Sunday, October 31, 2010

Chris Sharma Wins The Masters Series I Psicobloc! (video)

With an estimated five-thousand people in attendance, Chris Sharma led a talented group of climbers in a one of a kind Deep Water Soloing competition sponsored by BBK (Banco Bilbao Kutxa). The beautiful city of Bilbao, in northern Spain, was … Continue reading

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Russia plans five new international resorts by 2020

Russia is planning to spend $15 billion developing five new ski resorts in the country?s south eastern Caucasus mountain range, which divide Europe from Asia and include the highest peaks on the European continent. The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced the new resorts would be built under a public-private partnership. He hopes that building the [...]

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Burnside Turns Twenty

Burnside, the original renegade, DIY skatepark turns twenty on Halloween and is hosting what looks to be one hell of a birthday bash. be there.

Burnside turns 20

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How Skydiving Changed My Life

This is one of my favorite columns in Parachutist Magazine and one of those things I make time to read in every issue. Some of these people have incredible stories of how they got into the sport and how being a skydiver has completely changed their lives. Looking back over the year and change that [...]

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Fatal Shark Attack In Santa Barbara County

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D�as de Calle, The DC Spain Video

Global Skateboarding has the 20 minute DC Spain video entitled D�as de Calle.

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Toxic Turdz Teaser


A crew out of Richmond has a new video called Toxic Turdz coming out. Check the trailer.

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Torah Bright ? Practising Double Corks before Olympics

Check this movie out on Addicted to Ride – Torah Bright practising her double corks prior to hel Olympic halfpipe runs. It looks like a really nice pipe & it gives an insight into how much she’s worked on her riding. Go right here

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What You Need to Know about Maui Snuba Tours

For those who want more depth than snorkeling offers, but aren’t quite ready for the scuba diving adventure, snuba is the perfect compromise. This relatively new activity, which is a hybrid between snorkeling and scuba diving, has caught on not just in Maui, but in other areas of the globe as well. In fact, snuba [...]

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A Molokini Snorkel Tour Offers an Unforgettable Underwater Experience

Approximately three miles off the coast of Maui sits an extinct, but no less impressive, volcanic crater known as Molokini. This underwater volcano is now home to a plethora of sea life, as it has been converted to Hawaii’s only Island Marine Sanctuary. Molokini Crater snorkeling offers some of the best underwater viewing around Maui, [...]

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Jake Breed's Autumn Montage


Jake Breed's new autumn montage is quite well made and features a frontside noseslide on a handrail which always makes me happy.

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Shots from South Korea

Korea was always a lucky place for me. I could finish once 17th and once 19th. But so far I took the wrong trains. But some days are left to go! I got some shots for you from South Korea. Some of them are mine, some are by John Carter. We had one day with [...]

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

How Many Dreams in the Dark: To California and Beyond

As Chris Brunkhart’s book tour moves south to California, here is some video from the show with a sneak peak of imagery inside. Next stop, NYC; we just got word of new dates in Japan, too. Click here to order your own copy.

Chris Brunkhart : How many dreams in the dark? ...... by Jesse Fulton from CeremonyJesse on Vimeo.

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Deep Diving: An Introduction

Why Go Deep? Diving manages to collect a massive variety of very different people together into one category: divers. Diving is a sport to some, to others it?s a hobby. I?ve met divers who are in it because it helps them keep fit and I have also met people who dive purely to escape their [...]

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Middle Fork American: Last-minute Extension!

‘Ain’t that just how it always goes–you announce a deadline, you make plans to pack up and move on down the road, and then wha-bam, the situation changes. Not that we’re complaining…………we just got word that the season on the Middle Fork of the American River has been extended by a week!� Our last trips [...]

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Deet Media Montage

Deet Media has a new (to me) montage of gnarly Texas shredding. That screen grab reminds me of Greg Hunt in a mid 90's issue of Slap.

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Video: Rob, Sam and Darren Running the Wall on Tumwater Canyon

Early in July I got some footage of Rob McKibbin, Sam Grafton and Darren Albright running the Wall on Tumwater Canyon at 4900 cfs.� Darren is first, then Sam (notice the feisty hole ride he takes nearly halfway through) and then Rob, of course in his playboat. The funny part about this day is that [...]

