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Zumiez Supra Stash At Woodward West

by The Editors on December 7, 2015

Zumiez dropped this Supra “branded experience” on 50 lucky mall shoppers. Forty-eight hours at Woodward West with these cats wouldn’t be such a bad deal, huh? That’s just one of the ways that Zumiez gives back, and we’d take it for sure.

 

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Oakley Latches On To Skateboarders

by The Editors on December 1, 2015

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It’s been decades since Oakley has designed a pair of sunglasses that a skateboarder would wear. Their Frogskins were about it and they were released in 1985. Now, thanks to some input from skateboarders Eric Koston, Sean Malto, Curran Caples and skate photog Atiba Jefferson Oakley has a pretty smooth set of shades that not only look good, but come with some needed function for anyone who has ever clipped their glasses over the neck of their T-shirt. They’re called the Oakley Latch.

“It was just amazing to team up with three skate legends and see this frame come to life,” said Jefferson. “We collaborated with the Oakley design team on all elements – from frame shape to logo placement – to develop a truly signature product that I know we’re all really proud of.”

Oakley_LATCH_how-toThe “latch” is located behind the hinge on each side of the glasses and allows the glasses to be locked on to the neck of a T-shirt. We had a little trouble latching the shades to the shirt (it often took two hands), but once the latch is attached our days of spilling our sunglasses onto the street were over.

The Latch retails starting at $130 and can be purchased online at Oakley. For the official word from Oakley, follow the jump.

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Tony Hawk Rides A Horizontal Loop

by The Editors on November 19, 2015

There’s no doubt that the structure Tony Hawk built on his ramp is a mind (and body) twister. But is it a horizontal loop, or just a bowl with a ridable drain? You be the judge.

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Sierra-At-Tahoe Opening On Friday

by The Editors on November 18, 2015

Sierra-at-Tahoe, one of our favorite NorCal resorts, is opening on Friday, November 20, 2015.

“The last time we opened this early was 11 years ago,” says General Manager, John Rice. “A November opening is giving us a great outlook for the rest of the season. In a similar year, we logged as much as 499 inches of snowfall. It should still be noted that early season conditions exist and we will open more terrain once conditions permit.”

For the official word from Sierra, please follow the jump.

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Bryan Iguchi Pro Model From Arbor

by The Editors on November 17, 2015

Arbor Snowboards is launching their new pro model from snowboard legend Bryan Iguchi on November 11, 2015.

Bryan brings a lifetime of experience to this Camber System design. The Bryan Iguchi Pro is a big mountain twin, with a slightly tapered tail and somewhat longer nose for performance in deep snow. This stealthy shape delivers cross-terrain finesse for backcountry, steeps, and speed. Bryan’s experience and passion underpin this new design, which he put through its paces in Jackson Hole, Europe, and AK before we confidently brought it to you.

For the official word from Arbor, please follow the jump.
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Bruna: The Bruna Schmitz Short Film

by The Editors on November 16, 2015

Professional surfer and international model Bruna Schmitz reveals a first-hand account of her life in the self-titled short film, Bruna.

Bruna, directed and edited by filmmaker Tyler Haft, is an inspiring story of humble beginnings for the professional surfer born and raised in the small fishing community of Matinhos, Brazil.  At the age of 9, Bruna discovered a passion for the ocean and surfing, which lead to a future of travel and opportunities beyond the village borders. With these opportunities came difficult sacrifices of leaving family members behind in pursuit of her dreams.

For the official word follow the jump.

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Thomas Campbell’s Hands Are Makers

by The Editors on November 13, 2015

Thomas Campbell remains our favorite board sporting artist and may just be one of our favorite artists ever.

Filmmaker, photographer, artist, writer, painter, sculptor, surfer, skater, Thomas is a master of many traits. Desillusion spent a day with Thomas in his hometown of Santa Cruz, to discuss his influences, his meticulous approach to his craft and why creating with your hands is so important.

That’s why we want you to see this little gem from Disillusion Magazine.

[Link: Disillusion Magazine]

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Russo & Grosso On Isla Catalina

by The Editors on November 13, 2015

Robbie Russo and Jeff Grosso hop a ferry to Catalina and spend the day hiking, pool hunting, skating and talking in Antihero’s The Conversation. Check out Antihero’s new fall drop by clicking the link.

[Link: Antihero Skateboards]

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Lib Tech Escapes To A Microwave Planet

by The Editors on November 13, 2015

For the past 30 years LibTech founders Mike Olsen and Pete Saari have been making summertime treks from their factory in Washington to test out new technology on snow at Mt. Hood. This summer was a little different. You’ll know just how different after watching this.

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John John & Blake & A Blue Moon

by The Editors on November 12, 2015

Last night (Wednesday November 11, 2015) 2 John Florence and Blake Kueny premiered their new surf film collaboration View From A Blue Moon to a massive hometown crowd at Sunset Elementary on the North Shore. Kind of wish we’d been there on the lawn with all the menehune, but we weren’t.

Sports Illustrated (yeah, the bikini porn mag), however, has a little behind the scenes piece that tells a pleasant story of the background of Kueny and Florence’s partnership and Kueny’s start in action filming. If you’re interested, it’s worth a read.

[Link: Sports Illustrated]

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