Grow Your Quiver By Globe.

Grow your quiver. A euphemism for, well you know what… or is this an advertisement about The 5 Stages of Death and Skateboarding?

logo-heather-globe_preview**Please see the links for additional insight to my emotional process**

The first stage is Denial.

The opening scene is of a model in a swimsuit and her friend Becky grabs her saying “C’mon there’s no time for pants! We’re having a pillow fight!” -Which of course you know, as anyone does, is a totally normal thing for women to do, especially in the summertime. Wait why are those guys on a mini ramp in the background? Confusion and bewilderment is starting to set in and I am tilting my head at my screen saying to myself “This can’t be happening, this isn’t real. It’s some sort of Roxy advertisement…”

The second stage is Anger.

“What the hell is happening here? Don’t those girls know that at any moment a skateboard is going to fly off the mini and smash one of them in the face?!…GIRLS, BIKINIS, PILLOW FIGHTS AND SKATEBOARDING? WHAAAWHAA WHAT.” I now at this point am verbalizing these things at my screen now, as if there were an answer to my questions and that someone was going to give them to me.

The third stage is bargaining.

“Please don’t let this be real.”

The fourth stage is Depression.

My head is now in my hands staring blankly at the screen wondering if there is worth doing in life. “If that is skating, what have I been doing this whole time? I’m such a waste of space…just hang it up George, you will never skate again.” I let the emotions of self-doubt flood as I know that I shall have wasted countless hours at a crappy skate park, with all dudes sweating with no women in bikinis eagerly cheering as they watch someone land a nollie trefilp crook grind on a downbar.

The fifth and final stage is Acceptance.

“I must buy one. It seems to be the only way I can achieve Skate-enlightenment and have a sense of oneness with the universe.” If this is what it takes these days to get people on skateboards then so be it. At least maybe now that this is the new skateboarding, maybe more of my time will be spent at beautiful houses filled with bubbly models in bikinis, splashing around eager to watch me skate, grow my quiver and party with them. Thanks Globe I know what I must do.

The NSJ Crew new track “Khaki Pants”

What happens when you take a bunch of  Minneapolis kids in a after school program and let them have freewill? Well…you get the Lord Of The Flies. But in this amazing  program you get something spectacular!  The NSJ Crew might be small in size like Muggsy Bogues;

Muggsy B.

But with over 7 million views on their debut song “Hot Cheeto’s & Takis” the now anthem of the spicy snacks.  These kids are not only getting big, but doing something big as well.   A back to school jam for Kmart?  Yep!  They have one called “My Limo” which is all about hitting the bus and heading back to school with swagger and style.

The North Side YMCA after school programs co- directors Ralph Jones and J.T. Evans who in their previous line of work were music producers themselves, took a different direction with their young pupils energy, sometimes over the top, to harness something that was creative and educational. Teaching their kids real world skills like collaboration, video editing, promotion and self expression. These kids could be just running around a gymnasium sweating and throwing balls at each others faces until it’s time for them to go home, as is the case at most after school programs. But at this special Northside community center something is happening where self expression and limitless creativity are embraced rather than pump these kids full of Ritalin.

Summer Snowboarding Session 7 at Windells

Well another summer season has come and gone at the Windells Skate and Snow Camp. It’s amazing the level of progression, creativity and the insane riding that comes out of there every summer. Every time there is a new edit from Windell’s your jaw is on the floor almost the entire video and the final session is no exception. Session seven features iPath’s Team Takeover Narly by Nature skate competition as well as the premiere of Transworld Snowboarding’s new movie “NATION”. There is also a great riding tip throwback from Coach Reed back in 2008 on some, shall we say “time management techniques” while shredding. So sit back and prepare to have your mind blown.

Getting Amped – Danzig Mother

Danzig Mother

There will always be great music that gets you amped to ride.  With the 2014 snow season approaching, there is nothing better than getting the 1st day play list rolling.  Although Danzig’s Mother was released on their 1988 debut self titled album the song didn’t hit mainstream until 1993 (the golden age of snowboarding).  Put it in your deck, you’ll thank me later.

If you don’t know what you’re going to be riding for this coming season check out what the 2014 Snowboards HERE.

Now Shipping 2014 Burton Snowboard Gear

New Burton Snowboard Gear

You know winter is near when Burton starts dropping winter edits and new 2014 snowboards starts showing at our door. If you are not ready for winter dont fret. Its not here yet, but it will be soon, so you might as well be prepared.

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
― Benjamin Franklin

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