Don Pendleton

Don is an artist and designer who is popular in the skate and snow industry. He started designing for Alien Workshop skateboards in 1998. Skateboarding was something Don fell in love with in his early years and wanted to pursue his love by designing skate product. Than in 2006 he took a position at Element Skateboards, deigning for them as well.

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He has produced signature collaborative products with companies such as Oakley, Stance Socks, The Hundreds, Mountain Dew, Logitech, Celtek and has worked with the most popular companies in skateboarding and action sports.

 

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We are stoked and privileged to announce our collaboration with Don Pendleton! We are all about keeping your hands warm in style! Don helped us present a style that we think you will be stoked on! So go grab a pair and keep your hands warm this winter. Also if you are in Southern California swing by the beautiful town of Laguna Beach and check out his art show!

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Dealer Locator – Bungers

As Celtek has grown to be a worldwide brand providing warm hands and stylish gloves to all types of riders, there are those core shops and people who have been supporting us from the beginning and it wouldn’t be possible to be where we are without them. So in the Dealer Locator we will be able to highlight the core ride shops around the world that help support our brand. They are the people we turn to for advice on their local mountain and area. So this is our way of giving back to them by showing all of you where to shop! These guys are our friends and know whats up!

This Shop, Bungers, is located in New York! These guys stay true to the original board sports, surfing, skating, and of course snowboarding. So of course we asked them a few questions to see what makes them so rad! Make sure to stop by their shop if you are ever in town! Pick up some Celtek gear while you’re at it!

 

How long have you been carrying Celtek? “6 or 7 years”

What is the best selling Celtek Product in your store?  “Top seller trippin/ favorite timber and driver.”

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Where are you guys located and how long have you been in business?  “Sayville Long Island NY in business for 9 years”

If you had a shop hall of fame who would be the first inductee? “Ricky Rasmussen Bunger Surf Team Rider -became the first east coast male to win a US surfing title and was an all around bad ass – look him up!”

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Who is the employee of the month, or who should we ask for advice when we walk into the shop? ““Spacey Massey” she rips”

Any shop events or contests coming up soon?  “Bunger Sayville Bus Trips

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What would you consider to be the local mountain to your shop?  “Mountain Creek NJ / Big Boulder PA/ Hunter NY/ Mount Snow VT”

Who is your “best” team rider? why are they the best?  “Hollis Grossbard”

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Dick Bass – Snowbird Founder – RIP

We grow up hearing that life is short and that we need to take advantage of ever minute we have. But how often do you meet someone that is truly amazing, someone who sets the expectations for everyone else, or someone who you look at and say “I want to be like them”. Well Dick Bass was that guy, doing things in his life that were truly amazing.

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As a young intellect he was on track to take over his fathers oil business. Which he did, this helped Dick follow his dreams of being a mountain man as well. Dick had set the goal of being the first man to complete the Seven Summits Challenge when he was only 19 after climbing The Matterhorn.  This means that he would be the first man to climb the highest peak on every continent. At age 55 he was the oldest man to climb Mt Everest and was able to complete his challenge.

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For Celtek founders Erik and Bjorn Leines, Dick was the owner of their home resort Snowbird. He had made it possible for the Leines Brothers to have an amazing resort next to their Utah home and provided them a platform to excel in the snowboard community. Without Snowbird, or Dick Bass, Celtek may have never happened. So we want to pay our respects to this amazing man and all that he has done for not only us but everyone who he has effected and will keep helping. He may have passed away, but his legacy will live on and he will continue to help others! So cheers to the legend Dick Bass! And make sure to go to Snowbird and see his legacy!

 

Camp Of Champions

Well it is summer time and we all know what that means, no snow. It can be quite depressing in our time off from snowboarding, but wait you can snowboard in the summer? At Camp of Champions they make it possible for you to keep your skills up during the summer.

