Early this week, Five Ten athletes Sonnie Trotter, Carlo Traversi, JT Holmes, Greg Minnar and I all flew to New York to shoot interviews with Bear Grylls of Man Vs. Wild. The shoot was for an upcoming web series by the Discovery Channel called The Adrenaline Lab. We were all brought in to talk with Bear about adrenaline and how it affects our respective activities. Discovery definitely put us all up in style. Limo rides to and from the airport, classy hotel, the works. Thanks Discovery! The series will be out this Fall!
After a trip to Red Rocks for the 8th annual Red Rock Rendezvous Sonnie Trotter returned home to find himself on a movie set. Although he can't release the name or any details of the movie at this time, he will say that he's enjoying the new and rather overwhelming experience. Trotter got a phone call one day from a friend who works in the industry, and asked him if he wanted to partake. "I thought about it for a few days because I wasn't sure that's a route I wanted to go down, but then...
Yet again, the Five Ten Arrowhead has won the honor of Editor's Choice... this time by Urban Climbing Magazine's Julie Ellison. "Shoes get better and better, and these are damn near perfect."
The latest issue of Climbing Magazine (May) featured the 2011 Gear Guide. They research and test numerous climbing products, and only 9 get chosen as "the most innovative and exciting new products of the year." This year for rock climbing shoes the 2011 Five Ten Arrowhead got the honor. "We climbed extensively in more than a dozen new shoes for this issue's review, and the Arrowhead hit the bull's eye."
Five Ten rider Carson Storch in the pinkbike.com Photo of the Day riding in the Five Ten Minnaars.
CBS aired the Courage in Sports Awards Sunday Nov. 14, 2010. It is a program that honors athletes who demonstrate great courage in their chosen sports to succeed and overcome challenges. Team Ill Vision made an appearance on the show, as well as the Five Ten Chase.