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Tadashi Fuse Signs with Shred and Slytech

PARK CITY, Utah – November 2, 2016 – Shred and Slytech are proud to welcome Tadashi Fuse to their teams. With a career that spans over twenty years, his contributions to snowboarding run especially deep—and continue to unfold. The legendary Japanese rider will be backing Shred’s goggles and Slytech’s protective equipment.

“We’re honored to have Tadashi on board,” offers Ted Ligety, Shred and Slytech co-founder and chairman. Co-founder and CEO Carlo Salmini adds, “I have been a fan of his for many years and always hoped to have him on our team. Tadashi is a great guy and thanks to his smooth style and positive energy, he’s an amazing addition to the team.” Fuse joins the brands’ already stacked rosters, which include Victor de Le Rue, Jake Welch, Antti Autti, Shin Biyajima, Kevin Backstrom, Romain De Marchi, Nicholas Wolken, and Wolle Nyvelt.

“I’m stoked to partner with Shred and Slytech,” Fuse explains. “In addition to joining some of my favorite riders, I’m backing products that I firmly believe in. I love the design and technology behind Shred’s goggles.” As an example, he cites ShredWide™, a lens and frame design that enables riders to see more of what is ahead and around them for unrivaled peripheral vision.

“When spotting your landing or assessing a line, it’s crucial to see as much as possible,” offers Fuse. “And luckily, ShredWide™ broadens your perspective.” Fuse notes that he also relies on Slytech’s back protectors. “They keep me safe without compromising mobility,” he explains. “I can push my limits without being constrained.”

While dividing his time between Whistler and Japan, Fuse has inspired riders across the globe—and through generations. Armed with a skate-influenced style, he’s also amassed a slew of video parts, filming with Absinthe, Mack Dawg, White Out, Burton, Yes, the Wildcats, and Heart Films, a production company he founded to showcase Japanese riders.

“Tadashi has been at the top of his game for over two decades,” explains Shred and Slytech team manager Alvaro Vogel. “Whether charging lines in Alaska or dropping pillows in Japan, his riding turns heads. He’s as smooth as he is soulful—and beneath it all, he’s an incredibly powerful rider.”

Romain De Marchi shares these sentiments. “Tadashi has the purest style out there,” he offers. “It’s the ideal combination of skating, surfing, and snowboarding. I love being on the snow with Tadashi and watching him ride—each time I learn something new.”

In addition to his riding, Fuse’s vision helped lead to his partnership with the iconic brands. “Tadashi’s commitment to progression aligns perfectly with the values that drive Shred and Slytech,” offers Ligety. “But most importantly, we share the same passion.”

For a glimpse of his legendary style, watch the new edit from Shred and Slytech welcoming Tadashi to the team.

To check out the fresh 2016-2017 collections, drop into the brand-new sites at Shredoptics.com and Slytechprotection.com.

Snowboard On the Block Returns to Denver

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Snowboard on the Block returns to Downtown Denver with a larger footprint and new location. Presented by Snowboarder and Transworld Snowboarding, a high altitude style celebration will kick off in the heart of downtown Denver from October 14th -15th at Sculpture Park. The 2016 festival will feature a pro rail jam (with real snow), anticipated ski film premieres, world-class live music, and a giant pop-up retail experience complete with ski-industry product giveaways, pro athlete appearances, and autograph signings.

Just in time to get Coloradoans in the spirit of the winter season, Snowboard on the Block will return for its 4th year in downtown Denver providing two full days of extreme sports entertainment and live music. The biggest snowboarding event of the year, the 2016 rendition will highlight an all-new rail jam featuring some of the best riders in the industry as well as high-definition Denver film premieres for ‘Insight’ and “The Snowboarder Movie’ among others. The only snowboard festival in North America dedicated to showcasing the best films the snowboard community has to offer, the festival is renowned for featuring the newest releases from around the globe.

Outdoor festivities will also feature live musical performances by Wolfmother, Chief Keef, MartyParty, Afroman, and MiMOSA. It all happens over two stages all in the heart of downtown Denver.

