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!
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.
Most people know that Sandbox founder, Kevin Sansalone, had an illustrious pro snowboard career: video parts, magazine coverage, a hugely successful pro model board with Option Snowboards, even an X-Games Big Air gold medal. Many don’t know when he’s not calling the shots at Sandbox, Sansalone works as a guide at one of the world’s snowboard meccas, Baldface Lodge. Check out this great feature from Teton Gravity Research HERE about the history of Baldface and it’s influence on the world of snowboarding.