Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mervin Made Tour!

On Friday October 17th The Cutting Edge crew was lucky enough to receive a special invite to take a trip to Boston to get together with Mervin Manufacturing and other shops from the east coast! The Mervin Made Tour was a three-stop nation wide tour that ended in the heart of Boston for the Down Town Throw Down! During the event Friday evening, owners Mike Olson and Peter Saari took the stage and gave us a complete history lesson from the start of Mervin Manufacturing. Mid-Day Saturday there was the Down Town Throw Down which was a snowboarding contest consisting of around 15 riders.
                If you are unfamiliar with Mervin, they are the creators of Lib Tech, GNU, and Roxy!
DTTD-Boston-Webcast


            Nearly 30 years ago based in Burien, WA,  Mike and Pete both quit college and began to work on their snowboard company, Gnu, building some of the first snowboards ever!  That year, they began to test out their “deeper side cut design” bringing a snow-style board that had a surf and skate feel. Four years later in 1988, Liberace Technologies and Mervin Manufacturing were being created. In 1990 Lib Tech’s boards were only being sold at core shops while Gnu was off the market. The next year Mike and Pete ended up re-buying the Gnu name. In April of 1995 Mervin opens the world’s most “environMENTAL” snowboard factory in Sequim, WA.
Fast-forward to today Mervin is holding strong and continues to make progression in the snowboard industry!




            The “environMENTAL” factory from the very beginning has always tried to be as environmentally conscious as possible with both the work environment and the materials and processes that they use!  Using non-petroleum based bio-plastics made from castor beans, no cancer-causing toxic automotive lacquer clearcoats, low VOC epoxy resin systems, basal fibers instead of the conventional fiberglass, renewable forest products for their cores and wood sawdust is recycled as a soil additive and scrap wood is donated as kindling!  Also Eco-sub printing is a water based ink sublimation graphics system to print all of their snowboard graphics!


In conclusion, we would like to thank Mike Olson, Peter Saari and the entire Mervin Manufacturing crew for the great night filled with food, drinks, and fun! Also a special thanks to Jamie Lynn, Forest Bailey, Kaitlyn Farrington, Barrett Christy, and everyone else! 
^Mike Olson Showing his first chairlift ride^

Cutting Edge Crew with Mike Olson and Jamie Lynn! 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Union Force Cosmos!

With the leafs falling and the chilly mornings snowboard season is on its way! Get yourself set up with a new pair of Union Force Cosmos! Check them out HERE!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Danny Kass's KASSMASTER Union Bindings!





Check out these EXTREMELY RARE (More rare than an un-cooked steak) Danny Kass's "KASSMASTER" Bindings from UNION BINDING COMPANY. But, Did you notice the box? It's actually a cooler to keep your "sodas" cold! we are one of the only shops onn the east coast to have these right now and once they are gone thats it! Don't sleep on these! 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

SNOWBOARD SALE!

We will be having a HUGE Columbus Day Weekend sale! Make sure you stop down or and don't forget to check out all of the details HERE

Friday, September 26, 2014

Jeremy Jones "Higher"

The 10-time Big Mountain Rider of The year Jeremy Jones has done it again. The last few years Jeremy has delivers some amazing riding in his movies, and this year will be no different! In 2010 "Deeper" was released and stunned the world of snowboarding, two years later in 2012 the sequel movie  "Further" premiered and again stunned the world with his big mountain riding. Two years later we are waiting on the final movie of the trilogy called "Higher" and by the looks of the trailer you are not going to want to miss this! We will be receiving a few copies of this movie along with a select number of the trilogy sets! Keep an eye out for this movie, in the mean time watch the trailers and enjoy! 


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WINTER is almost here!

With winter right around the corner take a second and check out the brand new 14/15 Never Summer Snowboards. These boards look awesome! Click HERE

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

2014-2015 Nike/Thirty-Two Boots!

Make sure you stop over on our Snowboard Boot Page to check out what we have received this far! Click HERE to take a look!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Six Questions With Kona Bikes Owner Jacob Heilbron!

Today we had the honor to have one of the owners of Kona Bikes in the shop!  Jake Heilbron stopped by as he was traveling through New England, making his way to Boston.  Jake let us know that Kona has been outpacing the industry which was no surprise to us as the Process series has been just killing it.  During the visit I was able to pull Jake aside for a couple minutes and ask him a few questions.


  • What would you say is the one thing that make Kona so special and/or different than other bike companies?
It has to be the people, there are many unique characters such as Paddy White and Dr. Dew!  
  • If you could ride a bike anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Anywhere that I am! I just enjoy riding my bike!
  • How many times a week do you get to ride your bike?
I ride everyday seeing how I commute to work on it, now that my kids are out of the house I will be able to finally ride on weekends too!
  • Who is the typical Kona customer?
The typical Kona customer is usually someone who thinks for themselves, also someone who is a unique rider who is looking to make their riding experience perfect! 
  • Are you happy with the size of Kona right now or are you still looking for growth?
If we wanted to be big when we started we could have! However we wanted to keep our brand in the specialty bike shops! Some people call  us "the little big, bike company"!
  • After a long ride, whats your favorite way to quench your thirst?
I would have to say an ice cold Molson Canadian!

Cheers to that Jake! Thanks for stopping by the shop! - Cutting Edge Crew!



Friday, August 22, 2014

COAL x DDC x USA KIT



Its official, Coal Headwear and Draplin Design Co. teamed up to produce a extremely limited edition USA Snap back hat, along with an iron on patch and field notes book! The Draplin Design Co.  have made a name for themselves by doing the work for many companies such as Coal Headwear, Union Binding Co., Nike, Burton Snowboards and many many more! 

We were lucky enough at the shop to get 4 of the Kits from Coal and DDC, we had numbers 206-209 out of 500. However before I could even post this one of them has already been sold! Don't miss out on this because one day you'll realize how cool this kit really is.



Thursday, August 14, 2014

It's That Time of Year Again!

Tax free week means that everyone is going back to school soon! With that being said we are going to be having a huge sale!