Back in January of 2013 Paul Flannery of Australia based Strewth Snowboards pitched his step-in snowboard binding on indigogo. He hoped to raise $100,000, but when the funding drive ended two months later only $5,295 had been raised.
Now, Flannery is back and on the beg for funding once again. This time on Kickstarter. Flannery has apparently lowered his sights in his second go round and is only asking for $50,000 in Australian dollars. With 22 days to go Strewth has raised $7,865. Sadly, for most snowboarders it seems getting into their bindings isn’t that big of a problem. If you’d someone who has a rough time with binding straps (or with bending over) step up and provide funding, why don’t you?
We were saddened to learn on Friday July 25, 2014 that after 24 years, Seattle’s longtime core action sports retailer SnoCon is closing its doors. It is a northwest snowboard institution whose influence on the sport and core retailing will be missed greatly industry wide. Founder John Logic, notified staff on Friday that their final work day would be the following day, Saturday July 26.
Tough retail conditions are largely to blame according an email from Logic, “[SnoCon] tried to get right for five years, after 17 golden ones, but they couldn’t right the ship,” he said. “Even an upside down boat will float. It’s just not much of a party cruise, ya know?”
For the rest of the story, please follow the jump.
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In the spirit of telling you things way too late for you to join in the fun we present a Zumiez + Airblaster colab camping/snowboarding event at Mt. Hood beginning July 21, 2014 (starts next Monday). It’s called the Glampster Shredfest. For all the late, late details, follow the jump or click the link. [click to continue…]
Thought you just did the Agenda Show? Oh no, you’re not done yet. The best Agenda Show, at their new NYC Javits Center North location rolls out Monday and Tuesday, July 21-22, 2014 and there is still time to register.
Agenda:NYC occurs twice a year during New York Men’s Market Week. During this week, a total of seven trade shows take place and the city is inundated with thousands upon thousands of men’s fashion buyers, media and tastemakers. One of the more intimate gatherings in scale, the Agenda:NYC show takes place in the heart of Manhattan, and hosts around 250 brands across roughly 100,000 square feet.
Want to know more? Click the link and be enlightened.
[Link: Agenda NYC]
Snot rockets, smoking, snowboards, and a VO by the one an only Winnebago Guy. It’s a total Nightmare Established Forever featuring Josh Carreola, Sean Murphy, Sean Brady, Ryan McCoy, Jade Phelan, Tj Gillette, Matt Caughlin, Josh Boeser, Moses, John Myre, Alex Malik, Stu Wozniak, Eric Gronneberg, Clayton York, and Sheldon Daley. To see the premiere be sure to attend Snowboard On The Block. September 13, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. Click the link for more details.
[Link: Nightmare and SOTB]
Stoked.org is looking for people who believe in their mission to promote personal development, academic achievement, and health living to under-served youth through action sports. As an Igniter all you have to do is volunteer to help Stoked just once or do it monthly. Currently, Stoked has 120 Igniters nationwide, but they’d like to up that number to 300. If you’re interested in helping kids that might otherwise have no chance to enjoy action sports, click the link for more info.
Know a rad dad or grad who still likes holding the printed page in their hand? Or maybe one who likes flipping through a digital mag on an iPad? If so, there’s no better snowboarding publication than Frequency: The Snowboarder’s Journal.
Available as a collectible, coffee-table quality print edition as well as in a digital edition on the iTunes Newsstand, frequency TSJ features limited advertising and the culture’s most inspiring mountains capes, iconic characters and stunning imagery. It’s what they really want, and it’s under 40 bucks.
We hear rumors the first issue will arrive in time for Father’s day. To subscribe, click here. For the official word from Frequency, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Skullcandy founder Rick Alden explains the Alta situation quite succinctly in this edit. But here’s a little more:
Wasatch Equality began as a grassroots movement of individuals, families, and businesses committed to ending the anti-snowboarding policies at Alta Ski Area that have defined the resort since the early 1980’s. Long after the rest of the winter community has come to recognize snowboarding, it’s hard to believe there’s still an argument being made against the sport. . . By convincing Utah’s hold-out resorts to open their lifts to everyone, friends and families will be able to exercise their legal right to enjoy public land, regardless of how they choose to get downhill.
If you’d like to help Wasatch Equality in their efforts to open Alta Ski Resort to snowboarding, please click here to donate.
[Link: Wasatch Equality]
Join the Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow at 6 PM on the evening of Saturday June 7, 2014 as they kick off Robert “Sticky” Shaw’s We’re Gonna Miss You. The show also features guest artists Valient Himself, Tyler Wolf, Lauren Over, ODXT, Paige Smith and Timothy Karpinski, and a special live musical guest (you thinking what we’re thinking?). Beverages will be provided by Pizza Port Brewing Company. The opening begins at 6 PM. The Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow Gallery is located at 1175 South Coast Hwy in Laguna Beach, California.
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced today that they have outsourced the sales of its “property and intellectual rights within the USSA portfolio, notably U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing events in the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix tour,” to the Sacramento Kings basketball team’s ownership group Sacramento Basketball Holdings, LLC because, you know, basketball and snowboarding sponsorship sales go together like slam dunks and triple corks.
“Our partnership with Sacramento Basketball Holdings offers a unique opportunity to benefit our free skiing and snowboarding athletes by expanding the reach of the Grand Prix series,” said USSA Chief Marketing Officer Michael Jaquet. “What’s especially valuable for us is Sacramento’s close proximity to Lake Tahoe, which is a vital region to our sport. The excellence that Sacramento Basketball Holdings, LLC has built within the market in such a short span of time will make this a valuable program for expanding the reach of our Grand Prix.”
Outsourcing is always a great idea because if it works you’re a genius for selecting the right team, and if it fails you have someone to blame the entire disaster on. In corporate America that’s what’s called a win-win. For the official word from the Sacramento Kings (absurd, right?) follow the jump. [click to continue…]