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2015 Snow Preview with Ambush Board Co.

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.

2015 Lib Tech TRS XC2 is an all-mountain killer!  A new formula of C2 with a shorter, but aggressive Banana rocker combined with cambers that sit more underfoot.   Camber Banana Tech & Magne-Traction…yes, please!

2015 TRS XC2 BTX

2015 TRS XC2 BTX

2015 Never Summer Ripsaw with CR technology is  one to keep your eye on.   Never Summer has this new CR Technology that features amplified camber areas that are longer and deeper than their traditional Rocker Camber (RC) boards.  True twin tip with crazy pop!

2015 Never Summer CR

2015 Never Summer CR

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March Radness is Coming!

What’s up everyone? Ambush is proud to announce that it will be hosting the first contest at the new Kennesaw Skatepark called March Radness. No mushy flat ground game of skate. This is REAL street/pool style skateboarding for your eyes to see. This is your chance to show Ambush what you got and show the City of Kennesaw why it was such a good idea building this park. Don’t wanna compete? It’s free to watch and come hang out with the Ambush crew. There will be tons of talented locals putting on a awesome show!  Big thanks to all the sponsors that help contribute to making this contest happen!

Check out the trailer to see just a glimpse of the action that will be going down!

 

Contest Details

Registration is now open. Sign up in person at Ambush Board Co.

March Radness Skate Contest
March 15, 2014 at Kennesaw Skatepark
Check in at 10:00 am/Contest starts at 11:00 am
Two Divisions:
Street Contest and Pool Jam
$15 Entry Fee per Division (includes free contest tee shirt)
$250 Cash for 1st Place/Tons of Prizes for 2nd and 3rd Place

Street Contest Info:
-64 skaters max. Register in advance at Ambush Board Co.
-Jam session format for prelims and semifinals. Four skaters per jam. Jams are 4 minutes in length. Top skater moves on to the next round.
-Individual skate for finals. Each finalist will get two 1-minute runs (alternating between skaters).

Pool Jam Info:
-32 skaters max. Register in advance at Ambush Board Co.
-Prelims and semifinals feature four skaters per jam. Each skater gets two 45-second runs (alternating between skaters). Top skater moves on to the next round.
-Finals pits top two skaters going head to head for 10 minutes (alternating between skaters).

 

 

 

 

Pedro Barros for Volcom

Two words: Pedro Barros. The Brazilian wonder-kid can’t legally by a pack of smokes yet but his skating is as mature as fine wine. Barros, already an X-Games gold medalist, rips street, tranny, vert, and is even fluent on a mega ramp. Needless to say this new edit from Volcom blew our minds a bit. My guess is that 2013 will be Barros’s biggest year to date.

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The Times they are a Changin’

It has already been a year of change here at Ambush Board Co. and we are only a few months in. This past fall, the shop saw a serious remodel of the skate side of the store. With a new counter system, new Volcom and RVCA build outs, and updated concrete floors, things are looking good. Next up for Ambush is a total remodel of the wake and snow side. Construction began hard wood floors and will soon move into creating the most advanced wake and snow set up ever seen before. We are building a shopper friendly area that appeals to the novice all the way to advance rider. We are creating a unique boot try on area, custom displays from Liquid Force, Hyperlite, and Ronix, and a true place for all to come together and get everything they need to ride. So if you happen to be in the area, please stop by and see what we have gearing up for 2012. A bright new interior with the same great service. Hope to see you soon.

Sponsored

Being sponsored has become the holy grail of action sports. Some kids try their whole lives to get sponsored. Some succeed…some don’t. What if you could suddenly wave a magic wand get sponsored right now? Which company would you want to be sponsored by? What is your dream brand that you are dying to rep? Well…we asked the Ambush guys that same question.

 

Brian: Vans – “‘Cause you don’t have to buy clothing and shoes and s#!t. They got sweet flannels and make everything from skate shoes to snowboard boots.”

 

Brian’s favorite Vans product: Old Skool ’92 Pro (Ray Barbee/Forest Green)


Jake: Matix – “I like their jeans and they have a good team.”

Jake’s favorite Matix product: Miner Jean (Blue Indigo)

 


Stormy: Real – “They represent skateboarding. Good boards, good riders.”

Stormy’s favorite Real product: Brock Forever Deck 8.38

 


Ruben: RVCA – RVCA makes great quality clothing and it looks good. Also, along with sponsoring skateboarders, they support artists and musicians. My faves are the Artist Network Program tees. Their shirts have awesome graphics and are pretty comfy.

Ruben’s favorite RVCA product: Harmony Guitar Tee (Orange)


Brice: Volcom – They are involved in everything. Skateboarding, snowboarding, and surfing.

Brice’s favorite Volcom product: Sansur Hoodie (Ebony)

Progress

The shop is still in shambles, but not for long. Boards are on the wall and the counters are fixed in their new spots. The carpet is all pulled up and once they buff out that glue, the ground will be so smooth you could skate on it. Just kidding, keep that outside.

The dudes from Volcom are also here throwing in their own build out for their killer apparel line. So by the end of the weekend, all you skate rats will have a brand new shop.

 

 

Ambush Game of Skate #16

Skateboarders are quite possibly the most enthusiastic people on the planet. I know we may seem spaced out, aloof, and disinterested, but that’s part of our charm. When it comes to skateboarding, we are all in.

The Ambush Game of Skate is the most consistently rock solid event in the Atlanta skateboard scene, and it is  the gusto of the participants that makes the contest what it is. No vibes here…just a couple hundred skateboarders pursuing their passion. Everyone was hanging out, rooting their friends on, and tapping their boards in respect for a banger trick. It’s as if we were all in this together and the competition was just a way to express our personal individuality throughout the day. And that’s what skateboarding is all about.

However, unlike your little sister’s youth soccer match, we were keeping score. And for those of you that love the thrill of victory, the contest was pretty f*[{!#& competitive. Cheers to those who made the podium.

Advanced Division

1st Place: John Goodwill; 2nd Place: Edgar Reyes; 3rd Place: Joey Robish

Intermediate Division

1st Place: Cole Keeter; 2nd Place: Dustin Sumner; 3rd Place: Richie Weathersby

Beginner Division

1st Place: Shawn Johnson; 2nd Place: Zarek Sparks; 3rd Place: Ernesto Garcia

Special thanks to all those who came out and supported the event. Extra special thanks to all the competitors, John and Daniel at Vans, Brooks at Volcom, the Skullcandy crew, Yuri at LRG, Brandon at Emerica, and Ken at Skununu.

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