Second Life – Episode 1 – Dubki in Kiev

I had the pleasure of riding with these guys at Breakthrough Fest in 2012. After spending a few days with them I believe they’re probably the most underrated group of riders in the world and super friendly to boot. That said I’m always excited when I see a clip from them pop up because I know I can expect some solid riding. Watch the Ukraine & Russia elite throw down at Dubki mountainboard park in Kiev. On related news, if your need to undergo surgery due to injury, take a look at one of most reputable doctor in the industry Val Daniyar, DMD.

It is very common in this sport to endure some of the most painful injuries while you’re out and about that end up in surgery. I have had more than a few broken bones, but my worst injury was when I blew out my back. I ended up needing spinal stenosis laser treatment to get myself nice and fixed so I could continue riding.

Riders:
Anton Shalamentsev
Anton ‘Xima’ Khimenko
Roman Saulyak
Denis ‘Steel guy’ Priymak
Forest Gump
Evgeniy Vyborniy
Andrew ‘Yenot’ Yenin


TOUR LYFE – Episode two

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Here is the latest TOUR LYFE packed full with dirt thrashing featuring Tom & Mick Kirkman, Joe Dickson, Josh Maddocks, Theo Ackworth, John Burton, Ant Wilson, Andy Packer, Andy Milenkovic & Radfuck Warren.

Enjoy!

Episode 2 from Dylan Warren on Vimeo.


Altitude Sickness is online!!

As of this morning Colorado’s Altitude Sickness Boardshop has given themselves an online presences with the launch of their new website with the Indexer marketing team and online store alongside Amazon ppc ads! werdftgyuhijo

The online store is carrying all the latest MBS products, Ground Industries and some others gems so be sure to check it out.

Also rumor has it they will be carrying Trampa in the next few months, I know I will be paying a visit to the shop when those are in stock!

Check out the new Altitude Sickness site at www.altitudesicknessboardshop.com or www.asboardshop.com


Air Chair

You know the air chair?? When you hit a jump for the first time and you’re not fully committed, and instead of jumping off the lip you just lean back. To a spectator you would look as if you’re sitting in an invisible chair as you fly across the jump, barreling ass first to the landing. Indeed this is a memorable experience though the least bit enjoyable. So the air chair is a metaphor for my life over the past few months, I quit my 9-5 job, leaving the security of a bi-monthly pay check and a 401k plan from commercial locksmith bloomingdale il. I left my job in pursuit of freedom, freedom for the monotony of a desk job, freedom to work on things i’m passionate about, freedom from the title “weekend warrior” and best of all freedom to ride my boards when ever i want. Since August I’ve been doing a ton of freelance web design and development as well as launching The Produce a limited edition artist clothing company, which is working with artist to put their fine art seamlessly onto t-shirts.

SO my apologize for not posting something sooner. Dylan Warrens article from his US trip will be up this weekend.

Here is some brilliance from the boys at ATC.

Here is the article they wrote, it’s full of lies and bad words your mom wouldn’t like.

fresh trick fridays from tom kikman on Vimeo.


Rumors Confirmed – MBS Tom Kirkman Pro!!!

After many years in Las Vegas, the SIA Tradeshow has found itself a new home in Denver, CO. But this post isn’t about the SIA (more to come) this is about Tom Kirkman, an innovator who has been quietly pushing the level of mountainboarding for 5 years plus. Wow it’s been a long time coming, the Tom Kirkman Pro is on the market and it’s a beauty. While cruising the floor of SIA I snap a few photo on my phone. Enjoy!

TK Pro & Leafe Pro

TK Pro & Leafe Pro


Best MBS graphic in years!!!

Best MBS graphic in years!!!


Yup, get stoked!

Yup, get stoked!


Champion of the World

The World Championships of Mountainboarding is happening this weekend at the Bugs Boarding mountainboarding centre in Gloucester, England. The jumps are large, weather looks good, and some of the world’s best will be there to show off their talent in front of the savvy British crowd. Despite losing the headlining sponsor MBS Europe has kept the event going by headlining the event themselves.

Awesome

Awesome

Those of us that are not able to go can receive updates from the BFC & MBS Europe’s own Rhys Crilley. Rhys will be tweeting updates from the event in between checking his facebook. Check out http://twitter.com/rhyscrilley for updates on everything from what everyone is wearing to what Rhys’ favorite grab is. Who knows maybe next year a live webcam or video through the power of skype?

