Pro-Tec Drops In On Snow This Fall

by The Editors on October 17, 2017

Pro-Tec is 45 years old this year. And to celebrate they’re launching an all-new Pro-Tec Snow helmet line this fall.

Pro-Tec will be launching five new snow helmets, including the iconic Full-Cut, making it the first time that the 1970s helmet, which is the most recognizable skate helmet of all time, will be available across all lines: skate, bike, snow and water. . . The original Classic helmet is ASTM, CE and CPSC Certified for snow, skate and bike use, making it wearable year-round, on or off the slopes. This includes the Jr. Classic, which is designed for kids ages five to thirteen and comes with a Dual Directional Twist Fit System for a custom fit. . . The line also features the low-profile Riot helmet, which has a Classic shape with an added visor, as well as the Commander, which delivers the ultimate in adjustability with the Active Venting System and top-of-the-line BOA Fit System.

For all the details, including a quote from Global Brand Director RP Bess, please follow the jump.
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Vans Gilbert Crockett Collection

by The Editors on October 12, 2017

Vans is launching a brand new signature apparel collection this October from global skate team rider Gilbert Crockett.

Known for his distinct skate style and affinity for all things vintage, Crockett’s signature apparel collection is inspired by Americana classics, featuring baseball wovens, collared short sleeves, applique felt detailing and a roomier canvas chino pant reflective of Gilbert’s inimitable personal style. Crockett also integrated design influence from fellow compatriots, Quasi Skateboards, a premium skateboard deck brand he co-founded in 2015.

For all the details, follow the jump.
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Dakine Gets You Packin’ For Snow

by The Editors on October 10, 2017

Dakine’s new High Roller Snowboard Bag and BootPack DLX 55L will get it all there in two nice packages. To check out all the details, follow the jump.

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Burton Steps In It All Over Again

by The Editors on October 5, 2017

The dream of the step in is alive at Burton. Not to let that old idea die, Burton is now taking pre-orders for their latest version of the easy-in easy-out binding the “Step On.” Here’s what Jake has to say about it:

“Over five years ago, I challenged our hardgoods team to evolve the way snowboarders get in and out of bindings,” said Jake Burton, Founder & Chairman of Burton Snowboards. “Personally, I was sick of sitting down to strap in and knew we needed more convenience, which is one area where skiing has been ahead of us. I had very high expectations and didn’t want to compromise at all on performance or the ride feel. After hundreds of prototypes and thousands of hours of testing, Step On™ has exceeded everything I thought it would be. The convenience, comfort and feel is next level. Step On™ is the only thing I rode last season, and you won’t see me sitting down to strap in again.”

But will we see Jake sitting in the snow on a cold powder day using a borrowed ski pole to scrape all the snow and ice off the bottom of his boot before he steps on the new binding? That is the question. We haven’t ridden step-ins for a decade so we have no idea how they’re going to work. Hopefully, they’ve improved since the last time this technology was going to revolutionize snowboarding. For the official word from the Burton Corp, please follow the jump.

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Nixon + Santa Cruz = Skate Graphic Watches

by The Editors on October 5, 2017

Nixon and Santa Cruz Skateboards have partnered to create a limited-edition collection of watches with classic Santa Cruz board graphics right on the face.

Nixon’s classic Time Teller is reimagined through the Santa Cruz lens, culminating in designs that are true to each brand. The iconic graphics featured within the collection include: the ‘Screaming Hand,’ the Rob Roskopp Arm, Jason Jessee Lady of Guadalupe and the Santa Cruz logo.

The watches are designed with an all stainless steel build and feature custom casebacks, co-branding, and exclusive packaging. You can pick one up beginning October 9, 2017 for $125 at Nixon retail stores, select retailers and, of course, online. If forced to choose, we’d grab the Roskopp. . . just saying’.

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GoPro Updates Specs With Hero6 Camera

by The Editors on September 28, 2017

Camera nerds rejoice. The new GoPro Hero6 Black features 4K60 and 1080p240 packed into the same body that the Hero5 Black came in. If those numbers mean anything to you then you’re probably as excited as GoPro CEO Nick Woodman is.

“HERO6’s next-level image quality, video stabilization and three times faster QuikStories performance makes it a powerful storytelling extension of your smartphone,” said Woodman. “It’s never been easier to live it, then share it…using a GoPro.”

They also launched an “immersive 5.2K spherical content” camera that will easily make those surround videos that are so annoying to pan around in. To buy one click here, for the official word from GoPro, please follow the jump.

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Glow-in-the-dark Half Cabs?

by The Editors on September 20, 2017

Yes, glow-in-the-dark Vans Half Cab Pros inspired by Arizona-based skateboarding collective, Pyramid Country.

Paying homage to the vibrant glow that is the Arizona skateboarding scene, the new Vans Pro Skate Half Cab Pro by Pyramid Country highlights a rich crepe gum foxing and outsole that entirely glows in the dark. The Half Cab Pro is equipped with Vans’ proven UltraCush HD sockliners for superior cushioning and boardfeel, Duracap reinforced uppers for enhanced durability, and Vans’ original waffle sole for the most reliable grip in the industry.

These little glow worms will be available at select Vans Pro Skate retailers worldwide this Saturday, September 23, 2017. For the official word (and images of the shoes when they’re not glowing), follow the jump.

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Pat Moore’s New Vans Collection

by The Editors on September 14, 2017

We’re suckers for anything that closes with a BOA. They are easy to fasten, quick to adjust, and they hold all day long without requiring any fuss. That’s why we’re diggin’ Vans‘ new Pat Moore Infuse all around snowboard boot (and matching Sk8-Hi MTE and a Slip-Er). Here are the details from Vans.

Pioneering the concept of an all-terrain snowboard boot, the Pat Moore-endorsed Infuse employs a myriad of sophisticated performance features to offer riders unlimited adaptability. Constructed with the Vans Flex Control System to allow riders to custom-tune the flex of their boot, the Infuse also utilizes the Vans Hybrid Plus Boa closure system with a custom slide-guide for the best closure accuracy and flex variability in a complete all-in-one system. This one-of-a-kind boot also offers heat-moldable liners with a removable X-cage for maximum heel hold, V3 UltraCush Lite footbeds, and new for this season, the Infuse boasts new Ultimate Waffle outsoles that provide more heel dampening, arch support and the response and weight reduction snowboarders dream of.

Sounds like a good set up for life in the snows. Follow the jump for the official word from Vans.
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New Vans Crockett Pro 2 Colorways

by The Editors on September 5, 2017

Vans Pro Skate has launched Gilbert Crockett’s second signature model in all new fall colors. It’s like a September trip through Vermont, but for your feet.

Now available in Gun Metal/Gum and White/Black, the Vans Crockett Pro 2 boasts a new and improved outsole that utilizes the performance advancements of Vans Wafflecup technology, providing the premium support and board feel demanded by skateboarders everywhere—the best of both worlds.

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

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Surftech + Sharp Eye = New Fusion E2s

by The Editors on September 1, 2017

In surf hardgood news (and it’s so nice to see there is some) Surftech, makers of fine, durable surf technology has partnered with San Diego, California based Sharp Eye Surfboards for three new Fusion E2 boards: the Disco, Disco Cheater, and the Filipe Toledo endorsed Modern 2 models.

“I am very excited to be involved with a company as well rooted and established as Surftech” says Marcio Zouvi, Owner of Sharp Eye Surfboards. The technology they bring along with their understanding of manufacturing and distribution will allow my team and I to focus more time to designing the wildest and most progressive boards we can dream of.”

Indeed. For the official word from Surftech, please follow the jump.
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