Ari Marcopoulos’ Box of Polaroids Books

by The Editors on July 8, 2020

Artist/photographer Ari Marcopoulos has a new collection of photos out from Dash Book in two editions, one titled Polaroids 92- 95 (NY), and the other Polaroids 92- 95 (CA). Here are the details:

The artist Ari Marcopoulos came upon the Polaroids reproduced in this volume and its’ companion, Polaroids 92- 95 (CA), while moving studios in 2018. Only a few have ever been published before, and the decorated box that housed them, long forgotten. They depict an iconic period of skating from the early nineties with the same ease, grace and affection for his subjects that Marcopoulos is known for. Shot mainly at the Brooklyn Banks in New York it features some of the best known skaters of their generation including Justin Pierce, Harold Hunter, Maurice Key and Jeff Pang, amongst others. [The CA book ] Shot mainly in San Francisco as well as Santa Rosa and at Max Schaaf’s Ramp in Oakland it features some of the best known skaters of their generation including Julien Stranger, Ethan Fowler, and Bob Burnquist amongst others.

“As time has passed there are many names that I remember but some unfortunately I can no longer recall. These images are a result of a collaboration and understanding between the subjects and the observer. I want to thank everyone that appears in them.” AM.

Signed copies of both books can be pre-ordered from Dash Books for $35 each.

[Link: Dash Books]


Boardercrosser Alex Pullin Dies Spearfishing

by The Editors on July 8, 2020

Two-time World Boardercross champion Alex Pullin has died while spearfishing on the Gold Coast of Australia, according to a story on the BBC. He was 32.

Pullin, 32, was found unresponsive off a beach on Queensland’s Gold Coast on Wednesday. . . He was treated by paramedics at the scene but could not be revived, authorities said. . . Nicknamed “Chumpy”, Pullin was Australia’s flagbearer at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Pullin competed for Australia in three Winter Olympic Games and had recently decided to retire from snowboarding, but not yet announced it. Our thoughts are with Pullin’s family and friends.

[Link: BBC via Snowboarder Mag]


SIA Town Hall With Selema Masekela

by The Editors on July 8, 2020

Beginning July 14, 2020 the Snowsports Industries of America will host a series of conversations to help the winter outdoor industry better understand diversity, equity and inclusion issues and the role and responsibility our industry plays in creating positive change. The conversations will be hosted by Selema Masekela

Selema’s upbringing is very textured; it is one which led him to often being in places where he was ‘The Only,’ whether that was as an 8 year-old sitting in on late night jazz sessions with Miles Davis, becoming the face of ESPN’s X Games and bringing action sports to pop culture, or creating films and television that strike a chord with our human dilemma; who are we, what drives us and gives us joy. It is this mission that has Selema telling stories of others like him – highlighting people and places through lenses that break molds and redefine culture. He is the co-founder of  Stoked Mentoring, an organization dedicated to mentoring at risk youth through action sports.

The first Town Hall session is up on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 1 PM MDT. For all the details click here or follow the jump.

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Breaking Trail With Ryan Hudson

by The Editors on July 2, 2020

Jeremy Jones talks with Jones Snowboards ambassador Ryan Hudson in a Breaking Trail episode about growing up homeless, finding his way in life, and ultimately finding snowboarding. Listen. Learn.

[Link: Jones Snowboards]


Tony Hawk Removes Name From Foundation

by The Editors on July 1, 2020

Tony Hawk has officially removed his name from the skatepark building foundation he founded two decades ago, and renamed it The Skatepark Project. Here’s how Tony spins it:

“When the foundation was established nearly 20 years ago, my goal was to highlight the need for public skateparks in underserved communities, and to attract resources to those projects,” said Tony Hawk. “This name change prioritizes our mission, and still allows me to continue my role as President of the Board. The foundation (and its funding) was never about me, it has always been about creating skateparks in challenged areas.”

While we liked it being the Tony Hawk Foundation, we totally understand the change. And hey, it might just open the door up for a new title sponsor, right? 

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UAG Buckles Up The Apple Watch

by The Editors on June 9, 2020

We surfed all winter with an Apple Watch safely tucked beneath the cuff of our wetsuit. Several times the wetsuit got blasted up our arm, leaving the watch exposed, but still attached. . . luckily.

Now that summer has arrived and we’re more likely to be surfing without a wetsuit, the Apple Watch’s post and hole band closure isn’t looking as solid as it has in the past. Though we’ve never had one fall open, it doesn’t seem like a good idea to hang it out there as a test. That’s why we were stoked to see that Urban Armor Gear has added a Tang buckle to a silicone band that keeps the clean lines of Apples silicone band while adding the safety of a Tang buckle. And though the bands have a buckle, they still keep the strap clean by feeding the loose end back under the band just like the Apple band.

The UAG bands come in two styles the Scout and Civilian. The Scout is a single color band that comes in three colors (black, olive, and orange) and retails for $29.95. The Civilian features two layers of silicone, a “branded stainless steel buckle” and comes in two colors (black/orange and  slate/orange). It retails for $39.95.

We haven’t tested them yet, but we can say for sure that the buckle makes us feel better about taking our Apple Watch into the surf. We’ll let you know how it goes. For more info, please click the link.

[Link: Urban Armor Gear]


George Floyd Paddle Out Encinitas

by The Editors on June 3, 2020

Sal Masekela leads the surf tribe at Encinitas, California’s Moonlight Beach in memory of the life and death of George Floyd.


Falling From The Sky Brown

by The Editors on June 1, 2020

We’re glad Sky is doing well. She seems to have a great outlook on life.

“I don’t usually post my falls or talk about them, because I want people to see the fun in what I do, but this was my worst fall, and I just want everyone to know that I’m OK,” Brown says.  “I’m just going to get back up and push even harder. I know there’s a lot going on in the world right now and I want everyone to know that whatever we do we’ve got to do it with love and happiness.”

We hope her skull heals perfectly, and we’d feel much better if she’d dial it back a little for the next seven years or so.

[Link: Mercury News]


Late News Links From The Laggers

by The Editors on May 28, 2020

It’s not Monday, because that was a holiday. And Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday, too. Thursday appears to be the day for you and all the news we’ve logged in the last bit of quarantine. Hope you’re safe, well, and in need of some links because here they are.

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BOA Adds Sage Kotsenburg To Team

by The Editors on May 28, 2020

We’re pretty much to the point where we’d like all our footwear to feature BOA closures. They are quick to lock down, easy to adjust on the fly, and simple to replace when they wear out. So, we were glad to see that we are not alone in our love for the twisties and Sage Kotsenburg has joined Travis Rice and Mark Sollors on the BOA snow team.

“During a time when much of what these dedicated athletes do for a living is on hold in the usual sense, be it on the mountain, trails, or in competition, it is important for us to support this community and continue to build meaningful, long-term partnerships,” says Shawn Neville, CEO at BOA Technology. “Our product innovation efforts haven’t slowed during these uncertain and unprecedented times, and neither will our commitment to our Pioneers whose dedication to their sport is invaluable to our business.”

For more of the official word from BOA, please follow the jump.

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