Topher Laws – New RIDE Northwest Sales Rep

Topher Laws was born and raised in Portland before the town was exploited for its microbrews, coffee and hipness.  Rebel Skate afforded him the opportunity to start skateboarding and after returning his first plastic Black Snowboard, he took the cash from the local skate shop and bought his first real snowboard.  He soon realized that the lifestyle was going to take over and  it has shaped his life since then.  Twelve years ago he started Evergreen Industries, a sales agency that focuses on all things skate, snow and surf-related.

“I’m excited to be working with such a strong brand as RIDE.  Being from the Northwest I have always been a fan of the company.  As far a heritage goes, there are few brands that have the roots these guys have.  That added to the new infusion of personnel and team over there makes me super hyped on what is to come.  This also means I can bust out my old Jason Ford pro model with Preston bindings!” – Topher Laws

“After an extensive 8 month search and reading through literally millions of resumes, we finally did it.  We found the perfect rep.  I am stoked to welcome Topher Laws  to the family.  I mean, sure, the Ride sales force is so handsome that when they are all together people will mistake them for a boy band or a group of traveling male models.  But I say give the retailers what they want…and they want good looking reps.

Welcome to the party.” – Jim Linnberg, RIDE Sales Manager & Corporate Badass

 

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Welcome to the Pro Team Jake Welch

Welcome to the Team Jake Welch

RIDE is incredibly proud to announce the addition of Jake Welch to the Pro Team.

It’s funny how a soft spoken young gentleman can also be the guy who steps up to the gnarliest spot everyone else is scared of. Jake Welch is a kind, well mannered type from Salt Lake who not only has payed dues in the past, but boasts a very promising future.

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Jake stems from a large family in Sandy Utah where he started snowboarding at Brighton resort. Snowboarding became life as he went pro for other brands, putting together full video parts for their major film projects. After the ultimate bounce back from a series of life changing circumstances, Jake got back into the one thing that could make him happy, riding his snowboard.

This past winter, Jake was filming with longtime friend Pat Moore, and gathered enough footage to appear in Pat’s project “Mr. Plant” along with linking up with the Videograss crew to be featured in their new movie “Mayday”.

Welcome to the fam Jake! Keep your eye out for the RIDE snowboards team… They are about to bring the heat.

Jake's Setup
Peep the Buck Up Snowboard Yes you need the Highlife UL snowboard There's a reason Jake rides Capo bindings
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RIDE Snowboards Hires Jim Linnberg as National Sales Manager

When it comes to sales and the snowboard industry Jim “Big Jim” Linnberg is the real deal. From 2009 to 2013, Linnberg served as a west coast sales rep for RIDE Snowboards covering seven territories from California to Alaska. Today, RIDE, a proven leader in snowboard industry, welcomes back the industry veteran as their new national sales manager.

“We are excited to have Jim back at RIDE. He knows the brand intimately, and his sales experience, connections, and industry knowledge are a true asset to our team,” said Sean Tedore, global brand director at RIDE. “Jim brings passion, personality, creativity, a big beard, long hair, and an infectious sense of humor to RIDE that helps distinguish who we are.”

As national sales manager, Linnberg will oversee all domestic sales, including strategy, campaign implementation, and retailer relations. Staying true to RIDE’s brand identity, Linnberg will work closely with sales reps to maximize sales growth in each territory, while promoting fun at the retail level and being apart of the RIDE family.

For more than six years, Linnberg has been an unmistakable presence in the snowboard industry with his big beard, sharp wit, and jolly character. He spent the last five years overseeing the sales group that managed RIDE’s sales for northern California, northern Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and Alaska. Most recently, Linnberg was a sales rep for Dragon Eyewear in northern California.

Recreation of Linnberg farmhouse in Iowa

Linnberg was raised in Iowa where he started snowboarding and later moved to Montana to shred bigger mountains. He’s traveled around the globe snowboarding, and chasing the occasional babe. Before his recent move to Seattle, Linnberg spent 10 years living in northern California enjoying the plentiful snowfall Tahoe has to offer.

“I am excited to be back at RIDE and apart of their extraordinary team,” said Linnberg. “I think it’s safe to say that Tedore and I are the most handsome national sales manager and global brand director team in all of snowboarding. If our good looks and charming personalities can’t sell snowboards, then I honestly don’t know what will.”

 

 

About RIDE Snowboards:

Team driven and authentically built by passionate individuals deeply rooted in snowboarding. RIDE connects snowboarders with an inclusive outlet to express their individuality based on heritage and style. With over 22 years of snowboarding history and products that truly stand the test of time, the RIDE plan is simple; surround yourself with the most bad ass influential individuals who love snowboarding and listen to what they say. Founded in Redmond, Washington, in 1992 and currently based in Seattle, RIDE is a worldwide leader in the snowboard industry RIDE offers a full range of snowboards, boots, bindings & outerwear.

 

Diaries Downunder Episode 3 – Scotty James’ Bucket List!

Meet Scotty James. At the Vancouver Olympics Scotty was the world’s youngest Olympian. In Sochi, he competed in both Slopestyle and Halfpipe and destroyed both with impeccable style. A truly great Aussie battler with a smile that he wears 24 hours a day, we got Scotty over from his hometown of Melbourne to Queenstown to tick a couple of things off his NZ bucket list. Scotty is still only 20 years of age and is renowned for his competition success and triple corks but he sure knows to navigate his way through some kiwi pow! Check out how we not only got through Scotty’s list, which included World heritage site Milford Sound but also scored some world class pow in Cardrona’s Front Country.

In this episode of Diaries Downunder Scotty is joined by Nick Brown, Connor Harding and Nick Hyne in a week of snowboarding and activities that is quite the aesthetic overload for the eyeballs. Enjoy.

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Scotty James, Nick Hyne, Nick Brown, Connor Harding.

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Filmed and edited by Piers Faircloth-Harding.

SNOWBOARD MAG Volume 11 Release Gallery Party at evo Aug 29th

This collection of photos was selected with pure stoke in mind. From photographer Jérôme Tanon’s timeless style and preference for film to Tim Peare’s technical and creative eye, this is snowboarding, the way we see it. Captured moments in time that make you just want to ride.

SNOWBOARD Mag delves deeper into the lifestyle, riders, travel and the larger culture that surrounds snowboarding. Top-tier photography, interviews, travel stories, product features, music, art and the true storytellers of our tribe are all presented with forward design, a larger format and premium paper stocks to create a book that is meant to stand the test of time. Our website is constantly evolving and forward-thinking to bring you premium content from a different point of view. If we inspire you to snowboard for life, we’ve done our job.

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Cappel Junkyard Photoshoot

Enjoy this handful of select shots taken from our 2015 Cappel catalog shoot.

Photography by Crispin Cannon.

Check out the entire Mens & Womens Cappel outerwear collection.