Update: August 11, 1999
Retailer Show Hit by Tornado
Salt Lake City gets hit by freak tornado just when the Outdoor Retailer
Trade Show is setting up shop. One person dies as an entire exhibit
Pavilion is destroyed.
Mac Meets the President
Why are vert skaters meeting with Bill Clinton? The bigger
question: did Andy Macdonald wear his knee pads on his recent
visit to the White House. We want to know!
Dakides Writes Poetry
Sure, aside from kicking ass on the snowboard big air circuit and
raging on her motocross bike, she occasionally puts pen to paper.
Board Gaining Ground
Thougth those mountain skateboards were lame? Well, in Denver kids
are getting way into them.
Wins $20,000 in Newquay Surf 99
The world's richest women's surf tournament was on hold Sunday,
but Monday was a whole different story for Layne Beachley
as she edged out Serena Brooke.
They don't have much data in their ratings system, but Deja.com
still has a list of boards that users can rate. To bad someone messed
them all up.
Rip Curl Heli Challenge is Over
David Pujol of Spain, and Canada's Karleen Jeffery
take first place in the rip roarin' heli blow out in Wanaka, New
Files S-4 With the SEC
When K2 bought Ride, Inc. they had to file some serious
paperwork. If you're into it, here are 80 pages of inside scoop
from the deal including notes on Ride's attempts to sell themselves
to other companies.
Night with the Silver Surfer
Some have called him a punk, others think he's a good surfer on
the verge of becoming great. Either way, Jay Larson gets
interviewed. Questions by Benji Weatherly.
Launches a Snowboard Video Game
THQ Inc. hooks up with Radical Entertainment to creat
"the ultimate snowboarding experience" for Sony Playstaion
and MTV jumps on for a free ride (as usual).
``Travis is one of those guys who lives on the edge,'' Mariucci
said. ``Whether it's football or snowboarding or parachuting
or whatever.''--49ers Coach Steve Mariucci on special
teams placer Travis Jervy in the San Jose Mercury News.
Day in the Life of Salba
Take a dip in the old school pool with Screaming Lord Salba a.k.a.
Steve Alba for a pool riding manifesto by Ozzie from
The intro to this interview is difficult to read and includes strange
musings on Kate Moss, but the rest is there, even a discussion
of the Y2K bug all from the pages of Strength Magazine.
"[Jaws] was a very heavy negative [even though] more people
die surfing than by sharks. More people die playing tennis.
More people die from bee stings for sure. But what I have just cited
is not as spectacular or visceral or frightening." Al Giddings,on
Discovery Channel's Shark Week in the LA Times.
Beach Economy Look Up
Thanks to surfing HB city coffers are filling up and local business
people are very happy.
Salter Buys Limited
Sports International Exec. Quits
Weekly Gets On Dr. Laura
Pilot Readers respond to Dr. Laura story.
Sells Out Huge
Bags o' Crapola (they work now!):
thanks: to Jim Romenesko's MediaGossip.com.