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HELP SUPPORT OUR U.S. PARALYMPIC TEAM!

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

By: Adaptive Spirit
January 28, 2014

SFB-0417As Adaptive Spirit prepares for the organization’s 19th Annual Event – bringing together all areas of the cable television industry to benefit paralympic snow sports – we’re always looking for the support of the snow sport community.  Whether it be valuable donations of snow sport equipment and related items for our robust silent auction, or sponsorship and in-kind donations, Adaptive Spirit relies heavily on the generous support of the snow sport community in making our Annual Event such a huge success.  Proceeds from the Annual Event go directly to fostering the competition dreams of Paralympic athletes.  Adaptive Spirit will celebrate it’s 19th Annual Event this coming April 3 – 6 in Vail, CO.  Over the course of Adaptive Spirit’s history the event has grown over ten times in attendee size and has raised over $7 million in support of the U.S. Paralympic Alpine, Nordic and Snowboard National Teams. To find out more visit www.adaptivespirit.com.

Skateboarding Collection Expands at the Smithsonian

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

By: Sports One Source
June 26, 2013

The skateboarding collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History more than doubled in size during a special ceremony June 22 in which Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen and other leading skateboarding figures donated artifacts from their careers. The donation ceremony kicked off “Innoskate,” an event presented by the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center with the International Association of Skateboard Companies.

“Innoskate” will take place on and around a skate ramp installed on the museum’s plaza, facing the National Mall and with the Washington Monument as a backdrop. Discussions and skateboarding demonstrations will explore innovations in skateboarding and equipment technology, such as wheels and trucks; the influence of skate clothing and footwear on mainstream fashion and culture; and the continuous innovation in tricks, both in the street and on ramps. Skaters and industry representatives will discuss how innovation will shape the future of skateboarding and pro and invited skaters will take to the ramp to show off their tricks. For a schedule of events, visit http://innoskate2013.tumblr.com.

Hawk will donate his first skateboard, given to him by his brother, Steve, in 1977. A 1975 Bahne skateboard used by Steve before he gave it to his brother, the fiberglass deck is set up with Chicago roller-skate trucks that were attached to steel base plates for use on skateboards. Steve modified the board with 3/8-inch plywood “risers” to raise the deck further from the trucks and provide greater clearance for the urethane Stoker loose-ball-bearing wheels. This first board joins a 1986 Tony Hawk pro model Powell-Peralta deck ridden in competition by Hawk in the mid-1980s and acquired by the museum in 2011.

Other objects that will be donated during “Innoskate” include the board Mullen rode at the Smithsonian during a 2012 interview on creativity and innovation in skateboarding; Patti McGee’s Hobie Super Surfer board from 1965; skate apparel worn by Cindy Whitehead in competition and a prototype of and original artwork for her latest pro-model board; the skateboard Jack Smith used to ride across the country in 1976; Bruce Logan, Robin Logan and Laura Thornhill Logan Earth Ski pro-model skateboards (1976-1977); a set of master keys to Skatepark of Tampa, a significant cultural and physical hub for skateboarders, from 1994; a skate deck and apparel used by Mimi Knoop during X Games appearances; and Schmitt Stix, rails that allowed boards to better slide on coping, invented by Paul Schmitt.

Downhill skateboarding is represented by donations of a Fly Away skate helmet worn by Judi Oyama in the 1980s and the board and helmet used by George Orton when he set the world speed record on a skateboard in 1996. Archival materials being donated include a complete set of the “National Skateboard Review,” a chronicle of skate activity in the late 1970s run by Di Dootson; early editions of TransWorld SKATEboarding magazine; and newspaper articles.

“Skateboarding is surrounded by a culture of inventive creativity and imagination,” said Jeffrey Brodie, deputy director of the Lemelson Center and Innoskate coordinator. “Skateboarders are similar to inventors in viewing the world from a unique perspective — what it has the potential to be. Innoskate is a deep look into an American invention that has become a global phenomenon.”

The International Association of Skateboard Companies is the member-owned not-for-profit trade association of skateboarding. IASC’s goals are to promote skateboarding, increase participation, educate and save their members money. For more information, visit http://theiasc.org.

The Lemelson Center has led the study of invention and innovation at the Smithsonian since 1995. The center’s activities advance scholarship on the history of invention, share stories about inventors and their work and nurture creativity in young people. The center is supported by The Lemelson Foundation and located in the National Museum of American History.

