Today that means something different but what we are focused on is becoming that ultimate version of ourselves with the cards we are dealt. One of my f…
 
Have you ever considered moving across the world to pursue your dreams? How hard are you willing to push yourself and fulfill those dreams? Do you feel that you have what it takes to take your passion to the next level? When you meet an individual that has changed their whole world just to pursue a dream is really an incredible story. If you find y…
 
There is a lot that goes into finding success in Action Sports. It’s not all unicorns and fairies that we dream of when we are kids. It is more of a struggle especially when you are navigating alone or with others that are trying to figure it out as they go along. But one guarantee is, it can be one amazing adventure! When Brock Hoyer, a pro Snow B…
 
If you let obstacles stop you from achieving your goals, then you are giving up too easily. When it comes to communication, we have many hurdles thrown in our way and we have the choice to either stop and give up, or push through and make something happen. Today's podcast was recorded from one side of the world, to the other side of the world. We d…
 
There are thousands of companies inside Action Sports. All have their own uniqueness to them and each one wants to have the most exposure so at the end of the day, they convert more people to their products or brand. When it comes to the larger companies, like Skidoo, they have a budget large enough to seek out individuals to help them push and pro…
 
When it comes to training and fitness, where do you stand? Sometimes it seems that we focus on only one part of training in our lives and forget that when we do crash and burn, we need to recover, and recover quickly to get back up and keep going. We can turn to individuals that coach us to success, so we can compete, ride, and enjoy our passion wi…
 
There are jobs in our industry that take substantial amounts of passion to work your way to the top. We all know brands that started out small, maybe in somebody's garage or a grandmother's basement and today are a monster of a company that you see in every dealership or mom and pop shop. These brands do not get where they are without passion. Andy…
 
We are stoked to have a legend like Brett on the podcast today. With a background of racing basically Brett's entire life, he had so much to share about his life's lessons. We are more than thrilled to share some of them in this episode! Brett is a Canadian hailing from British Columbia. Like so many athletes in the Motorsports Industry, he started…
 
Social media has become one of, if not the number one source companies use when they are searching for talent in Action Sports. Not only do they consume social media, but they are watching how enthusiasts and athletes alike present themselves when they are not in the spotlight. This can be challenging for many individuals, and you may feel that pos…
 
Surrounding yourself with like minded people can either get you into some serious trouble, or wild success. It's like the saying goes, "You are the company you keep". So if you surround yourself with other athletes and compete and push themselves to break boundaries and push the limitations on what we believe to be reality, it's likely your skills …
 
What is your strategy with your social media accounts? Do you have a vision of what you want to produce and share with the world? Do you think your accounts can actually help you land sponsorships, get paid, and ride more? So many things to think about when it comes to your social media accounts! And if you haven't noticed yet, social media is help…
 
Today we seem to push ourselves to our limits in Action Sports. From bigger drops in the backcountry, to breaking speed records on the salt flats. It seems that within the last few centuries, we are striving to go bigger and go farther. Our guest today has pushed himself to the limits, and he has been recognized as one of the best backcountry snowm…
 
One sport that has always caught my eye is Endurocross. The terrain and obstacles are so challenging plus there is the feeling of Arenacross mixed in to give it a little flare. The sport is just so fascinating to watch! Nick Thompson has competed in Motocross and transitioned over to Endurocross to continue his progression and passion for riding on…
 
Dreams do come true! But they don't come true unless you set yourself up for them to come true! You know the story of Pinocchio, an old man wanted a son, he made a puppet, wished and dreamed for it to become real, then POOF! A magic fairy turns the wooden puppet into a live creature! Wow what a dream come true! The point is, you have to take the st…
 
Life takes us on a good ride throughout our existence here on earth. Each one of us will have different journeys and have completely different experiences. We really cannot predict the future, and I sure don't have a magic 8 ball that will give me that answer! Today's guest found himself on one journey then spun 180 degrees which landed him in a co…
 
When you capture a moment in time, we can look back on the photo five years from now and feel nostalgia for that time in our lives. But what about all of the photos that were not taken? What about all of those memories slowly forgotten? Not trying to sound bleek and sad, it's just unfortunate how much we take moments for granted. BUT, not today's g…
 
The 2021 year has come to an end, but that doesn't mean our show has to stop! Coming 2022 we have plans to go bigger and better! Aaron and Kolton recap the 2021 year inside The Action Sports Club with a variety of changes from the beginning up until today. There are always going to be changes and tweaks to the company ensuring a long lasting relati…
 
