Friday, September 20, 2019

Union Binding Co.


 You can't go snowboarding without bindings. That's just common knowledge. Two of Union's heavy hitters for this season, the "Force" (left) and "Strata" (right) are ready to find their forever homes! Mount them up on your board of choice and you're ready to rip. 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Never Skip Leg Day

It's time to start training those legs for winter. You think Mikey Leblanc skips leg day? Hell no. Check out this tank of an ollie from the end credits of the 2010 Videograss film "Bon Voyage."

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Carnival of Carnage Recap

On Saturday, September 8th we hosted the "Carnival of Carnage" at the new Cloquet skatepark after a 13 year hiatus and it did not disappoint. Around 50 skaters came out to participate in the festivities and some really heavy skating went down. Relive the days' events through these photos by Matt Kako.

Carter took the top spot with moves like this down the stairs.
Garrett was ripping all day.
Cloquet native Jackson going up the a-frame rail.

Josh and Jonas throwing down some unique crowd pleasing tricks.
Carter Kills, locked and loaded.
Twin Cities based musician and skater Jaw Knee Vee was pumping out the tunes for everyone.
The "King of Carnage" award hand painted by Duane Mullen.
Matt Anderson took it home along with a Toy Machine Tech Deck. I heard he's got a finger board edit in the works... Thanks for all you've done to get this park built Matt!
Carter won the Pocket Park event the day before then took top honors at the Carnival. Can't say anyone was too surprised. 
15 and Under
1st - Jace Boord
2nd - Julian
3rd - Christina 

16 + 
1st - Carter Nguyen
2nd - Caleb Gibson
3rd - Josh Kuno

Sideshow Best Tricks
Ledge - Carter
Deep End - Caleb
Hippie Jump - Simon Walters
Stairs - Zach Anderson
Most Bails - Christina

Honorable Mentions
Simon and Manda

Body Carnage 
Jonas Bodovinitz

King of Carnage 
Matt Anderson

Group shot! Thanks so much to everyone that came out to this year's Carnival of Carnage. Hyped to do it again next year.

Capita - Defenders of Awesome

Ultrafear, DOA, Horrorscope...which CAPiTA rig will be under your feet this season?? Come take a look at their 19/20 lineup and we can help make the decision easy on you.

Monday, September 16, 2019

2019/20 PUBLIC Snowboards

Want to support a rad Minnesota brand? Set up a Public snowboard this season. Joe Sexton's brand is in its 4th year and they offer boards for riders of all abilities. Tear up the rope park on the "General Public" or explore the backcountry on Darrel Mathes' "Diplay." 
Their lineup of clothing is looking fresh as well... Just in time for early fall weather, check out their selection of hoodies, crews, caps and beanies. 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

VANS 2019/20 Boots

Yet again Vans has put out an impressive lineup of boots for this 19/20 season. This year they're introducing all new "Pop Cush" insoles so you can expect an even more comfortable ride. Drop in and lace some up before winter hits. It won't be long now!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Spitfire's "Keep The Fire Burning" Video

There is no shortage of heat in Spitfire's latest edit "Keep The Fire Burning." Watch the team destroy everything in their path as they road trip around the Pacific Northwest.