Steez is proud to present our first ever workshop series at our Peabody office – “RIGHT BRAIN SYNDICATE”. It’s a week long intensive workshop demystifying the creative process while exploring the concept of self promotion. Each day will host a unique lesson in creative production techniques like photography, print making, digital manipulation, and book art, all the while working towards a fully self produced mini magazine or “zine”. Click through for all the details and be sure to book early as space is VERY limited.
Next Monday get onboard the Odyssey for the Art To Dream Tour for FREE complimentary of Deep Eddy Vodka!
ZUMIEZ BEST FOOT FORWARD PRESENTED BY BONES BEARINGS MAY 9TH THROUGH AUGUST 12TH
Zumiez Best Foot Forward is back and is coming to a town near you. Visit zumiezbestfootforward.com to check out the new 2015 trailer, 2015 tour dates and register to compete in an event.
Supporting grassroots skateboarding across North America, Zumiez Best Foot Forward is partnering with key industry brands to give back across 34 key markets with free skateboard contests. In its ninth year, the amateur skateboard series brings top pro riders, industry leaders and media to these communities to provide opportunities for the contestants to gain exposure across the industry. The local winner from each of the 34 stops will be flown to the finals to compete for overall 2015 Best Foot Forward championship.
2015 Zumiez Best Foot Forward Dates and Locations
05/09/15 San Diego CA
05/10/15 Los Angeles CA
05/13/15 Las Vegas NV
05/16/15 Phoenix AZ
05/20/15 Albuquerque NM
05/23/15 Oklahoma City OK
05/27/15 Dallas TX
05/30/15 Houston TX
06/03/15 Baton Rouge LA
06/06/15 Gainesville FL
06/07/15 Tampa FL
06/10/15 Atlanta GA
06/13/15 Virginia Beach VA
06/14/15 Washington DC
06/20/15 Philadelphia PA
06/21/15 New York NY
06/24/15 Boston MA
06/27/15 Buffalo NY
Previous Zumiez Best Foot Forward finalists have gone on to become some of the top names in Skateboarding, including: Ishod Wair, Tom Asta, Jack Olson, Chris Wimer, and Alec Majerus.
07/03/15 Detroit MI
07/06/15 Columbus OH
07/08/15 Chicago IL
07/11/15 Milwaukee WI
07/15/15 Minneapolis MI
07/18/15 Omaha NE
07/22/15 Kansas City MO
07/25/15 Colorado Springs CO
07/26/15 Denver CO
07/29/15 Salt Lake City UT
08/01/15 Sacramento CA
08/05/15 San Francisco CA
08/08/15 Portland OR
08/09/15 Seattle WA
08/12/15 Vancouver BC
SEPT 2015 | FINALS | TBA
Keep up with the contest all summer long by visiting zumiezbestfootforward.com and following @zumiezbestfootforward and @zumiez on instagram. The tour will release webisodes on TheBerrics.com documenting the contest, pro trips and more. 2015 sponsors include presenting sponsor Bones Bearings and support from Altamont, Converse, Deathwish, DVS, Emerica, Enjoi, Fred Water, GoPro, Imperial Motion, Nixon, Official, Stance, TheBerrics.com and Thunder Trucks.
Founded in Seattle in 1978, Zumiez is a leading multi-channel retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, hardgoods and accessories. Zumiez connects the best brands in action sports with an engaged customer base through 585 stores in North America and growing operations in Europe under the Blue Tomato brand.
Wachusett Parks is hosting one last fiesta in the park before Summer! We’ve been saving up a TON of snow for this event so you know it’s going to be a blast. Everyone is welcome, even if you don’t want to hit park features come take some turns with us.
HELMETS REQUIRED. If you don’t have one we will have some available to use.
