Author: Matt Williams

Cascadia Board Co. Acquired

Vancouver, BC Feb 9, 2018 –  Swell Source INC of Victoria BC has announced today that a definitive agreement has been signed for the acquisition of their wholly owned brand, Cascadia Board Co. (est 2010) to the newly formed Cascadia Board Corporation of Vancouver, BC. In recent years Cascadia Board Co. has become one of Canada’s leading water sport brands which focuses it’s product offering to the stand up paddle board market.  It is generously supported by over 87 active accounts spanning from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island to Fredericton, New Brunswick. Under the new ownership, company representative Jaime...

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Blackstrap and OGC sign multi-year distribution agreement for Canada

Blackstrap Industries Inc. of Bend, Oregon has appointed Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) of St-Laurent, Québec, its exclusive Canadian distributor for winter products. Blackstrap designs and manufactures a range of high-quality outdoor active accessories including their famous hoods and balaclavas. All of their products are manufactured in the U.S. featuring synthetic, moisture-wicking tri-blend fabrics, and technical construction designed to keep you in the outdoors. OGC is a leading supplier of premium cycling and winter products. With other great brands in the mix such as Giro, OGC is now poised to supply protection from the neck up to the Winter Sports Market. “We’re launching Blackstrap...

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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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