Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ed Hardy Snowboards on Ebay

I read about this on SOTN and figured they were just making hoodies. Then I googled it and found a real one on ebay. WHAT???

Just because you have the $$$ to pay a factory to make some boards doesn't mean you should hire a factory to make you some boards.

I don't even want to comment on the description.... I'll let you.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Jason Choi goes bigger than you

I've never heard of this kid and I don't care who he is. This is skateboarding.

Thanks to SouthoftheNorth for sending this puppy over.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Forum x The Hundreds

I gotta give it to the guys at The Hundreds. Not only are they being nominated by Inc. as part of "30 under 30," but they've decided to forgo the product announcement about their collab with Bur... err Forum and just show some images without saying much.

This totally made me laugh out loud at work today. Nice work guys.
Thanks to Bnqt for the tip-off.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Burton & Killington Get Stashed

Sometimes I get bummed I live in San Diego now and not back in NYC. Burton bringing the Stash to Killington makes today one of those times.

Thanks to Transworld for bringing me this info and making me sad.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Post-It Note Theater

I'm back on the blog tip... kinda. Watch for some new posts about skate and other things coming in the next couple of weeks.

For now, I leave you with a pretty funny video I dug up from Lexus'

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Vice TV Drops "Powder and Rails"

Damien Sanders throwing a jib to indy with hardboots... WHAT???

Monday, August 4, 2008

Nike Dunk Gyrizo BMX

If you don't race competitve BMX, you probably don't know that they actually have BMX shoes.

These Nike Dunk Gyrizo's are super legit.

They're Shimano SPD compatible, built on the same last as Lance's shoes (Armstrong, not Bass) and have a nifty ankle strap ala the Dekline Cinto, which I also love.

Pic courtesy of the fine folks @ Sneakerfiles. Thanks for turning me onto this one guys.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Xanadu at the Meadowlands and Liberty University Dry Slope

Big news in the world of alternative shred areas.

First, Transworld Business did a nice piece on the Liberty University's dry slope. Say what you want, guys get worked on these things in the UK all the time. And yes, I realize skaters get worked all the time too. So do freestyle mountain bikers and those kids on snakeboards. Can't we all get worked together?

(image courtesy of Transworld Business)

Then, my boy HRocker in the dirty NJ (well, parts of it are dirty), dropped some knowledge on the Xanadu Ski Dome at his Liv2Ride blog. With that baby opening up, spring and fall trips back to the EC just got more interesting.

(lousy pic courtesy of Liv2Ride)

BTW - HRocker, I was listening to the Boss' Greatest Hits on my way to sruf Cardiff last week. It did not help me surf any better.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Laird Hamilton Paddles out with Oxbow in Santa Monica

If you're in Santa Monica in two weeks, go meet Laird. Oxbow is hosting a little event that should be a good time.

Not sure how this works versus his Steve & Barry's line.

“International Surfwear Company Oxbow Launches Brand in the U.S. with Autograph Signing by Big Wave Surfer Laird Hamilton”

On July 20, French surfwear company Oxbow is officially celebrating the launch of the brand into the U.S. The public will have a chance to meet the legendary big wave surfer for an autograph signing session, from 2 to 4pm at the Oxbow store location in Santa Monica.

“Oxbow has sponsored me for almost 20 years: from my first experimentations with speed sailing in Europe and tow-in surfing in Maui in 1990 to the millennium wave in Teahupoo in 2001, and today, I am very proud to be associated with the launch of Oxbow in the U.S.” explains Laird Hamilton.

Customers of the store will not only be given the one-time opportunity to meet Laird Hamilton, they will also enjoy 25 % off of all purchases made that day.

The Santa Monica location is the first Oxbow store to open in the United States. Located at 131 Broadway in Santa Monica, CA, near the Third Street Promenade, the store is within walking distance of the beach and at the center of shopping for residents and visitors, making it a prime location.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Nike x mstrpln ASRD Shoe

Today's Sneaker Freaker dropped some knowledge on the new Nike x mstrpln ASRD shoe. Interesting idea. Looks-wise, it reminds me of the old Airwalks with lace savers.

