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WIN: A Slot In The Baker Banked from Zumiez

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Okay people, pay attention.

Zumiez has TWO spots to give away for this years Baker Banked.  And there are two ways you can win.

1-Zumiez is hooking up a lucky winner with a coveted spot in the race for posting the best photo of a Raven onto Instagram tagged with #ridelbs and @zumiez.  Take a picture while you are out shredding at Mt. Baker or try making your own Raven — judges are looking for creativity!  You can also visit one of the Zumiez stores listed below and post a photo of their Mt. Baker Raven.  Best photo wins a spot in the Banked Slalom race, entry fee, and lift tickets to compete.

 

Qualifying store locations:

BELLIS FAIR
1 BELLIS FAIR PKWY #610
BELLINGHAM, WA 98226
360-671-2562

CASCADE MALL
330 CASCADE MALL
BURLINGTON, WA 98233
360-757-1173

SEATTLE PREMIUM OUTLETS
10600 QUIL CEDA BLVD; #658
TULALIP, WA 98271
360-716-2381

EVERETT MALL
1402 SE EVERETT MALL WAY #100
EVERETT, WA 98208
425-347-5435

ALDERWOOD MALL
3000 184TH STREET SW #860
LYNNWOOD, WA 98037
425-776-4323

GATEWAY SHOPS
17705 140TH AVE NE #A-18
WOODINVILLE, WA 98072
425-398-1405

NORTHGATE MALL
931 NORTHGATE MALL
WAY
SEATTLE, WA 98125
206-364-8989

REDMOND TOWN CTR
16574 NE 74TH STREET
REDMOND, WA 98052
425-881-0369

BELLEVUE SQUARE
244 BELLEVUE SQUARE
BELLEVUE, WA 98004
425-451-0236

SOUTHCENTER MALL
1008 SOUTHCENTER MALL
TUKWILA, WA 98188
206-241-9170

NORTH BEND OUTLET
461 SOUTH FORK AVE
NORTH BEND, WA 98045
425-888-0839

2- Or if you can’t get to a Zumiez store, the amazing and powerful internet can still help you win. Sign up for the Zumiez stash and in the “rewards” section, enter to gain access to compete in the 2013 Legendary Banked Slalom. The more you enter, the more chances you have to win! Entrants will be notified by email when the winning Zumiez Stash member is chosen after January 28th, 2013.

NOT SO FINE PRINT–Entry Fee and Lift Tickets provided only. Instagram account must be set to “public”; winner will be contacted by January 31st, 2013 to claim their slot*; No retail value; Contest ends January 30th, 2013 at 11:59pm PST.

Zumiez Is Giving Away Two Baker Banked Spots

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Okay people, pay attention.

Zumiez has TWO spots to give away for this years Baker Banked.  And there are two ways you can win.

1- Zumiez is hooking up a lucky winner with a coveted spot in the race for posting the best photo of a Raven onto Instagram tagged with #ridelbs and @zumiez.  Take a picture while you are out shredding at Mt. Baker or try making your own Raven — judges are looking for creativity!  You can also visit one of the Zumiez stores listed below and post a photo of their Mt. Baker Raven.  Best photo wins a spot in the Banked Slalom race, entry fee, and lift tickets to compete.

 

Qualifying store locations:

BELLIS FAIR
1 BELLIS FAIR PKWY #610
BELLINGHAM, WA 98226
360-671-2562

CASCADE MALL
330 CASCADE MALL
BURLINGTON, WA 98233
360-757-1173

SEATTLE PREMIUM OUTLETS
10600 QUIL CEDA BLVD; #658
TULALIP, WA 98271
360-716-2381

EVERETT MALL
1402 SE EVERETT MALL WAY #100
EVERETT, WA 98208
425-347-5435

ALDERWOOD MALL
3000 184TH STREET SW #860
LYNNWOOD, WA 98037
425-776-4323

GATEWAY SHOPS
17705 140TH AVE NE #A-18
WOODINVILLE, WA 98072
425-398-1405

NORTHGATE MALL
931 NORTHGATE MALL
WAY
SEATTLE, WA 98125
206-364-8989

REDMOND TOWN CTR
16574 NE 74TH STREET
REDMOND, WA 98052
425-881-0369

BELLEVUE SQUARE

244 BELLEVUE SQUARE
BELLEVUE, WA 98004
425-451-0236

SOUTHCENTER MALL

1008 SOUTHCENTER MALL
TUKWILA, WA 98188
206-241-9170

NORTH BEND OUTLET

461 SOUTH FORK AVE
NORTH BEND, WA 98045
425-888-0839

2- Or if you can’t get to a Zumiez store, the amazing and powerful internet can still help you win. Sign up for the Zumiez stash and in the “rewards” section, enter to gain access to compete in the 2013 Legendary Banked Slalom. The more you enter, the more chances you have to win! Entrants will be notified by email when the winning Zumiez Stash member is chosen after January 28th, 2013.

