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Drink 'n Game
So let me get this straight—this is a stand up video arcade game that has over 69 games (including my personal favorite 720!) and it has a mini-keg hidden inside of it? Come on, did an angel from heaven infiltrate my wet dreams and create the best machine ever invented? I think so.
The Arkeg features a 24-inch 1080i LCD, is capable of getting geared up with Wi-Fi, DVD playback and karaoke, and the look of the machine is fully customizable. All I have to say is… "Sorry son, you won't be going to college any time soon, daddy just spent $4000 dollars on a machine that will be replacing both you and your mother—now go get me a frosty mug—I'm about to play some Centipede."—Chris Cote
Element Travel Well Skateboard Series
The Hog $145
One can never have too many surfboards; the same must be said for skateboards. I have a few standard shred set-ups (a 7.5" wide board with Venture trucks and 54mm Mystery wheels) and about five cruiser boards. I have two collectable Sector Nine Cali Rally boards that are hanging on my wall, one Sector Nine Joel Tudor Board, and now my two latest pick ups—a Travel Well Shovelnose and a Hog model. Both boards get my ass to the liquor store in no time flat, and on my way back, they are cruisy enough for me not to drop any of my beer, but fast enough for me to get the precious coldie's home before the mountains turn from blue to white (Coors Light fans know what I'm saying).
These boards come complete, and are all shaped by legendary skateboard shapers. Need a ride to the store? Get your ass on a Travel Well.—Jim Dawkins
Europe Stormrider Guide Box Set
Editor: Bruce Sutherland
Low Pressure Ltd.
Europe has got to be one of the most wave-rich continents out there. Considering there's everything from the chilly, off-shore groomed swells of Ireland, down to the world-class breaks of the Iberian Peninsula, and almost any wave type you can think of scattered in between, it's easy to see why the European surf industry is booming.
With fall just around the corner, picking up a copy of The Stormrider Guide Europe box set could be a godsend for your Atlantic hurricane escapades. It's broken up into two books: Europe The Continent, and Europe The Atlantic Islands. Not only do the books include an extensive, straightforward explanation of swell creation and forecasting, but it's also got detailed info on traveling in Europe, surf break maps, and all the know-how you could want on spots you've heard of, and tons you haven't.
If that still doesn't satisfy you, there's also a bunch of useful travel guides on Stormrider's website, lowpressure.uk, including a Travel Planner and a Stormrider Passport which offers downloadable ebooks of the entire Stormrider collection. If you're looking to do some surf trekking in Europe, these books can be pretty handy.—Ryan Brower
Gravis Dylan Rieder Pro Model
At first glance you might say, "Those shoes look weird." Then when you see me walking around town looking like a man who knows exactly what the f—k I am doing wearing these "weird" shoes, they will grow on you. Dylan Rieder is a pro skateboarder who is as handsome as he is good at skateboarding. His new shoe is a dress/skate shoe—they look kind of like little boots and compliment the tighter style of pants very nicely. I have never skated in mine, but I have gone to The Casbah, which is a hipster rock club in San Diego. I saw this dude who was really cool looking look at my shoes and nod casually like he approved of my footwear. I can honestly say that it made me happy. Gaining acceptance from cool people is a nice way to get some self-esteem—I know, how pathetic.
Either way, these shoes are a wonderful addition to your footwear collection. They're different enough to make you original, comfortable enough to wear all day and into the night, and cheap enough that you can buy a few rounds at the cool bar you are tying to fit in at.—Chris Cote
5' x 5" 19 ¼" Redux
After eleven years of eagerness over a new 5'5" x 19 ¼", …Lost has finally given us what we have longed for for so long—a sequel that challenges the first for supremacy. While the original defined the surf movie era right before the switch to DVDs, and was the epitome of a great …Lost flick, Redux packs some punch with it's extensive footage from all over the world.Sure, this movie may have come out in the beginning of the summer, but it’s still the main inhabitant in my DVD player. Buy this damn movie and be mesmerized by Wardo's barrel ability, Cory Lopez's African left-hander, and much much more golden footage courtesy of …Lost.—Ryan Brower