The 2015 Tailgate Alaska Wrap Up

by The Editors on May 12, 2015

Each spring for the past 8 years snowboard media innovator Mark Sullivan has been gathering the freeride flock at Thompson Pass in Valdez, Alaska for a festival called Tailgate Alaska. An airstrip is turned into a motorhome community springs up out of the snow and for 10 days all everyone does is eat, sleep, party, and snowboard. This year they even learned a few things.

“This year marked a new high point for the event in terms of snow conditions and access to snow safety education,” says Sullivan. “On blue days, riders went out in 2-6′ of fresh snow and on down days they were treated to multiple daily classes, ensuring all participants went home having ridden the best peaks and snow conditions of their lives – but also a little bit smarter on how to responsibly access the backcountry.”

If you’re down with big mountain powder shred scene you should not miss it again. For the official word, including photos, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Motivation 2: The Chris Cole Story

by The Editors on May 4, 2015

Adam Bhala Lough, the filmmaker behind The Carter, Bomb the System and and the Street League Skateboarding documentary The Motivation has a new film dropping worldwide on June 23, 2015. It is Motivation 2: The Chris Cole Story.

Shot over the course of a year in San Diego, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and China, Motivation 2: The Chris Cole Story is the story of a man that earned his place as an innovator, motivator and legend in skateboarding that now creates inspiration and opportunity for a new generation. Cole’s progression from humble neighborhood beginnings to the world of elite street skateboarding is revealed through recently discovered archival footage, presenting a skater that went on to achieve the highest amount of skate contest wins, a list of defining video parts, being twice selected as Thrasher magazine’s Skater of the Year, back-to-back X-Games gold medals, and becoming the 2013 Street League Super Crown World Champion. . . Featuring interviews with some of the most respected figures in skateboarding, including Tony Hawk, Rob Dyrdek, Stevie Williams, Rodney Mullen, Bam Margera and Jamie Thomas, this is already one of the most anticipated sport documentaries of the year.

The film premieres June 20, 2015 at LA Live in Los Angeles and will be followed by a party at The Berrics. We all can download a copy from iTunes on June 23, 2015. Not a bad way to kick off the summer, right?


Skate Nerd: Jack Olson vs. Windsor James

by The Editors on April 29, 2015

Today we were reminded how much we love Transworld Skateboarding’s Skate Nerd. Everything about it is right. Not sure we knew any answers, but maybe you will. Watch it here. Now.


Skateline: Gary Likes Leticia’s Part

by The Editors on April 21, 2015

Yep. It’s true. He does. In fact, he appears to like all her parts.

[Link: Thrasher Mag]


Zumiez Best Foot Forward 2015

by The Editors on April 17, 2015

The grassroots skate contest tour, the Zumiez Best Foot Forward Presented by Bones Bearings, kicks off in sunny San Diego On May 9, 2015 and probably rolls though your town before it’s all over in September.

In its ninth year, the amateur skateboard series brings top pro riders, industry leaders and media to these communities to provide opportunities for the contestants to gain exposure across the industry. The local winner from each of the 34 stops will be flown to the finals to compete for overall 2015 Best Foot Forward championship.

The winner will join Ishod Wair, Tom Asta, Jack Olson, Chris Wimer, and Alec Majerus as a best foot forward champion. For the official word from Zumiez, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]


You Garve, You Garve, You Garve. . .

by The Editors on April 17, 2015

Yobeat put this up three days ago, but we just can’t stop watching those carves. And yeah, we have a couple Burton Factory Primes rusting away in the garage, but as Neil Young once said, “Rust never sleeps.”

[Link: Yobeat]


Smith’s Surfers Have Chemistry

by The Editors on April 14, 2015

Smith surfers Mike Gleason, Caroline Marks, Ryland Rubens, Will Reid, and Cheyne Magnusson are down for Chemistry Surfboards Forever. Check it.

[Link: Smith & Chemistry]


VonZipper Support Wildlife Trailer 3

by The Editors on April 3, 2015

This VonZipper edit almost makes us bummed that winter is starting to shutting down. . . Almost.

The Support Wildlife Tour hopped in the van and put the rubber to the road again. In this edit, Matt Edgers, Gray Thompson and Matt Wainhouse headed north to Big Sky Country and scored more than powder lines.. Season edit coming soon.


Edgo Surfboard’s Edgard Gomes

by The Editors on April 3, 2015

Villa House Pictures goes behind the scenes at Rio de Janeiro’s Edgo Surfboards and talks to Edgard Gomes, the man who shapes the brand and lives the Rio surf life.


Tommy Guerrero stRolls Forever

by The Editors on April 2, 2015

Tommy Guerrero gets off the walker and back to the streets (sort of) for the re-issue of his Real regular and TG shape. As they say:

Progression never stops, it just requires more ice packs. Street Chicken’s always got a new trick up his sleeve….Tommy Guerrero – stRoll Forever.

Both boards will be available in select shops. Click the link for even more info.

[Link: Real]