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K2, Ride Snowboards acquired as part of $240 million winter sports group sale

05/26/2017

K2 parent company Newell Brands Inc. has signed an agreement to sell its winter sports businesses, which include other brands Ride, Völkl,  Marker, Dalbello, Madshus, Line, Full Tilt, Atlas, Tubbs, BCA, to Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C., a private equity firm specializing in middle-market investing. The sale of the winter sports division is part of Newell Brands’ ongoing strategy

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White moose captured in hi-res video called a ‘once in a lifetime’ encounter

05/26/2017

Gerald Gale was driving in the small farming and forestry community of Black Duck Siding in Newfoundland in hopes of spotting a white moose known to inhabit the Canadian island. Gale, a professional photographer who lives in nearby Stephenville, was just about ready to give up. “Went right up past the bridge, turned around and

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How the Trump budget proposal would impact National Park Service and EPA

05/26/2017

President Donald Trump released his administration’s proposed fiscal year 2018 federal budget on Tuesday. Within it are major cuts to programs that could drastically affect the great outdoors we love. The Environmental Protection Agency is one of the biggest targets of the Trump administration’s proposed budget, which would see its current funding cut by more

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Vans Park Series crowns Rune Glifberg and Amelia Brodka first-ever European Park Terrain champs

05/26/2017

Malmö, SWEDEN (May 26, 2017) – Vans Park Series (VPS), the official park terrain skateboarding World Championship tour, salutes an historic event in the evolution of global park terrain competition with the crowning of Rune Glifberg (Denmark) and Amelia Brodka (Poland) as the first ever VPS European park terrain champions. Introduced this year, the VPS

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Why a life jacket and leash are 2 things you need for paddle season; video

05/26/2017

Memorial Day weekend is here, marking the unofficial start to summer, beach barbecues … and paddling season. With an ever-increasing amount of people taking to paddle sports — the Outdoor Foundation reports that, from 2010 to 2015, the amount of paddlers in the United States jumped by more than 3 million, totaling 7.4 percent of

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What it?s like living off-grid as a skier in the Alaskan wilderness

05/26/2017

This story first appeared in the February issue of POWDER. Words by Julie Brown. Derek Galbraith lives in a cabin, in the woods, in a remote corner of Alaska, far from the conveniences of modern life, but close to the best skiing in the world — Thompson Pass. Galbraith, 45, built his sparse home with

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N.O.A.A. predicts ?above-normal? 2017 Atlantic hurricane season

05/26/2017

On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (N.O.A.A.) announced their predictions for the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. They are predicting that 11 to 17 storms will be named in what they are calling an “above-normal” hurricane season. Running from June 1 to November 30, the Atlantic hurricane season already had an outlier this year

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Hunter attacked by bear in viral video gets revenge, tells his story

05/26/2017

Richard Wesley was bear hunting in Fire River in Ontario, Canada, on his birthday when a black bear turned the tables on him and went on the attack, a scary moment that was captured on his GoPro camera attached to his head. “It happened so fast, it was unbelievable,” Wesley, a member of First Nation

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Liquid Force co-founder Tony Finn steps down from GM to focus on ?the fun stuff?

05/26/2017

After serving as Liquid Force’s general manager for 21 years, Tony Finn decided to step down and focus on sales, marketing, and brand consulting. The GM position has been handed off to Senior VP of Sales Don Wallace. “I have been extremely lucky to have been able to direct and guide such an awesome brand

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Mark Healey weighs in on Laird Hamilton?s comment about sharks and menstruation

05/26/2017

In case you missed it, earlier this week Laird Hamilton was asked by TMZ Sports about all the shark activity this year in Southern California. He proceeded to tell the camera that women who are menstruating attract more sharks and shark attacks. The internet then weighed in on the comments, creating quite the debate. Waterman

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HUF releases a tribute shoe in celebration of Dylan Rieder?s birthday

05/26/2017

In October 2016, iconic skateboarder Dylan Rieder lost his battle to leukemia at age 28. Dylan was one of the most influential skateboarders, and will undoubtedly be remembered for his creative, aggressive and versatile style. Many skateboarders still look to his 2010 Gravis video part for inspiration. In honor of Dylan’s life, HUF is running

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These 5 surf trips are more than just epic waves

05/26/2017

Here are five surf trips that offer more than just great waves and incredible scenery — including the chance to die happy.

