Saturday, February 29, 2020

Core Values Tour Finals

After three heavy stops at Buck Hill, Elm Creek, and Spirit Mountain, the Core Values Tour makes its way to Trollhaugen next Saturday, March 7th for the series finals. Over $2000 in cash and prizes is up for grabs for the top ten riders of each division from the stops. Invited riders will session the custom three-zone build at Troll for fame and glory. Registration is 10:30-12 and the contest will kick off shortly after at 12:15. Spectators are welcome to watch some awesome riding go down! This event wouldn't be possible without the core shops involved (Zombie, Damage, and Cal Surf) and awesome brands Volcom, Vans, Skullcandy, Interior Plain Project, Public, and Rome. See you there!

Friday, February 28, 2020


Dropping tomorrow, Saturday February 29th, the latest LYNX OG offering from DC is feeling blue (in a good way). With a solid mix of dark and light shades of blue, these shoes look great on board or out in the streets.

"LYNX OG" - $100.00


It's that time of year again! "Freestyle Friday" at Chester Bowl is a laid back contest series that focus on learning new tricks and having fun. Tonight, Damage and Rome Snowboards are hosting Freestyle Friday. We'll be riding a custom set up for the event that will cater to all ages. Registration is 5-6PM with the fun starting at 6:15. Awards/prizes to follow. See you there!

Thursday, February 27, 2020

ROME Warden

New for 2019/20, ROME's "Warden" is a solid choice for all-mountain performance. The Warden is a directional twin board featuring Fusion Camber and a deeper sidecut making it an awesome tool for carving and slashing your brains out. The friendly $389.99 pricepoint means you can shred hills, not your bank account. Sizes 152, 155, and 158 are available. Pair it with the Vice or D.O.D. binding and you're ready to go! 

"Warden" - $389.99

Monday, February 24, 2020

eS in the Buliding

eS has been in the skate shoe game for a long time. The quality and durability of these shoes is unmatched. We recently received a few heavy hitters from these guys. Check out our entire collection of eS shoes today.

"Accel Slim" -  $69.95
 "Swift 1.5" - $74.95 
 "Accel OG" - $72.95

Saturday, February 22, 2020

CVT Elm Creek Recap

The third stop of the Core Values Tour brought us to the tow rope island that is Elm Creek presented by none other than Cal Surf. The sun was out and boarders were hyped to ride the custom contest setup. Thank you to the riders, shops, and brands that support this series!

 Heavy lineup of tents in attendance.
DJ Brandon doing his thang.
You already know Kuno was tossing switch tricks left and right.

Everyone's gotta pick up the rake at some point. IPP Pete Knows.
Boarders ready to drop (and Judge Joey who was late to his post).
The middle feature got a lot of love. 

Friday, February 21, 2020

Nike SB Dunk High Pro "Truck It"

Part two of Nike SB's "Truck It" pack is here. The Dunk High Pro keeps the road trip vibes rolling right along with a desert sunset inspired colorway. Complete with a swoosh reminiscent of the decals found on trucks and RV's in the 70's and a footbed featuring an actual desert landscape. The "Truck It" Dunk High Pro will be available Saturday, February 22nd at 10:00AM.

-First Come First Served
-In Store Only
-No Phone Orders
-No Holds
-One Pair Per Customer
-Limited Quantities Available

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Lord of the Ropes

Lord of the Ropes returns to the sacred hills of Trollhaugen tomorrow night, Friday February 21st presented by IPP, Trollhaugen, and Indeed. Last year Kyle Kennedy claimed the crown in the "Return of the King." Can he do it for a third year in a row in "New Found Shores"? Come out tomorrow night to watch 64 of the best Midwest riders go head to head for the grand prize of $2000. Oh, did we mention shop riders Kristin Jessen, Josh Kuno, and Dan Spooner are taking part this year?
Last year's edit by Trevor Slattery and Dan Pergrin.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Hovland Snowskates

If you snowboard but want to free your feet and skate around the hill, you need a Hovland Snowskate. With three different sizes you can choose which one best suits your riding style. Swing by the shop and see what they're about! 

"Five-Oh" - $279.99
Hovland's smallest board is built for doing flip tricks, riding boxes and rails, but can still get you around the whole mountain.
"Ram" - $299.99
The Ram is the all-mountain crusher. Best on groomers, park features, and shallow pow.
 "Buckshot" - $329.99
This rig is the real deal for cruising the entire mountain. It's wide nose makes riding through a couple feet of pow no problem.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Damage x Rome Freestyle Friday

It's that time of year again. "Freestyle Friday" at Chester Bowl is a laid back contest series that focus on learning new tricks and having fun. On Friday, February 28th, Damage and Rome Snowboards are hosting Freestyle Friday. We'll be riding a custom set up for the event that will cater to all ages. Registration is 5-6PM with the fun starting at 6:15. Awards/prizes to follow. See you there!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

DC x Beer Savage

In collaboration with Beer Savage (@beersavage), the world's most notorious golden beverage connoisseurs, DC brings you a taste of the good life. This can-shaped board is built on their Lock & Load profile which provides camber throughout the midsection with longer traditional contact points. You get a stable ride at high speeds while you're sending it. Channel your inner savage on this one-of-a-kind rig.

