Friday, July 23, 2010

Bond Outerwear 10/11 preview

Here's a look at what Bond Outerwear have to offer for their second season out on the hill.
Bond utilizes a top down sustainability model in it's operations, and they're a carbon neutral company. All of their outer shells and inner liners utilize a blend of recycled PET (it's made from plastic bottles and containers), and virgin polyester this is completely recyclable. Their snaps, zipper pulls, and buttons are made from discarded plastic pellets from heavy industry. From top to bottom, everything Bond does with their products are as sustainable as possible. Be sure to check them out this season and visit their site to find a dealer near you.

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Diego jacket (mens)

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Shoemaker jacket (mens)

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Harmony jacket (womens)

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Cooper pant (mens)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mizulife!!

Last Christmas my wife got me two different sized Mizu water bottles, I've used one of the two everyday. I noticed a month or two ago that one of the screw on caps was retaining water inside of it and I couldn't get it out. This drove me crazy so I sent an email to the people at Mizu, time passed and I forgot that I even sent the email. Flash forward a month or so, and I receive an email from them apologizing for the delayed response (my email was stored in their junk folder, spam) and notifying me that some new caps were on their way to me. They showed up a few days later along with some stickers and a note from Jussi (Oksanen, pro rider and owner of Mizu). I was extremely impressed with the service and response that I got from Mizu and thought it merited some recognition. If you haven't yet switched over from buying countless plastic bottles and just tossing them in the trash
afterwards, please check out Mizu ( http://www.mizulife.com ) and support a company that's run by snowboarders/skaters and out to help make the world a better place.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Weekend snowboards 10/11 preview

This is Weekend's second year in the snowboard industry and they've added another board to their line up for the upcoming season. They're first offering is Mark Carter's board of choice the Ten Sleep. The Ten Sleep is a directional twin, geared towards aggressive all mountain terrain ripping, and it can even handle the occasional pow run too. It's available to you in a 156, 158, and 160. With snowboard graphic legend and renowned painter Mike Parillo's graphics to boot, this board is golden.

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Next (and lastly) is Heikki Sorsa's pro series of decks, available in 153, 155, and 157. Apparently Heikki fell in love with last year's Weekend's Lodge series of boards and this year adapted it as his very own pro model series. The graphics change but the board stays the same. The graphics are board game themed and were done by some artistic powerhouses...153 = Steve Nazar, 155 = Sean Barnhart, and the 157 = Dustin Ortiz.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

First and Last: Leanne Pelosi

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first pet… rabbit. Sammy.

first car you owned… Hyundai excel

first trick you learned…frontside 360

first shredder you looked up to…Jamie Lynn

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first contest you won…Heavy Metal Rail Jam at Lake Louise

first person to call when you win the lottery…my boyfriend

first skate park / mountain you rode…Canada Olympic Park (Calgary, Alberta)

first set up (snowboard / skateboard)…something without metal edges. We weren't allowed on real resorts because of that.

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first concert…Tiffany

first thing you do in the morning…Go pee!

first big purchase…a 2000 Ski Doo 600. AKA the Yellow Turtle.

first sponsor…K2

first job…Soccer coach



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last thing you ate…bagel, peanut butter and banana

last person you called...Alaska Airlines

last text you sent…Colleen Quigley at 10:56pm
'You slut bag. I heard K2 will sponsor u if you come out for Canada day. Don't be a ginger'

last thing you do before going to bed…put my alarm on.

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last time you said “last time"… after I ate a whole bag of M&M's.

last concert…Sasquatch festival

last mountain / skate park you rode… Mt. Hood

last movie you watched…Get it to the Greek

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last close call…almost slamming into Spencer doing turns down Mt. Hood groomers. So scary.

last big purchase…a flight for my bf to come visit for 4th of July at Mt. Hood

last thing that surprised you… when Tedore jumped on my bed and tried to drag me out of a good sleep in the middle of the night.

last regret…not staying in Alaska longer.

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photos: Christy Chaloux, Mike Yoshida, Jeff Pearlman