Tickets are on sale now including general admission and VIP options at http://www.blockfestival.com/

Snowboard Garden Festival Returns

“Since 2011 the Snowboard Garden Festival has been marking the start of the season in the heart of the french Alps, bringing people together from all four corners of the snowboard world before winter officially kicks in. The sixth incarnation of Snowboard Garden Festival takes place on October 13th to 15th in the Palais des Sports, Grenoble.

The hundred people volunteer team is doing its best to bring as much people as possible into snowboarding culture. There will be movies, concerts, skateboarding, art shows, brands and resorts presenting the last products. In 2016, we expect to reach 25,000 visitors over the 3 days.

The festival remain really affordable. Indeed people can give what they like to support the festival until 8pm and only 5 € are asked if they arrive later. The association is doing its best to keep this door policy.”

For more information https://www.facebook.com/snowboardgardenfestival

Mt. Dew Creates a Hybrid On-Snow Skate and Snowboard Course

PURCHASE, N.Y., September 13, 2015 – Mountain Dew®, in collaboration with Snow Park Technologies and CA RampWorks, announced today the creation of SuperSnake, the ultimate snowboard and skateboard hybrid dream course on snow. A 22-minute short film – “SuperSnake” – will unveil the never-been-done build out and completely unconventional riding experiences that brought elite skateboarders and snowboarders together to ride alongside each other for the first time ever. It will be televised nationally on Sunday, October 16, 2016 during ABC’s weekly ‘World of X Games’ action sports content series.

“SuperSnake’s concept showcases Mountain Dew’s ongoing support of creating original, fun and progressive opportunities for both our athletes and fans to enjoy,” said Greg Lyons, senior vice president of marketing, Mountain Dew. “We are giving the Dew Nation and our roster of athletes something that has never been done before, driving creative instigation that positively affects the entire action sports community and beyond.”

SuperSnake, a cutting-edge course that took 14 days to create, highlights professional Mountain Dew skateboarder Sean Malto and Olympic snowboarder and DEW rider Danny Davis alongside nearly a dozen other notable action sports athletes including professional snowboarders Jeremy Jones and Scotty Lago, and Mountain Dew skate athletes Trevor Colden, Chris Colbourn, Jordan Maxham, Nick Tucker and Micky Papa, as they push the limits of what is possible on both a skateboard and a snowboard – simultaneously!

“It’s really awesome to have skateboarders and snowboarders come together on one course,” said Davis. “Building on the momentum that Mountain Dew has created through my vision of Peace Park, SuperSnake pushes creativity and stylistic riding through the athletes’ visions and the course builders’ innovations and expertise, but most importantly, it’s always about progressing the sports and having fun.”

“I never thought I’d ever be skating on a course on snow,” adds Malto. “The coolest part was skating a snake run on top of snow and having the insane views of the mountains. Being able to skateboard alongside the legendary Danny Davis snowboarding was an experience I’ll never forget.”

The remarkable course was built on snow at Sierra-At-Tahoe, just outside of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., creating an unprecedented skateboarding and snowboarding experience with a total of 24 combined skate and snow features including jibs, hips, quarter pipes, volcanoes and more for elite riders to enjoy. The SuperSnake film takes viewers through both the creation of the build out and the riders’ experiences, highlighting the first-ever 1,075-ft skate snake run winding downhill throughout the snow park course.

Watch the official Mountain Dew SuperSnake trailer here.

 Tune in to ABC on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, or catch a digital encore via the Mountain Dew YouTube channel on October 17, and join the conversation at #DewSuperSnake.

Sessions MFG Releases First Outerwear Line Since 2012

sessionspr2016linePortland, OR – 9/13/16 – sessionsmfg.com goes live today debuting the first full line of outerwear available to the public since 2012. The brand relaunched in December of 2015 with interactive digital campaigns, a new team, and a series of vintage content releases including the globally acclaimed 1999 film Viva Sessions. All found on sessionsmfg.com, the website is a cache of snowboard history as well as commitment to the industry’s future. Accompanying the online creative arsenal is the new 2016/2017 outerwear and complete international dealer list. Joel Gomez, Sessions MFG founder, says the new line is “contemporary, relevant and outright rad. We have always existed to innovate outerwear that mirrors the needs of the current customer while presenting technologies and evolutions that create new standards of excellence – this line does this.”

