GoPro Having A Rough Go

by The Editors on May 9, 2016

gopro_logoNot really sure how things could be worse for GoPro. They’ve announced terrible first quarter results and delayed launching their next big product, the Karma drone, according to a story on The Verge.

[GoPro] saw its revenue drop by 49.5 percent from the same period in 2015, and it swung from a $22 million profit to a $121 million loss. The company also announced that its new drone, the Karma, will be delayed until the winter holiday. It was originally slated to be released in the first half of this year.

Yes, a $121 million loss for the quarter. We’ve never really understood the mass appeal of drones, or of GoPro cameras for that matter, so we guess we don’t find much of this recent news all that surprising. Click here for the official GoPro financials, or here for some of Jeff Harbaugh’s thoughts.

[Link: The Verge]

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The Shallows Puts Another Nail In Surf Coffin

by The Editors on May 9, 2016

In this new girl-out-of-water story Blake Lively stars as surfer girl Nancy who gets hit by a shark while surfing in paradise and then must struggle to survive.

Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.

We’re guessing viewers will need similar skills just to sit through The Shallows, but who knows maybe it will surprise us. The film opens in North America on June 29, 2016.

[Link: The Shallows]

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Put Miami On Your Agenda In July

by The Editors on May 9, 2016

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We can think of a lot of reasons to visit Miami, Florida in July, but the 2016 Agenda Show scheduled for July 18-19, 2016 is probably one of the best. For all the official details, please click the link.

[Link: Agenda]

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John Vance Is Surftech’s New CEO

by The Editors on May 9, 2016

68a58057-ae4e-4b62-9f53-a21b0732477fToday (May 9, 2016) marks John Vance’s first official day in his new role as CEO of Surftech.

“John has all the leadership elements we were looking for and we know his amazing retail relationships will benefit all. He has a long successful history and deep understanding of the industry and the challenges it faces today and is uniquely qualified to help guide Surftech, NSP and BARK brands to the highest levels in design, innovation, technology and customer satisfaction.” Trent Pedersen, Chairman of Surftech’s Board of Directors.

The industry titan was most recently at Freewaters and has done time at Sanuk and Quiksilver. For the official word from Surftech, please follow the jump.
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Vans Parties In Their Pool On May 14, 2016

by The Editors on May 9, 2016

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Join some of the gnarliest coping crushers on the planet as Van’s presents their 12th Annual Pool Party at The Block in The City of Orange, California on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

The influential deep bowl competition that has cemented a legacy in modern vertical skateboarding, is expected to capture yet again the most dominating forces in bowlriding terrain, including the Legends and Masters who have set the bar for the next generation of pool rippers. On the heels of last year’s incredible hip transfer by pro Pedro Barros (photo above)to close out the show, the Vans Pool Party will turn up the heat with seasoned veterans such as Chris Miller, Bucky Lasek, Lance Mountain and Steve Caballero, plus defending Pro champion Tom Schaar alongside Cory Juneau, Tristan Rennie, Chris Russell and more!

For all the details on how you can watch it all online, please follow the jump.
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SLS Pro Open Barcelona Starts May 21, 2016

by The Editors on May 9, 2016

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The SLS Nike SB Pro Open returns to Europe’s mecca of skateboarding in Barcelona, Spain on May 21-22, 2016 to kick off the 2016 Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Nike SB World Tour.

As the official international qualifier, this contest serves as gateway into SLS season of live televised arena events on FS1. The two highest scoring non-SLS Pros will advance into the series giving them a career-forging opportunity to make their mark alongside today’s greats of street skateboarding. In 2015, rookies Evan Smith and Cody McEntire outperformed a pool of international hopefuls for the last remaining spots in SLS, and then proceeded to shake up the rankings land in the final season top 10 ahead of several SLS veterans.

For the official word from Street League Skateboarding, please follow the jump.
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May The Fourth With Nixon

by The Editors on May 4, 2016

If you love Star Wars and like cool wallets, backpacks, and especially watches then Nixon has it all for you. Seriously. No one has taken Star Wars product to a finer destination that Nixon with their Dark Side/Light Side collection. Click the link and you’ll see what we mean.

[Link: Nixon]

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Neckface + Nuge = Baxter Street Bomb

by The Editors on May 3, 2016

Yep. He did it.

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Stance Closes $30 Million Series D

by The Editors on May 2, 2016

stance_logo_t286Stance has loaded up on a little more capital thanks to a $30 million series D round, according to a story in the Orange County Business Journal.

The round was lead by Salt Lake City’s Mercato Partners and included returning investors like August Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Menlo Ventures, Shasta Ventures, and Sherpa Capital.

The financing will enable the socks and underwear manufacturer “to continue its rapid growth and expansion into strategic, direct-to-consumer initiatives,” according to Mercato. . . “A massive market and growth opportunity lies in front of the company as they continue to aggressively attack new products, categories, and sales channels,” Greg Warnock, the investment firm’s managing director and a member of Stance’s board of directors.

And that’s how you sock it away.

[Link: OCBJ]

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Tailgate Alaska Wraps 9th Annual Event

by The Editors on April 29, 2016

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Mark Sullivan and the Tailgate Alaska crew wrapped up their ninth annual event on Alaska’s Thompson Pass on April 10, 2016 and from the looks of things, it was another epic year of powder, people, and parties.

With zero approach access to 1.6 million acres of terrain, there are literally hundreds of glaciers and hundreds of thousands of peaks surrounding the Thompson Pass basecamp. For ten days, Tailgate Alaska puts riders in the heart of Mother Nature’s greatest snowboard park. It’s hard to even comprehend the magnitude of the Chugach Mountains –  and when it went blue, teams of backcountry riders from 16 countries, explored and challenged themselves with snowboarding’s ultimate rubik’s cube.

Sounds like snowboard heaven, huh? For the official word from Tailgate Alaska, please follow the jump.

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