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Tuesday’s Secret Pond Surfing Test Run

by The Editors on September 19, 2017

Today (Tuesday September 19, 2017), an elite group of billionaires will spend a few hours in California’s Central Valley at a privately owned pond testing an entirely new form of surfing content production.

The work will be performed on a specially designed “set” where every “variable” can be accounted for and controlled. The actors will be hand picked by talent professionals, the live audience selected based on their visual marketability, and the content created will be perfectly packaged to provide the highest ROI. Yes, it looks like fun.

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Vans Landline Takes It Back To Film

by The Editors on September 19, 2017

Vans first ever team snowboard film Landline is just that — a snowboard movie shot “primarily”on Kodak 16mm film. Everything old is new again enjoy. 

LANDLINE. director Tanner Pendleton unravels more than two years of filming with the Vans Snow team in iconic snow locations such as Bulgaria, Russia and Canada. Attributing his success to the greats that inspired him, Pendleton remarks: “Snowboarding films have always provided me with endless amounts of inspiration. I want this film to reach out to kids out there the same way these films reached me when I was young. This collaborative vision is a true expression of some of the most real and dedicated people in snowboarding.”

Don’t expect to see any action in this clip, because, after all it is one big tease, and the film doesn’t arrive until January 2018. For more info click the link.

[Link: Vans Landline]

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Huston, Baker Take 2017 SLS Super Crown

by The Editors on September 15, 2017

The Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Nike SB World Tour landed at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles on Friday September 15, 2017, with Nyjah Huston and Lacey Baker  taking the wins. On the men’s side Shane O’Neill and Kelvin Hoefler finished second and third. For the official word from the SLS, including results, please follow the jump.
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Pat Moore’s New Vans Collection

by The Editors on September 14, 2017

We’re suckers for anything that closes with a BOA. They are easy to fasten, quick to adjust, and they hold all day long without requiring any fuss. That’s why we’re diggin’ Vans‘ new Pat Moore Infuse all around snowboard boot (and matching Sk8-Hi MTE and a Slip-Er). Here are the details from Vans.

Pioneering the concept of an all-terrain snowboard boot, the Pat Moore-endorsed Infuse employs a myriad of sophisticated performance features to offer riders unlimited adaptability. Constructed with the Vans Flex Control System to allow riders to custom-tune the flex of their boot, the Infuse also utilizes the Vans Hybrid Plus Boa closure system with a custom slide-guide for the best closure accuracy and flex variability in a complete all-in-one system. This one-of-a-kind boot also offers heat-moldable liners with a removable X-cage for maximum heel hold, V3 UltraCush Lite footbeds, and new for this season, the Infuse boasts new Ultimate Waffle outsoles that provide more heel dampening, arch support and the response and weight reduction snowboarders dream of.

Sounds like a good set up for life in the snows. Follow the jump for the official word from Vans.
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Board Rap’s Brooke Geery Interview

by The Editors on September 12, 2017

Our favorite online snowboarding maven Brooke Geery spills her history of YoBeat.com (and snowboarding on the Internet in general) in a two-part interview with Board Rap. Oddly, we saw no mention of Flakezine (nor Heckler). Guess those were a little before her time. Hard to believe, but true. Click the link for Part 1. Or here for Part 2.

[Link: Board Rap]

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Wolle Nyvelt’s Aesmo + Dakine Collab

by The Editors on September 11, 2017

Wolle Nyvelt and his Aesmo noboards have collaborated with Dakine on collection that includes the shirts, gloves, and some special edition Aesmo Trek II and Section packs that look pretty nice. The collection launches today (Monday, September 11, 2017) at specialty retailers and Dakine.com. For the official word from Dakine and a closer look at two of the packs, please follow the jump.

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Scene From Surf Expo 2017

by The Editors on September 8, 2017

Okay, not really.

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Jeep Apparently Still Follows Pro Surfing

by The Editors on September 8, 2017

Seems that the marketing people from Jeep are still paying attention to events produced by a certain privately owned entertainment company specializing in event and online streamed content production even if the rest of us have given up. Jeep has reportedly signed “a long-term renewal and expansion of their global partnership” with said privately owned entertainment company. This is a good reminder that these deals have less to do with real audience than with how well event sales people are at mirage marketing. (Side note: today is a lay day for the Trestles surf content production event.)

For the official word from the privately owned entertainment company behind the Jeep deal, please follow the jump.

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Former Zumiez Employee Accused of Theft

by The Editors on September 7, 2017

An $50,000 warrant has been issued for former Zumiez payroll employee Danielle Koehn, 39, who is suspected of stealing nearly $232,000 from the company according to a story in the Everett, Washington Herald.

Koehn reportedly created a computer file that compiled staffers’ birthdays, Social Security numbers and addresses. That information was used to activate 59 pay cards. . . Detectives believe she duplicated employees’ final payouts and diverted payments to those cards. In other instances, she changed the payment method on personnel accounts and added billable hours, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Koehn was supposed to be in court this week for a hearing, however, she never showed up. Wonder if she ever will?

[Link: Heraldnet.com]

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Junior Pro Surfer Dies In Barbados

by The Editors on September 6, 2017

Zander Venezia, a 16-year-old junior pro surfer from Bridgetown, Barbados died while surfing on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in some “heavy waves” on the east coast of Barbados, according to a story on Surfline.com.

“After getting his fair share of big barrels all morning, the 16-year-old got caught by a closeout set, which drove him into the shallow, rocky bottom. Bleeding and unresponsive, he was pulled out of the water by Nathan Florence, who was among a cadre of pros who flew over to Barbados to catch the mega-swell currently being generated by Hurricane Irma.

According to the story Venezia may have broken his neck. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

[Link: Surfline]

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