Media

Neal Hendrix’s Twitter Feed Hijacked?

by The Editors on April 27, 2017

Checking in on Twitter this morning and noticed that it appears that a woman named “Joan Dickinson” who is apparently “looking for a man” has hijacked skateboarder Neal Hendrix’s verified Twitter account. One day it’s street photos from Hendrix’s trip to Japan and lost baggage on the way to Rio, and now it’s this:

Sadly, we can’t even ask Neal what’s up, because we only have his Twitter feed. . . Neal, please let us know what’s up? Is this a new sponsorship deal, a stolen password, gender reassignment?

Editors’ Update (3:07 PM April 27, 2017): After a short time off the Twitter air, Neal was back up with the following message:


Good to know it’s possible to get things fixed so quickly on Twitter. Guess that’s what comes with being verified.

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Give The Gift Of The Snowboarder’s Journal

by The Editors on December 15, 2016

Need a last minute Christmas gift for the snow dogger in your family? Here it is — a subscription to The Snowboarder’s Journal. Right now when you give a gift subscription you’ll receive a free print of Iuna Tinta’s Luminous Lights.

Featured in The Snowboarder’s Journal Issue 14.1, Iuna Tinta’s ethereal landscape paintings epitomize the alpine dreamscapes that we chase all winter. This 9″ x 8″ print made by Asymbol Gallery is a hand-numbered, limited edition of 125 so act now before they sell out.

Subscriptions are $39.99 for a whole year. Click the link for all the details. And act know, because those prints are going to run out soon.

[Link: The Snowboarder’s Journal]

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Abrams New Content Director At TEN

by The Editors on December 13, 2016

Transworld Snowboarding, Surfer, Surfing, Snowboarder etc.’s parent company Ten: The Enthusiast Network has just hired Micah Abrams (handsome man on the right) as the company’s Group Content Director. That’s a good sign, right? We’re always happy when media companies invest in editorially minded content people.

“Micah is an important senior addition to our team as we continue to evolve and expand our content offerings across multiple channels of distribution,” said Norb Garrett, Executive Vice President and General Manager of TEN’s Sports and Entertainment Group. “His experience in the digital space coupled with his deep knowledge of the action/outdoor world enables him to have an immediate impact on how we maximize our content strategies and grow our audiences.”

Micah isn’t exactly new to this media family. He was editor of Transworld’s freeskiing magazine Freeze, until its demise in November of 2004. Most recently he was editorial director at Fatherly, a mommy blog for daddies, and he’s written the script for Warren Miller’s ski movies for over a decade (we never held that against him). For the official word from TEN, please follow the jump.

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The Snowboarder’s Journal’s New Site

by The Editors on December 1, 2016

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Time to click on over over and check out our favorite snowboard magazine’s crystal sparkling new website. That’s right, The Snowboarder’s Journal (former known as Frequency: The Snowboarder’s Journal) has given their digital presence a complete, from the pixels up, rebuild and what they’ve created lets their content sing with  little to no interference from the interface. Here’s how they’re telling it:

Featuring exclusive in-depth interviews, stories and videos alongside a carefully-curated feed of the best snowboard content on the web, the new thesnowboardersjournal.com presents snowboarding’s true voice to the masses in an interactive, digital format. Updated daily with archival stories from past issues, product reviews and giveaways, thesnowboardersjournal.com also provides a streamlined shopping experience, print and digital subscriptions, and a growing catalog of TSNJ products.

But don’t take our word for it. Click the link and bask in all the new feels.

[Link: The Snowboarder’s Journal]

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Taschen’s New Surfing Book Is Huge

by The Editors on October 19, 2016

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The photo above is deceiving. According to a review on SurflineJim Heimann’s Surfing book, published by Taschen, measures 11.4 x 15.6 inches, weighs 15.6 pounds. That’s enough to make your legs go numb just holding it. But apparently, that’s not a worry.

