Rob Loriface Facing Drug Charges

by The Editors on January 9, 2019

Pro skateboarder Rob Loriface is facing federal criminal drug charges after a raid of his Encinitas, California home in September 2018 found “heroin, methamphetamine and hundreds of Xanax pills,” according to a story on NBC San Diego.

Scattered throughout the master bedroom of Lorifice’s home, deputies retrieved small plastic baggies, Roxicodone pills, Xanax, marijuana, mushrooms, packing materials, as well as a digital scale. . . In all, deputies seized 231.6 grams of heroin, 193 grams of meth, and 196 grams of marijuana, as well as $16,824 from the skateboarder’s home.

Loriface reportedly said that the drugs were “left at his house by someone else . . . and he was afraid to get rid of them” according to a federal complaint. Would be great if that is true. He is being charged with “possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute” and is currently out on bail. 

[Link: NBC San Diego]

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Batman vs. The Joker In Wild Surf Off

by The Editors on January 8, 2019

You can’t say we’re not posting the latest surf news. Nope. We’re on this like Naegleria fowleri in a wave pool. Kelly Slater vs. Joel Tudor will never look this good. Even if they hold it at Nland.

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Vans Suing Primark Over Old Schools

by The Editors on January 4, 2019

What makes a copyrightable stripe? Looks like Vans and Primark are going to find out as the footwear giant sues Primark over what it considers “identical knockoffs” according to story on Cosmopolitan.com.

A lawsuit alleging trademark infringement, unfair competition and false advertising was filed in New York last month. . . The two designs in dispute are the Vans Old Skool sneaker, featuring the iconic side stripe, and the Vans Sk8-Hi sneaker, a lace-up high top also with the classic stripe. The court documents state that Primark’s use of a side stripe on its trainers is confusing to the consumer. . . “The Side Stripe Trademark’s prominent placement and often-contrasted colour make Vans’ shoes immediately recognisable to consumers even at far-off distances,” say the documents.

When you compare this to all the skate brands that have boosted Vans designs over the years, it looks pretty mudane, but they have to protect their IP.

[Link: Cosmopolitan]

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Fisher Playing Coachella Day 1

by The Editors on January 4, 2019

 

It’s going to be a right proper party seeing the freshly engaged Paul Fisher flicking his wrists for the huddled, middle-aged masses in Indio, California as Fisher plays night one of Coachella on April 12, 2019. Ya kidding?

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Bent Metal At Baldface

by The Editors on January 4, 2019

Seems everyone is powdering at Baldface these days. Here’s Jamie Lynn and the Bent Metal crew setting up a board and powdering the days away. Nice of them to go so we don’t have to.

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Gerry Lopez Partners With Surf Tech

by The Editors on January 4, 2019

Surf Technicians, aka Surf Tech, has partnered with Pipeline legend Gerry Lopez to produce a line of Lopez classic surfboard shapes.

Gerry’s exploits at Pipeline and beyond have been well documented in both print and on the big screen which has made him one of the most recognizable surfers in the world. The winner of two Pipeline Masters as well as being one of the most influential style masters of the short board revolution, Gerry personifies the style and grace that only a true Icon can possess. This new collaboration brings the best of the Lopez heritage combined with Surf Technician’s modern construction techniques. The outcome results in a blast from the past and the performance needs of today. Each of the new model’s represents that classic Lopez style and feel.

For a look at the upcoming boards, please follow the jump.

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Vans Hi-Standard 2019 Series Dates

by The Editors on December 20, 2018

Today Vans announced the official 2019 world tour dates for The Vans Hi-Standard Series, Vans’ annual international snowboard event.

For the first time in the series history, the all-ages snowboard event will land in Moscow, Russia, along with stops across China, South Korea, Canada and the US. Challenging snowboarders to showcase creative expression in a fun open-jam format, the Hi-Standard Series competitors are judged solely on their individual style, with no inverts or spins over 720 allowed. One male and one female from each stop will be crowned the regional MVP, earning an all-expenses paid trip to the series’ grand finale for an opportunity to ride with the Vans snow team and the chance to battle for the 2019 Vans Hi-Standard Series MVP series title.

For all the dates, locations and the official word from Vans, please follow the jump.

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In Bounds Powdering At Grand Targhee

by The Editors on December 20, 2018

Not sure if it’s the #powdering, the music, or the laughs, but this K2 tube (featuring Jake Kuzyk, Tim Eddy, Parker Szumowski, Curtis Ciszek, and Sean Pettit) makes us want to ride, like today. . . already.

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In Temple Cummins We Trust

by The Editors on December 19, 2018

You should, too. Here’s Gnu’s pitch:

To celebrate 20 years of Temple’s Gnu Billy Goat model and snowboard mastery we are proud to release “Trust Temple Cummins” a movie about the lines, vibe, environment, style, family and friends that make this Billy Goat unreal.

[Link: Gnu Snowboards]

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Gabriel Medina Wins Title Then Pipe

by The Editors on December 18, 2018

Yesterday, December 17, 2018, was a good day at Pipe. Not a epic day, but good enough for Gabriel Medina to prove beyond any doubt that this year he was the best performer in internet-streamed surfing productions and an absolute ruler at Pipeline.

“All my heroes have won this contest,” Medina said. “I’m stoked to be a part of everything here. Winning this event is a little different. I really wanted this one, and I worked really hard for this one so I’m so happy. That was a good final. Julian (Wilson) is the toughest competitor to go up against so I’m lucky I got two good waves. He won in a Final against me a few years ago and I got this one, so it feels good. I really appreciate everyone that came down to watch and I’m stoked to put on such a great show. I’m so happy to be part of history – I’ve put in a lot of work.”

In other news Jesse Mendes (BRA) won the VANS Triple Crown of Surfing title following Jordy Smith’s (ZAF) Semifinal loss to Medina. Mendes collected a fifth place at Haleiwa, a runner-up in Sunset and a 9th at the Billabong Pipe Masters. Mendes is only the second surfer from Brazil to claim the prestigious award after Medina in 2015.

Special thanks to the Vans Triple Crown for allowing us to watch this made-for-the-internet production without having to jump through any facebook and/or registration hoops. Kind of reminded us of the good old days there for a minute.

[Link: Vans Triple Crown]

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