10/5 – Fall Throwdown

October 5, 2014 – 1st Annual Fall Throwdown sponsored by Boston Ski & Tennis and TechNine
An open jam session in our summer park and on the airbag. Hang out for the afternoon with your buds and throwdown your best stuff. Prizes, giveaways, music and food.
Event Date: October 5, 2014
BBQ: 12-1pm
Jam: 12-4pm
Cost: $15 includes ticket, event & BBQ
Please note: a park safety pass, helmet and event release are required.


On October 5th, Ski Ward Ski Area is hosting a ski/snowboard railjam and airbag contest on their summer snow setup.
There will also be a vendor village with EPIK, Eastern Boarder, Boston Ski and Tennis, Technine Snowboards, Face and The Snowriders. There will also be a BBQ and the patio bar will be open. There is also a sand volleyball court onsite.

Posted by: Official Genius | September 15, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard

Mural by MDMN & Jake Merten

This brand new mural was commissioned & created for Denver’s Colorado crush festival. A collaboration from Los Angeles based artist MDMN & Chicago based artist Jake Merten. All completely freehand with Kobra aerosol paint on Larimer & 27th St. near downtown Denver. Attached are some links and photos! Enjoy!

MDMN & Jake Merten
MDMN & Jake Merten
MDMN & Jake Merten
MDMN & Jake Merten
MDMN & Jake Merten
MDMN & Jake Merten
MDMN & Jake Merten
MDMN & Jake Merten
MDMN & Jake Merten
MDMN & Jake Merten


Jake Merten

Colorado Crush

Posted by: Official Genius | September 13, 2014 | Categorized under: Art, Events

Adidas adds Miles Silvas

adidas Skateboarding is proud to introduce three new Ams to the Global Team this September.


This week we welcome the second Am, MILES SILVAS, born in San Jose, California, raised and currently living in Sacramento, California.

Skating for adidas, Organika, LRG, Official, Royal, Sml. Wheels and PLA Skateboarding, Miles can be followed on Instagram and Twitter as @Miles_Silvas.

Keep an eye out for all things Miles this week on adidas Skateboarding’s social media channels and next week will be the announcement of the third team addition.


Posted by: Official Genius | September 8, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Skateboarding

HUF adds Craig Anderson

HUF Footwear proudly welcomes Craig Anderson to the team. #waitwhat #fuckit



Posted by: Official Genius | August 28, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Skateboarding

9/15-9/20 Burton High Fives Confirms Top Snowboarders

3rd Annual Burton High Fives Confirms Top Snowboarders

2013 Burton High Fives_JamieAnderson_Photo Credit Moran

Burlington, VT (August 26, 2014) – Today Burton Snowboards announced the list of top invited riders confirmed to attend the 3rd annual High Fives presented by MINI, including Mark McMorris (CAN), Stale Sandbech (NOR), Ayumu Hirano (JPN) and Jamie Anderson (USA). The unique competition pairs 60 of the best snowboarders with up and comers to compete in fun off-snow team activities and world-class slopestyle and halfpipe competitions at Cardrona Alpine Resort in New Zealand from September 15th – September 20th. All the action will be webcast and telecast worldwide.

2013 Burton High Fives_KellyClark_Photo Credit Moran
The athlete list for the 2014 Burton High Fives is strong and deep. Top halfpipe riders include 2014 Olympians Taku Hiraoka (JPN), who also won last year’s High Fives, Ayumu Hirano, Kaitlyn Farrington (USA), Xuetong Cai (CHN) and Queralt Castellet (ESP). Chloe Kim (USA), the 2014 US Open and 2013 High Fives women’s halfpipe silver medalist, is also confirmed and one to watch this season. 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, Sochi silver medalist Enni Rukajarvi (FIN) as well as Silje Norendal (NOR). New this year, as a salute to the host country’s up-and-coming pro riders, the line-up also has invited athletes from New Zealand, including Carlos Garcia Knight and JJ Raywood, as well as seasoned pros and Olympians Rebecca Torr, Shelly Gotlieb, Christy Prior and Stefi Luxton. Australia is also well represented by Olympians Nathan Johnstone and Kent Kalister, brother and sister duo Cameron and Lauren Staveley, along with Matthew Cox, Emily Author and Jess Rich. For the most up-to-date rider list, head here.
2013 Burton High Fives_Stale Sandbech_Photo Credit Moran