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Chicks Rock 2010

Five days in Southern California, delayed flights coming home, early morning for catching up at the office….needless to say I’m a little drained today. But, that won’t stop me from giving a recap of the Chicks Rock boogie! Though I ask you to give me a little compassion on my writing skills as they aren’t [...]

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New Analog Hi Res shorts

Analog Hi Res Board Shorts A new design for the 2010 Hi-Res boardshort, the Anahulu Bridge (Rainbow Bridge) is symbolic in Haleiwa and one of the most famous sites on the North Shore of Oahu (other than the waves of course). The Hi Res Boardshorts feature Analog’s typical close attention to detail and flair for [...]

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Caves Close Across East, Batman Looks for 2 Bedroom Apartment

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Video: Robe Canyon, Stillaguamish (and Robe Race is Sunday!)

In deference to the Robe Canyon Race happening tomorrow (Sunday April 25, 2010), here’s a cool video I found on Professor Paddle showing kayakers running the drops – there are�some really�nice boofs in there. If anyone’s planning on heading out there to watch�it should be fun, the race will probably start around 10:30-ish 1 pm-ish [...]

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Maui Boat Tours Offer a Complete Island Experience

While there are many sights to see in Maui, some of the best adventures take place in the waters surrounding the islands. Maui boat tours help you experience your vacation to the fullest, whether you want to spend you time whale watching, snorkeling or taking in a spectacular Hawaiian sunset. We have tips to help [...]

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Funny Whitewater Kayaking Quotes on the River Chica Blog

OK, they’re not really whitewater kayaking quotes, but they should be.� I checked out Ky Delaney’s blog and she has a great article with quotes from 1800′s miners that apply really well to kayaking.� Check out the whole River Chica blog post for 1800′s miner quotes on ‘paddling the gnar’, ‘being a dirtbag’, and ‘on [...]

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First New Carnivorous Mammal in 24 Years, Better See It Now

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Anzac Monday 2010

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A Life Ascending (trailer)

A Life Ascending chronicles the life of acclaimed ski mountaineer and mountain guide Ruedi Beglinger. Living with his wife and two young daughters on a remote glacier in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, Beglinger has built a reputation as … Continue reading

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See a Whole New Side of Maui with a Maui Snorkeling Cruise

No matter how beautiful the tropical scenery of Maui might be, the view below the water is as breathtaking as the view on dry land. One of the best ways to experience the underwater world of the Hawaiian tropics in on-board a Maui snorkeling cruise. There are many options available for a snorkel cruise in [...]

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Euretarded


My good internet friend Jurgen K went to Europe with some bros and came back with this montage.

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Fatal Shark Attack In Santa Barbara County

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Neckface This Sunday

Make plans to be at the Oh Wow gallery in Los Angeles this Sunday, October 31st for the opening of the new Neckface show, Into Darkness.

Neckface Oh Wow

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Whatever Japan Montage


This whatever montage from Japan is sick. Rad spots rad skating.

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Fish Stories

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The Advantage of Maui Private Charters

Whether you are interested in whale watching, scuba diving or a sunset cruise, Maui has a package just right for you. However, there is something truly special about the ability to customize your vacation plans to your specific party and needs. This is where a Maui private boat charter can enhance your tropical getaway. Private [...]

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Winter Travel Time

Winter is fast approaching here in Chicagoland, and it’s about time to start thinking about a winter trip. Last year, as some of you might recall, Rick and I made a trip down to the Everglades boogie in Clewiston, FL. This is where I encountered lots of skydiving milestones like my first cutaway, my 100th [...]

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Where to backpack NOW in Banff National Park: North Molar Pass, Fish Lakes, Pipestone Pass

We recently hiked up Mosquito Creek, over North Molar Pass, down to Fish Lakes, then up to Pipestone Pass (Trip 80, page 278, in Don’t Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies). It’s a superb backpack trip, and now’s prime time to do it. Something we didn’t mention in the book is an alternate return [...]

