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From The Sacklunch Boards
After opening last week, the boards are off and rolling. It appears
that many more people are reading than posting. Currently being
discussed, Korda becomes Analog street, who really
owns [K], and something about EXPN.com cutting it's
Mike Vihon Dies In Crash
Vihon, a sales rep for Bike Magazine, died Sunday February
2, 2003, when the car he was a passenger in collided head on with
a Utah Transit Authority Bus in Little Cottonwood Canyon.
Bike's Derek Dejonge, Powder magazine's Kevin Back,
and Oakley's Steve Richardson were also injured in the
Snow Brings Car Crashes
Spill Closes French Beaches
Biarritz and Anglet where hit with sheets of oil from the Prestige,
a 20.5 million gallon oil taker that split in two and sank off
the coast of Spain on Nov. 19.
Ellis Buys Op Licensee
In a deal valued at US$91 million Perry Ellis International
has agreed to purchase Salant Corp with US$52 million in
cash and US$39 million in stock. Salant owns two brands and is
the licensee of Perry Ellis, Op and JNCO.
The company reported US$250 million in revenue in 2002. This move
comes nearly four years after Salant emerged from Chapter 11,
Fragrance licensee holds off on buy
Curl Adjusts Senior Management Brian Singer and Claw Warbrick, the Austrialian
founders of Rip Curl have moved to non-executive roles
at the company adding fuel to speculation that the company will
be going public soon.
Rags Acquisition Inc. Files Chapter 11
The Long Beach, CA based clothing chain that sells surf,
skate and urban brands to teens and young adults in 114
mall-based stores, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Some analysts see this as evidence of a tough action sports market.
Endemic footwear brands rest easy. This site is more proof that
the Swoosh still doesn't get it. Flashtastic website that'll drive
you crazy and ugly shoes to boot. Should Nike just stick to running
it on the Sackboards.
Signs Jeremy Jones
Yes, it's true. Burton has hooked up at least one SLC Jibmeister.
It seems like a odd fit, but maybe it will work out just fine.
Jeremy is official for sure.
Wins It All in Aspen Shaun White, riding with a red bandana to cover his face
took the super pipe and the slopestyle and a new Jeep to wrap
up his weekend in Colorado.
No one asked for it, no one likes it, yet Mammoth Mountain
continues to tell the world that they have the biggest halfpipe.
Even former Olympic coach Pete DelGuidice even backs this
thing. Oh well, Mammoth always has had a thing about being the
- Talk about it in the Sackboards.
Games Targeting The Market
It's not just snowboarding and skiing, it's commerce and ESPN
is doing all it can to make sure no one gets away without
buying in to PepsiCo's dream of a new tomorrow. Sponsor
it all, let God sort them out.
X Games Story
The "inventor" of the X Games, Ron Semiao
recounts how he came up with the "idea" for the X Games
and how the brand is really taking off. Luckily, this year they
have a reason for poor ratings.
Jason Lee to Open Art Gallery
Seems like all that acting money hasn't been wasted. Jason has
been stocking up on art and now he wants to show it off in a new
gallery that he plans to open in the next year.
It was a Morrow ad, but now it's ended up on a gross-out,
bloopers site called Boners.com. Funny, how truly shocking
images can survive for eternity on the web.
Looks like everyone is getting to move one step forward on the
Quiksilver gameboard. The promotion lists includes Samuels,
Tully, Ziegler, and Bussiere.
Snowskating Take Off
Who would have thought that riding a skate deck in the snow would
turn into all this? Well, Andy Wolf thought so. Here's
a little bit of his story from the Oregon Statesman Journal.
Skateparks Is the Future
They've built some of the most popular public skateparks in the
world, but what is next for Mark Scott, Mike Swim,
Jeff Kimbrough, Tavita Scanlon and Sage Bolyard?
Read this and learn.
Order Bam To Pull Naked Boy
When Charles and Laura Jaramillo saw video of their
son nearly naked in CKY2K holding a sign that said, "This
is what happens when you tell Bam you'll do anything to be in
CKY," they decided to take legal action. They did and now
Bam has to remove the footage from the film.
Going Mobile (Phone)
Thanks to a deal with Moviso, Primedia titles like Snowboarder,
and Surfing magazine content will soon be available on
cellular phones. If anyone finds this useful, please post a comment
in the Sackboards.
Brauch Memorial Skatepark Okay'd Scott's Valley is going to have a new 20,000 square foot
skatepark dedicated to the memory of Tim Brauch. They will
probably get a $25,000 donation from the fund set up by Sessions.
If you've ever wanted a quick course in the state of athletic
shoes worldwide, you really should read this article. It's about
Adidas and how they are competing about Nike.