Saturday, September 25, 2010

O'Quinn and Emerson together again!

I got the new issue of Entertainment weekly today, flipped through a few pages and was graced with this incredible article. J.J. Abrams is working on a new show that'll be starring Terry O'Quinn and Michael Emerson. The dynamic duo from Lost will be back together again, woo hoo!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tidbits...

Comune and PacSun have signed an agreement for an exclusive collection and pop-up brand called Sandanista. The new "affordable" line will be available exclusively at the mall retailer and will be designed around a pop-up, brand in store concept, by Comune.

Never Summer has been granted the patent on its Rocker & Camber design which features rocker in the middle of the board and camber in the tips.

Thrasher Magazine has announced the '10 King of the Road teams, this time around they're footwear teams and are as follows:

Converse – Kenny Anderson, Angel Ramierez, Sammy Baca, Eli Reed, and Julian Davidson

C1RCA – Sierra Fellers, Peter Ramondetta, Robbie Brockel, David Gravette, and Scott Decenzo

etnies – Sean Malto, Mikey Taylor, Jose Rojo, WIllow, and Ryan Sheckler

Nike SB – Eric Koston, Grant Taylor, Cory Kennedy, Ishod Wair, and Justin Brock

I'm looking forward to the KOTR issue of Thrasher once the whole fiasco is finished to read/see what carnage went down. My money's on C1RCA or Nike SB...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

7 Springs in the new Snowboarder!

It's not often that PA shows up in the world of snowboarding so when it does it garners my attention. Some of the Forum snowboards crew were at 7 Springs this past April to shred the park and Snowboarder was there to cover it. Be sure to pick it up on the newsstand this month, as it's a really good story with amazing photos as usual per Snowboarder.

News news news...

Antics International, the owners of Theeve Trucks and Armourdillo, has acquired the global licensing agreement for Stereo Skateboards and Hi-Fi Wheels. The deal will allow Stereo founders Jason Lee and Chris Pastreas to focus on the creative and marketing side of the brand while Antics will handle day-to-day sales, distribution, production, and international operations....In other news, Sessions and Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) have teamed up for a month long auction to raise money for B4BC. The auction for an original canvas by artist Amanda Mendiant will go live on eBay Sept 16 and continue through October 15.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Gravis "Dylan Rieder" and Emerica "Stay Gold"

If you haven't had the chance to watch it yet, head on over to the Gravis site and check out the short film titled "dylan rieder." If features the skating of, you guessed it, Dylan Rieder which is phenomenal...super sick, smooth style for miles, a good soundtrack...watch it a few times then go outside and get your skate one. I got a copy of it on dvd with the latest issue of The Skateboard Mag and it also contains some bonus skating from Arto Saari, Steve Forstner, and Javier Mendizabal. All in all it's an awesome little skate video with a full part from Dylan.

Next up is the brand spanking new Emerica video, Stay Gold (which was 5 years in the making). The entire video, from start to finish is top notch. Heath Kirchart has a career retrospective part which bleeds into his new footage, and is in fact his farewell video segment as he's now retired from the pro ranks of skateboarding (also, his part is an "easter egg," go to the chapter select screen, highlight "back to main" and hit the right arrow button, then enter). Like I said, the entire video is incredible and every skater gave it their all, but my favorites are Hsu, Leo, Reynolds, Herman, Westgate, Kirchart, and Barrier Kult (again, their part is an easter egg, go to the bonus section, highlight andrew's madness section, hit the left arrow, then enter). Head on over to your local shop and pick this up for under $20, and put a smile on your face.