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Octagon Creates Digital Division

August 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Looks like Wasserman Media Group’s dive into digital properties with Sportnet (skateboard.com, motocross.com, surfspot.com, etc. . . ) has convinced sports management giant Octagon (you know, that swimmer Michael Phelps’ agent) to kick off its own digital division. It would make sense after their dabbling in “consulting” with live webcaster Go211.com. To be led by […]

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Tags: Business · Skateboarding · Snowboarding · Surfing

Gravis Finally Has A Skate Shoe

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Back in 1998 when Burton Snowboards first hinted about launching a footwear brand, they made a point of letting everyone know that these were absolutely, positively not going to be “skate” shoes. At the time, Dennis Jenson (the guy responsible for the launch of the brand) wanted everyone to believe that Burton was launching an […]

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Tags: Business · Fashion · Skateboarding

Mortimer Signing Stalefish

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Writer Sean Mortimer (my first roommate when I moved to SoCal) has a new book out called Stalefish: skateboard culture from the rejects who made it featuring interviews with skateboarding’s most legendary. He’ll be signing the book along with a large crew of the featured rejects on Saturday May 31, 2008 at the Skatelab in […]

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Tags: Books · Skateboarding

Operation Desert Skate?

April 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Llewellyn Werner, the chairman of the Los Angeles, California based private-equity fund C3 has announced that he will be spending a half-billion dollars building “a massive U.S.-style amusement park” in downtown Baghdad on the grounds of the old Baghdad Zoo, according to a story in the Globe and Mail. Phase one of the project: A […]

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Tags: Skateboarding

Earth Day At Burnquist’s Organic Farm

April 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Bob Burnquist and IPATH hosted a gathering at Bob’s organic farm and skateboarding facility in Vista, California yesterday (April 21, 2008) in celebration of Earth Day. Organizers from the Action Sports Environmental Coalition, invited action sports media, IPATH managment, and several local TV stations got to check out the mega ramp in person, dine on […]

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Tags: Skateboarding

Vert Now Back In the X Games

April 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Today, an article in the San Diego Union-Tribune mentioned that after announcing that they were pulling vert skateboarding from the X Games, GM Chris Stiepock has now announced that vert is back in at the popular summer, made-for-TV action sporting event. But it isn’t because anyone changed their mind, or because people complained, or because […]

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Tags: Media · Skateboarding

Extreme Adrenalina Marches West

April 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

The Florida-based “extreme” retailer Adrenalina is opening a new store in Houston, Texas at The Galleria, according to the Houston Business Journal. The retailer’s stores average 10,000 square feet and carry name brands such as Quiksilver, Billabong, Volcom, O’Neill, Reef, Crocs and Ed Hardy. . . . Building on the popularity of the “Adrenalina” television […]

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Tags: Business · Retail · Skateboarding · Surfing

Are We There Yet?

March 28th, 2008 · 3 Comments

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Tags: Business · Fashion · Skateboarding

New Yorker Skateboard Humor

March 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

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DVS Saves Poythress From Atlanta Tornado

March 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Cullen Poythress, the new marketing manager at DVS Shoes is thanking Podium Distribution for moving him out to Cali when they did. Poythress, who previously worked for Surf Expo in Atlanta, moved out of his place one week to the day before the tornado destroyed his apartment at the Fulton Cotton Mills Lofts. “DVS saved […]

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Tags: Business · Skateboarding