Trouble has been hard at work in the lab. Check out some of his new videos he just dumped on us.
Well the mountains are opening all over our great earth and we are all topped up with stoke from a busy season of movie premieres. Ready to Shred! The Yes. family got together in Whistler for a good ender before we all start the 2014 snow season. We did some signing and give aways with our friends at The Circle and then headed over to El Furniture Warehouse Resturant/Bar to watch YES.Missions, party and giveaway more love. Here is a few photos from the night. Lets get shredding! photos: Chad Chomlack
Check out the tour schedule for YES. Missions. Coming to a city near you.
Peep out the new mix tape by Trouble Andrew. www.livemixtapes.com
By now many of you may have heard the news about the avalanche in Colorado that occurred Saturday April 20th, near Loveland Pass. Sadly we lost one of our own in this tragic accident. Joe Timlin was the YES, NOW, and Jones Snowboards rep for the Rocky Mountain region. But more importantly, he was family. Brother-in-law to DCP and Megan, and a close friend to many in the Colorado wintersports community, Joe was a bright, dynamic person who will be sorely missed. Everyone here at Nidecker USA considers Joe and his wife Krissy to be extended family of ours, and we are devastated by this terrible loss. Memorial information will be provided once we hear more details from Joe’s family.
Our hearts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families. As we all begin the process of picking up the pieces, it’s important to remember that life is precious and family is everything. Please play safe.
Additional details on the event can be found by following updates on: http://www.denverpost.com
Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) seeks your support in honoring and raising funds for one of our own, pro snowboarder and B4BC ambassador Megan Pischke.
Megan, who has been leading B4BC’s Survivor ReTreats for the past 5 years, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is in need of support for her ongoing treatment and integrated health care.
Please stand in solidarity with Megan and her family, rally your friends and all you know, and give a little towards someone who gives so much to all of us!
Here’s how you can help:
1. Purchase Event Ticket(s). Tickets are $20.00 at the door and includes a free Kokanee and raffle ticket. Doors open at 7PM.
2. Make a Donation*. If you are unable to attend, please consider making a cash donation through the online fundraising page:
*Please email inquiries regarding tax-deductible contributions in the U.S./Canada to Erika@B4BC.org
3. Adopt B4BC4Megs logo and promote via social media/personal networks. Help raise awareness while promoting healthy, active living and the local community of doctors, therapists and integrated health care providers that are supporting Megs and other breast cancer patients.
More on her story why It’s Personal for Megan Pischke on the B4BC Tumblr.
Thank you for your support,
Lisa Hudson, B4BC Co-Founder
Erika Seward, B4BC Executive Director
The Circle – Whistler, BC
There are a lot of snowboard shops out there in the world. What makes your shop different?
WE ARE DIFFERENT BECAUSE I THINK WE LEAD AND NOT FOLLOW.
CONSUMERS ARE CHANGING, WHERE THEY WANT TO SPEND THEIR MONEY, WHO THEY ARE ACTUALLY SUPPORTING, PEOPLE WANT TO SUPPORT AND BE PART OF SOMETHING REAL.
There are also a lot of snowboard brands out there. Why does your shop carry YES?.
WE CARRY YES, BECAUSE THE WHOLE TEAM IS PART OF OUR EXTENDED SNOWBOARDING FAMILY, THEY ARE PART OF THE CIRCLE, AND ALWAYS MAKE SURE TO COME IN AND HANG AT THE STORE WHILE THEY ARE IN TOWN. IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE THAT A CONSUMER KNOWS THAT THEY ALL CARE ABOUT THEIR BRAND THIS MUCH. WE CAN STAND BEHIND THE PRODUCT, IT HELPS THAT TWO OF OUR TEAM RIDERS ON THE TEAM AS WELL, MIKEY PEDERSON AND HELEN SCHETTINI.
What models do you carry and what is the favorite amongst your staff?
WE CARRY EVEYTHING IN THE LINE AND MAKE SURE WE HAVE EVERYTHING IN STOCK, AVAILABLE WELL INTO MARCH, AS OUR SEASON LASTS A LOT LONGER THAN OTHER AREAS. OUR FAVOURITES WOULD BE THE GREATS, PICK YOUR LINE, AND THE BASIC.
How many days does your staff ride in a season? 50-70 days, more if possible, all depends on the roll that staff member plays on our team and current workload.
