Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Stephen Timms Minipipe 2008 from Stephen Timms on Vimeo.
That's correct. After I told him how great this site was, he went and downloaded some older footy on this page. The quality is way better then Youtube, and it's easy to use. It also embeds super easy into blogger.
So check out Stephen in his backyard as he trains. look for his new section to be dropping shortly.
It's been a slow week at work with not much new coming in, so I have found some more shots to put up of the 686 New Balance collab gear. This is the Times jacket in 2 great colorways. It's 20,000 waterproof, and 15,000 breathable with fully taped 3 ply seams. It is a super techy jacket that isn't too heavy. I love this entire line-up, and you will see all of these in store this fall.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
After much prodding the 686 summer gear is making it's way onto the blog. And what better way to start than with this sweet 686 killers replica t. This is a slim fit made with that buttery cotton that feels so nice. This is a limited run so get your hands on these while you can. Matt is also sporting some sweet frogskins. Alpine has a great selection of these in stock today.
Kathleen is wearing Burton's Divided hoody. It is out of the summer line and is super cute. Perfect for the cool spring days ahead.
To accessorize she grabbed a pair of Oakley Gas Cans in White. White seems to be the hot color for shades this summer. These retail at only $100. The hoody retails at 57$. All sizes available.
Stop in and check out all the great new flavors sizes. New to us in an XS size. The kelly green rubber is sick!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Here are the first catalogue pics I have of next seasons most anticipated new release. The boot is based upon the original mt580 sneaker. The 686 design team created this fully functional focus boa boot with a sneaker like fit. I feel this will be a strong offering on the boot wall for next season. This will be a limited release, and we will be one of the few retailers offering this boot.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
After finding a seat and watching kids huck themselves off everything and anything, a skater broke his board in front of us. He then began to spout the usual profanities, so everyone would look at him. It's a common occurrence, and one I have seen multiple times. But it was Bradley's first look at the temper tantrums that occur. He just looked at me and with wonder said, "What's he going to do now?" He had a general concern for over-acting skater. He wasn't fazed by the profanities like I thought he would be. I told him that he would either go buy another board (Yeah right), or borrow someone else's and do the same thing.
When the comp began, I told him he could help me judge, but he didn't want to do it. He was afraid of messing up and giving the wrong kid the prize. I told him there is no perfect way to judge a comp, and just tell me who he thought did the best. So he watched the craziness and felt sorry for the kids that fell.Watching a skate comp through a kids eyes is pretty cool. I ask all of you, if you have the chance, to do it. Some people forget about the fun and the craziness and take it all for granted. Don't worry about the bad words and the smoking and all the other stuff, kids don't even pay attention to that. They just want to make sure everyone is OK.
Another page has been taken from the Arbor Catalogue. Next seasons Wasteland is absolutely SICK! Followed by the A-frame then the Super Beefy Abacus. Click on the image to get a close up look and read the write ups.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Index Ink Welcomes Patrick Melcher to the Family
"Uniting Creative Minds!"
LAGUNA HILLS, CA - March 24, 2009 - The Index Ink brand has many personalities with no intentions of exhibiting the norm through their eclectic channels of influence. Index Ink proudly welcomes Patrick Melcher to the Family. Patrick fits the part, exemplifying his undeniable creative style of skate, which reflects who he is, not only as skateboarder, but as an artist.
"Working with Index is rad, it's refreshing to not feel held back by a thoroughfare bureaucracy and checks-and-balances. I feel like the central element of an art based company needs to remain creative and promote that same creativity out into the world. That's just what Index does." -Patrick Melcher
Patrick Melcher is originally from Rockford, Illinois and currently tears the streets of Los Angeles, California. Since discovering the likes of skateboarding in the late 80's, he has progressed into the ranks as one of the many influential Pro's in the game. Patrick's style is unique and fresh. He seeks out to find interesting obstacles and new ways to do old tricks, which highly represents his interests and passions. Combining timeless classics with refreshing innovations at a high-speed aggression!
