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OR Snow Show Offering FREE Hotel Rooms

by The Editors on January 14, 2022

Gotta give Emerald credit. They’re definitely doing all they can to get people to their Outdoor Retailer Snow Show in Denver January 26-28, 2022 (a.k.a. the peak of the Omicron wave).

OR and the Board Retailers Association are reportedly giving away three nights free lodging in a convention center adjacent hotel room if you are a member of BRA and were planning on going to Denver, but cancelled because it was too expensive. Here’s the official word:

Were you planning to go to the OR-Snow Show January 26-28 but don’t have enough funds to pull it off? BOARD RETAILERS ASSOCIATION AND OUTDOOR RETAILER ARE OFFERING “SCHOLARSHIPS” TO HELP YOU AFFORD A TRIP TO DENVER FOR THE SHOW! As a BRA Member you can qualify for 3 complimentary nights at hotels near the Convention Center at the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show. Over $600.00 value! Email doug@boardretailers.org to confirm that you qualify and are added to the recipient list.

Not sure that would do it for us, but if you’d like to go, please hit them up. We’re still waiting for the winter show to move back to Las Vegas where it belongs!

[Link: Outdoor Retailer]

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Down For This: 30 Years of Volcom

by The Editors on January 13, 2022

Not that we’re on some VeeCo kick, but they keep doing things that seem relevant to us. Not sure if that’s good or bad for the brand, but their recently released Down For This 30th anniversary edit it worth checking out.

If you remember when Volcom was the newest action brand pushing the concept of youth boarding culture, then you’re old. If you’d like to reclaim some of your youth by watching old Volcom video footage in its original format, then here are a few of the classics currently for sale online (some at ridiculous prices).

The Garden VHS
Luminous Llama VHS
Frankenplasm VHS
Computer Body VHS
The Life & Times of a Sprocking Cat VHS
Big Youth Happening Episode II DVD
The Bruce Movie DVD

[Link: What Youth]

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Volcom Outfits US Olympic Snowboard Team

by The Editors on January 12, 2022

Volcom has decided to ante-up and purchase the rights to outfit the 2022 US Olympic Snowboarding Team.

“The Volcom team is honored to be the official uniform provider for the U.S. Snowboard Team and provide for world-class athletes on snowboarding’s biggest global stage,” said Ryan Immegart, CMO of Volcom and Liberated Brands. “Volcom was the first brand to combine the cultures of surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, music and art and the original pioneer of the action sports industry. Thirty years later, Volcom’s ‘True To This’ spirit comes to life through these uniquely designed uniforms created exclusively for some of the world’s greatest snowboarders.”

A little OG VeeCo 90s punk patterned power suits with knees patches? Volcom really does mean business. Click play for the entire announcement. How do you think they look? Leave a comment.

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Did Trevor Jacob Crash A Plane For Views?

by The Editors on January 4, 2022

Former pro snowboarder Trevor Jacob (heir to the Ski Tote fortune) has reportedly had a plane crash called into question. Some suggesting that the crash may have been staged to increase his YouTube video views, (yes, we’re helping him get more right now), according to a story on OutThere Colorado. Someone has pointed out a few inconsistencies in Jacob’s “I had to bail from the plane” video including: 

Instagram user @enbm_spotting made this comment on Jacob’s post, raising some of the common arguments of people who are accusing him of crashing on purpose: 

“1. You did not troubleshoot the power loss.

2. You had all the cameras angled to not show any of the perfect landing sites underneath the plane when you bailed.

3. You were wearing a skydiving parachute and altimeter.

4. You bailed instead of landing at any of the landing sites, all of which you had more than enough altitude to glide into.

5. You made sure to grab a selfiestick before bailing.

6. You intentionally landed close to the aircraft to retrieve the GoPros.

This is all pure BS. Go find cheaper and better things to intentionally destroy than a vintage T-craft.” 

So far the video has been viewed 372,146 times (and the comments have since been turned off), so maybe Trevor’s plan is working. That has not stopped other pilots from commenting, however. Here’s a pretty good breakdown from a Tuber named Jay Alaska:

Here’s another take. . . Begging the question, shouldn’t Trevor get Google ad credit for all the views other people’s comment videos are garnering from “reaction” videos? Penguinz0’s has 2.5 million views (almost triple Trevor’s original video). And the fact that PenguinZ has 9.75 million followers is more frightening than anything Trevor has ever done, however, all to the point the Jacob has attained viral success no matter how you shake it.

[Link: OutThere Colorado]

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The Happy New 2022 News Lister

by The Editors on January 3, 2022

It’s a New Year. Time to bury those old habits, get out the list, and start working toward the new you in 2022. Or, just grab another Indian Summer Latte and scroll through this list of stories that you should have read last year. We’d put them in order of importance, but that would take way too much time and it would eliminate the joy you’ll find discovering a story you didn’t know you wanted to read. Take it away.

