CONVERSE CONS PROJECT: BOSTON RETURNS WITH FREE “CREATIVE RECYCLING” COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
Leading Designer and Craftsman, Andy Vasquez and Converse CONS Skate Ambassadors, Eli Reed and Aaron Herrington to Lead Interactive Workshop in Boston
Converse CONS announces the return of CONS Project: Boston, a series of community projects designed to inspire the next generation of creative spirits through interactive skate, art and music workshops. This installment of CONS Project: Boston, focusing on “Creative Recycling,” is the third of five in the ongoing workshop series slated to hit the city over the next year.
Encouraging aspiring designers and artistic builders to register today, “Creative Recycling” will teach participants the key skills of repurposing used skateboards. From building furniture from recycled skate decks to designing and painting finished pieces, the daylong workshop will be led by renowned designer and craftsman, Andy Vasquez with the help of Converse CONS Skate Ambassadors, Eli Reed and Aaron Herrington.
As one local component of the overarching North American CONS Project initiative, CONS Project: Boston is slated to continue alongside other workshops in key cities including New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto through Spring 2015. This specialized program, geared towards up-and-coming skate and art talents, offers extensive, hands-on workshops with renowned legends and up-and-coming super stars at no cost.
Aspiring creative actives between the ages of 13 and 24 can apply for a slot at http://consproject.com.
WHEN: “Creative Recycling” – Saturday, November 15 / 11am to 5pm
WHERE: Artists for Humanity / 100 West 2nd Street, Boston, MA 02127
This past Friday, October 17th, Volcom took over the Lido Theater in Newport Beach, CA, and debuted their newest film Mr. Plant -a Veeco Film production based on the travels of snowboarder and New Hampshire backwoodsman Pat Moore. The film follows Pat as he spends a season traveling around the world with the rest of the Volcom Snow family, friends and icons.
Left: audience; Right: Volcom Co-Founder, Richard Woolcott shares a few words)
Volcom opened Lido Theater doors to the public which included fans of all ages, local editors, tastemakers, bloggers, professional snow athletes and Mr.Plant co-stars such as Curtis Ciszek, Scott Blum, Bryan Iguchi, Seth Huot, Harrison Gordon, Alex Lopez, Jake Price and Elena Hight.
(Right-Left: Volcom Snow Team-Seth Huot, Jake Price, Pat Moore, Bryan Iguchi, Scott Blum, Elena Hight, Alex Lopez, Curtis Ciszek)
Prior to the film premiere, Volcom family and friends were treated to a pre-party at the Volcom headquarters for a VIP skate and BBQ. The lucky guests were later loaded up into an eye-catching Volcom Red Bull double-decker bus and chauffeured to the main event.
(Left-Right: Donny Stevens, Curtis Ciszek, Scott Blum, Alex Lopez, Bryan Iguchi, Ryan Immegart)
With 13 stops left on the global premiere tour, be sure to check out the tour schedule for upcoming listings!
Crotched Park’s annual preseason rail session is back for another day of next level shredding & lots of snow to go with it! Our crew is hauling in over 20 cubic yards of snow for the event. With 5-6 freestyle features, live music to keep the stoke up, this Sunday (October 19th) should make for the best Preseason Rail Session to date!
The only money you’ll be dishing out is for gas to get here, the preseason rail jam is FREE TO THE PUBLIC. Food (BBQ) will be available for purchase.
PRESEASON RAIL SESSION
DATE: Sunday, October 19, 2014
TIME: 2pm – 5pm
WHERE: Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride
** FREE TO PUBLIC **
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The award-winning producers from Teton Gravity Research (TGR) announce the release of Jeremy Jones’ “Higher” on iTunes.
(Jackson Hole, Wyo.) – The award-winning producers from Teton Gravity Research (TGR) announce the release of Jeremy Jones’ Higher on iTunes. Currently showing on a worldwide film tour, an official selection of the San Sebastian Film Festival, and a finalist for ‘Best Film’ at the Banff International Mountain Film Festival, Higher, presented by Subaru, traces the origins and pinnacle achievements of Jeremy Jones, one of the greatest big mountain snowboarders of our time. The film is co-directed by Jones and his brothers, TGR co-founders Todd and Steve Jones.
