Monthly Archives: February 2011

KC Deane Getting Busy in Whistler

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evo Team rider KC Deane has been busy this winter! He’s been up in Whistler for the last 10 days filming with Salomon Freeski TV and Voleurz. He’s been getting some good stuff riding with Cody Townsend and Elyse Saugstad and having a ton of fun.

Check out the article in Freeskier and this other article in Skiing Mag. How many articles have you had this year? KC: racking ‘em up.

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Ride Shakedown Returns to the Summit at Snoqualmie March 18-19

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The RIDE SHAKEDOWN is one of the biggest events in snowboarding and it is returning to the Summit at Snoqualmie for another year.


March 18-19

Summit at Snoqualmie, WA

$35,000 cash prize, 35 invited pros

Unique slopestyle jump-to-rail format

http://snoqualmie.shakedown.ca/

Wondering about the best way to get to the Ride Shakedown? How about by Greyhound Bus? For only $55 you can get a cush ride up to the contest, back down, and a lift ticket. (for season pass holders- $35 for a ride there and back)

Shuttle and Lift Ticket to Ride Shakedown

EVENT SCHEDULE (free admission)

Friday, March 18th, 2011

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  - Registration amateur qualifications / Rail Jam

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. –  Amateur qualification

3:30 p.m.  - Qualifying riders announced

4 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Rail Jam qualifications

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Course maintenance

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Rail Jam

8:45 p.m. - Awards Ceremony

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. –  RIDE Shakedown semi-finals

1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Snowboarder Mag autograph session with pro riders

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. – RIDE Shakedown finals

5:30 p.m. - Awards Ceremony

10 p.m. – RIDE Shakedown After party presented by Arnette at Snoqualmie   Casino www.snocasino.com (21 years +)

ride shakedown 2011 afterparty


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Peoples Republic of Clothing: Now at evo Seattle!

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Usually when you think of PRC you think of China. Well not this time. Just in at evo Seattle is new Peoples Republic of Clothing.  PRC brings clean, bold, meaningful, and positive styles without any extra frill. This stuff looks hot, so you’d better come in quick and pick it up. Did we mention this is a local company?

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The Art of Flight Teaser

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Just when you thought the producers of “That’s It, That’s All” couldn’t top themselves comes a new breed of snowboarding entertainment. “The Art of FLIGHT” follows Travis Rice, John Jackson, Mark Landvik, Scotty Lago, Jake Blauvelt, Nicolas Muller, Gigi Ruf, DCP and Pat Moore as they dream up new global adventures and progress the sport to unimaginable levels. Brain Farm has gathered an arsenal of the most advanced and progressive filmmaking technology to bring the masses a snowboarding adventure of epic proportions. Filmed on location in Jackson Hole, Alaska, Chile, Aspen, Patagonia, British Columbia and more, FLIGHT brings the viewer along for the perfect blend of adventure/travel drama and high-energy snowboarding action. “The Art of FLIGHT” releases September 2011. www.theartofflightmovie.com

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evo Remembers CR Johnson on an Epic NW Pow Day

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CR johnson day- evo homage

Today is the 24th of Feburary.  Storms have finally backed up against the Cascades and the forecast calls for more on the way- “Vibes are right”.  We rolled up to Stevens Pass with a few fellow evo co-workers to catch a deep day and most importantly pay our respects to the passing of CR Johnson one year ago today.  Formal events are being held at Squaw and Alta to honor CR and his passion for life. Skiers from all over the world are dedicating their turns today to the life of CR.   This is our celebration.

CR- Thank you for inspiring all of us on this roller coaster of life.  You will always shine bright as an example of what positive thinking and will power can accomplish. From all of at evo, we miss you.

You can make donations in CR’s name to the High5 Foundtion and CRJ Memorial Fund aimed to help provide funding for alternative modalities of healing for individuals suffering from traumatic brain injury so they can “love the life they live”.

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What’s Your Stance?

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what's your stance

 

WHAT’S YOUR STANCE?

Stance is one of the most debated subjects in snowboarding and has been for a long time. Some say skinny makes more sense, while others will tell you wide’s the way to go — everybody seems to have their own “stance” on the matter. We, here at evo, are going to break down and explain some of the questions you might have or might be too embarrassed to ask your local shop tech.

Angles

Wide or skinny is only part of the equation. What about your binding angles? Do you like duck-footed, racing stance, or something in between? Well, it seems everyone has an opinion about that too. We’ll highlight some of the more common stance options and explain why you might want to stand like that.

