The Wyoming Office of Tourism has just signed Jackson Hole’s own Travis Rice to be the official “voice of winter” for the state of Wyoming.
For those wanting to get up close and personal with Rice, Wyoming is giving fans a chance to ski or ride with Rice . . . Additional contest winners will receive a Wyoming branded, Rice designed, custom Lib Tech snowboard. Follow the conversation about the sweepstakes with the #RoamwithRice or enter the sweepstakes at: http://winter.wyomingtourism.org/sweepstakes/.
If you win you’ll get lots of goodies from Lib Tech and a full two hours trying to keep up with Mr. Rice at Jackson Hole. Good luck with that one. Click the link if you’re feel in’ lucky. . . well, are ya punk?
[Link: Wyoming Tourism]
Patagonia pulls together two of the most soulful sliders in the history of board sports and puts them together in a powdery forest in Japan.
An arriving swell. Falling snow. Two forces, or one and the same? Two board sports legends, Pipeline master Gerry Lopez and snow surf pioneer Taro Tamai, have spent a lifetime practicing the art of flow. The Northern Sky digs down to the roots of that shared sensation, as experienced in the mountains above Niskeo, Japan.
They do make it look good don’t they?
Burton Snowboards has collaborated with sexy boot maker Frye on a new saucy women’s all-mountain snowboarding boot that has all the function plus the fashion.
By far the most fashion-forward women’s snowboard boot ever made, the Burton x Frye boot stays true to the long revered design of The Frye Company’s treasured Harness boot. Like its iconic footwear counterpart, the Burton x Frye snowboarding boot features the distinctive Harness ring, straps and studs that has made the boot a favorite for generations. Crafted with authentic USA-made Horween premium leather and boasting Burton’s top-shelf technologies, the boot looks as good as it performs.
So get your tongues ready, bootlickers. These things are hot, hot, hot. . . Hmmm, wonder when these are going to come in XXXL sizes? For the official word from Burton, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
For years photographer Jack English has been operating Surfimages.com as the go-to site for surfing stock photography. Now he’s opening it to the general online public and offering premium prints, posters and murals through the online store.
“We’ve received a lot of requests from individuals asking if we offered prints for sale,” said Surf Images CEO and photographer Jack English. “For the longest time, Surf Images only licensed images to the commercial market, so we really weren’t able to handle requests from private individuals. Today, I’m happy to announce that Surf Images is now able to offer our beautiful surfing inspired wall art direct to the consumer through our commerce store at surfimages.com.”
To check out what’s on offer, click here. For the official word from Jack English himself, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
While we were sleeping last night those jet setting WCT surfers kicked off Round 1 of the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal at Supertubos. From the looks of it, Gabriel Medina is well on his way to wrapping up this season before the tour gets to Hawaii and it has the King upping his game.
“It’s always tough in conditions like this and even more so when a guy starts out with almost a 10-point score,” said Kelly Slater. “I just wanted to get myself going, get some waves and start feeling the flow. Gabriel (Medina) is a real competitor. He wants to win the Title more than anyone, and at his age I was the same exact way. You can see that he loves to surf, he loves to get better and improve what he is already doing and he’s got crazy skills.”
For the official word from the ASP (including Round 2 do-or-die match-ups) follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Seems some skateboard shops will try anything to move product. Recently several Denver skaters have accused 365skateboards.com of offering up sponsorship in exchange for the purchase of a board. When people don’t get the board they ordered their names and personal information was put up on 365skate’s Wall of Shame. The Wall of Shame has been taken down, but the site still appears to be live. Watch the edit for the rest of the story.
[Link: CBS Denver]
Graybeards who have followed along with online snowboard media since way back in the mid 90s may remember a site from the pre “blog” days called Flakezine. It hasn’t been updated in nearly nine years, but that hasn’t stopped The Atlantic from quoting from an old Sherman Poppen interview in a new post titled Snowboarding Was Almost Called Snurfing.
The way the story goes, as he told flakezine—” the world’s only honest critique of advertising, marketing, and greed gone silly in the world of snowboarding”—in 1994, he decided to try an experiment . . .
We all know the rest of that story, but if you don’t click here for the complete Poppen interview or click the link for the rest of the old, old story.
[Link: The Atlantic]
Hey, shredders. Just got word that a new hotel has been added to the Snow Industries of America trade show block. That means special low-rate deals all around. The new hotel is the Four Seasons Denver and their new, extra special SIA rate is only $225 a night. Cough cough. Yeah, that’s half off the regular rate of $465 a night. Guess when you’re a high roller on the corpo dime, $225 a night keeps your T&E budget right on track. Just makes us pine for SIA’s return to Las Vegas all the more. SIA’s Denver contract is reportedly up in 2020 so it’s T-6 and counting down.
For all the official details on wonderful lodging deals being offered by the Four Seasons Denver and by SIA for the 2015 show, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Now, thanks to a new game for iOS, we can all skate Carlsbad, or Hollywood High on our iPhones. Here, let Andrew Reynolds explain a little about one of the spots featured in the new Skater app. Click here to download it, or here for more info. This thing actually looks fun. Only problem, it will cost you $4.99.
Spy brings the happy, happy, joy joy to snow goggles with the Bravo.
. . . the Bravo boasts a quick-change lens system and a mid-sized frame for a more universal fit without compromised function, acting as your first line of defense against the ever-changing elements of Mother Nature. Available with the first Lens with Benefits in snow, SPY’s Happy Lens™ helps riders Feel Better by letting in the “good” rays that studies suggest create an uplift in mood and alertness, while still blocking all of the “bad” rays.
For the official word from Spy, please follow the jump.
[click to continue…]