Two-time Olympic snowboarding gold medalist and X Games skateboarding gold medalist Shaun White was busted on Monday, September 17, 2012 for charges of public intoxication and vandalism at Loews Vanderbilt Nashville hotel. According to a police report and related story from the Associated Press, police came to Loews Vanderbilt Hotel at 2 a.m. on Sunday […]
Action Sports Round-up: Shaun White Busted in Nashville; Rip Curl Seeking Potential Investors
Tom Sims, Legendary Snowboard and Skateboard Pioneer, Passes Away at 61
On Wednesday night, September 12, 2012, legendary snowboarding and skateboarding pioneer Tom Sims passed away from cardiac arrest at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, CA. He was 61. Tom Sims was known for many things including the inventor of the snowboard on the West Coast when he built his “skiboard” in 1963. He later went on […]
Retail Round-up: GAP Drops 23%, Cost of Goods Outweighing Retail Price Increases; Zumiez up 18.8%; Snowboard Olympic Medalist, Hannah Teeter Launches SweetCheeks Underwear
Fashion retail in major flux as sourcing costs rise and retail costs struggle to keep margins stable. And the launch of a cool underwear brand.