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Hana Beaman Natural Selection Tour Recap

We recently sat down with Natural Selection Tour finalist, Hana Beaman, to talk about her experience on the first year of the NST and what was going on inside her head during the finals at Tordrillo, AK. Thank you Travis Rice, the NST, Hana and all the riders for putting your vision and riding on display for us all to enjoy. Interview conducted on 4/9/2021by 686 Team Manager Patrick McCarthy 1 week before finals day. All photos by Erik Hoffman (@erikhoffmanphoto) Patrick McCarthy: What was your favorite take away from competing in the NST? Hana Beaman: I really enjoyed the crew we had. It was awesome to get to hang out during the week and see how differently people would ride...

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Welcome to the Family Lonnie.

Lonnie Kosuko Kauk is not your typical climber. His roots run deep as an Ahwahnechee descendent in the Yosemite Valley, the son of a professional climber and a product of Mammoth Mountain Unbound Main Park jump line. Lonnie's unique influences have informed a unique vision that we are proud to align with.  His transition through the snowboard park, into the backcountry and then onto rock mirrors the journey of 686. After over a year of product testing and adventuring together, we are proud to formally welcome Lonnie to the 686 family. In conjunction with this announcement, we have celebrated the partnership with a limited-edition colorway of our Everywhere Pant. This collaboration unveils an oversized version of Lonnie’s new Magic Line logo on an otherwise all black silhouette. The 10-pocket stretch pant is limited to 100 units and comes...

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100 Boardslides

A conversation with Stephon "Sterph" Deifer. All Imagery by Chip Proulx (@chipproulx)   I met Sterph six or seven years ago. He had this super raw, completely unperfected, yet perfect style and his seemingly off-the-cuff trick selection and mile wide smile caught my eye immediately. We put Sterph on flow right on the spot and over the years anytime we would pass through CO we would always be sure to invite to throw the invite out there to hang. For most riders, their personal priorities usually come first and invites are in great parts dismissed as they have other plans that take precedence from hanging out with a bunch of office-legged shredders. But I don’t think Sterph ever didn’t come through...

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Design your own 686 Waterproof Hoody

  Now is your chance to DESIGN THE NEXT 686 WATERPROOF HOODY. This is an open call to Designers, Artists, Photographers and Creative Minds to create their very own graphic, print, and/or color way of the waterproof hoody. One winning design will be selected by the 686 team of male and female athletes to be featured in the next 686 Waterproof Hoody Collection.  The winner will receive $500 cash, your own custom Waterproof Hoody in your size and design and your design will be turned into an actual production design. SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS CONTEST HOVE NOW BEEN CLOSED. STAY TUNED TO SEE THE WINNING DESIGN SELECTED BY THE 686 TEAM. This contest will remain open, and entries will be received through 11:59 PST on 2/26/2021. ...

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Hana Beaman | The Bomb Hole Podcast Ep. 43

Two of our favorites sat down at Grendeisel's garage in SLC recently. Kick your feet up and enjoy the conversation. Hana Beaman sits down with Chris Grenier and E Stone for this week's episode of the Bomb Hole Podcast. Listen as Hana talks backcountry karaoke, the Wu Tang business model, winning 3 X-games medals, playing Monopoly with $25,000 cash, winning the US Open, the Natural Selection Tour and much more. "From her early days rolling with Danny Kass and the legendary Grenade crew to her plans this season consisting of enjoying long days in the backcountry on her snowmobile with her karaoke mike in hand welcome to the world of Hana Beaman on this weeks episode of The Bomb Hole!" FEATURED SPEAKERS...

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