Monthly Archives: December 2012
FIRST FRIDAY’S ARE BACK AT evo with AN ELEVATED STATE by SCOTT RINCKENBERGER
Seattle, WA: We are putting the final touches on the new store and to celebrate, we have invited Scott Rinckenberger to install his latest photographs in our new art gallery. An Elevated State features 12 months of backcountry skiing in Washington . This series was shot in our very own Cascade Mountains and includes a series of spectacular large format panoramic landscapes.
What: An Elevated State by Scott Rinckenberber
When: All January Long
When: Friday | January 4, 2013 | 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: The new evo Seattle
EDUCATION IS ESSENTIAL in the BACKCOUNTRY
By Jordan Sunshine: You want to start venturing outside the ski area boundary in search of fresh snow and spiritual bliss. Whether it be lift-accessed “sidecountry” or hike-for-your-turns backcountry, making good choices and being prepared are mandatory. evo sits down with Scott Schell, the Program Director at the Friends of the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center, to talk safety for our series on Backcountry safety.
evo NOMINATED for 5 SKIING BUSINESS AWARDS!
December 20, 2012: Hot off the heels of winning Best Ski & Snowboard Shop in Western Washington, evo has been nominated for 5 Skiing Business Awards! We want to thank all of our customers, vendors, reps, friends, team and family who helped make evo what it is today and help push us to continually evolve and take action sports to the next level as a whole.
December 27, 2012: Mike Grasso at Transworld may have said it best, “Drake was snowboarding.” Over the weekend we learned one of our crew members, Drake Edwards, passed away in a car accident near Mt. Hood on Oregon.
We wanted to share with you a little bit about Drake’s passion and spirit. Drake has been with evo shredding it in our snowboard department for the past few months while attending school at SPU. He brightened up everyone’s day – customers and fellow evo crew – with his positive vibes and infectious smile. We miss him.
evo x BURTON x ELECTRIC COFFIN SOUTH WALL PROJECT
By: Jon Kiser December 26, 2012, Seattle, WA: The South Wall Project, modeled after our former West Wall project where we have teamed up with companies and artist’s from the likes of Spacecraft, Patagonia, Spy and so on, comes the South Wall Project at evo. The ability to utilize this “canvas” brings unique and exciting life to a potentially lifeless wall on the South side of our new store.
The background on this project starts with the story above, emulating styles of the PNW with the Barracuda board graphics, it was only appropriate to encourage Burton to commission the first project with this design.
The tricky part was taking the design from the board, which is only a few square feet in size, to a massive wall covered in windows and other obstacles while enhancing the building but still truly honoring the original design. Electric Coffin was chosen because they are not only a local crew that is very familiar with this type of work but because they are masters at what they do. You can see it in their work there are examples all over Seattle and even inside our store in the kiosk area.
Background of Design
When Burton decided to make the graphic for the Burton Barracuda they wanted it to be something that truly embodied the essence of the board. Since this board was designed in the spirit of the great Northwest, a place where the mountains and sea coincide with one another, it had to have a graphic that truly represented it.
Flash forward to today; we have the finished product donning the majestic orca “killer” whale, protector of humans at sea. As native folklore goes, the whales have vowed to respect and protect humans when they are on the ocean. Much like the oceans, the mountains create powerful natural divisions, like a time portal into undiscovered worlds, using a
Some other fun with Burton & evo
Speaking of Burton, evo just signed Burton Global team rider Kimmy Fasani to the evo team! If you don’t know about Kimmy then you should check her out, as one of the few girls on the Burton team she rips like nobody’s business. She can definitely do double back flips and rumor has it she can make some real tasty cookies… just sayin.
One last shout outs to Burton, Electric Coffin and of course Hilhamas – William Wasden Jr.(original artist) for making all this possible. Head over to the evo store and check it out! I would recommend during the daylight.
5 SKATE INSTAGRAMERS THAT @evo THINKS ARE RAD
December 24, 2012: T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The Converse were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that Mike Mo soon would be there. Chris Roberts & Rick McCrank were nestled all snug in their beds, While instagrams of Kenny Anderson skating in their heads. Check them out!
NOW YOU CAN GET GNARLY CLOTHING at evo!
By Sara Bloom, Seattle, WA: Some companies work hard, some companies play hard—GNARLY CLOTHING definitely falls into the latter category; they never want to take themselves too seriously. This mantra certainly thrives in the skateboarding and snowboarding world and has brought Gnarly a fair amount of recognition and success.
SNOW DAY SEATTLE: TO BENEFIT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF KING COUNTY
Seattle, WA: Join evo on Saturday January 12, 2013 in Seattle to be part of the world’s largest snowball fight! Our friends over at Snow Day are trucking down 162,000 lbs of snow to the Seattle Center to attempt to set a new Guinness Book of World Record for the largest snowball fight right here in Seattle! So, if you want to have a lot of fun, possibly set a new world record, play in the snow and/or get back at your roommate for not doing his dishes again, this is your chance. Plus it is all for a great cause, to help support the Boys & Girls Club of King County!
-Need gloves, hats and warm clothes? Make sure you get suited up before the big event. On Thursday December 20, from 11 am to 9 pm, if you come in to evo Seattle and show us your ticket confirmation, we will give you 10% off your purchase* & donate 5% to the Boys & Girls of King County.
evo’s TOP WAKEBOARD INSTAGRAMS YOU WILL LOVE
December 15, 2012: We know it’s December and the pow has arrived, but if you want to escape the cold via your phone, then we suggest you check out these 5 Wakeboard Instagrams! If that is not enough…we are fully stocked up on new 2013 wakeboards, boots and bindings…they may not fit in a stocking, but it’s never too early to start thinking about dock days and summer on the lake.
Be sure to follow @evo on Instagram too!
HOW TO DO A NOSE BUTTER 360 WITH COLLIN COLLINS
By Danny Dubois, Stevens Pass, WA: evo hung out with evo team rider Collin Collins at Stevens Pass to film the first, of hopefully many, trick tips. Collin Collins, although more backcountry focused, can still nail down sweet park tricks. For today’s trick tip, Collin shows us how to pull off a “Nose Butter 360.” Check out the video below.