Forest Bailey shows us all how great a snowboarder he is right up front with a nice little “skateboarding-in-a-park” section. No shame in that game. But then things really get going once he straps in. And while there were occasional hints at ocean going, Forest never once rode a real wave. Just watch and see. The only unfortunate bit is that darned colored cow on his snowboard. He needs to put that thing out to pasture before it takes over his life.
According to a newly launched Facebook page (birthed on October 24, 2014) and flying under the banner Fuel TV it would appear that the ground breaking action sports channel is giving it another go. The page includes the cryptic:
Coming to a device near you…The new and improved FUEL TV. Wherever, whenever you want it. Stay tuned!
Rumors are that Fuel TV’s original visionary CJ Olivares has grabbed the Fuel trademark and intellectual property back from Fox Sports and is currently rolling forward with a little help from some other former Fuel TV supporters. It will be great to see Olivares, who left Fuel in April of 2011, back at the controls of what was a ground-breaking action media effort. We’re hoping the the official word will be out soon. When it arrives we’ll update the post.
Tony Hawk’s Ride Channel (one of YouTube’s top 1 percent most viewed channels) has partnered with Mark Ecko’s Complex Media for a brand new home on the web as TheRideChannel.com. The new site joins Complex’s network of websites that include such staples as Complex.com, Sneakerfreaker.com, SlamXhype.com, and a slew of other websites that appeal to pop conscious young males.
Building from the content already featured on the RIDE Channel on YouTube, Complex Media’s editorial team will support news, tips & tricks, how-to and video coverage featuring some of the biggest names in the skate industry including Tony Hawk, Jamie Thomas, Lance Krall, SLAP, Skatepark of Tampa, Mike Manzoori, Frank Black, Rob Brink, Erica Yary, Kevin Staab, Thurston Moore, Chris Cole, Stevie Williams, amongst others.
The site soft-launched late October and is up for your pleasure right now. Looks like The Berrics and Thrasher are going to have a little more company on the web this holiday season. Check it out and let us know what you think.
It’s been a long while since we checked in with Gary Rogers and Skateline. So, here you go. Seems like Gary has been keeping on keeping on all this time. Still funny. Still on point. Still doing it. Guess he’s not bored just yet.
We’re seriously hoping this isn’t some harbinger of the kind of winter we’re going to have in North America this season, but Copper Mountain just pushed their scheduled opening from October 31 until November 7, 2014 thanks to what they are calling “unusually warm temperatures.”
Unusually warm temperatures have limited snow making production causing the inability to create a top-to-bottom skiing and riding experience for our planned opening day. With the forecast looking favorable, Copper Mountain’s Resort Leadership is confident the snow making team can create a quality surface for opening on Friday, Nov. 7. Top-to-bottom skiing will be open on Ptarmigan via Excelerator lift as well as on Rhapsody and Main Vein via American Eagle lift. Easy Rider will also be open for beginner terrain . . . “Mother Nature is starting to release her hold on winter and we will have a great start to the 2014/15 season,” said Gary Rodgers, President and General Manager of Copper Mountain. “Delaying Opening Day was a hard decision to make, but the quality of our snow surface and the experiences of our guests are most important.”
Let’s hope this is just a localized event. Right? For the official word from Copper, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Elm Company co-founder Brett Wiley and Hello Distribution have signed up Jackson Hole, Wyoming pro snowboarders Mark Carter and Bryan Iguchi to collaborate on the brands new direction.
Wiley will oversee design and marketing, working closely with Iguchi, Carter, Elm’s updated athlete roster which includes Justin Fronius, Blake Paul, Nils Mindnich, Hans Mindnich, Dillon Ojo, Taku Hiraoka, and the brand’s sales reps and distributors. “Our goal and number one priority with Elm’s design is to create a functional and quality product,” explained Wiley. “As far as aesthetics go, we will be creating a more streamlined and focused collection that will be wearable for years to come.”
Sounds like a solid crew. For the official word from Elm, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
TED talks are a lot like the food served in high school cafeterias: it looks interesting at first, but after a while it all begins taste the same. It could be someone talking about teaching crows to buy food, or how skateboarding can build an adult man, but the pacing, verbal styling, and Powerpoints make it look and sound the same.
In this TEDx Orange Coast, Element founder Johnny Schillereff attempts to explains his views on leadership through innocent passion. It definitely doesn’t taste the same as all the other TED talks. In fact, we’re still trying to figure out what the hell Johnny was talking about with his “no tipping points” and “upside down tipping points.” And what about the drum thing? If you know, please share the info.
Primitive Skateboardings‘ Paul Rodriguez just launched a new official collaboration deck with the one and only Tupac Shakur.
“Working with friends on insanely fun projects is seriously the best feeling,” says Primitive Skateboards co-founder and pro, Paul Rodriguez. “I can’t believe that we’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with the late, great Tupac Shakur! I hope Pac is up there with that big smile of his digging this board as much as I do. I feel blessed!”
Not exactly sure how P-Rod got to “work with” 2Pac, but the package certainly looks good. The deck comes in 8 and 8.25 widths and includes a hologram 2Pac sticker, or course.
[Link: Primitive Skateboarding]
Nixon today (October 28, 2014) launched a new bright pink color way for their The Small Time Teller in collaboration with Boarding for Breast Cancer.
A longtime partner of Nixon, B4BC is a non-profit dedicated to providing breast cancer education and support programs for young people and the action sports community at large. Through grassroots events and the Survivorship Fund, B4BC is able to further its mission of promoting early detection and a healthy, active lifestyle as the best means of breast cancer prevention. . . . A cause close to Nixon, B4BC was co-founded by Nixon original snow team riders Shannon Dunn and Tina Basich. Current Nixon team riders, including Elena Hight, Hana Beaman, Mimi Knoop and others, continue to advocate on behalf of B4BC.
The watch features a Miyota quarts 3 hand movement and a tapered 5 link stainless steel bracelet with locking clasp. It retails for $95 with a percentage of the sales going to benefit B4BC/s education outreach and prevention programs. For the official word from Nixon, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
We posted this Salomon Snowboards edit for one reason: the sound track. Sure it features the shred stylings of Jed Anderson, Louif Paradis, Chris Grenier, Harrison Gordon, Nils Mindnich, Kohei Kudou, Teddy Koo, and Chris Carr, but most importantly it kicks off with a “>Devo song. Yes, it’s that easy to own us.