" Joining up with Patrick is the perfect mashup. He skates the way I paint, out of the box. The Boundaries, Borders and Stereotypes get checked at the door with us. Our goal to unite creative minds around the world is well on it's way. Ink the world."
-Chad Carothers(Index Owner/Artsit)
About Index Ink-
Deeply rooted through Art, Skating, Music, Riding, Pop Culture and connected with those who see and share our vision. Most importantly, united by creativity for life. INK THE WORLD.
After much hard work the waterski and wakeboard section is completely set up. Stop in and see what Alpine has to offer. Alpine carries wakeboards from Hyperlite and skis from HO sports.
With the threat of summer comes the fact that you need new t's. Alpine just got a fresh batch from everyones favorite local skate company, convoy skateboards. I especially like the Yo convoy t. All sizes available today.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Reverse Camber done right. Here is a preview of next seasons Capitaaaaah Indoor Survival deck. This is your true twin, radial sidecut, reverse camber, park slaying machine. Super sick graphics on this deck for next year. Alpine will have a full size run of these come August.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
After 10 long years the triangles that held everything from skates, skateboards, boots and bindings, are being dismantled. These 2 triangle slatwall displays were made by non other than Eddie Bunch when he was helping to design the interior of the Sterling shop. They served their purpose well. What will replace these works of art you ask? Stay tuned....
Having made some custom shell boots this season, I am very happy to see this. The shell is able to be blown out to a 106 last. It's easy and fast, and the fit is phenomenal.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
It comes loaded with lowrize rocker,85 a sidewalls and a membrain topsheet which is super lightweight. It also has color changing graphics. Be sure to do the read up on the 7th grade class collab. Pretty slick.
The Quiver Killer is the do everything deck. From freestyle, to freeride, the Killer can handle all these with ease. One of the best things about this deck is the cost. These decks are the best high performance product for the price, industry wide.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
From Left to right- The POW NAS which is only available in a 191.
Next is the Freeride NAS which comes in the 178 and a 188.
3rd in line is the re curve Jib which comes in a 172 and 178.
Last in line is the Pipe NAS. This comes in all the great sizes-154-166-178-181.The first 3 models are coming with re-curve. Here it is described below. Lib is simply hilarious. Buy 1 get one free with Steak Knife technology. Who comes up with this stuff. We will be one of the few dealers carrying these skis. I personally have a pair, and they ski great. Edge hold is spectacular and the graphics are wicked cool.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
The first person Matt met up with was everyones favorite C3 rep, Brad Bradley! And the crowd goes wild. He is showing off the Quiver Killer with the SUPER DOPE Green Forces. Hells to the Yeah
Ty is shown here jumping on the K2 Apache Recon. Nice and wide to push through the mashed potatoes.
Matt next tested the Arbor Del Ray. His favorite binding of the day was this pink and white Union Cadet. Nothing says hardcore like riding a pink binder.
Matt rode some Never summer love next. This turned out to be his favorite deck of the day.
Ty ran over to the guys at volkl and found an AC 30 that was much to his liking. He proceeded to carve some turns at mach speeds. Notice the sweet new Giro goggles adorning his face. SWEEEETTT!
Here's Matt's next assignment. The lib BTX TRS jibber jabber. One of the hottest decks on the mountain. Lib propelled the banana craze, and this is just the deck to be riding. A ripper that can hold an edge at high speeds but still kill it in the park.
Is that a Bern Elmer Fudd? Oh Yeah, Rock that with a ride Machette with low rize rocker, and you got yourself a good day. The Machette is ride's newest rocker creation. Super clean everywhere and easy to ride. Matt was also a skeptic of the Contraband binders, but after strapping in to them, he soon fell in love. Easy to use and comfortable.
Matt found himself a cold Bud light and represented with a 686 t'.