Hey, shred kids. Looks like the quad corkers will get the chance to go for the gold when the Five Ring Circus (aka Olympics Winter Games) drop next in 2018 in PyeongChang, Korea.
The inclusion of big air is another step from the IOC in appealing to a more youth-oriented audience. The hugely successful slopestyle events at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi provided a great platform to launch big air as an additional medal opportunity for American athletes. Big air was introduced at the 2003 FIS Snowboarding World Championships and was included on the World Cup tour in 2015. U.S. Snowboarding’s Ty Walker (Stowe, VT) won the first ever women’s World Cup this past season in Istanbul, Turkey.
We can’t wait to watch 16 guys (and girls) do the same trick over and over and over until one of them does it with a few less mistakes than the others. For the official word from the USSA follow the jump. [click to continue…]
The USA’s Tia Blanco edged Leilani McGonagle, Ella Williams, and Chelsea Tuach to take the the 2015 ISA World Surfing Games gold medal on Saturday, June 7, 2015 in Playa Popoyo, Nicaragua.
“It means the world to me, to win this Gold Medal for the USA. I am so stoked!” exclaimed Blanco, still in the awe following her win. “Getting carried up the beach by my coach and Damien Hobgood was a dream come true – it was one for the memory book. Thank you to everyone who believed in me, I could not do it without you.”
We know how important the television network sponsored “games ” are to the athletes (hell, it’s Bob Burnquist’s whole year). So we’ve decided to provide this list of results for everyone’s easy perusal. As usual, we didn’t see a lick of the content and we know, we missed that great performance by the kid who was ruling it, but whatever. Follow the jump for the entire results breakdown. [click to continue…]
There are only about two things we’re suckers for — Star Wars and Disneyland. With the release of the Vans Disney footwear and apparel collection they’ve pretty much got us tied up.
Sharing a rich heritage rooted in Southern California, both Vans and Disney are dedicated to those who are young at heart and never stop following their dreams. The collection features iconic Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Goofy and Winnie the Pooh across a range of Vans apparel and accessories and Classic footwear in adult, kids and toddler sizing.
Magic Kingdom, indeed. For the official word from Vans (including all the apparel) Please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
We’ve been surfing Lib Tech Waterboards for six months now and while we love the shapes and truly believe the founder Mike Olson is changing the face of the surf industry with his complete reset on surfboard construction technology, we also kept thinking how amazing it would be so other high-profile shapers got behind the technology.
Well, today Lib Tech announced a partnership with Lost Enterprises. Now some of Matt Biolos‘ masterpiece shapes are available in Lib Tech ECO ISO construction. And that is just plain rad.
Here’s what Biolos had to say about it:
“Since I first saw Lib Tech’s ECO ISO construction, I wanted to build a board with it. The strength to weight ratio, eco minded materials and techniques, and the fact that this tech was being built in the USA was incredibly interesting to me. I am stoked that the time has finally come and hope people enjoy riding them as much as we have enjoyed building them.”
Mike Olson is also obviously stoked:
“I have been working with alternative environmentally safer, high performance surf construction all my life…our ECO ISO construction process is much healthier for the craftsmen while at the same time using more environmentally friendly materials and having incredible durability. We are so stoked that Matt took notice of what we are doing up in the northern corner of the USA near Canada, we couldn’t imagine a better partner.”
Australia’s Sally Fitzgibbons did not let a little thing like a busted ear drum get in her way at the Fiji Pro. No, she blasted on through over South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag to defend her win at Cloudbreak.
“I’m so exhausted the tears came out,” said Fitzgibbons. “It’s been such a big couple of days and quite a bit of pain. I just thought whatever the ocean is going to deal up to me I’ll be happy with it. At this stage to have a win is so amazing and I’m just so happy. Credit to the medical staff for taping me up and to everyone supporting me back home – I love you guys, we did it. In the face of adversity this is definitely one of the most special wins I’ve ever had.”
For the official word from the privately owned entertainment company specializing in event and online streamed content production (including final results), please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Stokedis hosting their first ever sample sale in their offices in Brooklyn June 12-14, 2015.
We have 25 brands providing great gear and clothing that we’re selling for up to 70% off! All proceeds benefit STOKED. . . We’re also having a preview party on June 11, the evening before. A $20 ticket gives you access to all the great stuff before the sale.
Stoked’s offices are located at 68 Jay Street, Suite 425 in Brooklyn, New York 11201. For all the official details, click the link.
Save the date for the 9th Annual Skatefest 2015 presented by Gatorade, Papa Johns, DK Skate, Fairfax Surf Shop and Fairfax County Park Authority.
Fairfax SkateFest is a two-day event with over $20,000 in prizes. Starting with preliminary rounds of the competition on Friday. The two main festival events are held on Saturday. Skateboarders of all ages and all skill levels will kick off Saturday by participating in Sk8 for a Cause to raise money for Children’s National. Sponsored participants will skate a check-pointed route through Wakefield Skate Park receiving free prizes as they ride along the course. This year Woodward Action Sports Camp will provide the skater who raises the most money in sponsorships with a free trip to Woodward Skate Camp in Pennsylvania, an experience valued at $1,300.
It looks like Supra co-founder Angel Cabada and his investors found an exit they were looking for because today K-Swiss Global Brands announced the acquisition of One-Distribution for the usual “undisclosed amount of money,” according to a story on TransWorld Business.
“Having formed KSGB just two years ago, we are on an aggressive track to become one of the world’s leading multi-brand companies,” said KSGB President and CEO Larry Remington. “KR3W and SUPRA are brands that meet the distinctions we are looking for in our portfolio: authenticity, strong brand awareness, a track record of product innovation and opportunities for long-term, global growth. We are excited to join forces with the ONE-Distribution teams and lay a foundation for the future.”
For a few questions and answers from Remington with TWBiz’sKailee Bradstreet click the link.