Jason Borgstede from Blue & Gold AK - Anchorage, AK
Their existence is imperative to the well-being of snowboarding and will continue to be our foundation moving forward.
Finding ourselves in wild and unforeseen times, we are wishing that you and yours are staying safe, healthy, aware, and empathetic as the world navigates such a trying event. During these times the shops that build, foster, and create the culture that surrounds snowboarding are taking adaptive and innovative measures to (responsibly) keep their doors open either at a safe distance for pickup, and/or existing in the digital world. Their existence is imperative to the well-being of snowboarding and will continue to be our foundation moving forward. Please support them if you can.
This week we look at a few incredible shops in the Northwest. Ty Toler from the Northwest Road Reps crew talks to Tactics (headquartered in Eugene, OR) and highlights some other shops still slinging gear and how you can get a hold of them.
BLUE & GOLD - Anchorage, AK
Check it out!
30-50% off winter gear, 1st time users on the site can get an additional 10% off when entering their email!
Local delivery and curbside pickup.
Look out for Also - "My Ride" YouTube series where we showcase shop riders favorite boards!
Check out their socials and help them keep the dream alive in Anchorage, AK: https://www.blueandgoldak.com/
Instagram @blueandgoldak Youtube youtube.com/blueandgold Facebook facebook.com/blueandgoldak
US Outdoor - Portland, OR
Can we get the goods from a far?
Local delivery and curbside pickup everyday 12pm - 5 pm
Drop off and Pickup at Repair Shop too!
Check their "Watch Parties" on their Instagram
Thanks for being the main Portland drop supporting #GogglesforDocs - Reach out with goggle donations of 10 or more
Check out their socials and keep supporting USOutdoors and the city of Portland, OR: https://www.usoutdoor.com
Instagram @usoutdoor Youtube youtube.com/user/usoutdoor Facebook facebook.com/USOutdoorStore
Tactics - Eugene, OR
Tactics tell all:
How are sales going for you right now? Are you doing curbside pickup, local delivery, anything like that?
We had to close our 3 shops due to the virus, but we’ve recently started offering by-appointment-only shopping for skate gear. If you know what you’re looking for, you can call one of our three shops and set up a time to come by and get what you need. Our online shop at tactics.com continues to operate as normal.
Any feedback from customers through social media on what they are looking for from you/your brands?
We’re seeing our and other brand’s how-to, behind-the-scenes, and informative content get more views and requests. Any helpful bits of info, or unique stories are resonating more as we have time on our hands to learn and mentally explore.
Any stories about your business we can share to help drive customers to you?
We’re working now on rolling out multiple charities in our Optional Donation section at checkout that are all working to combat the challenges that our most at-risk communities face in the Coronavirus fight. Our goal is to provide a seamless way for our tribe to support the causes that need it most right now.
Whats your shops social media handle?
Follow us at @tactics.
Share your socially-isolated clips with us using #catcharip. We pick a few favs to feature on the feed every Friday.
Any Shop promotions or social media promotions you are running right now?
We’re hooking customers up with 40% OFF Selected Apparel and up to 50% OFF Clothes, Shoes, and Accessories. Check it out at tactics.com.
Instagram @tactics Youtube youtube.com/user/tacticsboardshop Facebookfacebook.com/tacticsFB
Sending our best to all that have been affected by the pandemic, and reminding you to stay safe, healthy, and mindful during these times :)
***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
Eddie Wall joins the Arbor Snowboard management team working alongside our founder Bob Carlson, general manager Charlie Mehrmann, our manufacturing partners, and athletes to innovate, fine tune, and mindfully craft the future of the brand’s offering. Eddie brings expertise, having participated in nearly every corner of the snowboard industry. He comes to Arbor Snowboards as the Product Manager with 20 years of industry experience, 13 years as a professional rider, followed by content creator and host.
About Eddie- Growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, Eddie spent his days helping his dad install plumbing and heating, and his nights dreaming of becoming a professional snowboarder. At young age he developed a strong work ethic that would serve him en route to pursuing his big dreams.
After outgrowing the limited landscape of the East Coast, Eddie set out for set out for bigger mountains, heading west to Kirkwood, California, riding every day and working all night at as the resort’s janitor. Keeping his dream alive, Eddie made the migration to Mt. Hood for summer shred, working as the dishwasher at Windell’s Snowboard Camp, closing in on his childhood dream. He returned as veteran night janitor to the vibrant snowboard scene of Mammoth Mountain the following season.
With a deeper bag of tricks, undeniable talent, and positive outlook, Eddie was finally recognized by snowboarding, receiving his first paycheck from the K2 snowboard brand. He had “made it”.
Eddie quickly rose to snowboard stardom as a key member of prolific, and era-defining teams of the decade including; Jeenyus, Forum, Grenade, Foursquare, and DC. Always hungry, humble, and willing, Eddie parlayed his legacy in the athlete limelight into various roles inside of the board sports he loves, as a commentator for events such as the X Games and Dew Tour, while creating editorial content for snowboard media.
We welcome Eddie, his experience, expertise, work ethic, and outlook as the newest edition to the Arbor Snowboards management team.
Eddie in Video Gangs
Eddie in Forum or Against'em
Eddie in Promo Copy
This is a fun one...
We had the pleasure of colliding creative forces with our long time partners in purveying boarding, culture, and fun - Zumiez ... Maybe you have heard of them? They take their jobs very seriously (LOL), have stores in most states, and are responsible for introducing, fostering, and inspiring many through a life tied closely to culture and snowboarding.
When they hit us up to work on snowboard together, it was a no-brainer. We had the perfect board! The Element helped launch Arbor Snowboards and inspired our brand to go out, in pursuit of good times and great lines, do more, and see more, while keeping the planet in mind as we chased innovation, integrating unique and sustainable manufacturing, and included artists and athletes that support this mindful approach.
It feels right going into our 25th year, building a limited edition snowboard with a partner that has always believed in our mission.
ARBOR X ZUMIEZ ELEMENT LTD GIVEAWAY
Like what you see? Here's how to WIN:
Add a post to your Instagram story showing your best/worst shred moments of the year (or last year) and TAG @ArborSnowboards & @Zumiez with #ZLTDelement . We will review daily, and repost the day's winner that evening by 9PM PST.
Daily winners will be chosen on an overall impression basis. That means funny bail, cool trick, good riding style, awesome progression, amazing scenery (just a few of the criteria). The #1 Post of the week will be added to the story on Monday March 16th story with the winner's Instagram tagged in the post. The #1 winner will receive a Zumiez X Arbor Element LTD and Zumiez Gift Card.
CONTEST STARTS MONDAY MARCH 9TH - GOOD LUCK!
Arbor's Element snowboard has evolved over the years to become a cornerstone in their line. The Element LTD rocker snowboard for the 2020 winter season is here to take your all-mountain shred skill to an all-new level. With the perfect all-terrain design, the Element LTD features the Rocker System, offering a poppy and crisp ride that will take you from hardpack to pow with ease. Quality craftsmanship and eco-friendly materials make up this do-it-all shred stick, making it a staple in the Arbor line and in your quiver for many winters to come.
BUY IT HERE