When you think about action sports protective gear, the only name you need to know is Triple Eight. Why? Because Triple Eight is a company that embodies everything that is pure, authentic and soulful in skateboarding and beyond, much like New York City itself. You see, for the past 15 years, we here at Triple Eight have brought you the highest quality protective gear, covered you from head to toe and allowed you to push your limits while being safe. There is no other protective gear company that delivers the craftsmanship, innovation and style as Triple Eight. Whether you are the veteran pro, the aspiring amateur or a first timer, Triple Eight has you protected. Stop by the Rideshop and pick up a helmet before you go big!
Zappos Blogs: skateboarding
Today is the big day. You know, Tony Hawk: SHRED hits video game stores today and Zoo York pro skater Chaz Ortiz is a featured character! Not only can you be Ortiz, but you also have three Zoo York outfits to choose from including decks, wheels, clothes and hats. Aside from Ortiz, you can be a fictional skater named Piper that rocks 3 alternate head-to-toe Zoo York outfits. Make sure you try out the Zoo York Grind Challenge during the bonus level. In celebration of Ortiz's appearance in the game, he'll be doing some mall signings across the country. Pick up your copy of Tony Hawk: SHRED and head over to the Rideshop to get all the gear from the game.
Neff’s beanies, headbands and hats quickly caused a buzz through tradeshows, snow and skate shops and the boarding community, making them serious players in the industry at an early age. Success has allowed Neff to take their message and their merchandise global, distributing to over twenty-five countries. Neff is not a company to sit back and relax, though. It is always looking to the future and will continue to promote its unique style at home and around the world.
Sink your teeth into the delicious look of the Neff Cupcake Beanie, a knit beanie with a cupcake knit design that is super sweet. If “tasty” isn’t the adjective you’re going for, the Neff Daily is the perfect everyday beanie for those times when the only thing you want standing out is your hardcore skills. If you want to dress like the pros, check out the Anne Flore-inspired Marxer Beanie that will keep you prowling for more than action on the slopes. But if you gotta keep it G’ed up, the truly OG Snoop Adjustable Cap will help you rep where you stay.
Hit the block with the futuristically dope Skitch Backpack by Neff that features an audio pocket, interior organizer and a padded back panel for all-day boarding. For a more compact bag, you can rock the Corpo Pack from Neff that also features an audio pocket and a spacious main compartment that can hold books, clothes, or any other on-the-go necessities.
Grenadians, awaken from your slumber and hearken the battle cry! Ten years ago, they set out for world domination armed simply with a Grenade stencil. It was underground, grassroots, anarchic and they rode uncontested. The movement was small, but welcoming to those with the right kind of eyes. The vision had never tasted so good.
The Grenade Halfer stays true to the roots of the brand with a white Grenade stencil detail on the side while staying current with strapped-sneaker styling and leather accents. The durable canvas uppers with leather overlays are so sick you’ll need to call a medic. Available in three colorways, the Halfer needs to be in your skateboard shoe collection.
Headquartered in the Northwest, Grenade continues their trendsetting legacy from signature gloves and outerwear to street gear and accessories. No suits, no ties. Just unparalleled style, functionality, and dedicated to core riders around the globe. They work hard, party harder and spit in excess, but remain true to the Grenade way of life by having fun and popping bottles. Pick up a pair of Halfer kicks from Grenade and all your skateboarding gear from the Rideshop on Zappos.com.
Viva La Grenade!
Zoo York skater Chaz Ortiz got his first win of the year at the Salt Lake City Dew Tour stop after rocking it through qualifying on Thursday and holding it down in the top 3 through the semis on Saturday. His final run edged out fellow competitors Greg Lutzka and Ryan Sheckler, putting him in 2nd place in the overall standings. If he performs at the same level in Vegas October 14-16, he can win it all. Following the Vegas weekend, Ortiz will head out to Niagra Falls for West 49’s Take the Cake contest with Zoo York teammate Brandon Westgate. Check out Ortiz on ESPN2 at 8PM tonight to catch his second run and grab yourself some sick Zoo York gear in the Rideshop on Zappos.com.
When Tryvann Vinterpark resort opens for the World Snowboarding Championships in Oslow, Norway in the winter of 2012 it will be sporting a huge expansion that just got approved by the Norwegian government. Norway is getting behind the competition that will surely attract the sports’ best men and women from around the world. Oslo is pumping over 20-million Euro into the project that will be the very first World Snowboarding Championship. TTR founder and pro-snowboarder Terje Haakonsen said that the event was developed with the athletes in mind to become a cornerstone for the sport. You can get more info on the event at www.worldsnowboardfederation.org and if you are planning on entering the competition or attending, make sure you get all of the essentials in the Rideshop on Zappos.com.
Founded in 1997, Incase has striven to make products that protect the technology that is essential to our lives. With a relentless commitment to design, Incase creates innovative products that provide customers with an uncompromising, elevated experience. Incase endeavors to give their customers the best-built solutions for housing and protecting their products: clutter-free design and lasting durability.
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Incase Coated Canvas Vertical Sling (Top left) - For the latest in modern design and true functionality, you can't go wrong with the Incase Coated Canvas Vertical Sling. This durable nylon backpack with weather-resistant coating fits up to a 15” MacBook Pro and the exterior iPhone® slip pocket with plush faux-fur lining beneath flap is sure to impress.
Incase Compact Backpack (Bottom left) - Incase Compact Backpack keeps it simple but organized with its roomy interior, and its streamlined design that offers plenty of room without the bulk. The reinforced notebook compartment keeps your items secure and features a separate compartment that fits up to the 15" MacBook Pro®.
Incase P-Rod Basic Backpack (Right) - Designed for one of the most popular professional skateboarders today, the Paul Rodriguez P-Rod Basic Backpack from Incase combines innovative designs along with premium materials for the ultimate in durability and comfort. Exterior skateboard attachment with adjustable hook-and-loop straps and skateboard compression bumpers make for easy, secure deck loading.
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DC and Nitro Circus have teamed up to create the villainous DC Circus Slipper, a special Nitro Circus colorway of the classic Villain slip-on style by DC. The heavy-duty suede upper will keep your feet safe during all your high-flying acts. Enjoy DC’s trademarked “pill” cup sole and Nitro Circus repeater to represent. Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus seems like a natural fit with DC for a shoe collaboration and we can probably expect more colorways and styles in the future. Check out the Nitro Circus team on MTV this fall and make sure you score a pair of DC Circus Slippers at the Rideshop on Zappos.com.
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