Posts tagged ‘olympics’

IPod Beats Shaun White at the Olympics

11 February 2014, 13.45 | Posted in Competitions, snowboarding | 3 comments »

Spoiler alert: that’s Shaun White giving Iouri Podladtchikov the fakest smile in the world as he concedes his Olympic halfpipe domination by finally losing to the Swiss shredder in what will be considered by none to have been an exciting Olympic finale. Not only did White not win, he didn’t even medal, giving up 2nd and 3rd to Japanese riders Ayumo Hirano and Taku Hiraoka respectively. Danny Davis looked strong as hell but had some trouble in the flats while Greg Bretz’ run never quite came together. At least we have a new champ to antagonize and no Olympics to distract us for four more years.

Sochi Boardercross Course Revealed

14 November 2013, 14.12 | Posted in Competitions, snowboarding | 1 comment »

In snowboard news that is much less entertaining than the previous post, the FIS revealed the Boardercross course that will be used at the Rosa Khutor resort in Sochi, Russia. It looks pretty fun, maybe Terje will show up and poach it!


Supra London Pack

16 July 2012, 14.14 | Posted in Skateboarding, Sneakers, special editions | 1 comment »

With the London Olympics right around the corner, Supra has unveiled their take on a commerative pack for the games. The London Pack consists of a Cuttler Low and an Owen decked out in Union Jack colors with gold accents and footbeds in a nod to the esteemed medal. Check out some detailed looks after the jump.

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DC Olympic Colors Pack

26 June 2012, 19.22 | Posted in Sneakers, special editions | 2 comments »

So skateboarding may not have made the final cut for London 2012 but that doesn’t meant that DC can’t go ahead and celebrate anyway with a nice clean tee and kick pack featuring all the colors of the rings. Another look including the tee after the jump.

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Snowboarding 180 Olympic Charter

16 February 2011, 21.31 | Posted in Competitions, politics, snowboarding | 2 comments »

In a bold move that is sure to ruffle some of the elite old feathers of the Olympic Commission, Terje Haakonsen and a battalion of riders today signed The Snowboarding 180 Olympic Charter in Oslo, Norway. Basically it states that unless current non-FIS slopestyle events will count towards Olympic qualification, none of them will participate in the Olympics if Slopestyle gets voted in. Read the full declaration after the jump.

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Olympics x New Era

19 February 2010, 19.14 | Posted in hats | 4 comments »

Despite how wack Scotty Lago got treated and the fact that its not very wintery in Vancouver, the winter Olympics are still pretty cracking. These New Era’s in assorted colors we spotted are dope but largely sitting on the shelf due to the overwhelming preference for cowboy hats.

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Scotty Lago Sent Home From Olympics

19 February 2010, 16.48 | Posted in Competitions, snowboarding, WTF | 15 comments »

In some serious bullshit, Scotty Lago got bounced from the Olympics today because of this picture that showed up on TMZ this morning. The official word that was just circulated says Lago volunteered to leave and miss the closing ceremonies but word around town is that the IOC wanted to take his medal away and going home was a compromise. Seriously, on the scandal scale, this pic rates like a 2 and to fuck a 22 year old kid over for something as PG as a little medal biting is ridiculous. Rad Collector is in Vancouver right now and can tell you that what’s happening across this whole city all day and night during the games is a lot more obscene than this. It’s a further mistreatment of snowboarding and snowboarding culture that doesn’t want or need to adhere to archaic Olympic jock standards. Snowboarding is supposed to be fun. Read the AP story here.

FRENDS x Scotty Lago | Olympic Headphones

15 February 2010, 14.43 | Posted in headphones, snowboarding, special editions | No comments »

Columnist Keir Dillon dropped these dope one of one FRENDS x Scotty Lago Olympic headphones on us last night. Keep your eye out on Wednesday as Scotty rocks these while attempting to snatch gold on what reports are saying is one gnarly hell of a super pipe at Cypress.

Shaun White x Target x Times Square

14 January 2010, 20.13 | Posted in advertising, snowboarding | No comments »

Rad Collector - Shaun White x Target x Times Square
Say what you want about Shaun White, but its pretty hard to front on the billboards that Target just rolled out to hype his run for the gold in Vancouver. Peep this shit, the kid took over a whole city block! Keeping it in the fam, the billboards were designed by none other than his older brother Jesse. A couple more angles after the jump.

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Burton 2010 US Olympic Uniforms

04 December 2009, 12.40 | Posted in Competitions, outerwear, snowboarding | 13 comments »

Rad Collector - Burton 2010 US Olympic Uniforms
Burton unveiled the 2010 US Olympic Snowboard Team uniform at their flagship store in NYC last night. The mellow yet patriotic red, white and blue plaid over denim jacket and pant combo will certainly have every other winter Olympic athlete wondering why the hell they didn’t take up snowboarding instead of whatever lame sport they are doing, while the Gore-Tex fabric should keep the team dry in Vancouver’s notoriously wet, heavy snow. More looks at the uniform after the jump.

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