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March Logo Madness Goes Lifestyle

by The Editors on March 24, 2014

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In this week’s March Logo Madness you finally get the chance to vote for Boardistan and our down arrow B logo made famous on coffee mugs around the world. Help us get out of our round one match up against AWSM. Click the link and vote for us, as well as the rest of your favorite lifestyle brands.

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Converse + Thrasher = SXSW Death Match

by The Editors on February 27, 2014

DeathmatchSeems the other brand of shoes kids wear to rock shows (Converse) also has big plans for the SXSW Music Festival. Along with Thrasher Magazine Converse will present another crazy week of music mayhem at Austin, Texas’ The Scoot Inn, March 12-15, 2014.

Four days, 49 bands, indoor and outdoor stages. The Black Lips, Tyler The Creator, Travesura, Dirty Fences, Lecherous Gaze, and, well 44 other bands that will rock your faces off and leave you sweaty, happy, and searching for your other shoe. . .

For the official schedule and line-up, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Burton US Open Live On Fox Sports 2

by The Editors on February 24, 2014

LOGO.burton_usopen-tm.jpgBurton’s 32nd Annual US Open of Snowboarding from Vail, Colorado (yeah, that still trips us up) will be getting the full TV treatment on Fox Sports 2 as the network announced today (February 24, 2014) that they will be pumping out five hours of live coverage beginning Friday, March 7, 2014 at 10:30 AM PT.

The deal is part of a larger partnership between Burton Snowboards and FOX Sports, with additional coverage of Burton’s iconic Global Event Series on FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports Regional Sports Networks throughout the year, including the Burton US Open Snowboarding Qualifiers, Burton European Open, Burton Rail Days, Burton High Fives and more. . . Veteran snowboard TV host Preston Strout calls the play-by-play, while Tom Monterosso, Snowboarder Magazine Editor, provides analysis from the booth.

For the official word from Burton including a complete schedule (yes, it’s next week), follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Kaitlyn Farrington Visits Late Night Old Guy

by The Editors on February 20, 2014

Yes, apparently Late Night With David Letterman is still on and as is the custom he’s interviewing Olympic gold medalists. Here he talks to halfpipe gold medalist Kaitlyn Farrington. If you need to know anything else, watch. Oh, and if you want to see Sage Kotsenburg utter the first words we’ve ever heard him speak, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Anastasia Ashley’s Swimsuit Issues

by The Editors on February 19, 2014

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We’re not the biggest fans of the jock, team sports mag Sports Illustrated or of its annual porny-spank-book-posing-as-fashion swimsuit issue. But we’re willing to make a couple exceptions: first are the photos by Derek Katella, and second, is for any pro surfer who shows up there. This year it’s Anastasia Ashley and she does it better than most of the fashion models. Guess she’s had a little more experience in a Mikoh bikini.

[Link: Sports Illustrated]

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ASP Names Their 2014 Broadcast Team

by The Editors on February 18, 2014

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Joe Turpel, Pat Parnell, Rosy Hodge, Todd Kline, and Martin Potter are headlining the ASP’s World Tour announcer team for the 2014 season. Ross Williams, Peter Mel, Strider Wasilewski and Ronnie Blakey round out the team.

“We’re very excited about the core commentary team for 2014,” Jed Pearson, SVP of Content and Programming, said. “Their experience and background within the sport is unparalleled and for the first time in ASP history, we’ll have a dedicated and consistent team for the sport. In addition to our core team, we look forward to utilizing regional resources around the world to ensure that the broadcast is the best possible quality for the fans.”

No complaints here. Truthfully, we enjoy listening to all of them and looking at a few of them. For the official word from the ASP, follow the jump.

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20plus Years of Jody Morris Skate Photos

by The Editors on February 10, 2014

Legendary skateboard photographer Jody Morris has collected his photos into an elegant, lovely hard bound book titled 20plus. Featuring photos from two decades of skateboarding 20plus is a necessary addition to every skate library.
Here’s what skateboarding documentarian Sean Mortimer has to say about the book:

Morris’ unifying love of skating is clearly seen through his images as Skid Row skaters are snapped alongside legends like Tony Hawk and Danny Way. Morris’ close relationship with his subjects allows for rare images of iconic skaters lounging in graffiti scrawled tour vans, shredding abandoned buildings, avoiding dessert dust storms. . . It’s Morris’ rare ability to blend the culture into the action that makes him one of the most sought after action sports photographers. With over 70 magazine covers to his name, 20 PLUS is loaded with definitive images from an insulated culture.

20plus is available online at Half Acre Paper for $39.95. Click the link to purchase, or follow the jump for more info. [click to continue…]

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How & When To Watch The Sochi Olympics

by The Editors on February 5, 2014

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After years of dealing with delays to prime time, worrying about spoilers, and having friends point their webcams at their TVs so they could uStream their live feed to us here in America, we’re finally going to be able to watch every bit of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics that we want to watch. And watch it live.

For the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics NBC, the old media TV monster, is doing it like they’ve never done it before. They will be live streaming every event, every day through their NBC Sports Live Extra smartphone app (available for IOS and Android). The app allows users to select the events they want to watch and then hits them notifications when the events are about to begin. It’s like having an Olympic servant who takes care of everything. After getting the notification we can either watch it on the iPhone, iPad, or in our case Airplay it to the AppleTV for viewing on the big screen. For fans of the Olympics, this could be reason enough to buy a $99 AppleTV and set it up.

There is one catch, however. To watch the live events on the app you must be a subscriber to one of the paid television providers. If you pay a cable bill, chances are you’re good. If you don’t pay a cable bill (and you know someone who does) you can simply sign in with their credentials and get all this streaming for free (yes, it works!). Oh, and Android users? You’ll have to figure it out yerself.

The 2014 Winter Olympic Snowboarding events begin tonight (Wednesday, February 5, 2014) at 10:00 PM with Slopestyle Qualifiers. For the complete schedule of Olympic snowboarding events (and when they’re on) follow the jump. If you load the app, you’ll already know all this!) [click to continue…]

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GoPro Wins An Emmy For Real

by The Editors on January 14, 2014

We haven’t had the best of luck creating anything worth watching with a GoPro, however, we know that the GoPro camera has done more to shape the way we all see action sports than any single invention in the history of man. Period. Yes, it’s that big of a deal. Now, GoPro has won an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Natas, natas, natas . . .) in a category they basically created: Inexpensive Small Rugged HD Camcorders. For the rest of the story, watch the edit.

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Color Magazine Reaches End Of Rainbow

by The Editors on January 9, 2014

Colorlogo2013_webAfter 10 years of producing Color Magazine, Canada’s Fourcorner Publishing Inc. has announced that they will no longer print the magazine and are taking an “extended hiatus from the traditional methods.”

“I may have received back just as much as we gave [while making the magazine]—which was always all of ourselves,” said founder Alessandro Grison. “I am forever grateful for the amazing people I met and got the opportunity to work with over the years. I’m thankful to walk away enriched by memorable experiences.”

The rough times in action sports media continue. Sadly, we’re guessing this won’t be the last bit of bad news we’re expecting  in the coming months. For the official word from Fourcorner, follow the jump.

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