Pro-Tec Is Like 45 Years Old

by The Editors on January 24, 2018

Pro-Tec is celebrating 45 years in business this year with a return to San Diego an expanded helmet line, a new range of snow helmets, and a collaboration with Volcom.

Pro-Tec relocated from San Clemente to join Sector 9 Skateboard Co., another brand under the Bravo Sports Corp. Specialty Division, in the new San Diego headquarters. The move reflects the company’s commitment to its core market and marks a company promise to support and protect riders with proven and innovative products that professionals and beginners from around the world rely on every day.

For the rest of the news please follow the jump.

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Shaun White & US Olympic Snowboard Team

by The Editors on January 24, 2018

We’re still trying to get up to speed with Olympic Shaun White fever. Not feeling it just yet, but we’re sure by next week we’ll be deep in the Shaun White hype. In the meantime here is everything you need to know about Shaun White and the 2018 US Olympic Snowboard Team which you may not have realized includes Shaun White:


Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle/Big Air
Chris Corning, Silverthorne, Colo. (9/07/1999)
Redmond Gerard, Silverthorne, Colo. (6/29/2000)
Kyle Mack, West Bloomfield, Mich. (7/06/1997)
Ryan Stassel, Anchorage, Alaska (10/23/1992) *

Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle/Big Air
Jamie Anderson, South Lake Tahoe, Calif. (9/13/1990) *
Jessika Jenson, Rigby, Idaho (8/07/1991)
Julia Marino, Westport, Conn. (9/11/1997)
Hailey Langland, San Clemente, Calif. (8/02/2000)

Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe
Ben Ferguson, Bend, Ore. (1/21/1995)
Chase Josey, Hailey, Idaho (3/31/1995)
Jake Pates, Eagle, Colo. (7/30/1998)
Shaun White, Carlsbad, Calif. (9/3/1986) *

Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe
Kelly Clark, Mt. Snow, Vt. (7/26/1983) *
Arielle Gold, Steamboat Springs, Colo. (5/04/1996) *
Chloe Kim, Torrance, Calif. (4/23/2000)
Maddie Mastro, Wrightwood, Calif. (2/22/2000)

For all the other Shaun White details (including Snowboard Cross and Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom Teams), please follow the Shaun White jump.

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Mervin Nabs Maxx von Marbod

by The Editors on January 23, 2018

Mervin Mfg. is excited to announce the addition of Maxx von Marbod as Sales Director for North America and APAC.

Maxx is a life-long Northwest based snowboarder, surfer, board collector, designer and friend to all he meets. As a snowboarder, he’s seen it all from a frothy grom battling it out in Northwest Series to a seasoned ripper playing a pivotal role at major brands across the industry. Throughout his 20+ year board sports tour of duty, Maxx has managed to stay in love with the activities that help define him; riding boards with good friends on a weekly basis. His love for shred has kept Maxx closely connected to the Mervin Mfg. crew often helping to tweak new products through his valuable R & D feedback only a double decade veteran could provide.

So we guess what they’re saying is that this isn’t Maxx’s first rodeo.


Asymbol Is Shutting It Down

by The Editors on January 23, 2018

Travis Rice’s Jackson Hole based art gallery Asymbol will be closing it’s doors on March 1, 2018. Here’s the scoop from T-Rice and the Asymbol Family.

After ten epic years of art, photography, community and adventure, we feel that the dream of Asymbol has run it’s incredible course. . . We did what we set out to do and more, no small feat considering that nothing like Asymbol had ever been done before. The decision was far from easy but for us, it is the right one. The support of our community, artists and partners has made this journey a magical one, a thing that has changed us all in amazing ways. . . On March 1st, Asymbol will close both our cyber and physical doors. We will be spending the next weeks celebrating what we have created together and encourage you to join us in writing this last chapter.

So, if you’ve been thinking about grabbing a piece of from the collection, now is the time. Apparently everything has been marked down. Click the link for all the details.

[Link: Asymbol]



Utah Neighbors Not Happy With Woodward

by The Editors on January 23, 2018

Camp Woodward’s recently approved action sports park near Gorgoza Park on Interstate 80 in the Pinebrook neighborhood of Park City, Utah has some local residents up in arms, according to a story on KPCW.

A group of Pinebrook residents filed an appeal last week against the proposed Camp Woodward youth recreation facility near Gorgoza Park, arguing that the the facility will have negative impacts on their neighborhood. 

The neighbors are complaining about snowblowers, noise, lights, traffic, and a chairlift that goes much higher than it was supposed to go. For the entire story, click the link.

[Link: KPCW]


Snowboarder Missing At Mt. Baker

by The Editors on January 23, 2018

A 24-year-old snowboarder who went missing at Mt. Baker on Sunday, January 21, 2018 has not been found after a full day of work by a large search and rescue team, according to a story in the Bellingham Herald.

Vitaliy Datskiy’s two friends reported him missing shortly after noon Sunday when he didn’t return to a designated meeting point near the bottom of the ski area’s Chair Three, said Whatcom County Undersheriff Jeff Parks. . . “He got separated from (his friends) and didn’t show up to meet them,” Parks said. “They believe he’s still somewhere in the ski area.” . . Duncan Howat, ski area president and general manager, said the Ski Patrol immediately began what’s called a “hasty search” of the most dangerous spots in the area where Datskiy was last seen.

Howat says Datskiy was last seen ducking under a rope on Chair 6. The resort has received 50 inches of snow since Friday. Datskiy is the third snowboarder to go missing at the mountain this season. We hope for the best.



Signal’s All About The LED Base

by The Editors on January 18, 2018

After being gone for nearly a year Signal Snowboard’s Every Third Thursday is back with a little taste from of our collective digital futures. Here’s how they’re pitching it:

Decentralized currency, hyper loop travel, and yes, smart wearables and shreddables. After almost a year off from the last ETT, No Board Left Behind, we bring you the first LED progammable base. 

Ground effects, dawg. It’s the perfect board for those times we’d like to communicate from the lift. We kinda want one. . .
[Link: Signal Snowboards]


Ralph Lauren vs. Burton/Vogue

by The Editors on January 17, 2018

Battle of the high-fashion China-clothing: Ralph Lauren vs. Jake “Mash it up and roll it out” Burton. We’re going to have to give the edge to Ralphie’s 90s retrovision. Right?

[Link: The Cut]


Shaun White Something Something

by The Editors on January 16, 2018

Someone told us if we looked very intently at the above photo of Sarah Barthel we would eventually see Shaun White. We’ve tried several times, and . . . nope . . . still nothing!


Scott Lenhardt + PowderJet Sunday Mornings

by The Editors on January 8, 2018

Jesse Loomis, the purveyor of PowderJet Snowboards has finally teamed up with artist Scott Lenhardt for some snowboard graphics. Here, we’ll let him explain:

We’ve been best bros and riding buddies since the early ’90’s. I build custom snowboards in Vermont. He’s an artist that’s done over 50 snowboard graphics for some legendary boards, among many other rad projects. We’ve never teamed up on a graphic until last week, and it was an amazing experience. I had three boards to ship out to Milosport SLC, and Scott was lurking here after a Xmas visit. We finally got it together, and Scotty painted the raddest graphics we’ve ever had on a PowderJet. It brings a tear to the eye.

These three hand painted boards will be available at Milo as soon as Loomis can get them there. Anyone who is interested in more information should email Jesse at PowderJet Snowboards. But better hurry, because these boards are going to go fast. For a look at the boards, follow the jump.

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