Ah, fall. The time of year when we suit up, watch the leaves change color, and dream of Miss Reef 2015. . . Well, okay. Not the last one. But since Stabmag.com pointed it out, we couldn’t help but post it up as well (with as SEO friendly a headline as we could get). This definitely puts the “ass” in Just Passing Through.
Now, we’ll just sit back and see if this knocks Reef’s Over-Touched Assets off the top of our “most visited stories” list.
If you’d thought about traveling to New Zealand and haven’t, this edit of Mateia Hiquily getting all over NZ will make you put NZ on your bucket list immediately. It’s better than all that footage from Lord Of The Rings. For real.
Our choice for winter shoes just got a whole lot bigger as Vans announces an expanded Mountain Edition footwear collection which now include shoes from the Classics, California, and Surf collections.
Vans Classics returns with eight weatherized color ways including the Era MTE, Sk8-Hi MTE and introducing the Old Skool MTE. The Era MTE surfaces in two earth-toned variations – Castlerock/Tobacco Brown and Forest Night/Tobacco Brown – outfitted in pig suede, leather and wool. The Old Skool MTE and Sk8-Hi MTE exhibit the same material mix across Black/Tobacco and Decadent Chocolate/Tobacco Brown color-ups. Additionally, the Sk8-Hi MTE rounds out the Classics collection with two women-specific styles in Black and Tan featuring knitted geometric trim accents.
So much to choose from. And to think we were happy with our Jamie Lynn Old Skools. For the official word from Vans including prices [click to continue…]
It appears we’re not the only ones who have grown tired of the SIA Trade Show in Denver. Burton Snowboards announced today that, aside from a booth for Anon accessories and two others for Riglet Parks and the Chill Program they will not be showing any product inside the 2015 SIA Show at the Denver Convention Center this January. Rather than sit in with the rest of the snowboard companies and be under the thumb of the convention center and SIA, Burton has opted to do their own fully immersive, 24-hour-a-day brand “activation” at Denver’s huge night club City Hall.
From January 28th-31st, Burton will transform City Hall into an authentic brand experience where retailers can enjoy three days of winter 2016 collection showings, around-the-clock hospitality, entertainment and more. . . “At Burton, we’re always challenging ourselves to look at things differently, to take a new approach, to innovate – whether it’s with our products, marketing or activations,” said Sasha Dietschi-Cooper, SVP of North American Sales. “So this year at SIA, we’re going to service our retail partners in a whole new way with an elevated presence in Denver. From ramping up the scope of product and brand stories we can show to increasing the flexibility of when dealers can view the line, our intention is to better service and inspire our retailers.”
For the official (slightly less direct, more positive) word from Burton, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
If you didn’t make it to the Lido Theatre in Newport Beach, California last week for the premiere of Oakley’s snowboarding movie Snowboarding: For Me, you’ll have your chance to see it today. Oakley is streaming the film free all day today (November 3, 2014). If you don’t watch it today free, you’ll have to buy it in the iTunes store tomorrow. What are you waiting for? It’s only Monday. . .
Z-Flex brought two legendary skateboarders together to create the first board in the company’s Master Crafted Series. The first board was designed and built by Jay Adams and Paul Schmitt.
The ‘Masters’ of skateboarding are the pioneers of the sport, the skaters who paved the way for skateboarding today, and the skaters that are still out there ripping 20+ years later. There’s only one ‘Master’ that we could possibly start this series with, and that’s the original seed of skateboarding himself, Jay Adams, in collaboration with the legendary skateboard craftsman, Paul Schmitt. . . Jay and Paul worked hand in hand in creating a unique board for Jay’s style to help him skate better than he’s ever skated before. . . “Jay was super stoked about the Master Crafted Jay Adams deck,” said his wife Tracy Adams. “He said it was the first time in his life he ever designed a board himself. He knew EXACTLY what size board, what shape and length the nose and tail should be, where the wheel wells should be…..EVERYTHING.”
Looks like a great skateboard for people who like to ride ‘em big and burly. Follow the jump for the official word and a the full Graphic from Z-Flex. [click to continue…]
Forest Bailey shows us all how great a snowboarder he is right up front with a nice little “skateboarding-in-a-park” section. No shame in that game. But then things really get going once he straps in. And while there were occasional hints at ocean going, Forest never once rode a real wave. Just watch and see. The only unfortunate bit is that darned colored cow on his snowboard. He needs to put that thing out to pasture before it takes over his life.
According to a newly launched Facebook page (birthed on October 24, 2014) and flying under the banner Fuel TV it would appear that the ground breaking action sports channel is giving it another go. The page includes the cryptic:
Coming to a device near you…The new and improved FUEL TV. Wherever, whenever you want it. Stay tuned!
Rumors are that Fuel TV’s original visionary CJ Olivares has grabbed the Fuel trademark and intellectual property back from Fox Sports and is currently rolling forward with a little help from some other former Fuel TV supporters. It will be great to see Olivares, who left Fuel in April of 2011, back at the controls of what was a ground-breaking action media effort. We’re hoping the the official word will be out soon. When it arrives we’ll update the post.
Tony Hawk’s Ride Channel (one of YouTube’s top 1 percent most viewed channels) has partnered with Mark Ecko’s Complex Media for a brand new home on the web as TheRideChannel.com. The new site joins Complex’s network of websites that include such staples as Complex.com, Sneakerfreaker.com, SlamXhype.com, and a slew of other websites that appeal to pop conscious young males.
Building from the content already featured on the RIDE Channel on YouTube, Complex Media’s editorial team will support news, tips & tricks, how-to and video coverage featuring some of the biggest names in the skate industry including Tony Hawk, Jamie Thomas, Lance Krall, SLAP, Skatepark of Tampa, Mike Manzoori, Frank Black, Rob Brink, Erica Yary, Kevin Staab, Thurston Moore, Chris Cole, Stevie Williams, amongst others.
The site soft-launched late October and is up for your pleasure right now. Looks like The Berrics and Thrasher are going to have a little more company on the web this holiday season. Check it out and let us know what you think.
It’s been a long while since we checked in with Gary Rogers and Skateline. So, here you go. Seems like Gary has been keeping on keeping on all this time. Still funny. Still on point. Still doing it. Guess he’s not bored just yet.