A VANS SKATEBOARDING VIDEO
FEATURING THE VANS PRO SKATE TEAM
DIRECTED BY GREG HUNT
VANS PROPELLER MAKES SKATEBOARDING HISTORY
Vans’ first-ever, feature length global skateboarding video, PROPELLER, saw its highly anticipated world premiere in Los Angeles last night, debuting to hundreds of passionate skateboarding fans in celebration of true skateboarding history. Making a grand entrance in the famous Vans Sk8-Hi car, Godfather of Vans Steve Van Doren proudly took the mic as he introduced the film alongside the illustrious Vans Pro Skate team, a momentous gathering of over four generations of skateboarding on a single stage. Resounding applause filled the theater throughout the showing, fueling the evening with sincere emotion and pride held by loyal fans, industry friends and families, legends, pros and the devoted Vans team. The festivities topped off with a lively after party featuring performances by Ray Barbee and Tommy Guerrero, culinary taste by Pizzanista!, tons of Vans giveaways, and the stars of the film mingling amongst the crowds. Vans embraces this milestone 49 years in the making, and last night’s epic celebration was the first of many to come.
The tour continues! PROPELLER makes its international film debut with stops in Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada and Mexico. Local PROPELLER screenings are being hosted in select cities around the world. To find a local screening near you, visit VANSPROPELLER.COM to learn more about world premiere tour dates, theater locations, and ticket information.
Vans is proud to announce the official worldwide release date of PROPELLER: A Vans Skateboarding Video available on iTunes beginning May 5, 2015.
View more party photos on the Vans Skate Tumblr!
VANS PRESENTS “PROPELLER”
STARRING ANTHONY VAN ENGELEN TONY TRUJILLO GEOFF ROWLEY GILBERT CROCKETT CHIMA FERGUSON CHRIS PFANNER KYLE WALKER DANIEL LUTHERAN ELIJAH BERLE PEDRO BARROS CURREN CAPLES ANDREW ALLEN DUSTIN DOLLIN JASON DILL OMAR HASSAN AND ROWAN ZORILLA WITH STEVE CABALLERO CHRISTIAN HOSOI JEFF GROSSO RAY BARBEE JOHN CARDIEL AND TONY ALVA
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY RAY BARBEE WITH JOHN HERNDON AND THE MATTSON 2
MUSIC SUPERVISOR LORY VINCENT CREATIVE DIRECTOR D. CHASE NANN DIGITAL COLORIST MICHAEL MINTZ
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS JUSTIN REGAN AND STEVE VAN DOREN PRODUCED BY JAMIE HART MATT RAMIREZ
DIRECTED BY GREG HUNT
Directed by acclaimed skateboard filmmaker Greg Hunt and featuring full parts from some of the biggest names in modern skateboarding alongside appearances from legends and true pioneers, PROPELLER presents a sweeping snapshot of modern skateboarding that only Vans can deliver.
WORLD PREMIERE TOUR DATES
THE ORPHEUM THEATRE
NEW YORK CITY
Every significant skateboarding video energizes the community by building on the legacy of its predecessors to drive progression – propelling skateboarding forward.
The first name in skateboarding footwear and apparel introduces its highly anticipated first-ever feature-length global skateboarding video, PROPELLER. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Greg Hunt and featuring full parts from some of the biggest names in modern skateboarding alongside appearances from legends and true pioneers, PROPELLER presents a sweeping snapshot of modern skateboarding that only Vans can deliver.
PROPELLER: A Vans Skateboarding Video will be available for download on iTunes worldwide (except mainland China) beginning May 5, 2015.
Win a chance to attend a PowderJet Snowboards Build Your Own class
New England based PowderJet Snowboards announced their first ever contest, offering a free space in one of their popular Build Your Own classes. To celebrate the second year of the unique, hands-on wooden board building classes, PowderJet is staging a contest, with the winner to be randomly selected at a drawing on May 15th. The winner will have a choice between attending a class at the PowderJet shop on the coast of Maine, or receiving a Design Your Own board of their choice, to be hand built by Jesse Loomis. Entry guidelines are on the PowderJet website, and will be posted on social media.