Burtongirls.com Gets a Makeover with a Completely New Site Design

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

By: Snowboarder Magazine
October 4, 2012

Burtongirls.com Gets a Makeover with a Completely New Site Design

BURLINGTON, VT (October 3, 2012) Burton Snowboards today unveiled a brand new version of burtongirls.com – the online community exclusively created by women for women. Completely redesigned on every level, burtongirls.com is now loaded with more tools, content and features than ever, all aimed at sharing the snowboarding lifestyle.

“Burtongirls.com is a place where women and girls can experience the snowboard culture through fun, inspiring and creative content,” stated Burton President Donna Carpenter. “Our hope is to not only inspire our existing global audience of girls who love snowboarding, but also to attract a new demographic of girls to the brand through compelling and relevant year-round content that speaks to them.”

Every aspect of the burtongirls.com website has been thoughtfully restyled for this year, with a cool new platform of reinventing itself for each specific season year-round (fall, winter, spring, summer). The fall edition is live now and packed with content and photos inspired by autumn foliage, food and activities. Check out this beautiful launch video and digital lookbook featuring pro snowboarders and burtongirls.com contributors Hannah Teter, Kimmy Fasani and Gabi Viteri to get a taste. Also new for this year is a ‘Contributor Picks’ section, where contributors will share a round-up of their favorite clothes, accessories, music, movies, books and more for each current season. And finally, new on the site is an interactive shopping tool where girls can shop the styles right from the lookbook itself.

And that’s just what’s new. Coming back for the second year are some of the best parts of burtongirls.com, which include the content sections entitled ‘Snowboarding’, ‘Travel’, ‘Health & Beauty’, ‘Style & Culture’ and ‘Après’. Also returning are many of the same amazing contributors who will provide content to the site year-round. First up is a group of contributors called ‘Burtonistas’ from the world of fashion, entertainment and snowboarding who include actress Joy Bryant, model Noot Seear and DJ Jasmine Solano to name a few. Then there is a group of contributors called ‘The Team’, which is made up of Burton pro riders Kelly Clark, Hannah Teter, Gabi Viteri, Kimmy Fasani and more. And rounding out the contributor roster is the ‘Inner Voice’ group, featuring a passionate group of women who work at Burton.

“If you’re a world traveler, foodie, daredevil, music lover, fashion lover, snowboard enthusiast or if you’re inspired by any of the above, then burtongirls.com is for you,” said burtongirls.com returning contributor and DJ, Jasmine Solano. “Checking out the posts, contributor picks and Instagram feed on burtongirls.com makes you feel like you’re hanging with your girls and getting all their insider tips. I love it!”

Finally, burtongirls.com features many new site upgrades all focused on user experience, including a new search tool, improved navigation, and a responsive design across desktop, tablet and mobile. The site also allows girls to follow burtongirls.com via dedicated Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram accounts, as well as share content via their own social media feeds.

Head to burtongirls.com to see what’s new for fall. And also be sure to check out

Burton Girls on facebook.com/BurtonGirls13, twitter.com/burtongirls, pinterest.com/burtongirls13 and @burtongirls on Instagram.

Enter SKI Magazine’s 2012 Gear Giveaway!

Monday, September 24th, 2012

By: SKI Magazine
September 24, 2013

Make sure to “Like” SKI Magazine and access the entry form – you could win up to 19 coveted gear prizes!

Team Icelantic and Team Discrete take top honors at Sony Eye of the Condor 2

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

By: Freeskier
August 7, 2012

After a week’s worth of competition, Sony Eye of the Condor 2 came to a close on Friday with the first ever iF3-La Parva in Santiago de Chile. Before a large crowd at Mallsport, Team Discrete walked away with a win in the photography category while Team Icelantic earned the award for Best Film. A People’s Choice award will also be voted on later this week.

Chris Bezamat of Team Discrete topped photographers Jordan Ingmire (Team WIDSIX), Roberta Rebori (Team Icelantic), and Juan Luis de Heckeren (Team Chile); Bezemat was awarded for his ability to capture Chilean mountain culture and for his creative use of flashes. While Bezamat competed at the inaugural Eye of the Condor, this marks his first win.

“Last year’s winner, Juan Luis de Heckeren, is a really talented photographer so I was pretty nervous about what team Chile was going to have—plus we didn’t see them the entire week,” said Bezamat. “But, the portrait shot I had of Rachael [Burks] and the sunset shot of Parker [Cook] were pretty strong images, so I thought I had a pretty good chance, but I definitely wasn’t sure we had it by any means.”

