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Shaun Tomson On Remarkable People Podcast

by The Editors on February 12, 2020

Former Apple Evangelist Guy Kawasaki (remember the era of “clever” titles?) has a podcast where he interviews Remarkable People on the latest episode he interviewed legendary South African surfer Shaun Tomson, who we all can agree is pretty remarkable. Here’s what Guy says about Shaun:

Meet Shaun Tomson, one of the greatest surfers of all time. Surfing is a great metaphor for life. Fall off the board and afraid to get back on? Soak in Shaun’s Code designed to spread positive energy and encourage self-confidence in this week’s episode of Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People. The world needs more people like Shaun.

If you have time, give it a listen. We thought we knew all about Mr. Tomson, but we didn’t.

[Link: Guy Kawasaki & Shaun Tomson]


Fox Sports To Broadcast Surfing Sport

by The Editors on February 12, 2019

Fox Sports today announced that they have signed a deal making them the exclusive U.S. television broadcaster for shows produced by a certain privately owned entertainment company specializing in event and online streamed content production (mostly surfing sport).

FOX Sports will telecast more than 500 hours of [surf event] programming, including live contests and highlight shows, across FOX, FS1, FS2 and the FOX Sports app in 2019.

This just might mean we’ll end up watching some of the surfing sport shows this season. Haven’t for quite some time. . . we’ll see. We were surprised to see no mention of the Oprah Winfrey Network? Maybe that deal isn’t done yet. For the official word from Fox (including all the details we’ve purposely ignored in light of our own sad, tired, anti-establishment proclivities), please click the link.

[Link: Fox Sports]


DC Has Boot For Burton’s Step-on

by The Editors on January 30, 2019

Burton has licensed a bit of its “Step On” binding technology to DC so they can build a boot that fits. We were going to say this was the first time Burton has licensed their tech to another company, but we were reminded that they may have done some licensing with their 3-D binding hole pattern at one point, and there may be some others that we’re forgetting. Anyone? Either way, it’s a nice thing to do for people who want DC boots, but want to use them with the Burton Step On binding. Here’s what Chris Cunningham, SVP of Product at Burton had to say about it:

Ultimately, we’d like to see Step On become the standard platform that all non-strap-based boot/binding interfaces are based on, regardless of brand. And we’re really happy that DC will become the first brand to license Step On technology so that riders who prefer DC boots can also benefit from the convenience and performance of Burton Step On bindings.”

Yes, owning the standard for step-in bindings would be quite nice. The DC boot, which looks pretty good (we’re BOA fans), will be out for men and women in the fall of 2020. We still haven’t tried any step-in bindings since they came around the last time and we’re looking forward to trying out the Step On soon. For the official word from Burton, please follow the jump.

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Burton Supports Women’s March On DC

by The Editors on January 19, 2017

Donna Carpenter, the CEO of Burton Snowboards, has decided to help out employees who are making their way to Washington DC for the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017, according to a story in Cosmopolitan Magazine. Donna is giving employees who want to go two nights lodging and $250 cash towards travel. How’s that for support?

I knew there would be a lot of Burton women who were making the effort to get down to Washington,” Donna said. “They’re that type of people. We’re in Vermont, in Bernie-land. I had a lot of employees who were volunteering for Bernie [Sanders]. But it’s a long way from Burlington to Washington, D.C. For me, it’s all about numbers. What they need are numbers to make a point.

Not only does Burton live in Bernie-land, Bernie is like family to the company (literal family) so it makes sense. It will also be nice for everyone to get out in the streets of DC the day after Friday’s events. For more thoughts from Donna, click the link.

[Link: Cosmopolitan]


Davis Torgerson’s Woodchipper In Action

by The Editors on March 17, 2015

Davis Torgerson is down, but obviously not out. And his new Real Woodchipper is in perfect working order. Just one pebble is all it takes.

[Link: Real Skateboards]


Wilkins Wins KDC 2014 World Vert Champs

by The Editors on October 6, 2014

Over the weekend Kimberley, South Africa was host to the Kimberly Diamond Cup World Skateboarding Championships. And in the vert skateboarding division (yes, people still skate vert ramps) Jimmy Wilkins rolled away with the title and a $35,000 check.


ASP Names Their 2014 Broadcast Team

by The Editors on February 18, 2014

Asp Team 2014

Joe Turpel, Pat Parnell, Rosy Hodge, Todd Kline, and Martin Potter are headlining the ASP’s World Tour announcer team for the 2014 season. Ross Williams, Peter Mel, Strider Wasilewski and Ronnie Blakey round out the team.

“We’re very excited about the core commentary team for 2014,” Jed Pearson, SVP of Content and Programming, said. “Their experience and background within the sport is unparalleled and for the first time in ASP history, we’ll have a dedicated and consistent team for the sport. In addition to our core team, we look forward to utilizing regional resources around the world to ensure that the broadcast is the best possible quality for the fans.”

No complaints here. Truthfully, we enjoy listening to all of them and looking at a few of them. For the official word from the ASP, follow the jump.

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Fox Names Nick Adcock New CEO

by The Editors on February 18, 2014

FoxheadFox Head, Inc. (the wing of the Fox family that does apparel, not shocks) announces today that it has named board member and former DC Shoes President Nick Adcock as the company’s new CEO.

“Nick was an easy choice for us to make,” said Geoff Fox, Fox Head’s founder and member of the board of directors. “His global executive experience within the action sports industry, combined with his four years working on our board allows him to hit the ground running. We are confident that with his vision and experience the Fox brand will realize its full potential.”

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Chris Cole Goes DC Head To Toe

by The Editors on April 30, 2013

Unknown[1]DC Shoes won’t omit anything when it comes to Chris Cole according to an announcement released by the company today. Cole will now be plastered in DC logos for shoes and apparel. Cole says it’s something he’s always hoped for.

“To have a head to toe sponsor with a signature line of shoes and also now apparel is really what every skater hopes for. I’ve always been very specific about what I skate in, so the fact that DC makes great products is why I am here. I work closely with the DC designers and they have a gift for creating the best shoes and apparel for my style of skating. Thanks to DC for making this happen and for all the support,” said Chris Cole.

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The New DC Mike Mo Shoe, Man

by The Editors on January 15, 2013

Dc Mikemo

Wondering what the new DC Mike Mo Signature shoe looks like? Something like this. It features three color ways (red, black and dark grey), “no sew upper” TPU backed super suede upper, and open mesh tongue, Unilite midsole, and cup sole construction. Not a bad looking skateboarding foot covering at all. To check out the launch video, follow the jump. . . [click to continue…]