Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sniffing Glue with the Celsius Boot Crew

With everything that is going on in snowboarding today, its pretty easy to get overwhelmed. I could do an SIA update, maybe spill some secrets on Bond Outerwear’s logo origin? Or how about the junk show that just went down at the X-Games? I could even blog about how cool Snow Scrappers is going to be and how much cooler it would be if they had a down hill ice skating match right after. Lucky for me as I was sitting down to write about all those, I got a call from my good friend Hans at Celsius boots. He and the rest of the boot crew were going to go sniff glue and drive around in a car and they wanted me to come along to get the inside scoop on their new skull candy colab. They picked me up in a totally boss van, we grabbed a couple plastic bags, I turned on the tape recorder, and we were off…

Wammybar- Hey dudes, howdit do?
Rusty Bertleman- Hey man, thanks for coming. We got some like really good glue.

Hans Heedamen- yea dude, like really good glue

Um… like in your boots?
R- nah man, for snifiing

H- yea man, for sniffing

Really, I thought you were joking, like for core score or whatever…
H- nah, for sniffing

We spent the next 5 or so minutes taking turns pouring glue into a bag, then putting it up to our faces and breathing. I dunno if I was doing it wrong or something, but all I got was a headache, Hans and Rusty got pretty wasted though I think. Go on…

So guys tell me about you new colab
H- haha, what

The thing with you and skull candy, how does a boot and headphone team up?

H- what like glue or something?

Huh? Never mind, tell me about you new speed zone system
R- you mean Celsius lacing system?

I dunno it, kinda looks a lot like speed zone. Isn’t that a copy right issue or something? I mean look at the handles?
R- your mother wears army boots.

H- yea you're an idiot jerk. I mean its like how can you own a handle, nobody owns a handle, its just like a handle. Can you handle that. (Rusty and Hans high five)

Yea dudes, sorry.
H- nah its alright, this glue just makes me a little crazy sometimes.

Alright, cool lets change the subject a bit. Where did the inspiration for the boot come from?
H- well we worked really closely with JP on the design and uh…

Wait JP? JP who?
H- Walker? What other JP’s are there?

Doesn’t he ride for 32?
R- huh?

H- well I mean, yea but whatever. We worked like really hard to get his input on the boots, like design wise.

You guys cereal?
H- was that a question? I think this dude has had too much glue.

Wait what? You're crazy man…
H- you’re the one sniffing glue, stainer.

Continued in prt. 2… Fade to black…

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Many Mahalo's

Nothing raises the aloha spirit like a bunch of haole's tossing shakkas! yeah bruddah bruddah! Many mahalo's to the homies at forum!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Grinding into our Soul’s: Nike SB is Legit!

As a street musician plays an off beat rendition of Korn’s “Freak on a Leash” it happens. Faint at first, the sound of skates clacking over bricks steadily grows louder, until as if shot out of a cannon the blader blasts past me. Jumping high into the air he turns 180 degrees, landing backwards on the ledge, hand firmly grasping his kicked out leg. As he slides down the ledge, the last rays of a setting sun cast a golden halo around the fluffed out second tongue of this skates. Hopping off the ledge the blader continues down the road, and as he slowly disappeared into the horizon, so disappeared the totally boss idea of a double tongue from my memory. Until now…
When I first saw the all new Nike Zoom Force 1 “Double Tongue,” I knew I had seen them before, but just couldn’t put my finger on it. Laying in bed late that night, however, the imagery came rushing back like Jager shots after a push-up contest, and I was immediately back on that city street, music playing, blades thrashing. Nike has done some pretty cool shit so far (helicopter shots in urban Spokane, signing Gigi, etc), but having the fore- sight (or after-thought) to re-introduce double tongues to snowboarding takes the cake. Good on ya mates!

And By the Way…

Just wanted to let all my homies in Waterbury know that I’m not going to talk about how you got butt hurt over the post. Or about how you tried to fight me, and don’t worry I know that “nobody messes with Ron.” Thanks for being cool and apologizing though! See you on the slopes!