DC x Beer Savage - $499.99

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Half Cab Pro

VANS came through recently with a new colorway of the "Half Cab Pro", one of the most iconic shoes in skateboarding. Lace a pair up and get a session in at The Encounter.

"Half Cab Pro" - $69.95

Wednesday, February 12, 2020


The Rowan Pro is a brand new shoe from Vans that skates as good as it looks. Rowan Zorilla makes the most difficult skating look so effortless and his 'laid back' style is instantly recognizable. This shoe is an extension of that. Featuring Vans new SickStick sole, PopCush insoles and a triple stitched upper, the Rowan Pro will be available on Saturday, February 15th for $69.95.
 The Rowan Pro makes it's debut in this Mirage Blue colorway. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Nike SB Dunk Low

The Nike SB Dunk Low J-Pack Shadow will be available tomorrow on a first come first serve basis. One pair per customer, in store only, $100.

Core Values Tour - Spirit Mountain

This Saturday, Feb. 15th the Core Values Tour makes its way to Spirit Mountain for the third and final stop before finals at Trollhaugen. If you're out of the loop, CVT is a qualifying event series for all ages, genders, and abilities, put on by three of the most core shops around (Cal Surf, Zombie, and Damage). Registration is from 10:30-12:00 with the contest starting after. You can choose to ride in the intermediate or expert division. Top 10 riders in each division get an invite to finals, top 3 get prizes. Big shout out to the tour sponsors Rome, Volcom, IPP, Skullcandy, Vans, and Public. See you Saturday!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Adidas Samba Boot

Introducing the 19/20 Adidas "Samba ADV" boot. Key features such as the Continental Rubber Outsole, comfortable Silver Level Ultralon heat-moldable liner, and articulated cuff make these boots a great option from park to backcountry riding. Try a pair on'll be hyped!

"Samba" - $259.99

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Rome Buckshot

If you're a fan of positive camber snowboards you'll be hyped on the "Buckshot" from Rome. This board boasts enough pop and responsiveness to send it on the jumps but is still at home doing a heavy nosepress on a down rail. Take care of business on the Buckshot.

"Buckshot 155" - $499.99
($519.99 - Ozzy Henning 155 pro model in the middle)

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

2020/21 Union Force

Union just released a limited number of 2020/21 "Force" bindings and we got our hands on a few pairs. The Force is a household name at this point and now comes with upgraded "Exoframe" ankle strap and "Hexgrip" toestrap. This is an extremely well rounded binding and is available now for a limited time. Don't sleep on these ones!

2020/21 "Force" - $259.99

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Damage x Thunder Best Grind Contest

Our 'Best Grind Contest' presented by Thunder Truck Co. is this Friday night at The Encounter Indoor Skatepark. This event will consist of a ten minute rail jam beginning at 6:00 p.m. with prizes awarded to the top 3 best grinds on the park's 'flat-down' rail. This event is FREE (with paid Encounter session) and open to skaters of all ages, abilities and genders. Come out and get your grind on! 

Monday, February 3, 2020


Stop #2 of The 2020 Core Values Tour is this Saturday, February 8th at Elm Creek presented by Cal Surf. Registration is from 10:30-12:00 and is free to enter with a valid lift ticket. There will be intermediate and expert divisions with 30-minute jam sessions in 3 side-by-side zones with the single best trick in each zone counting. The top 3 riders in each division will receive prizes and the top 10 qualify for finals at Trollhaugen. The Core Values Tour is presented by Zombie Boardshop Cal Surf and Damage Boardshop to highlight each local scene by showcasing  the 'core values' of Minnesota snowboarding and the importance of supporting your local shop. 


Josh Kalis is a household name in skateboarding, and at this point the Kalis Lite is too. DC took the silhouette from the original Josh Kalis pro model, slimmed it down and set it on top of a lightweight runner inspired sole. The Kalis Lite is the perfect shoe for tre flips over trash cans or to wear in the garage while you rebuild old muscle cars.

This reflective Grey and Orange colorway is available now! 

"Kalis Lite" - $75.00

Sunday, February 2, 2020


That new new from the homies at Bumbag just rolled into the shop. There's a color and style for everyone. Don't worry about carrying a bulky phone or wallet in your pockets anymore. Get yourself a Bumbag.