Snowboarding

Sacklunch & Boardistan

by The Editors on August 15, 2010

Bstan2010We thought it was pretty obvious, but apparently there are those who still haven’t figured it out. If Sacklunch.com was something you enjoyed reading in the past and you’d like to see what the editors are doing now, just click this link to visit Boardistan.com. Same stuff, different URL.

The content breakdown goes something like this: content from July 1999 until December 2006 can be found here in the Sacklunch 1.0 Archives. From November 2006 until February 2007 it is on the Sacklunch site here, and for the rest (July 2008 forward) please visit Boardistan.com. Someday we’re going to put it all together in one place, under one name. Maybe.

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Trucker On Piste For Life

by The Editors on February 25, 2007

After getting lost riding pow at Cypress Mountain and standing out in the cold until 9:30 PM near Strachan Creek (where several others have died) 43-year-old snowboarder Elek Krizsai has happy to get rescued alive. Not surprising the truck driver from East Vancouver has a pretty strong opinion regarding riding out of bound:

“I’ve done it and it’s not worth it,” Krizsai said “In one minute, you’re living your worst nightmare.

[Link: Canada.com]

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Baller Lies About Snowboarding

by The Editors on February 24, 2007

Vladimir RadmanovicLakers forward Vladimir Radmanovic said Friday he made up a story about slipping on a patch of ice to cover up the that he was snowboarding for the first time. And that, apparently, was in violation of his basketball contract.

“First of all I’d like to apologize to my teammates, coaches, Lakers management and Lakers fans for initially lying about the circumstances of the injury to my shoulder last weekend. I’d like to, however, come forward and set the record straight at this time. The truth is that I hurt myself in a fall while snowboarding.

Vladi knows the truth: you can’t let a contract stop the stoke.

[Link: InsideHoops]

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Snowboarder Dies On Neighborhood Kicker

by The Editors on February 24, 2007

Kyle Lamb, a 13-year-old snowboarder from Ontario, Canada died after landing on his head and neck after hitting a 1.3-metre high jump in a field near his house:

They said the jump was at the base of a 50-metre hill with a 30-degree slope. He landed some two metres from the ramp and was unconscious, with no vital signs, when paramedics arrived at the scene. He was later declared dead in hospital.

Kyle was not wearing a helmet.
[Link: Canada.com]

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Billabong’s 13.8 Percent Profit Bounce

by The Editors on February 22, 2007

0,,5398523,00American sales were up 33.5% in Billabong’s financial half of the year ending December 31, 2006 with a net profit of AUS$90.5 million.

The group said that the first half result is an improvement of the prior corresponding result of $79.5 million, as the group recorded sales revenue of $610.7 million, which was up 26.1% from $484.3 million. . . . Looking forward, Mr O’Neill said that, in the absence of any unforeseen circumstances, the continued global momentum and strong demand is expected to deliver the full year earnings per share growth target of 15%.

And the stock went up 45 cents to AUS$17.85. And the Courier Mail was all upbeat. But that was yesterday. Today according to The Australian the stock tumbled almost four percent. Weird, huh?
[Link: e goli, The Courier Mail, and The Australian]

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Volcom Up But Cautious

by The Editors on February 22, 2007

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to sit in on the Volcom call today at 1:30 PM PST, however, those intrepid reporters at the Orange County Business Journal were nice enough to line it all out for us. And it went something like this:

For the fourth quarter, sales rose 37% from a year earlier to $56.6 million. Analysts had expected about $55 million. . . Net income came in at $7.6 million. Analysts on average expected $7.3 million.

They did add that results for the current quarter could fall short of expections, and that some European expansion could cut into first quarter profits. . . we blame the weather.
[Link: Orange County Business Journal]

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Volcom Financial Call Live On The Internet

by The Editors on February 22, 2007

We always think this Wall Street stuff is done in some distant corner of a dark room. Truth is it’s all out in the open and you can listen in if you’d like. If you’re bored this afternoon, why not jump in on the Volcom 2006 year-end summary conference call. It’s open to everyone and it’s going down today at 1:30 PM PST. Click the jump for all the details.

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The Story of Silverton Mountain

by The Editors on February 22, 2007

Jenbrill-1In his new novel Against the Day, Thomas Pynchon describes Silverton, Colorado the way it was during its mining heyday in the 1880s:

Just a little grid of streets set in a green flat below the mountain peaks, but for wickedness it was one of the great metropolises of the fallen earth. . . Jittering Jesus.

That little grid has changed very little in the last 130 years, but there is new reason to visit: Silverton Moutain. We’ve mentioned it several times before, but in an age when huge multinational corporations buy and trade resorts like collectable cars, it’s comforting to know that a good ol’ do it yerself resort is still possible. That’s why we never tire of hearing the story of how Aaron and Jenny Brill did it. The Denver Post’s Jason Blevins explains.
[Link: Denver Post]

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Danny Kass: The Hometown Profile

by The Editors on February 22, 2007

4This month professional snowboarder Danny Kass made the trip home to Vernon, New Jersey and the local paper (The Advertiser-News) was all over it. We love hometown coverage because they always uncover the good stuff. Turns out at one point in Danny’s career he felt that the endemic media portrayed him as a bit of a dick:

“It got ugly,” he admits now, saying the perception was never true. Rather, he said, the snowboarding press turned on him because he preferred being on the slopes and messing around with young riders and brushed the media off.

That’s certainly not true anymore.
[Link: Advertiser-News]

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Fuel TV Hires An Online Guy

by The Editors on February 21, 2007

We’ve said it repeatedly, but one of the few walls standing between Fuel TV and a much, much larger audience is that linear TV is dead and they don’t have enough going on the web. It appears that this may change now that Lee Pearson has joined the Fuel team as Director of New Media.

Reporting to Olivares, Pearson is responsible for strategy and operations of non-linear network initiatives including Internet, mobile and other digital platforms. Pearson will continue to build relationships with all technical, content and development vendors in association with FUEL TV’s existing new media businesses, while exploring strategic partnerships to enhance FUEL TV’s position in the marketplace.

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