Jeremy Jones & Mikkel Bang Full Parts

by The Editors on September 30, 2014

If watching Jeremy Jones and Mikkel Bang don’t get you in the mood to ride, you’re a lost cause. . . and trust us, we know lost causes.

[Link: Burton]

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Chasing Sunshine With Megan Pischke

by The Editors on September 30, 2014

For years pro snowboarder Megan Pischke was one of Boarding For Breast Cancer’s most tireless ambassadors. That’s why when she discovered that she had breast cancer herself in October of 2012 she decided to do what she could to share what it’s really like to “go through the rigors of cancer treatments and come out on the other side.” That sharing turned into the film Chasing Sunshine and the Chasing Sunshine Project which is launching today (September 30, 2014).

In sharing every detail of this personal journey, Megan’s intention is that her story brings hope to others. . . “Being so raw and honest feels like the only way to share something as heartbreaking as cancer,” states Megan Pischke. “Through this film, my hope is that I may inspire and educate others about the possibilities we have today in coping with breast cancer and any of life’s challenges.”

This is a heavy, heavy, edit. If you thought Megan Pischke was a badass before, this film brings a whole new meaning to the term. For the official word on the film and the project, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Federal Judge Throws Out Alta Lawsuit

by The Editors on September 26, 2014

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U.S. District Judge Dee Benson has reportedly dismissed a Utah lawsuit brought by snowboards (Wasatch Equality) that claimed they have been discriminated against at Alta Ski Resort, according to a story in the Salt Lake City Tribune.

Benson wrote in a 30-page opinion that federal court was not the right arena for the snowboarders to argue they should be allowed on the Utah resort’s famed runs such as Baldy Chutes. . . “There are many forums plaintiffs can resort to in an attempt to accomplish their goal of snowboarding down the Baldy Chutes at Alta,” Benson wrote in his decision. “Seeking an injunction from this court is not one of them.”

Seems like a nice way for the judge to get out of making a decision, doesn’t it? The attorney who filed the lawsuit, Jon Schofield, say he and his clients are evaluating a possible appeal.

[Link: SLC Tribune]

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Slater Moves To Round 2 In Quik Pro France

by The Editors on September 26, 2014

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Kelly Slater finished second to Matty Wilkinson in heat five of round one in the 2014 Quiksilver Pro France today (September 26, 2014). The best part? He will meet former Quiksilver teammate (and event wildcard) Dane Reynolds in heat one of round two. Other notables to not make it directly into round round included Fred Patacchia, Mick Fanning, C.J. Hobgood, and Kolohe Andino. Luckily, they get another chance.

For the official word from the ASP including round one results (and coverage of the women’s event) follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Jussi Oksanen Hits The Bottle Full Time

by The Editors on September 26, 2014

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Jussi Oksanen had one of the longest, most amazing professional snowboard careers with Burton Snowboards. But after 14 years at the big B, Oksanen is leaving to focus full time on the water bottle company he co-founded, Mizu.

“I’m thrilled and humbled that everything fell in to place exactly as I’d hoped it would with my snowboarding career and with Mizu,” Oksanen said. “Tim Pogue (CEO) has taken the company to the next level and I’m really excited to be working alongside him developing new products and guiding Mizu’s marketing. I’m thrilled we’ve reached this point in Mizu’s evolution and I’m even more excited about the next chapter.”

Oksanen always has been good with transitions. For the official word from Mizu, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Parks & Wrecks With Neen Williams

by The Editors on September 25, 2014

[Link: Thunder Trucks]

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James Kelly Burns Down The Sierra

by The Editors on September 24, 2014

We’re not normally all that into watching downhill skateboarding videos. And we started this one with some skepticism. We sat through the clips of the ghost town and were about to turn it off when we saw James Kelly begin bombing down the Pass and then it got crazy. Arbor Skateboard’s James Kelly man handled the whole thing. Watch and cringe.

[Link: Arbor Skateboards]

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Mammoth Mountain Buys Bear & Summit

by The Editors on September 24, 2014

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For years Mammoth Mountain has been Southern California’s favorite winter resort (even though it is technically in Northern California). Now, with Mammoth’s just announced purchase of Big Bear Mountain Resorts, Mammoth Mountain owns Southern California winters for real with four resorts total: Mammoth, June, Bear Mountain, and Snow Summit. And, yes, all of them will be grouped into one Cali4nia season pass for only $689 for adults.

“We couldn’t be more excited to enter into this agreement with Big Bear Mountain Resorts. These two uniquely southern California resorts have been providing great skiing, riding and biking experiences to visitors from California and beyond. Millions have enjoyed their first mountain resort experience on the slopes of Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, and we look forward to expanding upon the legacy that Dick Kun and his people have created over the past six decades,” said Rusty Gregory, Chairman and CEO of Mammoth Mountain. “This acquisition represents the beginning of a renaissance for both Mammoth and Big Bear and is the first step in the next era of skiing and riding in California. In the coming months we will be announcing exciting new development and expansion plans for each of our four resorts designed to attract visitors from down the street, across the country, and around the world.”

For people in Southern California this is the best season pass ever. Makes us almost feel sorry for Mountain High. For the official word from Mammoth, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Dave Lee MCs A Cardboard Surfboard

by The Editors on September 23, 2014

The success of Signal Snowboard’s Every Third Thursday has spawned an entirely new “sponsored” show called Cardboard Chaos. In this rendition, Dave Lee and Marc Wierenga will apparently introduce the manufacturing of strange things out of cardboard each episode while Earnest Packaging Solutions foots the bill. Not a bad gig. And truthfully, we’d watch Dave Lee make paint dry. Seriously. In this episode: Surf Prescription’s Doc Lausch shapes a surfboard out of paper. For more on the show, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Dave B’s Skate Crate On The Hundreds

by The Editors on September 23, 2014

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Last week The Hundreds‘ Mac Sandefur interviewed Dave Bergthold about his new Skate Crate project. As many know, Dave B is never one to boast about how deep his roots in skateboarding go, or how many of today’s skateboard industry leaders got their start working, or skating for him. That’s why it’s nice to see The Hundreds get in and ask the questions, shoot the photos, and get it done so the rest of the world can hear the story straight from Bergthold’s mouth — not only the history of Blockhead, but also the genesis for the now funded Skate Crate kickstarter project. Click the link and check it.

[Link: The Hundreds]

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