Industry Insider: Forum Snowboards

Steve Head

  Steve Wickner has always been hungry. Early in life Steve devoured the appetizers of the Minneapolis skate and USASA National contest scenes, and now has found his fill in Forum Snowboards. Everyone who rode through the 90’s remembers the startup of Forum Snowboards in 1996, and the team that dominated everything, the Forum 8….


Snowboard Video Premiere: The Art of Flight

Bro Fest

A lot of people fell into the hype of The Art of Flight.  There is a lot more to the Red Bull Media House’s film than the traditionally average snowboard video.  Everyone who doesn’t live a snowboarding lifestyle has now seen a glimpse of it.  The riding, editing, and overall delivery blows all other movies…


Snowboard Video Premiere: Burton – Standing Sideways

Burton Standing Sideways

With great anticipation Minneapolis welcomed Burton’s free Standing Sideways video premiere at The Southern Theater.  Despite the horrific rush hour traffic and torrential downpour the doors opened at 6:00PM with a gang of local riders, industry peeps, and parents. Burton Snowboards’ Jeremy Jones, Keegan Valakia, Zak Hale, Ethan Deiss, Mikey Rencz, and Charles Reid signed autographs…


Snowboard Video Premiere: You Know My Function


You Know My Function’s video premiere at Famous Daves in Calhoun Square in South Minneapolis was a blast!  Brett Spurr and Sam Duncan together with help of The House Boardshop, Yo Beat, Banshee Bungee, and Bern Helmets they were able to pull off a fun and exciting movie, highlighting some Minnesota hometown heros. You Know…


Employee Profile: Sai


    Name:  Sai Position:  Showroom Sales Guy Years of Employment:  1 Year Years Ridings:  13 Years Favorite Trick:  Any 3 trick rail combo…spin onto the rail, spin on the rail, and then spin off of the rail.  I love that. Favorite Rider:  Shane Weber.  Scotty Whitlake and Terje Haakenson tie for a close second….


Industry Insider: Capita Snowboards & Union Bindings

Johan & Emmet

  Johan Malkoski and Emmet Klocker from Capita Snowboards & Union Bindings are big.  Each Standing close to 6’3″ and weighing in around 200 lbs. of twisted steel with sex appeal, both have a great physical presences.  Put these huge Defenders of Awesome in a room and they will entertain any crowd like a three…


Employee Profile: Danny


  Name: Danny “D-Lo” Position:  Sales Rep / Key Holder Years of Emplyoment:  1 Year Years Riding:  14 Years Favorite Trick:  Frontside 540 Mutes Favorite Rider:  Kazu Kokubo Current Set-Up Board: Burton – Easy Livin’ & Forum – Youngblood Boots:  Burton – Hail & Vans – Encore Bindings:  Burton – Malavita Why are you psyched…


Employee Profile: Shawn


  Name:  Shawn “Mack” Position:  Retail Sales Manager Years of Employment:  6 Years Years Riding:  6 Years Favorite Trick:  Methods all day Favorite Rider:  Terje Haakenson Current Set-Up Board:  Forum – Destroyer Boots:  Burton – Hail Bindings:  Burton – Mission Why are you psyched on your gear? I’m pumped to get back riding again.  I’m…


Employee Profile: Dan


  Name:  Dan “Bookem” Position:  Photographer Years of Employment:  1 Year Years Riding:  21 Years Favorite Trick:  Frontside 540 Melon & Anything HUGE Favorite Rider:  Terje Haakonsen & anyone who’s beating Mr. White Current Set-Up Board:  Lib Tech T-Rice Pro C2BTX Boots: Burton SLX Bindings:  Burton Diode Why are you psyched on your gear? How…


Employee Profile: Jake


  Name:  Jake “Trexel” Position:  Sales Years of Employment:  12 Year Years Riding:  14 Years Favorite Trick:  Hauling ass on a groomer passing every skier on the way down then floating a Backside 360 off a natural roller or dropping into fresh untracked pow.  Leave the rails and boxes for the kids. Favorite Rider:  Big…