Friday, January 9, 2009
Posted by Tim Bean at 12:52 PM
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
OK so I have to admit it, I love collecting passes from events that I go to. It is my way of cataloging all the stuff I have been to in my life. I am going to start to post some of the passes I have kept for nothing more than my own amusement.
Red Bull Fuel and Fury, 2005 - Chris Burandt won this event. Old Pabst Blue Ribbon plant in Milwaukee. Cool ass event. Cyndy and I found out that we were having Hannah a few weeks after this event.......hmmmmm.
A total classic. Three Drunk Guys Productions premier of Input, a film by my bro Craig Mearns. I actually produced these so not really that cool. Other than the fact that I was in the film.
Formula D Soldier Field - we supported and filmed these guys way before drifting got huge then Ryan Sage and his crew decided that we were not "big" enough to film there anymore and G4 (A video game network?) gets the exclusive rights to film. Once again, put aside for the almight dollar.
Posted by Tim Bean at 4:00 PM
So there was supposed to be this huge fight in Vegas, I think it was like 97 or something. Shaun Palmer and Simon Woodstock both had this "clown" thing going on and I think it went like this. They both showed up at a skate park with clown gear on and someone said "one clown must go down" or some shit like that. Anyway people got the idea that they should box for publicity in Vegas at the snowboard trade show. The fight got more hype than anyone could have imagined and I had dealers changing flight plans just to be there for the fight. Then we're in Vegas and Jurg Kunz - the owner of Palmer, yes someone else actually owned Palmer what a shock - Jurg shows up and is like Palmers hand is all busted up from punching some mexican dude who was messing with his box van in his front yard. Now he can't fight. So now Vans is pissed because they have a shit ton of money into it, Shaun is pretty much over all the hype and BS of this so ling story short they get Mike Muir from Suicidal Tendencies to step in for Shaun. Mike gets his ass handed to him because Simon has been training with a welter weight champ of something for like 3 months but it was fun none the less. We had VIPS and it was a good party.
Classic Shaun Palmer style - fuck everyone else and do what he wants to do.
Posted by Tim Bean at 3:54 PM
So I am going to try and get a bunch of stuff on my blog here about some old school snowboard shit. Here is a good first run. I scanned in the catalogs from the first company I used to rep for Famly Snowboards - yes I know it is spelled wrong, that was cool back then - Geoff Falzone was the owner and a first class dude. Still lives in So Cal and owns an off road truck fab and race team called Giant Motorsports, look him up for all your needs.
First Year Catalog was pretty simple
Outside Cover and here is what was inside. I still have the 136 Model and would kill for a 147 Citrus board. I know who has one but he won't give it up.
The next year it got way bigger - for us at least. Multi page, multi color but originators in the ultra clean department. These boards never made it to full production unfortunately and Geoff folded up the operation. Before he did I left for Palmer Snowboards that year - first year for Palmer - and worked with Bob Klein who is the man today.
Check out the catalog from 1996-1997
Posted by Tim Bean at 3:18 PM