Watch the trailer to Winter, a film from The Ski Channel

Written by Kris Holm on August 26, 2011 categorized in Kris Holm, • permalinkcomments

The Ski Channel has released the trailer for a new feature film called Winter, starring a number of athletes including myself (Kris). The film focuses on mountain sport athletes who push boundaries - the people behind the action. The producers digitally re-mastered some of my original 16 mm footage from New World disorder, and it includes footage from the cliff riding shoot that’s never been seen before.

The film is set to premiere in Hollywood in early October.

Here’s the trailer:

Christo Coetzer Circumnavigates Jamaica

Written by Kris Holm on May 19, 2011 categorized in News, • permalinkcomments

South African rider Christo Coetzer has circumnavigated Jamaica on his KH36. Check it out here.

Daniel Burón wins the 2011 Evolution of Balance Award Grant

Written by Kris Holm on May 05, 2011 categorized in Evolution of Balance, • permalinkcomments

Daniel Burón has won the 2011 KH Evolution of Balance award!

The Evolution of Balance award supports riders seeking non-competitive mountain unicycling adventures around the world, and includes $1700 cash, a KH unicycle, and a set of KH pads and gloves.

Daniel proposed to ride 900 km of mostly offroad terrain along the St. James Way pilgrimage, from St.Jean Pied-de-Port in France to MuxÃa in Spain.

More info is at Daniel’s website. He’ll be blogging regularly once he starts his trip in late June, so check back for details.

Sincere thanks to Nathan Hoover and Horny Toad Activewear for contributing to the annual grant, and to Unicycle.com for sponsoring logistics.

Congrats Daniel!

Improved KH Pulse Gloves for Spring 2011

Written by Kris Holm on April 30, 2011 categorized in Gear, News, • permalinkcomments

Upgraded KH Pulse gloves will be available in 1 - 6 weeks, depending on the country.Here are the improvements:

1) More comfortable wrist wrap. The semi-flexible splint has been reshaped to be more comfortable and less restrictive, while still keeping good support.
2) New colour - blue.
3) Updated fit. Sizes are larger by about one size (e.g. old large = new medium). Finger length is slightly longer.
4) Thread tensioning was checked to make sure it’s correct. This, plus the resizing, should eliminate some tearing at seams that occasionally occurred with the previous model.
5) The wrist opening has been ovalized, which makes them easier to get on and off.

Photos and features are here (scroll to the bottom).

Pulse gloves offer essential wrist support, abrasion protection and gel palm padding for all riding styles. Purpose built for unicycling, Pulse gloves are comfortable and breathable, and do not restrict wrist mobility or the ability to grab the saddle handle.