Temperatures are slowly dropping. Football is back in full swing on the television. It’s time to start thinking about booking an epic snowboarding trip for you and your buddies to take this winter while airfare is still cheap. The mountain is calling. We know you’ve got the itch!
Here is our list of items we’ve got coming in that you should keep an eye out for this season as you start thinking about updating your gear. Consider this our version of the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list for slaying the mountain this year. Check it out:
Let’s face it, nobody wants to be the Jabroni holding up the lift line because you just had a garage sale getting off at the top.
Save yourself the embarrassment and pick up a proper stomp pad. We have fresh ones from your favorite brands like Burton, Volcom, Lib Tech, and Dakine…or from your new favorite stomp pad brand – Crab Grab.
Skateboarding, tattoos, and art have been culturally forged together through decades of avant garde contrarianism, a blunt questioning of societal norms, and a passion for personal expression. The relationship between skateboarding and tattoos can be seen everywhere from board graphics to the amount of ink on the archetypal skater’s body. As skateboarding, art, and tattoos weave in and out of each other’s existence they leave lasting impressions on one another. In Atlanta, none have done that more than Ambush Board Co., Craig Foster, Jules Woods, and Skinwerks Tattoo.
Spreading the love of wakeboarding is something we have been doing since day one. Ambush Board Co. and Slingshot team riders Shredtown got together and produced a limited run of 15 wakeboards that featured a alternate colorway with additional graphics of their 2014 pro model. The Co-op was intended to stoke out fans of Shredtown and Ambush and give them the opportunity to own a piece of wakeboard history. In doing so we came up with the idea to send one board all over the country for people to try and this became The Traveling LTD Project. It was a simple process of simply signing up and patently waiting by the phone for your chance. With a select few getting the opportunity they would in turn get to keep the board for a week (sometimes two) to see what they could do on it. The overwhelming reply from everyone was that they absolutely loved the board and we instantly converted Slingshot fans. It’s these opportunities to allow people to try something new or different that give us a great sense of helping wakeboarding move closer to the masses. With so many cable parks opening up regionally the cost of wakeboarding is slowly but surly bringing new people to the sport.
Well here we go again. It’s the beginning of August and we are already talking about snowboarding and what’s new in the snowboard game for 2015. Crazy to think that all the hot new gear starts arriving at the tail end of the summer, but that’s so we can have exactly what you’ve been looking for in time for the holidays and your snow trips. With some pretty profound advancements in snowboarding technology from Magne-Traction to tech outerwear, what do you think is the hot new thing this year is going to be? To get you in the mood here are some hand-selected items that we have coming that will only enhance your snowboarding experience.
Here are two boards you really want to keep in mind for this year.
The first thing I noticed when I slipped my foot into the Marana Vulc is the fact that they run a little big. I wear a size 9 (US) in most shoes, and this 9 is a tad bit big. I’d probably be better off with an 8.5. The heel hold is snug and there is a very prominent arch support. From the heel heading towards the toe, the shoe opens up to be pretty wide leaving plenty of space for your toes to stretch out. The collar and tongue are made of a breathable mesh providing some much needed airflow. All in all, it is a pretty comfortable shoe. This shoe is built to endure the harshest abuse you can give it. Due to their tank like construction, the break-in process may take a bit longer than expected. The STI Evolution foam footbed provides good support for impact and everyday wear. The vulcanized version of this shoe is definitely more appealing aesthetically than its cupsole counterpart. The cupsole interpretation has a bigger logo on the side and kind of reminds me of some crappy Etnies mall shoe, but it’s vulcanized brother has a more subtle skateboarder-friendly vibe.
KENNESAW, GA – (March 27, 2014) – Ambush Board Co., an industry-leading board sports retailer and outfitter based in metro Atlanta, today released an exclusive, limited edition version of Slingshot’s best-selling Shredtown pro model wakeboard. Featuring a unique top sheet graphic drenched in yellow complete with two Ambush stone logos, this wakeboard is truly something special for core Shredtown and Ambush supporters and enthusiasts.
“Being able to collaborate with a group riders [Shredtown] and a company [Slingshot] on the forefront of innovation makes us very proud,” explains Ambush Board Co. Creative Director, Derek Davis. “This project is something special for everyone involved and we hope the few lucky riders who get one will enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed the process of making this collaboration happen.”
We’ve teamed up with Shredtown to produce a limited run of the 2014 Slingshot Shredtown shape and want to give you the chance to try it out. With only 20 boards made, they will be gone fast. Knowing that the demand will far exceed supply for this rare wakeboard, we decided to send one board out on the road to show the people what it’s all about.
Participating in the Traveling LTF Project is simple:
For most of you, this man needs no introduction. Josh Butler recently linked up with local hardware brand Bender to bring us some crispy new footage. Watch Josh’s new part from Bender below, filmed by Matt Mazza.
More from Bender Hardware *available now in-store at Ambush Board Co.
More from Josh Butler and the Ambush Skate Team
Last Fall, Leatherman Tools® a.k.a. “The Original American Tool Company” decided to put over thirty years of tool R&D into creating a line of pocket tools designed for skateboarders. The idea was to create a multi-tool that could assemble and disassemble an entire skateboard and still find a comfortable place in your pocket. Mission accomplished.
Last weekend one of our in-house skate wizards, Ben Mercer, decided to put a Letherman Grind to the test. After a lengthy morning session of skating and board building, Ben gives you his two cents on the Leatherman Grind.