The Thursday News Flash: Danny Way, The Waaaambulance, Porn and Nike SB Drops

As we close in on the weekend we better start wrapping this here blog up so we can get out and skate tonight. Are you ready for your headlines today? Lots going down across our little slice of the world. Some skate, some wake, some plain weird and some new drops. Check it…

Danny Way Out of X Games
Danny Way is down and out of the X Games Big Air with another knee injury. Having more than one cadaver ACL slapped into your knee would be a sign it’s time to slow down for most but not D-Way, he keeps pushing it year after year. While Way says he won’t compete this year Bob Burnquist put it the best “With Danny you just never know.” That’s right if anybody cares to remember in 2005 Danny won X games Gold with a broken ankle. If there was ever a candidate to “just go for it” he would be at the top of our list. Bottom line is there will be no shortage of snowboard tricks gone right happening that day. However, odds are you won’t see the man who kick started the mega-ness get down. I’m sure you will find something to be entertained by though during Summer X. Photos Courtesy EXPN.com


Call Me a Waaambulance
Wakestock is going down in Toronto this weekend. Apparently wakeboarders feel they are getting the shaft from the mainstream with being excluded from the X Games, the Dew Action sports tour and other alleged mainstream competitions. While wakeboarding is challenging and no doubt takes a tremendous amount of athleticism lets be honest…you need to own a boat. That expensive, even snowboarding is cheaper than owning a boat! OK, enough complaining wakeboarders build your own scene. Build your own comps. Everybody is getting hosed these days.
Photos Courtesy the Toronto Star


I Got Your Page Turner Right Here
Former Big Brother editor, ‘Jackass’ Participant and all around flypaper for freaks Chris Nieratko is releasing a book on hard living and hard loving: Skinema. Taking on the tale of his own life Nieratko throws up over 150 porn titles but never gets into the celluloid side. Instead he throws out his blissful tales of booze, trim and times he really can’t remember. SFWeekly.com has the full length interview. I’m looking forward to the book and fully expect this to be a nice foray into F***ed-up-ville. Knowing what little I do about Nieratko from his Big Brother days I hope this picks up where James Frey lied his ass off. Click here to buy Skinema


Burton Summer Sale:

Yep, we here at SouthoftheNorth.com love good gear on the cheap. We love it even more when our riding pals get hooked up. So if you are in Vermont get ready to uh…. hook it up

What: Burton Snowboards’ 20th Annual Summer Sale
When: Friday, August 3 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 4 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 5 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Burton Snowboards
80 Industrial Parkway
Burlington, VT

A Gentleman’s Pack Please
Finally, Nothing says class like the new Nike SB Gentleman’s pack, dropping soon. Check your local Nike SB dealers …

Presenting the Old Spice Dunk and the Brut High. What no Hai Karate Zoom Team or Canoe Blazer?

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