Etnies: Element Earth Day Collab Featured on The Skateboard Mag

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To commemorate Earth Day, etnies teamed up with Element—kindred spirits in environmental awareness—producing a collection that is not only rad, but sustainable, too. The 14-piece capsule highlights common team riders Julian Davidson and Nick Garcia’s Elementality symbol featured throughout decks, apparel, and footwear: two intertwined snakes and a two-headed wolf. Pieces include the Jameson E-Lite; the Jameson SC; and a bomb-ass black bomber jacket. Each piece in the collaboration reflects earth tones and includes subtle collaborative decorative details.

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DGK: Welcomes John Shanahan

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DGK’s hot new am comin’ outta East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Keep your eyes peeled for his Check Out in Transworld Skate, June issue!

“The spots, the trick selection, the fits…When we first saw John Shanahan we knew he was a perfect addition to the DGK legacy. Here’s a quick intro to this beast from the east. Expect to see big things from our boy soon!”

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Emerica: Jerry Hsu Thrasher Interview

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“I’m trying to just do what I do best instead of worrying about what is cool. I can’t compete with what’s cool. I can’t compete with what kids are doing. I just have to do what I know I can do and just hope for the best with it. I talk about this with Andrew all the time. We can’t do a lot of that jumping shit anymore. We just have to use our imaginations and just use the tools that we have and do what we’re good at. I’m not really gonna suggest a double set anymore. Never. I’m just not gonna do that.”

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Etnies: The 100 “Switch Heel” Challenge with Ryan Lay

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“What’s the best way to test a pair of skate shoes? Skate them. Seems like a no-brainer, and it surely is, but there’s a difference between skating a pair of shoes and skating them to truly test their durability. We decided to start wear testing skate shoes in a way that really makes sense. We present to you the 100 kickflip challenge! What’s a better way to see how a shoe breaks in and handles the abrasive caress of your grip tape than just throwing it in the line of fire? If a shoe is looking good after 100 straight kickflips, then we’re guessing it deserves a spot on your feet.

Plugging right along with these wear tests, we decided to try a new trick with one of our favorites from Etnies, the Marana Vulc. Naturally we had Etnies team rider Ryan Lay put them to the test. It turns out that Ryan is way better at switch heel flips than he is at kickflips, and we also wanted to see what the wear was like from a trick we haven’t tried yet. Ryan gave them hell with over 100 switch heels and a couple of switch heel variations and we checked in every 20 flicks to see what was going on. The Marana Vulc was a beast and well… I guess you should just watch the video to see what happened..”

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Altamont: Behind Neen Williams’ Collection

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“Well basically my insperation for these particular shirts was loosely the initial idea of what this season was going to be based around, which was clothing around the Vietnam War, which was from 1955-1975. The first tee, “skeleton” was based off of a graphic I really liked of a soldier. I felt like making the soldier into an old weathered skeleton that’s still out there fighting the good fight, never giving up! I stippled it, which took forever! But I’m hyped on how it came out! The second “Hand” is basically the negative of a hand splattered across a tee, I really like this one cause I feel like it promotes power/passion and I just like how it looks, plain and simple. The third is “pyramid” this has to do with more of the lighter side of that time, the 70′s, drugs, fun, politics, and conspiracy all up in smoke, what you need to believe, what you need to care about, it all doesn’t matter, just do you.”

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1st Annual Mt. Seymour ‘Baked Salmon’ Presented by: ThirtyTwo, Dragon, inStance & Sandbox

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After years in the making, Saturday, April 2nd 2016, marked the date of the 1st Annual ‘Baked Salmon’ at Mount Seymour. The event could not have a been a bigger success. The sun was shining, the snow was forgiving, and the crowd was one to remember. With over 350 attendees, registration hit capacity in under an hour leaving over 100 people in anticipation for next year.

The day kicked off at 10:00am and consisted of beers, boarding, babes and most importantly, bails. The snowboarding community united, as riders from Pros to Groms took their turn to battle the ‘Salmon Run’, in effort to achieve the fastest time.

This was a grass roots event that we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of. With a handful of eager volunteers and four days of blood, sweat and beers, this was a true ‘for locals by locals’ snowboard event to go down in history.

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Emerica: Kevin ‘Spanky’ Long’s BANGIN!

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When watching Kevin “Spanky” Long skate, the word brilliance comes to mind. Not as in this dude makes us contemplate intellectual trends. Rather his skating is so ridiculously potent, it feels like we’re receiving a lesson in style and performance. Spanky shows how it’s done in his latest Bangin!

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Turn and Burn 2016 – Part Two: Natural Habitat

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A natural habitat is defined as the environment in which an organism thrives. For the TURN & BURN crew that environment is the Whistler and Pemberton backcountry. Dragon Alliance Riders, Trevan Salmon and Beau Bishop, take full advantage of ideal conditions in their own backyard.

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Altamont: Erik Brunetti Collection Featured on HighSnobiety

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“The warm weather collection is composed mainly of tees, but also features a custom ripstop camo jacket with matching cargo shorts, an opiate-themed print woven shirt, and a flocked crewneck sweatshirt. With its defaced surf and Apocalypse Now references, the collection reimagines a decidedly dark side of 1960s counterculture with a 2016 twist.”

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The Timebomb Video Trailer #2

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Usually a skate video consists of one skate team, or one group of buds. It’s pretty rare to see a full skate video that consists of guys from across an entire country. The Timebomb Video features all of Timebomb Trading’s skate teams from the east to west coast of Canada.

The Vancouver Premier for THE TIMEBOMB VIDEO is set.  It’s happening Friday, May 13th at The Rio Theatre 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC. Video starts at 9PM. More premiers across the country TBA.

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