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You go to a summer camp to ride as much as humanly possible. Experts say that to become a pro at anything you need to practice 10,000 hours to get there. That’s why when you come to COC you’ll ride and be coached all day, every day, by the same coach. It’s how you compress as much learning into as little a time as possible.

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So many pros have credited their time at COC being the difference in them making it to the Olympics, XGames or helped them turn into freeride kings, that it’s almost crazy. Just ask former campers how camp changed their life. Campers like Travis Rice, Mark McMorris, Mark Sollors, Craig McMorris, Shaun White, Jamie Anderson, Torstein Horgmo, the Yawgoons crew, and so many others that the list is actually ridiculous. You’ll get the same answer every time. COC is where it all started. So many of our coaches have gone on to coach national teams that who knows, your coach this summer could be your coach when you go to the Olympics in a few years. The strength, depth and quality of our coaching program is hard to believe.

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So go Check it out! Have the summer of your life! Not to mention that you get a great living accommodation as well.

Lily – The Camera That Follows You

Since we can remember, the battle of the century is getting the shot. We know that you will stomp your tricks but will there be someone their when you do? Will they have a camera? For us who are not professional snowboarders that probably will not happen. So how do we got the shot to prove to everyone that we stomped the trick of the year? GoPro has done an amazing job at POV (point of view) shots. But sometimes its a little hard to tell how many flips or spins you do from a POV shot.

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Well we have an answer for you! Lily is the way to get the shot! This thing is amazing! Now no trick will go unseen when you have the lily with you. Plus we all love drone shots, but those things are so fricken hard to fly and get the shot. Lily has come up with a technology that lets you forget about all that hard stuff and lets you just ride. This thing flies and follows you all while making sure it is getting the shot. We have never seen anything like this! Lily has changed the game!

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Go Pro Hero 4 Session

I know most of you have probably already heard, but GoPro came out with a new camera. And yes folks they did it again, it is smaller and lighter than ever before. Yet after all of that shrinkage it still manages to have professional level video quality. I have no idea what is on the inside of that thing, but what it is able to do is amazing!

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Over here at Celtek we know how important it is to get the shot when you are riding. Sadly you dont always have a photographer right there with you. GoPro has been such a big hit because of just that, and now it is even easier. Anyone can use this camera and get professional video on this camera.

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So go out and grab one of these things. Now you can take a camera anywhere and everywhere, making sure you always get the shot. Than share with us what you get this upcoming season!!!

 

GnarBox

If you guys are into filming and love the invention of the GoPro than we have something for you! I mean how often do you spend an entire day shooting and get to tired to look through it all and edit it. Plus lugging around your laptop everywhere isn’t the greatest thing in the world. I know that for us, the faster something can be produced the better. So thankfully someone came up with a device that solves all of your problems and it is called the GnarBox.

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There is one thing that we all have in common these days, and it is that we don’t go anywhere without our smart phones. Driving, sleeping, even snowboarding they are always right there in the action. So what better than to enable you to edit the video right on your phone. Now this would be nice, but it takes up all the storage on your phone, plus how are you going to get it from the camera to your phone? I mean good idea but impossible to make right? Wrong. 67e5b1ce0295798417182da8c3ef877c_original

The guys over at GnarBox have created this wonderful little device that allows you to do just that. You can shoot video, edit and upload it in just a few minutes now. The beauty of it all is that all you need is a camera, the GnarBox, and your smart phone. So go check these guys out over on Kickstarter and give them some support! They need your help!

High Cascade Snowboard Camp

We are the biggest fans of snowboarding and we live for it, we even make product so everyone else can enjoy it more! But the sad part of snowboarding is that it is only possible half of the year. So for those kids who want to progress and snowboard all year it is really difficult. Traveling half way around the world just to find snow can get pretty expensive. So how do you get better? Some people cross train with skateboarding, trampolining, and other things, but it just isn’t the same.

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High Cascade Snowboard Camp has made it possible to shred all year long! If you are looking for somewhere to improve your snowboarding skills than this is the place. It isn’t only a great snowboard camp, this place is an amazing summer camp as well. They offer all the skateboarding you need along with tons of other fun activities and a camp full of friends.

