Saturday, October 31, 2009

Danger zone Episode 2

Dangerzone Season 2 Episode 2 - "This is Halloween" from Nick Visconti on Vimeo.

I found this video while looking at actionsportsblips, I am not quite sure what to think about it. You would have asked me seven years ago before moving to the States and I would have said that Halloween was useless but I got to warm up to this holiday and by the end of this video from Nick Visconti, I thought their jam to be quite hilarious.

Surfing all day / forgot to charge your phone ?

Green Technologies Inc, a start up coming straight from San Diego has realized many of us carry several electronic devices on us. So they came up with the brand Ecowatt to deliver solar powered bags and backpacks.

At first, It sounds a bit like a geek accessory but the fact they are using recycled PET materials for all materials, a waterproof solar panel and various design that can satisfy all those short attention span teenagers.

Now here are the basic info:
to power a laptop you will need to buy the high powered bag ($200) and to charge your phone, ipod, etc.. you can buy a low powered bag ($60-$80). TO fully charge your iphone, it would take about 6 hours.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sloppy day for a final

Fanning has won the Rip Curl Pro Search and is now showing he will be the man to beat at the North Shore event. Bede was amazing against Parko but couldn't do much against Mick who was in top shape.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Supertubos is going off!!!

Those guys are incredible, they got some elephant balls to drop on some of those waves. It is a shame that Owen Wright got his eardrum blasted because it now lives the door open for Fanning to go straight to the finals.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Nixon supporting Boarding for Breast Cancer

So Nixon is releasing the third limited rubber edition of the player and as it is the month for Breast Cancer Awareness, it was a logical choice.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Loveolution teaser

Lovedistribution from Vienna has a brand new website and is also releasing their new movie Loveolution! watch 0.56sec that's really sick. After having a knee injury earlier this year, I wonder how those guys are going to walk when they get older! oh well check this teaser.
However the mission statement from Lovedistribution looks very similar to WeSC..anyway just thought I would mention it.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Zero teaser from Heartfilm

I am throwing a lot of teaser lately, only because I getting antsy for the season to come..maybe I should have gone to Japan last summer. This one I watched while looking at the Yes website

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Design Snowboard Competition - Salomon

Here are some news from Whitelines mag with the Salomon Design contest. Salomon launched its Snowboard Artist Contest for the first time in 2003.

I love contests, there are fun, pretty cool to see (example like the pacsun contest) and can get you hooked up with some prize money or gear if you are the lucky winner. Action sports consumers usually want to be involved beyond purchasing products.

"Design your own snowboard – and win it if you’re lucky! Designs must be drawn by hand completely and incorporate the Salomon Snowboards logo symbol somewhere. Apart from that any colour and/or any style is possible. Don’t forget to state your age and contact details when entering.

There are 3 age catagories (under 10, 10 – 15, 16+), with one winner in each. Salomon Snowboards will have the winning designs airbrushed professionally onto a Salomon snowboard. The runner up in each age group will receive a subscription to Whitelines magazine!

Last Entries will be taken on Dec 10th 2009 and the winners will be announced on Dec 24th 2009 on Salomon.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Takaharu Nakai joins Salomon international team

Takaharu Nakai grew up riding the legendary powder of Hokkaido, Japan and first gained international notice at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. He currently rides the varied terrain of Whistler Blackcomb where he combines technical precision with big lofty airs all over the mountain.

“I decided to join the team after really enthusiastic talks with Rio Tahara, Bonfire and Salomon’s Sports Marketing Manager in Japan. He helped me see a bright future with both the brands. I look forward to riding and hanging out with the international team and the team in Japan. It’s an awesome crew,” said Takaharu.

His departure from Burton and Analog was based on his decision to ride for Salomon Snowboards and Bonfire Outerwear.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Kelly lost against De Souza

That's right by 0.07...If you watch Kelly's first wave, there is no question that is worth more than a 7.0. BUT since Kelly is certainly not going to win the title, I wish Parko could keep the advantage. We will see at Supertubos what Parko and Fanning can do.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New Capita website is live

Well I am sure there are some kids out there who love Capita but they are not my style, the feel of Bmovie give me the same impression for their boards. Anyway the new site is live and I think the home is way to messy, it looks like a bad Myspace home page from a frustrated teenager.
But the slogan sums it up pretty good: "We devour everything" and I would add anything

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Quiksilver heated vest

Here is Quiksilver speech:

"Quiksilver introduces the first ever battery-powered heat vest that can be worn and operated under any wetsuit. Utilizing FAR infra-red heating technology, the Cypher PS+ Heat Vest System delivers hours of heat to vital organs maintaining your core temperature and extending your session! The Cypher PS+ Heat Vest utilizes flexible water proof carbon pads to house the powered heat elements and distribute heat to the body and water within the wetsuit.

These pads are incorporated into a lightweight polypropylene vest which can be worn under any wetsuit and serves as an additional thermal layer. Once the vest is on and under your wetsuit it is easy to press the button to change the heat settings or to turn the vest on and off.

Details: Comes with recharge-able battery that will last 2 hours on “High” Comes with Car Charger and Wall Charger with adaptors for different countries. Can be worn under any wetsuit (thickness or brand) Uses FAR infra-red heat technology – 129 deg on high setting and 116 deg on low setting 7 1/2 oz Polypropylene "

Surfing in San Diego with a 4/3 and booties have never been an issue but I guess if you live in North Cal or on the NE, I bet I wouldn't mind having one of those heated vest.
By heating your core, the warm blood is then reaching the feet and hands. I heard from the first test it is like like a big pee session in your wetsuit:)

The only caution I would have is the remote that is the size of an old generation cell phone. So if you hit your board while wearing it, this could easily break some ribs.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Union Binding new site

In a previous blog I talked about the custion Union binding, so here is the new 09/10 website