Yeah, Taj Burrow and us have something in common–we both like getting our tail pads right. And now, Taj is handing over his tail pad (leash and board bag) needs to the crew at Modom.
“I’m so stoked to be riding for MODOM,” says Taj Burrow. “They’re even bigger hardware geeks than I am! I fit right in. I like my leggies to be perfect and I’m really fussy with board bags as well, which you have to be when you lug them around the world as much as I do. But it’s my tail pads I really get excited about. I love getting my tail pads right and I love the feel of them under your feet when you do.”
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We’ll admit it. We’re suckers for every single version of the Vans Old Skool that ever comes out. That’s why we’re pointing out this new Kyle Walker Collection.
. . . the Oklahoma native customized a Vans Slip-On ‘59 Pro and the staple Old Skool ‘92 Pro with premium pig suede uppers, corduroy details and custom insole artwork on Vans proven ULTRACUSH HD technology by Kyle’s good Oklahomie, Brian Nichols. The Vans Pro Classics Kyle Walker pack is equipped to maximize performance with enhanced cushioning and durability for the long haul while still looking clean and classy in true white and burgundy color schemes.
The good news is that these shoes are available only at finer skate shops worldwide (are there any left?).
The summer heat getting your wound up? Let photographer Chris Burkard and his crew of frozen surfers (Patrick Millin, Brett Barley, and Chadd Konig) cool you down with a little Arctic Circle surfing.
The bitterly cold seas and wind exact a large price on their minds and bodies, but the reward – adventure, amazement, and self-knowledge – draws them closer together and pushes them to tackle the next frontier in surfing.
We feel cooler already.
Thought you just did the Agenda Show? Oh no, you’re not done yet. The best Agenda Show, at their new NYC Javits Center North location rolls out Monday and Tuesday, July 21-22, 2014 and there is still time to register.
Agenda:NYC occurs twice a year during New York Men’s Market Week. During this week, a total of seven trade shows take place and the city is inundated with thousands upon thousands of men’s fashion buyers, media and tastemakers. One of the more intimate gatherings in scale, the Agenda:NYC show takes place in the heart of Manhattan, and hosts around 250 brands across roughly 100,000 square feet.
Want to know more? Click the link and be enlightened.
[Link: Agenda NYC]
Snot rockets, smoking, snowboards, and a VO by the one an only Winnebago Guy. It’s a total Nightmare Established Forever featuring Josh Carreola, Sean Murphy, Sean Brady, Ryan McCoy, Jade Phelan, Tj Gillette, Matt Caughlin, Josh Boeser, Moses, John Myre, Alex Malik, Stu Wozniak, Eric Gronneberg, Clayton York, and Sheldon Daley. To see the premiere be sure to attend Snowboard On The Block. September 13, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. Click the link for more details.
[Link: Nightmare and SOTB]
With 13 days to go the Hexo+ autonomous action cam drone has raised over $971,101 on Kickstarter. Their goal was only $50,000. Makes us wonder if there isn’t some fuzzy Silicon Valley VC math at work here, but either way it would appear that we’re all one step closing to having drones follow us everywhere we go capturing every boring minute of our action sports lives. Where will we find the hard drive space?
Ryan Burch builds it and rides it. But that means he also spends a lot of time in the sun and it’s apparently why he wears a nice pair of Spy Alcatraz sunnies.
. . . a young pro surfer that not only shapes his own equipment, but questions and pushes design to new, truly unique places. Often seen anywhere from Cardiff to Bali riding anything from homemade 9’6″ logs to a 4′ block of foam, take in the intricacies surrounding Burch’s love of board design and reeling point breaks over a pot of jet black java.
And now we know.
Our experience with SN2 reactions is why we’re typing this and not gluing in your latest piece of dental work. But luckily for us, the crew at Chemistry Surfboards has more than made up for our lack of knowledge with this little Chemistry Experience.
The Chemistry Experience is a quick journey into what we are and who we are by highlighting our various signature products and the many faces who use them. We continue our pursuit to provide like minded people the products needed to uphold the lifestyle. The look and feel may be the same but the “Experience” is always different. . . Surfers: Cheyne Magnusson, Mike Gleason, Willie Smith, Will Reid, Thomas Clarke, Jason Bennett, Saxon Boucher, Todd Prestage, Pat Schmidt, and Chris Abad.
Now it all makes sense.
[Link: Chemistry Surfboards]
Vans is happy to announce that regardless of the fact that the 2014 US Open of Surfing is a QS for the men, that doesn’t mean that the big guns won’t be there to surf in front of the world’s largest, most appreciative crowd in surfing. No the big guns will be there including: Kelly Slater, Jordy Smith, Julian Wilson, Josh Kerr, CJ Hobgood, Sebastian Ziets, and even the misto Dane Reynolds, just to name a few.
The Vans US Open is a pivotal point on the Men’s ASP Qualification Series and Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT). For the men, a win at the Vans US Open – ASP Men’s Prime event – will earn them valuable points toward a coveted Top 10 QS ranking. And for the women, with a close race for the ASP World Title, the Vans US Open of Surfing marks a key midseason stop on the Women’s WCT. Alongside the ASP QS and WCT competition, Vans will host the ASP Pro Juniors for men’s and women’s, prepping the field for a spot in the coveted ASP World Junior Championships.
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Stoked.org is looking for people who believe in their mission to promote personal development, academic achievement, and health living to under-served youth through action sports. As an Igniter all you have to do is volunteer to help Stoked just once or do it monthly. Currently, Stoked has 120 Igniters nationwide, but they’d like to up that number to 300. If you’re interested in helping kids that might otherwise have no chance to enjoy action sports, click the link for more info.