Category ‚WTF‘

Taylor Swift Hearts Greg Bretz

23 December 2014, 14.53 | Posted in craze, WTF | No comments »

This is just surreal. Somehow the world of Taylor fucking Swift has intersected with the world of snowboarding thanks to Greg Bretz and his snowmobile. Could this be the end as we know it? Via TMZ.

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The Whale Rider

03 November 2014, 13.44 | Posted in craze, surfing, WTF | No comments »

whale rider
Next up in the WTF files comes Aussie genius Harrison Williams who decided it would be rad to try to surf a dead whale but had to bail when the whale got surrounded by sharks. Ok surfing a whale actually sounds pretty rad but c’mon man, at least make the attempt on a live one! Via Gawker.

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Ice Bike

03 November 2014, 13.18 | Posted in Bikes, craze, WTF | No comments »

For the first of a coupe of WTF posts today we bring you the Ice Bike, a bike inexplicably created by some English dude that has wheels made of ice. This isn’t event kinda cool. Seriously, WTF? Via TheComeUp.

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Rocket Skates

07 October 2014, 11.57 | Posted in craze, WTF | No comments »

All we can say is NO! NO, NO, NO!!!

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Grind Media Buys Transworld

20 May 2013, 20.53 | Posted in craze, WTF | No comments »

In some super boring corporate news, Source Interlink’s Grind Media which owns Skateboarder, Snowboarder and Surfer magazines has just bought Transworld Media from Bonnier Corp meaning that it now has doubles of the most popular board sport magazines in the world. There are also some BMX and moto titles in the mix but that part of the story is even more boring. What does it all mean? Basically just that the media side of the action sports industry is going the way the product side already has, with corporate synergy trumping originality at an alarming pace. We think it sucks and have already hit up our friends at YoBeat to get in on their poll about the situation. Thanks to Boardistan for the info and the amazing graphic above, if you want the hard news on this deal, hit them up here. In the meantime, maybe the three of us should join forces to create the only independent bloc of action sports media left!

Mountain Dew Drops Weezy

03 May 2013, 18.37 | Posted in WTF | 3 comments »

According to TMZ, Mountain Dew has dropped Lil Wayne from their global marketing campaign after taking offense at a line mentioning Emmet Till. How white people coule take money away from a black person for making a reference to an incident in which white people murdered an innocent black person is so far beyond comprehension that thinking about it might make your head explode. We’re going to have to side with LilTunechi on this one.

Red Bull Ultra Natural Voice Over Recap

26 February 2013, 14.12 | Posted in Competitions, craze, snowboarding, videos, WTF | 1 comment »

Holy shit this is the funniest thing in the history of snowboarding! Even better than last year! Via SnowboarderMBM

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COMUNE Killed by Hostile Takeover

17 June 2011, 16.27 | Posted in apparel, business, WTF | 5 comments »

In some major bummer news, we’ve learned that there’s been a full departure of staff at COMUNE following a takeover of the brand by an investor. We don’t know the entire story yet but from the sounds of it a corporate business model has once again killed a creative entity. Sucks, because we really liked the brand. Read the list of departing staff after the jump.

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Scooters, Seriously?

26 May 2011, 13.14 | Posted in craze, videos, WTF | 1 comment »

In this week’s sign that the Apocalypse is upon us (despite have failed to descend on May 21) French scooter maker Oxelo has released this video that needs no further introduction. Scooters, Parkour, hotel maids, why do the French love such wacky shit?


Reno Craze

13 May 2011, 12.58 | Posted in craze, snowboarding, videos, WTF | No comments »

You might want to put on your headphones if you are in a public place because the audio in this video of some local shreds being kicked out a park in Reno, Nevada is some of the most unbelievable shit you will ever hear. We wonder if snowboarding is even actually illegal in Reno. Via Boardistan.