“We’re really excited for the new season of Build Your Own classes, they’ve all been so fun, and we have some pretty big upgrades this year. We’re now offering Ptex bases, a variety of nose and tail shapes, even a splitboard version of our Cleaver model. We’re kind of not fooling around over here. The contest is our way of kicking off the 2015/16 season.”
Founded in Vermont in 2009, PowderJet Snowboards builds wooden powder boards on a custom basis. The boards are hand built from start to finish and designed for backcountry and powder riding. In 2014 PowderJet became the first snowboard company to offer board building classes, teaching workshops at the shop they share with Grain Surfboards on the Maine coast. About as far from the mainstream industry as you can get, PowderJet is the future primitive snowboard company.
You and 3 friends could ride, stay, party and hit the Dazed and Defrosted Concert with the Steez crew next weekend (Friday April 17-Sun 19) at Killington Resort for FREE. Enter on our Facebook or via instagram. All you have to do is like the post and TAG THE 3 FREINDS in the comment section that you’d bring with you if you won. We’ll pick a random winner next week and you’ll get to pick 3 friends. The winners will get free lodging Friday and Saturday night at the mountain, weekend lift tickets and Dazed and Defrosted concert tickets. Must be 21+ to enter and must be able to hang. Good luck.
VOLCOM TO HOST FREE YOUTH FOCUSED SNOWBOARDING CHAMPIONSHIPS AT MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA
SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015
Costa Mesa, CA – April 8, 2015 – Over the past 4 months Volcom’s Peanut Butter and Rail Jam series toured North America to find the best amateur snowboarders. The tour consisted of 11 regional snowboarding events extending 20 competitors (top 5 in each division) the invitation to compete in the 2015 PBRJ Championships. Competitors will ride for their piece of Volcom’s $17,000 cash purse, stacks of prizes, and the title of 2015 PBRJ Champion. During the PBRJ event competitors are judged on the tricks they land, not on their bails, on three separate rail features. The 4 divisions are: 15 & Under, 16 – 21, Girls, and Open/Am that are sure to keep everyone on the edge of their seats from beginning to end. Free food, free drinks, and giveaways will be provided for competitors and spectators alike.
Come hang out, watch some incredible snowboarding, eat some free food, meet professional athletes/industry heavyweights, and have a great time supporting the future of snowboarding! Spectators are welcome!
The 2015 Peanut Butter and Rail Jam $17,000 Championship event will be hosted at Mammoth Mountains main lodge: 10001 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
General Event Info:
Competitor Invite Only
Location: Mammoth Mountain – Main Lodge
Divisions: 15 & Under, 16-21, Girls, Open/Am
Contest Begins: 11:00AM
Running Time: 5-6 Hours (depending on the number of competitors)
Awards: 4:00PM (depending on the number of competitors)
Visit www.volcom.com/events for more info.
Converse CONS announces its fifth installment of CONS Project: Boston, a series of free community projects designed to inspire the next generation of creative spirits through interactive skate, art and music seminars. Next month’s workshop, focusing on “Making & Designing Skate Decks,” is the last of five in the ongoing CONS Project: Boston series that launched in the summer of 2014.
Encouraging aspiring builders, designers, and skaters to register today, “Making & Designing Skate Decks” will teach participants how to build a skateboard – from start to finish. From sizing and shaping raw wood, to assembling and designing handmade decks, renowned skateboard creator and founder of non-profit skateboard manufacturing organization, CreateASkate, Pa
As one local component of the overarching North America CONS Project initiative, CONS Project: Boston has run alongside other workshops over the past eight months in key cities including New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto. This specialized program, geared towards up-and-coming skate and art talents, offers extensive,
Aspiring creative actives between the ages of 13 and 24 can apply for a slot at http://consproject.com
“Making & Designing Skate Decks” / Saturday, April 11 from 11am to 5pm
*Free shuttle rides to and from The Market Skate Park will be provided from Orchard Skateshop in Allston
Please help spread the word, collegiate age skate comp in New England with a free best trick contest for all ages to follow.
