Dec
04

Roxy Spirit Shines Through – Kjersti at Ms. Superpark

Roxy Snow Team rider Kjersti Buaas may be a seasoned pro but her passion for riding is as fresh as the tracks she carves. The key lies in balancing playfulness and determination when busting big airs and landing tricks. Join her at Ms. Superpark for a glimpse of her cool take on snowboarding and life! Dare yourself to be yourself! #ROXYsnow

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Sep
17

Take The Mountain By Storm! #ROXYsnow is officially here

Aimee Fuller #ROXYsnow

Winter is back at Roxy.com!  Take the mountain by storm.  See the possibilities. Share the stoke with friends. And have the most fun, wherever the ride takes you. Head over to the new snow site for fresh photos, videos, and snow season must-haves. Curate your winter kit with our new outfit selector tool. Share in the Roxy snow conversation and be featured on our snow site by tagging your own snowy adventure photos on Instagram #ROXYsnow

New Zealand #ROXYsnowNew Zealand #ROXYsnowCorinne Pasela #ROXYsnowStories straight from the chairlift #ROXYsnow Torah Bright #ROXYsnowNew snowboards #ROXYsnow #ROXYsnow

Apr
30

Surf To Snow: Episode 2 How To Be Naturally Beautiful using Olay Fresh Effects!


Roxy girls are naturally beautiful. Here’s how Kelia Moniz and Bruna Schmitz stay fresh all day and at the beach using their Olay Fresh Effects! Enjoy the episode and get tweeting for a chance to win today’s #SurfToSnow giveaway!

One lucky winner will get this Olay gift pack plus a $200 Roxy gift card to get bikinis, sunnies, and whatever else you need to meet the waves.

Here’s how to enter (today only!):

RT for a chance to #win the #SurfToSnow @FreshEffects #giveaway today! Watch the 2nd episode http://bit.ly/13Jbh8D http://bit.ly/Zy4m1N

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Jan
14

Kicking off the 2014 Winter Olympic ride

This past weekend kicked off the contest road to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia with the World Cup/Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, and Roxy girls came out with guns blazing, earning gold, silver and bronze medals in various events.
Torah Bright is back on top! With smooth big airs and stylish technical tricks Torah nabbed her first Gold medal halfpipe finish since her 2010 Olympic win.
Kjersti Buaas used her veteran know-how to navigate the slopestyle course in blustery conditions and took home the silver medal.


Our newest team members, skiers Dara Howell and Brita Sigourney both rode their way to the top of the podium. Dara’s massive spins earned her a 2nd place finish in the Women’s Skiing Slopestyle, while Brita’s skills in the pipe earned her a 3rd place finish in Women’s Skiing Halfpipe.

Congrats to all of the team, you continually inspire and impress us. Best of luck on the contest road ahead, we’ll be behind you all the way!

Nov
04

Catalog Countdown: National Forest

The Winter catalog makes its online debut tomorrow and in grand anticipation we’re pulling back the curtains to give our readers some insight into the collaborative graphic genius behind our 2012/13 Roxy snowboards.

As much as we’d like to say they’re just really cool boards (because they are), there’s a whole lot more heart, thought, tech and creative energy that goes into the boards that are ecologically handcrafted in the USA at the Mervin Factory in Sequim, WA. Today we’re giving you a brief glimpse into the collaboration between Roxy’s own designer Yuhei K., Kyre M., Roxy team riders (including Kjersti Buaas pictured below), and Thomas Sullivan and the rest of the design crew from the LA based design firm National Forest.

We caught up with National Forest and asked them all the tough questions.

As an artist, how important do you think a board’s graphic is, and why?
National Forest: A great graphic can be very important. Snowboarding is about expression, having fun, and feeling great. Being stoked about the look of your whip is a good step in the right direction.

NF designed the 12/13 Roxy snowboard line, can you briefly walk us through the process?
National Forest: Sure thing. The process begins with a lot of “What if we did this?” conversations. We dig up favorite books, posters, pop culture references, old photos, etc., and pool them together for a big mind- -meld of intuitive concepting. We formulate abstract ideas and begin drawing, setting type, or designing with the conversations, references, and specific snowboards in mind. In the beginning we make intuitive marks; then we step back and ask ourselves, “Where is this going? Is this new? Is it good?” We’ve found that this is the best path to create a new vibe that we know we want but can’t quite describe. Our rule of thumb is if we’re uncomfortable with an image it’s good because it’s new and uncharted. As the images take form we meet with Roxy and the snowboarding team, via our friends at Mervin to discuss the progress and invite them to add their contributions to the pool of ideas. We collectively decide which creative paths to follow and then fine- – tune the images. We tweak and refine until the pictures are done and ready to send off to the factory. We all meet at Mervin HQ, located in Sequim, WA (near Seattle), for one final multi-day press check followed by high-fives and beers.

Where do you get your inspiration for the graphics? Do the Roxy team riders contribute inspiration?
National Forest: It is important that each design has a heartfelt expression at its core. We think this level of sharing, risky as it may be, is what allows visuals to resonate deeply and communicate with other folks. These expressions come from the Roxy team, outside artists, or our personal experiences.

Do you think a good board graphic can make you ride better or make your day better, and why?
National Forest: Yes ma’am! I’m stoked on my current set-up and as lame as it may sound, when I feel cool, I ride cool. If you roll to the disco knowing your steez is just right you’re going to strut like a king, look girls straight in the eye, and crush it on the dance floor. The same goes for a day on the mountain.

NF works on a lot of very impressive, national and international campaigns for big brands, are there any similarities in how you approach a national campaign and how you approach designing a snowboard line?
National Forest: There sure are. We work on a lot of self-initiated projects and, as you mention, some big global ones. With all of our projects, big and small, we try to share the same message: “It’s important to experience and share joy, it is important to find time to be in the present, and we can collectively create a ‘cool’ that everyone is invited to enjoy.” We find the message important to remember in our personal lives and are excited when we can help steer big companies (Roxy included) to spread the word.

A few of the 2012/13 designs feature work from prominent artists, can you tell us a little bit about the artists and why you chose them?
National Forest: Sure. There are three contributing artists who collaborated with NF on the 2012/13 line. Two of the artists, Imants Tillers and Michael Nelson Jagamara, are friends of Torah Bright, a shredder on the Roxy Snow team. Torah suggested the two collaborate to create the key image for her signature Eminence C2 BTX board. Thomas, one of the crew here at NF, suggested we reach out to Theo Altenberg for a collaboration on the Banana Smoothie. Theo is a great German contemporary artist who has been making amazing work since the ’70s. He’s also a cool-ass dude.

Do you have a favorite board from the 2012/13 collection and why?
National Forest: I dig the Inspire. I like the simple irony of a rainforest jungle scene with rainbows and tropical birds slashing through the snow. It’s a silly notion but I appreciate the gag. Can you get me one in a men’s 162 wide?

Have any of National Forest’s employees ridden a Roxy snowboard?
National Forest: Not yet. But I’m happy to say we have a new shredder with us who will surely be taking some turns on a Roxy whip come first snow.

Missed our last two countdown posts? Sneak a peek at the catalog press check and get your winter wardrobe fix with the girls from Peepshow Films.