First Words

Transworld Snowboarding - - NEWS - OWENS

Transworld video #30, duets will be out this Novem­ber about the same time you’re read­ing this. To ac­com­pany it, there’s a full fea­ture start­ing on page 58 right here in this is­sue. With the video dead­line in hind­sight and the wrap­ping-up of this is­sue, I started re­flect­ing on what this brand has done over the past 35 years and how it’s been such an in­te­gral part of skate­board­ing his­tory. Long be­fore any of the cur­rent staff were here, TransWorld was pro­duc­ing some of the most iconic con­tent around and spread­ing the idea of skate­board­ing across the globe. And while the early days of the brand had some pretty em­bar­rass­ing mes­sages be­ing preached (if you know, you know), the sto­ries and pho­tog­ra­phy only got bet­ter with time and the best skaters in the world were reg­u­larly show­cased in­side its glossy pages. That drive to cre­ate a high-qual­ity print mag­a­zine would soon carry over into the ever-grow­ing world of video pro­duc­tion. And like the mag, the be­gin­ning of that video phase looked a lit­tle rough, but it was done with heart and soul. It was that pas­sion that turned the brand into the pin­na­cle of high-qual­ity video and print pro­duc­tion that would lead the way for years and years. And while mis­steps through the years will al­ways be un­avoid­able—for ev­ery brand in skate­board­ing—we’re very proud to carry on that tra­di­tion of qual­ity skate­board doc­u­men­ta­tion, al­ways made from the heart—by skaters for skaters. This mag­a­zine is a tes­ta­ment to that love. And this next full-length video, cre­ated by Joe Mon­teleone and James Buch­mann, is an­other in a long line of pas­sion projects this brand is known for. All we’ve ever wanted to do is show­case the best skate­board­ing we can to you guys, the fans, whether in the mag­a­zine or on video. We want it to be a chance to bring you closer to all of your fa­vorite skaters and the lives they live. We don’t love skate­board­ing more than you. We just love it as much as you. And we share that love when we make any­thing that we put out into the skate world. This mag­a­zine and this next video, along with ev­ery other plat­form we cre­ate con­tent on, is for you and we hope you con­tinue to take the ride with us as we keep charg­ing for­ward into the fu­ture. Let’s go.—JAIME

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