The shear volume of visual content — along with crisp essays from Matt Warshaw, Steve Barilotti, Chris Dixon, Drew Kampion, Peter Westwick, and Peter Neushul — throughout the book ultimately make a powerful point that some other works of surf history have not: that the sport of surfing has never existed quite so far out on the fringe of American pop culture as the core often likes to think. Instead, surfing, since being hijacked from the Hawaiians, has been a quiet yet steady influencer of American culture for a century now, from its fashion to film, its music to art — even, I would argue, to its sexual revolution and evolution.

We’d like to say we’ll be adding it to our collection straightaway, but at $200 a copy we’ll just have to flip through someone else’s. We only spend that much on Taschen books that are filled with, you know, naked pictures. 

[Link via Surfline]

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Preparation H Recycles Jackass Skit

by The Editors on October 2, 2016

Few things make you feel older than watching a Preparation H commercial inspired by an early 2000s Jackass skit euphemizing all the things that can be found in a town named like a butt. Watch the new version (above) in Kiester, Minnesota and one of several original versions done by the Jackass crew in Mianus, Connecticut (below).

Reminds us of an old advertising agency slogan: why create when you can regurgitate.

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Matt Warshaw In The New Yorker

by The Editors on September 28, 2016

mattwarshaw_nkrWe no longer read The New Yorker. We let our subscription lapse when the price went over the $70 mark. That’s how much we care about the best writing in the world. Luckily, someone at Surfer Magazine still reads it because they noticed that The Encyclopedia of Surfing author (and Surfermag.com columnist) Matt Warshaw was featured in the October 3, 2016 issue of the magazine for his work with Oxford English Dictionary.

Surfer interviewed Warshaw on being profiled.

We’re just linking it here so if it ever comes up again we’ll be able to find it. Oh, and to add our entry in the New Yorker’s caption contest: “Pffft, you should see him dance on the ceiling.”

[Link: Surfermag.com]

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Frequency’s Mt. Baker Season Recap

by The Editors on May 25, 2016

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Mt. Baker fans can find all kinds of great content to pour over and over in Frequency The Snowboarders’ Journal That’s Baker For You: 2015-2016 Season Recap.

We’ve gathered the best photos, videos and more from a deep year and laid them out for you in this season recap from our exalted home mountain, Mt Baker Ski Area.

Photos, videos, stories. What? It’s like a whole magazine digitized and dedicated to Mt. Baker. Click the link to dive in.

[Link: Frequency]

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Nas’ Skateboard Movie: The Land

by The Editors on May 9, 2016

It’s turning into a board movie summer. Here’s a tease of the film The Land produced by Nas and pretty well received at Sundance, according to a story on The Root.

The movie follows the turbulent lives of four teens who have aspirations of becoming professional skateboarders but who find that the streets of Cleveland aren’t the easiest to break from. Lendeborg stars as Cisco, a teen who uses skateboarding as an escape mechanism but lands in trouble with his friends when they steal and sell Molly (the drug) to raise money for a skateboarding competition.

The film stars The Wire’Michael K. Williams, Erykah Badu, Machine Gun Kelly and Sons of Anarchy’s Kim Coates, along with Jorge Lendeborg Jr. The Land is scheduled to be released on July 29, 2016.

[Link: The Root]

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Jeremy Jones Higher Up For Two Emmys

by The Editors on April 15, 2016

higherTo get an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), yes, that’s satan spelled backwards, your film has to appear on an eligible television channel. Thankfully, Jeremy Jones’ Higher aired on Outside Television and this year they are eligible for the Emmy’s. Higher provided the network not one, but two nominations: one for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary, and another for Outstanding Camera Work categories.

“It’s great validation to be nominated in the same categories as HBO, Showtime, NBC, ABC/ESPN and CBS” said Rob Faris the Senior Vice President of Programming and Production for Outside Television. “This is a tribute to the efforts put forth by the Outside Television and TGR teams who push the limits each day to create compelling story-based content captured in the world of adventure sports.”

Congrats to Jeremy Jones and the entire Teton Gravity Research team. Next up the Oscars. For the official word from Outside TV, please follow the jump.
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