The good times begin with a team selection party on September 15th, and on September 16th, the newly formed teams will take part in surprise off-hill activities in the surrounding Wanaka area. Up next, classic snowboarding competitions will get underway at Cardrona Alpine Resort with High Fives slopestyle finals on September 19th, followed by halfpipe finals on September 20th. The top riders from each discipline will take home World Snowboard Tour 5Star points and a piece of the $80,000 USD prize purse.
2013 Burton High Fives MensSlopestylePodium_Photo Credit Moran
If you can’t make it to New Zealand, there are plenty of ways to experience all the action each day. For more information, including details on confirmed athletes, complete webcast schedules, as well as daily highlight videos showcasing on and off-snow events, follow the hashtag #BurtonHighFives and go to www.burton.com/highfives. Also be sure to check local TV listings for the 2014 Burton High Fives highlight show, 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.

2013 Burton High Fives_Taku Hiraoka_Photo Credit Moran

Posted by: Official Genius | August 26, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard

9/14 Lord’s of Seatown


Seattle, Wa – Lib Tech has teamed up with a grip of other like-minded, Seattle-based brands for our second annual “LORDS OF SEATOWN” Marginal Way Skatepark benefit-BBQ-jam-raffle-thing on Sunday, September 14.

It kicks off at the crack of noon with music, a bbq, raffle and a jam format non-test with all the proceeds going directly to the Marginal Way Skatepark Association. Last year’s event raised over $2500 and a new pour was just done in the park last week!

Lib Tech is putting up $2000 in cash ($1000 1st / $500 2nd / $300 3rd + $200 for random acts of radness) for the Open category, as well as getting the fundraiser off to a good start with a $1000 donation! Other categories such as Groms, Grrrls & Gramps/Old Guys will compete for prizes from our amazing sponsors.

$20 entry fee includes BBQ lunch, drink and a raffle ticket. We are capping the entrants at 50.

Limited edition T-shirts and stickers will be available for purchase as well as a huge raffle and BBQ with all the money going to the park!

This bitchin’ event would not be possible without the support of Lib Tech, Black Market, evo, Sausage Skateboards, Dirty Bearings, The Foundry, Grindline, BC Surf & Sport, 35th Avenue, Rainier Boardshop, Amigos Skateboards, Diecutstickers.com, the art of Quincy Quigg and the Marginal Way Skatepark Association…gracias!

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9/13 Art Whino – G40 Art Summit

Art Whino’s signature, month long art summit returns to Blind Whino for the fifth edition of its immersive experience with a huge group show focusing on the theme of multidimensional art.


Washington, DC  [Sept 13th, 2014] — Presented by Art Whino, G40 Art Summit is a yearly group art show that brings together world renown artists for a month long exhibit with a different theme every year. This year’s theme focuses on artwork that goes beyond the traditional two dimensional canvas. Artists are challenged to approach their work in a multi dimensional format which will expand boundaries and grow possibilities. Artwork will include a range for solutions from layered canvases, to art on found objects, to free

standing pieces.  The exhibit will take place at Blind Whino for the second year running. The building’s many nooks and ample spaces provide the ideal backdrop for installations that will transform the space into living art.


Continuing with G40’s tradition of month long of programming in conjunction with the exhibit, there will be a range of events and activities throughout the month for patrons to return multiple times.  Besides the opening and closing receptions there  will be special events like a wine showcase with performances by legendary musicians Brand Nubian and Black Sheep, as well as an outdoor arts and crafts showcase as part of the SW ArtsFest.


About the G40

The first G40 art summit in 2010 compounded artistically explosive cultures from all over the world and brought them to the DC metroarea. By bringing all of these cultures from throughout the world to one place it allowed the visitor to be fully immersed in over 1000 works by 500 artists organized by floors corresponding to their cultural hubs.  In 2011 G40 explored the media of art which are on the forefront of creative transitions and growing in large scale with hundreds of thousands of fans throughout the world. Some of these genres include Customized collectibles, Skateboard Art, Stencil, Wheat Paste and 3D Installations.  In 2012 the theme was the “Art of the Mural”.  Traveling to Richmond, VA. and inviting 12 of the top mural artists from around the globe to unleash their creativity to 20 large scale walls throughout Richmond as well as having six exhibits in pop up galleries along the main street of the arts district. With two dimensional work and installations by each mural artist, these shows offer the opportunity to experience a more personal scale and a closer look at the execution and detailing of the mural artists work.  In 2013 it transformed a 138 year old abandoned church to a full scale piece of art with a full building mural by Hense and a massive interior mural by Australian artist Meggs.  In keeping with the spirit of the transformation of the building the theme for the

group art show was Transformation as artists were challenged to use found objects to repurpose them to pieces of art.


