Author: Matt Williams

Sandbox Welcomes Jamie Nicholls

Sandbox is honoured to announce Jamie Nicholls, the Bradford, UK born snowboarder, is now riding both Sandbox helmets and eyewear In a country with no mountain snow resorts, Jamie started his days snowboarding at Halifax Dry Slope. Growing up in his parents’ farmhouse, this Yorkshire lad loved all the homely comforts of British country life; the great outdoors, English tea and of course spending every moment he could on the dry slope five minutes from his house. In 2014, Jamie represented Team GB at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia. Making it to the finals, Jamie finished 6th, missing...

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Triple Eight acquires 187 Killer Pads– because it just makes sense

Two legendary protective gear brands have come together as Triple Eight has acquired 187 Killer Pads.  This is a great thing for the industry and will make the two brands even stronger and better able to support retailers and riders around the world. The acquisition is a perfect fit as the product lines, price-points, brand headquarters, distribution, staff and company cultures are largely complimentary.  Both brands will continue to operate independently.  Triple Eight has been based in New York since 1995.  Vinton Pacetti and his team will stay at 187 headquarters in Vista, CA. The two brands will leverage...

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Tony Hawk has joined the Triple Eight Team to wear THE Certified Sweatsaver

We recently posted about Triple Eight’s latest Certified Helmets, and their list of riders keeps growing.  From PLG to now Tony Hawk, these guys over at Triple Eight are definitely onto something. This is what Triple Eight had to say about Tony joining the team… Triple Eight has spent years on a quest to develop the “Holy Grail of Helmets” a certified helmet with the comfort and fit of our famous Sweatsaver.  We worked with our top team riders to make happen, and went through dozens of prototypes and endless rounds of testing to figure it out. When we...

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