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Emperor of Exmoor Slain By Hand of Man

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Where the Wild Bunch Roam

Utah is the home of several famous places once homesteaded by many robbers, rustlers, outlaws and bandits. Some names more common than others, all modern day ‘Robin Hoods’ competing with the rich to help give back to the poor. Starting out with the most famous of them all was Robert LeRoy Packer, or better known [...]

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Safari Liveaboard Scuba Diving Luxury and Pursuit of Adventure?Nautilus Explorer

The Nautilus Explorer is a luxury safari boat specializing in pampering small groups of scuba divers on unique diving adventures up and down the west coast of North America. Destinations include the great white sharks of Guadalupe Island, the giant mantas and dolphins of Socorro Island (Revillagigedo’s) and adventures into Alaska and British Columbia. We [...]

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And then there was one.

Well, it’s happened.� You’ve seen another California rafting season�wear down to brass tacks.� The Middle Fork has joined its bretheren at the river retirement home and now only the brave South Fork of the American soldiers on. We admit it–there’s nothing like a summer rafting trip with blazing temps and sunburned kids running all over [...]

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Enzo Oddo & L?equipe At Smith Rock (video)

Beaver and Arnould took the opportunity to meet up with Enzo and the French climbing crew at Smith Rock in Oregon last week. Just one week earlier and after only 2 days of trying, Enzo sent ?Just do it?, the … Continue reading

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Early Season In The San Juans

10/26/2010. Velocity Basin near Silverton, CO. Early season rock-boarding is a go. There's not even close to enough for the local lifts to open, but hey, we had nothing better to do. Might as well get the legs into gear and search out a wind-drifted area. Beats working.

 

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Matty G busting out a Craig Kelly 161 rescued from a bench. Forget what year it's from; it's got the three hole pattern, but definitely before the angry tree thing graphic.

 

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It wouldn't be SWCO without a dog. I'm pretty sure you get handed one at the DMV when you move here.

 

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Matty G dropping the Grassy Knoll (I think?) with the North-facing runs of Silverton Mountain in the background. If you look closely you can see the billboard.

 

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Logan " 2 Legit" dropping. That's his wrestling name. Seriously. Google it.

 

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Darned hippies and their dogs. Matty G's like a modern day Scott Kennett.

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Video: Whitewater Kayakers Running the Plunge on Icicle Creek

I was over in Leavenworth one evening last week taking a look at the Plunge drop on Icicle Creek with Charles from AquaSports and we happened to run into this guy Nels, who told us he thought Darren Albright was going to be running it soon.� Sure enough, a few minutes later Darren came down [...]

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Where the Wild Bunch Roam

Utah is the home of several famous places once homesteaded by many robbers, rustlers, outlaws and bandits. Some names more common than others, all modern day ‘Robin Hoods’ competing with the rich to help give back to the poor. Starting out with the most famous of them all was Robert LeRoy Packer, or better known [...]

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Legends on the Colorado

The first time I ever laid eyes on a whitewater dory was during a road trip across northern Arizona, when I dropped by the offices of a river outfitter in Flagstaff that runs boating expeditions through the Grand Canyon. It was early March of 2003 and a blizzard had roared out of the north the [...]

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Top Ten Ways To Conserve Your Air

Everybody Is An Expert? There is a rule on every dive boat that is neither written nor spoken, yet every diver abides by it: if you perceive yourself to be a more experienced diver then you must thrust your advice onto the novice diver, whether it is sought or not. Usually this makes for either [...]

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Middle Fork American: Last-minute Extension!

‘Ain’t that just how it always goes–you announce a deadline, you make plans to pack up and move on down the road, and then wha-bam, the situation changes. Not that we’re complaining…………we just got word that the season on the Middle Fork of the American River has been extended by a week!� Our last trips [...]

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VCJ Does Fast Food Death

Legendary Skate artist Vance Court Johnson or VCJ has done three Pieces for Pop Sub's Fast Food Death series. Available as a set 7 inch screen prints.

