So let me tell you about Tavik. I first discovered the brand about four or five years ago at a surf shop called Wave Riding Vehicles (WRV) in Virginia Beach. They put out an amazing boardshort that particular season that to this day I remember – cool pattern and they were cut a little slimmer and just ABOVE the knee, which at that point in time was a completely new fit for a boardie and definitely an out-there look for the slightly conservative east coast. read more at transworld.net
Ryan Thompson Seriously Needs Your Vote on his Video submitted to Qualify for the National “Gatorade Free Flow Finals” in Salt Lake City September 16th .
The past 3 years Ryan Thompson has qualified by winning 1st Place in the GFFT Tour, but this year needs a few minutes of your time to vote his video.
Instructions on how to vote:
Voting is done by writing a comment:
- Go to http://gatoradefreeflowtour.transworld.net/
- Read the list and locate Ryan’s Video labeled “GFFT Video Contest Ryan Thompson “
- Click on his video link “GFFT Video Contest Ryan Thompson”
- You can watch his video by clicking the play icon “arrow shape” when your mouse is in the middle of his video box.
- Type your Comment inside the box labeled “ Post a New Comment”
- Type your Name and Email address in the boxes located below the comments box labeled “NAME” and “EMAIL”
- Then click the “SUBMIT COMMENT” button to send the comment.
- In addition to the comment… it is possible to click the “Like This” thumbs up button below the video if you care to.
You are invited to the Pacific Festival OC Launch Party Weekend!
THE SOUNDS, STEVE AOKI, MIAMI HORROR, CHIDDY BANG, ALAN BRAXE, CLASSIXX, LIFELIKE AND DOZENS MORE!
This is a two-day premiere event showcasing over 30 of independent music’s best bands and artists performing across five sound areas, inside and outside of Triangle Square and Sutra Lounge in beautiful Costa Mesa, CA.
The Pacific Festival OC Launch Party Weekend will be a first class experience that will give all attendees a taste of what’s to come at the 2011 Pacific Festival OC. Pacific Festival OC Launch Party Weekend will transform Triangle Square into an upscale indoor-outdoor music experience with premium services and top-of-the-line production. Hosted by The Cobrasnake.
LAUNCH PARTY WEEKEND DATES:
Saturday, September 4, 2010 (11am-2am)
Sunday, September 5, 2010 (11am-9pm)
MIMOSA BRUNCH (11am – 2pm Saturday & Sunday):
Local flavor favorite Memphis Cafe is catering a one of a kind mimosa brunch experience at the Pacific Main Stage featuring live performances by musical acts from around the world.
VIP HOSTED BAR (11am – 10pm):
Hosted bars with complementary drinks is provided for all VIP attendees, who will have access to two private VIP locations: (1) connected to Triangle Square and (1) inside Sutra.
Purchase tickets ->: http://pacificfestival.com/tickets
Purchase tickets ->: http://pacificfestival.com/tickets
Erik Paulsen, President of TAVIK If you haven’t heard of TAVIK, you’ve slept past your alarm. Well, there’s no snooze button on this week’s Street Beat. Embodying the SoCal lifestyle with wild and crazy designs, TAVIK produces men’s clothing as well as women’s swimwear.
It all started back in 2004, when Erik Paulsen took his creative vision and successfully executed it. 6 years later, TAVIK is running stronger than ever and running the ship from a new, larger HQ (more like a yacht) in Costa Mesa, CA. I caught up with Erik and asked about TAVIK’s latest collection (quite possibly its best) – Fall 2010. Enjoy!
BNQT – FIRST OFF, HOW DID THE NAME TAVIK COME ABOUT?
Erik – TAVIK is an iconic Southern California lifestyle brand that exploded out of a fusion of surf and street. TAVIK differentiates itself with loud, ‘out there’ designs that scream to individuals and empower them to define themselves. Its distinct style coupled with clean, contemporary lines produces a brand that goes beyond trends and fosters originality. TAVIK is more than apparel – it is a radical lifestyle movement in itself. Led by people who pump up the volume every chance they get, TAVIK advocates a dynamic lifestyle. Meet TAVIK – music and motion.
BNQT – WHAT CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE WITH THE FALL 2010 TAVIK COLLECTION? ANY CERTAIN THEMES?
Erik – The TAVIK Fall 2010 collection includes lightweight knits, premium knit tees, extended tee collection (including John Wayne Tees), and a solid selection of boardies and tanks (as they have been selling like crazy).
Fall 2010 Theme: 90′s Streetwear, but slimmer bottoms. Always offering sarcastic tees.
