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The world of snowboarding got its mind blown early last week as Burton Snowboards and its founder, Jake Burton, announced the all-around destruction of The Program brands, meaning Forum Snowboards, Special Blend, and Foursquare. Burton bought these brands eight years earlier and they grew to stand for "what snowboarding was really about," much of the industry said. Burton will officially be done with the brands in the winter of 2014. Along with transitioning away from the..Read More →
Snowboarding and skateboarding pioneer Tom Sims suffered a heart attack and passed away on Sept. 12 near his home in Santa Barbara, California, according to a statement released by Sims Snowboards. He was 61.Sims is undeniably the Godfather of snowboarding and is widely regarded as the inventor of the modern snowboard. In 1963, at age 13, Sims crafted the first "skiboard" in his middle school woodshop class. The board was made of wood with a plastic shell on top and didn't..Read More →
Let me be the first to point out that this movie is not new. "My Life as a Movie" actually came out rather quietly in 2008, but we've only just discovered it online in its entirety, and judging by the pageviews, you've probably never seen it. Benji Weatherly has been a fixture in the world of surf since his childhood on Oahu's North Shore, where his parents' Pipeline house, which is now the infamous first Volcom house, was the winter crash pad for Kelly Slater and the rest..Read More →
As the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia draw near, the International Ski Federation (FIS) announced plans to use the same judges in both the ski and snowboard disciplines. ESPN reported late Thursday evening that FIS is actively recruiting judges that can "judge both freeskiing and snowboarding events at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014." According to Joe Fitzgerald, a freestyle skiing coordinator for FIS, the reason for the crossover judging is simple, it boils down to..Read More →
When Kelly Slater was closing in on his 10th ASP World Championship in 2010, the nice round number that he was chasing demanded his career accomplishments be compared against all other athletes. Sadly, the eventual celebration was tempered because his 10th title came just days after the sport's biggest tragedy: the untimely death of Hawaiian great Andy Irons, Slater's biggest rival, and the only man who managed to truly challenge Kelly during his 20 year reign. Irons..Read More →
Maybe he's just not that into us?He says he wants to see us, but every time we try to make plans he gets 'injured' or just doesn't show up at all. Im beginning to think he's leading us on. Here we are in week 37 without Dane Reynolds in our lives. After missing the first 5 events of the year due to knee surgery and some other stuff, he PROMISED us he would surf in the Quik Pro NYC. Promised.Then a week ago, he belly-flopped on a juicy one and tweaked..Read More →
Fireworks weren't the only things exploding this Independence Day as the International Olympic Committee dropped a bomb of their own. The IOC announced yesterday that men's and women's ski and snowboard slopestyle will be officially included in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.After several months of surveying the site in Sochi, this monumental decision was reached at a recent IOC board meeting in Durban, South Africa.News of slopetyles inclusion in..Read More →
If you knew what was good for you, you'd probably already know about this gem of a mountain hidden beyond the hills off the 210 freeway, however, it seems as though snowboarder's get brainwashed into thinking that Mt. High and Bear Mountain are the only options to get decent turns at in Southern California. On the contrary my friends - Mt. Baldy might be sketchy as all hell 90% of the time but that 10% after a storm covers it's peaks with fresh powdery goodness - is hands down..Read More →
The Roxy Chicken Jam might seem like it was ages ago but after the storm that decided to take over Mammoth and the event - Roxy still had an entirely different contest to judge.With slopestyle getting completely axed due to zero visibility and high winds - the riders were instead provided with a GoPro camera and told to get some epic footage with what Mother Nature was giving them - loads and loads of powder. When provided with the option of park verse powder - I'm hoping most..Read More →
Although the 2011 Roxy Chicken Jam got snowed out for the most part - some might consider it a huge success in relation to the fact that sidekick Mike made the decision to rock a chicken costume for the entire weekend while Todd Richards obviously documented it for Todcast. Watch the duo invade stranger's personal space, brave the blizzard, almost get beat up and cause scenes in the Mammoth Village Starbucks. Oh, and have an excuse to use an excessive amount of chicken sound..Read More →
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