Ryan Burch builds it and rides it. But that means he also spends a lot of time in the sun and it’s apparently why he wears a nice pair of Spy Alcatraz sunnies.
. . . a young pro surfer that not only shapes his own equipment, but questions and pushes design to new, truly unique places. Often seen anywhere from Cardiff to Bali riding anything from homemade 9’6″ logs to a 4′ block of foam, take in the intricacies surrounding Burch’s love of board design and reeling point breaks over a pot of jet black java.
And now we know.
Our experience with SN2 reactions is why we’re typing this and not gluing in your latest piece of dental work. But luckily for us, the crew at Chemistry Surfboards has more than made up for our lack of knowledge with this little Chemistry Experience.
The Chemistry Experience is a quick journey into what we are and who we are by highlighting our various signature products and the many faces who use them. We continue our pursuit to provide like minded people the products needed to uphold the lifestyle. The look and feel may be the same but the “Experience” is always different. . . Surfers: Cheyne Magnusson, Mike Gleason, Willie Smith, Will Reid, Thomas Clarke, Jason Bennett, Saxon Boucher, Todd Prestage, Pat Schmidt, and Chris Abad.
Now it all makes sense.
[Link: Chemistry Surfboards]
Woodward Tahoe has a brand new bowl and who better to break it in than the crew from Lifeblood Skateboards. One more reason to stop at Boreal the next time you’re rolling over Donner Summit.
[Link: Woodward Tahoe]
Boom boom. Nakel Smith lays some knowledge down for Thunder.
[Link: Thunder Trucks]
So it went down a little like this: Jimmy Wilkins won vert, Tom Schaar took Big Air, Pedro Barros grabbed the Park, and Nyja Huston (of course) and a ripping Lacey Baker took street. This edit shows how Nyjah did it up. For the rest of the final results, please follow the jump, or click here for all of the X Games Austin 2014 results.
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Skullcandy founder Rick Alden explains the Alta situation quite succinctly in this edit. But here’s a little more:
Wasatch Equality began as a grassroots movement of individuals, families, and businesses committed to ending the anti-snowboarding policies at Alta Ski Area that have defined the resort since the early 1980’s. Long after the rest of the winter community has come to recognize snowboarding, it’s hard to believe there’s still an argument being made against the sport. . . By convincing Utah’s hold-out resorts to open their lifts to everyone, friends and families will be able to exercise their legal right to enjoy public land, regardless of how they choose to get downhill.
If you’d like to help Wasatch Equality in their efforts to open Alta Ski Resort to snowboarding, please click here to donate.
[Link: Wasatch Equality]
We’re always amazed by how talented people can create stunning beauty out of nothing more than a few blank boards, paint and paint pens. Here, watch this. . .
[Link: Runamuk Visuals]
Our favorite Wall Street Journal reporter, skater Conor Dougherty, is about to become our favorite San Francisco, California based New York Times reporter (congrats, Conor). But before he switched gigs, he wanted to do one more story for his former employer. Did he investigate the fading housing crisis? Or, sneak onto a Google Bus? No, he tested a slew of electric skateboards and even found one he liked. Sadly, although he has a solid kickflip, he was unable to do that on any of the electric skateboards, and that may be the problem.
[Link: The Wall Street Journal]
We’ve seen the Christian Hosoi Hammerhead surfboards from UNIV, now Penny Skateboards has updated their Christian Hosoi Signature Series with the Penny Nickel 27 inch Hammerhead.
In speaking about his partnership with Penny and the “Hammerhead” graphic, Hosoi says that it came about when he was a young kid with big dreams wanting to do something outside of the box. “I was wanting to be an individual, creative, artistic entity. Skateboarding is art, mixed with what we love to do….and that’s where determination…(and) motivation comes from, it comes from a place where you do it because you love it. Not because you’re going to get something from it, but because you’re going to give back to it.”
For more details, click the link.
[Link: Penny Skateboards]
Surfer Tai Blanco, 17, is vegan. And she’s helping PETA2 spread the word for the ethical treatment of animals with a new ad. In this edit she explains what it’s all about. Oh, and those blurry logos on her board and wetsuit? She surfs for Reef now, not that other company. For the official word, follow the jump.
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