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How many times have you dreamed of not only riding with your favorite pro but getting tips from them as well? At High Cascade this dream is a reality. Through out the summer there are many different session you can attend to go and shred, and each one of these sessions are loaded with the worlds best pros. Ride the chair lift up with them and get pointers on the way down.

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So book your ticket to get out there and shred all summer long. Who knows even you could become a pro one day and have teh chance to teach groms how to snowboard all summer!

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Dealer Locator – Milo Sport

As Celtek has grown to be a world wide brand providing warm hands and stylish gloves to all types of riders, there are those core shops and people who have been supporting us from the beginning and it wouldn’t be possible to be where we are without them. So in the Dealer Locator we will be able to highlight the core ride shops around the world that help support our brand. They are the people we turn to for advice on their local mountain and area. So this is our way of giving back to them by showing all of you where to shop! These guys are our friends and know whats up!

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This shop has literally backed us since day 1. Milo Sport in Salt Lake was the very first retail store to carry Celtek. Everything about that shop is legendary from their team, the events they hold, all the way to the guys who work in shop. Milo is the ultimate ride shop for anyone who snowboards. Where else in the world can you walk in and hang out with legends and get advice from some of the best snowboarders in the world on what to get. They are the most down to earth guys and are all about supporting core brands! We want to thank them for being some of the raddest guys out there and always supporting Celtek. If you are ever in the Salt Lake area make sure to pop into Milo an make some friends, they will point you in the right direction. We wanted to ask them a few questions about what makes their  shop so special.

How long have you been carrying Celtek?  “Since day 1.”

What is the best selling Celtek Product in your store?   “Those things you put on your hands to keep them warm and dry.”

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Where are you guys located and how long have you been in business?   “We have been around since 1984″

How many store locations do you have?  “Salt Lake City, Orem, NorCal, and the interweb.”

If you had a shop hall of fame who would be the first inductee?  “Dimitri Milovich”

Who is the employee of the month, or who should we ask for advice when we walk into the shop?  “All of our staff is on point. Whomever is working will treat you right.”

5725-img17802Any shop events or contests coming up soon?   “Guthrie Skate Contest on July 24th and then the Pro Sale on September 5th.”

What would you consider to be the local mountain to your shop?  “Brighton or Snowbird, depends on who you ask…”

Who is your “best” team rider? why are they the best?  “I can’t answer this. All our team riders are the best.”

Snowboard on the Block

On September 12th this year Snowboard on the Block, the largest snowboard season kickoff, will be held in Denver. It will be the third annual event and we are sure that they will out do themselves again. You can expect live music, pro rail jam, skate demo, a large product sale, and not to mention new snowboard film premieres. Including Celtek’s new Bucket List series!

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The last few years Transworld Snowboarding have brought a show to Denver by hosting this event. They asked the event coordinator a few questions, “This fall, with help from our new event partner, including TransWorld SNOWboarding Magazine, we’re taking the Snowboard on the Block Festival to a whole new level,” said Adam Schmidt, Director of Event Experience, Sports & Entertainment, TEN: The Enthusiast Network.  “We stepped it up with an expanded and more diverse musical lineup and have confirmed some awesome new films to debut,” Schmidt continued.

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•Film premieres from the top production companies in snowboarding including Transworld Snowboarding, Absinthe Films, Videograss, Déjà Vu, Think Thank and SNOWBOARDER. Including Celtek’s New Bucket List Film Series.

•Musical performances from 15 acts on three outdoor stages- Complete list at blockfestival.com

•Pro rail jam on 25 tons of man-made snow

•Massive gear sale with discounts up to 75 percent

•Skate demo in the center of the festival

•Product giveaways all day long

•Food and drinks from many local vendors (21+ to drink).

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Tickets are on sale now so make sure to go and get yours while you still can!