NOT SO FINE PRINT–Entry Fee and Lift Tickets provided only. Instagram account must be set to “public”; winner will be contacted by January 31st, 2013 to claim their slot*; No retail value; Contest ends January 30th, 2013 at 11:59pm PST.

WIN: A TRIP TO HANG WITH LRG IN MIAMI

WIN A TRIP TO HANG WITH LRG IN MIAMI!

Win a trip to Miami to hang VIP style with LRG Pros Billy Marks and Chris Grenier at one of the nation’s biggest hip hop festivals.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

One grand prize winner and a guest will fly to Miami to hang with LRG Pros Billy Marks and Chris Grenier VIP style at one of the nation’s biggest hip hop festivals PLUS get a $500 Zumiez gift card!*

ONE winner each week will receive an LRG prize pack and a $200 Zumiez gift card!*

  • Complete sweepstakes rules and details available online at zumiez.com or ask any Zumiez salesperson
  • Sweepstakes ends October 22nd, 2012
  • No purchase necessary to enter or win
  • By entering the contest you will be automatically signed up for the Zumiez Stash
  • Once signed up you will receive future announcements via email and/or text

 

Getting Ready for the Season Part II

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In Part II of our Getting Ready for the Season series we’ll be helping you, the student, parent, drop out, or whatever find the perfect back to school/work/resort/couch outfit of your dreams. We’ll head to the mall, drop down into the mini-mall/outlet shopping world, check what’s hot in the top shops and eventually give the gangsters their moment of ecstasy. For better or worse you’ve all got a “personal” style, and while the chip on my shoulder continues to grow, I’m sure you’ll find this article to hold no bias or judgement towards various consumer cultures at all.

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First up we’ll cover the cold stone classic in mainstream action sport epidermis covering–Zumiez. The benefit of this one stop shop is you’ll spend less time shopping with mom, saving what’s left of your summer vacation to sticker your binder, rub grip on your shoes or build a “secret pocket” in your backpack. Now let’s burn some plastic.

Obviously if you’re shopping at Zumiez you have a low IQ, bad style, both or are living in New Jersey. That means you’ll struggle to find a nice kit, or anything resembling personal style, but fuck it, what do you care? You’re a mean, green, snowboarding machine. With that said it’s time to pick up something Rhasta, ‘cuz da’ shit be in now mon’. Luckily for you Element is gay enough to supply just such a backpack. Two birds, one stone, nice! Now, body covering. Jeans? Obviously jeans, kaki’s are for people that work at H&R Block, shorts are for jocks and boardshorts should be a crime. Pick up a pair of Empyre Skeletor waxed black jeans. They’re under 50 bucks and they come with a shoelace belt, a fucking striped one! For the upper body just grab whatever is closest, has recognizable logos and move on to footwear.

Shoes say a lot about a man, so pick the ones that match your mindset. If you’re a Zumiez shopper you probably like stuff that makes Jesus’s stomach churn, so the Osiris NYC 83 shoe is just for you. Cop it kiddo, the girls will drool.

INSIDE SCOOP: The less popular sluts at school will love this look, fat girls and Freshman too.

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Not down for the Mall? Why not? Babes are all over that place. Exit Real World and many other top shops will offer the more sophisticated rider the kit of their wet dreams. Fitted and slouched beanies and Fedoras, vintage Tees, cut ‘n sew flannel and expensive jeans? You’re set. Best of all, you’ll be able to pick up that one garment that seals the deal and represents your love of snow well. I recommend the Coaches Jacket from Airblaster. It’s Jed Anderson approved and perfect for being a little shit in, impressing snow-babes or whatever else you’re into. Also, Vans are cool and all, but change is better and the Emerica Wino Shoe in Black Raw are pretty slick. Also, your new kicks are cheap enough to be tossed and replaced when you and your buds puke up Dad’s old hooch on ’em.

INSIDE SCOOP: Wanna look sponsored to the kids in the know? This is your best bet bud.