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Mountain High’s Santa Sunday Raises $21k

by The Editors on December 19, 2021

Mountain High, SoCal’s closest resort, had its largest Santa Sunday on December 19, 2021. The resort hosted 275 Santas dressed in red coats and flowing white beards and raised  $21,800 for Christmas Cheer All Year.

This is Mountain High’s 6th Annual Santa Sunday event. Any Santa who dress in costume and made a minimum $20 donation to Christmas Cheer All Year received a FREE Adult Lift Ticket worth $119. This event was open to men and women, skiers and snowboarders, Grinchs and Santas alike.

Wonder if any ho ho ho plants were done? We’ll have to check the photos later.

[Link: Mountain High]

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Mark Carter On The Bomb Hole

by The Editors on December 17, 2021

Mark Carter gives us a bit of a mention this week during his episode of The Bomb Hole podcast. Turns out we all might do things differently had we the chance to do it over. We’re glad he made it through those rough times. Here’s the skinny from Grenier and E-Stone:

Rancher/cattle driving in the summer pro snowboarder in the winter! This week we talk farming, cattle, hunting, being a different kind of pro snowboarder, grounding yourself, hanging with Timberlake and Sir Elton John, Facing jail time, snake milking, river dicking and so much more. Mark Carter is one of the most unique pro’s you will meet join us and hear first hand how this Cow Boy from Wyoming became a pro holding sponsors into his 40’s and beyond.

Mark is another reminder of how many good people there are in snowboarding.  But then, you already knew that. Listen up!

[Link: The Bomb Hole]

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Give The Gift Of The Snowboarder’s Journal

by The Editors on December 10, 2021

Purchase a subscription to the world’s finest independent snowboarding print publication and get even more savings in The Snowboarder’s Journal online store.

Includes a subscription and a 20% discount for The Snowboarder’s Journal All Day & All Night tee. Purchasing a subscription entitles you to discounted membership pricing in our online store.

Order by December 17, 2021 to insure holiday delivery.

[Link: The Snowboarder’s Journal]

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Jones Launches Sustainable Outerwear

by The Editors on December 7, 2021

Turns out what the world needs now is another outerwear company that is focused on sustainability. You know, because there just aren’t enough outwear companies creating environmentally sensitive body coverings for snowboarders who care about the world around them. And Jones Snowboards is here to do it right where so many have failed before.

Jeremy Jones’ ultimate all-weather outerwear line that balances unmatched performance and durability with industry leading sustainable manufacturing and material standards.

How will this outerwear be different from other clothing companies? Jones doesn’t mention it. Why is it sustainable? Again, no mention. But it’s sustainable. And that’s good, right? Sure it is. For a closer look at the line, please click the link.

[Link: Jones Snowboards]

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All Hail The 2022 US Snowboard Team

by The Editors on November 13, 2021

The whole idea of a US Snowboard Team has always been an odd, slightly artificial construct that blooms its ugly head every four years just in time for the media hoopla of the Winter Olympics. Think of the Team as snowboarding’s own Corpse Flower.

This year that blossom is oddly twisted even more by the fact that the Tokyo Olympics were last summer (thanks, COVID) and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are this February. So, while we’re all still trying to figure out exactly what happened to skateboarding culture in the blur that was Tokyo 2020, the snowboard side is ramping up for another go-round at the five ring circus with a just-announced crew that sounds (while we’re on the subject of flowers) like the traditional prep for a wedding: something old (too many to list), something new (Dusty Henricksen), something borrowed (not sure), something blue (or Red in this case).

Here’s how the US Ski and Snowboard Association spins it:

This season will have no shortage of excitement as the U.S. Snowboard Team’s Olympic gold medalists get ready to drop in. Chloe Kim and Red Gerard continue their dominant marches toward the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, and veteran Jamie Anderson looks to continue to display her undeniable dominance of the sport. Shaun White will once again represent the U.S. Snowboard Halfpipe Team in pursuit of his fourth Olympic gold medal. . . “The teams have been working super hard and having tons of fun preparing for the big season ahead,” says U.S. Freeski and Snowboard Head Coach Mike Jankowski. “The anticipation has everyone excited and ready to get this 2021-22 action going!”

Oh, and Snowboardcross still exists so don’t think you won’t see Lindsey Jacobellis  giving that Gold Medal another go. Congrats to the team. Good luck. We hope US Snowboarding gets you all sorted correctly before the Games begin on February 4, 2022. May you bloom to your full potential, ride beautifully, and refrain from stinking things up too much in Beijing.

For the official team announcement from the US Ski and Snowboard Association, please follow the jump.

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