Event Location

700 Delaware Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

Located less than one mile from the US Capitol, within 4 blocks of 2

Metro Stations


G40 Exhibit Schedule:

Exhibit runs: Sept 14th – October 4th,  2014


Exhibit Hours:

Sept 14-Oct 4th

Saturdays & Sundays: 12pm – 6pm


Opening Reception

Saturday, September 13, 2014 8 to Midnight

Musical Performances

Complimentary Beverages

Free with advance RSVP HERE -



A Night with Sadat X and Will Tell “True Wine Connoisseurs”

Saturday, September 27, 2014 8 to Midnight

Musical Performances by the Legendary Brand Nubian and Black Sheep!

Sadat X and Will Tell will be featuring their wines and doing


$15 with Advance purchase.



Closing Reception

Saturday, October 4th, 2014 8 to Midnight

Musical Performances

Free with advance RSVP HERE -



Outdoor Arts Festival

Saturday, October 4th, 2014 11am-4pm

As part of the SW ArtFest we are hosting an Outdoor Arts Festival

Arts and Crafts Vendors, Food and Musical Performances

Artist form to participate


Vendor form to participate


Performers form interested in participating



For full show info and images visit   http://artwhino.com/exhibitions-1/2014-g40

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Nyjah Huston Wins 2014 Street League Super Crown

Yesterday’s Super Crown was an all day leaderboard shuffle, but in the end there could only be one winner. Nyjah Huston hung on until the final moments after struggling with Torey Pudwill and Ishod Wair, walking away as the new SLS Nike Skateboarding Super Crown World Champion.


HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – August 29, 2014 – DC skater Nyjah Huston wrapped up the first ever undefeated Street League season tonight, claiming the 2014 Super Crown championship title with a final win in Newark, NJ. After posting scores of 9.0, 9.1 and 8.0 throughout the final Control Section of the contest, his victory came down to a last chance do-or-die attempt. Torey Pudwill sat in first place as the crowd rose to its feet in anticipation of Huston’s possible history-making moment. He landed a solid Caballerial kickflip into the step-up for a 7.8 that clinched the top podium spot.


“It feels great,” Huston said of his undefeated Street League season achievement. “It’s definitely something I’ve always thought about doing and wasn’t sure if it would be possible. But this year I felt really on point. There was a lot of practice and a lot of lucky moments. I’m stoked to win this one. It’s one of the best contests I’ve ever skated.”

Huston has been a dominant presence in Street League since its inception in 2010. No stranger to ‘never been done’ tricks, his three SLS titles and undefeated season will go down in the record books as unprecedented statistics, further solidifying his legacy as one of the most successful street skaters of all time.


“What an incredible season for Nyjah and DC Shoes,” said Jeff Taylor, Senior Vice President of Global Brand Marketing for DC Shoes. “We couldn’t be happier for him and are proud to have him as a part of the DC family. He’s a true champion.”


Since the June release of his latest pro model shoe, the Nyjah Vulc, Huston has skated and won every competition this summer. Visit DCShoes.com for Huston’s full line of the pro model shoes.

for more on NYJAH and SLS visit here

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Final SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship Resultss:
1. Nyjah Huston 51.5
2. Torey Pudwill 48.9
3. Ishod Wair 48.5
4. Chaz Ortiz 42.2
5. Matt Berger 41.8
6. Paul Rodriguez 37.2
7. Luan Oliveira 8.9
8. Shane O’Neill 7.1

Immediately following the Super Crown, Shane O’Neill walked away with his second Best Trick #DIAMONDLIFE Afterparty win. Watch the full #DIAMONDLIFE Afterparty OnDemand now!


Tune in to FS2 to see the entire season back-to-back tomorrow, Tuesday, August 26th, starting at 8:30am ET.

Full August 26th Season Re-Air Schedule :
Pro Open – 8:30am ET
Chicago – 9:30am ET
Los Angeles – 11:00am ET
Super Crown – 12:00pm ET

Find your FS2 channel here streetleague.com/find-your-channel

You can also catch up on how we got to the Super Crown by buying the season on iTunes.

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2014 Frendly Gathering recap

The 2014 Frendly Gathering presented by Burton Snowboards was by far the most magical year yet. We danced, we sang, we watched the sun go down and jammed until it came back up. We saw old frends, made new ones, and celebrated the true meaning of human connection while listening to the soundtrack of our dreams. Thank you to each and everyone of you frendly rockstars who supported this movement by bringing the positive energy and frendly vibe. As we gear up for next year, we welcome you to join the conversation on Facebook and be apart of the build as it is your input that we value most. Life is truly better when lived together. Thanks for another amazing year and we are counting the days until we see you again!!!