 “Sessions MFG is a heritage brand that revolutionized the attitude and style of the outerwear industry. It is our goal to continue that legacy, never forsaking performance, durability and customer satisfaction.” – Dave Kozak, Sessions MFG Global Sales Director.

Sessions MFG commenced in 1983, as the first snowboard shop in North America, and began manufacturing outerwear in 1987. From endorsing beloved skateboard and snowboard athletes to managing an impactful music label featuring hall of fame punk rock artists, the brand never ceased to evolve counter culture lifestyle. Despite a powerful pedigree the brand relaunched with the new tagline – Always Have Always Will – to prove their commitment to the current marketplace. Sessions MFG is alive and well, and…open for business. Preview the new 2016/2017 line or find a retailer nearest you on sessionsmfg.com, and follow them on Facebook/Instagram at @sessionsmfg for the latest news, team updates and imagery of just, simply stated, snowboard rock & roll.

Corey Smith Solo Show in Portland

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Corey Smith: A Smile is a Dream My Heart Makes

One Grand Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Corey Smith entitled A Smile is a Dream My Heart Makes, featuring both 2D and sculptural work. Please join us Friday, September 9th in celebration of the artist’s exhibition, at which he will be in attendance. A Smile is a Dream will be open through October 1st.

Corey Smith is a multi-media visual artist who currently resides between Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe, and Portland, OR. He has been exhibiting his work in galleries throughout the US for over a decade. Smith has been featured in countless print magazines and online sources. Smith was born in San Francisco, California. In 2006, Smith graduated from Pacific Northwest College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Corey Smith is a contemporary American painter, sculptor, photographer, professional snowboarder, and snowboard designer. Smith was the art director at COMUNE, curator and founder of their Drop City artist collective, and a contributing artist for CAPiTA Snowboards. In addition, Smith founded the snowboard company Spring Break Snowboards.

Smith grew up in the Pacific Northwest spending his time skateboarding which led to a professional snowboard career. With his creative skateboard influenced urban riding he was able to travel and snowboard around the world filming for several notable snowboard movies and appearing in every major international snowboard magazine. After a brief hiatus from the snowboarding world Smith emerged back onto the scene with his avant-garde handmade snowboard company playfully titled “Spring Break.” His experimental and future primitive snowboard design caught the attention of international snowboard media. Spring Break has been revered as one of the most culturally important movements in snowboarding.

Smith’s high-gloss, ultra-flat paintings capture the joys of plasticity and pre-fab environments, celebrity as the ultimate blank canvas, and the absurd hyperboles of modern leisure. But rather than repackage the manufactured world into an aestheticized form–a la post-Warholian Pop–Smith favors a post-Pop approach that brings into day-glo focus the dark vision at the corner of the spectator’s eye. The paintings find their subject in the tension between the works’ fatalistic undercurrents and the celebratory aura created by Smith’s use of bold color and bright-lined contour.

His sculptures and mixed media works develop some of these same themes, but rather than map plasticity onto flat canvas, Smith instead maps flatness onto plastic forms–whether by painting across arrays of commercially molded objects or by making use of the naturally deflective precision-cut panes of modern machinery.

In addition to his visual works Smith has also created an ongoing and evolving performance art piece in the form of a fictional religion called the “Church of Quantum Interconnectedness.” Founded in 2010, this faux new-age inspired religion is based on his sculptural piece called the “Mind Development Pyramid” a healing device in which participants are invited to interact with. They are given only one simple repetitive instruction “Let the Healing Begin.”

Smith’s photography develops some of the same themes as his sculpture and painting–surface, extremity–but abandons ironies for a more intimate perspective. Most of his subjects are close friends or lovers, and Smith documents them at points where excess bleeds either into empathy or its impossibility, and where the romance of abandon intersects with abandonment.