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Campfire 101: A complete explanation of ferro rod fire starters

05/26/2017

Editor’s note: This article was originally written by our friends at OFFGRID. Check out their site for more survival-related tips. Ferrocerium: It’s a word that sounds like it should describe the contents of a pill bottle from the drugstore rather than a tool in your survival kit. Adding to this confusion, ferrocerium rods, or “ferro

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Airbnb etiquette tips for hosts and guests

05/26/2017

The following Airbnb etiquette tips will guarantee you a pleasant stay and (hopefully) rave reviews. Think of it as an amped-up Golden Rule.

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New video shows functional hoverboard soaring above Lake Havasu

05/25/2017

Ever since Marty McFly rocked a hoverboard in Back to the Future II, people have been obsessed with attempting to create a functioning hoverboard — with companies like Lexus going to great lengths to do just that. Last year, French inventor Franky Zapata unveiled his Flyboard Air, a fully functional hoverboard that could allegedly travel

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Pregnant leopard is rescued from well, then the unexpected occurs; video

05/25/2017

In an all-too-familiar scenario in India, a leopard became trapped when it fell into a 40-foot well bordering a sugarcane field in the village of Borwadi, located about 25 miles from Junnar in the state of Maharashtra. Forest officers were summoned to the scene on private property to assess the situation, according to the Hindustan

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British parkour team breaks many Joshua Tree National Park rules in videos

05/25/2017

The national park system is all about preserving natural areas for future generations to enjoy. It’s about taking responsibility, but with the proliferation of social media in recent years we’ve seen some pretty boneheaded actions within national parks by people attempting to “get the shot.” A British parkour team may have just raised the bar

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All Good Expeditions: Bringing brand spirit and adventure together on one epic trip

05/25/2017

It doesn’t matter what you do for a living: at one point or another, you will get burned out, beaten down, “over it.” For some of us, the only way to recharge is to get outdoors – far away from the cubical maze that dominates 5 days out of 7, and see the natural world

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Adorable baby elephant mock charges tourists to ‘protect’ mom; video

05/25/2017

Tourists on safari in Kruger National Park couldn’t help but laugh hysterically as an adorable baby elephant put on a comical show of force. The baby elephant was walking alongside its mother and two other adult elephants down a road in the famous park in South Africa, forcing the safari vehicle to drive backwards for

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The 8 best ski gloves of the year

05/25/2017

This story originally appeared in POWDER. Words by Sam Taggert. When it’s stormy and you need to zip your jacket up tighter or pull on your hood, having gloves that keep your hands mobile is paramount. Here are eight gloves we wore this winter. Flylow Oven Mitt ($45; on sale $32) Not too thick, not

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ComplexCon returns to Long Beach

05/25/2017

On November 4-5, 2017 ComplexCon is returning to Long Beach, California for their 2nd annual festival and exhibition. This year, the theme is going to be collaboration, since collaboration was the main reason why last year’s event was so successful. The host committee are, “Asking all participants, from our audience and exhibitors to the performers and host

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Bode Miller left off of US Ski Team roster, 2018 Olympics questionable

05/25/2017

On Thursday, the U.S. Ski Team announced its official roster for the 2017-2018 season, and one notable name was absent from the list of over 30 athletes: Bode Miller, the winningest male skier in U.S. history. Bode Miller off U.S. ski roster, but has invitation to pic.twitter.com/0eENxnaPLq — NBC Sports (@NBCSports) May 25, 2017

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Momma elk comes to rescue of its crying baby confronted by bear; video

05/25/2017

A couple driving on a Forest Service road near Flagstaff, Arizona, stumbled upon a scene rarely witnessed in the wild, let alone captured on video. A bear was apparently attempting to attack a baby elk that was huddled under a fallen tree, though Shannon Seville and her boyfriend, Joel Floyd, didn’t realize it at first.

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Laird Hamilton tells TMZ menstruating women invite shark attacks; video

05/25/2017

Shark craze is certainly still alive and well in Southern California at the moment, what with San Clemente beaches having been closed this past weekend. TMZ caught up with the always outspoken Laird Hamilton in Malibu recently and got his thoughts on why there is so much shark activity right now in SoCal. Did you

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A complete guide to never getting invited hiking again

05/25/2017

Have you been invited on yet another hike to an incredible peak? Make this the last time that ever happens by following our handy guide. RELATED: ’17 Summer Gear Guide: The Best in Hiking Bring food you don’t really like Nothing satisfies intense mid-hike hunger like kale chips. Bring plenty of nutritious food so you

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