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Finally! Stu Campbell podcast

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
It has been about a year since I spent 90 minutes on the phone with Stu Campbell. Various technical and logistical challenges have delayed the publishing of this podcast, but, finally, it's available. In addition, the inaugural podcast with Deb Armstrong is also now available on iTunes.

For more information, including players to stream the podcasts, see our new podcast page: http://www.epicski.com/podcast...

...and be sure to let us know what you think!

Note: I could not bear to edit any of Stu's amazing responses, so it's very long... nearly the complete 90 minutes.
post #2 of 28
Thanks for sharing these, I subscribed to the podcast in I-tunes and they are downloading now.
post #3 of 28
Can it be cut up into smaller sections?
post #4 of 28
Steve, thanks for putting this up. Almost perfect timing for me, to get that mental focus engaging again.


JD
post #5 of 28
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Can it be cut up into smaller sections?
It's possible. What are you thinking? It really does all fit together... is it just an issue of the file size? Or...?
post #6 of 28
July 27, 2008

Dear Stu and SSH:

What an amazing and insightful interview. Filled with interesting observations and historical tidbits. The only negative was that IT WAS TOO SHORT:.

Loved what Stu had to say about:

o the three break though technologies of skiing
o the need to know how to skid as well as how to carve and when to use each method
o how to handle ice

Finally, was it the Rossi Strato which was the "poster" ski for the second big break through?

Again, many thanks to Stu and SSH.

CP
post #7 of 28
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CharlieP, it's nice to hear that you share my thoughts. I felt that I could have spent hours with Stu and never run out of things to discuss. He is a true legend, and one of the most humble people I have had the pleasure and honor of meeting. I am so grateful that he was willing to take the time for this interview and also to participate with us in the ESAs.
post #8 of 28
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It's possible. What are you thinking? It really does all fit together... is it just an issue of the file size? Or...?
I'd like to easily start and stop at various sections while listening on the laptop. So far, I only see controls to play or pause. Having "Chapters" would simplify.
post #9 of 28
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I'd like to easily start and stop at various sections while listening on the laptop. So far, I only see controls to play or pause. Having "Chapters" would simplify.
Ah! You mean with the online player?

If you want to do that, I suggest downloading it and playing it in an mp3 player on your laptop, instead.

I'll keep chapters in mind when I do the next one. With a 90-minute podcast, putting chapters in would be a few hours' work... and I'm hesitant to invest it there rather than looking forward. Let me know your thoughts?
post #10 of 28
You mean I can actually download it? It's not held prisoner in the Windoze temp file area?
post #11 of 28
Hi, Steve,

Good stuff! Thank you for making this happen. You are a very good interviewer; good questions and terrific answers. I think folks may be asking if there is any way to allow us to stop the interview at a given point and perhaps come back to it, or go to a particular section later if we don't have the time to sit through it in entirety.

How is Stu doing? How's he feeling these days?

Thanks again!
Mike
post #12 of 28
I agree with the chapters idea. I've listened to about 20 minutes of it so far and am very much enjoying it. However media needs to be divided up into smaller accessible bites to be the most usable. Even just breaking it into e.g. six 15 minute sections without organizing it separately would help. Imagine a book with only 1 chapter? People like to have the ability to put things down and come back to them easily. Nice job though!
post #13 of 28
Thread Starter 
I'll make sure that future podcasts have chapters. Thanks for that input.

Doug has added a download button to the page so that you can download it, too. If you subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, you can, of course, stop it at any time on your computer, iPod, or other MP3 player.
post #14 of 28
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Originally Posted by CharlieP View Post
July 27, 2008


Finally, was it the Rossi Strato which was the "poster" ski for the second big break through?

CP
I believe the first glass ski of note was the Kneissl White Star. It is possible that the Allais 60 (on which Jean Vuarnet won the downhill at Squaw Valley in 1960) had some glass, but I'm not so sure.

However, certainly the Strato was the poster ski for using fiberglass, as Stu said. They were wonderful skis. And they were everywhere!

