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JP Auclair: Still in the game

JP Auclair talks about orphanages, skis and his latest Poor Boyz segment.

Updated: November 30, 2010, 6:17 PM ET
By Greg Fitzsimmons

You can trace the origins of freeskiing back to the pre-twin-tip days and you'll find JP Auclair dropping into halfpipes two decades ago, when the pipe was the domain of snowboarders. Auclair was at the center of our sport's modern shift. Salomon's Teneighty -- one of the skis that set the precedent for every twin-tip ski in the lift line today -- was the brainchild of Auclair. He spent nights in the garage with Mike Douglas designing twin tip skis with a hacksaw and vice grip. In the ...

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