April 10th 6pm at the Clark county Library on Flamingo and Maryland
Filmed by: Jordan Gibo
Edited by: Kevin Phelps
Flier by: Josh wheat
AFTER PARTY at The Dive Bar
Music By: Free LSDs BAD TRIP
THE ICE COAST CHALLENGE
Bridging the Gap Between Surf and Snow
March 30, 2015- The second annual Ice Coast Challenge presented by Pioneers Board Shop went down on March 28th at Shawnee Peak in Bridgton Maine under snowy skies with temps in the mid 30s. Close to a hundred competitors made the pilgrimage to the mountain to be part of surf and snow history. Pioneers Board Shop of North Hampton, NH with the help of Trigger House pulled off the wave inspired course build over the 4 days leading up to the event. The course featured banked turns, a 700ft serpentining spine with hips, air sections, and two barreling wall ride sections.
Keeping with the surf theme the event was judged by surf shop employees from around New England. The riders were judged on overall style and flow through a two hour jam. Top riders from each division advanced on to a final where riders were judged on their final two runs. The men and women open first place finisher each earned a 5 day surf trip to Puerto Rico thanks to SASS Global Travel, Rincon Surf School, and Samuel Adams Beer. The event featured an on hill boat bar and huge crowd that came out to watch the event, enjoy the Sam Adams, and listen to all day live music!
Winners by division as follows.
1st Keara Battagliese
2nd Olivia Scola
1st Quinn Battagliese
2nd Zachaios Fitts
3rd Gavin O’hara
1st Shaun Ready
2nd Jason Burrill
3rd Joe Carter
1st Sara Lang
2nd Sam Malpass
3rd Mercedes Ortega
1st Ryan Kittredge
2nd Parker Szumonski
3rd Jacques Beriau
The Justin Freeman Freedom Spirit Award – Mike Ravelson
The @Spungiesdoorag Award – Ryan Kittredge
Special Thanks to Pioneers Board Shop, Trigger House, Shawnee Peak, SASS Global Travel, Rincon Surf School, Samuel Adams Beers, Powder Jet Snowboards,Burton Snowboards, Monument Snowboards, Snurfer, Electric Visual, Future Fins, Concepts, @Spungiesdoorag, Justin Freeman, Wheels and Waves, Cinnamon Rainbow, Liquid Dreams, Maine Surfers Union, Pisten Bulley, Ripcurl Wetsuits, Hyperflex Wetsuit, Stance Socks, Vans, Carver Skateboards, Sector 9 Skateboards, and everyone who came out to support the event!
The Second Annual Ice Coast Challenge is Poised to Bridge the Gap yet Again Between Surfing and Snowboarding, Bringing the Ocean to the Mountain for a One of a Kind Snowboard Event
Bridgton, Maine (March 25, 2015) – On March 28th
surfers will descend on Shawnee Peak in Bridgton, Maine to drop into the Ice Coast Challenge “Wave Course” that is unlike anything ever seen before; created and crafted by Pioneers Board Shop of New Hampshire. A course is being built to mimic the ocean waves created by powerful Nor’ Easter winter storms. There will be bottom and top turn features, floater sections, lined up walls with unique features sprinkled throughout the custom built 600’ dimensional spine ranging from chest to over head high walls & over vert sections to end it all!
The course will allow riders to draw their own unique and creative lines the same way you would approach surfing a wave in the ocean. Riders will be judged primarily on their style, creativity and use of the course. Spectators are encouraged to attend the live event at the base of Shawnee Peak, as viewing the event will be free and open to the public with live DJ’s and bands playing music all day and night.
“A ‘Surf Event on Snowboards’ Are you kidding me? Drop-ins, waves, bottom turns, floaters, barreling sections?! This is the kind of thing that Pioneers Board Shop has been dreaming about, and only a company like TriggerHouse, and a resort like Shawnee Peak could help bring something like this to life” says Bryan Johnson of Pioneers Board Shop. “It’s one thing to design this concept on a piece of paper while sharing a drink after a long day at the hill when the waves are flat, but the build plan for something this immense had our heads spinning. It’s so rad to see a project like the Ice Coast Challenge break the mold with such an out of the norm event on this scale.”
