Posts tagged ‘special blend’

Jake Burton Announces Massive Shakeups at Burton

23 October 2012, 18.46 | Posted in business, Skateboarding, snowboarding | 1 comment »

We could editorialize all day about this crazy news but its probably better you read it firsthand over at Transworld Business. The short version is that Forum, Foursquare and Special Blend are done after this season, Gravis is moving to Japan-only, Analog is moving back to a snow-only brand based in Vermont, and RED is being absorbed into anon. As fans of all these brands, we are bummed, the snow gods owe us some serious pow for this one.

Special Blend | 100 Proof Collection

18 October 2012, 16.15 | Posted in outerwear, snowboarding | 2 comments »

It’s hard to believe but Special Blend is twenty one years old already. To celebrate, they’ve released the 100 Proof Collection with some grown up cuts that demonstrate the brand’s newfound maturity. We’ll drink to that. Check out the pieces after the jump.

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#FORUM Trailer

01 October 2012, 15.09 | Posted in snowboarding, videos | 1 comment »

Forum/Special Blend/Foursquare isn’t going to win any awards for the name of their movie for this year, but if this trailer is an indication, #FORUM is definitely going to be in the running for Video of the Year. Hot damn this shit is fire!

Special Blend 2012 Teaser #1

11 October 2011, 21.39 | Posted in snowboarding, videos | No comments »

Special Blend just dropped the first of five videos to get hyped for shred season 2012. Featuring Jake Welch getting extremely busy, we are stoked enough already that we don’t even need to see the other four. But we’ll like them anyway for sure.

Forum 2012 Preview Event NYC

18 June 2011, 02.00 | Posted in Parties, snowboarding | 3 comments »

Forum, Foursquare and Special Blend rolled deep into NYC this week bringing John Jackson and Pat Moore for a visit that culminated in a pool party at the Thompson LES hotel on Thursday night. Powered by TheGoodLife!, the party included floating snowboards, outerwear-clad mannequins lounging on beach chairs, complimentary drinks from Karlsson’s Gold Vodka and PBR, fiya from DJ smoke LES, and NYC’s finest in shred and media. Following the pool, the party moved upstairs to Above Allen where all hell broke loose until the break of dawn with the Frank151 and TheGoodLife! crews. More photos after the jump.

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Special Blend Hot Box Jacket

07 February 2011, 21.02 | Posted in jackets, snowboarding | 1 comment »

Are you a major bud smoker and stylie charger but unsure as to how to perfectly convery your steez on the hill? Special Blend to the rescue. The Hot Box jacket is a high end gore-tex outerwear piece with an oh so subtle homage to the almighty herb. Check the jump to see what we’re talking about.

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First Chair Last Call | Nic Sauve

17 September 2010, 12.26 | Posted in outerwear, snowboarding, videos | 1 comment »

Special Blend’s got their latest team clip featuring Nic Sauve up today as part of their “First Chair Last Call” campaign for winter 2011. Peep the full outerwear and apparel collection here.

Special Blend 2011 Site

04 August 2010, 18.05 | Posted in snowboarding, websites | No comments »

Special Blend also dropped their new site today for winter 2011. In addition to the blog, Facebook updates from John Jackson, Stevie Bell, Nic Sauve, Jake Welch, Daniel Ek, Niko Cioffi, and Austen Sweetin and a new video section featuring this First Chair/Last Call edit with John Jackson, they’ve got a sneak peak at the full 2011 line. Go here for more.

Special Blend x Forum x Foursquare Present: F’It

08 April 2010, 18.09 | Posted in snowboarding, videos | No comments »

As a follow up to last year’s Video of the Year Forever, Special Blend, Forum, and Foursquare have put all their cumulative star power behind F’It. In lieu of a trailer, they’ve released the following 7 tenets of F’It:

1. It’s overcast and didn’t snow as much as the forecast promised? F’ It. Wake up at 5am and sit in the clouds.
2. Just got broken off? F’ It. Send in the Youngbloods.
3. The cops shut you down after you set up the zone and were about to drop? F’ It. Go back at 3am.
4. The Canadian Border banned you from entering while it’s dumping in Whistler? F’ It. Pay a lawyer as much as it costs to fix it.
5. Your snowmobile just blew up in the alpine? F’ It. Light up the credit card on rental charges until it’s fixed.
6. You just flew across the country and the three feet of snow that was in the city melted overnight? F’ It. Pack up and drive all night to the next zone.
7. Sprained ankle? Broken back? Fractured foot? Blown shoulder? Concussion? Broken ribs? Sprained pelvis? Shattered heel? F’ It. Injuries happen … keep going.

F’It is set to drop Fall 2010.

Special Blend | First Chair Last Call Giveaway

19 March 2010, 17.45 | Posted in contests, snowboarding | No comments »

The Program just keeps it coming. We told you about Pat Moore’s giveaway last week, now Special Blend is running a contest strictly for the booze hounds. The First Call Last Chair giveaway will reward the best review of an after-shred drink spot with a head to toe Special Blend kit. You can get in on it on the Special Blend Facebook page until April 2.