Rail Jam at Payson Park 2018

To start of the fundraising for the Portland Skatepark expansion we teamed up with the City of Portland Parks & Rec, Gnu Snowboards, Vans, Portland Pie Co, and Capt'n Eli's Soda to put on a fundraising rail jam. Ma Nature didn't really help much so the City trucked in and threw the snow where we needed it while Rob and i set it up - from grass to park all in a day! Beautiful blue sky and full sun for the event, pizza, rootbeer, a board from Gnu and Vans gear - thanks to all who showed up to shed and contribute!

Great way to kick off the fundraising and some great riding. Maybe we'll have to turn this into an annual event?

For more on how to donate, and details on the expansion head to our fundraising page here.

Rail Jam at Payson Park

The 1st step in fundraising for the expansion of the Portland Skatepark with be a Rail Jam at Payson Park! Gnu Snowboards and Vans are sponsoring the prizes and Portland Pie will provide pizzas slices that will be on sale to raise money. There will be a $5 recommended donation for participation in the Rail Jam, but we hope you are able to give more. All proceeds are going to the park fund.

Join us Saturday Feb 17th. Sign ups begin at 12:30 and the Jam will begin at 1pm. You need a signed waiver to participate, and if you are under 18 it also needs to be signed by a parent/guardian. Link to the waiver can be found below, underneath the flyer. Boarders and skiers welcome.

For more info on the skatepark expansion project visit the Parks and Rec site.

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Click the link below to view/download/print the waiver needed to participate:

Rail Jam Waiver

Xmas Picks 2017

All right, time for this year's installment of my favorite picks for Christmas 2017! Going to start off with jackets this year.  Rome has given the Degenerati crew their own line and i really love everything they've done.  Their stylishly understated anorak jacket has a nice amount of insulation and comes in the right color: black. Honorable mentions go to Rome's Knuckle Draggers tech hoodie (one of the best weather-proof hoodies i've ever seen) and Ride's weather treated and lined riding flannel.


Now the boards. i try to ride all the boards i've ordered for the season at On-Snow every year and these two are my personal favs.  One again, a selection from Degenerati. i don't need another board right now but if the Gnu Carbon Credit in my size doesn't sell out this season it's going to come home with me. i'm a huge fan of magne-traction (especially when riding here on the ice-coast), their asym is great, and this board is super environmentally friendly - just like me!



OK, here's everything else on my list ALL AT ONCE. This year's shop shirt is a play on the old Prey For Surf Rat Fink 70's stuff. Our friend Jon really nailed it with this Wompa inspired Pray For Snow design. Long sleeve, get one now. My sock picks are the Spaceman/Alien from Stance (i've already been riding in them) and you can't deny the WU! Year two of Crab Grab making my favorite hand coverings. 

And i've saved the best for last. You love their sneakers. You love their snowboard boots. Now Vans has you covered for the in-betweens. When there's snow on the ground you can't always be snowboarding. This year introduces their new snow boot, and it is awesome! i've already cleared the driveway three times in them.