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Brandon Biebel Ventures In

by The Editors on February 10, 2016

All we can say is it’s about time Brandon Biebel joined Deluxe.

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The Eddie Aikau Says Never Mind

by The Editors on February 10, 2016

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The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau is a strange surf contest beast. We never really like to get too excited about it because it so rarely happens. When it was announced that it was on this week, we let ourselves get amped. Shame on us as this morning Quik event director Glen Moncata called it off.

“Unfortunately, the Bay is not going to call the day today. The surf is not what we expected,” Glen Moncata, Quiksilver Event Director, said. “What we need is need eight hours of solid 20 foot surf, 40 foot faces, and unfortunately this storm got pushed way up North of us, so we are just not going to be able to run today.”

Waiting for a monster swell is a tough game and the window is open until February 29, 2016. Guess we’ll have to wait and see. For the official word from Quik, please follow the jump.

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Head Recalls Helmets That Aren’t Helmets

by The Editors on February 9, 2016

Head_Ski_and_Snowboard_Helmets_CPSC_largeHead USA is recalling six models of helmets sold from January 2015, through December 2015 because the “helmets do not comply with the impact requirements of safety standards for helmets.” In other words, the helmets are not actually helmets.

This recall involves six models of HEAD ski and snowboard helmets: Agent, Alia, Andor, Arise, Arosa and Avril. They were sold in sizes M/L and XL/XXL in black, blue, green white and yellow, with straps in a variety of colors. . . HEAD, the model name, size and “Production Code: Dec. 2014” are printed on stickers that can be found by lifting the lining above the right earpiece.

If you are one of the 440 people who bought one of these helmets please contact Head at 800-874-3235 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at http://www.head.com/index.php?id=1313.

[Link: Consumer Affairs]

 

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The Eddie Goes On Wednesday

by The Editors on February 9, 2016

3d7f684e-1e73-462f-b312-050c932cfb9dUpdate at 10:48 AM February 10, 2016: Due to a swell that did not materialize the Eddie has been called OFF by organizers. Whoops! 

What a week for Quiksilver. They slip out from under hundreds of millions in debt (where did all that money go?) and they’re calling The Eddie on for Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the world famous Waimea Bay.

This will be the ninth time the event has been run in 31 years. Yes, it’s momentous.

Organizers anticipate a solid day of surf that will meet the event’s strict wave face height requirement of 40 feet, with favorable light winds in the morning, turning light trades by afternoon. . . “It has taken us six years to pull the trigger, but this is the first swell we have seen that is truly lining up as an Eddie swell,” said Event Director Glen Moncata.

For the official word from Quik (including complete heat line-ups), please follow the jump.

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The Deluxe Ticket Relief Fund Can Help

by The Editors on February 9, 2016

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Got a ticket for skateboarding lately? Well, REAL, Antihero, Krooked, Spitfire, Thunder and Venture are here to help the The Ticket Relief Fund.

Bring your ticket into a participating shop (click here for the list) and if you’re one of the first two tickets in the shop you’ll get a ticket relief packet including $25 cash. For the official word from Deluxe please follow the jump or click here.

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GoPole Goes Beyond GoPro Cameras

by The Editors on February 9, 2016

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GoPole, our favorite action accessories company, has announced that they’re now offering attachments for smartphones as well as other action cameras.

GoPole is no longer just for your GoPro camera! The Universal adapter (MSRP $12.99) will connect any camera featuring a 1/4 inch-20 tripod connection to any existing GoPole mount. Compatible cameras include Sony Action Cam, Garmin VIRB, Polaroid Cube and more. . . Consumers can also effortlessly capture selfies with their mobile device as well, thanks to the Mobile Clip (MSRP $14.99). This adjustable clip allows users to attach small or large mobile phones, such as the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy S6, to any standard GoPro mount.

All of their stuff works fine with our Garmin  Virb XE already, but this is good news for everyone with a image capturing device. For a complete overview of their new mounts, solar chargers, and more, please follow the jump.

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Friday Pep Talk With Timbaland

by The Editors on February 5, 2016

Timbaland breaks down the world of pop cultural business success like no one else in this interview with Ebro and Rosenberg from Hot97. We don’t pretend to know a thing about the music, or the beats, or the scene, but the wisdom he conveys on what hits are, how they come about, and how to play the hit business game — especially his theories on the rise of “programmers over producers” and his own six-year cycle (26:40) — apply to every angle of action sports business.

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Kelly Slater Wins 2016 Volcom Pipe Pro

by The Editors on February 3, 2016

We didn’t watch much of the 2016 Volcom Pipe Pro held January 27 – February 2, 2016, but we were lucky enough to catch the most stacked finals we think we’ve ever seen at Pipeline yesterday (February 2, 2016): Kelly Slater, JOB, Bruce Irons, and Makai McNamara.

At first we were wondering why 2 John Florence wasn’t in the mix, too, but Makai’s first wave (and his complete commitment to the task) made us realize we could get by without Mr. Blue Moon in a Pipeline final. Oh, and Kelly Slater’s surfing was pretty near perfect, which is always good to see.

For the official word from Volcom (including results) please follow the jump.

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Tony Hawk Tries Defying Labels With Mini

by The Editors on February 1, 2016

Funny thing is, while this commercial is trying to be sarcastic, we find it hard to argue with most of the comments being made about the Mini. Then again, we’re probably not in Mini’s target market.

The best part of the ad series is when Tony Hawk talks about being an outcast (below). And maybe we’ll see him putting around in a Mini soon. Yeah, Harvey, we said “putting around in a Mini.”

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Vans Goes 50 For 50 With Sk8-Hi

by The Editors on February 1, 2016

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As part of their 50th Anniversary celebration Vans is kicking down 50 different colorways on the Sk8-Hi (our favorite shoe of all time).

The Sk8-Hi serves as a canvas for new color offerings, vibrant prints and premium material upgrades, while its timeless form provides a framework for design enhancements including deconstructed uppers, zip back detailing and slim sole construction. Each new enhancement stands alongside the original Sk8-Hi colorways that were first introduced almost 40 years ago.

What a great way to celebrate. For the official word from Vans, please follow the jump.

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