Fall 2010 Color scheme: Street life in the 90′s bring the mix of pop primary colors with dark color schemes. Think red, purple and blue meeting black, white and grey. Some hints of TAVIK’s electric blues and greens remain in a few skus.
BNQT – I’M GLAD YOU JUST MENTIONED “THE DUKE.” CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE JOHN WAYNE x TAVIK COLLECTION – I’VE HEARD IT’S BEEN SELLING LIKE CRAZY?
Erik – This is a killer collaboration! We had the authentic idea to make a few pieces with gun holsters. And who better than legendary John Wayne? Given John Wayne lived in Newport Beach and was such a waterman, it made sense for us to work with them. Matt Swift, partner at TAVIK, set up a meeting with Ethan Wayne. Ethan is the son of John Wayne and an awesome guy. He lives locally and kiteboards all the time. We showed him our concepts and our roll out plan for 2009. He thought it was a great idea! In 2009 we offered products in a limited run. Since then, it has taken off. We cannot even keep John Wayne Tees and Boardies in stock. For Fall 2010 we continue the collaboration, due to popular demand.
BNQT – YOU GUYS RECENTLY TOOK PART IN THE DOWNTOWN DISNEY EVENT AND HAD A LIVE ART INSTALLATION. HOW DID THINGS GO?
Erik – It was a different type of event for us (outside our normal music festival and skate/surf events). Downtown Disney is a retail area in Anaheim that is packed all day, everyday with people from all over the world. It was great exposure for our brand and introduced TAVIK to an untapped market. Overall, great event! TAVIK artist, Tysen Sybesma, performed live art for the crowds. They loved it. His loud, street-style artwork engaged the crowds.
BNQT – I’VE SEEN TAVIK GEAR ON A NUMBER OF BIG NAME MUSIC ACTS LIKE SHINY TOY GUNS AND IGLU & HARTLY. WHAT OTHER BANDS DOES TAVIK WORK WITH?
Erik – We work with a lot of musicians. Our brand has always had deep roots in the electronic, industrial rock and indie music scene. It is a huge make up of our brand.
Bands/DJs we work with today include:
-Le Castle Vania
-The Sounds (Playing at PACIFIC FESTIVAL Launch Party Sept 4th at Triangle Square, Costa Mesa).
Ryan Birtcher executes TAVIK s events and heads up TAVIK’s Sights and Sounds Division. He has done an insane job with music. TAVIK is involved with some insane events and festivals for 2011. Stay tuned on TAVIK.com for more details.
BNQT – I REALLY DIG THE RORY DIP DYE TEE. WHAT KIND OF TREATMENT GOES INTO PRODUCING THIS SHIRT?
Erik – It is a custom tee that we do overseas. It is hand dipped into dye, hence the name dip dye on both ends. Killer shirt. It is available to buy now, to find your local retailer go to Tavik.com/dealers. And we will have a few different color combos coming out for Summer 2011! Keep an eye out next year!
BNQT ANY LAST WORDS?
Erik – Get Weird.
To read more Interviews like this visit http://www.bnqt.com/
TAVIK loves summer and is raffling away a FREE Rogue Stand Up Paddleboard. From now until August 31st at 11:59pm, ENTER to win a FREE Tesoro Series SUP board (10’6″ x 31″ x 4.25″)! Just fill out the form below to participate and we’ll announce the winner on TAVIK.com on Wednesday, September 1st.
**Secret Tip** Click HERE to ‘like’ TAVIK on Facebook and you will get an additional entry in the raffle!
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Tens of skaters and families came up to Ryan after the event and congratulated him and expressed their dismay at the outcome… they believing, as most did, that Ryan Thompson clearly dominated. Know that Ryan was pumped at his own performance. Know that he beat out 57 other Open Division Contestants 21yrs old and younger!!!
“Ryan Thompson took 2nd place in a very tight decision. This guy has a big bag of tricks, and used them all in the finals. A few tricks were crook pop-over, nollie smith on the 4 stair hubba, front lip the 4 stair rail, crook to feeble on the flat rail, and a nollie flip on the 4. ” read more at allisports
This is the moment we look forward to each and every year at Hometown Heroes: The Finals. It was our seventh year of the tour and our second year wrapping it at X Games.
The final ten warmed up right after Men’s Street went down. Dave Duncan and Shak got on the mic and announced 5 dudes to skate in the first of two heats. One by one, they took 1-minute intro runs, then two 12-minute jam sessions went down back to back.
Judging must have been a rough task because no one knew for sure who was going to win. The battle came down to Ke’Chaud Johnson and Julian Christianson, both previous HH Finals winners.