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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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.

 

2015 RIDE Buck Up Snowboard Featured Online at Angry Snowboarder

The 2015 Buck Up Snowboard is a board designed for RIDE athlete Seb Toots. If you have ever seen how powerful he is whether in the streets or in the park, you know this is a beefy deck.
To read more click HERE 

Jake Blauvelt’s Naturally Now Available on Netflix!

Jake Blauvelt’s Naturally is now available on Netflix! If you’ve got Nexflix and haven’t seen Naturally, add this bad boy movie to your list now!

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Ride Baretta Snowboard Featured in Vermont Sports Magazine

Sorry guys, the Ride Baretta is a sweet, all-mountain ride made specifically for the ladies. This directional snowboard features the unique Right Sized shape that opens up a world of board size opportunity to a broader range of women riders.
To read more click HERE 

Not One, But Ten Winners at the Ride Shakedown 2014!

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The 13th edition of the Ride Shakedown, presented by Videotron crowned not one, but ten champions on Saturday night at Mont St-Sauveur. Due to strong wind gusts and constant snowfall, the top 10 athletes felt it was wiser to set aside the international snowboarding competition’s Big Air jump, opting instead to give the crowd a show on the rail feature.

“Our event is organized for athletes. It is ultimately their decision and we respect it. Furthermore, we fully agree with their decision. The weather was a serious safety concern,” expressed Patryck Bernier, co-founder and producer of the Ride Shakedown along with Brendan O’Dowd.

In a rider’s meeting, all 10 finalists also decided to split the $40,000 prize purse in equal parts. As a result, Quebec natives Justin De Castris, Philippe Fournier, Maxence Parrot, Michael Roy, Sébastien Toutant, and Marc-André Tremblay, Americans Brandon Davis, Mark Hoyt, and Seamus O’Connor, as well as Norwegian Emil Ulsletten will all leave the competition with deeper pockets, $4,000 deeper to be exact.

As an added bonus for being the top ranked semifinalist, Maxence Parrot earned the surf trip to Hotel Cinco in Punta de Mita, Mexico, which was meant for the Ride Shakedown title champion. Furthermore, athletes will be awarded points on the World Snowboard Tour as per their semifinal ranking.

For more info: http://canada.shakedown.ca/en/pressReleases.html
Results available here: http://canada.shakedown.ca/en/global/results/id/12.html
To view the photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rideshakedown/