Monthly Archives: August 2011
Extreme version of Planet Earth…Shark Week on snow…3D in 2D…a lot has been said about The Art of Flight, some of which we just made up, but other things really have been. If you haven’t checked out the teaser for this movie yet…well then..you really need to. It’s been two years since Brainfarm’s last production “That’s It, That’s All”, and apparently it wasn’t it and it wasn’t all because they have really stepped up the bar this year with insane camera work, top notch production…oh ya, and some of the most progressive snowboarding ever captured on film.
Saturday September 10, 2011
McCaw Hall, Seattle, WA
This show will sell out for sure! So be sure to pre-buy your tickets.
Do yourself a favor and watch this trailer in HD and in Full Screen
Just because it hasn’t started snowing yet, that is no excuse for not being prepared for the season. Get prepared with a new GNU or Lib Tech snowboard, we just got a whole bunch in and they won’t last long! Whether you are looking for a powder board, pickle board, banana board, or a just snow board, Lib and GNU have you covered.
Ride like Travis Rice, or just look like him. We can help you out both ways.
Quiksilver is one of the longest running brands in action sports, but that doesn’t mean they are about to take a back seat and let things get stale. For decades Quiksilver’s apparel evokes feelings of laid-back beach culture that we all can enjoy, envy, or relate to. We had a chance to check out the Quiksilver Women’s line, with the help of a real-life model, and see just what Quiksilver has been up to.
If a brand’s coolness could be rated on a Richter scale, then Obey Clothing would rock you with an 8.7 magnitude of coolness. Why’s that? While most clothing companies start by making product then trying to tie in art after the fact, Obey started the exact opposite way. Beginning as a street art/graffiti project by Shepard Fairy, the Obey brand slowly gained awareness even before it was an actual brand or had things to sell. Clothing, bags, and everything else was a result of the original art influence. We got a chance to check out Obey at Agenda and their ever-expanding clothing and accessory lines. We apologize in advance for the poor quality of photos! The worst photos always look the best in your camera screen for some reason, and vice-verse.
If you haven’t noticed by now, most of our feature tag lines work best when sung as a jingle. “Travel tips, from real travel-ers” is no exception. We just watched the King’s Speech the other day and learned that when you sing something you won’t make yourself stutter. Luckily you can’t stutter while typing or while reading in your head, so that doesn’t really apply to this blog post.
When we interviewed Micaela for this travel feature she could have been singing to herself while typing, because her words about travel certainly ring true. Although she is fairly young, she has done a bit of traveling and really earned her wings lately. Check out her advice about re-packing and having a good traveling companion below.
You may recognize Arbor from their history in bamboo snowboards and bamboo skateboards, but did you know you can make clothes out of bamboo too?! These guys do, and they make a large portion of their mens and womens apparel line out of it. If you have never felt a fabric made from bamboo thread then you are really missing out- it is one of the softest and most naturally-breathable fabrics around. All of that is in addition to being super eco-friendly and renewable.
Back to School Sale // Seattle, WA // Now through Sunday Aug 28th
It feels like it’s finally summer in Seattle, but it’s also getting close to the school year again. Stock up on new duds, kicks, and satchels and save 10-50% with evo’s Back to School Sale.
Mon-Sat 11am-8pm. Sun 11am-7pm
If that wasn’t enough…
Scratch and Dent Sale // Auburn, WA // Saturday Aug 27- Sunday Aug 28
Our First Annual “Scratch and Dent” Sale going on at our warehouse in Auburn. Get “Stupid Deals” on snowboards, skis, wake, clothes and more that only have cosmetic defects. Perfect time to get new gear for an insanely low price. Be sure to get there early to get the best selection and best deal.
Here is what we mean by Stupid Deals:
Skis, snowboards, ski boots and bindings: $100
Techwear, wakeboards and boots: $90
Snowboard boots and bindings: $65
Footwear, streetwear bottoms, winter accessories, skate completes and wake accessories: $25
A lot of new brands these days try to do the same thing that has been done many times before. Makia clothing is not one of those brands. Started in Finland by Joni Malmi and his clothing designer friend, they were looking for more clean and sophisticated clothing that them and their friends could wear. Going by the motto “Old But Still Gold”, Makia recruited a field of skate and snowboard veteran pros such as Peter Line, John Cardiel, and Jeff Brushie.
RVCA (pronounced roo-ka) is one of those special brands. It is not often that there is a brand that your younger brother, your mom, your surfer buddies, your artist peers, the snowboard dudes, the MMA guys and you would all be into. Founded back in 2001, RVCA became an instant classic with clean and progressive styles. The influence over RVCA’s spring and summer line goes back to a simpler time…before twitter, before Facebook, even before the internet…that’s right we’re talking about the 80’s. Movies like Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club not only influenced a lighter color pallet but also some thoughtful nostalgia. Along with their 80’s inspiration, RVCA is also making a big push with their Artist Network Program. You will see a lot of artist collaborations and signature product coming soon.