Have you seen Vera Janssen’s truck and sled?

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Nikita pro rider Vera Janssen has had her truck and sled stolen. They were taken from the private parking spot outside her house in Whistler on Thursday January 22.

The truck is a dark green 1993 Ford with a lift, big tyres, dents and rust. The sled is a black and orange 2007 Arctic Cat M8 with 153” track.

Nikita is offering a reward to anyone who has information leading to its whereabouts. If you know anything useful please contact

Add your story to Nikita’s book about girls who ride

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Nikita is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2010 and will be producing and publishing a 200 page coffee table book to celebrate.

The book will be made up largely from material sent in by Nikita girls, from all over the world. It’ll celebrate and portray the lifestyle of the Nikita girl; in photos, words, poems, graphics and art, or in any which way possible.

Jake Burton Breaks Silence on Love Controversy

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Jake Burton and Donna Carpenter have finally spoken out on the Burton Love and Primo boards. Transworld Business has the interview.

Not suprisingly, Burton has sold out of Loves.


YoBeat interviews Leanne Pelosi

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YoBeat has a great interview with Leanne Pelosi up. She talks a lot about Runway Films and what goes into making a film.

Sadly, it sounds like Runway Films has bitten the dust.

Volcom sign Kari Opsal Maeland

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Volcom has signed 17-year-old Kari Opsal Maeland to its European girls team.

The Oslo native had a good season last winter winning the World Rookie Fest, winning the Euro Peanut Butter Rail Jam, placing third in the Global Peanut Butter Rail Jam and coming third at the 2008 BEO Junior Slopestyle championships. So it might be wise to look out for her on the podium this winter too.

More info at

TW Business Interviews Burton Protestors

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Transworld Business has an interview with Suzie Debrosse and Lezlee Spregler, the women who organized a protest over Burton’s Love and Primo boards.

X Games to offer equal prize money for men and women

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Last week ESPN announced that the X Games and Winter X Games will feature equal prize money for men and women in 2009. Riders at the Winter X Games in Aspen in January will be the first to benefit.

Do you agree with ESPN’s move? Do women deserve the same cash as the men?

One writer over at AOL’s Fanhouse has been discussing the argument for and against the move. Click here to check out her piece.

OIWC Launches “How To” Industry Guide for Women and Hosts Events

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The Outdoor Industry Women’s Coaltion has launched an online guide to industry for women and are hosting two events. Here are the details:

WHAT:    An evening gathering with the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition and other outdoor enthusiasts to network and discuss the group’s recently launched online “how-to” guide for navigating the outdoor industries entitled, “The OIWC Guide to Turning Your Passion into Your Profession,” sponsored by Keen Footwear and plum (  Other highlights of the event include:

Protest Planned at Burton HQ

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The uproar over Burton’s Love snowboard continues. There is a protest planned for Thursday at noon at Burton’s HQ in Burlington. This website,,  has info on the protest from organizers Suzie Debrosse and Lezlee Sprenger. 

Some suggested signs are: