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Burton Puts A Logo On Some Speakers

by The Editors on January 21, 2015

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If you like Burton Snowboards and music, then Braven has just the Bluetooth speakers for you.

Heralded for their superior ruggedness, plethora of features and outstanding sound quality, the compact BRV-1 and battle-ready BRV-X can withstand even the hardest elements. Ideal for riders and those who love the outdoors, both wireless Bluetooth speakers enjoy an IPX7 certified waterproof rating and can transform into a battery bank to charge USB devices to stay powered up while on the go.

Guess the whole waterproof thing comes in handy when you’re in the hot tub apré shred and you want the other kids to know you’re down with the Big B. For the official word from Braven, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Ride On’s Augmented Reality Goggles

by The Editors on January 20, 2015

As we’ve discovered over the past decade, creating a video demo of a tech product is much easier that creating a tech product. Over the years we’ve seen some amazingly cool technology that hoped to be transformative. Then nothing went to market. We know nothing about Alon Getz or his company Ride On, but from the looks of this video he and his team are at least dreaming in the right direction. If you’re impressed with this edit, then by all means donate some funding to Ride On’s Indie Gogo project and help get this immersive heads up display goggle out on the market. Click the link.

[Link: Ride On Goggles]

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Bern + Wu-Tang = Watts Wu-Tang Helmet

by The Editors on January 14, 2015

Watts Wutang Knit Back CrankfitTo snowboarders of a certain age Wu-Tang is the coolest thing ever. We’re not sure exactly what that age is anymore, but we’re guessing Bern helmets knows because they’ve just launched a Watt Wu-Tang limited edition helmet.

The EPS/Thin Shell model is a certified helmet for both bike and snow. This model uses a thin ABS shell lined with EPS Foam to create a burly lightweight lid. A certified helmet is designed to crack and absorb a gnarly impact, much like you may encounter should you take a hard spill on the hill or riding your bike. Depending on the season your helmet will come with either an EPS Summer Comfort Liner or an EPS Winter Liner and you can buy the alternating season’s liner based on your needs to keep up with you through the seasons.

Aside from all that what is so special about this helmet? Well, it’s got a big yellow Wu-Tang Clan dragon logo on the side of it, that’s what. And apparently that is enough. But we wonder: would a Taylor Swift helmet sell more? And if any musician deserves a signature helmet shouldn’t it be Helmet? We’d definitely strap it on!

[Link: Bern]

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Byrd + Future Fins Pocket Comb

by The Editors on January 12, 2015

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It’s a wax comb for your hair, from Byrd and Future Fins. How cool is that? For the official word on this $10 grooming product, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Tony Trujillo’s New Vans TNT SG

by The Editors on January 5, 2015

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Tony Trujillo’s sixth gen TNT SG shoe by Vans just launched and it looks like the perfect continuation of old school flavor and performance construction.

The TNT SG connects Tony’s on-board performance with Vans Pro Skate product performance, offering unrivaled control in Vans’ legendary Original Waffle Outsole, superior board feel in Vans’ Pro Vulc Construction and light, predictable cushioning in Vans Ortholite sockliners.

The new TNT SG​ goes live on January 10, 2015 in black, scarlet red and navy, plus there’s also a Vans x Antihero edition to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Antihero Skateboards. Follow the jump for a closer look at all the shoes. [click to continue…]

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Nixon + Surfline = Smartest Tide Watch Ever

by The Editors on December 19, 2014

We’ve often given our friends at Nixon grief for the fact that all their watches really do is tell time. And time of day really isn’t all that important of a metric when compared to all the other data points we use to run our lives. Sure the SuperTide kicks down a great overview of the tide, but in the era of truly smart watches, all most Nixon watches had going for them is they looked good and kept the proper time. With the launch of their Nixon UltraTide all that is about to change. This new Nixon tide watch delivers up to the minute Surfline tide, swell, wind, and weather data directly to the wrist.

Using advanced technology to take surf watches to an entirely new level, Nixon and Surfline’s goal in creating the Ultratide was not to change the way people surf, but rather give surfers more information and to deliver it in real time so you’ll never not know. . . . The Ultratide – unlike virtually every smart watch out there today – has no pesky cords required to sync or charge. Syncing with your smartphone via Bluetooth delivers the most accurate and up-to-date surf conditions directly to your wrist. This is not predicted information… this is real time with 10 live data points including creating custom surf alerts for the spots you want and the conditions you like. Browse the entire Surfline network of spots – over 2,700 and growing – and select your favorites. Set up custom alerts for each spot, and The Ultratide will make sure you never miss an epic session again.

Sounds like this watch is going to be a serious surf watch killer. The only bad news — it’s not out in time for Christmas. We’re all going to have to wait until “early spring,” well after the Apple Watch has dropped. Not to worry. From what we’ve heard the Apple watches aren’t even waterproof. For the official word from Nixon and Surfline, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Last Minute Gifts: Jeff Curtes’ Chasing Epic

by The Editors on December 19, 2014

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As the principal photographer for Burton Snowboards for 10 years, Jeff Curtes has had access to the world’s best snowboarders and the skills to capture them at their finest. Many of the photos Curtes has shot during that time have been collected in the Ammo books oversized, hardcover edition Chasing Epic: The Snowboard Photography of Jeff Curtes. The 15 inch by 11.5 inch book includes 96 pages and an introduction by Jake Burton Carpenter himself. This collection of images makes the perfect gift the the snowboard on your list. And if you hurry you might just be able to get a copy before Christmas. Click the link for more info (or check Amazon.com for and even better deal.
[Link: Ammo Books]

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Last Minute Gifts: Mission Belt Co

by The Editors on December 18, 2014

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It is getting down to the wire. If you weren’t paying attention when we listed out our 12 Days Of Gifts and you didn’t take action on any of those ideas, not to worry. We’re still rocking this gift game and the good news is you still have time to help the one you love hold their pants up with a rockin’, totally adjustable belt from Mission Belt Co.