His works are a Death Valley realism, infused with both sunny Californian optimism and morbid premonition. This is awful, deeply wrong, utterly fantastical stuff–a distillation of a time, a place, and a generation that are always already beside themselves.

Refreshments will be provided: thank you to our generous sponsors, Sizzle Pie and Pabst Blue Ribbon.

For press and media inquiries, please contact [email protected].

ONE GRAND GALLERY
1000 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
Gallery Hours:
Wednesday to Saturday
12–6PM

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Burton Announces New Durable Glampware

Editors Note: We must no longer be on Burton’s PR list, however fear not, Snowboard Industry News, Gmail’s most reliable Snowboard Industry News source was nice enough to forward us this. Hot news. StoneHuntTent

Burton Announces the Hottest New Camping Accessory

BURLINGTON, VT (July 6th, 2016) Today, Burton Durable Glampware is excited to announce the latest innovation in backcountry self-immolation technology: The Stone Hut Tent.

This Stone Hut Tent ushers in a new era of self-indulgent, collab leisure, with a strong emphasis on fire-hot glamping. The team at Big Agnes worked with some of Stowe Mountain Resort’s leading pyromaniacs to craft a highly combustible design that ensures only a smoldering glob of nylon will remain when you’re done chillin’ in the semi-wilderness. Now you can finally take to the backcountry and feel confident that it won’t be your problem after you leave. Simply utilize the LIB™ (Let-It-Blaze™) technology by leaning some dry wood against the exterior of the tent and watch those blue green flames burn the whole structure down.

Using Burton’s patented SorryDad™ technology, the Stone Hut Tent is guaranteed to go up in flames and leave your family shaking their heads with your choices in life. Once ignited by the LIB™ technology, the tent utilizes its highly flammable compound that has been woven into its exterior. It also features color coded lightweight aluminum poles, so no matter how hard you are tripping on the sheet of blotter paper that comes hidden in the aptly named Stash Pocket™, the Stone Hut Tent is always an easy set-up.

“Our boys were really tired of having to lug their tents back to the G-Wagon after a long weekend of raging, so we called Big Agnes and said, ‘hey we need a tent that sort of just disappears but is still kind of big deal,’” explains Burton’s Co-Founder Donna Carpenter. “Sure they could hike back up or call our butler to tell them to go get their tent, but why bother?” she added. Despite persistent Internet rumors, Carpenter also wants everyone to know that the Stone Hut Tent is not named “after the time our sons got fucked up on drugs and burned down a historic mountain cabin.”

The Stone Hut Tent has already received rave reviews from across the blogosphere, with The Good Life proclaiming it to be, “Honestly V dank and looks sick in our Greenpoint micro-loft.”

Portland, Oregon’s street style blog, Urban Weeds explained, “This is the perfect tent for crushing some PBR with your analog camera and a few of your favorite wide brimmed hats.”

Available today in the Famish Stripe and YEAH DRUGS! colorways. With a limited edition color, Wookstain, to be released this fall. The Stone Hut Tent will be available at all Burton StoresTwiddle concerts and various closeout websites!

So bring your boutique axe and your fitted work pants. Listen to the Allman Brothers “Mountain Jam”, trip out, and forget that you started that fire that is now burning down a National Forest.

About Big Agnes

Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads, tents and insulated apparel. Big Agnes is the exclusive distributor of Helinox trekking poles and camp furniture in North and South America. For more information, visit www.bigagnes.com

About Burton

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 groundbreaking 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 and California. For more information, visit www.burton.com and follow our line at facebook.com/burtonsnowboards, twitter.com/burtonsnowboard and @burtonsnowboard on Instagram.