I WOULD SAY EVERYONE RIDES OVER 70 DAYS A SEASON, SOME OF OUR STAFF HAVE GOTTEN INTO SPLIT BOARDING, AND NOT BUYING SEASONS PASSES TO AVOID THE CROWDS AND GET BACK TO THE SOUL OF OUR SPORT.
Local events your shop is supporting or putting together for this season.
WE HAVE IN STORE SIGNINGS, A FEW UNDERGROUND RAIL EVENTS WITH SOME OF OUR OTHER BRANDS. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE FINANCIALS TO DO OUR OWN BIG EVENT HERE IN WHISTLER, OR NEAR WITH REAL SPONSORS AND REALLY MAKE IT OUR OWN EVENT FOR ALL THE RIDERS AND COMPANIES WE HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH OVER THE YEARS.
Staff Shout Out.
EVERYONE HELPS MAKE THE CIRCLE, THE CIRCLE. ALL THE STAFF, INCLUDING THE STAFF’S FRIENDS AND ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS HELP KEEP THE STORE REAL.
If you could take your staff on a dream trip, where would it be and why?
CATBOARDING HERE AT POWDER MOUNTAIN, BALDFACE IN NELSON, OR HELI WITH OUR TEAM RIDERS. TO ENJOY THE MOUNTAINS AND SNOW WE HAVE WITH THE PEOPLE WE CARE ABOUT.
Name of shop: THE CIRCLE
Owners: STEVE HARRIS
Number of years in business: 16 YEARS
Number of locations: 2
YES. Snowboard is stoked to officially announce Austen Sweetin joining the team.
An all-round freak that can blow minds on rails and urban features one day and send it with the best of them in the backcountry the next, Austen is a welcome addition to the heavy crew of snowboard legends that make up the YES. Family.
Co-owner and aforementioned legend Romain De Marchi states; “I’m really proud and happy to welcome him in the YES. family. Austen’s a perfect fit to our vision of snowboarding and a great rider that will carry our movement in the future to come. Yes.’s time is now.
The vetting process was pretty easy. Approved by Frank April and the owners and a quick reference from Peter Line himself; “Austen’s sick. All around rider and LOVES snowboarding to death, which in my eyes is more important than anything.”
No pressure Austen! – Welcome to the team.
Post Forum interview with Austen on TWS.com http://snowboarding.transworld.net
Austen’s full part in Forum’s Vacation: http://vimeo.com/41063046
This week on the adventures of Trouble Gang, Trouble Andrew & Yelawolf cheat on the world in “Cheated”. Animation by Drew Toonz. Produced by UZI x Doc Mckinney
YES: There are a lot of snowboard shops out there in the world. What makes your shop different?
US Outdoor: Three main reasons: Our customers, people in the NW love to snowboard and love to learn and talk about; it really makes our jobs fun so we look forward to coming to work everyday. We are a one location family owned shop with the inventory that rivals a large chain but the selection and brands of a core shop. The most knowledgeable staff with a passion for snowboarding.
YES: There are also a lot of snowboard brands out there. Why does your shop carry YES?
US Outdoor: Yes as a brand is a lot like our shop its rider owned and they’re making boards because they have a passion for snowboarding. When you create something because you love it the end product is going to be good.
YES: What models do you carry and what is the favorite amongst your staff?
US Outdoor: We carry The Basic, The Public, The Greats, Pick Your line, Jackpot and 420. We have such a diverse crew of riders here it’s hard to pick just one model. I think it’s safe to say we all pray for blower pow so we can ride the 420.
YES: How many days does your staff ride in a season?
US Outdoor: As many as Mother Nature allows. Pretty much if we’re not working we’re riding or maybe it’s the other way around. Luckily for us Hood is our local hill so we can ride year round.
YES: Local events your shop is supporting or putting together for this season
US Outdoor: We’ve already put on a couple premier/parties and we have three more on November 6th, 13th and 20th at Clinton Street with two movies each night. We have a few more things in the works that we’ll post on our Facebook in the near future.
YES: If you could take you staff on a dream trip, where would it be and why?
US Outdoor: JAPAN – Powder, Culture, Sushi!
Big thanks to our staff: Willy Bean, Paul Srofe, Jeremy Matherly, Jen Minor, Josiah Flippin, Adrien Young, Michael Stoeger and Megan Bailey.