Nixon’s Limited Edition Boba Fett

by The Editors on May 4, 2017

In celebration of May the Fourth Nixon has released a limited edition Star Wars watch — The Boba Fett Diplomatic.

The Boba Fett Diplomatic is equipped with a Swiss made ETA 2824-2 mechanical automatic, three hand movement with sweep seconds hand and custom engraved movement rotor. The model features a Japanese ceramic case with a custom ceramic three-link bracelet band with a Sport Fit extension clasp. The watch is finished in a Boba Fett green color with the character’s kill stripes detailed on the band.

The box looks even better than the watch. . .which will cost around $2,500 (only 100 made).  Wonder how many of these Todd Richards has scooped up? For the official word from Nixon, please follow the jump.

Update: Just when we wondered about TR we see this:

Guess that answers the question.

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12th Vans Pool Party Live Online Soon

by The Editors on May 3, 2017

Here’s all the details you need for the 12th Annual Vans Pool Party in Orange, California: The webcast begins at 3:00 PM on Saturday May 13, 2017. Want to watch the coping shards fly, then tune in to Vans.com/PoolParty. For more details that you don’t need, please follow the jump.

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Investigating Colorado Resort Deaths

by The Editors on May 1, 2017

The Summit Daily News newspaper (which covers Summit County, Colorado) has an amazing series of articles titled White Death, in which they try to “uncover the human toll of Colorado’s ski industry.” This collection of stories illustrates the way big business resort industry seems to do its best to squash any information related to deaths on their slopes and how difficult it was for the newspaper to get details on the 137 people who have died in accidents at Colorado resorts since the winter of 2006-7. Click the link for the rest of the story.

[Link: White Death]

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Paul Rodriguez Jocks Out On Verizon

by The Editors on April 27, 2017

Apparently, P-Rod has had enough of being good on a skateboard and wants to see if he can roll with some dominators in other sports. He also wants to create a new show for Verizon’s proprietary network go90 zone. The result is Can I Hang? It begins on May 1, 2017 only on Verizon.

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Neal Hendrix’s Twitter Feed Hijacked?

by The Editors on April 27, 2017

Checking in on Twitter this morning and noticed that it appears that a woman named “Joan Dickinson” who is apparently “looking for a man” has hijacked skateboarder Neal Hendrix’s verified Twitter account. One day it’s street photos from Hendrix’s trip to Japan and lost baggage on the way to Rio, and now it’s this:

Sadly, we can’t even ask Neal what’s up, because we only have his Twitter feed. . . Neal, please let us know what’s up? Is this a new sponsorship deal, a stolen password, gender reassignment?

Editors’ Update (3:07 PM April 27, 2017): After a short time off the Twitter air, Neal was back up with the following message:


Good to know it’s possible to get things fixed so quickly on Twitter. Guess that’s what comes with being verified.

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Shaun White Selling His NYC Condo

by The Editors on April 27, 2017

Shaun White is on a bi-coastal home dumping spree. He’s selling his beach pad in Encinitas, California, his mod home in the Hollywood Hills, and now, according to a story in the New York Post, he’s selling his “NYC Penthouse,” though we’re not sure it’s a proper penthouse, as it’s offered up for only $2.79 million (the cheapest of his homes by far).

The two-bedroom, 2½-bathroom unit is 1,174 square feet. It comes with floor-to-ceiling windows, 12-foot ceilings and stunning skyline views. . . The eight-story building, built in 2006, features a rooftop deck with a 50-foot lap pool, wet bar and BBQ, along with a gym and a 24-hour doorman.

All told Shaun has $17.69 million of homes currently on the market. Not a bad action sports exit. Wonder what he needs the money for?

[Link: New York Post]

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Watching You Donald

by The Editors on April 26, 2017

In a presidency that becomes more absurd with each day, the Trump administration is now moving to review all of the United State’s National Monuments and Patagonia’s CEO Rose Marcario doesn’t like it one bit. She says:

Our National Monuments were established after extensive public input because they provide unique and irreplaceable cultural, ecological, economic and recreational value worth protecting for our children and our grandchildren. As stewards of America’s federal public lands, the Trump administration has an obligation to protect these most special wild places. Unfortunately, it seems clear they intend to do the opposite.

In a statement released today (Wednesday, April 26, 2017) Marcario urges everyone who loves America’s public lands to contact their members of Congress and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to “express outrage at the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back National Monument protections.” For the official statement from Marcario, please follow the jump.

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LRG Sold To Mad Engine

by The Editors on April 26, 2017

We never really followed the clothing company LRG (Lifted Research Group Inc.), but it appears the brand has been purchased by San Diego, California based Mad Engine, LLC, according to a story in the Orange County Business Journal.

Robert Wright and the late Jonas Bevacqua founded the Irvine-based urban streetwear brand— better known as LRG—in 1999 to serve as “a bridge between skateboarding and hip hop. . . “In the months we have spent getting to know each other Mad Engine has shown a commitment to LRG’s future,” Wright said in a statement. “I am optimistic about this new chapter which creates the ability to grow the LRG brand and creates new opportunities and experiences for those involved.”

Mad Engine is a licensing company that works with major consumer brands like Disney, Coca Cola, and Mars and then distributes it through Walmart, Hot TopicKohls, Target, et al.  This likely means that LRG sales likely be bigger than they’ve ever been very soon. Here, we’ll let Big Engine tell you all about their company.

[Link: OC Business Journal]

 

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Feel Good Post O’ The Day

by The Editors on April 25, 2017

This will reorganize your first world worries and cares for certain. Skateboarding is the antidote for so much that is wrong in the world and it would be great if more people understood that.

[Link: SportsWallah]

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Lizzie Armanto Is All Fired Up

by The Editors on April 25, 2017

We finally figured out why Lizzie Armanto has been showing up so often in our Instafeed on a beach in nothing but a Target bikini. It’s because the girl is on fire. Now it all makes sense. 

[Link: Thrasher Mag]

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