Wednesday, December 26, 2007

This week in The B.O.S.S. Report

THE B.O.S.S. REPORT. KNOW MORE. NOW.

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TOP STORIES:
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o Polycarbonate water bottle debate heats up...
o Outdoor Footwear sales see impact from late
start to winter...
o Rock Creek Outfitters gets a new name...
o SIA: Snow sports sales decline in early season...
o Other Stories include One Percent for the Planet,
REI Wolverine World Wide, Gregory Mountain Products,
Decker's, SIA and many more...

Monday, December 17, 2007

Is Global Warming Real?


It looks like most of the Presidential contenders think so. In interviews to be broadcast this evening on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, all of the leading presidential contenders, except for Sen. Fred Thompson, acknowledge that global warming is happening. Each responded to the question, "Is the global warming threat overblown?" Only Sen. Fred Thompson and Gov. Mike Huckabee express any doubts about the overwhelming scientific consensus that global warming is real, is happening, and is a result of human activity.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

This Week in The B.O.S.S. Report

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THE B.O.S.S. REPORT. KNOW MORE. NOW.

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TOP STORIES:
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o Confluence appoints new CEO...
o U.S. Forest Service launches conservation strategy...
o Gander Mountain Q3 slips into red on weather woes...
o Gander Mountain acquires Overtons...
o OR Winter Market creates new layout for 2008...
o MEC pulls polycarbonate plastic off shelves...
o Chaco moves U.S. manufacturing to China...
o American Rec parent company sees turnaround by 2008...
o The Walking Co. Thanksgiving comps jump 20%...
o SIA ramps up sustainability at SIA.08...
o Zumiez comps rise in the mid-singles in November...
o BOSS goes One-on-One with Columbia's Gert Boyle...
o Other Stories include Mountain Equipment Co-op,
180s, Billabong, SmartWool, Thule, Solstice Outdoor,
The Climbing Wall Association and many more...

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Finally an energy drink that does it all...

At least they're not making unrealistic claims...

Burton's Poach Story



Burton is pushing some buttons with the recent launch of its Poach story on Burton.com. (See above video). Burton is encouraging people to send in videos of themselves snowboarding at one of the four major North American ski resorts that still do not allow snowboarding.

In an e-mailed letter, Jake Burton points out that "Two of the four resorts operate on federal forest land, which makes this issue even more frustrating since the taxes of many snowboarders help finance these resorts."

He adds, "I'm confident that if these four resorts outlawed skiing tomorrow, there would be a protest long before 20 years passed, and rightfully so. I want to add that we have been careful not to break any laws, nor to encourage anyone to break any laws..."

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Action Sport Legend's Final Fall

If action sports has anything to do with showmanship, airborne stunts and the threat of broken bones, Evel Knievel clearly paved a path for many of its future stars. He died last week at the age of 69. When he retired in 1980, he told reporters that he was “nothing but scar tissue and surgical steel.”

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