Fast Food Death

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Akamina Ridge, Akamina-Kishinena Provincial Park

Trip 1, on page 42 of Don’t Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies, the Opinionated Hiking Guide, is Akamina Ridge / Wall and Forum Lakes. It’s a supreme ridgewalk in little-known Akamina-Kishinena Provincial Park. Views from the alpine ridgecrest extend across the adjacent national parks: Waterton Lakes (Alberta, Canada), and Glacier (Montana, USA). We [...]

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Fish Stories

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DQM Montage


The new DQM montage makes me want to go skate the NYC streets.

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Ten Ways To Care For Your Gear

Ten Ways To Care For Your Gear Diving is very equipment intensive which has become a reason to dive in its own right; people like to buy, use and talk about gear. It makes diving fun and fashionable. It provides divers with a means to customise their dive experience. It provides people like me with [...]

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Joby Gorillatorch Switchback: Lantern & Headlamp In One

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Banff Park Radio

Kathy and I were recently interviewed by Allan Buckingham, for his “Alpine Authors” program on Banff Park Radio. You can listen to the podcast on the Authors page of our website: http://www.hikingcamping.com/authors.php

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Sunny Sunday Morning

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2011 K2 Snowboards now available

I’m writing this post in July in the middle of some sweltering heat and it feels plain wrong! But, having said that, when your life revolves around snowboards and snowboarding it’s good to see the newest of the new snowboarding gear regardless. We just saw this week that

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30 May 2010 - Ours

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Video: The Nike D-Pad Session

This is not a video for someone expecting pow-slashin and backcountry booters, but it is pretty cool to see Terje and Blauvelt shredding late-season Folgefonna and a super-booter with young bucks like Stale Sandbech and Matt Ladley. Not to mention appearances by Eero Ettalla, and a fan-man follow cam...

D-Pad Session

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Alter Eco: Really, Really Good Food? & Fair Trade

In honor of Fair Trade Month, prAna brings you another like-minded company, Alter Eco… Why I signed up with Alter Eco I started working with a small company called Alter Eco several months ago because I saw a tremendous opportunity … Continue reading

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Karl, Collin, and Getzlaff Videos

LRG has video from Karl Watson day in Oakland. Toy Machine has a new Collen Provost Brainwash teaser. Broadcast Wheels has two Connor Getzlaff videos.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Made In San Diego: Cool Companies

It’s always nice to get some hometown love…

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Shots from South Korea

Korea was always a lucky place for me. I could finish once 17th and once 19th. But so far I took the wrong trains. But some days are left to go! I got some shots for you from South Korea. Some of them are mine, some are by John Carter. We had one day with [...]

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Scuba Diver Girls dive ?Boomers? La Jolla, California

Scuba Diver Girls head out with SDGs Stephanie and Margo for fun at “Boomers” in La Jolla California. Amazing kelp forest, critters, and lots of fun, with incredible visibility. Copyright information for text and images is provided when available. To the best of our knowledge, no copyrighted material exists on this site without permission or [...]

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John Dickenson Part

Everything about this John Dickenson part just screams Australia. I mean that in a good way.

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Forest Service Announces New Carbon Storage Numbers

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3rd Annual Pine Mountain Pulldown 2010 Review

We here at All Out Events are *still* recovering from an amazing festival and comp weekend, and it’s a week later. We arrived early on Thursday to ready the festival venue and build an enormous, beautiful dyno wall for Saturday … Continue reading

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Get off the Computer, get on the Trail

The constant stream of information we get through mobile and hand-held devices is changing the way we think. This�New York Times article explains how the use of digital technology is altering our brains, and how retreating into nature can reverse the effects: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129384107

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Outdoor Companies We Should Have Thought Of: The State Dirt Company

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Maui Boat Tours Offer a Complete Island Experience

While there are many sights to see in Maui, some of the best adventures take place in the waters surrounding the islands. Maui boat tours help you experience your vacation to the fullest, whether you want to spend you time whale watching, snorkeling or taking in a spectacular Hawaiian sunset. We have tips to help [...]

