YES Snowboards is run by a bunch of my homies. They’re all pros and understand what it takes to make a great riding snowboard. This series is called The Great Dudes of History. When picking out a board, you have to consider what you’re going to stare at between your legs, as well as, how it rides. I would choose Einstein – he seems like a pretty cool dude. I wonder if we could actually have had any kind of conversation? Like … what would I talk to him about? Time travel? Theories of relativity? No. I would talk to him about farts … because everyone thinks farts are funny. It’s like a universal noise that breaks all barriers. We could end wars with farts.
At first glance, this shirt would seem to be your standard-issue mountain & wave Quiksilver number. On closer inspection, you find that it’s actually Justin Brock sessioning a skate obstacle in the shape of the iconic Quiksilver logo. The piece was made for a special Quik skate team photo shoot… and Justin mangled that thing. I have one, you should too.
I’m fascinated by rogue waves. I mean there are just big ass waves roaming the ocean looking to sink cruise ships filled with A-list Hollywood starlets. This book explores the phenomenon and mythology surrounding these goliath swells. Turns out hey are really common. Here I was just thinking they occurred only when Rosy O’Donnell jumped into the ocean.
Giving back to core shops is so important during this time of economic crisis. The little ones are those that struggle most. Celtek realizing this, decided to do something special. They went out & gave several shops their own glove models. Pretty cool if you ask me.
Yet another use for a recycled skateboard. A pocket mirror. Now I know many of you are saying, who the hell uses a pocket mirror? Judging by the effort going into some peoples’ kits these days … a lot of people could benefit from a pocket mirror.
Another game system that lets you spazz out in front of your tv. First, it was the Wii with its “dumbchucks,” now it’s Microsoft’s turn. The cool thing about Kinect is you don’t need an actual controller – so you’re free to flail about your living room like a total jackass on your quest for that high score. I foresee many lawsuits due to uncoordination.
P-Rod has some sweet sponsors. He has a best selling shoe, a can of soda … and now, a backpack by the coolest of the cool when it comes to toting stuff on your back. I’ve had a couple Incase bags over the years. They’re by far the best backpacks I have ever owned. This P-Rod bag looks to have a bunch of sweet pockets n’ do dads to hold & hide all your whatnots. Why doesn’t P-Rod just call himself Prod?
The Goof balance trainer is pretty cool. It’s quite different from most of the balance boards you see floating around. Goof concentrates on rail to rail balance, as opposed to tip to tail like some of the others. I had a chance to “goof” around on one of these down at my local surfshop. I found it super fun, until it spat me off into a rack of Volcom clothing. That was embarrassing.
Rome has some pretty slick product out right now. I never really thought of them as a boot brand – but slap me hard on the ass and call me pretty – they have amazingly sweet boots to go with those snowboards they manufacture. The Libertine boot’s lase system lets you dial in the flex of the boot in different areas – so you can tweak airs like Noah Brandon and lay down carves like Jean Nerva. I don’t really know of anyone laying down carves like Jean Nerva these days … in fact, I’m lucky if I see kids actually using their sidecut.
Remember the scene in Spies Like Us when Chevy Chase and Dan Akroyd are dressed up in fur coats covered in Christmas lights pretending to be aliens? That’s what this lighted skateboard reminds me of.