Skateboarding

Sesson: Skate Sim Sees September Start

by The Editors on June 3, 2022

The makers of Session: Skate Sim are promising a full official launch of their game on September 22, 2022 on Steam, Epic Games Store, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation®4 and 5.

Session invites players to dive into the genuine 1990s skateboarding way of life, when each stretch of pavement and each stairway was a great location for your favorite stunt. The game’s ultra-realistic physics bring the sensations of skateboarding to life, and the studio has even integrated ground-breaking gameplay, a first in a skateboarding game: the “True Stance Stick”, where each foot is independently managed using the two sticks. With a learning curve that is just as demanding as in real life, players have to practice how to control their board and pull off all the different stunts available in the game, from the simplest to the most complicated. The integrated editing tool lets each player immortalise their greatest achievements on video.

For all the official details, please follow the jump.
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A Simple List Of News Headlines

by The Editors on May 16, 2022

By clicking the “continue” link at the bottom of this blurb, you will encounter a list of headlines that refer to our topics, namely, skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, fashion, and finally, business. Many of these stories have been read by “The Editors,” and many have not. 

The list of headlines style is evidence of the slow evolution of this site and The Editors themselves. Snark has been annoying for nearly a decade (deja vu from last month), and The Editors realized there is no longer any reason to restate what other people have written to make it funnier. Few have time for witty nor funny when it slows the speed of information consumption.

Nothing is getting in the way here. Follow the jump and read the list. If there are brands, people, or topics that interest you, please use the search function in your browser and jump to it straight away. Enjoy.

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Happy Ears: The Best Ear Plugs We’ve Tried

by The Editors on May 9, 2022

One of the best parts of travel is blasting your hippocampus with a solid stream of new sights, smells, and sounds. Sometimes, however, the sounds can get in the way of properly adjusting to life off the jet in a new time zone. Those times call for the cone of silence. And we’ve found no better way to do that than with Happy Ears ear plugs. They block sound at night, and keep every last drop of the ocean out of our ears while surfing. At only about $17 a pair, it’s not that big of a deal if you happen to lose one (we haven’t yet).

The reason we’re talking about this now is that the Malmo, Sweden based Happy Ears company has just launched a line of new plugs made entirely from post consumer ocean plastics.

Introducing Happy Ears OP; The first reusable earplugs made of ocean plastics! Sourced from post consumer ocean plastics in the North Pacific and North Atlantic oceans, Happy Ears OP offer the exact same fit and functionality as our Original earplug. Happy Ears OP packaging is made of paper with water based ink making it both recyclable and compostable. So long foam earplugs!

Happy Ears come in three sizes. Order a “discovery pack” for $35, which includes a pair of each size, and then once you find your size, you can order more. We’ve tried a bunch of different ear plugs, and for all-around use in and out of the water (and at concert venues) nothing compares.

[Link: Happy Ears]

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Gunny Is The New President of Woodward

by The Editors on April 16, 2022

Chris “Gunny” Gunnarson, the guy who long ago built a business out of shaping snow at resorts around the world (Snow Park Technologies), has been named the new President of Woodward, the “action sports experiential” company owned by POWDR, who also own Snowbird, Park City, Mt. Bachelor, Copper Mountain, Killington, and six other mountains.

POWDR’s CEO, Justin Sibley, commented, “Woodward is an amazing brand with world class facilities and a focus on safe progression that are a critical ingredient to the future of action sports. I don’t know anyone with a better track record in the action sports, snow sports, and youth programming than Gunny. He is an invaluable advisor to our leadership team, and I look forward to his vision and counsel going forward as we continue to strive to grow, expand, and unify the Woodward brand.”

Yes, indeed. It looks like Gunny is doing well these days. Big job. Woodward now consists of Woodward Park City, Woodward PA, Woodward Copper in Colorado, Woodward Tahoe, and Woodward West in Stallion Springs, CA. (And yeah, Woodward PA still does dance, cheer, and gymnastics camps among other things.) For the official word from POWDR please follow the jump.

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USA Skateboarding’s 2022 National Team

by The Editors on April 14, 2022

USA Skateboarding is proud to announce their official 2022 National Team at an event at Tao sponsored by a major Japanese auto manufacturer.

