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A Mid-February New News Blast

by The Editors on February 19, 2021

Blast? Cold blast? Arctic air freezing you pipes? As a warm up, please check out the latest news stories that caught our attention since the last time we posted a list of headlines. And that was a while ago. Admittedly.

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The Now Monthly List of News Stories

by The Editors on September 14, 2020

Yesterday (September 13, 2020) marked the six month anniversary of the current now. Hard to believe we have been mired in this situation for half of 2020. On the one hand we’re blown away by all the calamity that we’ve been faced with, on the other, we’re thankful for all those oblivious deniers who keep on keeping on like there’s nothing wrong. Kudos to them for showing us that it is entirely possible to live a normal (albeit angry) life with your head firmly mired in the sand and/or up your own butt.

With that out of the way, here’s the news that caught our clicker in the past month (thought we were doing this weekly, but my how time flies). Follow the jump for the whole list.

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Alterra Wants Your 20/21 Pass Money Now!

by The Editors on April 14, 2020

Last spring when we warned snowboarders that by purchasing a super-mega pass they were assuming all risk for the coming season (The Sinister Plot Behind The Super-Mega Pass) we never could have imagined that all the resorts would close in March and that pass holders would be left holding the empty bag. What was even funnier is how quickly the super-mega pass sellers were to point out to their customers that they had no obligations related to refunds because the passes were “non-refundable and not transferable to another season.” 

Now, Alterra (the uber resort conglomerate that owns Mammoth Mountain et. al.) is pressing snowboarders to buy IKON passes for the 20-21 season even though most of North America is in COVID-19 lockdown and no one knows when or if ski resorts will be able to open next year. In fact, they want your “non-refundable” money so badly that they are extending their early purchase discounts. Isn’t that kind of them?

As we look ahead, we invite you to join the Ikon Pass community for next season. For winter 20/21, we are giving you more time to take advantage of spring discounts and consider your purchase until May 27, 2020.

But what happens if you buy a 20/21 Ikon pass and the resorts don’t open for the 20/21 season? Here’s their answer:

At this time, all Ikon Pass destinations plan to be open for the 20/21 winter season. All Ikon Pass, Ikon Base Pass, and Ikon Base Plus Pass purchases paid-in-full are non-refundable.

Ha, that’s right. They keep your money and you get nothing. How you feeling about that deal now? For answers to all your IKON pass questions and to see just how tightly Alterra holds on to your money click the link.

[Link: IKON COVID-19 Update]


All The News Headlines For Now

by The Editors on March 26, 2019

At this point see skate, snow, and surf headlines in our sleep and though we don’t seem to have time to snark this batch up, we still want them in an easy-to-scan format. So here they are as of March 25, 2019. Click the link for all the headlines you should have seen in the past few weeks (in no particular order, sadly) and enjoy the news.

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The Skateboarding Is Not A Crime Film Fest

by The Editors on August 29, 2013


Brooklyn, New York’s BAMcinematek has lined up one seriously deepcollections of skateboard filmmaking as they present Skateboarding Is Not A Crime. The 24-film series runs September 6-23, 2013 at The BAMcinematek and BAM Rose Cinemas. No one deconstructs what many of us take for granted like the New York art crowd and this festival is no different. Here’s an example:

The ultimate in counterculture coolness, “skating” has made an irresistibly sexy subject for movies thanks to its rebel-athlete superstars, SoCal slacker fashion, and jaw-dropping jumps, ollies, tricks, and stunts.

Right. That said, this collection of skateboarding film includes the classics from every era featuring The Devil’s Toy from 1966, Scott Dittrich’s Freestylin‘, Spike Jonze’s Yeah Right, and Hollywood classics like Thrashin’ and Gleaming The Cube. For the entire breakdown of all 24 films and a schedule of the screenings, follow the jump.


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GoPro Upgrades The HD Hero To 2.0

by The Editors on October 24, 2011

10 683X426 Hdhero2 Vhs FrontThe camera that switched up the entire perspective of action sports videography has just gotten super boost. The HD Hero2 from GoPro is now twice as powerful as the original version. Check these details:

Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197′ (60m), capable of capturing professional full 170º wide angle 1080p video and 11 megapixel photos at a rate of 10 photos per second, the HD HERO2 is the world’s most versatile camera. It is simply the smallest, lightest, most powerful HD camera in the world for capturing and sharing immersive videos and photos of your favorite activities. Whether your goal is to capture a great day out with friends or you’re gunning for the cover of a magazine, the HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition can help you nail it and look like a HERO.

Yes, you heard that right: 10 still photos per second at 11 megapixels. And all this for only $299. Someday, we might even give one a test run. For all the details, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Shaun White Gums Things Up

by The Editors on March 16, 2011

Shaun White LogThe latest company that Shaun White has taken a bite out of is Kraft Foods. Their chewing gum brand Stride has signed a two-year contract to have Shaun be an official brand spokesperson. White appears happy to make room on his helmet for another logo.

“When Stride approached me about partnering with the brand, I knew it would be a great fit and I am looking forward to working with them on some pretty exciting things,” said White.

White will reportedly be involved in a variety of exciting things like “promotional activities throughout the coming months” including “giveaways, digital and social media campaigns, and public relations efforts.” We hope Kraft’s contract is a little stickier than Burton’s or White may not show up at all.

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Olympus x Quik x Tom Carroll

by The Editors on January 25, 2011

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Tom Carroll has signed on to promote a new Quiksilver Edition of the Olympus TG-610 for Australia. Like Mr. Carroll, the 14 megapixel camera is waterproof, shockproof, snowproof, dustproof, and shoots in 3-D. We’re not sure if Tom features one-touch HD, or not. Anyone?

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Shaun White Saves Winter X 15 Ratings

by The Editors on January 4, 2011

010610 -25After a month and a half of wondering if Winter X Games 15 would include a spectacular performance by Shaun White it appears that both sides of the negotiation have come to an agreement. The mega shred star will take part in Disney’s made-for-TV snow sports entertainment festival in Aspen, Colorado this January 27-30, 2010.

According to a tweet from @Xgames:

This just in & confirmed, @Shaun_White will compete in Slopestyle & SuperPipe at Winter #XGames 15

Wonder how much the Mouse paid Shaun to appear? Exactly how many zeros are there in “butt load”?

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Mick Fanning Rocks Through In Portugal

by The Editors on October 28, 2009


Hey, look: Mick Fanning won the Rip Curl Pro Search. It is his third win this season. Is he unstoppable in this title race? If only Owen Wright hadn’t wrecked his ear drum then we’d might have a little better answer.

“Yesterday was one of the best days of competition I’ve ever seen and we all showed up today and had to adjust our frame of mind to deal with the drop in size and quality,” Fanning said. “I’ve been surfing conditions like this all summer at home so I knew what I had to do out there. I was able to pick off a couple of good scores at the start and then I basically had to sit on Bede (Durbidge) so he didn’t get any back on me.”

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