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Jadyn Chomlack 2016-17: A Few Laps

by Adam Levitt |

At only 14 years old, Jadyn Chomlack is already becoming a household name in Canadian snowboarding. His 2017 winter highlights included multiple victories and podium finishes in contests at local, provincial and national levels, a trip to Snowboarder Magazine's The Launch and an invite to Superpark. Check out Jadyn's 2017 edit and keep your eyes peeled for him in the future. 

Tags: British Columbia, Contests, Jadyn Chomlack, Legend, Sandbox, Sandbox Helmets, Snowboarding, Whistler, Whistler Blackcomb, winter

Westcoast Triple Plank Recap

by Adam Levitt |

The Westcoast Triple Plank is the epitome of West Coast. Co-founded by Marie-France Roy and Alicia Gilmour, the three-day gathering included friendly snow, surf and skate competitions, tree planting, square dancing, raffles and a silent auction, all to raise funds and awareness for the Central Westcoast Forest Society (CWFS).

Locals and legends came out to Tofino, B.C., to snowboard the handbuilt banked slalom course, surf Cox Bay and skate the Tuff City Park. The inaugural trifecta event was a weekend full of good vibes and shredding for all the right reasons. Check out the Westcoast Triple Plank recap to see what it’s all about.

From Alexandre Bocajj:

Snow X Surf X Skate and Tree-planting event in Ucluelet/Tofino BC, Canada.

Music: Real Estate – Beach Comber

Filmed by Alex Bocajj and Amy Hemmerling
Edited by Alex Bocajj
bocajj.com

Thanks to Marie-France Roy and everyone who made this weekend happen!

Tags: British Columbia, Kevin Sansalone, Legend, Marie-France Roy, SANDBOX, Skateboarding, SNOWBOARDING, Surfing, Tofino, Westcoast Triple Plank

Sandbox Welcomes Devun Walsh To The Team

by Adam Levitt |

Sandbox is honoured to announce the addition of Devun Walsh to their snow team.

Widely regarded as one of the most influential riders of all time with video parts spanning three decades, Devun needs no introduction. He is the gold standard of style and class and just recently, was the first Canadian to be granted Transworld’s coveted Legend Award. We are truly humbled to have Devun representing not only our helmets, but our goggles as well. As a Canadian pro living between North Vancouver and Whistler, the Sandbox HQ stomping grounds (pun intended), we think the addition of Devun Walsh is a perfect fit on our team.

"When I made the decision to start wearing a helmet full time, Sandbox was the only brand I wanted to wear." —Devun Walsh 

You’ll often hear narratives about a floaty switch back 180 transcending any kind of quad cork acrobatics. Devun’s clean and classic style is largely attributed to this statement and one we feel undoubtedly aligns with our brand. We’re not a quad cork. We’re a solid back one.

"I couldn’t be more stoked to have Devun reppin’ Sandbox helmets and goggles. Dev’s a long time friend who I’ve looked up to since the first day I saw him ride. We were both very fortunate to grow up riding the North Shore mountains with Whistler only a stones throw away, it was the ultimate snowboard playground for us growing up. Dev’s riding is so solid yet he makes everything look effortless. We all tried to copy his style but could never pull it off. Welcome to the Sandbox family Dev!" —Kevin Sansalone

Devun’s other sponsors include: 

DC / Now Bindings / Beaver Wax / The Source Boardshop / Whistlerblackcomb / Mount Seymour / Wildcats

Keep a beady eye on Devun here:
Instagram: @devwalsh
Facebook: /devunwalsh
Twitter: @devwalsh

Tags: Backcountry, British Columbia, Devun Walsh, GOGGLES, HELMETS, Mount Seymour, SANDBOX, Sandbox Goggles, Sandbox Helmets, snowboard, Snowboarding, Team, Whistler, Whistler Blackcomb, Winter

Sandbox Winter 2018 Sneak Preview

by Adam Levitt |

Winter 2017 is in full swing, but we're already showcasing our 2018 line of helmets, goggles, and softgoods at retailer trade shows around the world. We've been developing this product for the last 12 months and we're stoked we finally get to share it with you. Here's a sneak peek of a few awesome things we have in store for 2018.

We're really hyped on our brand new goggle for 2018: The Kingpin. The Kingpin offers superior vision and comfort with a medium sized cylindrical lens on a sleek, frameless design. It features a helmet compatible fit, triple layer face foam, perimeter frame and lens venting, Italian-made dual layer high impact scratch resistant lens, 100% UV protection, embedded anti-fog, interchangeable lens design and a silicon grip strap. Also debuting with The Kingpin is our all-new Polarized Shift lens. The photochromic technology automatically adjusts to any lighting conditions Mother Nature throws at you and polarization reduces glare. You'll never have to change your lens again. The Kingpin is available in 3 colourways pictured below.

 

The Kingpin Goggle in Black with Polarized Shift lens.

Kingpin Goggles in Black Camo with Gold Ion Lens (bonus Yellow/Blue Ion lens) and White with Pink Ion lens (bonus Blackout lens).

Kevin Sansalone rocking the new Kingpin in Black Camo with Gold Ion lens

Next up is our premium line of Apex helmets. Available in the Legend and Classic 2.0 shapes, our Apex line features the BOA fit system, a removable plush/washable comfort liner and plush Audio Ready ear covers, neck cozy and chin strap and a deep metallic matte finish. The Apex line also features our metallic-under-matte paint finish which gives each helmet a really cool rich pearlescent look. Both models have a vented low profile hard-core EPS liner and removable goggle clip. Check out the new Apex models below.

The Legend Snow Apex in Slate [Matte], Bordeaux [Matte], and Ocean [Matte].

 

Classic 2.0 Snow Apex in Mulberry [Matte], Blue Steel [Matte], and Graphite [Matte].

If you're looking to make a statement with your next helmet, we have a few incredible print colourways in the Classic 2.0 Snow. These helmets are already generating a lot of hype.

 

Classic 2.0 Snow in Black Floral [Matte], Spaced Out [Matte], and Burgundy Floral [Matte].

 

All of the above gear will be available in Fall 2017 on our website and from our fine retailers.

 

Tags: 2018, Apex, Backcountry, British Columbia, Classic 2.0, Goggles, Helmets, Kevin Sansalone, Kingpin, Legend, SANDBOX, Sandbox Goggles, sandbox helmets, Shift lens, snowboard, SNOWBOARDING, team, Whistler, Whistler Blackcomb, winter