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Via Ferrata and the GR 20

Thanks for visiting hikingcamping.com. Through the summer, we’ve done our best to blog weekly. But we’ll be unable to do so for the next two months. We’ll be climbing the via ferrata in the Italian Dolomiti, then trekking the�Grande Randonn�e 20 on the French island of Corsica. Many peaks in the Dolomites have fixed cables, [...]

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Our Friend O's Art Show At Subtext

This Saturday night, October 23rd, come on by Subtext Gallery in San Diego to hang with the one and only O, musician, photographer and artist.O

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Queens Birthday Weekend

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Scrambling Mt. Temple

This past week in the Canadian Rockies, enough snow has fallen at high elevations and the daytime temperatures have remained cool enough that scrambling season has clearly ended. Sure, any summit is accessible any time of year, if you’re a black-belt mountaineer. But a patina of snow and/or ice makes a long, steep, rough scramble [...]

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Our Friend O's Art Show At Subtext

This Saturday night, October 23rd, come on by Subtext Gallery in San Diego to hang with the one and only O, musician, photographer and artist.O

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River's Edge from The Harmony


The Harmony has a new 15 minute video called River's Edge.

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New Analog Hi Res shorts

Analog Hi Res Board Shorts A new design for the 2010 Hi-Res boardshort, the Anahulu Bridge (Rainbow Bridge) is symbolic in Haleiwa and one of the most famous sites on the North Shore of Oahu (other than the waves of course). The Hi Res Boardshorts feature Analog’s typical close attention to detail and flair for [...]

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Mama's Boys Throwaway Montage

Here is a throwaway montage from the upcoming video Mama's Boys. Looks like the video will be real good.

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Turning Green...SealLine and JetBoil Get Hip

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DQM Montage


The new DQM montage makes me want to go skate the NYC streets.

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Toxic Turdz Teaser


A crew out of Richmond has a new video called Toxic Turdz coming out. Check the trailer.

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Scuba Diver Girls dive ?Boomers? La Jolla, California

Scuba Diver Girls head out with SDGs Stephanie and Margo for fun at “Boomers” in La Jolla California. Amazing kelp forest, critters, and lots of fun, with incredible visibility. Copyright information for text and images is provided when available. To the best of our knowledge, no copyrighted material exists on this site without permission or [...]

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Decompression Sickness

What is DCS? Decompression Sickness is a term that you, as a diver, will hear mentioned many times throughout your diving career. It is a term used by professionals to describe the two main pressure related sicknesses that commonly afflict divers in an emergency situation: decompression sickness and lung over-expansion injuries. Decompression Sickness Decompression sickness, [...]

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Where the Wild Bunch Roam

Utah is the home of several famous places once homesteaded by many robbers, rustlers, outlaws and bandits. Some names more common than others, all modern day ‘Robin Hoods’ competing with the rich to help give back to the poor. Starting out with the most famous of them all was Robert LeRoy Packer, or better known [...]

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Scuba Diving In September and October

Autumnal Diving For half of the globe September and October are the last hurrahs of summer, fading into autumn. This feeling that the warm days are slipping away (especially in the north of Europe!) can spur even the most lethargic of divers to look to the travel agents for a possible dive spot. The problem [...]

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

One Bodyboarder...One Photographer

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Things You Didn't Know You Needed: Sleeping Bag Chair

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Deeper Comes to Bellingham: A New Take on Big Mountain Riding

Bellingham, WA (October 18, 2010) -- Every now and then, a snowboard movie comes along which changes our perception about what is possible on a snowboard—TB5 and Subject Haakonsen come to mind in this regard. And while the usual subjects make their yearly contributions to progression in all realms of the shred world—one need only look as far as the yearly offerings from Absinthe, Think Thank, Standard and beyond to find new inspirational nuggets year after year—Jeremy Jones’ two year TGR project, Deeper, was high on my list of films to see this fall.

Climbing and riding unexplored zones—an approach first showcased in principal cinematographer Chris Edmands’ 2008 offering, My Own Two Feet—Deeper was the result of two years of total dedication to a new approach from Jones and company. So when it came to Bellingham this past Friday night, to a mountain community with a deep appreciation for backcountry exploration, it also came in carrying big expectations for the several-hundred riders in attendance.