(Infographics based on a goofy-footed, or right-foot-forward stance)

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evo First Friday Art Gallery March 4: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in the Ixil

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A 7-person citizen journalism team, facilitated by SalaamGarage and Agros International, two Seattle-based non-profits will show 30 photos depicting the lives of indigenous Mayan people in Guatemala throughout March at evo store in Fremont.

Opening reception will be on Friday March 4th 2011, at evo’s Times Infinity Gallery in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood (122 NW 36th St, Seattle WA), as part of Fremont’s First Friday Art Walk. Admission is free. Refreshments are donated by local businesses.

The journalist team of 5 Seattle-ites, 1 New Yorker and 1 from California, visited the war-torn Ixil area of Guatemala in 2010 and interviewed two dozen families in three villages. The team aims to provides an opportunity for Seattleites to better understand and appreciate the lives and the resiliency of the Mayan people.

At 8pm, there will be a short talk by Amanda Koster of SalaamGarage, Sean Diamond of Agros, and a question-and-answer session with the journalists. The journalists will also present their recently published book: “Guatemala + Agros, Stories from Seven Citizen Journalists”.

The book is available for purchase, at the reception and online through Blurb (A SalaamGarage partner) at .

Proceeds from book and photo sales will benefit Agros.

About SalaamGarage
SalaamGarage is a digital storytelling, citizen journalism organization that partners with International Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and local non-profits. Participants (amateur and professional photographers, writers, videographers, etc.) connect with international NGOs, create and share independent media projects that raise awareness and cause positive change in their online and offline social communities.

About Agros International
Agros International is a Seattle-based, non-profit organization that works with poor, landless farmers in Central America and Mexico. Through a unique, holistic development model, Agros extends loans to purchase farmland and then partners and trains farmers for 7-10 years in applying sustainable agricultural practices, all with the goal of enabling these families to create, develop, and eventually own a sustainable village. Agros has started 40 village projects across five countries.

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K2 Kung Fujas Skis: Video Review

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K2 Kung Fujas Skis

Check out Darren’s review of the K2 Kung Fujas Skis. If you are looking for one ski to rule them all, then this might be the ski for you. Watch the video, then check out the page on evo.com to learn if you can handle these.

If you dug that video, then check out all the other product review videos we have on our evo YouTube Page.

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Stevens Pass Disco Inferno Dance Party Rail Jam!

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Did you ever imagine that an inferno, rail jam, and dance party could merge into one totally awesome on-mountain party? Well this weekend at Stevens Pass you can witness this Ménage à trois of fun things.

TV may have killed the radio-star, but disco is far from dead up here at Stevens Pass. Come on out this

Saturday, February 26th 2011

Registration will take place at the top of the Terrain Park beginning @ 5:00 PM

The jam format event will run from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Prizes for best trick in men’s, women’s and grom’s divisions.

Prize for the BEST DISCO-THEMED COSTUME as well as more shwag than we know what to do with!

Throw on your best 70′s get-up and come get down on our surprise new feature…!

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Greasebus Thursdays to the Summit at Snoqualmie

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Do you smell that delicious fried-food smell? Well hopefully that is the Greasebus you’re smelling. Thanks to Redhook Beer and the Greasebus, Thursday’s won’t just be the day before Friday any longer.

This skiing season Redhook is encouraging riders to shred it up on the weeknights! Twenty snow sport lovers will resign their Weekend Warrior status to join Redhook for an eco-friendly ride to the mountain for night skiing. A fryer-oil powered bus known as the “Greasebus” will be departing from LDT in Fremont and heading to Snoqualmie Summit Central for four Thursdays starting Feb 10th. Riders can enjoy Redhook onboard and at Wh……iskey Pete’s on the mountain as well as at LTD for the post ride party. LTD is hosting Greasebus riders each night with Redhook specials, give-aways from evo and Redhook, as well as lift passes for the following Thursday. During the last Thursday post party, Redhook will be giving away a snowboard!

Dates: Feb 17th, 24th & March 10th
Pick-up/Drop-off: at LTD in Fremont
Bus Boarding outbound: LTD’s parking lot at 4:00pm, departing at 4:15pm sharp.
Bus Boarding Inbound: Summit’s parking lot 8:45pm, departing at 9:00pm sharp.

To sign up RSVP as “attending” on Redhook’s Greasebus Thursdays event page on Facebook. Or sign up at LTD. Spots will be filled on a first come first served basis.

To ride the bus it’s just a $1.00 donation; benefiting a local non-profit.
Lift tickets are at the rider’s expense.
Riders must be 21+ to ride the Greasebus. Please bring ID.

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