50 Shades Of Opyc May 14, 2013
50 Shades Of Opyc
Entrepreneur Dan Opyc walks us through 25 years of start-ups, failures and success stories
By Mike Prangnell
The world is full of entrepreneurs. People who see an opportunity and roll with it. In our colourful industry there have been...
Arbor Moves Manufacturing To Dubai Apr 18, 2013
Arbor recently announced that they would be moving their snowboard manufacturing from the now bankrupt Elan plant to SWS plant in Dubai. We caught up with Marin McGinnis, Canadian sales manager through Wick Winder Distribution , to find out how this will affect the brand....
Rampion Introduces Projekt Apr 12, 2013
The Rampion Projekt
Life after Ogio for Rampion Distribution After luggage brand Ogio decided to end its relationship with Canadian distributor Rampion Enterprise Ltd. in December 2012, the wheels were put in motion for Rampion to create its own luggage brand, Projekt for 2013....
Matix And DVS Moving Forward Apr 5, 2013
Matix And DVS Charge Forward Under New
By Jeff Thorburn and Mike Prangnell
When Podium Distribution filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the spring of 2012, some questioned whether or not its strongest brands, Matix and DVS, could...
PD's Punk Reign 35 Years Of Skull Skates Apr 2, 2013
PD's PUNK REIGN
Thirty-Five Years Of Skull Skates
Story by Sean Mortimer Photos by Brian Peech
At 50, Peter Ducommun still looks the punk. He almost always dresses in black. His body has filled out slightly, but his grey hair remains thick and shorn. He can usually...
Lifetime Leaves No Limits Group Mar 19, 2013
FOUNDERS OF LIFETIME COLLECTIVE BUY BACK BRAND AND OPEN RETAIL STORE
In 2002 a couple friends from Calgary, Alberta decided to start their own clothing brand. They quickly realized that in order to properly execute, they needed capital, back-end logistics and help from someone that...
The Marvelously Mad World of Mervin Mar 13, 2013 Three Decades of Domestic Manufacturing and the Mavericks who Made (and broke) the Mould.
Words and Photos by Brian Peech
Much has changed in the 35 years since Mike Olson crafted his first snowboard. The board sports industry has seen staggering growth in a relatively short...
Kayo Corp Moves To Time Bomb Trading Inc. Mar 4, 2013
On the news that Time Bomb Trading would be the new home for The Kayo Corp. brands including DGK, Gold Wheels, Organika and Expedition One, we got on the horn with company owner Garret Louis to get the skinny on a longtime softgoods distributor making the bold move into...
Sandbox Makes Goggles Feb 27, 2013
Sandbox Makes Goggles Owner Kevin Sansalne explain the expansion of his successful helmet brand By Jason Petznick Mr. Kevin Sansalone went from being a pro snowboarder to being a pro moviemaker and by accident; somewhere in all that action he stumbled into a helmet brand that quickly...
I Found's Outerwear Launch Feb 19, 2013
I Found Gets Into Outerwear Founder Guillaume Brochu talks expansion
In our winter 2013 issue we interviewed Guillaume about I Founds expansion into outerwear. for more details on this check these links:
Seven years after...
How To Up Your Google Ranking Feb 18, 2013
How To up Your Google Ranking Getting the most out of search engines By Jason Petznick Raise your hand if you’ve ever typed a question into Google’s search bar? Exactly what I thought. The way people are searching for information on the Internet is changing, which means...
Mervin Welcomes New VP Of Sales Feb 14, 2013
Dan McNamara has recently taken on the role of vice president of sales at Mervin. With a rich history in the snowboard industry including Working with forum Snowboards and also Bond Outerwear, we caught up with Dan to ask him a few questions about his new role.
Why did you make the...