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Podcast:“Fear of a Flat Planet” w/ Derek Livingston 

February 19, 2021

“The weightlessness that you feel when you blast a 15-20 ft air [in a halfpipe], that’s pretty awesome, you don’t really get that feeling when hitting a jump” – Derek Livingston


Interview with Derek Livingston – x2 Olympian (2014/2018) & Bronze at the Snow Rodeo Calgary World Cup in 2019  - in this episode of "Fear of a Flat Planet" with Henry Jackson.

Your quick - topic - fix 

  1. Shaping out the halfpipe landscape in Canada
  2. The emergence of transition features and becoming more commonplace in slopestyle
  3. Tuning out distraction and ignoring the noise  
  4. Resort/contest favorites and why
  5. Why the words “chalky”, “crispy” and “texture” play a role in Halfpipe riding
  6. Technique tips to help progress your halfpipe riding
  7. Always fine tuning 

Stay tuned for more interviews with our freestyle NextGen and National Team in the “Fear of a Flat Planet” podcast series hosted by Henry Jackson and Liam Brearley.  

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