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You live in Laguna? Maybe Iowa? Who cares. If you’re a beach boy you’re a beach boy and PacSun is your jam. Not only can you get your back to school head to toe done in this laid back beach-a-rific massive mini-mall chain, but you can pick up some man perfume here too. After caking some Issue No.1 on you’ll strut your stuff while eyes bleed and noses melt. Talk about babe magnet. You know what though, why not strut in some off-brown flip flops (lettin’ them know you’re not taking things too seriously) a Volcom brand shirt, gator belt (let the ladies know you’re stacked) and slightly beat up jeans (purchased this way) so everyone will know that even though you’ve signed up for the Skibus, your heart aches for the ocean.

INSIDE SCOOP: Your Arbor snowboard, patchy goatee and shade/helmet combo will only fool the stoner girls. To the real riders at school will u become the sandal-walking metaphor for a D-Bag. And the man perfume guy.

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What? You didn’t think Yobeat had any love for the G-Code ripper? Well, it’s still debatable, but we hang out with Jonah Owen and saw Justin Bennee one time so we’ll still help ya’ll out.

When you’re dressing like a rap star shit can get expensive, so we’ll help you cut corners wherever possible, but you better have been on that hustle this summer to pay up for the $133.99 Six-inch Premium Scuffproof boot from Timberland. It’s the standard in Gangster footwear. Versatile enough to stomp a hoe or hop a fence, without this back alley classic you’re game’s gunna be a bit soggy. Sweating the price tag of those Timberlands? No worries kid, we got chu. With the Southpole Premium denim you get pants large enough to hide kilo’s of coke, a few cases of beer, a stripper, your best friend and a baseball bat sized blunt. Thank us later.

The rest is pretty easy. You’re going to need a Tall-T, duh. So either buy one from Yobeat here, or just go find a XXL or bigger shirt with a snowboard logo on it. Remember, you have to have at least 5% of your outfit decked out with snow logo’s or people will mistake you for a real gangster, which is how you get shot. To avoid having your body tore up by hot lead we suggest picking up a Crooks and Castles Laffy Crew Sweatshirt. Looks nice, feels better, hangs low and rep’s the industry in a discrete way. Pick it up playa. You can also scoop up a pair of Vans Eras. Rappers sing ’bout em, chicks love em, and they’ll give you that, “Yeah bitch I ride.” kind of a look.

INSIDE SCOOP: This look may get you robbed, shot, stabbed or arrested. Drop the attitude, don’t pretend to be hard, avoid holding any drugs and earn straight A’s to keep the heat off. Oh, and you better have some damn good style on hill.

I’m sure there are plenty more “looks” out there, but seeing as most of you will end up looking either like Jed Anderson or the Turd Burgler this coming September I don’t think it really matters how many options we present to you, the beloved Yobeat reader. So grab your Visa, mom, or stack o’ cash and get out there. The sales will start soon, the best looks will be taken shortly and if you don’t get on it today, you could end up at JCPenny tomorrow.

The Downfall of Snowboard-only Outerwear

Could this be the future of snowboarding now?

COULD THIS BE THE FUTURE LOOK OF SNOWBOARDING?

Recently YoBeat laid its eyes on the spring ‘09 catalog of one of the most influential outerwear companies of all time. Yes, this is strange not only because it’s 2008, but because an outerwear company has a spring line. You know, spring, when you are usually shedding your outerwear. Anyway, held within said PDF was a disturbing new trend in “snowboard gear.” We’re talking about sports bras, board shorts and MMA gloves and shorts. I mean, who doesn’t want to be able to get free underwear from their sponsor, but we think the motives of said company may not just be to stoke out the riders.

This new catalog, complete with polo shirts, looks more like a look book for Abercrombie and Fitch than a company known for debauchery (and not for surfing.) This may be the beginning of a new chapter, we’re sure that’s what said company is hoping anyway. But either the industry will walk away, or even scarier, follow suit. Who knows what the Zumiez crowd will buy (and Yobeat is willing to guess the mall chain didn’t object to the concept of boardshorts from this particular brand.)

So yeah, the corporate take over is great when you want a company to stay afloat in a poor economy, but if you don’t stick to your ideals, will anyone buy it? And seriously, MMA? What are they going to do, sponsor Tito Ortez? YoBeat thinks that maybe outerwear companies should concentrate on making outerwear that makes it through a whole season, not board shorts.