As if Southern California needed one more reason to sell off, pack up, and move to Central Oregon, the city of Bend, (or as we call it “Encinitas Norte”) now has a working, surfable wave in their new Deschutes River Park. Gerry Lopez, Josh Dirksen, GoPro Jaymo, and Kea Eubank were putting a few good lines down last week, but just think how long that line is going to get in the middle of July.
Yes, Dave Lee and the Signal Snowboards crew are kicking off a sixth season of their Youtube hit show, Every Third Thursday. And this time it’s about “shape shifting” and welcoming Billy Anderson to Signal as their new brand director.
Shape Shifting in a slightly new direction this year we tackle new board concepts, new collaborations and the opportunity to build a few boards that ultimately have the potential to make it to the production line and in our case Signal’s new Snowboard Subscription. Sure, some board builds this year may be too far out there for the public, but after five years and 53 concept boards it’s time to dig deep and come up with a new season that inspires, entertains and has a lot of fun along the way!
What is cooler than recording surfing on a GoPro using your “3d printed mouth mount”? Well, for SoCal surfer Drew Palumbo it’s catching footage of a great white shark blasting into the air just off Sunset Beach, California on April 18, 2016.
I was out surfing with my friend Ben Slaybeck. After taking some drone footage of him, I put my GoPro onto my 3d printed mouthmount and went out to catch some waves for myself. Shortly after, I paddled out toward a wave, pressed record, and caught a great white shark breaching from about a 100ft away or so.
They are out there and now we know for sure. We also know how grunty it sounds when you surf with a camera in your mouth. Thanks, Drew!
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Apparently, both GQ and Stab Magazines thought you’d like to see this April 17, 2016 post from young Ellie-Jean Coffey. Probably because it was such a well executed Bertlemann slide clinic. That’s how you do it.
Snowboard Mag has a great interview with pro snowboarder Jason Robinson on his tiny home. It’s on wheels, but not exactly a mobile home and it’s currently “parked in an alley in Kalispell, Montana.”
But the big motivation is just keeping my expenses down — to have that freedom,” Robinson says. “If you’re somewhere and you want to go somewhere new, but you own a house or are renting a house, you’re kind of committed to that place. And while that may have been what you wanted at that point, it may change. You may want something different. You never know what’s going to happen in the world. And that’s part of the beauty of it — you don’t know — that’s exciting. I’d rather just be ready for whatever happens.
We’re always suckers for a good computer animation segment, and this one by Gabriel Thomas is right in there.
Hypätä is a short story about the experience of traveling to the mountains at the height of the season, trying to catch that feeling of riding the backcountry, jumping with complete freedom and without fear when you know the pow will save your landing (and save your life) – dedicated to all the backcountry snowboarders who continue to inspire us.
Along with the video teaser, adidas Skateboarding reveals the premiere schedule for the Away Days global tour and limited-edition team poster slated for distribution to skate shops around the world. In the clip, team riders Lucas Puig, Na-Kel Smith and Silas Baxter-Neal offer an insight to the personal challenges faced while filming for Away Days.
For further info on the Global Premiere and showing dates (including the poster), please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Now, thanks to the work of Ty Evans and his Ghost Digital Cinema crew with a little help from Apple (it was filmed entirely on iPhone) we know the answer about what’s been going on in Sean Malto’s life since that ankle injury in 2013 sidelined one of the best skateboarders of the his generation.
Here’s the latest from our favorite surfboard manu and shaper. It’s the Lib Tech . . . LostShort Round from Mike Olson and Matt Biolos:
The Short Round bridges the gap between easy riding “cheater” surfboards and the high performance shortboard. The speed comes from a low entry rocker and wide-ish nose, with a forward wide point and generous concave throughout. The performance comes from a moderate, but not flipped up, tail rocker, a double concave through the fins and the same sort of modern bump squash tail you would find on a typical contest style, small wave HP shortboard. All combined, it doesn’t look like anything fancy and there are no gimmicks, but sometimes less is more, and there’s a lot packed into this little surfboard.