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Burton Celebrates 30th US Open At Stratton

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

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Thu, Mar 15 2012 1:45 am

Action in the halfpipe final: Photo Credit: Transworld Business

The 30th anniversary of the 2012 Burton US Open presented by MINI wrapped up last weekend at Stratton Mountain, with more than $100,000 in prizes and a pair of MINI Countryman vehicles awarded to the top competitors. Fresh snow and sunny skies brought out the crowds for the halfpipe competition on Saturday.The beauty of the Open is that it’s an event anyone can win at—and it always has been. While men’s halfpipe winner Shaun White was in and out, coming to the event for just over a 24-hour period and leaving after the awards ceremony in a private helicopter, there was also local rider 20-year-old Benji Farrow (from Okemo, Vermont) who grabbed third and was in the finals for the first time after competing at the Open for six years.

“To do it here in my home state, close to my home town when it turned 30 years old was a nice redemption,” he said, commenting that for the last two years he had been nipping at everyone’s heels.

Women’s halfpipe winner Elena Hight (USA), who knocked out longtime champion Kelly Clarke’s 16-competition winning streak, was in shock about her win, but attributed it to a new trick she’s been working on: the alley oop backside rodeo along with back-to-back 900s.

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How-To Tuesday

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

By: hondo, TransWorld SNOWboarding
January 3, 2012

How To: Alley-Oop Backside Rodeo to Fakie With JJ Thomas

Time to take your pipe tricks to the next level. Let JJ Thomas teach you this rad trick. If you can get this one, your buddies will be so jealous.

How To: Is Presented by NIKE

How To: Alley-Oop Backside Rodeo to Fakie With JJ Thomas

For More How To’s check out TransWorld SNOWboarding’s 20 Tricks at your local shop or on iTunes right HERE

How cool would it be to travel gear bag-free but still get to ride your own setup?

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

January 2, 2012

Ship Your Gear

Navigating the airport with all your stuff, craning your neck to see if it makes it up the conveyor belt to the plane, and waiting for it to come down the “Special” luggage chute at your destination are never fun. How cool would it be to travel gear bag-free but still get to ride your own setup? Save time, money and worry—Ship Your Gear.

Last year, FedEx® introduced the Ship Your Gear program to help you avoid baggage fees and the hassle. As baggage charges from airlines increase, it’s now more expensive to fly with your gear than ever.

SIA Special discount

SnowSports Industries America (SIA) has negotiated a consumer discount on shipping of up to 16% off select FedEx Express® services, up to 8% off select FedEx Ground® services and up to 15% FedEx Ground service to Canada processed through FedEx Ship Manager® at fedex.com or FedEx Ship Manager® Software. This program is open to consumers eligible for a U.S. based FedEx account. To enroll, visit fedex.com/shipyourgear. You can also ask your local shop if they participate in the program. They can help pack up, fill out the paperwork and take payment from you right there.

*Some airlines do not charge for a first bag and 3-5 checked bag can be as high as $125 depending on the airline.

FedEx Ground Sample List Rates

All sample rates* are based on a standard ski/snowboard bag (72″ x 12″ x 8″, 25 lbs and may change at ship date. Rates may changes due to surcharges and other fees.

FedEx Rates - Snowlink

Girls on Film

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

By: Tawnya Schultz
December 28, 2011

All of the snowboard flicks have finally dropped and it’s getting to be time to shred. Getting stoked for the upcoming season watching videos is one of my favorite pastimes. It’s been so exciting to see what the pro girls have been doing in terms of video parts and filming. While I thoroughly enjoy checking out the gnarly things the boys do, the girls get me motivated. It seems like this season more than ever the girls are representing and sending it hard. Here is a list of videos and webisodes worth checking out. Girl Power!

Standard Films “TB20″
Kimmy Fasani lands a double back in the backcountry of Silverton of Colorado in her segment. Leanne Pelosi and Raewyn Reid hit the streets in Canada.

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Nominees Announced For 13th Annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Awards Presented By New Era

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

By: Editors of TransWorld SNOWboarding
December 21, 2011

Carlsbad, CA – The best riders of the year have officially been selected by their fellow pros for the 13th annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Awards presented by New Era and will swoop down on the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado, on Friday, January 27 to collect their accolades. It’s all part of a little thing we like to call the biggest night in snowboarding. To find out who won, join us at the Fillmore when the doors open at 7:00 p.m. The show starts at 8:30 p.m.

And the nominees for the 13th Annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll presented by New Era are…

Men’s Rookie of the Year
Ethan Deiss
Mark McMorris
Jake Kuzyk

Women’s Rookie of the Year
Marie Hucal
Enni Rukajarvi
Helen Schettini

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