I'm going to shout now: I LOVE THIS INTERVIEW WITH STU!!!! I've just been visiting him in Vermont, and this interview absolutely captures his character, wisdom, and wonderful contributions. He really is one of the great pros and great guys in this business and in this world.
post #15 of 28
Aug 2, 2008

Hi Weems:

Thanks for your detailed reply to my question. I think that the Rossi Allais 60 was a metal ski which was developed by Rossi after the successful introduction of the Head Standard, considered by many as a "break through" ski in its own right.

I also loved the interview with Stu. Both the interviewee and interviewer. Stu with his insightful and deeply reasoned answers as well as sharing his years of amazing experience. SSH with his interesting and probing questions.

When are we going to get a podcast from you? Lets hears it Bears: Weems! Weems! Weems! Weems! Weems! Weems!

CP
post #16 of 28
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Weems is on the list, CharlieP. And this time I won't let him get away!
post #17 of 28
Really interesting interview. Thanks for sharing!!!!
post #18 of 28
It's a great podcast, Steve and Stu. Thanks for getting 'er done.

Does it end abruptly with the discussion about changes in boots at 30 minutes, or did I lose the last part?
post #19 of 28
Aug 4, 2008

Hi Nolo:

I think you only got one third of the interview. The whole interview really lasted for a good 90 minutes. If you got to Lange boots, that was only for first big break through in ski technology. Even after the three big break throughs there was so much more which Stu and Steve discussed.

CP
post #20 of 28
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It's a great podcast, Steve and Stu. Thanks for getting 'er done.

Does it end abruptly with the discussion about changes in boots at 30 minutes, or did I lose the last part?
There's quite a bit more... about another 60 minutes as Charlie notes. Did you download it? If not, you might want to; I'm not sure how consistent your broadband is up there in the great white north...
post #21 of 28
I thought I had downloaded all of it. I'll try again.
post #22 of 28
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There's quite a bit more... about another 60 minutes as Charlie notes. Did you download it? If not, you might want to; I'm not sure how consistent your broadband is up there in the great white north...
The broadband here in the great hot East is pretty consistent, and it just ended abruptly at 39:45 with you in mid-question Steve. I clicked on the "download MP3" button.... I can try it again, but Nolo's shortened download apparently is not unique.
post #23 of 28
I got the whole thing, but didn't use the download button, I found the podcast on my own via the URL and right clicked on it.

Any-the-ways - finally found a block of time to listen to the whole thing (driving to maine last week.) Excellent listening Steve, I really enjoyed it.

The sound quality of Stu is comparable to what we get using an expensive digital hybrid, so your technology really worked out well. You sound very roomy to me (are you on a speakerphone?) It would be better if your audio and his were more similar, but since you didn't talk that much it really wasn't a problem. Speaking of which I think your interviewing style (or the way you edited your questions/comments) is even better then on the first podcast.

Great job!
post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post
The sound quality of Stu is comparable to what we get using an expensive digital hybrid, so your technology really worked out well. You sound very roomy to me (are you on a speakerphone?) It would be better if your audio and his were more similar, but since you didn't talk that much it really wasn't a problem. Speaking of which I think your interviewing style (or the way you edited your questions/comments) is even better then on the first podcast.
Good point, ssh. I was just listening to the DA interview again and wishing her audio could have been more like stuc's.
post #25 of 28
Hey guys - I just got this in my e-mail.

The Vermont Ski Museum will host a special presentation of the Paul Robbins Ski Journalism Award to its first recipient, Stu Campbell, on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 7:00.

FYI
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by epic View Post
Hey guys - I just got this in my e-mail.

The Vermont Ski Museum will host a special presentation of the Paul Robbins Ski Journalism Award to its first recipient, Stu Campbell, on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 7:00.

FYI
Awesome Stu!
post #27 of 28
Are the podcasts not working? i tried today and nada happens when i try to stream. When i try downloading i get an error message that file is not found.
post #28 of 28
RIP Stu.
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