"Go big or go home" - Eliza Dushku. Is the phrase I think of every time I see a pro hit a massive 20' metal ramp and sail through the sky. Or when I see a snowboarding video of some crazy snowboarders sitting at the peak of a mountain in the backcountry. It is why we love Action Sports so much! Today we are stoked to be sitting down with Jordan Gle…
 
We all have found from time to time companies that we really enjoy their products. Though there may be differences in opinion, we all are looking for the same thing. When it comes to riding snowmobiles in the backcountry, we want to stay comfortable all day long. Today's guest, Bridger LaBau is a newly sponsored backcountry Athlete for Castle X Sno…
 
We are always stoked to have amazing guests on the podcast. Every guest is unique and shares experiences that have shaped their lives all the way up to the point of the recording. With every unique guest that comes onto the podcast, we are stoked for today's episode and experience shared from a veteran in working with a variety of companies as a sa…
 
We remember those days that the skies were blue, the snow was crisp and powdery, and not another group a people insight! Those days are always the most sought after days every winter, especially if you can take full advantage of that opportunity. Those are the days we daydream about! Today's guest is one that completely understands the need for tho…
 
We are all very passionate about one thing or another. Some may be passionate about chocolate, others may be passionate about puppy calendars. But each one of us has a passion about something, and we all share a passion for the same thing... Action Sports! We are stoked to have taken the time to sit down with a 4 time ISDE Medalist coming in hot wi…
 
We get pumped up when we have a dream that we strongly believe we can achieve. Though it can be challenging trying to get everything figured out in the beginning, the journey is part of the fun! Trevor had an idea that came from a need. That idea turned into a dream which he is living every single day! When it comes to training the younger generati…
 
What happens when you end your racing career? Some will move on and begin another career, or they will continue on with the career they already started years before while they were racing. There has to be a choice made at some point, what is next? Today's guest was faced with this dilemma, and fortunately for you and I, he pursued his passion and c…
 
We all love watching extreme sports. It is captivating to watch somebody fly through the air performing some amazing tricks that, let's be honest, a majority of the spectators do not know the name of the trick. But we still love to watch those performers do their best and keep pushing themselves. Today's guest is a top athlete that pushes himself e…
 
If you never push yourself, you will always end up with standard results. Today's guest is anything but standard! From his license plate saying Summer Sucks to his nickname, Kris (Smasher) Kaltenbacher was a long-time sought-after guest on the podcast! We were stoked to finally sit down with Kris and learn more about his history with the Boondocker…
 
We set our own limitations in our minds. Meaning, "whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right" - Henry Ford. If you believe in yourself and you can achieve a goal, then you can set yourself up to achieve that goal and do what ever it takes to make it happen! Today's guest is in the middle of making this a reality! Cameron Chim…
 
Many know his name and have given him the nickname The GOAT! Cody Webb is a true legend when it comes to the world of Extreme Enduro! Raised in a home where riding was a normal and regular activity, Cody was raised to ride motorcycles first, bicycles second. He still keeps that rule in effect 30 years later! Mom and Dad raised Cody to love the spor…
 
What is your big dream? To make it to the top? To land the best sponsorships? Or is it to enjoy life at your own pace and surround yourself with those you love. Today's guest comes to us from Texas. Everything is bigger is in Texas. Tyler with the MX Factory has been around creating waves for a number of years! Getting his feet wet from early on, T…
 
Are you ready for part 2? If you thought Part 1 was good, you haven't heard Part 2 yet! We are stoked to share this next piece of Rich Larsen's episode. Again, Rich is very well educated in sponsorships, but in this episode, he knocks it out of the park! With his experiences working closely with more companies to his strong knowledge in overcoming …
 
This is another 2 part episode. We love finding guests that have so much knowledge and understanding of sponsorships and what it takes to be sponsored, we can't hold back all of the great information shared. Rich Larsen has been riding dirt bikes for more than 2 decades. The guy is amazing on a bike. So when I had the chance to talk with him about …
 
It's awesome when sponsorships and working with companies just fall into your lap. There are so many opportunities today that finding a sponsor happens every single day! But creating the opportunity and makings a deal come to fruition can be confusing and frustrating. Today we are stoked to have RJ Roy on the podcast. RJ is a fun and exciting indiv…
 
We love learning more and more about how to land sponsors, get paid, and turn our passion into a career! Well, today's guest has mastered those three things and is ready to give us a few key tips! We are stoked to have Jeff Vanasdal of LEA Development on the podcast. Jeff has been a mutual friend of many inside the Action Sports Club and it was a m…
 
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