Little Malia Ward vs. Gabriel Medina

by The Editors on September 19, 2014

Wow. Girl can handle her Trestles business for certain. . . Thanks, Sal! It gets better each time we replay it.


Tony Hawk’s New Hexbug Circuit Boards

by The Editors on September 19, 2014

Hey kids, Uncle Tony’s got a great new toy for you to beg for this christmas. It’s by the people who gave us vibrating bugs and remote control spider bots — Hexbug. Can we really skate better than Tony Hawk? Hey! It did help answer this recent question: how does Tony keep the brand rolling? This is just one way. Follow the jump for the official word from Hexbug. [click to continue…]


Lords Of Seatown Full Edit

by The Editors on September 19, 2014

Lib Tech Skate’s 2nd annual Lords of Seatown skate contest and Marginal Way Skatepark benefit raised over $2500 to help locals finish a new section of this iconic DIY skateboard masterpiece. Oh, and Phil Hansen won a $1000 first prize. Winner winner. . .

[Link: Lib Tech Skate]


Volcom’s Mr. Plant Hits The Road

by The Editors on September 12, 2014

Volcom’s latest snowboarding marketing and promotional video is called Mr. Plant. It features:

Pat Moore, Curtis Ciszek, Scott Blum, Bryan Iguchi, Seth Huot, Jamie Lynn, Zach Normandin, Elena Hight, Hunter Wood, Mike Rav, Terje Haakonsen, Arthur Longo, Jake Welch, and friends.

It’s raw and fast and tasty as usual. For a complete premiere tour listing and more horticultural information regarding Mr. Plant, please click the link.

[Link: Volcom]


Park City Told To Ante Up $17.5 Million

by The Editors on September 8, 2014

Our friends at (who apparently still follow the snowboarding resort business world) pointed out this morning that a judge in the Park City vs. Talisker legal battle has decided that Park City must post a bond of $17.5 million by September 12, 2014 if it expects to operate the lifts on Talisker’s land this winter. Will they pay? A $17.5 million bond is chump change compared to how far the real estate value on all those slope side condos will fall when there are no slopes (or lifts) to be on the side of.

[Link: and Salt Lake City Tribune]


A Blizzard Of Winter Product Print Guides

by The Editors on September 8, 2014

We won’t really mention much more than to say it’s been really, really hot lately. So hot that we’re forced to spend most of our afternoons in search of air-conditioned and/or shady wet spaces.

Yesterday, our hunt took us to a Barnes & Noble where, to our surprise, they still have a very large and seemingly vibrant newsstand filled with magazines. As we brought our core temps down out of the fever range, we had the chance to check out how the three majors (Snowboard, Snowboarder, and Snowboarding) handled their annual product previews. Firstly, we were astounded by how much time, energy, and creativity the went into reproducing all the manufacturer’s websites in print. Don’t think that anyone is coasting in the print biz these days. They’re all working their asses off.

After cruising through the issues we decided that our favorite was Snowboard Mag’s “The Product Collection” issue. Editor Susie Floros and her team got the product mix just right. They had to most visually compelling product shots and action images, but more importantly they got the story telling side of the product down. And that’s not easy when everyone just wants their new graphics to get some play. Our favorite features were the interviews and profiles on people who make the snowboard industry work. Sure, no one went off message, but it was nice to see what some snow heads are up to, where they came from, and where they think snowboarding is headed.

We’d have more to say, but the air con in B&N was so frosty that we nearly froze and had to put the magazine back and go outside to warm up. Mission accomplished.


The Leines Brothers Have Nothing To Prove

by The Editors on September 5, 2014

When Celtek founders Bjorn and Erik Leines decided to make a snowboard movie they wanted to do something different.

Instead of rider parts you’ll uncover what riding is like in two distinctive locations; Minnesota / The Midwest and UT / The Rocky Mountains. Nothing to Prove will show you what it’s like to ride with your friends and support them whether they are doing a mellow powder turn or airing over a 5 story roof-to-roof gap. Hi-Fives, hangouts, hospital visits and sessions all have one thing in It was only natural that Erik and Bjorn called on the CELTEK team to ride with and be featured throughout this movie.

The movie will be released online in pieces during September, but will also be on tour compete. For all the details, follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Take A Ride On Heavy Mental

by The Editors on September 4, 2014

Absinthe Films is hitting the Euro road with their new film Heavymental. During September and October they’ll be in 20 countries. Click the link for all the dates and times. In the meantime here a little clip featuring Victor de le Rue, Bode Merrill, Mat Schaer and Ozzy Henning mixed in with some party party action action.

[Link: Absinthe Films]


The Pappas Brothers: All This Mayhem Doco

by The Editors on September 2, 2014

Vice Films (yeah, those Capitalist hipsters whose company is now valued at $2.5 billion) is releasing a documentary on the downfall of the extremely talented skateboarding brothers Tas and Ben Pappas.

Utilizing archives of footage taken throughout the brothers’ lives through to the present day, paired with interviews with other legendary skateboarding stars, All This Mayhem chronicles the brothers’ meteoric rise to number one and two in the world and the heartbreaking personal and professional story that ensued. . . FilmBuff and VICE Films will release the film theatrically in select markets, and on all leading On Demand platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Google Play, XBOX Video, and Sony PlayStation on September 9th.

We’d like to think of this as a cautionary tale, but it always seems like the fucks ups get all the media play. For the official word from Vice, follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Spitfire Keeps The Underground Lit

by The Editors on August 29, 2014

Spitfire’s Tyson Bowerbank, Jack Olson, Tristan Funkhouser, and Jonathon Reese in the streets for the Keeping the Underground Lit Fall ‘14 release.

[Link: Spitfire Wheels]