Give A Gift of The Snowboarder’s Journal

by The Editors on December 19, 2017

Looking for a last minute gift for the shred dog on your list? A gift subscription to The Snowboarder’s Journal is a gift that will keep giving all year long for only $39.99.

Subscribing to The Snowboarder’s Journal entitles you to receive a 10% discount on all merchandise and back issues available in our online store The discount is valid on all purchases for the full duration of any one or two-year subscription! That’s in addition to receiving 25% off of the newsstand price and the convenience of home delivery.

Click the link for all the details.

[Link: The Snowboarder’s Journal]


Nick Woodman’s Wonderful Horrible Life

by The Editors on December 15, 2017

Inc. Magazine lays out the story of GoPro’s wild successes and failures in a rather sympathetic profile of founder Nick Woodman which begins with this sentence: Nick Woodman is crying.

After a decade of breakneck growth, GoPro held one of the most successful tech IPOs of 2014, which earned Woodman comparisons to Steve Jobs. But the past two years have been a cautionary tale: botched product rollouts, sweeping layoffs, a giant new initiative shuttered. The company was profitable each year following its bootstrapped launch, but it has lost money every quarter from the end of 2015 until the third quarter of 2017.

Though we’ve always appreciated Mr. Woodman’s ability to recklessly enjoy his successes, we’re not sure there are any major lesson’s to be learned here, however, that didn’t stop him from lining up some life tips. Jump to the end of the story if you don’t have time for the rest.

[Link: Inc.]

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Karl Watson Writes A Children’s Book

by The Editors on December 12, 2017

It won’t arrive in time for Christmas, but Karl Watson’s new kids book (illustrated by Henry Jones) might be the perfect late January gift for they kids you know. Titled, My First Skateboard, the book tells the story of how skateboarding can change the world.

After 30 years of skateboarding in San Francisco and around the world professional skater, Karl Watson, wrote this children’s book in hopes of inspiring future generations to become skateboarders.

You can pre-order it now, and get it in January by clicking the link.

[Link: My First Skateboard via Vice]


The Tribes of Palos Verdes Trailer

by The Editors on December 5, 2017

Yes, we’re going to see The Tribes of Palos Verdes, especially since we loved the book by Joy Nicholson. And we love saying we loved the book in that condescending tone that all readers use when discussing movies based on books. We loved the book. And we suggest you read it before you see the movie. (Click here to buy it).

For a Dashel Pierson overview on the film (including some quotes from Brendan and Emmet Malloy) click the link. 

[Link: Surfline]


Taylor Steele’s Proximity On Outside TV

by The Editors on October 10, 2017

Surf filmmaking legend Taylor Steele has a new TV show streaming on Outside TV. The eight episode show A Life In Proximity features the stories behind the creation of his latest film Proximity. Nice tie-in, right?

“With talent so stacked on a project like Proximity, and so many intense locations explored, it’s almost impossible to showcase every highlight in the confines of one film. With the ‘A Life in Proximity’ series, we can take viewers further into these incredible trips and show meaningful moments that we just didn’t have room for with the original release,” says producer Taylor Steele.

For details on all the technological hoops you’ll have to jump through to watch this series please follow the jump.

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The Snowboarder’s Journal 15.1 Out Now

by The Editors on October 6, 2017

Soon there may only be one magazine that the mailman drops off right at your house, so you might as well pick up the new issue, and subscribe to The Snowboarder’s Journal. That way it will come to you. . . just like a magazine should. Click the link for all the details.

[Link: The Snowboarder’s Journal]


Nick & Laura Launch Geography Creative

by The Editors on October 3, 2017

The husband-and-wife team of Nick and Laura Visconti are proud to announce the launch of Geography Creative, based in Truckee, California.

Geography Creative is the culmination of over a decade’s worth of experience in digital marketing and visual storytelling, in both outdoor and travel industries. Services include Campaign Development, Social Strategy, Content Production, and Influencer Marketing.

If you’re looking for some marketing direction in these word-of-mouth fueled digital times, make contact with Geography. We know from experience that Mr. Visconti knows how to start a ruckus online and Laura is a gifted image capturer. What more do you need? For the official word from Geography, please follow the jump.

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Juice Magazine #75 Out Now

by The Editors on September 28, 2017

Lately, we’ve been right on the verge of loving print again. It’s been a while. We’re waiting for the last two three corporate action sports magazines to either shut down or get sold off and then it will be time to fire up the newsprint romance once again. Until then, check out the latest issue of Juice.

Juice Magazine’s Surf Skate Style 75th Edition is rolling out worldwide at 148 pages deep with 100+ interviews, and features Dogtown skate legend and style master, Scott Oster, on the cover, captured by internationally celebrated photographer, Arto Saari, in tribute to the timeless tradition of Surf Skate Style.

These pages might even get your fingers dirty. Remember that? For the official word from Juice, please follow the jump. And if you’d like to subscribe, click here.

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Board Rap’s Brooke Geery Interview

by The Editors on September 12, 2017

Our favorite online snowboarding maven Brooke Geery spills her history of (and snowboarding on the Internet in general) in a two-part interview with Board Rap. Oddly, we saw no mention of Flakezine (nor Heckler). Guess those were a little before her time. Hard to believe, but true. Click the link for Part 1. Or here for Part 2.

[Link: Board Rap]


CJ Olivares New CEO of SLS’s ETN

by The Editors on June 22, 2017

Street League Skateboarding’s video on demand channel ETN got a serious boost on June 22, 2017 when it was announced that Fuel TV founder CJ Olivares would be the new CEO.

“Finding an executive like CJ to lead the business into the next chapter is like finding a unicorn,” said SLS founder and Chairman of the Board Rob Dyrdek. “There are no other people I know that have run a global channel of the magnitude that he has with the unique programming mix of skateboarding, live events, and irreverent original shows. He is a perfect fit to take ETN to the next level and developing SLS into the future.”

This seems like a perfect fit. No one in action sports television has done a better job of bridging the gap between TV execs and skateboarders than Olivares and he seems happy about this new chapter.

“Taking the helm of ETN Media is an amazing opportunity to continue to build a game-changing platform that can engage and entertain skateboarding audiences around the world. The team’s early efforts to create original, must-see programming have already struck a chord with a global fan base and this is just the beginning.” Olivares continues, ”In terms of SLS, there is an exciting opportunity for continued international expansion on the road to skateboarding’s debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.”

We’re looking forward to seeing what Olivares can pull together this time around. For the official word from SLS, please follow the jump.

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