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J. T. Robinson

J. T. Robinson

Bantoo Outdoors talks with J.T. Robinson.  Guide, traveler, freeheel skier, and former pro extreme skier.  Oh, and local badass, “my description”.  J.T. has been skiing for a long time.  Started in the 19 80’s. He traveled the world big mountain skiing and making films.  J.T. has earned a few Sickbird awards, and a few Big Mountain Freeski competition podiums.  Published in most major ski publications including, Powder, Ski, Skiing, and Telemark Skier." Photographer Kjell Ellefson   How did you get started with skiing? My dad started me with skiing.  I grew up in Wilmot, Wisconsin.   I decided to move out to...

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Owen Dubeck

Owen Dubeck

Wow!!   Bantoo Outdoors had a chance to catch up with Owen Dubeck of Owen Dubeck Films.  Though only 21 years old and in college, he has done a lot.  We caught up with Owen as he and friends just came down from skiing June Mountain in California.  Originally from New York Owen enjoys the California life style, traveling and filming.  What are you up to now? Currently I am attending college at the Claremont McKenna College here in California.   I am studying Economics and Computer Science.  I am a Junior now. What are your hobbies? I enjoy surfing, skiing, traveling...

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FrankZoo

FrankZoo Posted: Apr 04 2017 Wow, fBantoo Outdoors had the chance to catch up with now local rapper/singer/songwriter Frank Zoo.  He as been in Utah for a couple of years now with wife and family.  Frank Zoo is originally from Boston.  He grew up in the inner city projects of Dorchester, Massachusetts.  Frank Zoo has been rapping for 14 years.  1. What do you normally rap about? I normally rap about my life and the experiences that I have. My rap is different in that my rap is clean.  It gives me the opportunity to reach a wider audience.   2....

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Former Tides Interview

Former Tides Interview Posted: Aug 15 2015 After many months of trying to arrange schedules foKus clothing had the opportunity to catchup with Former Tides lead singer and song writer Devin Barrus recently.  An interview of a local band that has great things planned for the future. 1.  Who are the members of the band? The current members of the band are Devin Barrus-Lead Singer/Song Writer, Trevor Espinoza-Drummer, Chad Jordan-Guitarist, Luis Cardinas Guitarist, and Tysyon Clegg-Base.  2.  How did you guys get started? We all come from other bands or projects.  Two of the members of the band got together...

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Changing Lanes Experience Interview

Changing Lanes Experience Interview

Changing Lanes Experience Interview Posted: Nov 13 2014 foKus clothing co had the distinct pleasure getting to know local Salt Lake City, UT band Changing Lanes Experience as they traveled to California on one of their recent tours with vocalist Alex Boye.  Boye opened for Olivia Newton John at the Royal Albert Hall in London last year.   Who are the members of the band? On our current trip we have Cameron Hodges-Drums, Josh “Joshy Soul” Strauther-Piano/Keytar, Chris “Dream Driz” Drisdom-Guitar/Base, Cary Arnell Drisdom (CJ)-Base/Lead Vocals, and Courtney Isaiah Smith-Organ/Vocals.   However our band has 15 to 16 members.  Sometimes we...

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