2013 Frendly Gathering – Music Line Up

Frendly Line UPIf you’re into music, good people, skateboarding, yoga, camping, or just being outside. The Frendly Gathering is one event your not going to want to miss the 2013 Frendly Gathering. Check Out The Music Line Up Below:

Tea Leaf Green

Beats Antique

Keller Williams

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2013 Top Shop / Top Crew Skate Contest

2013 Top Shop / Top Crew

If one thing can be said about the 4 days that make up the 2013 Top Shop / Top Crew Skate Contest at 3rd Lair it would be – intense.  18 Crews from across the nation comprised their best 5  riders and 2 alternates to represent their team.  After the dust had cleared the Geam Toon Team from the Harmony Skateshop in McHenery, IL stood on top.

2013 Top Shop / Top Crew Skate Contest Final Results:

1. Geam Toon
2. Yolo Gang
3. The Junkets
4. Minnesconsin
5. Team Goon
6. Ello Skateboards
7. Over The Top
8. The House
9. Cal Surf

2013 Top Crew TOp Shop Skate Contest Best Trick:

Corey Millett (Nollie Flip Backside Lipslide) Read More

G-Team Summer Cross Training

G_TeamThis Summer, Join the G-team for a summer Cross Training and Get Ready For Next Season.

At the end of winter we are all sad to pack up our snowboards and skis as the weather gets warmer and summer approaches. What is a board sports athlete to do during the summer months to keep their board skills sharp like your core, balance and muscle movements? Every rider wants to get back on the snow again stronger than the season before with a new bag of tricks to through down. The G Team thinks summer is the best time to improve and learn new skills. Just like other professional athletes who cross train during the off season, The G Team offers training programs for board sports athletes like trampoline to help riders progress even when the snow if gone.

  1. Trampoline Training- Helps to strengthen core muscles and improve body awareness will spinning and flipping. Learning skills on a trampoline first is the safest and most successful way to then bring skills to snow.
  2. Skateboard Training –Movements athletes use in skateboarding like dropping in, balancing and weight distribution are all used while on a snowboard.
  3. Wakeboarding – Think of the wake of the boat as a your kicker on the hill, many of the same principals that wakeboarders use to land tricks are the same as snowboarders.

G Team Summer Cross Training Details

  • Training programs are June – August
  • Open to athletes of all skill levels
  • Flexible Training Schedules

For more information check out the  G-Team Summer 2013 Guide or Contact them by Email  at coach@thegteam.com or by phone at 952-454-5686.

 

Whats SUP Yoga

SUP Yoga

If you have ever tried Paddle Boarding you know it is a great workout, but a new trend in Stand Up Paddle Boarding is taking your workout to a new level.  SUP Yoga is basically as it sounds,  a yoga  routine performed on a paddle board.  The SUP is your mat and the open water is your studio.

Like Stand Up Paddle Boarding, SUP Yoga has been gaining in popularly over the last few years. I recently had my first encounter with SUP Yoga,  and let me tell you it is real a game changer. At first performing even the most basic of posture on a SUP can be challenge. The instability of the board adds a new level into your yoga practice, It will tone your core, increase your stability and provide you with a fun learning environment out side of the studio. I would highly recommend taking your practice to the open water to see if SUP Yoga is for you.

SUP YOGA TIPS:

  • Besides your swimming suit it is a good idea to ware a  rashguard, hat and/or sunglasses (with a strap) to protect your self from harmful UV rays.
  • Get Hydrated- Before departing sure make sure drink plenty water. Carrying anything on a board can be difficult.
  • Bigger is better- Longer and wider Stand Up Paddle Boards are more stable, which is perfect for SUP Yoga.
  • Prepare to get wet and have fun!

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Columbia Omni Freeze Zero – Keeps You Cool When It’s HOT

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Here at the house we always get excited about new gear and this week we are taking a closer look at Columbia’s New Omni Freeze Zero Technology.
Omni Freeze Zero literally makes the hot cool.

The sweat activated cooling system that actually lowers the temperature of the fabric.  Allowing hot people to to stay cool and comfortable in even the hottest of conditions. Today they are putting this technology in all sorts or clothing including , wide brimmed Hats, Shoes, Tank Tops,  DressesTee’s  and more!