Filmed by:
Cal Hopwood
Alex Scully
Ryan Sheetz
Aaron Hooper
Eric Sorenson
Scott Barber

Edited by: Cal Hopwood

Photo Credits: Ali Kaukas










Posted by: Official Genius | August 20, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Videos

anon. Launches Winter line.


BURLINGTON, VT (August 19, 2014) Today anon. is proud to launch the brand’s most sophisticated product offering for winter 2015, including a progressive line of goggles and helmets, such as the M2Mig and Nelson.  anon. has also expanded their collection of stylish, high-performance gear specifically designed for women, and is excited to introduce the inaugural WM1 goggle and Keira helmet. Also new for 2015, anon.’s completely redesigned website and iPhone app feature effortless navigation and custom digital tools for riders to experience the collection and define their own style statement 


For goggles, anon.’s winter 2015 collection delivers progressive design concepts inspired by the most elite riders in the world. With bright colors guaranteed to stand out on the mountain, the fresh line of men’s M2 and M1 goggles feature Magna-Tech™, the benchmark for quick and accurate lens change-outs. New for 2015, the fastest lens swapping solution in winter sports evolves to include the WM1, a women’s-specific design featuring the same effortless self-aligning lens for the pinnacle in high-speed change-outs and style. Top style choices for ladies include the Australis Frame with Blue Cobalt Lens and the Royal Frame with Gold Chrome Lens


As the industry leader in the quick lens change game, anon. also introduces MFI (Magnetic Facemask Integration), the future of integrated full-face protection. The Mig featuring MFI is the perfect solution for protecting your face and simplifying your headwear kit. It has four magnetic connection points that make sealing the facemask to your goggle a snap, and the reinforced perforated O2 vents keep riders fully covered and fog-free in any conditions.

anon.’s 2015 helmet line combines cutting-edge technology with versatility, style and comfort. The men’s Nelsonhelmet features the 360 BOA® fit system, delivering the best in customizable comfort without adding any bulk to your kit.  For 2015, anon. has also partnered with Fidlock® to include ultra-fast and secure magnetic SNAP buckles that make it even easier to get your helmet on and off – even if you’re wearing gloves. Look for it on the new women’s Kiera helmet in Razo, an ultra-lightweight, true women’s-specific design that boasts essential style and elite performance. Finally, as the culmination of the industry’s most elite goggles and helmets, anon.’s 2015 A2 Collection takes integration to an all-new level by pairing together optimal style, fit and airflow, such as the High Cascade Relapse goggle and the Raider helmet.


The complete winter collection can be found at the entirely revamped www.anonoptics.com. With a new menu for easy navigation, the fully responsive website looks great on any device. This year, the updated Style Dial app allows viewers to mix and match over 4,000 helmet and goggle colorway combinations. Also new for 2015, anon.’s redesigned iPhone app allows you to point your phone in any direction to see how conditions would look through different anon. lenses. The app also allows riders to upload photos to customize their home screen, keep tabs on favorite anon. team riders with the Live Team Journal feed, track days on-snow and share it with friends on Instagram or Facebook.

To shop the 2015 gear, keep up with the team and download the new anon. iPhone app, head towww.anonoptics.com.  To stay up on all the latest news from anon., follow twitter.com/anonoptics, Facebook.com/anonoptics, and anon_optics on Instagram.



Founded by Burton Snowboards in 2001, anon. provides a full offering of goggles for optimal vision in every winter weather condition, in addition to high-performance helmets and premium beanies. From progressive design concepts to technical executions, anon. ensures that every product meets the demands of the top riders in the world while delivering an unparalleled experience and style statement. For more information on anon., stop by your local shop, a Burton flagship store or visit www.anonoptics.com

Posted by: Official Genius | August 19, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard

2014 Downtown Throwdown

Krush Kulesza from Mervin Manufacturing came by the snowboarder magazine office today to drop a bomb on everyone. The 2014 Down Town Throw Down will be at city hall in the glorious city of Boston Ma on October 18, 2014.



Posted by: Official Genius | August 15, 2014 | Categorized under: Events


Once again the famous I Found Invitational golf tournament will take place at the Stoneham Golf Club scheduled on August 29th. The only Golf tournament that brings together the main actors of the snowboard industry. Every year retailers, buyers, reps, riders, photographers, event planners, medias and more are gathered to share a fantastic moment.

i found golfer

More than 140 players are about to enjoy this very special day. They’ll fight for a trophy designed by I FOUND main artist Matel. The purpose of the event is still the same, playing golf and rally trough a course packed with friends, have a couple of drinks, then more drinks at the after party that will take place at Le Bureau de Poste.

