Beyond Coastal Love

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I was proud to be featured in the Chums / Beyond Coastal booth at the Outdoor Retailer.  The photo was taken by Matt Leidecker last spring on Jacqueline Peak in the Pioneer Mountains, ID    Beyond Coastal has been taking care of this Irish kid for years!  Thanks for the love!

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New Asterisk Hybrid Cell


So stoked on the new Hybrid Cell braces from Asterisk! I have over 30 days on these new bad boys!  I have been skiing with Asterisk for the last 8 seasons.  Now with over 1000 days I have to say they nailed it with the Hybrid.  I have had the opportunity to ride with the different braces and give them feedback.  It is great to see a company listen to athletes.  The Hybrid Cell braces are a combination of all the features I like best about the different models.  Asterisk created the “Irie Hybrid Cell” for me this season. What is so cool about the Hybrid Cell is they letting everyone now design their own braces with the key features they want.  My model has many features of Ultra Cell but in the smaller/lighter frame of the Cyto Cell brace.  I love the A.R.C. Cuff’s ability to be totally adjustable for fit, yet remain rigid, along with a superior fastening design in partnership with Boa® Technologies, a natural free-motion, rolling-gliding hinge, tibial plateau-capturing frame design, brace-to-boot tether attachment, and a full time-full coverage patella cup, sets this Knee Protection System decades ahead of all the rest.

Danny playing for the camera.

Photo: Matt Leidecker

Some people might think they a little bulky but they are so comfortable that I forget that I have them on.


Photo: Matt Leidecker

The braces offer great protection for skiing and travelling in alpine and exposed terrain.

Photo:Craig Wolfrom

Photo:Craig Wolfrom

As a telemark skier I like how the cuff goes right to the top of my boot.

Photo: Cody Haskell

Photo: Cody Haskell

Plus they keep you warm!

Check out and order yours!



Video…Winter Two Thousand Heaven~Sun Valley

Welcome to the White Room Mr Irie! Photo:Kyle Okerman

I am lucky enough to see Sun Valleys chairlifts and gondola from my kitchen window.  Here is an edit from skiing in the back yard last season!  Its coming soon!!!

I am having fun learning how to edit.  Enjoy these soulful turns from Sun Valley!