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New DC Snowboards Commercial

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DC has just released a new commercial for their new snowboard line. It features Iikka Backtrom and Billy Mays, who is a popular infomercial host. It’s another parody along the lines of the Inside the Actors Studio commercials they did a few years ago.

2009 Outerwear Trend Report: What’s New

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In this first Outerwear Trend Report we’ll take a look at what new brands and lines are on the scene for the 2008/2009 Season. Stay tuned as this series will continue with new installments bringing you all the trends for this season.

The North Face

The North Face certainly isn’t new to the outerwear market, but they have introduced a new line that a lot of snowboarders will be happy about.  The North Face has always had very technical gear, but sometimes the styling wasn’t quite up to par. Enter their new Ride line. This line has new fits, prints, and colors that you’ll love and all those technical features you’d expect from The North Face. 

http://www.thenorthface.com

Santa Cruz launch limited edition clothing collection

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Santa Cruz have launched a  limited edition clothing line called Shapes. The designs feature the shapes of every single skateboard deck Santa Cruz have ever made. The range includes shirts, hoodies and jackets. For women we love this Deck windbreaker which is available in black or white and definitely won’t break the bank at a bargain £49.94

The whole Santa Cruz clothing and hard goods range is available at their new European online store www.santacruzeurope.com

Breaking the mould

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We’re hoping that you’ll stay healthy and intact this winter but if you do end up making friends with the x-ray machine and find yourself in plaster, you’ll be glad we told you about Casttoos. They’re gorgeous covers for your plaster cast and they come in gazillions of prints and patterns.

Casttoo is the brainchild of Jessie Smith who fell off her bike and broke her wrist. She painted her dull black cast with bright, inspiring images and was amazed by the enthusiastic reaction she received from onlookers

London’s latest shopportunity complex – what’s in it for you?

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London got its latest landmark today – the Westfield shopping centre opened, funnily enough, in West London.

Having worked in this part of London for 12 years I am seriously thankful for somewhere to go at lunchtime other than the local Superdrug and pound shops.

But if you don’t work round the corner, what would make you make the trip to London’s latest shopportunity complex? Well there’s plenty there for snowboarders and girls of a boardsports persuasion.

Snowboard gear arriving at TK Maxx now

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If the purse strings are looking a bit tight this winter, you might want to head to your local TK Maxx to search out some new snowboard gear.

They’re currently getting deliveries of current and previous season’s stock. There’s some top quality high end stuff in there – we saw some really cool core brands in the shops last winter. Look out for outerwear, layers, thermals, socks and gloves. We even spotted some boardbags in one branch last winter.

Womens jackets cost £29.99 to £99.99 and pants range from £14.99 to £49.99. You can also kit out your kids affordably too. Kids jackets cost £16.99 to £29.99 and pants are £16.99 to £29.99

Ten best online contests to enter right now

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We’ve had a nosey round the internet and found the ten best contests for you lasses to enter to win yourself some fine new swag – or a nice wee holiday. There should be something for everyone in this back of tricks. Check out the fine sites they’re posted on too while you’re there and show them a little love (just make sure you come back at see us again soon!).

1. Win one of 300 limited edition Head boards with a back protector and helmet. The contest is run to celebrate the 25th anniversary of G-Shock watches .(open worldwide)

2. Win a Burton Feelgood and Lexa bindings (US only, closes December 13)

Hannah Teter Auctions Gear for Charity

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Go211.com is hosting an auction for a pair of Burton Lexa EST bindings donated by Hannah Teter.  The proceeds from the auction will benefit the Water and Sanitation Project in Kirindon, Kenya.

Win gear by taking snowsports clothing survey

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Gore – the company behind the uberwaterproof material Gore-Tex – is looking for snowboarders and skiers around the world to take part in a concept survey. You’ll have to answer questions about a range of snowsport apparel concepts and give your opinion on them.

All completed forms go into a raffle to win one of five pieces of Gore-Tex snowsports apparel worth more than 2500 euros in total.

It takes about 25 to 30 minutes to do and is pretty interesting and easy to fill out (I’ve done it!).

To take the survey click here.