We haven’t been watching the Weekend Buzz all that much lately, but last week’s chat with Lizzie Armando and Allysha Le was a beerless breath of fresh air. For real. Check it. And then follow the jump to see Part 2. [click to continue…]
The SnowSports Industries of America has created a video series to help communicate what they feel is the current “State of The Industry.” The above edit is the snowboard version. Here’s their pitch:
“We understand people are short on time and the State of the Industry Video Series provides a quick snapshot of last season. We focus on the stats that mean the most to all snow sports professionals – be it retail sales, marketing or manufacturing — to help everyone make sound business decisions in the year ahead,” commented Kelly Davis, director of research for SIA.
What do you think? Are they on target? We’d tell you what we thought, but that would means watching the video and really, who has time for that?
Join Dave B and the old school Blockhead Skateboards crew in Oceanside, California on Saturday night November 7, 2015 for their 30th Anniversary Reunion Party Art Show. The party will features classic photos by Grant Brittain, O, Spike Jonze, Michael Blanchard, Steve Sherman, Mark Waters, Tobin Yelland, Hunter Kimball, Luke Ogden, Christian Kline and more, plus the art of Ron Cameron, Dave Bergthold, Ron Lemon, Andy Jenkins, and Jeremy Wray.
Reef adds another chapter to the bible of backsides with this 2016 Reef Calendar Girl video.
For this year’s Miss Reef calendar, the young, nomadic photographer Kate Bellm was unleashed into the jungles of Costa Allegre for her wanderlust interpretation of Just Passing Through. She took an edgy perspective but retained the mystery of Miss Reef. The final result was twelve months worth of youth culture-driven pop art of Miss Reef in cerulean lagoons and lush tropical woodlands of the Pacific Mexican coast, all with Miss Reef falling into Bellm’s brand of mischief and adventure.
And it’s not sexist because they had a girl shoot the photos.
Watching this kind of VR video clip (where you can move the field of view around using your finger on a phone or on your comp in Google Chrome browser) reminds us just how important a photographers eye is in removing all the stuff we don’t need to see when framing an epic surf clip. With this new tech, which a certain content production company is pitching as the future of broadcasting, it’s really easy to turn a great sequence into a complete visual fumble.
Oh, and we have one question: CJ, what’s with the hand. Looks like you’re holding a ghost beer or something.
All around transition wizard Curren Caples has been “voted” on to Nixon’s global gang of wrist jewelry wearers.
“Curren brings a refreshing style to going big and he makes the hardest tricks look easy,” said Tony Hawk. “I’m honored to be on the same team as him.” . . . Curren’s devotion to skateboarding began when he was very young with him earning a spot onto the legendary Flip Skateboards team at the age of 13 and then turning pro two years ago. An impressive transitional skater, Curren’s style is heavily influenced by his formative years growing up in the coastal community of Ventura, CA and his time spent surfing.
For the official word from Nixon, please follow the jump.
Not sure we’ve ever seen anyone work so hard at something as Grayson Fletcher has worked at skateboarding. He didn’t have to, no one forced him, yet as a kid he was always out there doing it — over and over and over. For a guy whose opportunities for distraction were infinite, he stayed focused. It appears nothing has changed. Gnarly.