It’s nothing half of Las Vegas hasn’t seen at those summer pool parties, but Ryan Sheckler has shown some skin for PETA youth division’s “Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin, and Let Animals Keep Theirs,” campaign.
“I’ll never put on a mink coat. It’s just not right,” Sheckler says in an exclusive video interview with peta2. “Be aware of what you’re actually doing and what materials you are using. You’re taking a life from an innocent animal.”
We agree with Ryan. For the full page ad and the official word from PETA2, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Any movie that arrives with a quote from Hunter S. Thompson and is introduced by Max Headroom is just fine by us:
No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride… and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well… maybe chalk it off to forced conscious expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.
And then lifting our iTunes library for their soundtrack didn’t hurt either. Retro rewind wizardry.
[Link: Ride The Nighmare]
We’ve interviewed Terje Haakonsen many times over the course of his career. Sometimes he was a smart ass, other times a complete dick (“when are you going to pay me?”), and often straight up and sincere. Happily for all of us, Desillusion Magazine got the straight up and sincere Terje in their video profile by Pierre David and Sebastien Zanella titled Where Is Your God Now. It may be one of the best, most honest profiles we’ve seen on one of the greatest snowboarders of all time. Check it.
It’s so easy to sit back and talk smack about a call that someone else made. That’s why everyone does it. Here is Surfing Magazine’s video jab at Billabong Pipeline Masters event organizers for calling the contest early yesterday (December 14, 2014) just moments before the Pipeline roared to life with some scary, bumpy ass monster barrels. We have no opinion, we’re glad Surfing Magazine was there to get it all on video and share it with us.
While the West Coast super storm may have kept some Southern Californians indoor the morning of December 12, 2014, it did not keep surf media personality Chris Cote in his cube. No! He ventured out to revive the old sport of kings: urban boogie sliding. Yes, Robert Siegel, this is what your listeners are up to on a stormy Friday morning.
To celebrate their 20 year partnership with Northwest snowboard legend Jamie Lynn, Lib Tech is releasing a Jamie Lynn 20 year video, micro site and Jamie’s own product line. Here’s the word from Lib:
Jamie was different when we met him at 14 and he is different for the same reasons now. Straight forward power snowboarding, art / design, and living all done with bold undeniable style and the energy of a from. We are excited and thankful to be working with Jamie. It’s been over 20 years and he’s done it all… he could have left, he could have quit, he could have done some weak ass shit but he doesn’t know how. We love him, he has made us all better people, artists and snowboarders. He is a craftsman, his best friends grew up working with us, we grew up working with him… it’s family. If you are a from and don’t know him but like art, music, naked chicks, waves, cats or no bullshit power snowboarding … you are in for a treat!
it’s true. Watch the video and then click the link to check the rest out.
[Link: Lib Tech Jamie Lynn]
The antics of Eiki Helgason, Halldor Helgason, Ethan Morgan (AJ Morgan Freemanson), Gulli Gudmundsson, Sage Kotsenburg, Kareem El Rafie, Leo Crawford, and Felix Engstrom will definitely not be a waste of the next 26 minutes of your life. Trust us.
[Link via Snowboarder]
Thank you to Snowboard Magazine for getting our laugh going tonight. We can’t stop watching this. Over and over. “Ooooh, I’m good.” No, you’re not.
[Link: Snowboard Magazine]
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for Skateline. Or something.
Chris Cole rolls into Carlsbad, California’s fresh Alga Norte Skate Park, wrecks the place, and then rolls out some Thunder for the locals. Not a bad day’s work, huh?