Check out the piece here:

The ASRD shoe is equipped with an integrated wireless internet detection unit embedded under the flap of the left shoe. Once the pressure sensitive insole is activated, the unit scans the surrounding area for Wi-Fi signals and displays the result through LEDs. The three LEDs on the flap enclosure represent the signal strength of any wireless internet signals within a 50 meter area. A blinking LED represents no signal, while a solid LED shows that there is a signal present.


The ASRD is based on the Nike Dunk platform and was re-engineered by mstrpln to fit the needs of this project. The aesthetics of the shoe keep in theme with a covert and stealthy feel. This is represented through the subdued all-black colourway and additional technical features, notably the shroud style lace-saver that takes design cues from the skate shoes of the late 80's. Additionally, the ASRD uses a dual-lacing system developed so that the shoe could be laced either internally with speed loops, or laced in the conventional manner. Lace locks keep everything under control.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Todd Richards Wins Ultimate Boarder Stage 1

Not a shocker that a snowboarder won the snowboard stage, a skater will probably win the skate stage, etc. It's the guy that can do one extremely solid and the other two fairly well who will probably take it, so it's still anyone's guess.

I wish the Ultimate Boarder site had more info on how people placed, but you can check the release out here.

BTW - What's up with the nose of the board on the left? Looks like someone pulled a Shaun White and broke their board in competition.

Photo courtesy of Ruben Sanchez.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sheckler goes Mega-Ramp

Despite the massive Facebook hate for Sheckles (and even more massive Facebook love... man, I thought I needed to get a life), Ryan has now joined the group of elite skaters who can launch the Mega Ramp.

Pic courtesy of Plan B.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Vert back in the X-Games

Love it or hate it, vert is a super important part of skate. I know the field of pros and participants is small compared to street, but you can say that about other industries as well. Like biathalon and ski jump... what would the Olympics be without them?

Skate Vert Back In The X Games

ESPN has decided to continue its 13-year tradition of vert competitions at this year's X Games. Over the past month ESPN has engaged in many conversations with the X Games BMX and Skateboard vert athletes in an attempt to transition the Vert discipline into one featuring a skatepark course design. While many athletes were initially receptive to the idea, the majority of them have indicated to ESPN that they would prefer to compete on a halfpipe.

ESPN will also continue its plans to hold SuperPark as a new discipline for skateboarding and BMX at the X Games while working with the athletes to better define exactly how the SuperPark course will be designed.

"The X Games has always had a commitment to the athletes and our consistent communication with them has allowed us to collectively grow this event to where it is today," said Chris Stiepock, General Manager, X Games. "In this particular case the communication took many turns but a consensus by the athletes has emerged that has lead us to reinstate Vert as an X Games discipline this year. We will continue to work with the athletes to make the X Games relevant and successful."

Pro Skateboarder and 14-time X Games medalist, Bob Burnquist, said: "I think it's great that ESPN will continue to have a Vert contest, and I'm looking forward to working with them to make sure the vert competition at the X Games is the best that it can be."

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

USB Storage that's "the bomb"

Get it?

Thanks to Design Crack for the image.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Localism is lame

I have fond memories of chasing kids from Smithtown away from the Taco Bell in Commack, because those were our curbs and if you didn't wax them, you couldn't ride them. And before Vernon Valley was Mountain Creek, if I caught you hitting my little side booter that I spent 30 minutes digging, I'd steal your ankle straps when you locked up your board for lunch.

Wait... I didn't do any of that. That'd be stupid.

I understand the notion of respecting people in the water and I realize how it can be annoying and/or dangerous when inexperienced riders get in the water. However, surfers should understand the idea that they don't own the oceans and didn't build the beaches.

I know this is a very unpopular stance and I'm ok with that. Feel free to disagree and be wrong.