Do you know what so great about the Forum Shaka bindings? Well let me tell you… Beside their rad graphics these bad boys are made to fully cooperate with your every move. The Good Vibes EVA Footbeds keep your feet more comfortable longer and the Good Vibes Hinge Disk allows your board to flex more naturally. So you can having a good time, every time.
Bonus hitting up Head Jib Factory by Alex Tank in Germany and DC Kirovsk Lab in Russia.
When most people think of Russia, images of fur coats, communism and vodka come to mind, but beyond the stereotypes brought about by a few too many Bond movies there would appear to be quite the shred scene as well. Allow us to introduce you to Denis Leontyev. This comrade has evaded recruitment by the KGB and learned himself a few tricks along the way. This little montage is all park stuff, but judging by his control and fresh tricks, there ought to be a full part in the works somewhere.
This nineteen-year-old even has his self-marketing on point, sporting a blog replete with sneak peak photos and video footage from all the contests and cool stuff him and his bag of tricks get to do. Go check it out at http://denisbonus.blogspot.com/ and don’t worry, its in English. One look at the first video will have you watching for hours, and undoubtedly looking for a part-time job so you can save up pennies for the summer camps in Oregon and try to get some of these maneuvers on lock. Denis has a dream list of sponsors backing him too— Forum, Special Blend, Gravis, Nixon, Frends, and Block Monkeys. Gotta give it up for the Frends crew, extending that olive branch and likely avoiding a second Cold War.
For their Annual Photo Issue, the guys over at Transworld took this year’s concept back to the very basics. Most of us will remember jumping over a __________ (insert noun) that we had set fire to in the backyard as kids. There’s just something about jumping over fire that seems to make a man out of anyone, and it’s simultaneously so easy to make happen. Lighter + gasoline + noun from above = fire jump! So the Forum team headed to Mammoth to take the flaming leap to the next level all in the name of stunning visuals for your enjoyment…Evel Knievel would be so proud! The Photo Annual is in stores now, and Transworld just put this beaut up on their site to go with it.
Heightened security due to the danger of Wikileaks getting ahold of secret Transworld cables means that we can’t have the video here, but Transworld has themselves a pretty decent site too, so follow the link and make sure to order one of their photo annuals while you’re there. When you get back to The House, make sure you check out the equally on fire cyber deals. Remember, ask for cheaper things for Christmas….Get more things for Christmas.