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Mammoth Snowboarding Back In The Day

February 9th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Mammoth Mountain just released the first in their “History of Snowboarding” video pieces. If you look carefully, you might catch me flying by on a Kemper Freestyle, doing some “reporting,” or hanging out in the background. Seems like only yesterday. Crazy.

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Tags: Snowboarding · Video

90s Flashback SOL Moment

January 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments

An SOL | Snowboarding Online graphics retrospective in one image thanks to Sichon Design. Damn, we had some fun back in those dawning days of the Internet revolution, didn’t we?

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Tags: Media · Snowboarding

Dano Pendygrasse And The Future Death

October 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

This action sports industry has always been a quick-changing, new kid on the up world that you don’t really notice when you’re the new kid on the up. So that’s why it’s always good to see some of the old guard getting a little love from the next wave. Snowboard photographer Dano Pendygrasse was just […]

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Tags: Media · Snowboarding

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

All-Weather Writing Gear

July 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Sometimes you find to coolest stuff by taking a wrong turn. I haven’t been checking out the Snowboard-mag.com site at all lately, because, well, I guess because I don’t care. If I had, I would have learned about these cool little snowboarding journals two months ago. But I didn’t. Instead, while cruising the web late […]

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Future Past Tense

June 12th, 2008 · No Comments

While cruising facebook today a status update caught my eye. A former Future Snowboarding employee said, ” . . . is in shock. He is a free agent.” It appears that Future Snowboarding has moved forward into the past. In an 11 o’clock meeting today employees were told that Future Snowboarding would be shutting down […]

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Tags: Business · Media · Snowboarding

Salomon Factory Workers On Strike

March 27th, 2008 · No Comments

According to the blog PisteHors.com: The Salomon factory at Rumilly [France] is at a standstill for a third day today. The workers are claiming an increase of 150 euros per month. Salomon is planning on moving ski production from France to Austria. . . .Salmon’s union representatives are complaining that Amer Sports, which owns Salomon, […]

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Tags: Business · Snowboarding

Look Looks At Rossi

March 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Look Cycle International, the French company that revolutionized the cycling industry with what I still believe is one of the most game-changing products in history (the clip-less pedal) is rumored to be considering taking Rossignol off of Quiksilver’s hands, according to a story on Reuters. The head of cycling equipment group Look International [Dominique Bergin] […]

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Tags: Business · Snowboarding · Surfing

Better To Die On Your Feet Than Ride On Your. . .

March 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Brothers David and Corey Smith have, according to a story in the Summit Daily News, invented a “new twist on snowboarding.” They’re calling it the Kneeboard Binding. And though I wish this was some kind of April Fools joke, I believe these brothers are serious. The Kneeboard Binding includes knee shells for the knees to […]

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The PacNor Has Nothing On SoCal In Spring

March 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Yesterday, while pushing a stroller along the cherry-blossomed shores of Lake Balboa in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, I got an email from Funny Feelings‘ Publisher Jeff Galbraith. He’d just spent the last week at Baldface riding powder. While I learned long ago that one should never trust a host to report on […]

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Tags: Life · Media · Snowboarding