RIP: Thrasher Magazine’s Jake Phelps
Jake Phelps the loud, hard-living, punk rock, soul of skateboarding, and conscience of Thrasher Magazine for more than 26 years has died according to a March 14, 2019 post on the Thrasher website. He was 56. “Jake Phelps was 100% skateboarder, but that label sells him way too short, because beyond his enormous influence in […]
Porous Walker, Todd Francis: Fools Show
Monster Children (another surviving print magazine) and a blue-collar beer company invite you to FOOLS, a two man show by Porous Walker and Todd Francis featuring the artists’ mutual love of irreverence, bad situations, and bodily functions. Shown will be all new works never before seen by mankind, as well as a large collection of […]
AMI Kills Off TransWorld SNOWboarding
Just as the snowboard industry was getting used to the idea of a future without TransWorld Snowboarding in print, the brand announces that as of March 6, 2019 the entire brand is dead and over. In a post on the site someone explained it like this: All good things, unfortunately, must come to an end, […]
How To Do Something You Should Never Do
<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> There is nothing in this “how-to” video that anyone should ever do. Like ever. That hasn’t stopped Xavier De La Rue from pretending that with the proper step-by-step instructions you too can safely bomb icy death chutes in the French Alps just like he does. […]
The End of Print At TransWorld Media
In letters to subscribers that began arriving in mailboxes the week of March 3, 2019, American Media Inc, the current owner of TransWorld Skateboarding and Snowboarding magazines announced that both publications will “no longer be published.” Adding insult to insanity, the company also promised to fulfill remaining subscriptions to the legacy titles with copies of […]
The Sinister Plot Behind The Super-Mega Pass
It’s barely March and already the resort industrial complex is inundating us with marketing for their super-mega season passes for the winter of 2019-2020. Really? Already? Why are they doing this and what does it mean all mean? We’re glad you asked. Before we dive in let’s make one thing clear — obviously if you […]
Sun Bum’s Limited Edition Vinyl Figurines
Ten years ago, Sun Bum (the sunscreen company) released a vinyl toy version of their ape mascot Sonny. And now, to celebrate that moment they’re releasing a limited edition of five inch vinyl collectables featuring their surf athletes Julian Wilson, Filipe Toledo, Zak Noyle, Malia Manuel, Barron Mamiya, Bede Durbidge, Kyuss King, and Rasmus King. […]
This Is The Guy Running Action Sports Media
Lately, we’ve been wondering what it’s been like for that small group of action sports media professionals who survived the AMI takeover of The Enthusiast Network. How is working for Trump pal David Pecker? So far we’ve heard nothing from inside the building, but The Daily Beast posted a profile on March 2, 2019 titled How […]
Sweeping Up The Headlines Into A Little Pile
News, dog. News. It’s that time of the week when we corral up all the headlines for the stories that got away into one big ol’ list and post them up. Take a look at what’s been going down over the past few weeks, follow the jump. Snowboarding Grouse Mountain chairlift rescue caught on camera […]
Glory Hole Not Skateable For Awhile
<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Looks like NorCal fullpipe skaters will be waiting awhile before launching any missions to the world famous Glory Hole, as the lake behind the dam is pretty full right now. Sidetone: we laugh every time we see the mainstream media calling it “the Glory […]