Deeper in Bellingham
At close to 80 minutes in length, Deeper took a decidedly documentarian approach. With so many down days in the storms of Alaska, the riding that was accomplished is admirable. A new level of big line spine shredding, hopping from rib to rib over serious exposure brought the pucker-level to a new high. The fact that they were doing it sixty miles from the middle of nowhere and climbing the lines made it all the more gripping, but also added a perspective on how a mountaineering approach can enhance access to previously unrideable lines—an intimate knowledge of conditions and terrain undoubtedly allowed the riders to step to lines that may not have been approachable via heli drop. The same goes for the sections from Chamonix, Antarctica and beyond—sometimes climbing a serious line is the only way to ride it.

My only caveat may have been the seemingly mellow approach with which Jones and crew approached a new level of gnar—to the uninitiated, it may seem like they were too laid back, but those who have spent time with mountaineers and backcountry guides will realize the calm is only a result of countless days in the mountains and that there is a constant process of calculation taking place behind the relaxed demeanor of Jones, De Le Rue, Rice, Dirksen, Burt, DeBari and their companions. And in an industry used to half hour action dumps, the pace may seem slow to some—this, however, reflects the reality of what it takes to bag just one keeper line given all the variables of exploring unknown mountains by foot. Indeed, Deeper feels like a strong first step in a new direction, and showcases some of the best big mountain riding to ever grace the big screen--all achieved through largely human-powered means--and opens the door to endless possibilities for exploration. Undoubtedly, we are going to see more from Jones and company in the near future.

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Beyond the exotic locales, seeing what was available as close to home as the Tahoe backcountry (see our visit to Tahoe this January) proved that with a little commitment, even previously-blow-out zones offer much to be explored—it just takes a little more dedication, a heap of knowledge earned through multiple seasons of self-ascent, and a symbiotic relationship with the mountains.

Ultimtely, Deeper cracked open the door for serious mountaineering as a legitimate pursuit in the snowboard world—a new approach to an old phenomenon, and an important contribution to snowboard media that will endure for years to come.

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Legends on the Colorado

The first time I ever laid eyes on a whitewater dory was during a road trip across northern Arizona, when I dropped by the offices of a river outfitter in Flagstaff that runs boating expeditions through the Grand Canyon. It was early March of 2003 and a blizzard had roared out of the north the [...]

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Scuba Diver Girls Talk Under the Water?

I had been told for more than a year now by several divers that Scuba Diver Girls need to try out Full Face Masks with Communications technology. I admired the technology from a far, thinking one day we would need to give it a try! It wasn’t until we got involved in the HMCS Yukon [...]

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Russia plans five new international resorts by 2020

Russia is planning to spend $15 billion developing five new ski resorts in the country?s south eastern Caucasus mountain range, which divide Europe from Asia and include the highest peaks on the European continent. The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced the new resorts would be built under a public-private partnership. He hopes that building the [...]

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The New and Exciting

One thing I’ve come to see in my short time in the skydiving world is that skydivers are the ultimate live-in-the-moment creatures. This is something that I love, mostly because it’s taught me how to live in the moment more in the other aspects of my life…which, I think, makes life more enjoyable. But of [...]

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Evo Walks the Line this Friday, October 22: A Benefit for POW

Seattle, WA (October 20, 2010) – This Friday, October 20, Evo in Seattle is holding a snow-themed fashion show to benefit Protect Our Winters. Entitled “Walk the Line”, the event is themed around the styling of the original punk rocker Johnny Cash, but is intended to show off the new trend to involve a bit of fashion in the world of highly functional outerwear—basically the idea that something can be technical without adhering to the tight-fitting and earth-toned backcountry suit stereotype.

