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Feliz de Friday Flux Fans!  It is the last day of September and we are officially falling into Fall–the season between summer livin and winter wonderland– the season of waiting.  Autumn is the time to amp up, gear up, and start seriously thinking about snowboarding.

Flux riders Erik Leon and Ian Sams took a trip last season from Crestline, CA to Stevens Pass, WA and back— known only as Van Delirium.  It was wild…it was trippy…and I wouldn’t expect anything less from these guys.  They are awesome.  On the Van Delirium, they contemplated– “Why do we snowboard? Why do we care why we snowboard? If we care about why we snowboard, then are we really focusing on what matters most? What does matter the most? Why wouldn’t we just go snowboarding for the sake of snowboarding?”

So, for the sake of snowboarding… this is episode 1 of their trip :

Didn’t we say these guys are awesome?  So awesome that Ian won $25,000 in the SME video contest that was announced at Hot Dawgs last weekend!!  A big congrats goes out to him– he will be livin cheesy this winter! Check out the video that got him the win by CLICKING HERE!

Besides winning more cash than the actual winners of the contest– Ian laid down some gnarly tricks at Hot Dawgs.  The weather was perfect, the set up was huge, and Flux riders were killing it.  If you didn’t make it, the event was very well documented.  Snowboarder Magazine and Transworld Snowboard Magazine all captured the moment well, while we got some sweet shots of our Flux team.  Stay tuned for the video–coming soon.

Yuma Abe and Kataro Kamimura flew out from Japan just for Hot Dawgs—Why weren’t you there?

Jaeger Bailey was head over heels about his first ever Hot Dawgs experience….

So was Cody Boan…..  Newly rockin the RK30s.

Chris Brewster came all the way from Alaska and showed us some tricks that made his “Ammo” part especially epic.

Scotty Vine, Scotty Vine… always a good time…


On the otherside of the globe, the YES crew premiered their movie in Chile and Jake Koia premiered “Given’s, ‘One.'”  in his hometown of Queenstown.  The movies was just as good there as it was here… but they were in a these rad places and  just had more Red Bulls. Looks like it got wild.  Check out Jake’s Blog and this wrap up video….





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It’s Friday! We made it through the week!! 

Here are some clips from some of our Flux team to start off your weekend  Fluxing Fantastically!

If you are in SoCal, Laguna is the place to be this weekend!  Tonight, ‘Givin’ presents “One,” starring Flux riders Cody Rosenthal and Jake Koia at Regency Laguna, South Coast Cinema. Take a look at the teaser and check the poster for a premier in your neck of the woods.  It looks like it is going to be rad.



Jake Koia shows us around his motherland, Queenstown, New Zealand, in this video put out by Red Bull.  He is rockin the new DMCC-lights.  Maybe that’s why he is flying so high.  CLICK HERE to see the video.


Not only does Zac Marben get creative on the snow, he gets artsy on canvas too.  This Saturday Zac is  holding his own art show!  If his art is as good as his other skills, you won’t want to miss this.

Zac also just got an invitation to the Burton Rail Days, set to be held in the middle of the busy streets of Tokyo on November 19th.   That gives you plenty of time to get your passport and a ticket overseas—right? Just throwing it out there…


If city riding isn’t your style, you should check out JP Solberg in Twe12ve.   This is the kind of snow that we could only slash in our wildest dreams.  He really is doing it big.  Check out the teaser for a taste of what the whole Absinthe movie is about.


Chris Brewster takes some shots in Ammo— an all am video that is more than worth seeing.

Check out this intro of some smashes and thrashes and go pick it up in your local shop.


After residing in the Hood all summer, the lovely Madison Blackley stopped by the Snowboarder Magazine office to do a guestbook interview.  Click here to see what she has to say.

Were excited to see more from Madi this coming season.


Ryan Tarbell and Chad Tarbell tear up the streets of Big Bear.  Literally.  From porches to balconies, they take on the irregular and make it irresistible. It must be in their blood.

Please don’t try this at home.


Do you need the definition of swaggg surfin?? No need to urban dictionary that…just check this video of Erik Leon in his SR15’s.

Flux rider Ian Sams also tears it up in this Hood edit.

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What a tease….

