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A Long List of Dead Snowboard Brands

Though the snowboard internet has been pretty dead over the past few weeks, what with the holidays and all, but he History of Snowboarding group on Facebook has been a-buzz thanks to a post on dead brands. Since we’ve talked about this about 1000 times and never done it, we’re reblogging it, and we’re stoked that the Internet has done the majority of our research for us! (If everyone can crowd source money, we can crowd source content, right?) I did my best to sort though the 500+ comments and make an extensive list with no doubles, add a few more, as well as take off the ones that are still around. Of course, I probably missed some…

Addiction

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Aggression
Airwalk
Allian
Another
Apocalypse
Asylum
Atlantis
Aunt Mabels
Avalanche
Aztec
B-Line
Ballz
Bamboo Curtain

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Bitch Boards
Blax
Bond
Checkered Pig
Chorus
Crap
Crazy Banana
Daredevil
Definition
Device
Dimensions

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DNR
Droors
DSO
DUB

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Duotone
Edge
élan/artec
Evol
Expired
F2
Faktory
FARMER
Fester
Fishpaw
Flite
Forum
Foursquare
Fuzzy
G&S
Generics
Glissade

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Goddess
Hammer boards
Hayes Bros
Haz-mat
Heavy tools

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Heelside
Hemp
Hobie
Hooger Booger
Houser
Inca Snowboards
Jaded
JEENYUS
Joyride
Juice snowboards
Kemper
Killer Loop
Look
LTD
Luxury
Mercury
Messy

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MIA

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Millenium 3
Mistral
Molly/MLY
Naked
Nale

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Nelson
Nerve
O-matic
One
Option

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Original Sin
Oxygen
Pill
Powderstick
Preston

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Prom
Quality
Quimbola Man
Rad Air
Random
Rev
Santa Monica Airlines
Scooter
Shorty’s
Shot

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Silence
Skull
SMP
Snow Tech
Soopkich’n
Split

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Special Blend
Spry
Static
Storm
Stump
Summit

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Swag
Swill

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Switch
Transit
Trendy
Tucker
Twist clothing
Type-A
Unity
Wave Rave
Weekend
White Elephant
Wide Ride
Wild Duck

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World Industries
Yang
Yaro
Yellow Bus

Phew. Support your local snowboard brand.

Justin Hostynek and the Current State of Snowboarding

Ed from Buoloco sits down Justin Hostynek for some real talk on the state of the snowboard industry. Warning, it’s kinda depressing.

Link: Buoloco.com

Will Anyone Buy Quiksilver?

Quiksilver – parent company of brands you used to care about like DC and Roxy – is not doing so well. The news has been all over the blogs sites for a minute, but we finally tuned in thanks toAngry Snowboarder, who really dug into this one and tried to figure out who would buy Quiksilver anyway?

In the same letter it was mentioned that Nike and VF Corp could be potential buyers of the brand. While not mentioned a third dark horse contender could potentially be Altamont Capital Partners as they previously bought Mervin Manufacturing in November of 2013 from Quiksilver.

He breaks down the value and likelyhood of each, and while we cannot vouch for the credibility of any of his theories, we’re pretty sure whoever wins this Internet vote at the bottom of the post will probably go for it.

Link: Angry Snowboarder

Snowboarding’s Dead: North Carolina

Do you think people are nice to Alex Andrews everywhere he goes cause he looks like Stewie Griffin? It’s either that or they think he can get them free Burton stuff. Either way, snowboarding lives!