The Olympic Rant

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by Brooke Geery Four years ago, everyone got to complain about the exploitation of snowboarding when it debuted as an Olympic sport. Now, it seems that the industry has pretty much accepted drug tests, corporate sponsorships and the IOC as…

BOARDER - A Country Tune

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by Matthew Gypin (To the tune of "Cowboy" by Kid Rock) Well I'm packin up my board and I'm a head out West Where real mountains come equipped with snow and ski lifts Find a jump in the hills, fly like the wind Carve up some snow and find…

The Authoritative Guide to Surviving Glacier

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by Nicholas So I am back to talk more smack with a new list of things you must do if you wanna fit in with the Mt. Baker / Glacier locals. Mostly I am talking about people that are my friends so it makes it even more fun. The Banked Slalom…

Vermont is for Skateboarders

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by Brooke Geery Skateboarding in Burlington used to consist of the Courthouse steps, a few various ledges, misty mini ramps that no one was allowed to skate and decrepit ramps at the Burton factory -- but not anymore. These days, the largest…

High Cascade Wants You!

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High Cascade Snowboard Camp is proud to announce the creation of a new team to represent there summer snowboard camp on Mt. Hood. Longtime HCSC campers and HCSC team riders Pat Moore and Zac Marben will be assisting Camp Director Preston Strout…

The Levels of Pro Snowboarding

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by Brooke Geery When you fall asleep at night, chances are you dream of becoming the next mega-star, six-figure-salaried pro snowboarder. It may not happen, but lucky for you and the other 400,000,000 aspiring pros, professional snowboarding…

Ticos, Imperial and Spanglish.

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Welcome to Costa Rica. The Casa El Self-potraito El Pigo Kate, Chris, Justin and Thor Skatepark, dawg! El Sunseto You tell me this girl is not a stripper. Tracy and a sharkhead. Justin, Jan, Pete and Zach…

The Blue Lodge: Where are they Now?

On such fine channels as VH1, they have the liberty of waiting you know, 10 or 20 years before letting everyone know where they’re favorite Butt Rockers have ended up. We at Yo Beat don’t have the liberty because 1) doing so would require…

Ooops, I Just Wrote an Emo Song

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by Kevin Peckham A being with no subtely or tact, let's call him a friend, said this to me recently: "You have no job, what do you do all day?" I said: "I drink coffee and walk in circles about the city. I read a little, and nurse nostalgia."…

The Art of the Skateshop Stop-By

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The skateshop Stop-By is a time honored tradition among snowboarders and skateboaders. It is something that drives the industry. Kids do it, Reps do it. It gives you a chance to bro down with the local shop monkeys and maybe even grab a shop…

How to get Back into Skateboarding

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by Kevin Peckham More than anything, life is a story of the bad decisions we make. Looking back we can chart our lives along the course of terrible fashion decisions, terrible personal relationship decisions, and terrible career decisions.…

A Record Store Review (and life examination)

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by Kevin Peckham Buy yourself a Coke and Give up on Listening to Music Forever At Amoeba records, down the street from where I live, there are a wonderful collection of employees who would rather spit on you than look you in the eye.…

Grind: Go Big and Get Laid(I Think That's the Moral)

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It might not have been Blue Crush, and Out Cold had a more realistic plot, but Grind was fricken sweet. First of all, my boyfriend, the dude from that OC show, is totally hot. And he’s funny, by far the funniest one in the movie. Then there’s…

Grand Opening: thePRIME

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Skateboarders come to Seattle and Nicholas is there to hooch in my place Well if ya missed it, YA FUCKING MISSED IT! Kareem Campbell, Kevin Taylor and the rest of the Axion/City Stars team came to visit for the Grand Opening of thePrime U…

Metal Mania

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by Nicholas The Second Annual Red Bull Heavy Metal Challenge thrashes Portland Portland loke dawg Ahmon Stamps had the obvious advantage of knowing what color pants to wear to match the course. If there were prizes for fashion he would…