Interviews

Checking in with Tj's Realms

In 2007, pro snowboarder Tj Schneider did the unbelievable by not focusing on video part and choosing to make a series of videos that came from his heart, passion and soul of snowboarding.  The end creation was Snowboard Realms which offers a bigger glimpse into a pro snowboarders life, triumphs and personal stories than a video part could ever have shown.  He's now beginning his third season of Snowboard Realms, r...

09 Nov 7:37 AM 1 Read More...

ReTreat Yourself in style

With the strength and skill that many women admire, Megan "Megs" Pischke Porcheron and Barrett Christy Cummins have set out to create a place for women to connect through the snow and engage each other off the mountain. ReTreat Yourself will be coming back January 2010 on the slopes of Beaver Creek giving women the opportunity of riding with amazing women and finding an inner calmness through snowboarding, yoga and ...

20 Oct 6:27 AM 2 Read More...

Industry Profile: Snowboarder Magazine Editor Pat Bridges

Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Pat: Depending upon the situation I sometimes use the aliases Lincoln Terns, Oli Andropov, Helmut Kamn, Kenny Land, Willy Plant, Blackie Diamond, Basher Gates, Cliff Line and in very rare occasions Tara Ligamente. I also spent four years without wearing a single pair of socks more than once. Socks are like 50 cents a pair. Shay: Did your parents question your job choice...

06 Oct 6:23 AM 12 Read More...

Industry Profile: Rome Co-Founder Paul Maravetz

Shay: What is your job title? Paul: Co-founder, Director of Product, Janitor (retired) Shay: Did your parents question your job choice? Paul: Not really – but looking back after 18 years in the same business maybe they should have. Seriously though I can say that my parents were always supportive of my decisions. Even though I had my own serious concerns about how taking the unheard of job of Snowboard Des...

01 Oct 8:11 AM 7 Read More...

Industry Profile: YES Sales Manager Chad Perrin

Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Chad: I am a happy husband and father of 2 children, blessed to be living the dream and living in Bellingham WA, proud to call Mt Baker my home. I absolutely love snowboarding and I have made a life out of working in the shred industry. I am a fan of hiking lines at Mt Baker and love the Pacific Northwest and the natural terrain and riding we have here, we are very lucky...

29 Sep 7:57 AM 8 Read More...

The state of the industry with John Cavan

Times are rough in the snowboard industry where each day we hear of companies cutting employees, pro riders getting dropped and shops going under but what about companies working hard to survive and continuing to bring you the products you love? John Cavan, Rome Team Manager and Filmmaker behind Kids on Shred checks in to discuss the state of the industry to answer how the economy is hitting them, illegal download...

28 Sep 6:32 AM 38 Read More...

Industry Profile: Planet Snow Design President & Co-owner Ryan Neptune

Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself. Ryan: My name is Ryan Neptune I am the proud father of two boys Mathew 9 and Jeffrey 8 and husband of 12 years to my one and only girlfriend Christina whom I have known for 17 years now. I am Co-owner and managing partner of Planet with my great friend of 16 years Pat Malendoski Shay: How did you get your start in the industry, what opened up more opportunities for y...

24 Sep 6:03 AM 5 Read More...

Industry Profile: New Era Key Accounts Manager Justin Cobb

Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself: Justin: Husband, Father, Friend, Snowboarder, Surfer, Musician, closet Artist, I Skate and fall often, I smile a lot, Lover of Life, Media junkie, I’m definitely an optimist but do find myself becoming more pessimistic, I love fishing and being on the ocean in general, my hands always have nicks and cuts on them for some reason. I’m an Animal and Insect Lover, I’m p...

22 Sep 6:27 AM 1 Read More...

Behind the Graphic: Automaton Snowboards

Behind each snowboard graphic is someone’s ideas. A graphic can be born from a long car ride with friends, a silly design they walk by, in a dream they have…the list goes on.  I caught up with Automaton Snowboards to find out what goes into each graphic, first talking with Brenton Woo the owner and brains behind Automaton Snowboards and then talking with three of Automaton's artist about their graphics they have...

21 Sep 6:01 AM 3 Read More...

Industry Profile: Vans Boot Developer Tristan Modena

Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Tristan: I was born and raised in Tennessee. I grew up on a farm (in the boondocks) until 6th grade. Then I moved to Nashville, which is where I started skating. Skating changed my life. I stopped playing traditional sports and skated every day. Skating eventually brought me to snowboarding and the love of both of these sports (and boredom) brought me to California, w...

17 Sep 5:48 AM 6 Read More...