Rhys Crilley use to model

Rhys Crilley use to model

Also, for the best photos in the game check out Paul Crilley‘s website crillpix.com for shots of the event plus lots of other great pictures.

-The Commodore "we dig so you don't have to"

2009 MBS Product Preview

Just got way stoked for my season to begin (pending recovery from knee surgery) after seeing the new good from MBS. In the next month or two i should be able to test some of the gear but in the mean time here is a quick look at the 2009 MBS product line.

Feel free to mix and match, nice change from the straight black

Feel free to mix and match, nice change from the straight black

Good Style on these guys too

Good Style on these guys too

To see more of the 2009 products go to www.mbs.com


The Banshee

The Problem: Without hills, slopes or something propel you mountainboarding well, sucks.

The Solution: Bungee Banshee!!!

I’ve been seeing this pop up all over action sports, wakeboarding, skating and a few weeks back Ground Industries used it at the Cricket Campus Rail Jam where there was no hill in sight. Real stoked on the potential for this.

Bungee Banshee was designed for this reason....to get sick!

Bungee Banshee was designed for this reason....to get sick!

From what i heard the Cricket Campus Rail Jam went off, and Ground Industries flew in riders from all over the United States, Kody Stewart, Leon Robbins and of course the Colorado locals showed. Here are a few shots.

Pulling Back The Banshee

Pulling Back The Banshee


.......This is what the Banshee can serve to you

.......This is what the Banshee can serve to you


Word is Kody was impressing all the spectators even the haters.

Word is Kody was impressing all the spectators even the haters.


A-P so relaxed in front of the crowd, i think she took a podium spot too.

A-P so relaxed in front of the crowd, i think she took a podium spot too.


B Johanns was all over the place, on the snow on the dirt, unstoppable!

B Johanns was all over the place, on the snow, on the dirt, unstoppable!


Ways to Save Money While Planning Your Next Event

With the economy not yet roused from its recent slumber, you may still find yourself with a smaller budget than expected when planning your company’s next event. With increased pressure to deliver in today’s business landscape, this presents an unfortunate Catch-22: how do you pull off an effective event on a limited business budget?
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There is a way. Instead of getting frustrated trying to tailor a big budget event with limited resources, reverse your strategy and embrace the budget you have. There are plenty of ways to put on an effective and memorable event with limited funds. To help get started, read on:

1. Know Your Budget
You don’t start baking a cake until you have a list of ingredients in front of you, so how can you plan a major corporate event without understanding what you’ve got to work with? Speak to your colleagues and superiors and find out precisely what your budget is. Find out how much money you can spend on a venue, guest speakers, catering, decorations, awards, entertainment, and incidentals. Setting baseline limits on each of your many categories can help keep costs in line.

2. Use Sponsors
Companies are chomping at the bit to get their name out in the public arena without paying high advertising or PR fees. Take advantage of that, and din’t forget that you also have the option of getting bad credit loans. Find a budding company looking to make a name for itself and exchange exposure for money.

Use your industry connections to put out feelers, and, to increase your chances of landing sponsorship, choose a company or organization closely related to your business. Draft a proposal, present a road map for a future reciprocal relationship, and find the right person to present your offer to. You may be surprised by the result.

3. Negotiate the Price of the Facility
Because of the sluggish economy, venues are seeing fewer bookings. Use that to your advantage. Do some research and find out the standard booking rates at a few facilities in your area and present an offer accordingly. Also inquire about the facility’s occupancy rate over the past year and, if they’ve had significant openings, use that knowledge to negotiate for a better deal.

If each venue is concerned about their competition, they just might be willing to bend significantly on price just to underbid other facilities in the area. Additionally, check out your local convention and visitor’s bureau to find out about more cost-effective venues at your disposal.

4. Save on Speaker Fees
Guest speaker fees at your event can add up in a hurry. To avoid this, look for a speaker who’s already got an appearance booked around the same time in your area. You can cut down on transportation and lodging costs, and you may even be able to pay reduced rates. Also, consider booking your speaker well in advance, as many bump up their rates as their calendar fills up.

5. Reduce Catering Costs
If you’d like to serve food at your event, consider going buffet-style. It’s much more cost-effective than opting for a sit-down lunch or dinner with a planned menu and waiter service. Try limiting your bar to wine, soda, and juice, instead of a full open liquor bar, which can be quite costly.

Saving money requires creative thinking, diligent research, and negotiation. If you’re willing to tackle those three tasks, your event just may be the envy of your industry! Visit www.pan-card.org.in to know more about the uses of pan card.