This event would not be possible without help from SASS Global Travel, Rincon Surf School, and Samuel Adams Beers, who have really stepped up to headline the event. The prizes and hand crafted trophies for this event are INSANE!!! The top Male and Female competitors will win a stay at Rincon Surf School with airfare provided by Samuel Adams!!! UNREAL!!!
The Ice Coast Challenge also thanks Burton Snowboards, Powder Jet Snowboards, Ripcurl Wetsuits, Snurfer, Hyperflex, Vans, Electric Visual, and an army of local surf shops pitching in to make this event all time!!!!
The Ice Coast Challenge event format, registration, schedule, and a complete list of sponsors are available on www.IceCoastChallenge.com. You can also follow the lead up to the events by following the Ice Coast Challenge on Facebook. (www.facebook.com/icecoastchallenge) Stay up to date on snow conditions by checking Shawnee Peak’s snow reports (www.shawneepeak.com)
SEE YOU IN THE WHITE ROOM!!! #GETSOMEICC
Jaromie Nolan defending his Title / photo by AG photographix
Saturday afternoon, the King of the Desert 2 at Las Vegas Ski Snowboard Resort went down sponsored by Technine Snowboards, Official Genius, McGhie’s Ski Bike and Board, Skatin On Em, JammyPack, Subaru of Las Vegas, SPY, GoPro.. The contest consisted of riders hitting the Technine Feature that was recently added to the hill. Rail, Creeper Rail & 10 foot box were the options on the feature and the riders could hit any of them to show off their skills to the judges. In the end, Jaromie Nolan defended his title with the 1st place win for the 2nd year. Jake Buell took 2nd place and 3rd place to Curren Weber. Best trick of the day going to Ricky Thizz, and a honorable mention to Chris from Powder & Sun who hasn’t touched a board in 12 years! 1st prize was $500 but the other winners got gear, boards, and GoPros to boot!
Andrew Brewer aka the most interesting annoucer in the world.
Jake Buell took 2nd place with solid tricks and smooth riding.
Ricky Thizz threw down locking in another Best Trick finish.
Tom Bennett aka Drink Beer Crew with some drunken slaying.
George Campoverde showing off his latest full page in Steez.
Jon Mon Media production video recap of the 2nd annual “Mongo Smash” Eagle Point Ski Resort, in Beaver Utah.
words and pics by ms Tracy Lee
The 2nd Annual Mongo Smash at Eagle Point Resort went down last Saturday next to the parking lot of the Upper Lodge.. Mongo and the Park Fab team built a 3 rail set up for the competitors to hit. Due to spring snow so early in the year, many of the competitors chose to hike way past the initial drop in that had been built to gain speed for the box, corrugated, and double barrel rails that had been set up. I made the 4 hour drive up with my buddy Dustin Amato of Official Genius and since practice started around 12 pm so we had some time to get a few runs through the rails in the ParkFab park before heading back to check out the competition..
Girls & Groms were first up with 5 females competing and 2 groms.. Each of the riders did 8 runs; highest total score wins. The contest continued with about 15 male riders hitting the ParkFab set up judged by Mongo, Lane & Conner. The guys tallied the scores and came up with 5 finalists for the mens comp.
The competition was tough as each of the finalists did their 8 runs. The competitors were throwing their flashiest tricks in an effort to secure the $1000 first prize. Gear was awarded to the other winners.
After the contest was done, it was down to the Canyonside Lodge for some hot tubbin’ and some tasty food & beverage..
1st: Lou Macias ($1000)
2nd: Jayson Thiros
3rd: Sam Klein
1st: Kaitlyn Elswick ($200)
2nd: Katie Strong
3rd: Noelle Allen