Monthly Archives: July 2011

Jesse Gouveia: In Your Face!(book) Interview

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Our team rocks. Not only do they snowboard and ski all winter long, they also spend a good deal of time riding in the summer too. That’s dedication holmes. Sometimes it is hard to even track them down because they are so busy, but then we remember the joys of the Digital Age and jump right into a Facebook interview. Jesse Gouveia is one busy dude. Barely out of high school and has a pretty good shred-future ahead of time. He spends his summers down at Mt. Hood as a camp counselor at High Cascade Snowboard Camp. Getting a job down there can be tough, but once you’re in it is a perfect job for an aspiring snowboarder. We caught up with Jesse a couple times while he was waiting out a rain day and in between camp sessions.

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Travel Tips from Real Travelers: Joseph

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One of the best things about working in the ski and snowboard industry is the opportunity for travel. As you move up in the world, work trips to Europe, Asia, and the Southern Hemisphere become all that more attainable. Like any well-season traveler knows, it’s not just about the destination, it’s how you get there. Airline travel these days is all over the place- you have the travelers in pajamas carrying a pillow for a 2 hour flight, herds of screaming kids, and long security lines. The professional traveler isn’t bothered by any this, because they are already prepared. We have some real travelers right here at evo who are going to share with us some tricks and tips they have learned over the years- to travel in style.

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Hyperlite Experience at Seafair

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The Hyperlite Experience is excited to be joining Seafair for the second straight year.  Even more exciting is our partnership with Endless Ride Cable Systems!   This season in the South Turn of the course, ERC will set up their Infinity 2T cable system to pull Hyperlite Team Riders back and forth through the Hyperlite Wake Park on Lake Washington.  Please join Shaun Murray, JD Webb, Jimmy LaRiche, Jacob Valdez and Rusty Malinoski August 5th, 6th & 7th as we bring a new level of wakeboarding to the great Northwest!

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MiiR Presents "Beyond the Bottle" Documentary Premier 7/29 at evo

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Join the MiiR team for a screening of our documentary film ‘Beyond the Bottle‘ and help us raise funds to provide clean water for those who need it most. There will be a $5 suggested donation at the door, and all donations will go to our partner One Day’s Wages. All ages are welcome. Must be 21+ to partake of the adult beverages.

Friday July 29th at evo Seattle

8:30
- Beats by DJ Domestic.
- Art Gallery: Photography by John Keatley
- Beverages provided by Redhook Brewery and House Wine.

9:30
- beyond the bottle documentary screening. a film about MiiR’s beginings and their efforts to help solve the clean water crisis. directed by celebrity photographer and filmmaker John Keatley. music by Balmorhea, The Album Leaf, Moby and more.

Tickets: http://miir.com/beyondthebottle

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Tessa Hulls: evo Timesinfinity August Gallery Installation

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Join us Friday August 5th from 6-9pm to check out some amazing art from Tessa Hulls.

Inspired by the contradictory yearnings for wanderlust and roots, Oh, That Sweet Unrest is a series of paintings conceived while on a solo 5,000 mile bike ride across the United States. Titled after a line from Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows, the series explores the tension between the desire for home and the wild pull of forward momentum.

Artist Tessa Hulls currently works out of the Pacific Northwest but only knows how to feel at home while in motion. Her own sense of rootlessness provides one of the central themes of her highly personal and yet archetypically familiar paintings. Her work explores the ideas of wanderlust and home, exile and migration, escapism and sacrifice, and her paintings describe the intricate worlds to which memory, desire and strength retreat to explore the aching pull of contradictory longings. Tessa draws heavily on folk-imagery from around the world, piecing together paintings that recombine “stolen” elements of color, pattern, myth and allegory to create new fairy tales which are at once alarmingly strange and immediately recognizable. Tessa will be leaving the Northwest in September to work in Antarctica before spending the next year traveling. She plans to wander and paint until she has a more definitive answer to the question of how to live as a nomad with roots.

evo Timesinfinity Gallery

122 NW 36th St

6-9pm

After party @ Woodsky’s 9pm-?

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Teaser Fever: evo's Review of the Latest Snow Teasers

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Boy has the internet changed how we are informed about the latest snowboarding and skiing movies. It used to be, when we were just kids, there was no such thing as a teaser and companies barely had their websites ready to go by November or December. Nowadays, you can buy next years snowboard in June, watch a full length movie at summer camp, and see teasers for dozens of movies well before fall.

If there is one thing about this flow of information though is that it is hard to keep up with the onslaught of new teasers. It seems like everyday companies are releasing new teasers via the web and if you are not on Facebook 24/7 like some of us you might just miss them.That’s why we are here to spread the fever, the Teaser Fever. We have a few of the recent snowboard trailers all in one convenient place, right here, with our thoughtful and insightful opinion of each one.

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Wakeboard on a Budget: Get Cable

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(Orlando Watersports Complex- photo from wakeboardingmag.com)

Wakeboarding is pretty rad and all, but if you don’t own a boat or know anyone with a boat it’s a pretty hard sport to progress in. The three times a year you go isn’t going to be helping your pro wake career any time soon. What if you could wakeboard all day without ever having to step foot on a boat nor pay an arm and a leg for gas? Sounds unbelievable, but it’s true. Here at evo, we are all about staying within your budget. That doesn’t mean we are always the best at it, but today we’re teaching you how to wakeboard on a budget.

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evo Annual Company Retreat 2011 & Photo Contest

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Hey evo family!  This last week we hosted our Annual Off-site Company Retreat! While we wish that you were all there, we were busting the seams of the Skibacs lodge at Crystal Mountian as it was. We do however have a ton of photos from the retreat that we want to share with you in the form of a photo contest. Our employees busted out their iPhones, DSLRs, Sketchpads and even play dough to capture the spirit of the retreat and we would like you to vote for your favorite photos.

There are 4 categories:

Visit each of the 4 Facebook Photo Albums and “LIKE” your favorite photo in each category! The evo employee who shot the winning photo from each category will win a prize as determined by you!!!

So, what else went down?  As you can see in the photo above, there was a costume contest.

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DB Skimboards: New Arrival at evo Seattle

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Now that it is finally starting to feel like summer up here in Seattle, we are pleased to announce that we now carry DB Skimboards at evo Seattle.

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Mervin Mfg's Boxes For Days Coming to High Cascade Snowboard Camp for Session 4!

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Not just a clever name, Mervin’s Boxes For Days is just that. A long line of boxes all connected together. Needless to say, it is pretty entertaining to watch, and even more to participate in. Check out the official statement below, and if you are in the Northwest it is definitely worth a shred-trip to Mt. Hood.

CAMPERS GOING BANANAS…MERVIN MFG’S  BOXES FOR DAYS COMING TO HCSC FOR SESSION 4!

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