With appearances by Gretchen Bleiler and Kelly Clark and emcee’d by Rob Kingwill, it is largely an industry-focused event, but according the official press release, “This event is for everyone, even if you can’t be here for the evening we encourage you to participate. There will be a live Twitter feed during the show featuring commentary and imagery! You are encouraged to Tweet alongside the broadcast and let us know if you like what you’re seeing while your feedback going to be shared with the world…

“Proceeds from the evening will go to Protect Our Winters (POW).  Donations will be accepted at the door as well there will be a silent auction featuring Ski Destination packages from Crystal Mountain, Stevens Pass, Mt Bachelor and Whistler Blackcomb. Each include lift tickets, outerwear kits and select items from participating sponsors. There will be drinks, light appetizers, desserts, beats by DJ Sean Cee and parking/shuttle provided by Seattle MINI.”

So take your physical or virtual self down to Evo this Friday and get your fashion on for a good cause.

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Video: Roadside Attraction on Icicle Creek

I could just as easily call this video “Why I love whitewater kayaking” because it’s a perfect example of everything that’s amazing about it – the beautiful surroundings, the thrill of whitewater and the great people you do it with.� This is me, Rob McKibbin, Dave Moroles and Sam Grafton on Roadside Attraction on Icicle [...]

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20 Questions With Dean Potter: Climb, BASE, Fly

We caught up with Dean while working on his next “top secret” project. Dean is also penning not one but two books. One will focus on slacklining and the other will be an autobiography of sorts. Will it translate into … Continue reading

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Movie Monday

As you’ve likely heard me say before, Mondays are bad for me. They’re the busiest day of the entire week at the office and most of the time I’m trying to catch up with chores at home from being away all weekend. The former still applies, however having kept close to home this weekend I [...]

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See a Whole New Side of Maui with a Maui Snorkeling Cruise

No matter how beautiful the tropical scenery of Maui might be, the view below the water is as breathtaking as the view on dry land. One of the best ways to experience the underwater world of the Hawaiian tropics in on-board a Maui snorkeling cruise. There are many options available for a snorkel cruise in [...]

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fatal Shark Attack In Santa Barbara County

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John Dickenson Part

Everything about this John Dickenson part just screams Australia. I mean that in a good way.

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17 July 2010

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We need some more of this......it's been way too long

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Scuba Diver Girls Harbor Seal Adventure

The girls go diving with their new friend Bjorn with one mission in mind…diving with the harbor seals! The seals in San Diego are so cute and curious, they are like the puppies of the sea! We had a successful mission and we were all smiling by the end of the dive! Copyright information for [...]

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Where to Find Maui?s Best Snorkeling

Finding the best snorkeling on Maui isn’t hard; it’s paring down the choices to a single vacation that becomes challenging. Maui is one of the premiere snorkeling locations in the world, with a wealth of underwater adventure and sights to see. Whether you are looking for snorkeling opportunities right off the beach or further out [...]

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Decompression Sickness

What is DCS? Decompression Sickness is a term that you, as a diver, will hear mentioned many times throughout your diving career. It is a term used by professionals to describe the two main pressure related sicknesses that commonly afflict divers in an emergency situation: decompression sickness and lung over-expansion injuries. Decompression Sickness Decompression sickness, [...]

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Scuba Diver Girls Harbor Seal Adventure

The girls go diving with their new friend Bjorn with one mission in mind…diving with the harbor seals! The seals in San Diego are so cute and curious, they are like the puppies of the sea! We had a successful mission and we were all smiling by the end of the dive! Copyright information for [...]

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Akamina Ridge, Akamina-Kishinena Provincial Park

Trip 1, on page 42 of Don’t Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies, the Opinionated Hiking Guide, is Akamina Ridge / Wall and Forum Lakes. It’s a supreme ridgewalk in little-known Akamina-Kishinena Provincial Park. Views from the alpine ridgecrest extend across the adjacent national parks: Waterton Lakes (Alberta, Canada), and Glacier (Montana, USA). We [...]

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Transition Time

Apparently I’m back on this title alliteration thing…I probably like it less than you. I’ll work on it. Anyhow, life has been busy lately since Work Stinks! There are a lot of things in the works and lots of exciting new changes coming up quick. All things that have kept me busy enough and poor [...]