Media Contact:
Abby Young, Burton Snowboards, [email protected]

Todd Richards Joins the Circus

TONY HAWK JOINS TRAVIS PASTRANA AS CO-HOST OFTHE NITRO WORLD GAMES
TODD RICHARDS NAMED OFFICIAL HOST OF THE EVENT

LOS ANGELES, CA (Thursday – June 16, 2016) – Olympic snowboarder and extremely popular television commentator Todd Richards will host the inaugural Nitro World Games. Joining him as co-hosts are skate icon Tony Hawk and FMX legend Travis Pastrana.

Richards has been a prominent figure in snowboarding and the wider action sports community for over two decades. A seven-time X Games medalist, World Snowboarding Champion and Olympian, published author and successful business owner. Equally at home in the broadcast booth as he is on the medal stand, Richards has provided in-depth analysis for ESPN’s X Games coverage and most recently served as NBC Olympics’ snowboarding analyst for coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympics, a position he has held since the 2006 Winter Games in Torino. With over 30 X Games medals between them, Hawk and Pastrana have redefined their disciplines, breaking landmark records, such as Hawk’s seminal 900 and Pastrana’s groundbreaking double backflip, previously thought insurmountable. Their achievements have blown away millions of fans and made action sports part of the pop culture conversation.

Now Richards, Hawk and Pastrana will share their insights and experience with viewers during the Nitro World Games, an action-packed three-hour event, airing Saturday, July 16 on NBC at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. Central from Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“Words can’t describe how excited I am to have Todd and Tony host the Nitro World Games,” said Pastrana. “Todd is an amazing snowboarder and has been a great ambassador for action sports. To have a passionate and knowledgeable action sports athlete who has experience hosting his own TV show in the past is exactly the personality the World Games was hoping for. I don’t know if an event of this caliber has ever had a lead host with as much first hand knowledge as Todd. To have Tony Hawk, who is the all-time most influential athlete in action sports, backing him up will be icing on the cake. These guys are just as passionate about progression as I am and we all know firsthand how a world’s first can change everything! It’s going to be an honor working next to these guys! Can’t wait to see what goes down in Salt Lake City.”

“Todd, Tony and Travis bring a tremendous amount of knowledge, credibility and expertise to the Nitro World Games. Having athletes of their stature participating is fantastic,” said Michael Porra, CEO and creative director for Nitro Circus. “They will inform, entertain and engage both core action sports fans and the wider mainstream audience.”

“Having three of the most iconic action sports athletes serving as commentators for the Nitro World Games will provide the fans and athletes a unique experience and perspective on the event,” said Jeff Robbins, president and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission.

The Nitro World Games’ analyst and reporter lineup includes the most respected names in action sports. After opening the telecast, Pastrana will move to the stadium floor to give commentary from the thick of the action throughout the event. Hawk will offer his incomparable knowledge and perspective during Skate Best Tricks. Cameron Steele, a champion motorcycle and trophy truck athlete, will deliver play by play during the FMX competitions with Andy Bell, a former professional FMX and supercross rider providing analysis. Veteran TV personality Jimmy Coleman, who has covered action sports for more than a decade, will present the play by play for BMX while accomplished BMX athlete TJ Lavin will offer analysis. Laurette Nicoll, a very experienced host, reporter and announcer, will bring compelling athlete interviews to viewers.

A bold reinvention of action sports competition, the Nitro World Games will feature the best action sports athletes in the world in the category’s most exciting disciplines including FMX, BMX, skate, scooter and inline. The initial list of athletes going to the semi-final round includes top riders such as 2016 X Games FMX medalists Josh Sheehan, Clinton Moore and Rob Adelberg, BMX riders Pat Casey, James Foster and Colton Satterfield, plus skate stars Elliot Sloan, Jake Brown and Mitchie Brusco, with additional competitors to be announced.

Nitro Circus, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert and the Utah Sports Commission rocked the sports world in December 2015 when they unveiled the Nitro World Games. Created by Michael Porra and Travis Pastrana, the Nitro World Games will feature new formats and never before seen tricks. Each competition will be a final round with everything on the line, creating intensity on the track, energy in the stadium and must-see action for both digital and television viewers.