It’s teaser season! The time of the year that we all get to wait and watch.

The Bataleon team took on Hood this summer. YEAH for it!
CLICK HERE to see Flux riders Kyle Loppicolo, Jaeger Bailey, Mitch Brown and Madison Blackley get their summer shred on. Here is one of the last edits from Hood–featuring Kyle, Jaeger and Matty Mo….

Geoff Brown is featured in the film NeuuLife, dropping free online November 1st.
CLICK HERE to see the teaser!

If you haven’t caught a premier of JP Solberg in Absinthe’s, “12,” it is defiantly worth checking out to see some big mountain slashing.
CLICK HERE for info on how to get it!

Jake Koia and Cody Rosenthal are featured in “One” presented by “Given”.
Check out the teaser….

If you are in sunny SoCal, go check out the full video……..

Flux lady rippers Bryn Valika, June Bhongjan, Raelynd Tarnove, and Madison Blackley have been filming with Peepshow to make the all female video “Winter Wars!” These girls are true boss ladies.
See the ladies in action here….www.peepshowfilms.com/
Check out this video of their session at High Cascade, Mt. Hood–

For Information on all of our awesome Flux riders, stay tuned on our blog.
Also, check them out on our team page on the FLUX website!

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Jake Koia covers the cover….

Jake Koia rips up the cover of New Zealands’ Snowboarder Magazine this month.
Congrats on getting this awesome shot!
Jake has been living it up—puffin Cubans in the Mexico sun then slashin the snow at the Heli Challenge in Wanaka! You can follow up on Jake Koia’s blog and see more of his amazing shots by going to his website, www.jakekoia.com or by CLICKING HERE!

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YES! It’s a movie….

JP Solberg has been adventuring the world with the YES crew filming their new movie.
Check out the teaser and the video of JP’s boat trip in Norway.
From jumping ships to hips….JP is doin it.
Ever wonder what tunes are flowing through the ears of pros while they ride?
Check out JP’s top 10 playlist in ONBOARD Magazine’s ear candy segment by CLICKING HERE!
Flux rider Jake Koia will also be featured in this film shredding the snow in Whistler.
From the looks of this trailer, you wont want to miss it.

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Jake Koia—>Get it!

Flux rider Jake Koia updated his website and while I was browsing his page I found a sweeeeeet Bear edit and this teaser for a film Jakes been working on all season! The riding is rad..as expected, but what I really liked about it is the vibin jams they used for this teaser! Check it out and CLICK HERE to see Jake Koia’s new website!

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Jake Koia takes 1st at the Billabong Bro Down

Congratulations go out to Jake Koia!!
He just won 1st place at the Billabong Bro Down in Wanaka, New Zealand with a clean frontside 1080 melon.

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Jake Koia and Team Oakley win the Dew Hut Jam 2010

The Dew Hut was centre stage of the slopestyle snowboard course where the top riders in the Southern Hemisphere went for broke in a bid to win part of the $19,000 cash prize purse. The Dew Hut Jam is the richest freestyle snowboarding contest in the country and is a 3-star event on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour. A crowd of thousands braved the inclement weather to watch Team Oakley’s Stef Zeestraten (Wanaka) and Jake Koia (Queenstown) beat some tough competition to win the event, displaying consistently skilled riding, despite the difficult conditions.

Jake Koia and Stef Zeestraten take top place for Team Oakley at the Dew Hut Jam in Mt Buller, Australia.
Jake was awarded $6,000 and a wooden arrow.

“Wait, is that $6000 US dollars or AU dollars??”

Here’s a video re-cap.

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YES in El Salvador

The YES family travels down to El Salvador for their annual summer sales meeting. Can you say JEALOUS??
As the geniuses they are, they decide to document this trip for the new film they are producing called “YES. it’s a movie”.  They are joined by fellow family members DCP, JP Solberg, Romain DeMarchi, Tadashi Fuse, Madison Ellsworth, Mikey Pedersen, Benji Ritchie and Jake Koia.

The surf looks good out there!

Part 1

Part 2

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Jake Koia on the cover of 2 mags

Jake Koia nabs the front covers of Aus/NZ Snowboarding and Transfer.

Congratulations Jake!

Oh, and check out those guest editors…YES!

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