Ten-time Snowboarder magazine ‘Big Mountain Rider of the Year’ Jeremy Jones revolutionized backcountry snowboarding with Deeper, TGR’s 2010 ode to splitboarding and human-powered adventure. TGR’s 2012 sequel Further took him to the planet’s most remote mountain ranges and earned him a nod as a 2013 National Geographic ‘Adventurer of the Year’.
His environmental advocacy work with Protect Our Winters won him recognition as one of President Barack Obama’s 2013 ‘Champions of Change’. Now, Jones and the TGR crew are elevating their game and taking their quest to the highest standard for the third and final installment of the Deeper, Further, Higher trilogy from Teton Gravity Research.
“I have set up my life around finding and riding the planet’s best mountains for snowboarding, and Higher represents the pinnacle achievements in my life as a snowboarder,” says Jeremy Jones. “As much as I appreciate all the accolades I have received in snowboarding, these lines mean the most to me. They are my lifetime achievement awards.”
Starring: Jeremy Jones / Ryland Bell / Bryan Iguchi / Luca Pandolfi
On Location: Teton National Park, Wyoming / Alaska Range, Alaska / Himalaya, Nepal / Cape Cod, Massachusetts
“Higher provides a more intimate look at Jeremy’s life and career — from conflicts arising from a life in the mountains dealing with family and the loss of friends — to his most recent achievements climbing and riding the biggest lines of his life,” says Steve Jones. “It’s the most powerful film we’ve produced.”
Vans will be streaming live at the Shop Riot European Finals 2014 happening in Aalst, Belgium from Saturday 11th October – Sunday 12th October at Vans.eu/webcasts
As autumn approaches, it brings colour to the trees, a crisp chill to the air and everyone’s favourite time of year…THE VANS SHOP RIOT EUROPEAN FINALS!
It’s been a whirlwind five-month build up, taking in 16 stops across Europe and bringing together over 200 of best shop teams from across the land, with the best store team from each leg earning themselves a place in the finals. While it’s gone quickly, it has been quite a journey and we’ve seen some epic showdowns during the course of the series. From revisiting some of the favourite parks and spots from previous years, such as Chelles’ Cosanostra skatepark (FR), to bringing a bit of culture to the scene as the Nordic leg set up right outside Helsinki’s Kiasma Modern Art Museum (FI), the cream of European skate shops assembled their finest teams and set out to shred their way across the continent.
One of the favourite stops of the series has been Aalst’s ‘Flesh & Bones’ skatepark, aptly named given the amount of skin it claimed during the Belgian leg of the Vans Shop Riot earlier in the year. Fittingly, this becomes the battleground for next month’s finals, and as such will bear witness to teams from Moscow to Manchester thrashing it out in what’s set to be an awesome end to another hotly contested series.
After last year’s crown was claimed by a team based just an hour up the road from the venue – the Works Skatepark in Leeds, UK – all eyes will be on Belgium’s Rampaffairz team to see how they fair on home ground. 2013 winners from Black Sheep, Manchester, won’t be defending their title this year, but with stores including Skate Pharmacy and Lost Art representing the UK, France’s Nozbone and Titus from Munster, Germany, we’re sure to see a good fight amongst the final 16 teams.
As a nation famed for it’s fine chocolate, world beating beers, and rather fittingly – waffles, expect sugar highs and hangovers as a motley assortment of Europe’s finest skateshops head to Aalst to fight it out for the title of Vans Shop Riot Top Shop Team, 2014.
If you’re not as adventurous as Tintin and getting to Belgium proves too much of a Hasselt, luckily for you the whole shebang will be live streamed right into your google glasses. Or desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
Keep an eye on VansShopRiot.com for reviews of the final stops, news and exclusive insights behind the series, and Vans’ facebook page, twitter and instagram for updates and live notifications.
As you likely know, the 4th annual Burton Rail Days presented by MINI is set to take place in Japan on November 15th. Sixteen of the world’s top urban riders will compete at the Roppongi Hills Arena in downtown Tokyo for a $27,000 prize purse.
