Important Announcements from Industrial Parkway

Burton just announced the dates for the 09/10 Global Open Series, which is so weird cause on the other side the office, Forum was working on an announcement of its own. Not gonna lie, we are more excited about Forum’s news.

Forum Snowboards and Cobra Dogs Partner Up for the 2009/10 Season and Attempt the World’s First Virtual Handshake.

BURLINGTON, VT (April 15, 2009) — Forum Snowboards and Cobra Dogs have sealed a deal for the next year that involves snowboarding, having fun, eating food, and secret magic. Like an “all beef Boa” in a bun, this perfect match has been cooking for some time. Both groups are prepping for a strong Mt. Hood showing this summer where Cobra Dogs may unveil a secret new wiener that will potentially be the best hot dog in all of Government Camp. At the same time, Forum will be unveiling all sorts of new fun for campers to ride including Chilly Dog Continuous Reverse Camber available on several board models, as well as the all-new Shaka binding which naturally comes with a side of good vibes.

To commemorate such a momentous occasion and solidify this serious business deal, Forum and Cobra Dogs attempted the world’s first virtual handshake. “This is a big day for us at Forum and a very serious business contract,” states Forum Brand Manager David Friend. “Serious things like this require handshakes, so I put my best pants on and moved in for a virtual handshake with Mr. Grove.”


“It is very serious, but I didn’t go as far as David to put pants on,” says Cobra Dogs owner Cory Grove. “We soon realized that a virtual handshake wasn’t possible, but that didn’t affect the serious nature or the size of the deal we put together. This is a really big deal, cobra style.”

Friend continues, “Then someone in sales who is really smart when it comes to business deals suggested we do a virtual high-five instead of a handshake to signify our business deal and partnership. After that, it was sealed forever in the pages of time. Forever.”

“Then we went for the virtual fist bump,” Grove adds. “It’s the industry standard.”

Forum’s new Chilly Dog continuous reverse camber is delicious, smooth and flowy with perfect snap … just like a Cobra Dog wiener. Don’t miss the goodness this summer at Hood! To stay on top of the latest Forum and Cobra Dogs happenings, check out the respective blogs at
and All Forum Chilly Dog boards will be available for viewing this summer at

Oh and if you care, those dates are:

New Zealand Open                    August 11-15, 2009        Cardrona Alpine Resort, New Zealand
European Open                         January 9-16, 2010         Laax, Switzerland
Canadian Open                         February 2-7, 2010         Canada Olympic Park, Calgary, Alberta
Asian Open                              March 2-7, 2010            ALTS Bandai, Japan
US Open                                  March 16-21, 2010         Stratton Mountain Resort, USA