“It was really fun to get everyone together and celebrate our 2022 national team in person. The level of talent is incredible, and I’m excited to see what our first-time team members are able to do with more opportunities to compete this year,” said Josh Friedberg, CEO of USA Skateboarding. “Huge thanks to our top sponsors Toyota and Nike SB, Dream Hollywood and Tao for the hospitality, and the Berrics for hosting our media day once again.”

For the official word from USA Skateboarding (including all the skaters who made the team) please follow the jump.

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At The Top Of The Action News List Tonight

by The Editors on March 24, 2022

This was going to be the Ides of March news listers. Then the Holi lister, now it’s just the late-in-March list of news stories that caught our eye and might be of interest to you. That’s all. No snide asides, no out-of-context comments, no misinformed snark, and no 200 word headlines. Just links to stories that are at the top of the news tonight.

Follow the jump for all the stories.

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Roark’s Aussie Flood Relief T-shirt

by The Editors on March 24, 2022

In an effort to help out the people whose lives have been devastated by the historic flooding on the East Coast of Australia, Roark has designed their “Help a Mate” T-shirt (graphic above) that you can purchase. The profits from the shirt will go to help those who were affected. Here’s what Roark says:

In recent weeks, our friends down under have experienced devastation floods that have left the East Coast of Astralia virtually unrecognizable, forcing thousands to evacuate and sadly claiming over 20 lives so far. It’s been called a once-in-a-lifetime event, and comes right on the heels of the deadly wildfires they experienced not too long ago. With so many of our friends, families and coworkers rooted in the affected areas, we’ve come together to offer up this Relief Fund Tee, donation all profits to GIVIT, an Australia-based non-profit that is providing an immense amount of support to the flood victims in both QLD and NSW zones.

To pre-order the shirt, please click the link and help the cause and get a rad shirt all at once.

[Link: Roark]

 

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Doug Palladini Has Left The Vans Building

by The Editors on March 22, 2022

We’ve got no backstory on this one. We left the controls for a few days to catch the tail end of the winter that wasn’t and celebrate Holi while avoiding the St. Pats day madness only to return to news that VF Corp chose March 17, 2022 to announce that the company had named long-time Vans (and former Vans president) Kevin Bailey as the new global brand president for Vans. 

This appointment marks Bailey’s return to the Vans brand after holding several enterprise leadership roles at VF. Bailey was Vice President of Retail for Vans when the brand was acquired by VF in 2004. He was later appointed as President of Vans, a role he held from 2009 to 2016. Under Bailey’s leadership, revenue for the brand more than doubled to $2.2 billion.

As for Vans comment on former president Doug Palladini (pictured right)? Well, they thanked him for his dedication and passionate service for the past 18 years and wished him “all the best” in his next chapter. Wish we had more info. If you see something, say something. Please. For the official word from VF click the link.

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Tony Alva’s New Merge4 Socks

by The Editors on February 24, 2022

Merge4 has released a rad new collection of three crew socks from skateboarding legend Tony Alva.

Along with the classic Alva logo, each pair of Tony Alva socks is constructed with textile technology that supports an action based lifestyle, including moisture wicking soles, light compression to encourage circulation, and elastic arch support to cushion every movement. “Tony Alva gives us old men hope,” joked Santa Cruz Bicycles Founder and MERGE4 Board Member since the sock brand’s inception, Rob Roskopp.

The MERGE4 X Tony Alva collection socks are available to purchase at www.MERGE4.com and through select retailers. For all the details, please follow the jump.

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Jamie Thomas + OTIS = Overkill

by The Editors on February 16, 2022

We all need some good sunnies, and who better to drive your style than Jamie Thomas. That’s why OTIS has signed him up with a “multi-year partnership.”

“My idea of a perfect collaboration is two forces coming together to create a delicate mixture of quality, style, purpose and passion,” continues Jamie. “I feel that we accomplished that with Overkill and I’m pleased to present the first of hopefully many collections to come.”

And yes, they look good, and will be available at retail March 1, 2022. Please follow the jump for the new collection and the official word from OTIS.

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