We’re hoping you can help us spread the word about something new for this year’s event: one of the 16 spots will go to a lucky rider who will be chosen to compete based on video footage submissions and an online judging panel.
Details: Male and female riders age 16 and older can send in a video part through October 13th that showcases their best urban snowboard style. Online fan voting will take place from October 20th through November 2nd. On November 3rd, the winning rider will be announced and will head to Japan to compete at Burton Rail Days. Complete details on applications and voting can be found at www.burton.com/BRD.
The actual competition on November 15th will start with a 40-minute jam session, followed by a best of two-run finals with the top 6 riders to determine the winner. There will also be 3 different best trick awards given out at this year’s event. Last year brought in a packed crowd of 5,000 fans to the arena and we’re expecting the same amazing response as previous years. The competition will be webcast LIVE at www.burton.com/BRD.
Who will win??
Boston Sneaker Jam – a festival and community celebration of sneaker culture. Everyone can enjoy the music, art, demonstrations and talks. If you’re a sneaker head, it’s the only place you’ll want to be on October 18 + 19!
Rare sneakers and memorabilia
Sneaker exchange and trading floor
Manufacturers and designers
Urban apparel and fashion
Street art gallery
Dj’s and musicians, including the following + more~
Dutch Rebelle http://dutchrebelle.com/
N.B.S. (Natural Born Spitters) https://www.facebook.com/NtheBS
DJ Pup Dawg http://djpupdawg.com/main/
Jam sessions, sneaker experts, the rare, the popular, and the obscure—it’ll all be there.
Panels and talks by people you want to hear!
October 18 + 19, 2014
Seaport World Trade Center
200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210
Sat: 11AM – 7PM
Sun: 11AM – 6PM
Purchase tickets ($20/day, $35/weekend) and vendor tables at Eventbrite:
Tix available day of show for $25/day, $40/weekend
Children under 10 years, free with paying adult
Got a question? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: Payment required – Purchase tickets ($20/day, $35/weekend) and vendor tables at Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-sneaker-jam-tickets-12041497443 Tix available day of show for $25/day, $40/weekend Children under 10 years, free with paying adult
Following the success of previous editions, supported by great figures of national and international skate, the III Edition of Madrid Skate Film Festival (MSFF) comes back to Matadero Madrid from the 17th to the 19th of October. The MSFF arrives for the third consecutive year at Matadero Madrid’s Cineteca. A necessary festival in a scene in which urban sports, specifically skateboarding and longboarding, are taking increasing prominence in the streets of big cities.
This appointment is not only attractive to those who love this sport on wheels but also for fans of good cinema, as exhibited tapes come with an extraordinary audiovisual quality.
The third edition of MSFF will feature a screening of the best works submitted to the contest and the world premiere of “Open” by Daniel Etura. A film that brings together a group of female skaters from 11 different countries touring Israel on a spiritual and sports journey. The film, starred by the Longboard Girls Crew, has enjoyed the cooperation of the collective Longboarding for Peace, who have brought together Muslim, Jewish, Arab and Catholic children to teach them that the skate knows no gender, politics or religion. With a powerful soundtrack, among which there are groups such as Devendra Banhart, CSS, Fuel Fandango or Smile, among others, this documentary not only reflects a high level of female longboard but a sound and a visual quality never seen in this type of video.
Also this year, the festival goes a step further by creating the category for Best Full-length film for those tapes lasting more than 20 minutes for both domestic and international works.
The jury that will vote the 2014 awards MSFF is full of figures closely related to both the audiovisual world as well the skateboarding and longboarding world.
In the Documentary and Full-length Films category, the people responsible for evaluating the work will be: Yerko Espinoza, who has half a dozen of short films and is completing his second full-length film “Miami”; Daniel Etura, who combines his career between music video and advertising and has made over 40 music videos with outstanding Spanish and international artists; and Pedro Temboury, skater and director of “Monopatín”, a documentary about the history of skateboarding in Spain. In the Skate Short Film category, the decision will fall on Javier Menéndez, Dogway Skateboard Magazine editor, filmer and photographer; Ramiro McTersse, O’Marisquiño Arnette festival organizer, an event of extreme sports and urban culture held in Vigo; Esteban Velarde, photographer and editor of Go Skateboarding Mag. Meanwhile, the works in the Longboard Short Film category will be analyzed by Camilo Cespedes, graphic designer, photographer and filmer; Katie Nilson, one of the strongest representatives of women’s skate, which is now part of Team Landyachtz Longboards; and Peter J. Cereceda, owner of “ToxicWorld” Shop of Skate, Surf and Longboard in Madrid.