Nitro World Games is the next phase of Nitro Circus’ multi-year partnership with NBC Sports Ventures. NBC Sports will present three hours of coverage airing in primetime on NBC. For fans outside of the U.S. and Canada, more TV broadcast details will be announced soon. In addition to NBC’s televised coverage, fans outside the U.S. can also watch the July 16 final on Nitro Circus’ worldwide webcast.

For more information about the #NitroWorldGames go to nitroworldgames.com. Fans can also follow Nitro Circus on Twitter: @nitrocircus and Facebook: www.facebook.com/NitroCircus.

About Nitro Circus:
Named #22 on Forbes magazine’s 2015 list of, “America’s Most Promising Companies,” Nitro Circus continues to position itself as the world’s leading youth action sports & entertainment brand. From humble beginnings in 2003 – with Jeremy Rawle, Gregg Godfrey and soon to be action sports superstar Travis Pastrana producing DVDs from a Utah garage — to a smash TV series which has aired in over 60 countries, Nitro Circus has exploded to global popularity. In 2012, Nitro Circus: The Movie, featuring cast members from the hit television series, was released in cinemas worldwide. In 2015, Nitro Circus announced a partnership with NBC Sports Ventures. The multi-year strategic alliance features TV specials and series programming airing nationally in the U.S. on NBC and NBCSN as well as streamed on the NBC Sports App.

The TV show was transformed by action sports industry guru, now current CEO, Michael Porra into a must-see live event in 2010, creating the global touring phenomenon that is Nitro Circus Live. Since its inaugural Australian trek six years ago, the show has travelled the globe, obliterating box office records and cultivating a legion of diehard fans. Nitro Circus has now rolled across five continents, blown away over two million fans and sold out shows in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, China, Japan, the Middle East and South Africa. After close to 100 shows globally in 2015 and with a packed 2016 touring schedule ahead, Nitro Circus is the world’s most successful action sports touring brand.

About the Utah Sports Commission:
The Utah Sports Commission is a not-for-profit, 501c3 charitable organization created to foster national and international amateur sports competitions to be held in the state of Utah, which will enhance the quality of life of all Utah citizens and strengthen Utah’s presence in the worldwide sports community.

Deeluxe to distribute Shred Optics and Slytech Protection

Anomaly Action Sports Appoints Deeluxe Sportartikel Handels GmbH of Kirchbichl As New Austrian Distributors of Shred Optics and Slytech Protection

Mestre, Italy (June 1st, 2016) – Anomaly Action Sports SRL is pleased to announce Deeluxe Sportartikel Handels GmbH of Kirchbichl as the new distributor of Anomaly Action Sports brands SHRED OPTICS and SLYTECH PROTECTION in Austria.

Thanks to its wealth of skills and experience in the Austrian market, Anomaly Action Sports SRL is certain that DEELUXE will be a reliable and progressive partner, consistent with the image and reputation of AAS and its products, and that will meet, exceed, and satisfy any and all requests from its customers.

DEELUXE will be in charge of the sales and delivery of 2016/2017 snow collection.

 

About SHRED + SLYTECH
Anomaly Action Sports designs, markets and distributes eyewear and protection brands SHRED and SLYTECH. Through these two brands, Anomaly Action Sports is able to bring the action sports industry a new wave of creativity and skills, leading to a multitude of industry-breakthroughs in engineering and product design. With focus on athletes, experience and forward thinking, it provides an unconventional approach to product development and business strategy as well as unparalleled dedication to safety and advanced technology. Through SHRED and SLYTECH, Anomaly Action Sports is able to showcase products and leadership in performance, quality and style. Both SHRED and SLYTECH are sold and distributed in approximately 40 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit shredoptics.comslytechprotection.com or join us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @shredoptics and @slytechprotect.

 

SIA Says Nevermind to December Schedule

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SnowSports Industries America to Uphold January Snow Show Dates
SIA President and Board of Directors Address Industry Concerns

NASHVILLE, TN (May 19, 2016) – SnowSports Industries America (SIA) announces today the change of its recently announced plan to shift the SIA Snow Show and On-Snow Demo dates in late 2017. After engaging in comprehensive meetings with stakeholders and listening to members of the SIA community, SIA President Nick Sargent and the Board of Directors came to a unanimous decision that it is in the best interest of the industry to maintain the late January show dates henceforward.

