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The Powell Movement Action Sports Podcast

Shannon Dunn-Downing, Legendary Snowboarder


Shannon Dunn-Downing was the first dominant woman in the world of snowboard halfpipe and another absolute living legend. Shannon rode everything and learned tricks at a time when there weren’t many pipes or jumps to practice on. If that wasn’t enough, Shannon was also responsible for not only building a new sport, but also blazing a path for women in this new sport…Another do not miss episode!!!

Shannon Dunn-Downing Show Notes:

3:00: Making Dave Downing’s snowboard career

5:00: Weedmaps.com Weed question and ad

9:30: More Dave, money and equality

24:00: Stanley: Get 30% off sitewide with the code drinkfast

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26:00: Growing up in Chicago, rink life, gymnastics, and moving to Steamboat Springs

31:00: Skiing, finding snowboarding, and quitting skiing forever

35:00: High School prankster, contests, and getting her big break on a road trip

43:30: ISF title years, dropping out of school,

Peter Glenn Ski and Sports

Glade Optics: Get 10% off with the code TPM10

45:00: Finding god, her faith, and what happens with Morrow

54:00: Finding Tina, Air and Style, Boarding for Breast Cancer and the Beastie Boys

63:00: Leaving Sims, her pro model saga, and Burton pro model drama

70:00: The 98 Olympics, the 2002 Olympics, and ending her snowboard career on her own terms

77:00: Tara Dakides and Inappropriate Questions with Barrett Christy


Episode 211

by Mike Powell