Milton Martinez vs. Dictionary Hill

by The Editors on December 7, 2020

[Link: Thrasher Mag]


Istanbul Not Conskateinople

by The Editors on December 6, 2020

The London-based Turkish designer Dilara Findikoglu teams up with local skate crew, Yillar Ziyan, to show you the beautiful chaos of the country’s largest city in a new short film.

[Link: ID]


Jones Avalanche Awareness Month Is Now

by The Editors on December 3, 2020

December marks the 11th year that Jones Snowboards has kicked off the new season with Avalanche Awareness Month. 

December is the perfect month for taking the time to focus on avalanche and rescue skills so you’re confident in your knowledge for the rest of the season.

And, to kick off the kick off, Jeremy Jones explaining his approach to the mountains and some safety lessons that he’s learned during his decades in the back country. Click play on the video below.

[Link: Jones Snowboards]


Thuy Nguyen Dies After Cancer Battle

by The Editors on November 30, 2020

The San Francisco skate scene lost a mover, uniter, and heroine on Friday, November 27, 2020 when Thuy Nguyen, the co-founder of SF Skate Club died after a 15 month battle with stomach cancer, according to a story on SF Gate. She was 41.

The SF Skate Club began as a summer camp in 2007. Nguyen, who had worked as a teacher in the San Francisco Unified School District as well as a mentor at Friends of the Children in Hunters Point, noticed many of her young students had taken up an interest in skateboarding, but that there was a shortage of spaces in the city for them to safely practice their newfound skills. She left her teaching job to spearhead the organization with her husband Shawn Connolly, a longtime skateboarder who has been featured in Slap, Thrasher and Transworld magazines. Together, they purchased a 15-passenger van on Craigslist to take kids on outings to skate parks across the Bay Area.

Our thoughts are with Nguyen’s family, friends, and everyone who joined in with the SF Skate Club.

[Link: SF Gate]


Of Course O Has A Pro Model

by The Editors on November 9, 2020

Hey, smugglers. Foundation just gave O a pro model (it’s a snub-nosed stinger). Barge at will. One size fits O.

[Link: Foundation Skateboards]


Mike Basich Fire Relief Fund

by The Editors on November 5, 2020

Mike Basich’s 241 warehouse in Northern California went up in flames on November 2, 2020 due to a faulty clothing dryer. The warehouse was his maker headquarters and home to his large collection of snowboard memorabilia — most of which (including his photographs, old contest banner, jerseys, trophies, magazine, video, etc. . .) was destroyed in the fire. Sadder still, Mike’s insurance company cancelled his fire coverage last year.

There is a way to help Mike out. Mason Dotto has created a GoFundMe for Mike with 100% of the proceeds going directly to Mike to help rebuild his warehouse. For all the details please click the link.

[Link: GoFundMe]


30 Years of Burnside Skatepark

by The Editors on November 2, 2020

The Northwest gnar. It’s all here in Burnside 4 Life: 30 Years Under The Bridge. Just watch it.

[Link: Thrasher Mag]


Jeremy Jones & Purple Mountains

by The Editors on October 2, 2020

Jeremy Jones‘ new eco film Purple Mountains has been on our “must watch” list for a while now. Here’s the back story:

Motivated by an urge to protect the places he loves, Jeremy sets out on a physical and philosophical journey to find common ground with fellow outdoor people across diverse political backgrounds. He learns their hopes and fears while walking a mile in their shoes on the mountain and in the snow.

Click play to watch the entire film.

[Link: Teton Gravity Research]


Church of the SubGenius Docco Arrives

by The Editors on September 27, 2020

Everything you ever wanted to know about J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and the cult he founded will be revealed beginning October 16, 2020. Don’t miss it.

[Link: Boing Boing]


A New GoPro Camera Exists

by The Editors on September 19, 2020

We’re always pleased for a new GoPro with a higher number because it means the chances of this one being a consistently usable camera are at least hypothetically increased. The new GoPro Hero 9 Black has some great new features (bigger battery, screen on the front) that will make it easier to use in all kinds of situations. And hopefully, this one can survive an in and out of the water trip without the back LCD screen failing. Guess we’ll have to see on that one. (Can you tell we’ve had trouble with every single GoPro we’ve owned?)

[Link: GoPro]