In addition, numerous activities will be held around the festival among which workshops and video express 1000 tricks per second stand out.
The Throwdown is coming! The Throwdown is coming!
Lib Tech’s Downtown Throwdown is packed up and heading to Boston!
Another legendary city, new features, next level shredding and $20K in prize money…it’s gonna be a wicked pissah!
The Downtown Throwdown (DTTD) has grown from a local DIY project to the most anticipated and respected urban snowboarding event in the world, while entertaining tens of thousands of people over the past eight years in Seattle, San Francisco and Minneapolis. “I’m so stoked to bring this event to Boston” said event creator Krush Kulesza, “when we decided to bring it to the East Coast, this was the obvious choice…plus man…Aerosmith!”
The DTTD has always set itself apart from other events by specifically choosing riders who focus on filming video parts and are out changing the face of urban snowboarding…and this year’s line-up continues to back that up. Forest Bailey, Dylan Thompson, Ted Borland, Dillon Ojo, Brandon Reis, Andrew Brewer, Mike Rav, Jaeger Bailey, Spencer Shubert and Dylan Alito are among the 25 riders chasing $20,000 in the famous DTTD giant cardboard I.O.U.’s. To date, the DTTD has paid out over $100,000.00!
Fifteen New England hometown-hero riders will also compete in The Feeders! last chance qualifier earlier in the day with the top 3 moving on to the main event.
When it’s all over, one of these riders will also have the bragging rights of joining a very heavy list of past DTTD winners including: Dan Brisse, Jed Anderson (twice), Nick Visconti, Brandon Hobush (twice), Dylan Alito, Nial Romanek and last year’s winner, Ryan Paul (twice).
This year’s event will also be webcast to the world thanks to our friends at Snowboarder Magazine! So whether you’re in the crowd or on your couch, you can be entertained by the southing voices of Think Thank owner/Lib Tech Ripper Jesse Burtner, Crab Grab’s Preston Strout and Snowboarder Magazine’s Tom “T. Bird” Monterosso.
To continue the name dropping-DWD owner and longtime DTTD supporter, Sean Genovese will once again head-up our judgeMENTAL team that will include Massachusetts’s own Chris Grenier and Lib Tech legend Scotty Wittlake.
Not enough yet? How ‘bout autograph signings from pro riders like Jamie Lynn, Eric Jackson and Forest Bailey? How ‘bout sponsor booths with prizes and new gear to check out? Raffles for snowboards and other great prizes? Yes…this will be THE event of the year!
Grab a friend and get to City Hall Plaza at noon on Saturday, October 18 to witness the next chapter in this bitchin’ and FREE event!
Huge thanks to Adidas Snowboarding, Snowboarder Magazine, Eastern Boarder, Loon Mountain, Diecutstickers.com, Windells Camp, Dig Boston and the city of Boston for making it all possible. Be sure to check out the Facebook Event Page.
THIRTYTWO’S JOHNNY O’CONNOR WINS HOT DAWGZ & HAND RAILS
LAKE FOREST, CA (September 29, 2014) – ThirtyTwo would like to congratulate Global AM Johnny O’Connor on winning the 11th Annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails contest at Bear Mountain last Saturday. He traveled all the way from the East Coast for the contest and after this win he is going home $10,000 richer.
Check out all the action that went down this past weekend at the 2014 Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails rail jam up at Big Bear.