The SIA Snow Show will remain an international event that brings all stakeholders of the snow sports community together.

“The focus of my first four months in the role of president has been to listen to the feedback and opinions of our members and stakeholders. The countless conversations I’ve had made it clear that a reevaluation of the schedule was necessary,” said Nick Sargent, SIA’s president. “SIA’s priority is to do what is best for the future of the snow sports industry and a shift back to the January timeframe was an appropriate decision.”

Today’s decision comes from extensive conversations with entities from all sides of the industry and an in-depth review of all possible scenarios at the SIA board meeting.

According to Bob Gundram, chair of SIA’s Board of Directors, and CEO of C3, “it is our goal to make the Show accessible, accommodating, and financially feasible to everyone involved in the snow sports community. Concerns about the initial date shift, in tandem with an inconsistent snow season, made it necessary for SIA to provide a new solution.”

In his first quarter as president, Sargent has openly prioritized SIA’s mission to further establish itself as a year-round resource for the industry, engaging as an active listener and shaping decisions from conversations had over the past few months. Moving forward, SIA, the Snow Sports industry’s member owned trade association, plans to seek out new opportunities nationally and regionally to further support the industry and its stakeholders in an effort to meet the changing needs of its members.

Dates for the upcoming seasons’ Shows are scheduled as follows:

2017 Snow Show: January 26-29, 2017 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver Colorado
2017 On-Snow Demo: January 30-31, 2017 at Copper Mountain
2018 Snow show: January 25-28, 2018 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado
2018 On-Snow Demo: January 29-30, 2018 at Copper Mountain

DATES ANNOUNCED FOR FOURTH ANNUAL SNOWBOARD ON THE BLOCK FESTIVAL

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DENVER, Colo. (May 17, 2016) — SNOWBOARDER and TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING are pleased to announce the Snowboard on the Block Festival will be back for its fourth year bigger and better than ever. October 14-15, 2016, the pre-eminent snowboarding season kick-off event will take over Sculpture Park and the Denver Performing Arts Complex for two full days of concerts, snowboarding film premieres, a pro rail jam, an enormous gear sale and more.

Snowboard on the Block is the only snowboard festival in North America dedicated to showcasing the best films the snowboard community has to offer. The festival features the newest releases from around the globe, from world-renowned production crews.

This year will see an all-new rail jam setup featuring some of the best riders in the industry on real snow brought in especially for the weekend. Previous competitors have included: Dylan Thompson, Lucas Magoon, Mike Rav, Jaeger Bailey, Scotty Vine, and Dylan Alito, to name a few.

Top-notch musical talent will be announced soon from various genres, complementing the wide variety of films. And to top it all off, the ever-popular discount gear sale will offer up to 75 percent off retail and some of the best food and drinks Denver has to offer will be onsite.

Tickets will go on sale soon, stay tuned to blockfestival.com for more information or follow Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Get the conversation started with #blockfest

Tent space and sponsorship opportunities are available to anyone who would like to be part of the festival.

Snowboarders Raise 30k and counting For Noah Salasnek

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Never under estimate the power of rich white people when one of their heroes gets sick. It warms our cold, dark hearts to know that 90s boarders have managed to put their pennies together for a boarder in need, with over 30k pledged to help Noah fight cancer so far.

Noah Salasnek is a legendary snowboarder and skateboarder who’s fluid style has inspired riders all across the world. He is humble and has never lost his unique sense of humor, even to this day. Noah is currently fighting cancer. Although he has health insurance, he is acquiring many bills he can not afford. He has no family and no one to turn to but his friends and the general public to help him through these tough times. We are getting him the best medical care possible and making sure he is comfortable. He is currently in Lake Tahoe where he can be with his friends and focus on healing. Anything you can do to help would mean a lot to Noah.

