Quiksilver Heads East
Mainland China has it's first Quiksilver Boardriders Club. Quik planned 10 stores, but apparently action sports culture just doesn't translate to those who spend 18 hours a day behind a sewing machine.
American Skiing's Debt Juggle
Thanks to a restructuring of its $73 million dollar debt, ASC will be able to continue throwing up shitty condos in beautiful mountain towns without anyone noticing that they're losing money doing it.
The Master of Dad-saster
Duane Peters and Corey Parks are going to be parents. Corey just found out that she is 6 weeks in. That mean's no firebreathing for awhile. It also means that fishnet top is going to look even better.
$7 million Half Acre?
The McKnight Family Trust paid $7 million last month for a half-acre parcel of prime Hanalei real estate. The purchase is probably the highest valued real estate transaction on Hanalei Bay this year. Is this Bob McKnight's Family Trust?
Wahoo's HIres SF Ad Agency
Wahoo's is moving on NorCal, that's probably why Mingo Lee and crew just signed up San Francisco's, The Hive, an agency that has previously worked with Powerbar, Dreyfus, and 1-800-Contacts. No word on what they're spending.
Tim Brauch Skatepark Groundbreaking
After years of struggle and City Council meetings, the Tim Brauch Memorial Skatepark finally broke ground! The 22,000 sq. foot concrete playground is being designed by Wormhoudt, Inc.
Swander Owns What?
Swander Pace Capital is selling it's glove company Totes-Isotoner. But's what more interesting is that the New York Post says Swander Pace also owns: "Mrs. Fields cookies, Reef sandals, Switch snowboard bindings and Skateboard World Industries."
Ollie Makes The Dictionary
Alan Gelfand's trick is immortalized in the latest Oxford English Dictionary. The Ollie changed the world of skateboarding, and Alan's wife Sharon got it in the book.
SIMA Photo Extravaganza
It was a race to see who could throw up the embarassing photos from SIMA's cabo wabo. Looks like Surfer beat out TransWorld this time, but both need to be viewed:
Celebrities just love hanging out with other cool celebrities. It's hard not to feel cool on Tavarua. But Kelly, the good host is supposed to let his guests win.
Yep, it's the newest trend in the suburbs. It's mom's on skateboards. The San Diego Union Tribune drops in on Rose Bernfeld and the International Society of Skateboarding Moms.
What The World Needs Now
Snowboard Magazine is a new cleverly titled magazine backed by some old names: Sullivan, Baker, Draplin, and England. It's reportedly going to be G-rated and feature a lot of product. Which reminds me, I need a hole in my head?
The Rev Neil Elliot, Anglican chaplain at the University of Central England is taking his PhD in snowboarding. Piled higher and deeper? Certainly.
Yes, People Still Boardercross
Nate Holland was named boardercross rider of the yearfor 2004 by Ski Racing Magazine. Exactly.
Previous Bags o' Crapola:
-May 11, 2004
-March 29, 2004
-January 15, 2004
-November 11, 2003