1st place – Johnny O’Connor
2nd place – Denis Leontyev
3rd place – Luke Haddock
Womens 1st place – Mariah Dugan
Best Trick Zach Rawles
Video/Edit- Danny Kern
THE NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM HOSTS THIRD ANNUAL BOSTON WINTER FILM FESTIVAL
Three-day Festival Showcases Several of the World’s Most-Renowned Ski and Snowboard Films
From Thursday, October 9th to Saturday, October 11th, the Simons IMAX Theatre at the New England Aquarium will host Boston’s third annual Winter ski and snowboard film festival. This three-night festival showcases several of the world’s best ski and snowboard films, including award-winning films from Level 1 Productions, Stept Productions, 4bi9 Media, CAPiTA, and more. The festival opens with a party at the Cask ‘n Flagon hosted by Bern Unlimited and SnowRiders, followed by two nights of film showings at the New England Aquarium.
Attendees will celebrate the films and socialize alongside fellow outdoor enthusiasts and starring athletes. Summit Ski & Snowboard shop will be on hand to talk 2014 gear. VIP pass holders will receive exclusive gifts from Jiberish, SnowRiders, and more, access to exclusive parties at Granary Tavern, drink tickets for opening night, as well as priority seating and speedy admission. All ticket holders gain admission to the opening night party at Cask n’ Flagon with DJ Knife.
Thursday October 9, 2014 at 8:00pm at Oliver’s Nightclub at Cask ‘n Flagon
Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Simons IMAX Theatre, New England Aquarium Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Simons IMAX Theatre, New England Aquarium
Simons IMAX Theatre
New England Aquarium Boston
1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02215
Oliver’s Nightclub at Cask ‘n Flagon
62 Brookline Ave Boston, MA 02110
170 Milk St, Boston, MA 02110
Festival pass prices starting at $20.00 – Tickets can be purchased at www.BostonWinterFilmFestival.com – This is an all-ages event
adidas Skateboarding has been proud to introduce NA-KEL SMITH, MILES SILVAS and TYSHAWN JONES to the Global team this September.
During the summer these three new Ams have been traveling with the Global Team and racking up footage from all over Europe and the US.
Today adidas Skateboarding presents NEW STRIPES to officially welcome them to the team.
Check out their first official adidas Skateboarding edit now on adidas.com/skateboarding
Lib Tech skate’s 2nd annual Lords of Seatown skate contest and Marginal Way Skatepark benefit went off! It was a savage Sunday in Seattle that won’t soon be forgot. Phil Hansen walked about with the win and $1000 and over $2500 was raised to help the Marginal Way locals finish a new section of this iconic DIY skateboard masterpiece. Check the edit, photos, results and follow @libtechskate on the gram for constant radness!
TUNE IN: Watch the 3rd Annual Burton High Fives on burton.com/HighFives on September 19th and 20th
WHAT: Watch the 3rd annual High Fives presented by MINI Cardrona Alpine Resort webcast at www.burton.com/HighFives, with slopestyle coverage starting at 8:00 PM (NZST) on September 19th, and halfpipe coverage starting at 8:00 PM (NZST) on September 20th. To optimize viewing times for fans around the world, the webcast will air delayed with multiple re-broadcasts based on time zones and include rider interviews and bios, as well as full replays for on-demand viewing at any time. Any schedule updates will be featured on Burton’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
WHO: 60 of the top riders in the world will compete, including halfpipe Olympians Taku Hiraoka (JPN), Ayumu Hirano (JPN), Kaitlyn Farrington (USA), Xuetong Cai (CHN), Queralt Castellet (ESP) and Chloe Kim (USA). The slopestyle competition is equally stacked with the world’s best, including 2014 US Open champion and Olympic medalist Mark McMorris, Olympic medalist and 2013 High Fives winner, Stale Sandbech, as well as Torstein Horgmo (NOR). The women’s slopestyle field includes 2014 US Open champion and Sochi gold medalist Jamie Anderson as well as Silje Norendal (NOR). The line-up also includes invited local athletes from New Zealand, including Carlos Garcia Knight and JJ Raywood, as well as seasoned Kiwi pros and Olympians Rebecca Torr, Shelly Gotlieb, Christy Prior and Stefi Luxton. Finally, Australia is well represented by Olympians Nathan Johnstone, Kent Kalister, brother and sister duo Cameron and Lauren Staveley, along with Matthew Cox, Emily Author and Jess Rich.
