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A New GoPro Camera Exists

by The Editors on September 19, 2020

We’re always pleased for a new GoPro with a higher number because it means the chances of this one being a consistently usable camera are at least hypothetically increased. The new GoPro Hero 9 Black has some great new features (bigger battery, screen on the front) that will make it easier to use in all kinds of situations. And hopefully, this one can survive an in and out of the water trip without the back LCD screen failing. Guess we’ll have to see on that one. (Can you tell we’ve had trouble with every single GoPro we’ve owned?)

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UAG Buckles Up The Apple Watch

by The Editors on June 9, 2020

We surfed all winter with an Apple Watch safely tucked beneath the cuff of our wetsuit. Several times the wetsuit got blasted up our arm, leaving the watch exposed, but still attached. . . luckily.

Now that summer has arrived and we’re more likely to be surfing without a wetsuit, the Apple Watch’s post and hole band closure isn’t looking as solid as it has in the past. Though we’ve never had one fall open, it doesn’t seem like a good idea to hang it out there as a test. That’s why we were stoked to see that Urban Armor Gear has added a Tang buckle to a silicone band that keeps the clean lines of Apples silicone band while adding the safety of a Tang buckle. And though the bands have a buckle, they still keep the strap clean by feeding the loose end back under the band just like the Apple band.

The UAG bands come in two styles the Scout and Civilian. The Scout is a single color band that comes in three colors (black, olive, and orange) and retails for $29.95. The Civilian features two layers of silicone, a “branded stainless steel buckle” and comes in two colors (black/orange and  slate/orange). It retails for $39.95.

We haven’t tested them yet, but we can say for sure that the buckle makes us feel better about taking our Apple Watch into the surf. We’ll let you know how it goes. For more info, please click the link.

[Link: Urban Armor Gear]

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BOA Adds Sage Kotsenburg To Team

by The Editors on May 28, 2020

We’re pretty much to the point where we’d like all our footwear to feature BOA closures. They are quick to lock down, easy to adjust on the fly, and simple to replace when they wear out. So, we were glad to see that we are not alone in our love for the twisties and Sage Kotsenburg has joined Travis Rice and Mark Sollors on the BOA snow team.

“During a time when much of what these dedicated athletes do for a living is on hold in the usual sense, be it on the mountain, trails, or in competition, it is important for us to support this community and continue to build meaningful, long-term partnerships,” says Shawn Neville, CEO at BOA Technology. “Our product innovation efforts haven’t slowed during these uncertain and unprecedented times, and neither will our commitment to our Pioneers whose dedication to their sport is invaluable to our business.”

For more of the official word from BOA, please follow the jump.

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Vans UltraRange EXO: The Smooth Travelers

by The Editors on February 3, 2020

Vans has just dropped the sweetest traveling shoes for those days when you don’t need to skate your way through traffic. They are called the UltraRange EXOs.

The shoe features an internal EXO skeleton that provides built-in support across the toes and medial sidewall, with a heel lock for a secure fit. New to the equation is the UltraCush® Lite midsole, offering rebound and support without adding weight. Increasing breathability, the UltraCush® tongue provides ports for superior airflow. Finally, a full rubber wrapped reverse waffle lug outsole brings traction and flexibility to the UltraRange EXO.

Looking for comfort and convenience? These may be just the shoes. For the official word from Vans, please follow the jump.

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Major Shoe Brand Launches New “Skate” Shoe

by The Editors on January 30, 2020

One of the major label shoe brands is launching an all new skateboarding shoe today. This new shoe reportedly “prioritizes performance, quality and flawless comfort into a classic vulcanized design. . . The exterior features a high foxing tape that provides a low profile stance and protection against wear-and-tear, along with a deeper foot placement that offers the ultimate connection to the skateboard.”

Sounds like another half-hearted update to one of their old, dusty tennis shoe designs. Nice work, major shoe brand. Kudos.

[Editors’ Note: There’s nothing we love more than helping PR agencies do their jobs.]

