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Roark’s New Angle On Trunks Seams

by The Editors on April 23, 2018

At this point in the private equity take over of the surf trunk industry it’s nice to see anyone trying something new. Roark has taken the side seam on their 19 inch trunks and angled it forward 33 degrees. They say it offers “reduced friction & seam obstruction.”

As anyone who’s spent a week or two near the equator living in never-quite-dry trunks can tell you, reduced friction could be huge. We haven’t tried these yet, but we’re stoked to see a sellable feature that just might work. 

[Link: Roark Revival]

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Lib Tech’s Air’n Wakesurf Boards

by The Editors on March 22, 2018

Lib Tech Surf is proud to announce their new wakesurf line featuring Aaron Witherell’s “Air’n” model! And it looks pretty nice.

As life long surfers, snowboarders, skiers and skaters Lib Tech founders Mike Olson and Pete Saari along with the past and present Mervin Mfg crews have created a legacy of fun times through technological gravity toys. Inspired all along by surfing and aerospace composites Lib Tech surf was able to bring something completely revolutionary to the world of surfing with our proprietary eco friendly, technologically tougher, zero hazardous waste producing Eco Iso constructed boards made right here in Sequim, WA USA. Now we’re taking our state of the art tech to the lakes and rivers with our new wakesurf line!

And yes, we want one because thanks to Kelly Slater and his Wave Ranch we’re all wannabe wake surfers now. For the rest of the story from Lib, please follow the jump.

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Babes On Bikes: Women Can Do It All

by The Editors on March 21, 2018

Yes, aside from being able to create new humans inside their own bodies, women can also ride motorcycles, and snowboards, and skateboards. They can also surf. We should all be past needing these reminders, but it’s always good to see evidence every now and again. Here, let Hana Beaman, Sarka Pancochova, Cheryl Maas, and their friends at Harley-Davidson show you a little of what we’re talking about.

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Georgian Chairlift Rollback Distaster

by The Editors on March 16, 2018

Resort professionals certainly have all kinds of great reasons why this could never happen at your favorite resort, yet today (March 16, 2018) it happened at “Gudauri, a resort on the Greater Caucasus mountain range in Georgia,” according to a story in the Washington Post. Eight people were reportedly injured, but no one died, thankfully. Guess the big lesson from this clip is to jump off before you get to the bullwheel.

[Link: Washington Post]

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Nyjah Huston Profiled In LA Weekly

by The Editors on March 8, 2018

With Nyjah Huston’s ‘Til Death seared into our retinas we were reminded of how strange his trip really has been thanks to a profile by Lily Moayeri in LA Weekly.

In an interview, Huston is prepared for personal questions. His responses are tailored and efficient, his tone practiced and final, not inviting further questioning into such subjects as his father, his partying, his haters. He gives a nervous sniff at the end of each of his responses.

The profile covers all that and more, but we’ll let you read it yerself.

[Link: LA Weekly]

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Jagger Eaton Wins 2018 Tampa Pro

by The Editors on March 4, 2018

Turns out you can win Tampa Pro by dropping a casual bag of unrushed, polite hammers. Here, let Jagger Eaton show you how it’s done.

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The Original Skateboarder Documentary

by The Editors on February 16, 2018

To anyone who started skateboarding in the 1970s (all old now) Skateboarder Magazine was the bible. In fact, in some fundamentalist Christian homes young skateboarders often heard their parents saying, “If only you spent as much time with the Bible as you do with that magazine.” Skateboarder was the single best communicator of skateboarding to the world. Each month it arrived and was studied in detail like the sacred text that it was. We know people who subscribed twice so they’d have a back up copy when the first one wore out.  Now, Six Stair Productions and Transworld have produced a film on the founding of the magazine. Here’s how they pitch it:

Skateboarder Magazine chronicled the birth of skateboarding during the sport’s late 1970’s boom. From shoeless surfers riding the concrete waves and the vast blacktop of Southern California, to fully padded sessions at skateparks, Skateboarder Magazine exposed the sport to kids around the world. The story of the magazine is told by the photographers and skaters who lived through the birth of skateboarding.

The film features interviews and comments from all the heads like Brad Bowman, Chris Strople, Christian Hosoi, Craig Stecyk, D. David Morin, Doug Saladino, Eddie Elguera, Eric Dressen, Glen E. Friedman, Jeff Grosso, Ian MacKaye, Jaime Owens, James Cassimus, Jeff Ament, Jim Muir, Jim Goodrich, John Lucero, Lance Mountain, Mark Richards, Richard Novak, Steve ‘Salba’ Alba, Steve Cathey, Steve Olson, Tony Hawk, Vicki Vickers, and Wynn Miller.

To view the entire film on iTunes (for $9.99) click here. There goes our morning. . . 

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Shaun White Makes It Three

by The Editors on February 13, 2018

That was pretty emotional wasn’t it? Shaun White does the seemingly impossible and in the final run of his final Winter Olympics and comes from second place to snatch gold from the fingers of Japan’s Ayumu Hirano. And puts the Americans in the four for four gold medal position in snowboarding. All we got left is Big Air, Snowboardcross and Parallel GS. Not sure we have much of a chance for Gold in any of them.

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Tony Hawk: Latest Slo Mo Guy

by The Editors on February 8, 2018

Apparently watching things happen in super slow motion is a very popular thing. What people will watch on Youtube.com never fails to amaze us. But here is Tony Hawk. And he’s in slow mo and on his way to a million views. Ta duh!

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I-Pod’s Sunday Night Slam

by The Editors on January 29, 2018

There are times that it becomes obvious that the bar in halfpipe snowboarding has been raised way, way, too high. Last night during a contest in Aspen, Iouri Podladtchikov, showed us just what can happen when a small mistake is made while competing at this level. He was down for 20 minutes and (after a complete check up at hospital) reportedly broke only his nose. We’re sincerely hoping that is all and that he has a quick, complete recovery. But it begs the same old question: how many more traumatic brain injuries have to go down before we all decide that enough is enough on the whole bigger, faster, higher progression in the snowboard halfpipe?

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