Mission belts don’t have holes. They have a ratchet systems that allows for a perfect fit each and every time they go on. And better yet, you’re not just getting high tech leather belt, you’re also helping to end world hunger. Mission Belt Co. gives one dollar from the sale of each belt to the micro lending site Kiva.org.

For each Mission Belt sold we contribute a dollar into a Kiva fund that then gets lent out to borrowers in developing countries who are seeking money to support their small business operations. We’re not talking about expensive factory equipment or a new tractor, but rather what we might consider a relatively cheap income producing asset, like a cow that produces milk, or a few hundred dollars worth of supplies that can be resold for a profit. In this way, our Mission isn’t just satisfying people’s immediate needs, but giving them the means for an improved standard of living that will last the rest of their life.

So with this gift, you’re holding up someone’s pants and helping to change the world through local economics all at the same time. And, if you order a belt by noon mountain time on December 19, 2014 (that’s tomorrow), you’ll get the belt by Christmas and everyone’s happy.

[Link: Mission Belt Co.]

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12 Days Of Gifts Day 12: Lib Tech Air E Ola

by The Editors on December 12, 2014

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Mervin Manufacturing co-founder Mike Olson is the mad scientist (click here to watch the video) who is almost singled handedly responsible for every major advancement in ski and snowboard construction and design over the past 30 years. There are too many to list here, however, the good news is that for the past decade Olson has turned his ground breaking design and construction intuitions to surfing. This has resulted in a top secret, US based production facility that is creating some of the most durable, environmentally safe surfboards ever produced. Olson calls them “waterboards.” Here are few of the features:

100% closed cell foam won’t absorb water… won’t rot; more durable: Lasts longer, less dings, less boards in landfills; recycled foam core: up to 50% recycled content in blank, blank scraps all recycled, elimination of hazardous resin systems, non ozone depleting blowing agent, Basalt fiber: no additives, no boron, no solvents except water; no paint brushes, no sandpaper, no tape

If you’re thinking about giving the gift of surf this year, then the Air E Ola is the perfect board. It features a “freedom of choice” five-box fin system, a concave deck and grab rails for better edge grip. It comes in lengths from 5’5″ to 6’3″. The Air E Ola is a durable, environmentally friendly, performance shortboard that will change your surfing life. For real. The Air E Ola retails for $725.96 and can be purchased right here.

[Link: Lib Tech Waterboards]

12 Days Of Gifts Recap
Day 11: Academy Propa-Camba Snowboard
Day 10: Boosted Electric Skateboard
Day 9: Freewaters Scamps Flips
Day 8: Smith Marvine Sunglasses
Day 7: GoPole Reach Selfie Stick
Day 6: Vans Jamie Lynn Sk8-HI
Day 5: Dakine Ally Pack
Day 4: SOL Republic Relays
Day 3: Spy Bravo Goggles
Day 2: Stance Wittlake Five-Toe Compression Socks
Day 1: Byrd Dopp Bag

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12 Days Of Gifts Day 11: Academy Propa-Camba

by The Editors on December 11, 2014

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We’ve ridden a lot of snowboards over the years and the truth in 2014 is that they’re all good. Companies have to try pretty hard to make a bad snowboard these days. So if you’re looking for the perfect gift snowboard it might as well be from a company run snowboarders. And it should have good graphics and proper name. Broken bottles won’t hurt either. Right? Because broken bottles and Dr. Suess are dope and always will be. If you’re already headed down this road on your Flexible Flyer gift sled then there is no reason not to throw Academy Snowboard’s “award-winning” park charging Propa-Camba on back and take it home. Here are a few reasons why:

The name of this board says it all, Proper Camber! Traditional camber never went away and this board proves it. This board has so much snap to it, even the graphics pop. You will like it here and there, you will like it everywhere. You can hit a box or ollie a fox, this board is top notch. A true twin deck with tip to tail wood core, giving the board a consistent feel no matter which way you ride it. The Propa-Camba has a mellow camber to give you that ollie power but still torsionally soft so you can get HAM on any feature whether in the streets or the park. Designed by Chad and Ryan Tarbell, this board is built to last.

There. They said it. Sounds like just the right board, right? The Propa-Camba retails for $395.95 and can be purchased right here.

[Link: Academy Snowboards]

12 Days Of Gifts Recap
Day 10: Boosted Electric Skateboard
Day 9: Freewaters Scamps Flips
Day 8: Smith Marvine Sunglasses
Day 7: GoPole Reach Selfie Stick
Day 6: Vans Jamie Lynn Sk8-HI
Day 5: Dakine Ally Pack
Day 4: SOL Republic Relays
Day 3: Spy Bravo Goggles
Day 2: Stance Wittlake Five-Toe Compression Socks
Day 1: Byrd Dopp Bag

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