WHEN: The entire event will air on www.burton.com/HighFives during the following times:
New Zealand Time Zone Start Time:
Slopestyle Event, Friday, September 19th 8:00 PM (NZST)
Halfpipe Event, Saturday, September 20th 8:00 PM (NZST)
*Special Slopestyle Event rebroadcast on 9/20 at 7:00 AM (NZST); Halfpipe Event rebroadcast on 9/21 at 7:00 AM (NZST)
Australia Time Zone Start Time:
Slopestyle Event, Friday, September 19th 6:00 PM (AEST)
Halfpipe Event, Saturday, September 20th 6:00 PM (AEST)
U.S. (New York) Time Zone Start Time:
Slopestyle Event, Friday, September 19th 4:00 AM (EST)
Halfpipe Event, Saturday, September 20th 4:00 AM (EST)
*Special Slopestyle Event rebroadcast on 9/19 at 3:00 PM (EST) / 12:00 PM (PST); Halfpipe Event rebroadcast on 9/20 at 3:00 PM (EST) / 12:00 PM (PST)
Central Europe Time Zone Start Time:
Slopestyle Event, Friday, September 19th 10:00 AM (CET)
Halfpipe Event, Saturday, September 20th 10:00 AM (CET)
Japan Time Zone Start Time:
Slopestyle Event, Friday, September 19th 5:00 PM (JST)
Halfpipe Event, Saturday, September 20th 5:00 PM (JST)
Don’t forget to check out the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AvhWY3fs2M&feature=youtu.be High Fives video teaser, and for the most up-to-date rider list and highlights from the team competitions throughout the week, head over to “http://www.burton.com/HighFives” . For real-time event news, follow the hashtag #BurtonHighFives. Also be sure to check your local TV listings for the 2014 Burton High Fives highlight show, which is scheduled to air in the U.S. and around the globe later this fall.
A big thanks to MINI for their support of the 2014 Burton High Fives event.
In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn and has dedicated his life to snowboarding ever since. Burton has played a pivotal role in growing snowboarding from a backyard hobby to a world-class sport by creating ground-breaking products, supporting a team of top snowboarders and pushing resorts to allow snowboarding. Today, Burton designs and manufactures industry-leading products for snowboarding and the snowboard lifestyle, including snowboards, boots, bindings, outerwear and layering as well as year-round apparel, packs/bags and accessories. Privately held and owned by Jake and his wife, Burton President Donna Carpenter, Burton’s headquarters are in Burlington, Vermont with offices in Austria, Japan, Australia, California, Canada and China. For more information on Burton, head to www.burton.com and follow its line at facebook.com/burtonsnowboards and @burtonsnowboard on Instagram and Twitter.
MINI is involved in action sports around the world through cooperations and sponsoring activities. As a partner of trend-conscious sports, MINI supports young and creative sportspeople and, in so doing, promotes the development of their sport. MINI has been the official presenting partner for the Burton Global Event Series since 2011. For more information, visit www.MINI.com.
About Cardrona Alpine Resort
Cardrona Alpine Resort, located between Wanaka and Queenstown, is a relaxed and family friendly ski area with world-class freestyle facilities. Cardrona has four terrain parks, two halfpipes, a gravity cross course and big air jump. It is home to Australasia’s only World Cup 22-foot halfpipe and World Cup slopestyle course. Cardrona Alpine Resort is a wholly owned subsidiary of Real Journeys, Ltd.
About TTR Pro Snowboarding & World Snowboard Tour
TTR Pro Snowboarding is a non-profit organization that oversees a professional network of events and athletes. Our objective is to develop and showcase the sport of snowboarding through the World Snowboard Tour, while facilitating a fair and open competition environment that includes innovative judging and ranking systems. We encourage riders to develop from rookies into world-class athletes through a 6 Star level rating system; which will be replaced by a new 4-tiered structure from October 2014.
Under the new World Snowboard Tour 2.0, the 4-tiered structure will encompass Elite, International, National, and Regional event levels. Elite events will comprise the WST Pro Series (current working title). The Regional, National, and International levels of the WST 2.0 will make up the WST Qualifying Series (working title). TTR Pro Snowboarding owns the World Snowboard Tour, the TTR World Ranking System and the World Championships of Snowboarding. The World Snowboard Tour includes Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air events, and awards Championship titles in each discipline at the end of each season.