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30 May 2010 - Ours

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I?d rather be skydiving ? moving edition

I wish I had something skydiving related to share…truly I do. Unfortunately, in the last week �I’ve only been able to get in one skydive (and it was a solo head down / stand practice — still need much more head down work, that’s for sure), what with the move from Cleveland to Chicago and [...]

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Gear 4 A Year

The guys at Shred Or Die are doing Gear 4 A Year again and are really looking for more East Coast submissions, so all you east coasters should get on it. Also they are giving away one of those GoPro mini HD cameras every day for the next two weeks to the most interesting video uploaded each day, so even if you aren't gnarly you can get some goods.

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Torah Bright ? Practising Double Corks before Olympics

Check this movie out on Addicted to Ride – Torah Bright practising her double corks prior to hel Olympic halfpipe runs. It looks like a really nice pipe & it gives an insight into how much she’s worked on her riding. Go right here

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BLVD, $lave, Grove, and Carroll News

BLVD Skateboards is blogging now. The new $lave catalog is online. Grove has some limited edition iphone 4 cases made from old skateboard decks. Chrome Ball Incident has a sick new interview with Mike Carroll.

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Video: Dan Patrinellis? Whitewater Kayaking Pin on Icicle Creek

Dan Patrinellis was wearing a helmet camera when he got pinned on a low-water run of Icicle Creek about a week ago.� Here’s his video – it took a while for him to get the throw bag, and he said the hairy moment came when he pulled his spray skirt and the boat went deeper [...]

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M�nage � Trois With Olson, Berry, and Stecyk

Longtime friends Steve Olson, Susanne Melanie Berry, and CR Stecyk III are opening a show at New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles this Saturday October 23rd called M�nage � Trois. Via: Skate Daily.

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Rocktoberfest 2010 Review

by Alli Rainey About 70 people signed up for Rocktoberfest clinics this year, taught by pros including myself, Kevin Wilkinson, Emily Harrington, Sam Elias, Britney Griffith, Kris Hampton, and more. Clif Bar donated an amazing amount of Clif products, allowing … Continue reading

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Scotty Stevens Interview, Grand Canyon

Scotty Stevens is no newbie to whitewater rafting. With over 200 trips through the Grand Canyon and 28 years of guiding behind him, Stevens has become a modern day rafting icon. He readily shares his humor as well as his opinions with those willing to lend an ear. He's super easy to get along with [...]

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Stimulating the Bikeconomy

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Scuba Diver Girls train on OTS Full Face Masks with Comm

The girls head up to Orange County to board the Ocean Technology Systems boat and head out to Catalina Island for a day of full face mask diving and talking underwater! On the way out, Mike steered us right near a huge pod of dolphins…it was amazing watching the dolphins swim with the boat! John [...]

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Jen Vennon Sends ?The 7pm Show? (5.14a)

Congratulations�to Team prAna’s latest addition Jen Vennon on her latest accomplishment. We are looking forward to great things from the “mild-mannered kindergarten teacher by day” and welcome her to the prAna family. Here is her account of ‘The 7pm Show’ … Continue reading

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Maui Boat Tours Offer a Complete Island Experience

While there are many sights to see in Maui, some of the best adventures take place in the waters surrounding the islands. Maui boat tours help you experience your vacation to the fullest, whether you want to spend you time whale watching, snorkeling or taking in a spectacular Hawaiian sunset. We have tips to help [...]

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A trip to the home country - April 2010

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jen Vennon Sends ?The 7pm Show? (5.14a)

Congratulations�to Team prAna’s latest addition Jen Vennon on her latest accomplishment. We are looking forward to great things from the “mild-mannered kindergarten teacher by day” and welcome her to the prAna family. Here is her account of ‘The 7pm Show’ … Continue reading

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Rocktoberfest 2010 Review

by Alli Rainey About 70 people signed up for Rocktoberfest clinics this year, taught by pros including myself, Kevin Wilkinson, Emily Harrington, Sam Elias, Britney Griffith, Kris Hampton, and more. Clif Bar donated an amazing amount of Clif products, allowing … Continue reading

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