This year there is a special gift from THE NORTH FACE, legendary snowboarder DCP as «The shooter boy» to rock the after party solid.

Save the August 29th for an epic day spent with the whole gang! Entry fee is 90$ including, kart,

drinks and goodies.

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-August 29th 2014.from 11AM to 3h AM

-At Stoneham Golf club: 56 1ère Avenue, QC G3C 0K7

-After party at Le Bureau de Poste starting at 22h Pm: 296 St-Joseph Est

-Price: 90$ per person including golf +kart+3 drinks + goodies

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I Found is a snowboard outerwear and headwear company from Québec. Which made a distinction by their elaborated designs created by Mathieu Laroche aka Matel .Made from positive vibes they want to spread it all over the world. You’re invited to join the I Found positive group!

Visit I Found invitational 2014 Facebook page to see the latest news about the event.

Posted by: Official Genius | August 14, 2014 | Categorized under: Events

8/24 – SLS Super Crown in Newark

Street League Skateboarding (SLS), the premier international skateboarding competition founded by Rob Dyrdek, will be making a welcome return to the East Coast on Sunday, August 24th at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

VOCAL is excited to announce that skateboarding’s most prestigious professional competitive series, Street League Skateboarding, will host the Super Crown World Championship in Newark, NJ at the Prudential Center on Sunday August 24th. After a historical jaw-dropping show in Chicago and a sold out event in Los Angeles, the 2014 SLS Nike SB World Tour has narrowed down its 25 of the world’s best pro skaters to the final 8 which include: Nyjah Huston, Luan Oliveira, Torey Pudwill, Shane O’Neill, Paul Rodriguez, Chaz Ortiz, Matt Berger and Ishod Wair.


Congratulations to SLS Nike SB World Tour: Los Angeles champion Nyjah Huston. Although he continues unbeaten for the season, the final eight skateboarders at the Super Crown World will up the ante even further for the $200,000 prize purse and coveted title of SLS Champ. The 2014 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship is certain to be an epic conclusion to the most exciting Season of Street League Skateboarding in history. Will the New Jersey native and hometown hero, Ishod Wair, seek redemption against Nyjah for his marginal win at the SLS Monster Energy Pro Open? Or maybe the real question is, can Nyjah Huston be beat in 2014?

The 2014 SLS Nike SB World Tour brings the sport’s best street skateboarding to a worldwide fan base with each star competitor seeking to win the Super Crown Championship and further cement their spot in skateboarding history — and we invite you to be a part of this momentous event.

Posted by: Official Genius | August 6, 2014 | Categorized under: Events

8/23 – Take 2 Premier – LV


A skateboard film by Dominic Granieri. Featuring the styles of Josh Baldwin, Enzo Cautela, Joey Esteban, Kenny Martin, Josh Wheat, Adrian McCoy, and many more locals along side some of your favorite pros and ams! Come celebrate with us! There will also be a raffle for a bunch of Pharmacy boardshop and volcom clothing product! $2 admission or free admission with the purchase of a DVD for $10! Everyone that attends gets a raffle ticket upon entry and can purchases additional tickets to win for only $1, so don’t forget AUGUST 23, 2014 mark your calendars! Come have fun with the Las Vegas skate scene!

1401 E Flamingo rd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119


Posted by: Official Genius | August 5, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Premiers, Skateboarding

8/19: Official Genius Tradeshow Afterparty – LV


Nickel F*n Beer Night presents:

The OG Agenda Tradeshow Afterparty!

It’s finally back – the winter games was probably our favorite night in NFBN history, with over 400 of you making the place wild for Lil Debbie and friends. We’re pleased to announce its time for the summer games – this time our buds ANDRE LEGACY & BARS MURRE take the stage, along with a ton of special guests. Who will enter? More importantly, who will win? Fuck, who cares…just show up.



Hosted by Image Won and Omino Jakku of Campfire Music !

Closing ceremony with:


opening sets by : PARIA BADD and LEGIT WILLIAMS


:: INSIDE ::
spinning punk rock, gangsta rap, and anything and everything to make that ass shake!

Beauty Bar LV
517 Fremont St.
Downtown Las Vegas

Doors 900 / $10 / 21+ / Tip your bartenders!

Supported by:


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