Snowboarding

The Fourth Phase: All Action Cut

by The Editors on October 19, 2017

Remember when The Fourth Phase came out and everyone was debating whether it was a good snowboard movie or not, in spite of the fact that it contained mind-blowing snowboarding? Well, this 18-minute action cut proves that they had the goods even if they may not have packaged it to everyone’s liking. It’s also a reminder of how short our attention spans are and that when it comes to snowboard films the old “action plus music” formula is very difficult to beat. Here, let T-Rice, Mark Landvik, Eric Jackson, Bryan Iguchi, Pat Moore, Mikkel Bang, Cam FitzPatrick, Shin Biyajima, Bode Merrill, Jeremy Jones, Victor de Le Rue, Ben Ferguson, and the rest explain it. 

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USSS’s Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour Dates

by The Editors on October 18, 2017

Fancy yourself (or someone you know) as a potential Olympic athlete on the snowboard craft? Well, with stops at Copper Mountain, Waterville Valley, Park City, and Mammoth Mountain the 2017-18 Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour is a great place to jump in on the National snowboard competition scene (and maybe even get noticed).

“The Rev Tour and Hole Shot Tour continue to play a major role in preparing young skiers and riders for higher levels of competition,” said Jeremy Forster, U.S. Ski & Snowboard snowboard and freeski director. “With 10 events on the schedule this season and support from some of the best resorts in the country, we’re sure to see these athletes putting down their best performances and progressing to the next level.”

For all the official tour details and dates from US Ski & Snowboard, please follow the jump

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Jeremy Jones’ Life of Glide Teaser

by The Editors on October 18, 2017

The title of Jeremy Jones‘ new short film Life of Glide is the perfect title for the big mountain master. Jones’ ability to glide through all kinds of hairy situations is legendary and if he can get even a little of that down in this film, it’s going to be well worth checking out. The film premieres soon. 

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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 Throws A Huge Open House Party

by The Editors on October 13, 2017

On Thursday, October 12, 2017 Vans invited a large crew of skateboarders, surfers, snowboarders, BMXers, artists, musicians, and street culture and action sports industry heads to the grand opening (aka Homecoming) of their new World Headquarters in Costa Mesa, California.

In his welcome to the gathered masses Vans Global Brand President Doug Palladini said this building is more than an office. It is a new home. It is also a step into the future for the iconic footwear brand.

“We’ve had a lot of interesting offices,” Palladini says. “They’ve always been in factories, parts of distribution centers, or leased tiltup buildings, but we’ve never had a place that we could call our own. It is such and honor to have you here to help us celebrate what is really the first truly Vans building we’ve ever had.

“There are 525 people who work in this building,” he continued. “But as our global headquarters we represent more than 10,000 Vans employees who work on our brand all over the world. We have stores and offices in 85 countries around the world and they can all look at this place and consider it their home.

“But it’s not just our employees who are family here. We’re also proud to welcome those who represent the thousands of athletes, the artists, the musicians, and the street culture leaders who make up our extended family. Those who inspire us by bringing their own form of creative expression to life every day with everything they do. So thank you to everyone from our extended family who is here today as well.

“The final thing I want to say before I introduce the person you’re all here to see is that while this building and it’s surrounding space may represent the incredible success that our brand has enjoyed to date, it by no means means that we’re done. In fact, we’re just getting started.  We’re just starting to understand everything that Vans can be. No matter what we are we are going to remain committed to being a family business.

Word. For a photo gallery of a few of the people and places we saw (but didn’t have time to write up), please click the link.

 

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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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The Snowboarder’s Journal 15.1 Out Now

by The Editors on October 6, 2017

Soon there may only be one magazine that the mailman drops off right at your house, so you might as well pick up the new issue, and subscribe to The Snowboarder’s Journal. That way it will come to you. . . just like a magazine should. Click the link for all the details.

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It’s Mervin Made In The USA

by The Editors on October 5, 2017

The minds at Mervin have done more to advance boards sports innovation than any one else. We’d list all of Mervin’s firsts and how Mike Olson and Pete Saari were behind all of them but it would take to long. Instead, just kick back and watch the video. Here’s their description.

Welcome to the world of Mervin Manufacturing! Snowboards, surfboards, skis and skateboards made with ZERO HAZARDOUS WASTE in the USA. Mervin is a dream factory in a dream location producing dream boards with dream materials and process. When you ride one there’s more than just the board under your feet; there’s passion, technology, art, history, community and vision. It’s not just made it’s Mervin Made!

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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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Right To Roam With Patagonia

by The Editors on October 4, 2017

Jump in the van with Marie-France Roy and Alex Yoder as they weave their way through Scotland, exploring how personal accountability allows for universal land access and old farm shelters enable mountain folks to rove freely. They even find a little snow scattered here and there between the rocks. The film is on tour this fall (starting October 10, 2017) and if you’d like to see it free (at a Patagonia retailer near you), then please follow the jump for details.

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