EESAMania!

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eesa you heard it heard 1st (or 2nd or 3rd) w/e I recently met up with Steve Cleary and Fran Frost to check out their clothing company, eesa. I originally met Fran at his snowboard shop, Misty Mountain, in Stowe last season. At that time,…

Right Side Up -- A Movie Review.

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1. It blows. Absolutely blows. 2. Not about extreme sports at all. Just extremely cynical and boring. 3. What you have always supposed is correct: Dudes from California are douche-bags. 4. Turns out you don't have to be a famous…

Insightful Commentary from YoBeat Pundits

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Political Point and Counter-Point Commentary with guest Yobeat analysts Nick and Sara. Names have not been changed to protect the innocent neither did this conversation ever take place outside of the imaginary world of fluffy kittens and…

East Coast Invitational

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Wachusett, MA December 17, 2005 unknown rider smoking the c East Coast Invitational: Skillful snowboarders sliding rails, gangsters with long jackets, brisk brewskis, and even haggard strippers; all taking place in Massawachusetts. College…

Center City Shred Sesh

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Tessa hard at work On November 11, 2005 a Burton sponsored rail jam shut down one of the sketchy, I mean classy, downtown Burlington streets. The setup consisted of a “c-box and some box and flat/down rail built into one goofy monstrosity…

Good Hair and a Job? No Way!

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Emo Welfare There are a lot of reasons why I am frustrated with the current administration, not the least of which is their whimsical spending of hundreds of billions of dollars abroad juxtaposed with their hypocritical claim to thriftiness,…

The Rutland Bar Tour IV

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by Sarah Morrison It is 2 am on a Saturday night in Rutland, Vermont. Brooke is swaying from side to side on the sidewalk, dodging inappropriately planted trees. Bridges goes “Shit we should have introduced Jack (Daniels) way earlier.”…

Chicagoverated

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by Ian Browning Volcom has always made questionable moves. Charging 80 dollars for a pair of jeans, pushing their clothes in malls across the world, trying too hard to be artsy and having half their clothes ending up looking weird, and…

Ice Skating

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by Brooke Geery Recently I went on a rather expensive trip for an unnamed magazine. So to make it up to them, I decided to fight fire with fire and show them that there really is a more expensive way to cover skateboarding. 2006 Feature…

The Third Annual Rutland Bar Tour

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by Brooke Geery Cheers! Rutland never changes. I sometimes think it might but then we head on another bar tour and it ends up being pretty much the same as the last time. But anyway, not changing is part of its charm, and the bar tours…

Best Month Ever: May

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by Brooke Geery Better than wakeboarding: Birds that do tricks. Really, there's not much difference between the two. May 1st marked the finals of the first stop of the Pro Wakeboard Tour, and I was there! Now I know what you’re thinking:…

The History of Skateboarding

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Skateboarding was invented around 1990 when some rollerbladers had the idea of reducing the number of wheels on their skates and connecting them with a board. Tony Hawk, an early pro rollerblader, invented the first skateboard as a joke. Other…

Spring Get Loaded

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Back for the 12th season, the Spring Loaded Snowboard Event attracted many skilled riders from all over the east coast and other places too. Bear Mountain’s Terrain Park (in Killington, VT of course) was the place to be on April 9th and 10th…

Best Month Ever: April

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by Brooke Geery Barcelona Park For April fools day I was in Ireland. Being a quarter Irish, I really felt that I needed to visit the country and explore my heritage. That, or my cousin lives there and I had a free place to stay. Either…

"Deadicated": The Premiere

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by Tessa McCullough (aka T$) Quinny_ollie......heck yes! With the red carpet rolled out CC Theater steez at UVM some really cool guys premiered their snowboard film “Deadicated” from this past season (p.s. I know how to spell dedicated,…