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The Bryan Iguchi Verse Boot From Vans

by The Editors on January 7, 2020

We’re done riding boots that don’t have Boa closures. Once you’ve experienced the click-click smoothness of micro adjustments on the fly and perfect distribution of hold it would be silly to go back to other retrograde lacing systems. Apparently, Bryan Iguchi feels the same way because his new Vans Verse signature snowboard boots feature not one, but two BOA loops to hold everything together.

The Verse is Vans most responsive and supportive snowboard boot model and utilizes the precision and power of the Boa® Closure System. Employing the Custom Focus Plus construction, this particular routing showcases the micro-adjustability of Boa® in a dynamic, dual-zone configuration. The result is unlimited flex control and superior heel hold, meeting the standards of the most demanding riders.

The Verse also features the V3 UltraCush North Face Flashdry liner, an elevated option that moves moisture to the surface layer for hyper-fast evaporation. The collection also includes the UltraRange MTE Hi Gore-Tex, a waterproof high-top that serves as an all-conditions must-have for before and afters. Seems like the perfect set of footwear for most all-mountain ripping right? For all the details, please follow the jump.

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New GoPro Hero8 Must Be Better, Right?

by The Editors on October 1, 2019

We’ve rarely had a GoPro camera that functioned at all, let alone allowed us to bring back epic footage of our action fumbling, however, everyone seems to love these cameras so here’s the latest: the GoPro Hero 8. With each additional GoPro product launch we hope Gopro will release something that we can depend on day in and day out. Who knows, maybe this is finally the one.

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Step Into Pizzanista With Merge4 Socks

by The Editors on June 13, 2019

MERGE4 has collaborated with Salman Agah on a new pair of socks that feature a collection of Pizzanista’s iconic logo boosts from all your favorite skate brands.

The Pizzanista! sock features . . .  combed cotton, a terry loped foot, self-adjusting welt cuff, reinforced heel and toe, and elastic arch support, this awesome y-heel sock is athletic ribbed for performance (or for tip-toeing to the fridge in the middle of a night for that cold slice you’ve been dreaming about). . . “I’m constantly looking for relevant ways to communicate Pizzanista’s brand and teaming up with MERGE4 was a great way for us to do that,” said Agah, “Now everybody’s feet can also be ‘powered by Pizzanista!’”

Buy them wherever MERGE4 socks are sold.

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Kanoa Gets His Own G-Shock

by The Editors on May 22, 2019

A solid, affordable, good looking tide watch is hard to come by in these time of massively clunky GPS fitness watches, but Casio has one and it’s a G-ShockKanoa Igarashi’s G-Shock in fact.

The new watch is based on the G-LIDE GLX5600 which features a tide graph, an indispensable tool for surfers. The thin, square shape of the watch ensures that it does not obstruct the wrist while surfing. The GLX5600KI-7 features a semi-transparent body that evokes the ocean and is paired with a mirror finish face that gives the watch a simple, cool look. Igarashi’s “Kanoa” signature is inscribed on the upper center of the watch face and on the strap keeper and case back, as well as in illumination when the backlight is turned on.

The G-Lide also features 29 times zone, stop watch, countdown timer, two alarms, and is water resistant to 200 meters. It’s going to cost $130 and will be available in July at select jewelers, the G-SHOCK Soho Store and at gshock.com. For all the details, please follow the jump.

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Burton Makes The Best Travel Bags

by The Editors on April 17, 2019

We don’t have much more to say about it than that (but watch us). In the world of travel bags (and we mean the world) no one makes better bags than Burton. In fact, we believe that of all the things Burton designs and has manufactured nothing comes close to their luggage. Not their snowboards, boots, goggles, helmets, wovens, outerwear, nothing. In our opinion Burton’s bags stand above any other luggage manufacturer in the world. If you don’t trust us, trust Coachella 2019 performers RÜFÜS DU SOL. They travel all the time and what bags do they prefer? Burton. To check out Burton’s complete line of bags, click the link.

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