If you don’t remember who Noah is, you’re probably not donating anyway (cause you’re young and broke, not insensitive) but if you want to help go to https://www.gofundme.com/noahsalasnek

Damage Revisited Returns May 7th

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GET IN ON ONE OF THE BEST DAYS OF SNOWBOARDING MINNESOTA HAS TO OFFER MAY 7TH! THE REMAINING SNOW IN THE SPIRIT MOUNTAIN TERRAIN PARK FROM THE 15/16 SEASON WAS FARMED INTO A FOOTBALL FIELD SIZED PAD AFTER CLOSING DAY, AND WILL BE CONVERTED INTO A UNIQUE SNOWBOARD TERRAIN PARK PRIOR TO THE EVENT.  THIS IS AN ALL AGES EVENT FOR SNOWBOARDERS AND SPECTATORS. SO, COME ON OUT, DO SOME SHREDDING, AND HAVE A GOOD TIME.

TIME: 10:00AM- 4:00PM

COST: $25 FOR ALL DAY SHREDDING

LOCATION: Terrain Park @ Spirit Mountain 9500 Spirit Mountain Place Duluth MN 55810

A LIABILITY RELEASE WAIVER HAS TO BE FILLED OUT AND SIGNED FOR THE EVENT.  IF YOU’RE UNDER 18 WE HAVE TO HAVE A PARENTS SIGNATURE. YOU CAN CLICK HERE AND PRINT OFF THE WAIVER, HAVE IT SIGNED AND BRING IT THE DAY OF THE EVENT. YOU CAN ALSO PREPAY FOR THE EVENT ON THAT LINK AS WELL.

FOR THOSE 21 AND UP, JOIN US AROUND 9PM AT CARMODY IRISH PUB FOR A NIGHT OF LIVE MUSIC AND DRINKS WITH PLENTY OF FOOD TO BE ENJOYED FROM OUR FRIENDS AT THE CHOW HAUL.

THANKS TO SPIRIT MOUNTAIN, EVENT SPONSORS, FRIENDS, AND CUSTOMERS FOR MAKING THIS EVENT POSSIBLE!

New Technine Team Announced

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SUTTON, Canada, 4/29/2016 – Despite all the rumors about its demise, with the precious help of all who spread the hype on that topic, Technine is now announcing the new squad that will represent the split T.
The new team is a well balanced cocktail of big league names, fresh blood, rough talents, steeze masters, coming from every corner of the globe.

The new team page features all the riders profiles, with no highlighted spots because all equally important for Technine, from the pros through to the loyal amateurs and fans that keep on representing the brand in the streets and on the slopes.

THE NEW TECHNINE SQUAD IS:

LUKE HADDOCK
JEREMY CLOUTIER
MAX DESROCHES
JESSE DENHAM GREER
SIMON HOULIND
RASMUS NIELSEN
HUGO DUBE-BOUCHARD
TYE KOWALSKI
BRADY MYERS
MICHEAL MCDANIEL
KYLE VAUGHN
JESSE SELLERS
GABE MEKKER
TANNER BEARSON
JOEL QUINONES
JEREMEY PATTERSON
BRANDON HONEYCUTT
ASHLEY GIANGREGORIO
MITCH HARPIN
MIKE SEARS
MATT LOOMER
CHRISTIAN MANHARD
JACK ERRICHIELLO
NICOLA GANZ
TOMAS LOTTL
CHRISTIAN KIRSCH
JORDY’T GILDE
JOOS CAVEZIEL
JACOB ROBERTS
ULYSSE GROSEJAN
THEO DECLERCK
LOUIS DECLERCK
STEVE GRUMSER
BENNO BAUER
ROBERT BUTSCHER
JAN STOCKLI
ISABELLA GROENESTEIN
SHOMA TAKAO (BINDINGS)
WAN HEO
JO HYEONMIN
CHRIS FREDETTE

Right after this public announcement the official social channels will regain their feed flow, so don’t forget to follow our facebook, Instagram and twitter pages.

Feel free to hit us to get the lowdown or for random Q&A.

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